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Canadian Artists Abroad: Janet Cardiff, Royal Art Lodge

1. Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

31 July – 28 September 2008

The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, The Killing Machine, 2007. Image: e-flux.com

The exhibition includes the early installation Dark Pool, 1995, in which viewers are invited to move through a room full of abandoned furniture, carpets, books, empty dishes and mechanical paraphernalia, eavesdropping on sound fragements that tell a story of a “Dark Pool”. Also included is the piece Opera for a Small Room 2005, a simply-constructed shed, containing almost 2,000 records and eight record players, which turn on and off as the room begins to perform for an audience.

The most recent work in the exhibition, The Killing Machine, 2007, was partly inspired by Franz Kafka’s In the Penal Colony, and partly by the American system of capital punishment. A mechanical ballet activated by the viewer, it takes an ironic, mesmerising and menacing approach to machines designed to torture and kill.

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, The Dark Pool, 1995. Image: youtube.com

Please click HERE for more info.

Read an article on the Edinburgh Festival, from the New Scotsman, HERE.


13 June- 28 September

Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Spain

The Royal Art Lodge. Image: photobucket.com

Michael Dumontier, Marcel Dzama and Neil Farber are the three artists included in the first major exhibition of the work by Royal Art Lodge to be organized in Spain.

For the RAL website, please click HERE.

For info on the exhibition (Spanish only), please click HERE.

Some works by the RAL – all images: royalartlodge.com





5 Responses to “Canadian Artists Abroad: Janet Cardiff, Royal Art Lodge”

  1. Bill says:

    I really like the Royal Art Lodge! When are we going to see some of their work in Toronto again? It’s been years, I think!

  2. honestly says:

    art lodge is dead

  3. Bill says:

    Why? Because they are showing internationally more frequently? Because the members each have pretty successful solo careers? I don’t see the momentum slowing down…

    Ohhhh….wait….it’s because they’re POPULAR now. I get it…

  4. Bill says:

    Oh, and I should also say that the image that you’ve included here by the RAL (“Poster Making”) is actually an editioned print commissioned by a lovely couple who’ve just recently started a print business, collaborating with artists they know. They’ve also developed a print by RAL’s Michael DuMontier and a Neil Farber print is currently in the works. More information about them can be found here: http://www.paulandwendyprojects.com

  5. You're wrong says:

    dead dead dead

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