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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.

Tension Sketch

Scott Morrison

02 April 2016–23 April 2016

Tension Sketch is a series of audio-visual studies towards tension, imbalance and disorder within the moving image. The works continue my interest in the use of the natural environment as source material but these works reflect my growing concern with the world we live in. This approach for my work was heavily influenced by a Canadian 2014 residency where I arrived amongst much destructive and despairing worldly activities, not only global but also within my home country of Australia. This resulted in a challenging and introspective period towards questions of why I’m making and work and towards what trajectory is the value of what I do.

Whilst not being overtly political, the style and compositional devices act as vessels for the embedded themes within each work. Abstraction of familiar occurrence, the environments presented act outside of their assumed order and look to challenge how we read the world around us. The use of the natural world acts as a counterpoint, where the sublime, the pristine is disrupted and the natural order of things is rearranged, distorted both subtle and obvious.

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  • Scott Morrison is an Australian video artist currently based in Melbourne. His practice is focused within video to create new ways of viewing both natural and synthetic environments. These rhythmic and undulating audio visual works combine an interest in the aesthetics of rural landscape, with an ability to bend his audience’s perception of density and time. Morrison is interested in how we can look and listen at the moving-image anew by reworking and re-imagining the natural world. He has exhibited, screened and performed extensively throughout Australia and abroad.