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The Spirit Will Not Descend Without Song

Keith Piper

Multi-media installation with multi-channel soundtrack

The Spirit Will Not Descend Without Song

A celebration of the role of aural and vocal song culture within histories of black political struggle and resistance.

Mixed media installation with group of five sculptural heads with loudspeaker mouths. Multi-channel constantly looping audio sequence containing collage of traditional and contemporary acapella singing fed to each head. Canvas panels with image text and vacuum formed faces.

Part of MA Degree Show, Royal College of Art, June 1985 and Whitechapel Art Gallery. August 1986.

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