KINGS Artist-Run


Lvl 1 / 171 King St.
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Wed–Sat, 12–6pm
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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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James Parkinson
Joseph Gentry

Middle Gallery
30 Sep 2017–21 Oct 2017
Opening 12.00am 1 Jan 1970

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.

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