Janet Cardiff/George Bures Miller
The Secret Hotel
Bregenz, Austria: Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2006
107 pp, 25 x 22 cm., hardcover
Edition size unknown
Published in April 2006, in conjunction with a collaborative installation by Cardiff and Miller at the Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria. Edited by Eckhard Schneider, with essays by Jörg Heiser and Matthias Lilienthal, the book contains text in both German and English, and is accompanied by a CD and vinyl single. The latter contains excerpts from the pair's "Opera for a Small Room."
"The artists break down music, noise, speech, physically and optically accessible spaces, perspectives, found objects, architectonic sculptures, filmed images, and constructed images, then rearrange the constituent parts. The elements coalesce in their works to form a passage through intensified sense impressions, a passage during which it is difficult to distinguish clearly between actual experience and artistically produced perceptual constructs."