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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 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

Self Qare

Lou Fourie

Side Gallery
6 Apr 2019–27 Apr 2019
Opening 6pm Friday April 5th

A home-made system for self-recovery and self care. Hand-crafted devices, training machines, meditation pods. Text screens and spoken human voice instruct, guided by looping code. D.I.Y meets high-tech upmarket commodities. #upcycled, #artisinal, #bespoke, #futuretech. Personal training machines randomly generate instructions for mind-body health routines, designed to improve daily performance. Consumer ideals of the body are hacked. The code endlessly generates new possibilities. Human voice embodies different arrangements of text. Intuitively-crafted inventions evoke bodily activities. The body’s material entanglement with consumer technologies becomes recomposed through a schizophrenic and queer poetry of objects, computer code and spoken words.

Lou Fourie, 2018, pod1, bathtub, foam, timber, plastic

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  • Lou Fourie pursues the notion of life as art, focusing on relational activities of the everyday. Artistic investigations include performative interactions through media and technology, experimenting with entanglements that blur the boundaries between self and other, human and non-human, and subtly queering normative ideals perpetuated in popular media and technological structures.