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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.

Carrying a stone in each eye

Anatol Pitt

11 November 2021–27 November 2021

Carrying a stone in each eye utilises a specific optical instrument known as a borescope – a small camera fitted to a flexible tube, designed to non-destructively investigate and report on otherwise-inaccessible areas, such as the interior of turbines, the bore of a rifle or plumbing mysteries.

This kind of device produces a vision of things we aren’t able, or supposed to be able, to see. (In some ways, despite its similar surveillance function, it is the opposite of the all-seeing eye-in-the-sky; in contrast to the drone’s lofty all-encompassing view, the borescope/endoscope inches incrementally towards its target along the poky confines of walls, tubes, pipes and canals). It infiltrates, and in its reporting, provides a perspective that is constitutively different to everyday vision.

Text by Danni Zuvela.
Originally published as an accompanying essay for Something that happened but never took place at Bus Projects in 2019.

Carrying a stone in each eye 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.

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  • Anatol Pitt is an artist, writer and arts-worker based in Naarm/Melbourne. He works primarily with photography, video and drawing to think through relationships between perception, landscape, technology and narratives of selfhood. Anatol holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Anthropology from the University of Melbourne, where he also completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing and Printmedia).