Monster is a haunting contemporary art installation and will be on show at Left Bank from 13th - 29th January 2022.
Immigration, patriotism, domestic abuse and the pandemic are all at the centre of this artwork by renowned sculptor and artist Giles Walker and is a timely, provocative kinetic installation which explores some of the most challenging and disturbing issues that face modern Britain.
‘Monster’ was first exhibited at The Truman Stables, London, in December 2020 and makes its North of England debut at Left Bank. The installation features several haunting animatronic sculptures, made out of scrap materials including high heel shoes, lamp shades and prams in Giles Walker’s Brixton workshop, which visitors can immerse themselves in by walking in and around the sculptures. The accompanying soundtrack, which has been orchestrated by Paul Hartnoll from legendary electronic duo Orbital, is equally as haunting – featuring dialogue on some of the most divisive topics of our time, including Brexit, the treatment of refugees and the current political landscape.
Giles Walker has been building sculptures for the last 27 years. Initially a full-time member of the guerrilla-art group, The Mutoid Waste Company, he started building pieces from materials found in scrap yards as the collective travelled around Europe. It was in the mid-nineties that he introduced basic motors into his sculptures and his work became kinetic. In 2012 his show 'Peepshow', which saw him create two pole dancing robots, was critically acclaimed and went on to tour internationally.
Viewings of the full show take place after dark and are free to book. Visitors are invited at time of booking to make a donation to Refugee Community Kitchen more information about their work can be found HERE
Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult.
We will also be hosting a number of complimentary talks and events throughout the exhibition period, keep an eye on the website listings for further details!