Marc Atkinson studied Film and Creative Music Technology in Cambridge before completing an MA at the Royal College of Art in London.
“My current practice reflects on atmospheres, the evocation of place and the resonance of past events that have occurred within that space. My approach attempts a double effect through the use of a static camera and carefully selected shots to dispel the presence of the filmmaker and therefore dissolve the boundary between the spectator and the recorded space. These works also reflect on the relationship between the surface of the screen and the illusory space of the image through the selection of often elemental, textural or abstract forms and the play of light.” --Marc Atkinson
Abandoned Nest (2009) uses as its subject matter a neglected rural family home in the process of invasion by nature. The house and its rooms are explored and represented in their marginal state between the homely and the unhomely, whilst the reason for its abandonment creates anxiety through its absence.