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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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Equine in(ter)vention

Side Gallery
6 Feb 2015–28 Feb 2015
Opening 6.00pm 6 Feb 2015

Equine In(ter)vention merges rudimentary video collage and hand-woven textiles to work through the interconnected histories of horses, looms and technology. The domestication of horses incurred drastic changes to war, transport and agriculture, and would go on to become the subject of the first ever moving picture in 1878, when Eadweard Muybridge used a twenty-four still cameras to photograph a horse in motion to determine whether all four feet touched the ground at any time. Looms played a major role in the industrial revolution and, like horses, also inspired a similar technological advancement when Charles Babbage used Joseph Marie Jacquard’s design for an automated loom which uses a punch card system using binary code as the basis for his “thinking machine” which would eventually evolve into the computer.