69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

Open 12pm-5pm, Thursday - Sunday

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.

Email ›
Facebook ›
Twitter ›
Instagram ›

Subscribe To Our Newsletter


Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
More information ›

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.

Runaway Breakdown and the mysteries of lightning

Bon Mott _/\_

10 May 2022–14 May 2022

Opening Event: Tuesday 10th May from 6-8pm.

With special appearances from highly charged particles on the opening night including Sean Miles, Jess Gall, Alexander Powers, Simona Castricum, Jake Treacy, Karina Utomo, film-maker Simon Rose and a film acknowledging Dr N’arweet Carolyn Briggs.

Based on collaborative research and personal experiences, Runaway Breakdown and the mysteries of lightning is a site-specific silk ceiling installation consisting of sculpture and film. The installation is inspired by quantum physics and lightning and promotes creative diversity, acknowledging five multimedia artists as co-creators.

This exhibition draws from ongoing research and years of creative practice within queer and diverse creative communities from both Melbourne and expanding relationships within international communities. This iteration is a part of a greater project for showing and giving space for Indigenous, underrepresented non-normative, queer, and neurodiverse artists.

Runaway Breakdown aims to ‘challenge traditional western educational protocols for framing and installing artworks’ by installing wall works from the ceiling. The project is conscious of resources, using repurposed materials to reduce waste, reduce energy resources and remain low-cost.

Note: The title refers to Runaway Breakdown and the mysteries of lightning, an essay by Alexander V. Gurevich and Kirill P. Zybin published in 2005 by Physics Today.

This project is supported by a City of Melbourne Arts Grant and Deft Creative.

See all projects by:

  • _/\_ lives and works in, Ngár-go (Fitzroy). Melbourne. Australia. _/\_is a sculptor creating transdisciplinary process-driven installations activated by performance (IAP) that are informed by learning from Indigenous Knowledge, the trickster, nurturing through collaboration, quantum physics, the queer ecologies of lightning, philosophy and looking back to find a path forward for expanded, inclusive social change. _/\_ am a queer, nonbinary, neuro-diverse emerging artist, a curator who identifies as lightning. _/\_ studio practice involves, sound technology, metalwork, magnets, bronze casting, sewing, beading, choreography, filmmaking, and assemblage using _/\_ objects of personal nostalgia as materials and digital media, printing onto silk and hemp and performance art.