Christian Marclay : Shuffle (Card Book)

Christian Marclay : Shuffle (Card Book)
Library Shelf Location ABC-MARC (Artists' Book Collection)
Publication Date 04 Jan 2007

NOTE: THIS ARTIST'S BOOK IS HELD IN BALTIC ARCHIVE NOT THE LIBRARY. Please email for an appointment or see staff.

Christian Marclay uses a range of mediavideo, sculpture, installation, and performanceto address the ways that music and sound impact our experience of the world. While he frequently uses photograms and found images in his work, what is not widely known is the extent to which photography has become a tool of choice. In Shuffle, he has extensively photographed the appearance of musical notation in the world: on shop awnings, chocolate tins, T-shirts, underwear, and other unexpected places. The work reveals Marclay, a prominent figure in contemporary art, to be an obsessive photographic note-taker with a witty flair for uncovering clue like music hidden in the landscape and adorning our world. All around us, it seems, are musical notes just waiting to be discovered and played. Each of these images is presented on an individual card, and the entire deck is enclosed in a distinctive package. Part Fluxus box, part John Cage-ian "chance operation" or Eames House of Cards, the deck offers a compelling, serendipity-driven visual experience, but is also intended to be used as a spontaneous musical score. Shuffle includes an explanation and instructions by Marclay.

ISBN 9781597110389
Quantity 1
Pages 75 pages
Author Christian Marclay
Format Cardboard book
Publisher Aperture
Categories BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artists' Books
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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