Christian Marclay: Looking for Love

25 September–20 November 2010

Christian Marclay has long criss-crossed the art and experimental-music scenes. Back in the 1970s, the Swiss artist pioneered the use of turntables and records as musical instruments, operating independently of but parallel to hip hop. He also developed a career in art, making works that play on music's materials, supplements, and representations. In his video, Looking for Love, he plays vintage records, skipping across them seeking the word 'love' in the lyrics, as if wanting to isolate the word from its context, constructing a new composition in the process. He filmed his performance using a tiny camera used in surgical operations.