Goldberg Aberline Studio
+ Sharon and Kaye Warrie
Yindjibarndi Nation (Pilbara Desert)
Red Air is a celebration of the Australian landscape, created in collaboration with two sisters - Yindjibarndi artists Sharon and Kaye Warrie. The work is about exploring the spirit of the land as part of a contemporary Australian identity.
"This a body of work that we created over several years - creating something that celebrates Australia's ancient culture - whilst creating something very new, collaborative and modern.
By day, the work erupts with vivid hand created prints and colours, by night it takes on a magical ethereal feel." - Maurice Goldberg
"We fell in love with the spirit of the Warrie’s art. Having grown up in the Pilbara myself, I was surprised by how my childhood stories resonated with theirs. The work is about the love of that desert landscape, but in a completely abstract way.
Sharon and Kaye are part of Cheeditha Art - an art collective working out of the Pilbara Desert in Western Australia.
Together, we drafted bold prints that captured the spirit of the land, and we deliberately merged them together in one collective work. We wanted to blur the lines between each artist in the project, because the key aspect of this work I believe is collaboration." - Matt Aberline
A bold combination of Aboriginal and contemporary artwork, the installation is designed to be equally powerful by day as it is by night when the forms are internally illuminated.
The work includes an ethereal soundtrack by Josie Alec (Ngarluma Nation) and Richard Star, a producer based in Darwin. The soundtrack features a single woman’s voice singing, and clap sticks, creating complex repeating rhythmic patterns.
About the work:
Red Air is 9 large inflatable pieces, which are configureable to suit each site
The largest piece is 5m high
The pieces are engineered to all weather conditions, and 60 mph winds.
The Karijini Experience - Pilbara Desert, WA
The Glow Festival - Melbourne, Vic
The Real Festival - Sydney, NSW
Enlighten - Canberra, ACT