by Christabel Stewart .


Charles and Ray Eames designed a pack of cards that portrayed images chosen to celebrate what they considered important: familiar objects from the animal, mineral, and vegetable categories, to be used at play to demonstrate their conviction that beauty and utility can be found in the everyday. In tune with his earlier tripartate record cover collages (pictured), Christian Marclay uses this principle for 'Shuffle', a deck of cards which carries the imagery he has extensively photographed: the appearance of musical notation in the everyday world, from shop awnings, chocolate tins, t-shirts, underwear, and random signage. To mark the publishing of this shuffleable print project, Marclay invited several notable musicains to interptet the 'score' on this deck of cards, live at Finsbury Town Hall. Hear the outcome in the following documentation.