Janet Cardiff and George Miller (2002-03-21)

Janet Cardiff
Practice: Performance, Photography, Sound, Video Installation, Interactive Film
Date of Lecture: 2002-03-21

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Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller have forged a multimedia practice that international critics have identified as one of the most significant conceptual art breakthroughs in the last decade. Singularily and in tandem, Cardiff and Miller have presented their work at some of the most important venues for contemporary art in the world, including the Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, the Muenster Sculpture Project, Muenster, Germany, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Tate Modern in London.

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The Paradise Institute, 2001 © Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

The two artists were recently awarded the prestigious jury’s Special Award at the 2001 Venice Biennale for their work titled The Paradise Institute, the first Canadian artists to do so. The jury stated that Cardiff and Miller won “for involving the audience in a new cinematic experience where fiction and reality, technology and the body converge into multiple and shifting journeys through space and time.”

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, based in Lethbridge, Alberta, are currently living and working in Berlin.

Additional Links: http://www.cardiffmiller.com/