Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater
In Ed Atkins’s 2013 video, Warm, Warm, Warm Spring Mouths, a disembodied male protagonist reads “The Morning Roundup,” a poem by Gilbert Sorrentino (1929–2006), while his setting changes around him, transitioning separately from the content of the text. Created using computer-generated animation and motion-capture software, Atkins video is at once uncannily lifelike and recognizably artificial.
Ed Atkins (b. 1982, Oxford, UK), Warm, Warm, Warm Spring Mouths, 2013. High-definition video, color, sound; 12:50 min.; edition no. 5/5, 2 AP. Centre Pompidou Foundation; promised gift of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner
This screening is free with Museum admission.
The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.
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