Transition Talk: Marco Chiandetti

Marco Chiandetti, ‘The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?’, 2016 (detail), mixed-media installation, dimensions variable. Installation view (2016) at Mortuary Station for the 20th Biennale of Sydney. Courtesy the artist. Created for the 20th Biennale of Sydney. This project was made possible through the generous support of Julian and Liane Knights. Photograph: Tai Spruyt
Marco Chiandetti, ‘The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?’, 2016 (detail), mixed-media installation, dimensions variable. Installation view (2016) at Mortuary Station for the 20th Biennale of Sydney. Courtesy the artist. Created for the 20th Biennale of Sydney. This project was made possible through the generous support of Julian and Liane Knights. Photograph: Tai Spruyt

20th Biennale artist Marco Chiandetti and University of Newcastle’s animal cognition expert Dr Andrea Griffin discuss the symbolism of birds in mythology and place, animal cognition, and the mechanisms of social learning in relation to the mynah bird.

Location

Mortuary Station Regent Street, Chippendale, NSW 2008