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.




What the Birds Knew Artist Talk: Ken + Julia Yonetani
from 12.30PM, Friday 17 August 2012

Exhibition dates: 3 August – 3 November 2012



What the Birds Knew
is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

The artists are supported by The NSW Artists’ Grant. The NSW Artists’ Grant is a NAVA initiative, made possible through the support of Arts NSW and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.