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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.

Telemancer V

Haydn Allen


12 January 2019–02 February 2019

Waste as deity, as effigy, as energy. Haydn works with the cultural detritus – physical and digital – churned out by the city, manifesting installations composed of videos, photographs and assemblages. Artificial bodies vibrate in a constant state of flux; offerings to the cloud float by the intersection of the suburban and the spiritual. Re-recording, dissection and direction of found imagery becomes the stimulus for creation of objects. An articulation of object sentimentality, of sexuality, of the psychedelic and of a twenty-first century artistic spirituality. The Telemancer interprets and harnesses both the artist’s and society’s enormous shames and anxieties surrounding waste.

 

Image: Haydn Allen, 2018, Zodiac of the Furby (Stinger), C-Type Print on Dibond.

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  • Haydn Allen is a queer artist working predominantly with installation and video. Living and working in Melbourne, he recently completed his bachelor degree in Fine Art at The Victorian College of the Arts. Haydn’s practice is concerned with sustainability and ecology; he uses primarily recycled and scavenged materials. Works often respond directly to waste. Recent exhibitions include 'Alien Party in the Swamp' (2018) and 'To Slash' (2018) as well as public artwork 'fun, comfortable, and easy to be with' at the University of Melbourne Southbank campus.