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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

Craterface

James Parkinson
Joseph Gentry

Middle Gallery
30 Sep 2017–21 Oct 2017
Opening

Sunset bathes New New Melbourne in a bloodied glow, the sun hanging low in the sky like an infected cyclopean eye. The coder-serf data factories & housing hubs which once lined the streets during the reign of the last of the Emperor-CEOs now lie in ruin and disrepair.

In the last tower left standing, on the 10th level, in the 709th cubicle, a squat hunches over a laptop. No longer exactly humanin shape, sentiment or biology, the figure nonetheless types away at its keyboard with its hyper muscled fingers, sim-skin purpled and bruised, working feverishly. The screen at which it stares displays only rows of endlessly scrolling green text on a black background.

It doesn’t remember who or what it once was. Doesn’t care anymore.

It only exists to troll.

  • James Parkinson is based in Melbourne and is undertaking his BFA (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2016. His work addresses symptoms of post industrial and late capitalist administered systems through investigations into utility, complacency and ontological accessibility. James’ most recent solo project was Free Time at Seventh Gallery in 2015.
  • Joseph Gentry is a Melbourne-based artist. His work addresses technology cultures and fantasy & sci-fi narratives. Joseph recently graduated with Honours from the Victorian College of the Arts, he has had group shows at Bus Projects, George Paton and Margaret Lawrence galleries.

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