69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

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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 endeavour 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.


Marianne Diaz

03 May 2013–25 May 2013

On view in the Side Gallery will be simply_sweet28, a video projection of a woman in a wedding dress dancing to her webcam. The woman impersonates a medley of gendered and racial stereotypes which are distorted through the lens of disposable imagery and memes from the internet.

Espousing a rough home-video aesthetic through cheap digital FX and low budget staging, simply_sweet28 invites viewers to examine the internet as a site between the imaginary and the real and to question the authenticity of its representations.

Marianne Diaz re-stages cultural cliches and stereotypes through imagined scenarios and quasi-narratives.

Her work uses literalism to frame the absurdity of stereotypes by referencing conventions of humour, hyperreality and performance. Through video and altered object , Marianne seeks to ascribe a sense of the ‘fake’ to all materiality and its representations.

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