Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

These two had an exhibition at the Fruitmarket Gallery over the summer and their installation OPERA FOR A SMALL ROOM was my favourite piece in the whole festival.. I think I went back about 5 times.. each time with different people.  I have pasted in a small link of Miller being interviewed about the piece and during this he refers to a sense of immersion.. and that so reminds about what I enjoyed so much.. each piece started with a comfortable sense of being detached observer watching a performance but a creeping sense of actually being part of what was happening would develop.  Also their work plays with a sense of time.. you feel you are watching a linear piece with time marching forward.. but a a sense of being stuck in a loop or going backwards and forwards at once.  Brilliant.


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