JAMES CAPPER: ATLAS IN SPOLETO
A FILM BY MATTHEW BURDIS



an Anna Mahler Association project for the Mahler & LeWitt Studios


A video installation of Matthew Burdis’s short film documenting James Capper’s project for the festival in 2016 with his sculpture ATLAS (commissioned by CGP London with support from The Henry Moore Foundation, Arts Council England and The London Borough of Southwark). ATLAS is a mobile sculpture that operates from a concrete plinth, carving it away using specially designed mills. 



James Capper lives and works in London. He works with the Hannah Barry Gallery in London and Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York. Recent exhibitions include: The Imitation Game, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (group, 2016); PROTOTYPES, CGP LONDON / Dilston Grove, Southwark Park, London (solo, 2015); SIX STEP, Rio dell’Orso, Venice, Italy (commission, 2015); MOUNTAINEER, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (solo, 2015); Tools of the Trade, Hannah Barry Gallery, London (solo, 2015) and Divisions, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire (solo, 2013). He has been nominated for the ‘South Bank Sky Arts Awards’ and ‘The Times Breakthrough Award’ (both 2015) and was winner of the Royal Society of British Sculptors Bursary Award (2011). He was artist in residence at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios in 2016.

Matthew Burdis is film-maker who lives and works in London. He was awarded the Landmark PLC Award for his degree show film Lindisfarne One One and runs the Chelsea Film Forum at the Chelsea College of Art & Design in London. He has recently written and directed a short film in partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London as part of the STOP PLAY RECORD program. He was artist in residence at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios in 2016 and is currently working on a new film project called the Houses of Mahler, about the houses and composing huts of Gustav Mahler.