Presented by Vitalstatistix in association with TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & 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 & Torres Strait Islander Art.
Image credit: Adam Murakami
Brad Harkin is a South Australian visual artist, working across various media including paint, resin, sound, sculpture, and installation. His current practice explores themes such as identity, ritualised human behaviour, memory, pilgrimage and technology. He has a Master of Fine Art and Design and background in music production, resulting in an amalgamation of visuals and audio in his portfolio. Conceptually, Darkson’s work is often informed by strong ties to both his Anglo Australian and Narungga Aboriginal heritage.