KINGS Artist-Run

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Open 12-5pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday

69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

Disability Access: KINGS Artist-Run is a wheelchair accessible venue. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair accessible toilet. Please contact the gallery with any access requirements and we will endevour to support your visit.

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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.

Self Qare

Lou Fourie


06 April 2019–27 April 2019

A home-made system for self-recovery and self care. Hand-crafted devices, training machines, meditation pods. Text screens and spoken human voice instruct, guided by looping code. D.I.Y meets high-tech upmarket commodities. #upcycled, #artisinal, #bespoke, #futuretech. Personal training machines randomly generate instructions for mind-body health routines, designed to improve daily performance. Consumer ideals of the body are hacked. The code endlessly generates new possibilities. Human voice embodies different arrangements of text. Intuitively-crafted inventions evoke bodily activities. The body’s material entanglement with consumer technologies becomes recomposed through a schizophrenic and queer poetry of objects, computer code and spoken words.


Lou Fourie, 2018, pod1, bathtub, foam, timber, plastic

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  • Lou 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.