Unearthing the Banker's Bones: notes on tricksters and robots

Piper, Keith ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8551-5630 (2017) Unearthing the Banker's Bones: notes on tricksters and robots. [Film/Video]


‘Unearthing the Bankers Bones’ is a project with multiple components. Its central element is a three-channel video installation with a narration that revisits key science fiction texts to reference contemporary issues and dialogues around migration, climate change and capitalism. It alludes to these issues through a fictional set of encounters between a shape-shifting ‘Trickster/Archivist’ figure and the ‘Banker’ of the title, depositing the Banker’s excavated ‘remains’ in a series of museum vitrines displayed in the gallery space under the title ‘The Bankers Books’.

The place of the aesthetic and conceptual devices, themes and wider references employed in these works, in relationship to my wider art practice is explored in the Video Essay ‘Unearthing the Banker’s Bones: Notes on Tricksters and Robots’ premiered at the Tate Modern on 7th March 2017.

Item Type: Film/Video
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design
Item ID: 32108
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Depositing User: Repository team
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2021 16:24
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2021 16:29
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/32108

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