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The Missing Voice (Case Study B)
Janet Cardiff
From June 1999

Through 1999 Janet Cardiff realised what was her most ambitious work to date, The Missing Voice (Case Study B), in London's East End.

Part urban guide, part detective fiction, part film noir, Cardiff's British debut entwines you in a narrative that shifts through time and space. Seductive, intimate, even conspiratorial, Cardiff's audio-walks are psychologically absorbing experiences - for an audience of one at a time.

Starting at Whitechapel Library, visitors were given a Discman. You would leave the building and find yourself transported in time. What was that sound? Who is speaking to you? Where does reality end, and what's imagined begin...?

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