Brad Darkson / Hold Me

In ‘Hold Me’, audiences listen in on a frustrated phone conversation between Adelaide-based artist Brad Darkson and a Centrelink worker trying to unravel the ramifications of a robo-debt, interspersed by the relentless sound of the hold music. While we’re all working from home due to COVID-19, Samstag curator Gillian Brown discusses this eerily prescient work with Darkson, over the phone.

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Recorded remotely by Denam Moore of the Message Pod in April 2020.

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