No 36 Christian MarclaySwitzerland/United States (1955)
Bottle Caps / Chewing Gum / Cigarettes / Cotton Buds / Lids and Straws (One Minute) / Straws
Presented for the first time in Switzerland, Christian Marclay’s videos push the boundaries of street photography. During his walks through London, the visual artist takes pictures of objects that are commonly discarded in the street, amassing thousands of pictures of cigarette butts, bottle caps, chewing-gum, cotton buds, lids and plastic straws. In the form of an animated silent film, his clichés unfold at a fast pace, creating the illusion of continuous movement, much like a flip book. Every day of the week, a different video is shown on a giant screen in the foyer of Vevey’s train station. Commuters are invited to consider these ordinary objects that extraordinarily come to life.