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The Trophies of Empire

Keith Piper
1985

Mixed-media installation with tape slide

The Trophies of Empire

An examination of the historical legacies of the British Empire and the impact of these legacies within the contemporary context.

Mixed media installation with paintings and text on un-stretched canvas, plaster cast bust, tape slide sequence, recycled record deck with disk of Elgar 'Pomp and Circumstance' constantly playing.

Chapter Art Gallery, Cardiff. May 1985
MA show. Royal College of Art. June 1986

Commissioned by the Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool as part of the exhibition Black Skin, Blue Coat.

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