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combined monograph and CD-ROM is the first major publication on
the artist Keith Piper. It contains a new essay by writer and critic
Kobena Mercer based on an extended dialogue with the artist and
provides the most in-depth analysis of Piper's life and work to-date.
Over the past fifteen years, Piper has produced some of the most
distinctive and consistently challenging work of any British artist.
Emerging at a time when black artists were declaring a new and radical
voice in this country, Piper's work has interpreted powerfully the
iniquities and struggles of black diasporan experience for a broad
contemporary audience. The enhanced CD-ROM, fully-authored by the
artist, echoes the idea of a physical expedition in its labyrinth
of user interactive 'virtual spaces'. Users are able to explore,
excavate and assemble fragments from various thematically-linked
bodies of work. Access to newly-authored interactive projects and
digitised documentation of past works is gained by entering three
virtual gallery spaces: UnMapped; UnRecorded; and UnClassified which
further explore and define the thematic concerns of Piper's work.