Crossfire

Duration: 8 minutes 27 seconds looped

About Christian Marclay

Christian Marclay transforms sounds and music into visible, physical form through a prolific range of performances, collages, sculptures, installations, photographs, and videos. “I’ve always been interested in how sound is visualized,” he explains. Marclay began exploring sound in 1979, in performances in which he would manipulate turntables, playing them as if they were traditional instruments. 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). 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.

Swiss-American, b. 1955, San Rafael, California, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
The Pritzker Center for Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Christian Marclay: Six New Animations, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
1991
Christian Marclay, Galerie Isabella Czarnowska, Berlin

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Christian Marclay: Six New Animations, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
1991
Christian Marclay, Galerie Isabella Czarnowska, Berlin

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
The Pritzker Center for Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Esma'/Listen, Beirut Art Center, Beirut
2016
FADE IN: INT. ART GALLERY – DAY, Swiss Institute, New York
2015
BLESS N°53 Contenttenders, mfc - michèle didier, Paris
2014
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