Things I've Heard.
Photographs by Christian Marclay.
Fraenkel Gallery, 2013. 96 pp., 57 color illustrations, 8½x11".
Internationally acclaimed visual artist, filmmaker, experimental musician and composer Christian Marclay (born 1955) has exhibited his work for more than three decades in museums around the world. Photography has been an integral element of Marclay’s practice since his earliest years as an artist. With an eye keenly attuned to sound-related visual subject matter, Marclay has a unique relationship to photography: his photographs function both as source material for his works in other media as well as sophisticated, subtle works of art on their own terms. His travels have provided the artist with a rich array of sound-related subject matter: a bin of second-hand record albums in Michigan; a marching band outside a window in London; a painted ear on a brick wall in Montreal; a “Honk If You Love Silence” bumper sticker in Chicago, for example. Things I’ve Heard gathers together 60 of these images, edited and sequenced with a brief interview with the artist.