Keith Piper: Robot Bodies


  • ©, Keith Piper, Robot Bodies

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    Robot Bodies

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    In July 1997, a 251b, six-wheeled robot called Sojourner Truth trundled out onto the surface of Mars. The fact that an object at the extreme cutting edge of human technology was named after a black ex-slave is the starting point for Keith Piper’s exploration of the metaphorical relationship between the image of the robot and black people in science fiction and popular culture.


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    Commissioned by the Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT). Produced with the financial support of the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England.


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