KUB Billboards 2019
The billboards on Bregenzer Seestraße, the busiest street in the city, are an integral part of Kunsthaus Bregenz program. In 2019 they will return to their original form and extend each exhibition in Kunsthaus Bregenz into public space.
On the six KUB billboards Ed Atkins presents a selection of flat-pack patterns for several key objects from his computer animated videos. Stretched out like paintings or sheets of flayed skin, these huge image files make up the surface, variously, of a computer generated brain, a peasant’s boot, a soiled shirt, a severed ear, a roast turkey, and the bloody interior of an eye. These images deconstruct the unreality of Atkins’ videos, displaying a strange, sterile constitution to his computer generated 3D world, in forensic, painterly detail.
In Atkins’ video works these figures tell scary, prophetic stories not only about our present; they allow the future to happen even now in Kunsthaus Bregenz.