Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller

The Murder of Crows

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Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller
The Murder of Crows

Text(s) by George Bures Miller, Janet Cardiff, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Catherine Crowston, graphic design by Verena Gerlach, ed. Catherine Crowsten

English

2011. 112 pp., 86 ills.

hardcover, with DVD and 3 D glasses

23.30 x 16.90 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-3177-5

Documentation and material on selected sound installations by the team of Cardiff and Miller—with a DVD, 3D effects, and 3D glasses

The Murder of Crows, the somber yet fascinating sound installation by the team of Canadian artists Janet Cardiff (*1957) and George Bures Miller (*1960) , evokes semiconscious dream visions, ancient myths, and last but not least Goya’s etching The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, which shows birds swarming around the head of a sleeping man dreaming. Besides this work, the volume presents selected older projects by the two artists as well as an enlightening text by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, artistic director of dOCUMENTA(13). Rounding out this elaborately designed artist’s book are an extensive interview with the artists, detailed information about the recording and playback techniques they employ, a DVD and 3D reproductions, and astonishing ornithological and literary texts referring to the title work that illustrate humankind’s special relationship with crows.

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The artists Janet Cardiff (*1957 in Brussels, Canada) and George Bures Miller (*1960 in Vegreville, Canada) have been working together since the mid-1990s, creating illusionary spaces. More »

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