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Christian Marclay - Replay
Marclay's most important films and projections to date.
Christian Marclay is an eminent conceptual artist, fascinated with all aspects of popular music and cinema. He is a collector of audio recordings and films and his electic practice spans from collage to performance and "turntablism." His obsession for collecting and re-assembling contemporary artifacts is infectious. If Marclay's craft of re-construction is itself musical (the pauses and absences being as much part of the work as the shots and beats), his re-compositions also follow a rich heritage of montage within cinema and experimental film.
The book reunites some of his most important films and projections to date and has been designed by NORM in close collaboration with the artist. Five important essays and an interview by Michael Snow bring new light to Marclay's work as a performer, musician, visual artist, and filmmaker.
With sampling, shuffling, and montage taking center stage, the practice of Swiss-American artist Christian Marclay (born 1955 in San Rafael, California, lives and works in New York), known as the inventor of "turntablism," has been anchored in the universe of sound since the end of the 1970s. An eminent conceptual artist and recipient of the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale for his landmark 24-hour video installation The Clock (2010), he is equally fascinated by all aspects of popular music and avant-garde music, Hollywood cinema, and experimental film. Drawing on the Fluxus vision of art and Pop spirit, and heir to John Cage and Andy Warhol, Marclay has been exploring all the possibilities of the visual arts and the relationships between visual and sonic phenomena through collage, assemblage, installation, video, photography, painting, and printmaking. Also a performer, he has taken part in numerous musical projects, making the vinyl record and the turntable his favorite instruments.
Edited by Jean-Pierre Criqui
Texts by Jean-Pierre Criqui, Rosalind Krauss, Emma Lavigne, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Michael Snow, Peter Szendy
Design by NORM

Published in collaboration with the Cité de la Musique and the Australian Centre for Moving Image
published in 2007
English edition
16,2 x 21,6 cm (hardcover)
176 pages (36 colour & 140 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-905770-57-5
EAN : 9783905770575
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