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The Last Supper in Cambridge

The Last Supper in Cambridge

‘Inside a candlelit space, twelve kinetic figures are seated around a large, wooden

table. They are dressed primarily in leather, smoking cigarettes, turning their heads

as conversations overlap. The table is lined with candles, an empty bottle or two

and a few tiny creatures with birdlike heads. There's a child standing on the

tabletop in front of a cross. This is The Last Supper, according to British scrap

artist Giles Walker.’ LA Weekly

 

Giles Walker's Last Supper  -  6-16 Kings Street, Cambridge

 

Following successful shows in both London and Los Angeles, Giles Walker has

chosen Cambridge as the next city in which to exhibit his Last Supper. A year in

the making this remarkable work is a fully animated sculpture consisting of thirteen

mechanical figures who interact around a table. Simultaneously humorous and

disturbing The Last Supper quickly surpasses the audience’s initial interest in the

robotic elements of the piece and draws us into the questions it poses concerning

religious education and the eternal power struggle for the moral high ground.

Opening in July Giles is collaborating with three local partners who all share a

community driven agenda.

 

Jimmy’s Cambridge is the only emergency accommodation provider for the

homeless in Cambridge.

 

Changing Spaces is an artist run project negotiating empty premises as project and

exhibition spaces for contemporary visual art.

 

Origin8 is an events and corporate caterer committed to sourcing the very best in

produce from the Anglian area and providing superb food in a local, eco-friendly

and sustainable way.

 

The Last Supper’s first showing in Cambridge will include an invitation to the

homeless community to come and see the work and share a feast provided by

Origin8, in a location hosted by Changing Spaces, and with invaluable support

from Jimmy’s. In an atmosphere of austerity where those struggling to find a

foothold in society are often demonised there has never been a more important

time to bring together community minded organisations determined to make a

difference.

 

‘Dark and Spiritual’ The Evening Standard.

‘A Sinister Triumph’ LA Weekly.

‘Pushes Boundaries…Emotionally Evocative’ Huffington Post.

‘Not To Be Missed’ The Museum of Curiosity.

‘The Last Supper is not for the faint hearted.’ The Telegraph

‘A Remarkable Piece of Engineering.’ Time Out

 

TIMETABLE OF EVENTS:

The work will be available for press viewing from Monday 8th July.

The private view and feast for the homeless will be at 6pm on Wednesday 10th

July. The press will be welcome for a preview from 5pm.

The Last Supper opens to the Public on Saturday 13th July.

Opening Hours Wednesday–Friday 3-6 pm, and Saturdays 11-6 pm