• Forty-Part Motet, 2001. Janet Cardiff (Canadian, born 1957). 40-track audio installation; 14 minutes in duration. Installation view at the Cité de l’Énergie, Shawinigan, Quebec National Gallery of Canada Photo © NGC
  • Forty-Part Motet, 2001. Janet Cardiff (Canadian, born 1957). 40-track audio installation; 14 minutes in duration. Installation view at the Cité de l’Énergie, Shawinigan, Quebec National Gallery of Canada Photo © NGC
  • Forty-Part Motet, 2001. Janet Cardiff (Canadian, born 1957). 40-track audio installation; 14 minutes in duration. Installation view at the Cité de l’Énergie, Shawinigan, Quebec National Gallery of Canada Photo © NGC
  • Forty-Part Motet, 2001. Janet Cardiff (Canadian, born 1957). 40-track audio installation; 14 minutes in duration. Installation view at the Rideau Chapel, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. National Gallery of Canada Purchased 2001
  • Forty-Part Motet, 2001. Janet Cardiff (Canadian, born 1957). 40-track audio installation; 14 minutes in duration. Installation view at the Rideau Chapel, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. National Gallery of Canada Purchased 2001
  • Forty-Part Motet, 2001. Janet Cardiff (Canadian, born 1957). 40-track audio installation; 14 minutes in duration. Installation view at the Rideau Chapel, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. National Gallery of Canada Purchased 2001
  • Forty-Part Motet, 2001. Janet Cardiff (Canadian, born 1957). 40-track audio installation; 14 minutes in duration. Installation view at the Rideau Chapel, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. National Gallery of Canada Purchased 2001
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Janet Cardiff

Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
Gartner Auditorium

The Cleveland Museum of Art and MOCA Cleveland proudly present Janet Cardiff (born March 1957, Brussels, Ontario) in an artist interview at the CMA. Working solo and in collaboration with her husband George Bures Miller, Cardiff creates audio works and multimedia installations that challenge perception by generating unexpected sensorial experiences. Cardiff's sensitive yet experimental approach to art-making has garnered international acclaim. The Paradise Institute, a 17-seat movie theater by Cardiff and Miller that is currently on view at MOCA, won the Venice Biennale Special Prize when it was unveiled in 2001. Forty-Part Motet (2001), a 40-speaker sound work on view in the Reid Gallery from May 4–July 7, is a stunning example of Cardiff's pioneering approach to audio-based installations. Don't miss this rare opportunity to join the artist in person as she discusses her dramatic, dimensional, uncanny work with David Norr, Chief Curator at MOCA Cleveland, with an introduction by Reto Thüring, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Following the program, experience The Paradise Institute and Forty-Part Motet! From 3:15 until 5:00, the UCI Learning Link bus will shuttle passengers between MOCA and CMA. Present your CMA ticket stub at MOCA for free admission to the museum.

$10 CMA & MOCA Members/ $15 Non-Members. Reserve your ticket online or by calling the Ticket Center at (216) 421-7350.

Presented at The Cleveland Museum of Art, from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this exhibition with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.