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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.

Invisible Vision & Superimposed Rhubarb

Corinna Berndt


30 September 2017–21 October 2017

Berndt’s multi-channel video installation presents the image space of the screen as a poetic and virtual extension of the studio space. Simultaneously flat and deep, the image space of the screen is a paradoxical space, capable of holding on its surface a multi-layered world, expressive of both physical appearances and the abstract poetic depths of the imagination.

As the screen becomes an increasingly dominant part of contemporary life, one might suggest it functions like a prosthesis, virtually extending and representing the body. Our day to day relationship with the screen and digital imagery has the potential to reform our physical sense of identity and alter the way we perceive and produce visual information.

Confronted by the flat surface of the screen, Berndt questions how “depths, the interior, the subjective, and the private (can)… be seen in terms of surfaces, bodies, and material relations”1.

 

 

1 Elizabeth Grosz, Volatile Bodies : Toward a Corporeal Feminism, Theories of Representation and Difference (Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 1994), 160.

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  • Corinna Berndt is a Melbourne based visual artist working mostly in digital media. She recently completed a Master of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts for which she was presented with a Fiona Myer Award. Berndt has exhibited her work at Anna Papas Gallery, Hawthorn Town Hall Gallery, West Space, Seventh Gallery and C3 Contemporary Art Space. Her work was recently featured as part of MCA ARTBAR at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney. – http://corinnaberndt.net/