Presented by Vitalstatistix in association with TARNANTHI | Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.
LOSS. GAIN. REVERB. DELAY. is a sound and sculptural work by South Australian artist Brad Harkin. This project is focused on the complex links between family history and identity.
The words loss, gain, reverb and delay describe acoustic qualities as well as themes associated with Harkin’s family and social identity. Through this installation, the artist will investigate his own sense of belonging and family unification, referencing the different ways in which Harkin himself has experienced and come to understand his family’s shared sense of social justice and engagement with the trade union movement across several generations.
Drawing on his personal and family connections in Port Adelaide, as well as archived union and maritime related materials currently held by various institutions in Port Adelaide, LOSS. GAIN. REVERB. DELAY. is a project exploring family and community identity through a location-embedded installation taking over the Waterside Workers Hall for Tarnanthi, Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.
Image credit: Adam Murakami