Giles Walker’s extraordinary Last Supper
On Saturday 24th March Black Rat will be hosting the preview of Giles Walker’s extraordinary Last Supper. A year in the making this remarkable work is a fully animated sculpture consisting of thirteen mechanical figures who interact around a table.
Simultaneously humorous and frightening The Last Supper surpasses the audience’s initial interest in the robotic elements of the piece and draws us into the questions it poses and the all too human aspects it addresses. It promises to leave a lasting impression on those who have the opportunity to experience it.
The gallery will be open between 11am and 4pm on Saturday 22nd March and we strongly recommend you make time to come and experience The Last Supper. The exhibition will continue for two weeks. Look forward to seeing you.
I decided I wanted to build the LAST SUPPER and, aswell as create a snapshot of how I see religion in the the 21st century, focus on how religion treats it’s children and the role they are forced to play within it.
Questions are raised as to whether a religious doctrine, that asumes guilt and threatens violence and pain as a punishment, is a good education for a young child. Should religious education be so readily embraced.
About Giles Walker:
Giles Walker is a scrap artist who has been transforming the industrial waste of contemporary society into fully functional robotic systems for over 20 years. A member of the prolific guerilla-art group THE MUTOID WASTE COMPANY, his kinetic robots affirm the value of creative intervention into throw-away capitalist culture and coherently reflect on the surveillance practices that mark our time, the complexity of current technologically mediated social relations and the ever dissolving boundary that separates man from machine. His work has been exhibited across the world, touring in Europe, Japan, Australia, Russia and Ukraine and was featured at the UK’s first Kinetica Art Fair in 2009. This year his two cyborg pole dancers, a work entitled Peepshow that draws a sinister link between surveillance systems and voyeurism, were included in the V & A exhibition “Decode- Digital Design Sensations”, which showcased a selection of the foremost contemporary artists working in the field of digital and interactive design. (text: Black Rat Projects)