CAVE — Centre for Audiovisual Experimentation

Christian Marclay in Conversation, 2018
Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, School of Music, University of Leeds

A conversation with visual artist and composer, Christian Marclay, hosted by the Centre for Audio Visual Experimentation (CAVE) in collaboration with Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//).

Christian Marclay is one of the most important artists working in audio-visual cultures today. His 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.

In parallel with his installation of The Clock at Tate Modern and a special residency at hcmf//, Marclay will be in conversation with Dr Sam Belinfante, University Academic Fellow in Fine Art and Curatorial Practice in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds.

Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, School of Music, University of Leeds, Wednesday 21 November 2018, 5-6.30pm

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Poster: Rory McCartney