TinselSanta Monica: Peter Norton Family Foundation, 2005. As new. Artist's multiple in the form of a wooden music box, 5 x 4 x 3.75 inches, with a hand-crank musical mechanism and woodburned text, both interior and exterior of the lid of the box.
Commissioned by the Norton Foundation for their annual holiday gift, Marclay composed an original piece of music, entitled Tinsel, and designed a small wooden music box with Swiss made mechanism to play it. When the box is open, music plays and the word LISTEN is displayed. When closed, the music stops and the word SILENT is displayed. Both "silent" and "listen" are anagrams of Tinsel. Open this link to see a brief video showing work: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uwhga3jp51wcwjr/Marclay%2C%20Tinsel%2C%20Video%20Feb%2014%2C%2012%2007%2027%20PM.mov?dl=0.