Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, The Paradise Institute, 2001, wood, theater seats, DVD, DVD player, digital projector, headphones, and mixed media, 10' x 37' 5“ x 16' 9”.


Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Plaça dels Angels, 1
February 2–May 1

Institut Mathildenhöhe

May 20–August 26

Miami Art Museum
101 West Flagler Street
October 21–January 20

Curated by Ralf Beil and Bartomeu Marí

Plunging audiences into cinematic scenarios, messing with their identifying mechanisms, intensifying and queering their sense of physical location, the multisensory works of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller afford an oddly contradictory escapism. Curated by Ralf Beil and Bartomeu Marí and co-organized by MACBA and the Institut Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt, this show will address, among other themes, the crucial role of the voice in Cardiff and Miller’s dramatic microcosms. There will be one solo project by each artist and eight installations made collaboratively by Cardiff and Miller between 1995 and 2006. The catalogue is conceived as a reader, with texts by Jorge Luis Borges, Philip K. Dick, Viktor Tausk, and other writers who have influenced the artists.Travels to the Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany, May 20–Aug. 26; Miami Art Central, Dec. 4, 2007–Apr. 24, 2008.