Christian Marclay film projections


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Christian Marclay presents a series of six new films - 'Animations' - at White Cube Bermondsey during Frieze London 2016.

These silent, single channel looped works will be projected on the wall of the gallery's courtyard.

One film will be screened each night, on a continuous loop.

Christian Marclay routinely takes photographs during his daily walks through London. By assembling and editing many thousands of these images, Marclay has created six frenetic and mesmerising animations that unlock new possibilities inherent in the concept of 'street photography'.

Each animation focuses on a particular object that is commonly discarded: chewing gum, cigarette butts, bottle caps, cotton buds, plastic lids and straws. Countless photographs, taken at different times of day and on different streets, constitute the frames of each animation. These static images are then edited into sequences which, played back in rapid succession, give the illusion of motion: burnt cigarettes grow back; colourful bottle caps pop and blend; cotton butts wiggle; bits of chewing gum divide and multiply like cells; and plastic lids and straws rotate like the hand of a clock.

• Wed: Cotton buds
• Thu: Straws
• Fri: Cigarettes
• Sat: Lids and Straws
• Sun: Chewing Gum

  • 6.30pm-10pm
  • FREE


White Cube Bermondsey
144-152 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3TQ
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