Ambient Park

Ambient Park
Author: Felicia Atkinson
Publisher: Shelter Press
Language: English
Pages: 24
Size: 19 x 29 cm
Weight: 230 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9780995358669
Price: €16.00
Product Description

Ricocheting quietly between photographic landscapes, drawn abstractions and poetic recollections, Ambient Park – the latest artist book from Shelter Press cofounder Félicia Atkinson – assumes the form of a deferred performance. Serving as a kind of response to the French artist and experimental musician’s recent sonic and visual output, the book comprises a series of film stills shot during her travels to New Mexico and Arizona, overlaid with a collection of at once crude and delicate drawings made in Australia.

Co-published by Shelter Press and Perimeter Editions to coincide with Atkinson’s Australian tour, Ambient Park echoes of Brian Eno’s On Land or The Plateaux of Mirror (with Harold Budd) as astutely as it offers a nod to the untethered line work and colour of Clifford Still, Helen Frankenthaler, Amy Sillman or John Baldessari.

Working to navigate a path across real lands, negative spaces and psychic topographies, Ambient Park manifests in the filmic trace, the words that spring to mind and the lines the body can draw.

Félicia Atkinson (born 1981 in Paris) is graduated with Honors from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and studied also anthropology and contemporary dance (BOCAL project with Boris Charmatz in 2003).