Kris Lock, "Exegesis for the Modern Detoxer"

8 Jun 2017 – 23 Jun 2017

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Maxilla Space is proud to host the work of recent Camberwell College of Art graduate, Kris Lock, whose work ruminates on distortions of potential realities, mixing/conflicting narratives, and the ability of objects/materials/matter to act as thresholds into alternative points of existence.


Concerned with speculative futures and internal fictions, ‘Exegesis for the Modern Detoxer’ beholds the earth speaking through words again. Clay mask therapies become embroiled with ancestry and meditation becomes an archival access point.  Geologies are sacrificially formed in order to view the erosion of bits and the interplay between silicon and silicate.  Questions of preserving and archiving are re-narrated through our proximities to earth, technology and mnemonics. An examination of modern conditions, and fascinations with the external, slips through porous surface into sediments and echolocations. An archaeology of memory uncovered through soft movement.

A robed teacher, Enki, garbed in lux capitalist ceremonial wear shines a guiding light on a modern practice for wellbeing. A combination of hardened mud masks and meditative routines explore allegories of locality and topography through a haptic connection to the earth and to clay, its properties are dissected and reimagined as something that cultivates a morphological approach to memory, inheriting knowledge and story telling, crystallising connections between purifying and petrifying.


Supported by ACAVA


Gerard Carson

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Kris Lock

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