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Telephone Time

Janet Cardiff (Canadian, born 1957) and George Bures Miller (Canadian, born 1960). Telephone Time, 2004. Sound installation on two minute loop, DVD, DVD player, telephone, desk, chair and lamp, edition 3/3, dimensions variable. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Albert H. Tracy Fund, by exchange and Charles Clifton Fund, 2008 (2008:2a-f). © 2004 Cardiff & Miller.

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© Cardiff & Miller

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George Bures Miller

Canadian, born 1960

Janet Cardiff

Canadian, born 1957

Telephone Time, 2004

sound installation on two-minute loop, telephone with mount, desk, chair, and desk lamp

Edition: 3/3

dimensions variable

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Albert H. Tracy Fund, by exchange and Charles Clifton Fund, 2008

2008:2a-f

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Installation (visual work)

Information may change due to ongoing research.Glossary of Terms

The visitor may sit down in a chair in front of a minimalist work desk, pick up the receiver from a ’60s-style telephone, and listen to a recording of a conversation between me and a man who went from being a professor of mathematics to a Buddhist monk. I ask him questions about the nature of space and time. The conversation keeps looping so that when a listener lifts the receiver he or she may start hearing the discussion at any point. 

—Janet Cardiff, on behalf of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Grindrod, British Columbia, Canada, May 10, 2016

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