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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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Previously Screening: The Furthest Corners

Sam Mountford

26 Jun 2020–9 Jul 2020
Opening

An online exhibition available during the above dates. Visit our Current Screening page for the latest artist.

The Furthest Corners was inspired by the recorded meditations of friends. As a form of correspondence these recordings raise questions pertaining to the organisation of information and the translation of embodied experience. This short film was an attempt to encourage the surfacing of the preconscious, to let an opaque logic that is both associative and intuitive inform its content and structure.

Documenting sensations and textures that do not necessarily translate through verbal or text-based communication was one measure. An automatic writing exercise that revealed more about a particular emotional state than it does about the context and production of the images was the second. In combining the two, the intention is not to determine a specific reading of the images but rather to register the inexplicable dissonance between external and internal realities. Filmed in the Alentejo region of Portugal.

Image credit: Sam Mountford, The Furthest Corners, 2020, 6 minutes and 53 seconds

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  • Sam Mountford is an Australian visual artist and writer based between Portugal and Nipaluna/Hobart. He predominantly works with moving-image and text and in collaboration with other artists. His own work is currently preoccupied with person-place relationships and the feedback loops between internal and external states