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Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)

Christian Marclay. Mixed reviews (American Sign Language). 1999–2001. Video, color, silent. 30 minutes.
14 february 2018—12 march 2018

Film “Mixed reviews (American Sign Language)” (1999–2001) by Christian Marclay will be on display between February  14 and March 12 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 Mixed reviews (American Sign Language),” Christian Marclay visualizes absent sound: a deaf actor describes a piece of music using sign language, creating a sort of choreographic performance.

“Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)” is a joint project of the Russian Museum and Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France.

“Inside the Marble Palace” is a series of nine exhibitions exploring performativity in which dance and sound play a significant part. Ever since the time of its emergence, video art was closely connected with performance. The possibility to record and show at the same time, the use of time as one of the main elements — all of this provides common ground between performance and video art. The artists visualize sound and vocalize space; saturate their works with dense sound or deafening silence; refer to the performance tradition and avant-garde choreography; reinterpret popular tunes and film stills that serve as cultural archaeology and a breeding ground for their art.

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