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Artist turned the world's Snapchats into a musical instrument

Rachel Kraus

A new exhibit now on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) highlights the sounds we unthinkingly produce when sending Snapchat videos back and forth. Called "Sound Stories," it uses the sounds of snaps to comment on themes like social media's effect on self expression, the nature of art, and interconnectedness. 

"It’s a new kind of audio-visual language," artist Christian Marclay said. "We’re not really conscious of how we’re expressing ourselves, but we are."

Perhaps the most curious of the five installations is The Organ: a keyboard that visitors can play, that plays a string of snap video snippets in tune with the pressed note. A chord becomes a collection of sound and moving images, produced by strangers the world over the world, all at once. Read more...

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