Early work includes a series of ‘Recycled Records’ (1980-86), fragmented and reassembled vinyl records that became hybrid objects that could be … His work has an immediacy and a sense of connectedness rarely … Born 1955 San Rafael, California Lives and works in London and New York City Education 1975-1977 Geneva, Switzerland, Ecole Supérieure d’Art Visuel 1977-1980 Boston Massachusetts College of Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts 1978 Cooper Union in New York exchange student program Awards 2016 Contemporary Vision Award, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA 2011 The Golden Lion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 2010 Aurora Award, Houston, TX 2009 The Larry Aldrich Award, The Aldrich Contemporary Art … [7] Drawn to the energy of punk rock, he began creating songs, singing to music on pre-recorded backing tapes. Christian Marclay’s Telephones, created in 1995, was a skilfully edited arrangement of black-and-white, as well as color film clips that highlighted different subjects utilizing an array of telephones, all designed before the smartphone era that we live in today. More recently, he has explored his interest in a related abstract concept—time—by compiling clips from an enormous range of films into a 24-hour, single-channel video titled The Clock (2010). Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present new work by Christian Marclay, incorporating collage, video animation, and photography. [17], At the 2011 Venice Biennale, representing the United States of America, Marclay was recognized as the best artist in the official exhibition, winning the Golden Lion for The Clock. Schooled in Geneva, Boston, and New York, Marclay has shown a lot of interest in the art of sound, becoming an intrepid avant-gardist in the non-conventional use of instruments and sound-mixing tools; even going so far as to perform with American rock band Sonic Youth. Marclay released Record Without a Cover on Recycled Records in 1985, "...designed to be sold without a jacket, not even a sleeve!" Christian Marclay. the work of acclaimed Swiss-American artist Christian Marclay (b. Christian Marclay (born January 11, 1955) is a visual artist and composer. In Sound Stories, American artist and composer Christian Marclay (born 1955) fuses art and technology, using Snapchat videos as raw material.Featuring texts by Max Maxwell, this book documents the collaboration between the artist and Snapchat in an innovative project mixing the sounds and images … A review in Spin at the time cited Marclay's "coolest theatrical gesture" in his live performances of phonoguitar: the artist strapped a record player onto himself and played, for example, a Jimi Hendrix album. Christian Ernest Marclay plays with perception and human experience of sensory data. Newsweek responded by naming Marclay one of the ten most important artists of today. London and New York-based Christian Marclay was born in 1955 in San Rafael, California and grew up in Geneva, Switzerland, where he studied art, eventually moving to the United States to complete his BFA at the Massachusetts College ofRead more "Christian Marclay | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links", "To the Last Syllable of Recorded Time: Christian Marclay,", "Christian Marclay | Made To Be Destroyed (2016)", "Live Improvisations - Christian Marclay | Songs, Reviews, Credits", Blake Gopnik, "The 10 Most Important Artists of Today", Rundown of the Winners of the Golden and Silver Lions at the 54th Venice Biennale", "Christian Marclay: The Clock – Exhibition at Tate Modern", "Christian Marclay: Sound Stories | LACMA". [2][4] As a student he was notably interested in Joseph Beuys and the Fluxus movement of the 1960s and 1970s. September 18, 2020 The artist and composer Christian Marclay works with the interplay of sound and images through a variety of media, ranging from performance to printmaking, video, and collage. In 1998 he claimed never to have paid more than US$1 for a record. Interview with Akira Sanematsu (28 March 2002). At the time of its release, technology was just reaching its peak, which is why Telephonesbecame a breakthrough piece that is often celebrated today for its pioneering role in the history of video art. Christian Marclay is a London and New York based visual artist and composer whose innovative work explores the juxtaposition between sound recording, photography, video and film. Featuring two new video works that reconsider the relationship between image and text, the exhibition foregrounds the role of collage, the readymade and the poetics of chance encounter within Marclay's wide-ranging practice. Christian Marclay transforms sounds and music into visible, physical form throu… In 2015 the White Cube presented a major solo exhibition including a range of new work and a lively programme of weekly performances played by the London Sinfonietta and guests including Thurston Moore and Mica Levi. The artist is also accredited with inventing “turntabilism”, where one can manipulate sounds using two or more turntables. It is a looped 24-hour video supercut (montage of scenes from film and television) that feature clocks or timepieces. Marclay sometimes manipulates or damages records to produce continuous loops and skips,[10] and has said he generally prefers inexpensive used records purchased at thrift shops, as opposed to other turntablists who often seek out specific recordings. Stills of Christian Marclay – Telephones, 1995, video installati… Marclay made the magnificent unique photogram "Allover (Dixie Chicks, Nat King Cole and Others)" (2009) by exposing photo-sensitized paper to light after he … His critically acclaimed film The Clock (2010) compounded hundreds of film scenes where a clock or a watch displays a certain time. Directions: Christian Marclay – 1990 – Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Christian Marclay – 1991 – Interim Art, London, England, Christian Marclay – 1993 – Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, Christian Marclay – 1994 – Daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany; and Fri-Art Centre d'art contemporain Kunsthalle, Fribourg, Switzerland, Amplification – 1995 – Chiesa San Staë, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, Accompagnement Musical – 1995 – Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland, Arranged and Conducted – 1997 – Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland, Christian Marclay – 1999 – Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City, USA, Snap! Christian Marclay (b. The Sound of Silence (1988) is a black-and-white photograph of the Simon & Garfunkel single of the same title. Limited-Edition Prints by Leading Artists, Allover (Dixie Chicks, Nat King Cole, and Others), 2009, Untitled, Cassette Tape Duplication (No. A related review looks at Marclay's sound art. As in his music and video works, which splice together found recordings and film footage, the comic book segments are culled and re- contextualized in vibrant, dynamic ways. Schooled in Geneva, Boston, and New York, Marclay has shown a lot of interest in the art of sound, becoming an intrepid avant-gardist in the non-conventional use of instruments and sound-mixing tools; even going so far as to perform with American rock band Sonic Youth. Unable to recruit a drummer for his 1979 performances with guitarist Kurt Henry, Marclay used the regular rhythms of a skipping LP record as a percussion instrument. Seiler+Mosseri-Marlio Galerie: Upcoming Exhibits. In his work, music can be both seen and heard. Josephine Meckseper by John Reed For over 20 years Christian Marclay has been creating works that explore the intersection of the aural and the visual, reflecting on the nature of how sound and image are related. [13], In 2010 he produced The Clock, a 24-hour compilation of time-related scenes from movies that debuted at London's White Cube gallery in 2010. Marclay began exploring sound in 1979, in performances in which he would manipulate turntables, playing them as if they were traditional instruments. Christian Marclay was born in California but raised in Switzerland. Marclay's work explores connections between sound, noise, photography, video, and film. – 2008 – Galerie Art and Essai, Rennes, France, You Said He Said She Said – 2008 – Seiler+Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland, Replay – 2009 – DHC/Art, Montréal, Canada, Broken English – 2009 – Seiler+Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (with Justin Bennett, Shana Lutker, Euan Macdonald, Navid Nuur and Mungo Thomson), Vinyl – 2009 – Lydgalleriet, Bergen, Norway (with Flo Kaufmann, Janek Schaefer and Otomo Yoshihide), The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl – 2010 –, This page was last edited on 22 January 2021, at 08:11. “I’ve always been interested in how sound is visualized,” he explains. 1 Museum, New York City, USA. Shuffle (2007) and Ephemera (2009) are also musical scores. Marclay received the Golden Lion award for best artist at the 54th Venice Biennale for his 24-hour virtuosic video piece, The Clock, which has been shown widely to great acclaim. And an interest in onomatopoeia dating back to 1989 has culminated in his monumental Manga Scroll (2010), a 60-foot scroll of cartoon interjections that doubles as a musical score. Marclay began his exploration into sound and art through performances with turntables in 1979, while he was still a student. Christian Marclay (born 1955) works in a sampling aesthetic, using fragments from the ephemera of popular culture to create new forms and meanings. His Graffiti Composition (2002) posted musical notes on walls around Berlin, compiled photographs of them as they faded, and is performed in concert. He holds both American and Swiss nationality. White Cube Mason’s Yard is pleased to present an exhibition by Christian Marclay. 15), 2012, Actions: Spurt Splat Thwump Splsh (No.1), 2014. Part working timepiece (it runs in sync with the local time zone), part aural and visual montage (the work includes snatches of dialogue about time and sounds and images of every kind of clock imaginable), the film is a meditation both on time and the depiction of it. Celebrated as a pioneer of turntablism, Marclay transforms sound and music into visual and physical forms through performance, collage, sculpture, large-scale installations, photography, and video. Much of his art imaginatively explored the physical and cultural intersections between sound and image, often through the deconstruction and recontextualization of … A performance by Christian Marclay, from the October 29, 1989 episode of the short-lived music television show Night Music. Artist/composer Christian Marclay (b. [5] Long based in Manhattan, Marclay has in recent years divided his time between New York and London. Fusing sound with text and found objects, Christian Marclay’s work draws upon the characteristics of a variety of media to visually capture the nature of sound itself. His scene didn't make the final cut, but is included among the DVD extras. [6], Citing the influence of John Cage, Yoko Ono and Vito Acconci, Marclay has long explored the rituals around making and collecting music. [3][4] He studied at the Ecole Supérieure d'Art Visuel in Geneva (1975–1977), the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston (1977–1980, Bachelor of Fine Arts) in the Studio for Interrelated Media Program, and the Cooper Union in New York (1978). Christian Marclay Christian Marclay was born in 1955 in San Rafael, California, and raised in Geneva, Switzerland. Marclay began dating curator Lydia Yee in 1991, and the couple married in 2011. In Sound Holes (2007), he photographed the many patterns of speaker holes on intercoms. Christian Marclay: Compositions April 12th, 2019 to September 24th, 2019 This exhibition will be the first for over a decade in Spain devoted to the Swiss-American artist Christian Marclay (b. From 2007-2009 he worked with cyanotype at Graphicstudio to capture the motion of cassette tapes unspooling. [2], Christian Marclay was born on January 11, 1955 in San Rafael, Marin County, California, to a Swiss father and an American mother and raised in Geneva, Switzerland. Christian Marclay's "The Clock" ran at Paula Cooper through February 19, 2011, "Modern Women: Single Channel" at P.S. [15], Thom Jurek writes that "While many intellectuals have made wild pronouncements about Marclay and his art – and it is art, make no mistake – writing all sorts of blather about how he strips the adult century bare by his cutting up of vinyl records and pasting them together with parts from other vinyl records, they never seem to mention that these sound collages of his are charming, very human, and quite often intentionally hilarious."[16]. 1955), who currently lives and works in London, and will include a selection focusing on his sonic compositions, from graphic scores to video installations. In 2003 it became the first work by Marclay to be acquired by Tate. What is unique about this artist is his extraordinary ability to mix different media and various culture references into the rich fusion … For more than thirty years, Marclay has explored the relationship between the visual and the audible through a variety of media, including sculpture, video, performance, collage, and music. At White Cube, Christian Marclay Serves Up Sensory Gratification, A Group Show Considers Kafka’s ‘Amerika’ and Otherness in Art, My Highlights from the IFPDA Print Fair 2013. Marclay has performed and recorded both solo and in collaboration with many musicians, including John Zorn, William Hooker, Elliott Sharp, Otomo Yoshihide, Butch Morris, Shelley Hirsch, Flo Kaufmann and Crevice; he has also performed with the group Sonic Youth, and in other projects with Sonic Youth's members. European Graduate School: Christian Marclay. Christian Marclay transforms sounds and music into visible, physical form through a prolific range of performances, collages, sculptures, installations, photographs, and videos. Audio of "Tabula Rasa" (2005) for three turntables and cutting lathe by Christian Marclay and Flo Kaufmann. "[1] His own use of turntables and records, beginning in the late 1970s, was developed independently of but roughly parallel to hip hop's use of the instrument. 1955) is known for his distinctive fusion of image and sound. “I’ve always been interested in how sound is visualized,” he explains. Christian Marclay was born in California but raised in Switzerland. [14] In 2016 he produced Made to Be Destroyed, a compilation of film clips showing the destruction of art works or buildings. Accumulating dust and fingerprints would enhance the sound. Marlcay was born in California in 1955 and raised in Geneva, Switzerland. Christian Marclay, in full Christian Ernest Marclay, (born January 11, 1955, San Rafael, California, U.S.), Swiss American visual artist and composer whose multidisciplinary work encompassed performance, sculpture, and video. [8] These duos with Henry might be the first time a musician used records and turntables as interactive, improvising musical instruments.[9]. A pioneer of using gramophone records and turntables as musical instruments to create sound collages, Marclay is, in the words of critic Thom Jurek, perhaps the "unwitting inventor of turntablism. He studied at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art Visuel from 1977–1980 in Geneva, Switzerland. 1955) is a New York-based visual artist and composer whose innovative work explores the juxtaposition between sound recording, photography, video and film. Audio of "Phonodrum" by Christian Marclay from, Winnipeg Art Gallery: Christian Marclay's The Clock. 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