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Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller: The Murder of Crows

Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn, Crowston, Catherine, Cardiff, Janet, Miller, George Bures

Published by Hatje Cantz
ISBN 10: 3775731776 / ISBN 13: 9783775731775
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Title: Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller: The ...

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

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2011. Har/DVD. Hardcover. Editor(s): Art Gallery of Alberta. Num Pages: 112 pages, 60 colour illustrations, ca 17 3D illustrations. BIC Classification: AGC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 170 x 234 x 15. Weight in Grams: 420. The Murder of Crows. 112 pages, 60 colour illustrations, ca 17 3D illustrations. Editor(s): Art Gallery of Alberta. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: AGC. Dimension: 170 x 234 x 15. Weight: 420. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783775731775

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Synopsis: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller's "The Murder of Crows" is a surrealistic sound installation inspired in part by Goya's famous etching "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters." This hallucinatory work depicts a man asleep with owls and bats swooping menacingly around his head; Cardiff and Miller's title also refers to the habit among crows of flocking to a dead crow and cawing collectively, often for over a day, in a "crow funeral." The installation is composed of 98 speakers that visually mimic the flocking crows and issue both ambient and musical sounds, and a desk (mimicing Goya) with a megaphone from which Cardiff's voice relays a series of dreams. This artist's book account of the project--as well as selected earlier projects--includes documents, interviews with the artists, ornithological and literary texts referring to crows, plus a DVD and 3-D reproductions with glasses.

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