Sounds of Christmas

Christian Marclay and guests
Darling Foundry
745 Ottawa Street

December 14, 2008 - 5:00 pm


In collaboration with the Darling Foundry

Sunday, December 14, 2008
5 PM – 9 PM
Christof Migone
Mitchell Akiyama
With special appearance by Christian Marclay

Saturday, December 20, 2008
5 PM – 9 PM
Nancy Tobin
Martin Tétrault
Olivier Alary & Raf Katigbak

After successful presentations at the New Museum in New York and Tate Modern in London among other venues, DHC/ART is pleased to host Christian Marclay’s Sounds of Christmas for 2008. First organised in 1999, this seasonal work is presented annually in a different city during the month of December.

Sounds of Christmas is an installation of 1200 Christmas LPs made available to the public for consultation, a six-channel video work documenting the album covers and projections of past performances. During the one-week installation, noted local DJs are invited to create remixes of their own selection from Marclay’s Christmas records – transforming sentimentality into experimentation. Part community project, part art installation, this work provides an impressive and exhaustive archive of Christmas music to DJ’s and turntablists, which transform the usually dismal and hackneyed holiday season soundscape.

This project is presented in conjunction with DHC/ART’s presentation of REPLAY, a major Christian Marclay exhibition gathering the artist’s work in video from November 30, 2008 to March 29, 2009.


c. Christian Marclay
Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

“The Sounds of Christmas”
ArtPace, A Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, Texas
December 10, 1999 – January 16, 2000