Up and Out

In conjunction with the exhibition Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture, the Henry Art Gallery will be hosting a special screening of the film Up and Out by Christian Marclay. In this feature-length video collage, Marclay uniquely couples work by Michelangelo Antonioni and Brian De Palma to create a new film, overlaying Antonioni’s 1966 masterpiece Blow Up with the soundtrack from Brian De Palma’s 1981 thriller Blow Out.

For a sneak peek at Friday screening I encourage you to watch this (start this one 2nd with no sound):

While listening to this (start this one 1st with Sound, wait for it to load, then start the one above):

The photographer in Blow Up (played by David Hemmings) and the sound effects specialist in Blow Out (played by John Travolta) are both forced into forensic roles, as are the viewers of Up and Out who must use their wits to piece the images and sounds together. Special thanks to Paula Cooper Gallery for making this screening possible.

Christian Marclay, the unwitting inventor of turntablism, is known for his alchemic ability to render sound into physical/visible forms using performance, collage, sculpture, installation, photography and video. Marclay’s work can also be seen in Vortexhibition Polyphonica, Opus III, now on view in the south galleries.

One thought on “Up and Out

  1. As Blow Out is the (slightly) shorter movie, do you know what Marclay’s synch points were – or whom else I could contact to find out? Specifically, do the two begin together, are the opening titles silent, does the sound ever cut out, and does the soundtrack include the MGM lion?

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