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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

Last breath of a slipped edge.

Jack Alexander Halls

Side Gallery
9 Jul 2016–30 Jul 2016
Opening

Lenses drift through, aligning and focusing lines. In a forest of laser beams, remnants succumb to mass. A wrought wing cuts imperfect circles into the sand while the alongside are shrouded in their gift.

Suspended in a process of endless deferral, the witnesses find us.Things to seek it, to figure it, to experience it; as a process of distension, extension and imaging. A moment which comes only after it has passed by/through. Bounded in an utterance, propped up by traces, never so near. Over/back there/nowhere/then. An apparatus in crisis, at risk of falling away.

Built from fragments and mediations of experience, place is axial. A perpetual vector. Things as disparate witnesses, brought together to combine futility with possibility. How to construct the last breath of a slipped edge.

  • Jack Alexander Halls’ work interrogates the ubiquity of ideas around spatiality and placiality. Deploying the vernacular of craft, idiosyncratic narratives and immersive apparatus, Halls reflects on the persistence and pervasiveness of spacial and placial constructs. Refocusing them to extend the moments, processes and paradoxes that scintillate in the violence of their irresolute gravity.

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