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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 Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people

Interface

Brodie Kokkinos
Chris Bowes
Liam Power
Louis Fourie

Middle Gallery
Side Gallery
9 Feb 2018–3 Mar 2018
Opening

Interface is a multidisciplinary exhibition exposing the structures of modern communication. As a society our methods of interaction with the world have changed considerably in the contemporary era. Social media, constructed identities and the ubiquity of the online space, as an area for self-representation, have all become defining aspects of our real-life experience. Interface brings together four artists to take a look at the consequences of our society’s reliance on technology through performance, video, sound and sculpture. Liam Power will explore the causal relationship between thought, speech and memory in The Bridge. Brodie Kokkinos will present a mediated social interaction between two contemporary, socially extended beings in Consume. Chris Bowes’ Mirror explores the blurring boundaries between a physical and digital existence. Louis Fourie becomes LouFou the dating bot, who investigates post-human intimacy that is mediated through popular online media forms and re-materialises as a sound performance.

  • Brodie Kokkinos’ work is concerned with the poiesis of making imagined spaces tangible and immersive. Kokkinos’ multisensory video and sound works deploy light, sound and choreographed bodies to contour and alter spatial perception. Their multidisciplinary works at Interface respond to the consumption of technology. The losses and gains of communicative evolution are explored through performance, installation, video and sound.
  • Chris Bowes is an artist based in Brisbane, Australia, who explores the potential of photographic techniques and found objects to be used as documentary devices. Through his practice he aims to stretch the definition of the photograph, and capture the breadth of the medium’s ability to record.
  • Liam Power is a multidisciplinary artist based in Melbourne, Australia. While playing in bands around Melbourne, Liam’s interests in sonic experimentation grew from sticky stages to gallery walls. His work has played on jail gates, streamed to surround installations and engulfed suburban bedrooms. He is currently experimenting with the boundaries and weaknesses of systems. These systems could be tape machines, computer algorithms, or his own brain. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Art at RMIT University.
  • Louis Fourie pursues the notion of life as art, focusing on relational activities of the everyday. Artistic investigations include performative interactions through media and technology, experimenting with entanglements that blur the boundaries between self and other, human and non-human, and subtly queering normative ideals perpetuated in popular media and technological structures.

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