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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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We offer our respect to Elders both past and present and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people.

Sliding shut, to the middle

Genevieve Pikó

04 August 2018–25 August 2018

Through paper and digital collage, this solo exhibition Sliding shut, to the middle explores ideas of digital materiality, time, appropriation, gender and memory.  The installation comprises of a single A4 collage and a video piece looping on a wall mounted monitor.

Erosion is present throughout the installation: of time, material and function. Pixelation as well as ‘glitches’ are embraced within Pikó’s practice and are explored as painterly gestures.

Found footage and imagery interacts with collective memory through which she investigates and deconstructs narrative expectations. Fragmentary female protagonists appear throughout these works – recontextualised figures questioning traditional female archetypes within Western filmmaking.

The viewer is invited to become a detective, investigating these fragmentary elements seeking truth or meaning, within each singular work and the installation as a whole. Layers of paper and texture, of black and white footage with colour footage, subtitles from an unheard conversation, digital landscapes and real-world photography merge creating a suggested narrative as well as evoking and alluding to psychological states.

Image: Genevieve Piko ‘In words, on paper and marble before that’ 2018

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  • Genevieve Pikó is a Melbourne based artist working predominantly in video installation. Pikó completed her Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours First Class) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2015 for which she received the Vice-Chancellor List Award. She has shown works at Blindside ARI, Kings ARI and Rubicon ARI.