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Christian Marclay’s Video Quartet

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 19, 2002

Christian Marclay’s Video Quartet was the most interesting thing I saw at the SFMOMA yesterday. Video Quartet is a movie featuring four simultaneous clips from other movies shown side-by-side, each one contributing some sort of music, sound effect, or vocal to a 13-minute visual mix tape. The result is as if Mike Figgis had directed an Avalanches music video…but way better. “Richly layered” doesn’t begin to describe the experience.

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