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Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Opera for a Small Room, 2005
Mixed media installation with sound and synchronized lighting
Duration: 20 minutes, looped
102 2/5 x 118 x 177 inches
(260.1 x 299.72 x 449.58 cm)

Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller live and work in Grindrod, British Columbia. Collaborating since 1995, the artists are internationally recognized for their immersive multimedia works that create transcendent multisensory experiences which draw the viewer into often unsettling narratives.

Cardiff and Miller have had numerous solo shows at international venues including 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum; Vancouver Art Gallery; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Modern Art Oxford; Miami Art Museum; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; and Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt. Their work has also been included in recent group exhibitions and biennales such as the 19th Biennale of Sydney in 2014 and dOCUMENTA (13). Representing Canada at the 2001 Venice Biennale, the artists received the Biennale's Premio Prize and Benesse Prize. Recently, the artists debuted new site-specific commissions for Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, CA, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain. 

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Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
The Poetry Machine, 2017
Interactive audio/mixed-media installation including organ, speakers, carpet, computer and electronics
Dimensions variable
Installation view, Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything
April 12 – September 8, 2019
The Jewish Museum, New York
Photo: Frederick Charles

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
The Infinity Machine, 2015
Mixed media installation including antique mirrors, rotator, audio, and lighting
Dimensions variable

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Sad Waltz and the Dancer who couldn't dance, 2015
Mixed media installation including wooden desk, marionettes, robotics, audio, and lighting
Duration: Approximately 4 minutes, looped
55 1/16 x 27 1/2 x 62 15/16 inches
(140 x 70 x 160 cm)
Installation view, THE POETRY MACHINE & Other Works
May 3 – July 5, 2018
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
The Marionette Maker, 2014
Mixed media installation including caravan, marionettes, robotics, audio, and lighting
​Duration: Approximately 14 minutes, looped
184 x 222 x 130 inches
(467.4 x 563.9 x 330.2 cm)
Installation view at the Palacio de Cristal, Madrid, Spain

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Experiment in F# Minor, 2013
72-channel audio installation including speakers, photosensors, and wooden worktables
96 1/8 x 72 x 30 inches
(244.16 x 182.88 x 76.2 cm)

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Forest (for a thousand years...), 2012
Audio Installation
Duration: 28 minutes, looped
Presented at dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Alter Bahnhof Video Walk, 2012
Video walk
Duration: 26 minutes
Produced for dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
The Cabinet of Curiousness, 2010
Unique oak card catalogue with speakers and audio
52 x 17 1/2 x 27 inches
(132.08 x 44.45 x 68.58 cm)
Photo: Larry Lamay

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Writer's festival (penis), 2010
Telephone, iPod
Duration: 4 minutes, 33 seconds
5 3/8 x 9 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
(13.65 x 24.13 x 20.96 cm)

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
The Carnie, 2010
Moving carousel with synchronized audio and light
120 x 180 inches
(304.8 x 457.2 cm)

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Storm Room, 2009
Mixed media installation including wood and glass structure, water, audio, and strobe lighting
Duration: Approximately 10 minutes, looped
240 x 138 x 138 inches
(609.6 x 350.5 x 350.5 cm)

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
The House of Books Has No Windows, 2008
Installation with approximately 5,000 second hand books, without sound
78 3/4 x 69 x 43 1/3 inches
(200 x 175 x 110 cm)
Commissioned by Modern Art Oxford and The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and supported by Outset Contemporary Art Fund
Photograph: Andy Keate

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
The Murder of Crows, 2008
98-channel audio installation including speakers, table, and chairs
Duration: 30 minutes
Dimensions variable
Installation view at the Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 2009

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
The Killing Machine, 2007
Mixed media/audio installation
Pneumatics and robotics
Duration: 5 minutes
94 x 156 1/2 x 98 1/2 inches
(238.8 x 397.5 x 250.2 cm)

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Opera for a Small Room, 2005
Mixed media installation with sound and synchronized lighting
Duration: 20 mintes, looped
102 2/5 x 118 x 177 inches
(206.1 x 299.7 x 449.6 cm)

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Lullaby for a Traveling Man, 2004
Suitcase, speakers, electronic equipment, fiberglass
45 x 25 x 24 1/2 inches
(114.3 x 63.5 x 62.2 cm)

Janet Cardiff
The Forty Part Motet (A reworking of "Spem in Alium" by Thomas Tallis 1556), 2001
40 loud speakers mounted on stands, placed in an oval, amplifiers, playback computer
Duration: 14 minute loop with 11 minutes of music and 3 minutes of intermission
Dimensions variable
Installation view at Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, 2002

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Paradise Institute, 2001
Mixed Media
Duration: 13 minutes
200 3/4 x 43 1/3 x 118 inches
(510 x 110 x 300 cm)

Contact

For more information, please contact Julia Speed at julia@luhringaugustine.com.