Janet Cardiff at Luhring Augustine

 

Luhring Augustine present the 3rd solo show by Canadian duo Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller create immersive multimedia works, combining film sound space and quintessential element of sound. The result is a multisensory immersion into a complex and monotone narrative decorated by a whirlwind of lights and layers.
Telephones hooked up to iPods with titles like We’re in some strange country, Wallet, I can’t remember (World turning), I was a blond man.

The Carnie is a carousel that cranks up in speed as the thundering music fills the dark space. The soundtrack of carnival music played backwards is amped through various speakers at several points on the sculpture creating an encompassing resonance of sound.

View a brief clip of the carousel in motion above, note the intensity and bravado of the sound.

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