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 concentrated on themes of cultural identity and the complex relationships that link cultural history and enquiry.
The words loss, gain, reverb and delay describe acoustic qualities as well as cultural and postcolonial experience. Through this installation, the artist will investigate the transmission of knowledge between generations, referencing the different ways in which Harkin himself has experienced and come to understand his Narungga Aboriginal cultural identity.
Drawing on his personal and family connections in Port Adelaide, as well as archived maritime related materials currently held by various institutions in Port Adelaide, LOSS. GAIN. REVERB. DELAY. is a project of cultural reconstruction and a location-embedded installation taking over the Waterside Workers Hall for Tarnanthi, Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.