Christian Marclay
1955–

Introduction

Christian Marclay (born January 11, 1955) is a visual artist and composer. He holds both American and Swiss nationality.

Marclay's work explores connections between sound, noise, photography, video and film. A pioneer of using gramophone records and turntables as musical instruments to create sound collages, Marclay is, in the words of critic Thom Jurek, perhaps the "unwitting inventor of turntablism." His own use of turntables and records, beginning in the late 1970s, was developed independently of but roughly parallel to hip hop's use of the instrument.

Wikidata identifier

Q923306

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Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, composer, installation artist, musician, performance artist, photographer, sculptor, sound artist, video artist

ULAN identifier

500116487

Names

Christian Marclay

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