Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Christian Marclay's 'The Clock'

I adored The Clock . A Twenty Four Hour Video Collage...

The hour I saw, from 10:30am to 11:30am, showed people getting up outta bed... Funerals, Humphrey Bogart setting out to make breakfast, and people trying to catch their morning flights...

Fascinating project by Christian Marclay.

Needs to be aired on Ovation or Sundance or PBS or something...

The Press Release: 

Tuesdays–Thursdays, 8:00 am–10:00 pm Runs continuously from Fridays at 8:00 am through Sundays at 10:00 pm Closed Mondays The Clock is a spectacular and hypnotic 24-hour work of video art by renowned artist Christian Marclay. Marclay has brought together thousands of clips from the entire history of cinema, from silent films to the present, each featuring an exact time on a clock, on a watch, or in dialogue. The resulting collage tells the accurate time at any given moment, making it both a work of art and literally a working timepiece: a cinematic memento mori. Marclay also composed the soundscape, driven by a racing and swelling symphony of ringing, ticking, footsteps, laughter, tears, and music. The Clock comes to Lincoln Center after recently being featured at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Hayward Gallery at London’s Southbank Centre. Admission is free. Visitors are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. © Christian Marclay. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York and White Cube, London. Collection of Jill and Peter Kraus, Promised Gift to The Museum of Modern Art Public Art at Lincoln Center is made possible by the generous support of Katherine Farley and Jerry I. Speyer, Jill and Peter Kraus, Isambard Kingdom Brunel Society, and Nancy and George Walker. Additional support provided by The David and Peggy Rockefeller Art Fund. This exhibit is made possible in part by private donors and by Movado. This exhibit of The Clock is presented by Lincoln Center in cooperation with the City of New York.

See the New Yorker article on The Clock

 Here is the Wikipedia entry on The Clock