Christian Marclay

born 1955

Christian Marclay, ‘Video Quartet’ 2002
Video Quartet 2002
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Biography

Christian Ernest Marclay (born January 11, 1955) is a visual artist and composer. He holds both American and Swiss nationality.

Marclay's work explores connections between sound, noise, photography, video, and film. 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." 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.

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Artworks

Christian Marclay Video Quartet

2002

Film and audio

Podcast

Where Does Time go?

Discover the making of The Clock and hear from a range of people sharing their experiences of time

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Sounds of Christmas 2 | Tate

Live Performance by Christian Marclay, Sounds of Christmas at Tate Modern
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Talking Art - Christian Marclay

The fourth interview in the Tate/Art Monthly Talking Art series is between acclaimed artist Christian Marclay, renowned for his ...
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Christian Marclay: Talking Art

The fourth interview in the Tate/Art Monthly Talking Art series is between acclaimed artist Christian Marclay, renowned for his ...

Features

Art Term

Electronic media

The most common examples of electronic media are video recordings, audio recordings, slide presentations, CD-ROM and online content

Art Term

Time-based media

Refers to art that is dependent on technology and has a durational dimension

Art Term

Sampling

In its most basic form sampling simply re-processes existing culture, usually technologically, in much the same way a collage does

Tate Etc

The luminous view: Recent Artists's Film and Video in Britain 2008-13

George Clark

Tate Britain is staging an ambitious survey of artists' film and video which reflects the extraordinary blossoming and diversity of ...

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The art of noise

David Toop

Almost 100 years ago, shortly before the outbreak of the First World War, the Italian Futurist Luigi Russolo proposed the ...

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