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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.

recess x STRAY VOLTAGE: Electric Eel Screening

Electric Eel Films
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12 October 2022–12 October 2022

For STRAY VOLTAGE at KINGS Artist-Run, recess teams with Electric Eel Films to present selected moving image works by Anocha Suwichakornpong and Tulapop Saenjaroen for a free, one-off evening of screenings, on Wednesday 12 October 2022, from 6:30–8:00pm, with the gallery open from 6pm. This is the second of three STRAY VOLTAGE public screenings at KINGS Artist Run, inviting leading moving image platforms to curate an evening of experimental screenings within the gallery.

 

People on a Sunday

Artist / Director: Tulapop Saenjaroen
Year of Production: 2020
Running Time: 20 Minutes
Language: Thai with English Subtitles

‘People on Sunday’ is a reinterpretation, a response, and a homage to a 1930 German silent film ‘Menschen Am Sonntag’; however, this response is done from a different context, a different country, different era, and different working conditions. This reinterpretation tells episodic stories of moving-image-related workers who are employed in the same performance-art-video project about free time.

 

A Room with a Coconut View

Artist / Director: Tulapop Saenjaroen
Year of Production: 2020
Running Time: 28 Minutes
Language: Thai with English Subtitles

A tour guide and also a hotel rep automated voice, Kanya, leads her foreign guest, Alex, through a beach town in the east of Thailand called Bangsaen. Since Kanya’s presentation is overtly aestheticised and strictly regimented, Alex decides to explore the town by himself, fantasising to get out of the frame.

 

JAI

Artist: Anocha Suwichakornpong
Year of Production: 2007
Running Time: 14 Minutes
Language: Thai with English Subtitles

A factory story, in which the process of image-making negotiated in the slippage between fiction and documentary.

 

Nightfall

Artist: Anocha Suwichakornpong & Tulapop Saenjaroen
Year of Production: 2016
Running Time: 15 Minutes
Language: Thai with English Subtitles

A day in the life of a nameless woman as she wanders around Singapore. Part documentary, part video essay, Nightfall is a fictionalized account of the time Anocha Suwichakornpong spent during a residency researching Thai politics in a foreign land.

 

This screening is presented as part of STRAY VOLTAGE, KINGS Artist-Run’s iterative video program, collaboratively facilitated by Rebecca McCauley and Aaron Claringbold. Looking to the potential that exists between seemingly incompatible ideas, STRAY VOLTAGE premises an experimental program of critically engaged moving image works, fundamentally grounded by the earth.

STRAY VOLTAGE is supported by the City of Melbourne 2022 Annual Arts Grants Program.

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  • Electric Eel Films are a production company based in Bangkok, Thailand. Founded in 2006 by a group of independent filmmakers, they are a small but high quality production house specialising in independent films and other media productions. Electric Eel Films produces challenging films with high artistic value. A network of talented and experienced filmmakers, they include Anocha Suwichakornpong (director/producer), Tulapop Saenjaroen (director), Leung Ming Kai (director/cinematographer), Parinee Buthrasri (cinematographer), Aacharee Ungsriwong (editor), and Maenum Chagasik (producer). Their films have been screened at festivals worldwide including Cannes, Berlinale, Locarno, Rotterdam, TorontoBFI London, Karlovy Vary, Viennale, Mar del Plata, and Busan.
  • recess is an online platform showcasing contemporary moving image works. A ‘recess’ implies/defines a suspension of time or a break in formal proceedings. It is also an indented space created by natural or human building, a space connected to but apart from the rest. This indent in time or space defines an approach to exhibiting contemporary moving image works, drafts and creative texts. recess.net.au promotes and facilitates new modes of artistic production, output and accessibility of current video and film works in Australia and overseas. Recent screenings include the hearts of the people are bigger than the size of the land with RISING Festival (2021) and recess presents (recesspresents.art) with ACE Open (2020). Organised by Olivia Koh (2016–2022). Previous organisers: Kate Meakin (2017–2020), Nina Gilbert (2018–2020). Based in Narrm/Melbourne.