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69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

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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.

Room/Body

Aaron Hoffman
Jessie Burrows
Tara O’Conal


04 June 2016–25 June 2016

Room/Body brings together a group of artists interested in inquiries of cohabitation between human sensory experiences and architectural spaces. Working across diverse mediums, these artists explore relationships that can be formed through bodies and their environments.

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  • Aaron Hoffman utilises sculpture, installation and video to explore psychological states of loss and restraint, and the absent body. He engages with materials including domestic objects, furniture, concrete, plaster and corporeal matter. Through casting and construction techniques he disrupts and hybridises characteristics of the original objects or sites. He intervenes in the function of the objects, challenging their fate in relation to open and closed systems, and redirecting their course to visually agitate the uncanny.
  • Jessie Burrows’ practice encompasses a concentrated material investigation based on the relationship between sculpture, space and viewer, using materials as the basis for exploring notions of liminal space as emotional thresholds. Her approach is an exploration of the tension between the permanent and impermanent, the enduring and the ephemeral. Looking into creating conceptual representations of physical objects, Burrows plays with notions of false recognition and triggering associations of familiarity.
  • Tara O’Conal’s practice investigates experiences of perception, working with video, photography and sound in an installation context. Her daily interactions with the world guide the material in the work as she encounters everyday phenomena. Temporal experiences are both staged and documented, exploring the dynamic between the live event and virtual and architectural spaces. Tara’s work offers a quiet and focused perspective, contemplating the sensory nature of existence.