HD video (13:19 min)
The animated severed heads keep bouncing down the stairs over and over again. Counting 1 and 2 are synchronized with the video piece Ribbons in the adjacent rooms, acting – according to the artist – like a “metronome” or aesthetic primer for the main work in the other rooms. Ed Atkins regards the loop as a signature mode of contemporary presentation.
Another work by Atkins is also featured in the show: Ribbons
Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen
Born in the UK in 1982
Based in Berlin