Old Food, 2017, production still. Courtesy: the artist, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Cabinet Gallery, London, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York and Rome, and dépendance, Brussels

Helen Marten responds to Ed Atkins’s new work, Old Food, currently showing at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

Mona el Gammal, RHIZOMAT VR, 2017, ‘Limits of Knowing’, Martin Gropius Bau. Courtesy: Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin; photograph: 

© Mona el Gammal

Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

Hand silhouettes, fish and moon, Indonesia, Westpapua, Tabulinetin 500-1,500 CE. Watercolour by Albert Hahn, 1937, 65 x 95 cm © Frobenius-Institut Frankfurt am Main

Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

Ai Weiwei, Surveillance Camera, 2010, marble, installation view

Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany