7.5: Catalogue text for Interruptions show

Gallery one foyer

Portal (2018)

Two-channel sound installation

No set duration 

Two channels of sound intersect and evolve as their two distinct durations loop, overlap and interrupt each other. Sounds from South Africa transport listeners to the windy coastline of Durban. A sonic gateway to another continent. 


Project Space

Hydro-Static (2018)

Two-channel sound, plastic drum, wooden plinth, warm water

No set duration

Submerge your ears and listen. Hydro-Static unlocks a negative space, a sound portal, an intimate listening experience. This inverted art object provides access to what sounds within the body of water.



Sara Retallick is an artist based in Melbourne (Naarm), Victoria. Her work explores listening and human perception of sound and time in different listening situations. Integrating sound, video and installation, her practice synthesises fieldwork, collaboration and expanded listening to explore cultural and historical contexts of place. 

Retallick performs live audiovisual works as Golden Syrup, she is a founding member of CLIP sound art collective and regularly curates exhibitions and performances. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at galleries like Bus Projects and Stockroom in Victoria, UNSW Gallery in Sydney and at the nomadic International Symposium of Electronic Art 2018 in Durban, South Africa. She was awarded the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship in 2017, and her work has been financially supported by Creative Victoria, NAVA and Arts Victoria.