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June 16, 2005

Janet Cardiff


Invisible Architectures

"For the second consecutive summer, Janet Cardiff’s celebrated audio tour Her Long Black Hair is being presented by the Public Art Fund in Central Park. But this isn’t Cardiff’s only summer engagement on the East Coast. The percussive sound installation Pandemonium, made collaboratively with her partner George Bures Miller, is at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia until November 1. Here, art critic and historian Megan Heuer discusses Cardiff’s use of sound to examine the phenomenology of social settings.

Since the 1980s, Janet Cardiff has made art that employs sound as a physical material. In the elaborate installation The Dark Pool, (1995) sounds are located within an enigmatic, cluttered study and shift according to where one stands. Her binaural audio walks use her own recorded whispering to direct the participant’s movement through a landscape. Much of Cardiff’s work explores the nature of subjectivity within the highly mediated universe of contemporary culture, questioning the boundaries between fact and fiction, reality and memory or fantasy..." Continue reading Invisible Architectures by Megan Heuer, NYFA Current.

Posted by jo at June 16, 2005 07:44 AM