Member Preview—Christian Marclay: Sound Stories

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Aug 23, 2019  |  11:00AM - 8:00PM
Los Angeles County Museum Of Art (LACMA)

Members receive unlimited access.

In Sound Stories, Christian Marclay (United States, b. 1955) fuses art and technology, using social media messages as raw material. A collaboration between the artist and Snapchat, this innovative project draws on the sounds and images of everyday life found on the multimedia messaging app Snapchat. Using algorithms created by a team of engineers at Snap Inc., Marclay experiments with millions of publicly posted Snapchat videos to create five immersive audiovisual installations, two of which are interactive.

Rooted in a sampling aesthetic fundamental to Marclay’s work, these installations respond to the storytelling available on Snapchat and visitors’ sounds and movements in the gallery space.