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Relocating the Remains

Keith Piper
1997/99
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Relocating the Remains

The collective title for a retrospective project commission by InIVA including an exhibition comprised of three media installations: 'UnRecorded Histories'. 'UnClassified' ,'Another Arena' and a number of lightbox pieces. Each installation was comprised of elements of earlier projects. It also include a monograph by Kobena Mercer an interactive CD-Rom documenting work since 1981 and a web site.

UnRecorded Histories.

An interactive installation with computer and monitor housed in desk controlling projected computer animation's on an 8ft by 6ft suspended screen in ornate frame. A reactivation of a number of past works exploring themes around the historical legacies of racism and imperialism, such as 'Cargo Cultures, Go West Young Man, and The Ghosts of Christendom.

Unclassified

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An Interactive Installation with computer terminals placed in dexion shelves with resin and cardboard lightboxes and mixed media. A reactivation of elements from past projects exploring themes of surveillance and classification, such as 'Tagging the Other', 'Caught like a nigger in Cyberspace' and the 'Fictions of Science'.

Another Arena.

An installation with 2 video projections. Dual stream computer montaged video animation with audio. A redevelopment and expansion of the single channel Video Piece 'The Nations Finest'.

This major solo exhibition re-presented Piper's work from 1982 - 1996 in three interactive installations.
Viewers could navigate and engage interactively with Piper's work, its history and concerns through interactive consoles and large-scale video projections. Royal College of Art, London; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

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