This artist's book / CD includes an innovative work made of sound and pictures related to an installation made by the artist in Japan in 2012.
In 2012, Christian Marclay was invited to create an artwork for “Mixed Bathing World”, a contemporary art festival held in the town of Beppu, Japan, famous for its onsen (hot springs). It has eight major geothermal hot spots, sometimes referred to as the “Eight Hells of Beppu”. On a jetty near the harbor Marclay installed a field of 100 flags banners, 50 represented water and 50 fire. At the bottom corner of each flag he attached a small bell.
Known as the inventor of “turntablism,” visual artist, performer and composer Christian Marclay (born 1955 in San Rafael, California, lives and works in New York) explores the relationship between visual and sonic phenomena through an innovative work in collage, sculpture, installation, photography, video, and performance.