Jan 31, 2013
By Michael Kramer
Internationally celebrated artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller are making their highly anticipated return to Toronto this spring with “Lost in the Memory Palace.”
It’s a selection of seven installations incorporating complex soundtracks, videos, and objects never before seen together in Canada.
The exhibition opens April 6th and runs until August 18th and includes a new work specially created by the pair for the AGO.
The gallery will also install Janet Cardiff’s celebrated soundscape Forty-Part Motet (2001) in the Henry Moore Sculpture Centre. It features 40 mounted audio speakers defining a round space, each one emitting a voice singing Thomas Tallis’s 1573 choral composition “Spem in Alium.” The arrangement of speakers gives participants the chance to explore choral music as they would a sculpture, by listening to it in parts and as a whole.