69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

Open 12pm-5pm, Thursday - Sunday

Disability Access: KINGS Artist-Run is a wheelchair accessible venue. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair accessible toilet. Please contact the gallery with any access requirements and we will endeavour to support your visit.

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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 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.

Dying not to be

Inez de Vega

06 July 2013–27 July 2013

Single Channel Video Projection; 8 minutes Dying Not to Be is a theatrical monologue written and performed by Inez de Vega. It is a black comedy on the complexities of committing suicide. Created during her recent residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, Dying Not to Be is the next instalment in de Vega’s quest to fulfil her childhood ambition of becoming a movie star. Its visual references derive from the representations of anxious and dislocated women in cinema, and in turn from the photographs of Cindy Sherman in Untitled Film Stills (1977-1980). Inez de Vega is a Melbourne-based artist whose performances are captured in moving image and still photography. Her cinema-inspired works play with our inherited screen culture to create theatrical representations of psychological neurosis, trauma and the female identity.

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