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Christian Marclay - Snap!
First publication dedicated to Christian Marclay's photographic practice, this monograph examines the role and status of photography in Marclays' work and gathers a large selection of images, critical and historical texts by photo and music specialists, an interview with the artist, and an essay by John Armleder. A way to retrace the whole of the artist's visual and musical activity, as Marclay's images have the property to synthesize the main concepts that shape his work.
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 Valérie Mavridorakis and David Perreau.
Texts by John Armleder, Bruno Bossis and Frédéric Dufeu, Nathalie Boulouch, Clément Chéroux, Noam M. Elcott, Christian Marclay, Marianne Massin.

Published with Mamco.
published in 2009
French edition
17 x 24 cm (softcover, dust jacket)
368 pages (103 color & 228 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-2-84066-279-2
EAN : 9782840662792
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