Artist Video: Ken + Julia Yonetani on What the Birds Knew

4A recently had a chat with Ken + Julia Yonetani just after the launch of their current exhibition at 4A, What the Birds Knew (3 August – 3 November 2012). They spoke about the use of Uranium Glass as a material in this exhibition and how it relates to our allure of the power of electricity and technology in the digital age. In the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan last year they also hope to manifest in the exhibition the fear of radiation in contemporary Japan and parallel the cultural anxieties shared between the Japanese, and Indigenous Australians through the Aboriginal story of the Green Ant Dreaming.