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Gallery: Keith Piper: Unearthing the Banker's Bones

Renowned British artist Keith Piper’s new solo show at Bluecoat addresses contemporary anxieties about race and class through the perspective of a fictional future. 

In Unearthing the Banker’s Bones, Piper imagines the excavation and dissection of modern life as if we were decades into the future.  This narrative device – looking back on the present from the eyes of our descendants – is used by science fiction writers to analyse contemporary events with the distance that history gives us. While weaving his own narrative of social and economic collapse, Piper draws on extracts of apocalyptic fiction by Octavia Butler and Mary Shelley, amongst other sources.

Below you will find a series of video stills and installation shots from the work on display at Bluecoat.

To find out more about the exhibition please click here.

To view a short trailer for the exhibition click here.


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