LACMA Presents Christian Marclay: Sound Stories
(Los Angeles, CA—July 19, 2019) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in collaboration with Snapchat presents the U.S. premiere of Christian Marclay: Sound Stories, an immersive audiovisual exhibition fusing art and technology. The project, a collaboration between the artist and Snapchat, draws on the sounds and images of everyday life found on the multimedia messaging app Snapchat. Using algorithms created by a team of engineers at Snap Inc., Marclay experimented with millions of publicly posted Snapchat videos to create five immersive audiovisual installations, two of which are interactive. Rooted in a sampling aesthetic fundamental to Marclay’s work, these installations respond to the storytelling available on Snapchat and visitors’ sounds and movements in the gallery space. The LACMA exhibition is curated by Rita Gonzalez, the Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art.