Meet the Artist: Christian Marclay

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Editorial Review

By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, March 28, 2014

Christian Marclay’s medium has been called both “found sound” and “lost sound.” One video work features snippets of phone calls compiled from many different movies. But Marclay isn’t so easy to pigeonhole. His oeuvre straddles music, sculpture, performance and film, as well as conceptual and political art. Marclay’s 2000 video “Guitar Drag,” part of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden exhibition “Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950,” documents an amplified electric guitar being dragged behind a pickup for 14 minutes, an allusion to the 1998 Texas murder of James Byrd Jr.

On Saturday at 4 p.m., Marclay will discuss the full range of his work with exhibition co--curator Russell Ferguson in a “Meet the Artist” talk.