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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.

From The Throat

Sophie Morrow


10 August 2023–02 September 2023

From The Throat (between teeth and tongue) encapsulates the desire for an alternate, improved reality; its immersive quality allows strong parallels to be drawn between the digital realm and the physical world.

The  virtual space presented depicts a concrete room with towering pillars, dividing walls and a concrete amphitheater. There is no ceiling, instead, a blue sky. The constructed room is filled with a variety of text which floats or appears out of walls. It is repetitive and overlapping, sometimes swaying, wriggling or vibrating– often illegible–stretching into the sky. This text describes body parts of hybridised entities, mainly throats in varied states of vocalisation, restriction or release. The text, and speech, is queer in that it is unrestricted in its expression, it is of the body – a messy and in-pieces body– non-binary in its form, form-less, body-less, shapeshifting and uncaptured. 

This environment suggests patriarchy as an intrusive virtual filter dissolvable by queer text and speech. The hybrid entities embodied by the text and speech reject and destabilise the binary systems that maintain this intrusive structure, offering queerness as a clear threat to patriarchy and proposing a new outlook via the queer horizon. 

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  • Sophie Morrow is a multidisciplinary artist whose work investigates language, body and voice, creating intimate and unsettling moments of contemplation. Their practice is influenced by poetry, psychology, art therapy, bodies, ritual, occult practices, queer theory and ecofeminism. Their work seeks to contribute to contemporary queer and feminist discourse through consideration of power structures, connection and futurity. 'From The Throat (between teeth and tongue' is the outcome of their recently completed Master’s research at VCA, Naarm. Morrow has exhibited both locally and internationally, and participated in artist -in- residence programs in Germany and Finland. They live and work in Naarm, on unceded Wurundjeri land.