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In photos: Janet Cardiff and Geoge Bures Miller's mixed-media installations at the AGO

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Internationally acclaimed Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, renowned for their light, sound and video mixed-media installations have produced an exhibition titled Lost in the Memory Palace at The Art Gallery of Ontario. Here is the duo at their exhibition on April 3, 2013.

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The exhibition is nearly seven years in the making, and a sort of mini-retrospective of their oeuvre at the AGO. It features seven mixed-media environments. Lost In The Memory Palace, where light in the room changes along with the music being played, is about “being able to transport yourself, as if you’re in a film,” Cardiff says.

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Another part of the exhibition is called Opera For A Small Room.

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Experiment in F-Sharp Minor.

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The Muriel Lake Incident.

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The Killing Machine lasts only five minutes, but it’s easily the most frightening space/experience in the show, as menacing robots, accompanied by the kerrang of electric guitars, whirl, twirl and probe like electronic Diplodocuses over what seems to be a dentist’s chair covered with a flossy fabric and restraining straps.

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This environment is called, The Storm Room. Co-curated by the AGO’s new curator of modern and contemporary art, Kitty Scott, the exhibition opens for a run of close to 41/2 months. Later it travels to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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