Lucy Ives on Ed Atkin’s CGI Protagonist ‘Dave’

“Dave is a sort of rubbery fuck boy, eloquent in his melancholy but easily deflated. He resembles both the owner of a sex doll and the doll itself.”
– Critic Lucy Ives, on ‘Dave’ the CGI protagonist of Ed Atkins’ Ribbons (2014). Ives further describes the character as “an abject white guy who drinks, smokes, and croons self-pitying ditties through a computer-generated haze replete with lens flares and dust particles” in a consideration of Atkins aesthetic and tone relative to post-internet art canon

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