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Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
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KINGS Artist-Run acknowledges the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people.

Assembled; in Actions of Doing

Isabel Buck
Lina Buck

04 May 2019–25 May 2019

This exhibition is a new collaboration between Isabel and Lina Buck. Derived through an ongoing dialogue between two very diverse practices, the work investigates realisations of ‘function’, how this can be challenged, and, at times re-interpreted.

The work utilises architectural objects as devices, altering their functionality and forming a juxtaposition between the preconceived purpose of the device and its new occupation. Investigating the individual’s interaction with such devices by making work through a process of opposing and re-interpreting.

A collaborative project that brings together sculptural installation with an experimental performance practice, presenting a unique approach to philosophies of function, architecture and the performed action within the everyday.


Images:  Isabel and Lina Buck, 2018, Untitled(Refigured Translations)’,  archival pigment print.

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  • Isabel Buck’s practice explores the architectural methods and devices in place to surround define, and make the differentiation between one space and another. Devices which formulate the bodies transition, provide a solution to open space and a distinction between one and another. Buck’s practice highlights the inherent qualities of these architectural devices as objects, questioning their functional purpose and or success. Investigating notions of permanence, stability, weight and order to portray a new awareness and understanding of the everyday.
  • Lina Buck’s practice explores the fast-paced transitional qualities of the present. Her work addresses both a personal and societal requisite for development; a state of impermanence, progression and the vulnerability of change. She utilises methods of performance to unpack and develop film and photographic works. Lina creates work that utilises the temporality of actions and to reflect on contemporaneity as a perpetual state of becoming, where actuality and authenticity form within the transitory.