Christian Marclay

Christian Marclay “has explored the fusion of fine art and audio cultures, transforming sounds and music into a visible, physical form through performance, collage, sculpture, installation, photography and video.” Source: whitecube

One of the most famous of his pieces is the 24 hour clock, showing a tick of every second using clips from hundreds of movies, shows and films, in order to create a loop of 24 hours.

Video: YouTube


Source: macm

Another of his pieces, also classified as a book, is that of the Manga Scroll. This is where someone would read out a manga or a comic, and in a live performance, Marclay would write and draw all the sound effects on one large, continual scroll.

Sources: flickrmariadcdflickrgraphicstudiocloudfront


I found that Christian Marclay did a installation of 11 videos that focused on the artist’s feet:

The hype is not unjustified. Marclay’s been a Very Big Deal in the worlds of art and sound since the late ’70s, when, according to critic Thom Jurek, he was perhaps “the unwitting inventor of turntablism.” Marclay’s credo is to take “images and sounds that we’re all familiar with and reorganise them in a way that is unfamiliar” and although The Clock is still touring five years after it was first aired (currently showing at LACMA in LA, if you’re interested), Marclay’s not resting on his laurels. This year he had a multimedia exhibition at London’s Bermondsey White Cube, which was composed of paintings, audio and, a centerpiece video: Pub Crawl (2015). This installation of 11 videos focused on the artist’s feet as he navigates the city streets showing the destruction of the Saturday night before.


Lady Gaga and Beyonce also filmed their feet as part of their music videos:

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