Giles Walker’s Last Supper piece is absolutely utterly amazing – a fully animated sculpture consisting of thirteen mechanical figures who interact around a table.
His artists statement:
Just as I respect the law that allows people to practice whatever religion they chose..they have to respect the law that allows me to question it… Is a religious doctrine that assumes guilt, and threatens violence and pain as a just punishment a good education for a young child and should it be so readily embraced….or is this an education that leaves invisible mental scars that continue way into adult life? Why is the moral authority assumed by the religious so often considered above that of the non-religious in society? Are the ethics of a doctrine written in the dark ages really to be held with such high regard? Just as the law gives the right to practice religion, the law must allow the right to have freedom from it as well. Is this freedom, and the right to debate issues without make believe and hysteria, being eroded?
I also made this video of his pole dancing robots years ago now – it’s also his fault I got together with the worst boyfriend I ever had (in fact worst anyone could ever had) but I wont hold that against him when his work is this inspiring.