Christian Marclay's The Clock: 24-Hour Screening
Tuesday, May 17 | 11:00 am
Join us for the West Coast premiere of artist Christian Marclay's The Clock, a 24-hour single-channel montage constructed from thousands of moments of cinema and television history depicting the passage of time. Marclay has excerpted each of these moments from their original contexts and edited them together to create a functioning timepiece synchronized to local time wherever it is viewed—marking the exact time in real time for the viewer for 24 consecutive hours. The sampled clips come from films of all genres, time periods, and cultures, some lasting only seconds, others minutes, and have been culled from hundreds of films, famous and obscure, into a seamless whole. The result, a melding of video and reality, unfolds with a seemingly endless cast of cameos. This free screening will allow The Clock to be seen in the way Marclay intended, by making it available in its entirety.
Bing Theater | Free, no reservations | Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis | Parking: Free from 6:30 pm to 11 am at the parking garages at Spaulding and 6th Street | The Plaza Café will be open continuously throughout the screening | Ray's & Stark Bar will remain open until 2 am | May not be appropriate for all ages.
Feature Image and Above Image: Christian Marclay (United States, b. 1955), Details from The Clock, 2010, Single channel video, Variable dimensions 16:9, Purchased with funds provided by Steve Tisch through 2011 Collectors Committee, The Clock © Christian Marclay, courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.
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