Janet Cardiff and Georg Bures Miller

*1957 in Brussels, Canada *1960 in Vegreville, Canada

live and work in Berlin and Grindrod BC

Dreams – Telephone Series

2010, sound objects

courtesy of the artists and Luhring Augustine, New York

Cardiff & Miller, Writer's Festival (penis), 2010, Courtesy of the artists and Luhring Augustine, New York

Cardiff & Miller, Writer's Festival (penis), 2010, Courtesy of the artists and Luhring Augustine, New York


Die drei neuen Arbeiten aus einer Serie mit historischen Telephonapparaten setzen das spezielle Interesse des Künstlerduos am narrativen Potential von Träumen fort. Hebt man die Hörer der Apparate ab, erzählt die Stimme der Künstlerin in unnachahmlicher Weise aus ihren Träumen. In filmszeneartigem Erzählstil wie etwa in ‘Opened like a film (crap)’, vom Geschlechtsverkehr mit Schweinen auf einer Party in ‘Writer’s Festival (penis)’ und von irrealen „Drehmomenten“ in ‘I can’t remember (world is turning)’.

Cardiff & Miller, Opened like a film set (crap), 2010, Courtesy of the artists and Luhring Augustine, New York

Cardiff & Miller, Opened like a film set (crap), 2010, Courtesy of the artists and Luhring Augustine, New York

The three new works from a series with vintage telephones continue to engage with the artist duo’s special interest in the narrative potential of dreams. When a receiver is picked-up the female artist’s voice relates from her dreams in an earie manner. ‘Opened on like a film set (crap)’ uses an explicitly film-like narrative style, ‘Writer’s festival (penis)’ tells of sleeping with pigs at a party, and there are unreal scenarios where men swing speakers in ‘I can’t remember (world turning)’.

Cardiff & Miller, I can't remember (world is turning), 2010, Courtesy of the artists and Luhring Augustine, New York

Cardiff & Miller, I can't remember (world is turning), 2010, Courtesy of the artists and Luhring Augustine, New York

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