Christian Marclay, The Clock
REPORTED BY Felipe Lima, 28, July 2011

Christian Marclay, The Clock

Christian Marclay‘s The Clock is a 24-hour single-channel montage constructed from thousands of moments of cinema and television history depicting the passage of time, excerpted and edited together to create a functioning timepiece synchronized to local time wherever it is shown. The result marks the exact time in real time for the viewer for 24 consecutive hours.

In April, LACMA acquired The Clock. In May, they presented it in one 24 hour screening. In June, it earned Christian Marclay the Gold Lion for best artist at this year’s Venice Biennale. Since then, LACMA’s been screening the film in a smaller gallery, during regular museum hours.

Today, starting at 5pm, and concluding at the same time tomorrow, LACMA will present the piece in its entirety in the Bing Theater — for free!

Read Kenneth Turan’s excellent review for the LA Times if you still need convincing.


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