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Telephones

Image still courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. © Christian Marclay.

Telephones

Artist: Christian Marclay (Born in San Rafael, CA, 1955)
Culture: American
Date: 1995
Medium: Video (color, sound)
Dimensions:
7:30 minutes
Edition: 250
Classification: Video
Credit Line: Gift of Christian Marclay and Paula Cooper
Label Text:Telephones is a precursor to the multi-projection Video Quartet (2002), which was shown at the Nasher Museum in the summer of 2009. Much like Video Quartet, this work is a sampling of scenes from popular movies in which repeated actions are combined to form a seamless ensemble. Using unaltered film segments as readymade material, Marclay sampled over 130 Hollywood movies, weaving together snippets of people answering telephones: from Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder and Psycho, to contemporary films like Clerks and Sleepless in Seattle.



Object number: 2009.7.1