William Yang’s US tour is well under way and with the recent news coming from Australia, Shadows is now even more relevant. Here are some articles to add to your experience of William’s performance at the Walker:
From May 2000 after the march in Sydney which William refers to in Shadows, Australians March in Support of Aborigines
And from the front page of the Times on February 13, 2008, Australia Says Sorry’ to Aborigines for Mistreatment .
For more insight into William’s relationship to Shadows please see his photo essay from MCA in Chicago.
And finally in closing, a note from our former Performing Arts curator, John Killacky, who originally brought William Yang to the Walker:
“I loved William and his tender fierce intensity, his work resonated in my psyche for years afterward. I am thrilled the Walker Art Center community will once again have a chance to encounter this very special artist.”
I will see you at the show,