November 10, 2007

The Killing Machine Comes to the U.S.

by Noah Wardrip-Fruin · , 11:36 am
Smart Machines at Boston Computer Museum

The Killing Machine and Other Stories 1995-2007 features 11 installations by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. Previously on view in Germany, it’s now at the Miami Art Museum and Freedom Tower, October 21, 2007 to January 20, 2008. These two artists use sound and space in a way that evocatively pushes at the edges of what we might consider fiction.

Check out the Turbulence post for more detail, or peruse sample pages from the book (which also comes in a collector’s edition).

4 Responses to “The Killing Machine Comes to the U.S.”


  1. Greg J. Smith Says:

    If you’ve never had the pleasure of experiencing a Janet Cardiff installation, I highly recommend doing so. Her surround sound installation Fourty-Part Motet is one of the most incredible pieces of art (and music) I have explored.

  2. Flo Says:

    Unfortunately, I have not seen Forty Part Motet. I missed it by 10 minutes and could only see the last visitors leave before it closed. Argh! :)

    Another great installation by these two artists is Opera for a Small Room. It’s one of the best I’ve ever seen. I’m not sure if it’s included in this exhibition, though.

  3. noah Says:

    According to the MAM website:

    The Freedom Tower venue will feature Cardiff’s Forty Part Motet, based on the 16th-century choral piece Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis.

    And it looks like, according to Canadian Art, the previous version of the show included Opera for a Small Room.

    Also check out the interview on the Turbulence site.

  4. mary Says:

    ooh i hope it comes to nyc. Janet Cardiff’s “Her Long Black Hair” is a must-experience.

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