The Muriel Lake Incident
The "Muriel Lake Incident" a 1999 multimedia installation work by two internationally renowned Canadian artists: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Opening December 6 from 4 pm - 8 pm.
MOCA Calgary is proud to present two fine exhibitions for the holiday season. In the upper gallery we present The Muriel Lake Incident a 1999 multimedia installation work by two internationally renowned Canadian artists: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. The visitor stands in front of a large wooden box looking through a rectangular opening to see a miniature model of a cinema with grey, empty rows of seats and a small projection screen onto which a film is being projected. Listening on a pair of headphones they hear the 3-dimentional (biaural) sounds of the film, a woman next to them talking and eating popcorn and a surprise ending including a gunshot and a frightened audience.
The artistic partnership of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller continues to be commissioned worldwide to create works and exhibitions for the most prestigious art museum collections and special exhibitions, including New York's Museum of Modern Art and this year, dOCUMENTA 13 in the Kassel, Germany. Canada and the world lavish praise and awards upon their achievments. Residents of Grindrod, B.C and Berlin, Germany, their magnificent career is a source of pride to Canada.The presentation of The Muriel Lake Incident at MOCA allows our audiences to view what the world has come to covet, as well as to celebrate and acknowledge the work of the revered artistic forces living within our region. Their works have garnered many international awards including: two at the prestigious 48th Venice Biennale, 2001: La Biennale di Venezia Special Award plus The Benesse Prize.