“Telephones” is a 7.5 minute compilation of clips from Hollywood movies, showing people on the phone. The “who’s who” of Hollywood films-Humphrey Bogart, James Stewart, Goldie Hawn, Katharine Hepburn, Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan to name a few – dial, hear the phone ring, pick up the receiver, speak, respond, say good-bye and hang up, expressing a variety of emotions.
Christian Marclay’s artistic practice is shaped by the principle of “sampling”, by transforming ready-made materials and assembling fragmented objects. With “Telephones”, he created a conversation of his own, leaving the impression that the actors are all part of a storyline.
Art Fair Philippines is please to present this video installation courtesy of Christian Marclay and the Julius Baer Art Collection.