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.
One of the two pieces Cardiff and Miller have created for this year’s Documenta is Alter Bahnhof Video Walk, an audio-and-video-led walk through the Kassel train station. Cardiff and Miller have posted a video of the piece on their YouTube page, and the video gives you a pretty good idea of what the piece is like. One of the things Cardiff, Miller and I discuss is how they came to be confident that the audience would ‘obey’ Cardiff’s spoken instructions, such as how she led it to this train overlook.