Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Roald Dahl, et al.
The multimedia works of Canadian artist duo Janet Cardiff (born 1957) and George Bures Miller (born 1960) are often reminiscent of whimsical childhood experiences such as fairgrounds. This monograph documents six large-scale installations on the subject of the entertainment industry.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Okwui Enwezor, Ingvild Goetz, León Krempel, Rainald Schumacher.
The immersive soundscape installations and intimate environments of the Canadian artist duo Janet Cardiff (born 1957) and Georges Bures Miller (born 1960) present an ongoing series of chapters in the life of the ghost in the machine. Their works describe tales of tag-sale menace and shared loneliness through aural means, wholly reconceiving the gallery experience. A pioneering collector of new media art, Ingvild Goetz has assembled a significant series of works by Cardiff and Miller over the years, and this publication presents this important collection for the first time. Texts by Goetz, Okwui Enwezor, León Krempel and Rainald Schumacher provide background details and references to each work that shed light on its place in the artists’ oeuvre, with a particular focus on the couple’s very personal and theatrical use of sound.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Ralf Beil, Bartomeu Marí. Text by Christy Lange, Jeanni R. Lee, Ralf Beil, Bartomeu Marí.
The Canadian artist-team Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller have built up an impressive multimedia practice in which sound and voice are both material and subject. Their disorienting sound environments derive their sources from a wide spectrum of musical, literary and cinematic genres such as medieval plainsong, pulp fiction, literary fiction or film noir, transforming a walk along a street into a hallucinatory existential thriller in which visual and aural input can wildly clash or mesh. Cardiff and Miller first gained international recognition for collaborations such as "The Secret Hotel," in which participants were able to experience the atmospheres of rooms in a grand hotel, and "The Paradise Institute," a hit with visitors at the 2001 Venice Biennial, which conjured a turn-of-the-century movie theater in which the main role was played by a parallel soundtrack of noises that usually disturb audiences: whispers, coughs and rustling bags of popcorn. A concise retrospective, The Killing Machine and Other Stories 1995-2007 profiles such previous works alongside more recent ones that have never been published before. It is a comprehensive reader, containing previously unpublished written and visual material, and pertinent literature on the oeuvre of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Foreword by Francesca von Habsburg.
This is the definitive edition documenting Janet Cardiff's audio Walks in Paris, London, and New York. For these walks, Cardiff provided gallery-goers with walkmans which led them through the cities relying solely on the acoustic guide. The urban environment thus became the scene of a mysterious narrative in which the visitors became ever more involved. An artist's book with a CD that “guides” readers through the book with regards to text and illustrations.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 224 pgs / 40 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/15/2005 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2005 p. 137
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883758244SDNR30 List Price: $80.00 CDN $95.00
Published by P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. Essay by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev. Foreword by Alanna Heiss, Glenn Lowry and Marcel Brisebois.
Shifting between fact and fiction, between the experience of the real and our projections, fantasies, and desires, Janet Cardiff's audio-video and multimedia installations explore the complexity and vertiginous nature of subjectivity in a highly technological world. They are interactive pieces where visitors are asked to touch, listen, smell, and often move through an environment shaped both by our perceptions and by the artist's alteration of them. With references to film noir, science fiction, cyber-punk and various other filmic genres, her works, often created in collaboration with husband George Bures Miller, address the constant need to negotiate between presence and loss of self, memory and experience, sensation and imagination.