Ed Atkins b. 1982
Material Witness OR A Liquid Cop (2012)
A computer-generated figure sits in a television studio and invokes a-histories and immaterial indices; thick, warm surfaces and dramatic lighting states; a neural network and those eternal celestial bodies; a final broadcast and some overt tattoos; a map of its being and the space where the crime occurred…
Material Witness OR A Liquid Cop was the pilot for a series of interviews with a witness to a crime, conducted as they, along with the crime, materialise and take shape.
-THE JERWOOD/FILM AND VIDEO UMBRELLA AWARDS