A Primer for Cadavers

English | April 24, 2018 | ISBN: 1910695211 | EPUB | 480 pages | 18.6 MB
Author: Ed Atkins

One of the most widely celebrated artists of his generation, Ed Atkins makes videos, draws, and writes, developing a complex and deeply figured discourse around definition, wherein the impossibilities for sufficient representations of the physical, specifically corporeal, world В- from computer generated imagery to bathetic poetry В- are hysterically rehearsed.

A Primer for Cadavers, a startlingly original first collection, brings together a selection of his texts from 2010 to 2016. В’Part prose-poetry, part theatrical direction, part script-work, part dream-work,В’ writes Joe Luna in his afterword, В’AtkinsВ’ texts present something as fantastic and commonplace as the record of a creation, the diary of a writer glued to the screen of their own production, an elegiac, erotic Frankenstein for the twenty-first century.В’

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