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The Last Supper by Giles Walker

‘It was meant to be our little secret' The devil takes many forms, yet he is always the devil!' 'Lies. So many lies…’

Dates: 25 February to 29 May
Times: 11.15, 13.30, 15.45, 16.30
Location: Studio, Media Space

Warning: contains strong language and adult themes unsuitable for children under 15

Running alongside the Robots exhibition, 'The Last Supper' by kinetic artist and sculptor Giles Walker is a 13 minute robotic performance.

Twelve figures sit around a large table drinking and smoking. On the table bird-headed creatures join in the revelries and at the centre a child stands in front of a cross. The twelve figures discuss their views on sin, forgiveness, guilt and judgement as music plays and the ‘last supper’ requests of death-row inmates are read.

Taking over a year to create and built from an old CPR dummy, mannequins, bird skulls and electric motors, Giles Walker’s atmospheric installation follows a long tradition of artworks that use lifelike machines to explore human identity and morality.

See a film clip of the Last Supper on YouTube  Warning: contains adult language

Giles Walker

Giles Walker is a British artist who creates sculptures from scrap materials. He has spent the last 20 years transforming industrial waste into working robots from his studio in Brixton, South London. Recent projects have included the rebuilding of Eric, the UK’s first robot, which is on display in our Robots exhibition.

The Last Supper by Giles Walker

Twelve robotic figures discuss sin, forgiveness and guilt in this atmospheric art installation
Floor: 2
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