Replay Marclay

Replay Marclay

Australian Centre for the Moving Image

December 20, 2007

Replay Marclay
Thursday 15 November – Sunday 3 February
10am – 6pm Daily, Late Night Thursdays until 9pm

Free exhibition
Federation Square, Flinders Street
Melbourne Australia
+61 03 86632200
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The acclaimed videos of artist and musician Christian Marclay feature in an Australian exclusive survey exhibition, Replay Marclay, at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) until February 3, 2008.

Developed by the Cité de la Musique in Paris, Replay Marclay is the first major exhibition presented in Australia celebrating the work of the New York-based moving image artist, and is the first solo exhibition to be staged in ACMI’s Screen Gallery.

Christian Marclay’s astonishing work explores the overlapping of aural and visual realms in popular culture through a variety of mediums including video, film, sculpture, photography, music and DJ performances. By reframing the media landscape, he challenges us to consume the sounds and images that form our cultural landscape in a new way.

Marclay draws from a range of influences, from 1970s punk rock to the tradition of avant-garde artists such as John Cage, Laurie Anderson and the Fluxus Group. As a musician, he’s collaborated with Sonic Youth, the Kronos Quartet, Elliott Sharp and John Zorn; as a DJ and sound artist his experimental improvised turntable performances continue to push boundaries.

Since Marclay turned to video in the 1980s, his work has featured extensively across the globe including at two Venice Biennales and at the Tate, Centre Pompidou and the Guggenheim. This exhibition featuring large-scale projections and dramatic sound is a rare opportunity for audiences to experience Marclay’s stunning moving image work including the Australian premieres of Video Quartet (2002), a four-screen display of music-related scenes from feature films and Crossfire (2007), a symphony of gunshots compiled using excerpts from Hollywood films.

Curated by Emma Lavigne, Cité de la Musique, Paris.

Replay Marclay is possible thanks to Christian Marclay, the owners of the artworks and the Cité de la Musique, Paris.

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