Visualising sound

A new experimental project will bring together image-making, live music and vinyl pressing at the end of the month.

Christian Marclay
By Christian Marclay

Artist Christian Marclay, who is particularly interested in the relationship between image and sound, will take up residence at the White Cube Gallery to collaborate with the Vinyl Factory Press and the London Sinfonietta Orchestra.

Christian Marclay
By Christian Marclay

Working with the orchestra Marclay has commissioned other composers and musicians to respond to his show – an exhibition of works on canvas and paper that feature onomatopoeia taken from comic books.

Christian Marclay
By Christian Marclay

The music will be played live in the gallery and captured before being transferred to this delightful little mobile vinyl press, which will be housed in a shipping container in the gallery.

The Vinyl Factory Press, part of Christian Marclay at White Cube January 28 – 12 April 2015

Source: Courtesy The Vinyl Factory, Photograph © Arianna Power

The Vinyl Factory Press, part of Christian Marclay at White Cube January 28 – 12 April 2015

Completing an entirely cyclical and self-referential process Marclay has designed screen-print covers, which will be printed in situ by Coriander Studio and sold for £25

Every stage of the process is live and visitors to the show can watch it all unfold. We’re told weekends are best when the performances start at 3pm.

The Vinyl Factory Press, part of Christian Marclay at White Cube January 28 – 12 April 2015

Source: Courtesy The Vinyl Factory, Photograph © Arianna Power

The Vinyl Factory Press, part of Christian Marclay at White Cube January 28 – 12 April 2015

The main body of Marclay’s show is concerned with “wet sounds” which suggest the action of painting and he has been inspired by everything from Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art. These two movements are referenced in the way the images have been created: painting overlaid with screen printing.

He has also created a large-scale video installation, which runs across four walls and sees onomatopoeic words animated in a way that reflects their sound. 

Vinyl Factory Press: works well under pressure

Source: Courtesy The Vinyl Factory, Photograph © Arianna Power

Vinyl Factory Press: works well under pressure

Marclay’s show will take place at White Cube Bermondsey, Bermondsey Street, SE13TQ from 28 January – 18 April. For more information go to www.whitecube.com

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