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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

Aggregate Topographies

Nick Walters

Middle Gallery
6 Jan 2017–28 Jan 2017
Opening

A symphony for performer and object, Aggregate Topographies explores eroding landscapes through a play on architectural objectivity. It looks at ways in which environments can be constructed and deconstructed through the manipulation of tangible objects, across extended periods. The work draws upon the principles of minimalism, line and hierarchy, specifically taking from Nick’s detailed explorations in brutalist architecture and the queer body in performance.

Nick implores the use of the various mediums and objects, ranging from found debris to heavy concrete forms; constructing environments which impose upon the proletarian realities of their users, aiming to find balance between the physical body and the loaded environment.

This project is supported by the City of Greater Geelong through its Community Arts Grants Program and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Opening Launch performance:

Fri 6 Jan, 6:45pm-7:15pm

Durational Practices:

Wed 11, Sat 14, Wed 18, Sat 21 Jan | 2-6pm (open viewing)

Flash Performances: 

Fri 13 and Fri 20 Jan | 7-8pm (entry by sliding donation)

Concluding Performance Season:

Wed 25, Fri 27, Sat 28 Jan, 7pm (Ticketed Event)

BOOKINGS VIA:

www.nickwaltersperformanceprojects.com/aggregate-topographies

For more information visit: 

www.nickwaltersperformanceprojects.com/coming-up

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  • Nick Walters is a queer multidisciplinary performance maker, blurring the boundaries between dance, physical theatre and visual art forms. His artistic practice explores the gendered body in performance, deconstructing socio-political isotopes in search of a new enlightenment, while remaining Lynchian in tone. ​ Nick has received funding from the Australia Council for the Arts, London Borough of Waltham Forest, City of Greater Geelong among others and has presented works across Europe, the UK, USA and Australasia. Most recently Nick headlined the Cultural Program for LGBT History Month at London’s William Morris Gallery and completed a queer performance mentorship with Salon Outré UK. On Physical Practice: His physical practice manifests itself in the form of the violent politicised body, through durational tasks, endurance feats, masochistic rituals, and the use of a striking visual language; shaping his environment and physical movement to create a multisensorial experience. On Sculpture: Nick employs the concrete medium sculpted in the style of ‘Béton Brut’, rough cut and cast in Portland cement reinforced with welded wire fabric. He deliberately leaves the surface unadorned and structurally exposed, the imprint of the formwork and its imperfections remaining etched into the surface.

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