Christian Marclay

born 1955

Christian Marclay, ‘Video Quartet’ 2002
Video Quartet 2002
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In Tate Modern

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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Sounds of Christmas 2 | Tate

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

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