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Angela Tiatia, Holding On (still from digital moving image), 2015, 12:12 mins, single-channel High Definition video, 16:9, colour, sound. Courtesy the artist and Alcaston Gallery, Narrm Melbourne.
The Pacific Ocean is rich with the history of human passage but marred by our misuse of the marine environment. Through painting, video, sculpture, installation and photography, eight artists with ties to the region tease apart the complex history linked to these waters that both isolate us from—and connect us to—the rest of the world. Presented for the 2017 Adelaide Festival, Countercurrents responds to the global concerns of the concurrent exhibition, The Ocean After Nature, and features works by Daniel Boyd; Baden Pailthorpe; Alex Seton; Fiona Tan; Angela Tiatia; James Tylor; and Ken + Julia Yonetani.
A Samstag Museum of Art exhibition for the 2017 Adelaide Festival, curated by Gillian Brown with Erica Green, and generously assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.