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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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FLASHnight: Disseminating Information that Was Hard to Understand

Daniel Jenatsch
Diego Ramirez
Josephine Mead
Katie Paine
Manisha Anjali
Nick Modrzewski

23 September 2019–23 September 2019

This event unpacks the fallacies of language and images, their role in institutions, story telling and communication. The evening thinks about miscommunication, misunderstandings, the nature of images as being culpable of perpetuating fraught narratives, the way images and text converge to illustrate certain histories, and the power of language as a tool for manifestation. The evening will include readings, sound and performance.

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  • Daniel Jenatsch is an Artist and Music Producer from Melbourne, who makes audio and video works that explore the interstices between affect and information. His work combines hyper-detailed soundscapes, music and video to create multi-media documentaries, installations, radio pieces and experimental opera, and music. His work looks at the social construction of subjectivity, with a concern for the ways in which forms of knowledge and power construct and inform our social and mental ecologies.His works have been presented in ACCA, Arts House, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, the Athens Biennale, Nextwave Festival, ACMI, Liquid Architecture Festival, the MCA Sydney, and the MousonTurm, Frankfurt.
  • Diego Ramirez is an artist, writer and occasional curator. He works primarily with video and pictures to develop installation projects for gallery contexts. His sullen work consists of cinematic and pictorial montages that combine new content with found material to re-evaluate media. Key areas of interest include the legacies of colonialism in visual culture; the rhetoric of the image; and the concept of terror as a response to the other. He is represented by MARS Gallery (Melbourne). He has held solo exhibitions and individual screenings at the Australian Centre for The Moving Image (Melbourne); MARS Gallery (Melbourne); Perth Centre for Contemporary Photography (Perth); and multiple artist run spaces. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Art Central Hong Kong (Hong Kong); Torrance Art Museum (Los Angeles); WRO Media Art Biennale (Wroclaw); Hong-Gah Museum (Taipei); Australian Centre For the Moving Image (Melbourne); Hazelhurst Regional Gallery (Sydney); Careof (Milan); Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (Sydney); and NAS Gallery (Sydney).
  • Josephine Mead is visual artist and writer, interested in personal notions of support. She has exhibited widely throughout Australia and beyond, including exhibitions at c3 contemporary art space, Bus Projects, Craft Victoria, Blindside, Kings Artist-Run, Blue Oyster Space, Seventh Gallery, St Heliers Street Gallery, Stockroom, Tasarim Bakkali and Five Walls. In 2018 she undertook the Kings Emerging Writer’s Program; a Cultural Research Residency through the Arquetopia Foundation in Puebla, Mexico; the prestigious Macfarlane Fund Residency in Kyneton; was shortlisted for the John Fries Award; and was published by Art + Australia and un projects. She was awarded a Career Development Grant through the Australian Council for the Arts to undertake the Tasarim Bakkali TAB Residency program in Istanbul, Turkey and the Cortex Frontal Residency program in Arraiolos, Portugal in 2019.
  • Katie Paine is a Naarm/ Melbourne-based artist and writer whose practice investigates systems of meaning-making, specifically, the role images and language play in constructing narrative. She investigates the acts of speaking, reading and writing: these tools are often used to successfully communicate knowledge but in her work she explores the ways that they can be fallible, porous and mutable. Within her work Paine uses text, drawing, video, assemblage and installation to explore our collective conceptualisation of time and the way systems of meaning-making are culpable of perpetuating fraught narratives, particularly in relation to our understanding of history. Paine has exhibited at c3 Contemporary Art Space, Kings ARI, Seventh Gallery, Channels Festival, Blindside ARI and La Trobe Art Institute.
  • Manisha Anjali is a writer and artist. She is the founder of Community Dream Project, a research and documentation platform for dreams, visions and hallucinations. Manisha has been a Writer-in-Residence at Incendium Radical Library, a Hot Desk Fellow at The Wheeler Centre and an Artist-in-Residence at BLINDSIDE’s Regional Arts & Research Residency at Mooramong. Her performances and installations have been exhibited at spaces including Casula Powerhouse, Bus Projects, SEVENTH Gallery and c3 contemporary artspace.
  • Nick Modrzewski is a Melbourne based artist, writer and barrister. He works across painting, sculpture, film and text. His work has been exhibited locally and internationally at places such as the Institute of Contemporary Arts (Singapore); Spring 1888 (Sydney); Fort Delta (Melbourne); Art Connect Headquarters (Berlin) and the Australian High Commission (Singapore).