Christian Marclay was born in 1955 in San Rafael, California and was raised in Geneva, Switzerland, where he studied at the Ecole Superieure d’Art Visuel prior to attending the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. He has lived in New York since 1980. His work has been shown and performed at museums all over the world, including the Hirshhorn Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Saint Louis Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Since 1979 he has, in addition to his visual arts practice, performed and recorded musical pieces by mixing altered records on multiple turntables. As a musician he has collaborated with many other performers including Butch Morris, John Zorn and Sonic Youth.
Michael Snow was born in 1929 in Toronto. He studied at the Ontario College of Art and had his first solo exhibition in 1957. Since then his work has appeared at exhibitions in every major art center in Europe and North America, and his films have been shown at retrospectives and film festivals in the United States, Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, France, Austria, and Italy. Snow has executed several prominent and popular public commissions that include Reflections, his photo mural at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, and The Audience, his sculptured frieze at Torontois SkyDome. He has received many awards and honors, including the Order of Canada, Chevalier de liordre des arts et lettres, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Los Angeles Film Criticsi Association Award, and honorary degrees from the University of Victoria, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and Brock University. He lives and works in Toronto.