Christian Marclay, Rriippp, 2015
In this four-colour silk-screen print, produced to coincide with his solo exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey, Christian Marclay continues his long-standing focus on the relationship between image and sound. The work features the word 'Rriippp', an onomatopoeic image lifted from a comic book. Treating the word as though it were a score, Marclay has carried out the action it suggests and dramatically torn the print in half. Only the word in the top half of the page remains from this act of defacement. We can no longer understand the full story, or the original cause of the sound. The work is to be framed at the original paper size, however, as though to emphasise the missing part. Marclay employs the physical, even violent act of ripping as a creative mode of production, generating unique artifacts that belie the seriality of printmaking.
Medium: Four colour print on Hahnemuehle Etching White 300gsm paper with rip
Paper size: height variable x 21 1/4 in. (54 cm)
Print size: height variable x 15 3/4 in. (40 cm)
Edition variée of 60
Signed and Numbered
This limited edition Christian Marclay print is available at White Cube
The edition will be ready for collection/delivery by mid February 2015.