Posted by specialK September 19, 2012

For the past 20 years, British artist Giles Walker has been building kinetic sculptures and robots from items he's found in scrap yards. Earlier this year in London,  Walker premiered an animated installation made from those scrap yard materials titled "Last Supper", a robotic reenactment of the famed last supper of Jesus & his Apostles that focuses on violence and punishment in religion. Now, Walker has brought "Last Supper" to the Corey Hellford Gallery's Special Exhibition Space in Culver City, CA. Walker comments on the installation on his website saying "I decided I wanted to build the Last Supper and, as well as create a snapshot of how I see religion in the 21st century, focus on how religion treats its children and the role they are forced to play within it.  Questions are raised as to whether a religious doctrine that assumes guilt, and threatens violence and pain as a just punishment, is a good education for a young child and should it be so readily embraced."

''Last Supper" will be on view until September 22nd. 

[VIA] Photos by Theonepointeight.

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