KINGS Artist-Run


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 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.


Marisa Georgiou

24 November 2017–16 December 2017

URBN ASMR explores states of alienation, disembodiment and fractured sensation in urban space, and conceptualises new ways to atmospherically “relate” to the urban landscape, using tropes and techniques from ASMR media phenomena.

This project is couched in ongoing research investigating whether contrived, mediated and artificial modes of experience have bearing on their legitimacy or authenticity. It is also framed by feminist philosophies which acknowledge the benefits to foregrounding “other ways of knowing”, or non-intellectual knowledge, which is often backgrounded and undervalued from Western patriarchal viewpoints. This includes the hard-to-articulate aspects of experiencing space in an embodied way, meaning the senses work inseparably and intuitively. With this understanding, ASMR content creation can be regarded as a feminist research methodology, as with the lack of concrete scientific/intellectual research attached to it, research into efficacy of the form has occurred anecdotally through intimate disclosure of subjective experiences distributed across forums, blogs, and YouTube comments by thousands of people.

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  • Marisa Georgiou is an inter-disciplinary artist, critical writer, and student of embodied performance strategies, interested in atmospheric sensation and our relationship to 'nature' in connection to wider feminist/postcolonial discourses. Through her performance practice, she explores the space between uncultured and cultured embodiment, alternative ways of Knowing, and their expression in the urban/natural landscape. More information at: