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The Other Side of the Air

A walkthrough through Answer to the Call with Ben Hakalitz and Taloi Havini


Ocean Space
Admission fee
Free of charge

Reservation is required at the following link


English with simultaneous translation

Broadcasted from the studio of musician Ben Hakalitz, the session is intended as tell and listen to the score and the instruments of "Answer to the Call", Taloi Havini’s work for the Ocean Space.


In line with the rules to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the capacity of Ocean Space has been reduced to guarantee a safe experience.

Participation is free but reservation is required at this link.

Masks must be worn inside Ocean Space (properly covering both nose and mouth) and hands must be sanitized with the provided sanitizer upon entrance. A temperature check will be carried out at the entrance.


TALOI HAVINI was born in Arawa, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia. Havini's work is often a personal response to the politics of location exploring contested sites and histories connected within Oceania; employing photography, sculpture, immersive video and mixed-media installations. Working with living contemporary practitioners she is actively involved in community projects in Bougainville and Australia, such as the Women’s Wealth project exhibition. Havini has exhibited at Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Sharjah Biennial 13, UAE; 3rd Aichi Triennial, Nagoya; and 8th & 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Queensland Art Gallery | GoMA, Brisbane. Her artwork is held in public and private collections including the Sharjah Art Foundation, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, National Gallery of Victoria, and KADIST, USA.

BEN HAKALITZ has a musical career spanning over 35 years. He has toured worldwide with international artists including Yothu Yindi, Sanguma, and Tribe Of Jubal. Ben was awarded the Australia Centenary Medal for services to the Australian community through music. He worked on the soundtrack to Australian Director/Producer, Bill Bennett’s film: In The Savage Land (won an AFI Award, 1998). He also performed at the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sydney, and in the opening acts for Bon Jovi, Kylie Minogue (2003) and Carlos Santana’s Australian Tour (2004). Ben has also worked with Edou, DrumDrum, Toni Nation, Tamabaran Culture, Seaman Dan, Not Drowning, Waving and Telek. Ben co-wrote the music for the PNG’s National Theatre Company stage musical, Sana Sana, which was performed at the South Pacific Festival of Arts in the Cook Islands. Ben also worked on film soundtracks for Mr Pip composed and arranged by Tim Finn.