Music
Somerset House Studios

ASSEMBLY: Christian Marclay

07 – 10 Nov 2019
Lancaster Rooms
New Wing

For the second ASSEMBLY season, resident artist Christian Marclay will curate a series of intimate musical performances in the Lancaster Rooms responding to the infrastructural acoustics and milieu outside the former Inland Revenue building.

Pedestrians, traffic, roadworks, protest, the corner of Somerset House where Waterloo Bridge meets Embankment is a hive of often unpredictable activity and noise. Acknowledging and working with these sounds to define a compositional framework, Marclay will invite a series of guests to collaborate in bringing the outdoor inside for an evolving series of electro-acoustic performances. 

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Christian Marclay 2018, photo by Dan Burn-Forti
Christian Marclay 2018, photo by Dan Burn-Forti


Christian Marclay’s ambitious and accomplished practice explores the juxtaposition between sound, photography, video and sculpture. His installations display provocative musical and visual landscapes and have been included in exhibitions around the world including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Venice Biennale, Centre Pompidou Paris and Kunsthaus Zurich. More recently, he exhibited The Clock at the Tate Modern (debuted at White Cube in 2010), the artwork was created from thousands of edited fragments, from a vast range of films to create a 24-hour, single-channel video.