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

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Piper, K. 2017. Unearthing the Banker's Bones: notes on tricksters and robots.
Title of workUnearthing the Banker's Bones: notes on tricksters and robots
CreatorsPiper, K.
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‘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.

LanguageEnglish
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Print07 Mar 2017
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Deposited15 Feb 2021
Output statusPublished
Web address (URL)https://vimeo.com/212822842
Media typeVideo
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