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KINGS Artist Run acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people

Cli-Fi: November 2019

Tessa Rex
Yul Scarf

Middle Gallery
26 Oct 2019–16 Nov 2019
Opening 6pm Friday October 25th

Ridley Scott’s nuclear dystopia Bladerunner was set in November 2019.  

and Here we are.

The Earth is powdered with radioactive isotopes, like icing sugar on a cake. A thin yellow line registers in our teeth, our bones and in the geologic strata. 

After visiting Anangu lands in Maralinga – holding two of three sites of British nuclear testing in Australia – Rex and Scarf consider what it means to live in the nuclear present and to ‘record the future that is already here, yet unknown for a split second’*

*Jasbir Puar, Terrorist Assemblages
Image: Yul Scarf & Tessa Rex, 2019, Tears in the Rain, projection on silver party tassels

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  • Tessa Rex is a documentary artist and video producer. Rex has exhibited films and photography in Sydney, New York and Berlin and in 2015 was a resident fellow at UnionDocs Centre for Documentary Art in New York. By day Rex lives a double life as Head of Video at Bauer Media.
  • Yul Scarf understands this epoch to be the CAPITALOCENE and wants to draw that very clearly. Yul is a proud Officer of the Department of Homo Affairs and after this show you may want to see them in a professional capacity as they perform Dr Ponk, your new Environmental-Humanitarian Relationship Counsellor.