Janice Kerbel
Canadian, born 1969
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Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
i8 Gallery at The Armory Show 2018,
i8 Gallery
2015
Galerie Karin Guenther at Frieze London 2015,
Galerie Karin Guenther
2012
Greengrassi at Art 43 Basel 2012,
Greengrassi

To find artistic form for non-visual experiences, Janice Kerbel creates theater and performance pieces. In 2011, Kerbel created Kill the Workers, a dramatic narrative executed solely in theatrical lighting. Rather than illuminating form, four stands of lights all point toward an empty space on the floor, which becomes the stage for an epic journey of conflict and transformation that recalls a mythic odyssey. In 2006, Kerbel wrote Nick Silver Can’t Sleep, a radio play for insomniacs produced by Artangel Interaction projects and broadcast on BBC’s Radio 3, starring Rufus Sewell and Fiona Shaw. In 2009, Kerbel presented Ballgame, for which she studied the language of baseball commentary in order to script a full 90-minute, 9-inning game for a voice actor. Kerbel’s work ranges from installations to book projects, prints, and audio works.