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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.

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Fruit of the Room

David Suyasa


16 June 2022–09 July 2022

Fruit of the Room considers the potential of photography and the model as tools to reconstruct the past. This exhibition begins with my desire to understand the life of my siblings before I was born with the family photo album as the source. As I quickly recognised the impossibility of extracting any objective understanding of the past, I shifted my investigation from the what-has-been to the what-could-have-been.

The works focus on domestic interior scenes found in the photographs which have been reconstructed via 3D modelling. The results are abstractions from my source material, reformulated as a projection of an imagined past. Departing from conceptions of photography that promise a direct relationship between the image and the time it represents, the series instead privileges the imaginative and affective responses to images found in the family archive.

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  • David Suyasa is a Australian-Balinese artist living and working in Eora (Sydney). Their practice is concerned with critical approaches to photography which encompasses the historical, conceptual and formal potential of the medium in a contemporary art context. Previous projects include Circling the Sun curated by Tim Marvin at Firstdraft, ARTIST x ARTIST talk with Maya Kilic at Cement Fondu, co-director of Layton Street and publication with Peril Magazine.