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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.

You Transform Everything into a Boat

Camila Galaz

06 August 2017–26 August 2017

In ‘You Transform Everything into a Boat’, Camila Galaz uses painting and video to explore her Chilean heritage through the lens of post-memory – a historical memory of events or places transferred over generations, both individual and collective. This begins with two moments from her father’s life: his move to Valparaíso as a teenager to join the Navy on conscription and when he subsequently became part an armed leftist guerrilla organisation fighting against the Pinochet regime.

I once asked my father if he joined the navy because he liked boats or if he liked boats because he joined the navy. He didn’t have an answer but said that when he went back to Santiago after Valparaíso he couldn’t remember his room being so small, that the bed barely fit with space to move. As a child it had felt like the ocean.

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  • Camila Galaz lives and works in Melbourne, where she completed Honours in Fine Art in 2012. In her painting and video-based practice, she explores the role of performance and memory in the construction of identity. She also works collaboratively with the art collective TBP. –