Christian Marclay: The Clock

14 September 2018–20 January 2019

Exhibition Overview

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Christian Marclay, The Clock, 2010.

Christian Marclay’s acclaimed installation The Clock 2010 has captivated audiences across the world from New York to Moscow.

24-hours long, the installation is a montage of thousands of film and television images of clocks, edited together so they show the actual time. It is a thrilling journey through cinematic history as well as a functioning timepiece.

Following several years of rigorous and painstaking research and production, Marclay collected together excerpts from well-known and lesser-known films including thrillers, westerns and science fiction. He then edited these so that they flow in real time. When watching The Clock you experience a vast range of narratives, settings and moods within the space of a few minutes.

(© Christian Marclay. Photo courtesy of White Cube, London and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.)

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