Charles Atlas has created work for film, theatre, television and major museums such as the Whitney, NY, and the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris. A pioneer of the integration of live video with stage performance, Atlas is best known for his acclaimed collaborations with choreographers, dancers and performers such as Michael Clark, Leigh Bowery, Diamanda Galas, John Kelly, Merce Cunningham, and more recently with Antony and the Johnsons on the audiovisual performance, Turning. Atlas is the recipient of three 'Bessie' (New York Dance and Performance) Awards and was recently presented with the prestigious John Cage award, by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 2006.
His large-scale gallery installations include Instant Fame
(2003) and The Hanged One
(1997). A major survey of Atlas' work in film and video, entitled Hail the New Puritan
, was presented in 2006 at Tate Modern (London). Recent video installations have been exhibited at XL Xavier LaBoulbenne, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Team Gallery, The Kitchen, Participant Inc. (all NY); Aldrich Museum for contemporary Art (CT); the Hamburger Bahnof (Berlin); Magazin 4 (Bad Reichenhall); La Criée (Rennes); Vilma Gold (London); and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney).
Atlas lives and works in New York.
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