Nasher Exhibition: Christian Marclay: Surround Sounds
The Nasher Museum presents "Christian Marclay: Surround Sounds," a large-scale, synchronized silent video installation that consists of animated onomatopoeias projected onto four walls of a darkened room. Marclay drew from a collection of comic books, cutting out sound effects and animating them in a choreography that suggests the acoustic properties of each word. "Whizz" and "zoom" speed across the walls; "beep" blinks persistently, while "thump" falls rhythmically onto the floor. Although silent, the work plays like a musical composition, merging the aural with the visual and providing an immersive perceptual experience.
ATTENTION: This video installation contains strobe-like repetition.