This Artist Uses His Albums
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Visual artist, DJ, and composer Christian Marclay can add another title to his impressive resume, album collage artist.
Per his Wikipedia page, Marclay’s work explores connections between sound, noise, photography, video, and film. He is a pioneer of using gramophone records and turntables as musical instruments to create sound collages. Marclay is, in the words of critic Thom Jurek, perhaps the “unwitting inventor of turntablism.” His own use of turntables and records, beginning in the late 1970s, was developed independently of but roughly parallel to hip hop’s use of the instrument.
With that in mind, it is no surprise that Marclay must possess quite the record collection, and judging from some recent work, he seems to be employing an interesting method to their display. By using the artwork of record sleeves, Marclay mixes and matches heads, bodies, legs and items, creating new works of art. Michael Jackson’s head may appear on Donna Summer’s body with David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust legs and, interestingly enough, Marclay makes it all fit.
Take a look at examples of Marclay’s album work below:
Source: The Design Inspiration