Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller The Killing Machine & Other Stories
October 21, 2007 – January 20, 2008
Through multi-media installations described as everything from “physical cinema” to “audio sculptures,” Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller entice participants into alternate realities through the use of sound and voice. Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller: The Killing Machine and Other Stories 1995-2007 presents ten installations that weave together independent but complimentary experiences.
Each piece imposes its own time and rhythm, uniting live theater and film, producing stories that live side by side in time. The exhibition will be presented in two separate venues, MAM at 101 West Flagler Street and Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Boulevard. The Freedom Tower venue will feature Cardiff’s Forty Part Motet, based on the 16th-century choral piece Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis. One of the installations on view at MAM will be the The Paradise Institute, 2001, which was created for the Canadian Pavilion of that year’s Venice Biennial and won both the Biennale di Venezia Special Award and the Benesse Prize.
Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller: The Killing Machine and Other Stories 1995-2007 is organized and co-produced by the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and the Institut Mathildenhöhe (Darmstadt, Germany) in collaboration with Miami Art Museum. In Miami, it is a MAC@MAM program coordinated by Adjunct Curator Rina Carvajal. The Freedom Tower venue is courtesy of Terra Group. Major support is provided by the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation in partnership with Porsche Cars North America. Additional support is provided by Terra Group, The Consulate General of Canada in Miami and MAM’s Annual Exhibition Fund.