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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.

The Numb Scrapbook

Erika Scott

10 March 2022–02 April 2022

The Numb Scrapbook consists of a life-sized makeshift hourglass (Ambidextrous Time Piece) and a series of modified plastic plants (horror-romance). The hourglass is a maximalist collage constructed from two modified wooden plant stands, a 24m bore water pump electrical cord, ribbons/bows, clothing tags, physio balls, toys and green fairy lights embedded in liquid nails. I’ve collaged and combined these artificial materials in an intuitive and affect driven manner. I’m interested in the way materials and objects can create portals to experience. The Numb Scrapbook attempts to map and stack a range of fragmented sensory experiences, to a level of intensity, that begins to initiate their own decay, death and collapse. I’m interested in the potential of these states to emulate an awareness (and foreboding) of the precarious moments that we all live in.

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  • Erika Scott (b 1987, Biloela) is an artist based on Ngudooroo (Lamb Island, QLD). Scott works in sculpture and installation and her visual language unfolds through a variety of media, reassembling and modifying discarded household objects, furniture and popular culture debris – to develop elaborate surfaces and forms that teeter between ‘image and object, the organic and artificial, form and anti-form’. Erika Scott was a co-founder and director of the Artist Run Initiative Accidentally Annie St Space in Brisbane (2008-2015) and Scott also founded the ARI The Soylent Spot that directed projects on an apartment block rooftop in Brisbane between 2015-2020. Scott has exhibited in the emerging category of the 2016 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize in Sydney, The Royal Queensland Show’s Pisciculture competition and was included in the group exhibition ‘On Fire: Climate and Crisis’ 2021 at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.