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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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The Blob

Alison Kennedy

03 August 2019–24 August 2019

“There is another world and it is this one.”
Anonymous possibly Paul Éluard

These works explore the intermediary zone where artist, work and technologies/media come together.

I am standing in the private space of my cluttered studio just as I find myself holding my VR equipment. I am standing motionless forever poised in endeavour interruptus.

It is not really me though, but a model of me melded with my private studio landscape and it is not really a model, but a series of photographic images technologically combined, to create a sort of three-dimensional replica. I say sort of because what has shown up is that my resemblance to this forever-stander appears dubious at best.

To my surprise, I am half swallowed by a blob of mysterious origin. Should I welcome this horror as it disrupts this studio world? Does the blob invite me to a new world that existed anyway?

Image: Selfie, Alison Kennedy, 2019, video still

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  • Alison Kennedy is currently completing her MFA at University of Melbourne. She is interested in the artist’s negotiation with technology and how this reveals a poetic truth about the world.