Film “Guitar Drag” (2000) by Christian Marclay will be on display between October 18 and November 13 as part of the project “Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance).”
Christian Marclay is a well-known video artist who received the Golden Lion at the 54th Venice Biennale for his video installation “The Clock.” Having experimented with sound for quite a while, he is one of the early pioneers of turntablism (after DJ’s tool) and an icon for DJs.
In “Guitar Drag,” Marclay visualizes the sound of the electric guitar amplified with a powerful speaker, while the guitar is literally being dragged behind a moving car, hitting against rough Texas ground. The guitar thus becomes a metaphor for death. The film references the history of lynching an African American in Texas.
“Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)” is a joint project of the Russian Museum and Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France.
16 may—30 june 2018
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