Brad Darkson is a South Australian visual artist currently working across various media including carving, sound, sculpture, multimedia installation, and painting. Darkson’s practice is regularly focused on site specific works. His current research interests include seaweed, surveillance, ritualised human behaviour, and the pitfalls of neo-capitalism, as well as reconnecting with culture. Conceptually Darkson’s work is often informed by strong ties to both his Narungga First Nations and Anglo Australian heritage. In 2015 he completed a BFA at the University of South Australia and in 2017 he completed an MFAD at the University of Tasmania. Selected exhibitions include Adelaide//International (Samstag Museum) 2020; International Symposium on Electronic Art (South Korea) 2019; VIETNAM – ONE IN, ALL IN (Country Arts SA national touring exhibition) 2019 – ongoing; The Return (group exhibition) Dark Mofo Hobart 2018; LOSS. GAIN. REVERB. DELAY. (solo exhibition) Vitalstatistix 2017.
EXPERIMENTA LIFE FORMS – In Development Interview: Brad Darkson and ‘Smart Object’
Conceptually, South Australian artist Brad Darkson’s work is informed by strong ties to both his Narungga First Nations and Anglo Australian heritage. In this interview Brad shares his concerns about the desire for sentience in Artificial Intelligence, his conversations with Uncle Moogy and Allan Sumner, and working with Flinders University to realise the technical aspects […]