Christian Marclay, ‘Cyanotypes’, 2011, Graphicstudio USF
Christian Marclay, ‘Cyanotypes’, 2011, Graphicstudio USF

Cyanotypes is a book designed to document and contextualize a series of images produced by visual artist, performer and
composer Christian Marclay in collaboration with the University of South Florida’s research atelier, Graphicstudio.This volume illustrates 44 of the unique cyanotypes produced at Graphicstudio and includes an illuminating text by Noam Elcott that contextualizes this body of work. The book was designed by NORM and co-published by Graphicstudio and JRP|Ringier Books, Zurich.

Signature: Not signed

Publisher: Co-published by Graphicstudio and JRP|Ringier Books

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