This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. The Canadian duo’s The Murder of Crows (2008) will receive its U.S. debut at New York’s Park Avenue Armory on August 3 and will remain on view through September 9. Cardiff and Bures Miller are also showing two new pieces at Documenta, in Kassel, Germany through September 16.
Cardiff and Miller’s sound pieces are full of sounds such as dogs barking or crackling fire, virtually all of them created by Cardiff and Miller themselves. Some sounds — including the sound of fire, which accompanies this visual in The Paradise Institute (2001, video + audio here) — can be something of a problem for them. They explain why on this week’s show!