KINGS Artist-Run


Open 12-5pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday

69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

Email ›
Facebook ›
Twitter ›
Instagram ›

Subscribe To Our Newsletter



Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
More information ›

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.

Albedo crabsody

Bon Mott

07 August 2015–29 August 2015

The opening of Albedo Crabsody will commence with a temporal moment, a live 4-minute performance to transcend the corporeal through being energy. The energy is created through being and becoming the ghost of Bon Scott, the singer/songwriter of Crabsody In Blue[1]. Energy is demonstrated by the alchemical transmutation of mixing the Albedo, water and sound refraction, sonic looped incantation, sculpture, video, smoke, wind and choreography.

The Albedo Crabsody installation that continues after the performance is like the ectoplasm of the ghost, the reminder of energy.

Bon Scott’s mother taught 6-year-old Cancerian, words and tunes[2] during crossing the ocean coming from Scotland to Australia. Before moving to Freemsantle, Scott learned to swim and dive in Melbourne’s Footscray pool, and never lost his love for swimming.[3] As an adult, Scott earned a living crayfishing and scraping barnacles beneath boats. A few crabs were caught during his musical career and were healed by the blues ointment, a verse in his song Crabsody In Blue. The Albedo is the cleansing ointment and the whiteness experienced after the blackness and the blues of the Nigredo.

At 7:15pm on Friday the 7th August there will be a 4 minute Bon Mott performance.

[1] A play on Rhapsody In Blue by George Gershwin.
[2]Walker. Highway to Hell, The Life and Times of AC/DC Legend – Bon Scott. 29
[3] Walker. Highway to Hell, The Life and Times of AC/DC Legend – Bon Scott. 53


See all projects by:

  • My Sculpture Installation activated by performance and narratives of lightning and plasma question if our current society can become non-binary through transmuting into the ghost of Bon Scott, who declared they were “the lightning flash between the AC and the DC”. 2018-2017 Exhibitions - High Voltage in Niagara Installation Activated by Performance Art Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Canada, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, (USA), the Venice's Biennale, Italy, Belgrade’s Devt9 Festival, Serbia, Saint Remy's ArtApart Festival, France and Hobart's MONA, Australia.