Janet Cardiff The Forty Part Motet

Co-Presented By:

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture and SFMOMA

Through Jan 18th

Janet Cardiff's The Forty Part Motet

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art co-present the California debut of Janet Cardiff’s immersive sound installation The Forty Part MotetThe Forty Part Motet is a 40-part choral performance of English composer, Thomas Tallis’s 16th-century composition Spem in Alium, sung by the Salisbury Cathedral Choir. The performance is played in a 14-minute loop that includes 11 minutes of singing and 3 minutes of intermission.

Individually recorded parts are projected through 40 speakers arranged inward in an oval formation, allowing visitors to walk throughout the installation, listening to individual voices along with the whole. Cardiff’s layering of voices creates an emotionally evocative sound sculpture that feels intimate, even within a public space.

Admission is free; advanced tickets are sold out, limited same day walk-up tickets will be offered as available.

The Forty Part Motet by Janet Cardiff is co-presented by Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Kind loan support is provided by the Kramlich Collection and Tate, through the Tate Americas Foundation.

Janet Cardiff

Cardiff lives in British Columbia where she works in collaboration with her partner George Bures Miller. The artist is internationally recognized for immersive multimedia works that create transcendent multisensory experiences and draw the viewer into often unsettling narratives.  Cardiff and Miller’s work has been included in recent group exhibitions and biennales such as Soundscapes at The National Gallery, London, the 19th Biennale of Sydney in 2014, and dOCUMENTA (13). Representing Canada at the 2001 Venice Biennale, Cardiff and Miller received the Biennale’s Premio Prize and Benesse Prize. Recently, the artists debuted new site-specific commissions for Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.  The Forty Part Motet is widely considered one of her most important pieces.

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