Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller Exhibition

Maison Hermès

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This exhibition presents representative sound and video installations by artist duo Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, who are known for their evocative aural and visual environments that liberate audiences from humdrum visual experiences.

Janet Cardiff (b. 1957) and George Bures Miller (b. 1960) are Canadian artists who are based in Grindrod, British Columbia and Berlin, Germany. This exhibition presents two major works by them.

"The Forty-Part Motet" (2001) is a 40-track audio installation played through 40 speakers. The speakers are placed in a way that allows viewers to listen to different voices and experience different combinations as they progress through the work. Gradually, as they immerse themselves in the environment, 40 choir voices come together to present a harmony, liberating them from a dull visual experience. This piece was successfully exhibited at various venues in Europe and the US, and is being presented for the first time in Japan.

"Night Canoeing" (2004) is a video piece presented in a pitch-black room, inviting audiences to be part of the holistic sensory experience of going down a river with a spotlight. The piece creates an intimate feeling of being in the same boat, as well as the mysterious intensity of seeing other travelers pass by within the darkness. Utilizing technology, Cardiff and Miller successfully create an emotional world that sharpens our senses.

[Image: "Night Canoeing" (video still) (2004) Mixed media installation]

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Schedule

From 2009-02-24 To 2009-05-17
Monday - Saturday 11:00-20:00 (last entry 19:30), Sunday 11:00-19:00 (last entry 18:30), Closed on March 18th (Wed).

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