18 agosto 2010


E' in corso da inizio luglio e prosegue fino a quasi tutto settembre 2010 l'esposizione dedicata a Christian Marclay presso il Whitney Museum a New York: installazioni, sezioni interattive, sculture e partiture grafiche, ma anche un fitto calendario di seminari, relazioni, concerti e performance. Una recente composizione di Marclay, Ephemera, basata su una serie di collage pubblicitari, è stata eseguita sia in solo, da Kato Hideki, sia in quartetto, da Sylvie Courvoisier, John Zorn, Ikue Mori e Mark Nauseef. Il video integrale di quest'ultima versione si trova in http://vimeo.com/13717553, mentre ampia documentazione del programma del festival è al sito del museo: http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/ChristianMarclay

Artist/composer Christian Marclay (b. 1955) is known for his distinctive fusion of image and sound. Celebrated as a pioneer of turntablism, Marclay transforms sound and music into visual and physical forms through performance, collage, sculpture, large-scale installations, photography, and video. This groundbreaking Whitney exhibition—activated by daily concerts and continually evolving—explores Marclay’s approach to the world around him with a particular focus on his “graphic scores” for performance by musicians and vocalists. Visitors to the Whitney will be encouraged to mark up a wall-sized chalkboard, with musical staff lines, thereby creating a collective musical score which will be performed throughout the run of the show. Other Marclay scores, including the premiere of a new scrolled vocal work forty feet in length and three scores conceived as projections, will be continually on view and performed on a regular basis. World renowned musicians and vocalists, some of whom have been regular collaborators with the artist for three decades, will interpret a dozen scores, enabling museum audiences to experience a less well known aspect of Marclay’s varied art practice.