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Christian Marclay (New York City, NY) Christian Marclay is a visual artist and composer whose innovative work explores the juxtaposition between sound recording, photography, video and film. Born in California and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, he studied sculpture at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and Cooper Union in New York. As performer and sound artist Marclay has been experimenting, composing and performing with phonograph records and turntables since 1979 to create his unique "theater of found sound." He has collaborated with musicians such as John Zorn, Elliott Sharp, Fred Frith, Arto Lindsay, and Sonic Youth among many others. A dadaist DJ and filmmaker his installations and video/film collages display provocative musical and visual landscapes and have been included in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art New York, Venice Biennale, Centre Pompidou Paris, Kunsthaus Zurich, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Marclay is a professor of video collage and sound at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, where he conducts an intensive summer seminar.