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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 Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people

A Passage Through Which No Exit is Possible

Henry Law
Katie Paine

Front Gallery
9 Mar 2019–30 Mar 2019
Opening 6pm Friday March 8th

It begins when eyes roll sluggishly in their sockets, a tightening of the abdomen, a stale, stifling fog that envelopes the limbs.

An intuitive sense of one’s body in space is no longer possible: wheeling backwards, tumbling sideways – involuntarily.

Stumble to the knees, retching. Movements cannot correspond with any navigation icons, like all correlation has been severed. No, not severed, tangled perhaps in a series of labyrinthine knots.

Time passes at a sluggish crawl and at a hissing speed simultaneously. Is the body progressing forwards, sideways, traversing any distance at all? It is impossible to tell now. Images, icons, vistas and objects whirl and spin past: does the body move? Or is it the static centre of some kind of frenzied hive?

At the End of a Passage from Which No Exit is Possible creates a narrative composition that explores temporality and the mutable nature of images. 


Image Courtesy: The artists and Google Maps

  • Henry Law is a Melbourne based artist and writer. His work primarily concerns the language of images through combinations of new and found visual content, with areas of interest including the subcultural, kitsch and originality. Law has written for *dumb brun(ette), un Projects and various Melbourne ARI’s and graduated from RMIT with a Masters of Fine Art in 2018.
  • Katie Paine is a Naarm/ Melbourne-based artist and writer whose practice investigates systems of meaning-making, specifically: the role that images and language play in constructing narrative and their function as methods of timekeeping. She unpacks the acts of speaking, reading and writing: these tools are often used to successfully communicate knowledge but in her work she explores the ways that these acts can be fallible, porous and mutable. Paine has exhibited at c3 Contemporary Art Space, Channels Festival, Blindside ARI and George Paton Gallery: her work will be included in an upcoming exhibition at La Trobe Art Institute.

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