In a convent (2010) – Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller

Janet Cardiff

George Bures Miller

In contrast to their frequently monumental and extensive installations, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller turn their attention in this work to the intimacy of speaking on the telephone. In a convent consists of a vintage telephone connected to an iPod. When you pick up the telephone receiver, you hear Janet Cardiff’s voice recounting a dream. The installation is part of a series in which Cardiff and Miller focus on the telephone as a medium for storytelling while simultaneously investigating the narrative potential of dreams.


Further works in the exhibition:

I can’t remember (World turning) (2010)
sound sculpture
telephone, iPod, 5’55″
Courtesy the artists and Luhring Augustine, New York