Zoe Leonard: Survey begins directly with Leonard’s images. Devoid of preface or foreword as guidance, the viewer must grapple with the unassuming yet assertive images, driven by their capacity to look.
In his works, image and text are so deeply intertwined with one another that they nearly operate as one. A Primer for Cadavers, Atkin’s first collection of writing, is devoid of the visual immersion accustom to his work.
The six chapter anthology attempts to apply this approach to a survey of the digital in global culture. Each of the key words in this problem are resoundingly relevant in the notion of the digital, a word associated with duplication, with loss and losslessness of information, multiplicity of images, and communication.
Compiled and edited by art historian Kirsi Peltomäki, this collection engages with the notion of a record, illuminating the varying roles of the artist, archive, and editor in shaping an artists narrative