69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

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Disability Access: KINGS Artist-Run is a wheelchair accessible venue. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair accessible toilet. Please contact the gallery with any access requirements and we will endeavour to support your visit.

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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.

Workshop of filthy creation

Ian Haig

08 February 2013–02 March 2013

Nothing truly stays dead anymore, everything is reanimated and brought back from the grave, including the human body; here life is hacked together in the garage from an assortment of human organs, gaffer tape, grinding motors and electricity. These newly reanimated, mutant organs have no purpose and function; it is mutation for its own sake, the birth of a new hybrid species, part human, and in some cases part monkey.

Mary Shelley meets zombie apocalypse or perhaps the pathology of a serial killer. Workshop of filthy creation is also about the reactivation of a new kind of body, and the new disturbing possibilities of what the human body could be. So amongst the viscera and gore, there is a weird sense of  twisted and ugly potential here, of new possibilities of the future human body.

Ian Haig works at the intersection of visual arts and media arts. His work explores the strangeness of everyday reality and focuses on the themes of the human body, devolution, abjection, transformation and psychopathology, often seen through the lens of low cultural forms.

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