Ed Atkins reciting in front of a microphone, wearing black clothes and with shaved head

Ed AtkinsEpitaphHolland Festival 2023

Ed Atkins, copyright Kiasma 
Ed AtkinsEpitaphHolland Festival 202318 Jun. 2023

The Hartwig Art Foundation and the Holland Festival present Epitaph by Ed Atkins. Epitaph shows Atkins’ attempt at an adequate recitation of the poem The Morning Roundup (1971) from the New York author Gilbert Sorrentino with singing and histrionics throughout. The performance is given a new title for every iteration.



The worm

During the Holland Festival 2023, the installation The worm (2021) by Ed Atkins will be exhibited in one of the former courtrooms of the Parnassusweg 220, Amsterdam. 


Concept: Ed Atkins. This performance is made possible by the Holland Festival & the Hartwig Art Foundation.

Ed Atkins (UK, lives in Copenhagen) is best known for his video art and poetry. Over the past decade, he has created a complex body of work that considers the relationship between the corporeal and the digital, the ordinary and the uncanny, through high-definition computer-generated (CG) animations, theatrical environments, drawings, elliptical writings, and syncopated sound montages. In recent years, he has presented solo exhibitions at the New Museum, New York; Kunsthaus Bregenz; Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin; K21 Dusseldorf; Castello di Rivoli in Turin; Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam; Serpentine Gallery in London, Kunsthalle Zürich, and MoMA PS1 in New York, among others.