9 June–4 September 2016
Christian Marclay is one of over 30 artists featured in ‘ECHTzeit’ at the Kunstmuseum Bonn. The exhibition explores how artists interpret human relationships with space and time.
The exhibition features Lids and Straws (2016), one of six new videos by Christian Marclay, which are silent animations created from thousands of photographs taken on his daily walks through London. Each animation focuses on a particular object, commonly discarded, such cigarette butts, bottle caps, chewing gum, cotton buds, lids and straws. When played back in rapid succession, the static pictures give the illusion of motion as in a flip-book: burnt cigarettes grow back; colourful bottle caps flash and blend; hairy cotton buds wiggle; blobs of chewing gum divide and multiply like cells; and lids and straws rotate like clockwork.
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Christian Marclay Lids and Straws (One Minute) (2016) Single-channel animation, silent
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