Janet Cardiff: Forty-Part Motet
01 Feb 2013 - 21 Apr 2013
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba
The publicly and critically acclaimed Forty-Part Motet is spending the Winter in Winnipeg. This brilliant sound sculpture by Canadian artist Janet Cardiff is a reworking of Spem in Alium (1575) by Thomas Tallis, an English composer from the 16th century. Forty separately-recorded choir voices are played back through speakers positioned in a circle in the exhibition space, inviting visitors to stand inside the music.
JANET CARDIFF. View of Forty-Part Motet at the Rideau Chapel, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC