KINGS Artist-Run


Open 12-5pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday

69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

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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

Tethered: logistics of suspension

Sophia Dacy-Cole

Front Gallery

An empty room with a table and some flyers in the corner.
The sound of white noise.The room is one storey up. Two sets of large windows face out onto the street.A projector near the back of the room is projecting through the window – onto nothing.Just after 6.30, two abseilers appear in view outside the right-hand window. They slowly descend, unfurling a plain white banner with them. As the banner unfurls, the role of the projector becomes clear, the banner is taking the place of a screen.The image on the banner clarifies as the climbers continue their descent – it is another abseiler, in another place. The image is life size and blurry, it looks to be archival footage – taken by activists on the ground for legal posterity.

The person in the projected image climbs up and down the rope, second guessing himself and swaying in the wind.

The climbers descend to the bottom.

The flyer speaks of suspension.

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