Video Quartet – Christian Marclay

Thu 10th November - Sat 7th January
All Day


The Golden Thread Gallery is delighted to present Christian Marclay’s critically acclaimed Video Quartet (2001) on loan from the Tate, London until the 7th January 2017

“Video Quartet is a four-screen DVD projection synchronizing hundreds of Hollywood film excerpts that feature actors and musicians playing instruments or making sound. Compelling both visually and acoustically, the piece is “a mixture of laptop multimedia collage and more conventional acts of cinematic and musical arranging that shows Marclay at the peak of his powers…” (Artforum).

In 2003 ‘Video Quartet’ became the first work by Marclay to be acquired by the Tate, London.

Further information about this work can be found on the Tate website: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/marclay-video-quartet-t11818/text-summary

Image Credit (Above): Christian Marclay, *Video Quartet*, 2002, four-channel video projection, with sound, running time: 14 minutes. © Christian Marclay. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York and Tate, London.

Documentation (Below):  Christian Marclay, *Video Quartet*, 2002, four-channel video projection, with sound, running time: 14 minutes. Installation view at the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
© Christian Marclay. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York and Tate, London.
Photo Credit: Simon Mills

Purchased from funds provided by the Film and Video Special Acquisitions Fund 2003 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T11818