Janet Cardiff: The Murder of Crows

Janet Cardiff: The Murder of Crows
Library Shelf Location 18.CARD
Publication Date 2011
Description 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.
ISBN 9783775731775
Quantity 1
Pages 112 pp., 86 ills., 59 in color, 24 ills. in 3 D
Editor Catherine Crowsten
Format Hardback
Publisher Hatje Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart and Berlin
Related Artist Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Category Audio/Sound Art/Music
Keywords Animals, Birds
Artist's Nationality Canadian
Language English

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