Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller are multidisciplinary artists whose work often explores sound. Their immersive installations utilize audio, theatrical elements, and narrative direction to create large-scale environments that augment the viewer’s reality.
The artists’ interactive “walks” are site-specific experiences, in which a viewer is guided through a space with the use of a binaural audio soundtrack and video. The artists’ seamlessly blend reality with a fictional narrative, manipulating the perception and experience of a physical environment. Locations have included Central Park, Los Angeles’s Disney Hall, and the Old Town district of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Their work has been shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, National Gallery of Canada, and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, among many others, and is in the collections of public institutions including Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and others. In 2011 they received Germany’s Käthe Kollwitz Prize, and in 2001, represented Canada at the 49th Venice Biennale, for which they received the Premio Speciale and the Benesse Prize.