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Kim Gordon is an influential American artist, musician, and writer, born on April 28, 1953, in Rochester, New York. She is best known as a founding member of the iconic alternative rock band Sonic Youth. Gordon played a pivotal role in shaping the band’s distinctive sound and image. Her unique blend of punk, noise, and experimental rock contributions to Sonic Youth made her a seminal figure in the music world.

From the late 1970s onward, Kim Gordon has maintained an art practice characterised by its personal and non-linear nature, embracing experimentation. During her early career under the moniker Design Office, Gordon’s work was dedicated to dismantling and scrutinising established artistic conventions. This period defined her dynamic techniques and audacious exploration. The first ones took the form of interventions in private homes, the artist acting equal parts psychologist and failed interior decorator.

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Victoria 3015, Australia

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The Substation Galleries are currently closed, and will reopen on Thursday 30 May with 'Object of Projection' by Kim Gordon.

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