Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller - In Real Time
  Year :   2001
  Location :   USA
  Worktype :   Video Walk
  Materials:   -
  Info :   Carnegie Institute Library





 
  Work Details  
  I was sitting in the living room with the video camera taping as George and I were having coffee, moving the camera around the room. Then I replayed it and found myself unconsciously following the pan of the recorded shot and being disconcerted when George, having gotten up, wasn’t in the shot where he was supposed to be. I realized that it was the same kind of strange situation as the telescope pieces we had done where the architecture remains the same but the people and cars change. The viewer becomes like the robotic head of the telescope moving to align the prerecorded video to the physical world. When Madeleine Grynsztejn invited me to do an audio walk for the Carnegie I suggested that I try a new format, a video walk. It was a complete experiment but it opened up the walks to a whole new discourse and level of experimentation for us. The story became a narrative using the idea of the audience / participant as a ‘rat’ in a maze, testing the limits of reality. Accessed 04.11.2008 from http://www.cardiffmiller.com/artworks/walks/realtime.html