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Geneva, 1995

C-print
11 × 7 3/8 in
27.9 × 18.7 cm
Edition 3/5 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Christian Marclay has composed, recorded, and performed music throughout his prolific, highly …

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Christian Marclay has composed, recorded, and performed music throughout his prolific, highly influential career. The focus of his varied, multimedia art practice investigates the visualization of sound and the passing of time. Marclay’s Geneva is itself a tongue-in-cheek encapsulation of the artist’s extended oeuvre. …

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Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Christian Marclay
Swiss-American, b. 1955
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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.

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About the work
Swiss Institute Benefit Auction

Christian Marclay has composed, recorded, and performed music throughout his prolific, highly …

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Christian Marclay has composed, recorded, and performed music throughout his prolific, highly influential career. The focus of his varied, multimedia art practice investigates the visualization of sound and the passing of time. Marclay’s Geneva is itself a tongue-in-cheek encapsulation of the artist’s extended oeuvre. …

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Signature
Artist signature, title, date and edition number verso
Image rights
Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Christian Marclay
Swiss-American, b. 1955
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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.

Geneva, 1995

C-print
11 × 7 3/8 in
27.9 × 18.7 cm
Edition 3/5 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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