Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Music and Art: Janet Cardiff

The Forty Part Motet, MoMA, NY

I saw this installation at PS1. At PS1 the room was lined with windows and it was lightly snowing outside. Ann and I walked around the space and you could hear each individual voice from each speaker as you passed which of course melded into one beautiful aural and sculptural experience. Sitting on benches at opposite ends of the gallery, we looked up and discovered we were both demurely sobbing. We then immediately burst out laughing at the absurdity and beauty of crying openly in an art exhibition.

More about the artist and piece here.


Walker said...

I'm jealous you got to experience this piece in person. I first heard about it a few years ago and have been dying to catch it somewhere ever since. I don't know if I'll make it to NY in time, but I hope I can.

Meredith said...

this is one of those things that i'd love to hear right now, from my desktop, but i know it would be so different outside of the exhibition.bummer.