Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller - The Berlin Files
  Year :   2003
  Location :   Germany
  Worktype :   Installation
  Materials:   Film
  Info :   Whitechapel Gallery, London





 
  Work Details  
  features film sequences that echo the disjointed space and time of dreams - a photo of a woman, a frozen landscape or a run-down night club. The voiceover hints at narratives of search, danger and loss echoed in the soundtrack. Images are used to trigger emotions while three-dimensional sound seeps beyond the film to merge celluloid reality with our own. The audience sits in the middle of a 12 sided dark room surrounded by 12 speakers with a film projected onto one wall from scenes shot in Berlin and Canada. The film creates an abstract narrative into which the audience may enter at any point.