The Clock evokes the wonder and illusionism of more than a century of cinema through a captivating 24-hour looped video that plays in real-time. This remarkable production is composed of thousands of film clips that share references to time and timepieces, and creates a compelling moving image illustration in which theatrical and real time fold into one. The Clock presents a vast range of cinematic settings and moods as time unravels through narratives leading in countless directions which rupture any sense of linear, chronological sequence. It is an extraordinary production that juxtaposes countless segments from films past and present to manifest the concept of time integral to the history of the moving image.
Created by internationally-acclaimed artist Christian Marclay, winner of a Golden Lion for best artist at the 2011 Venice Bienniale and known for his experimental work in sound and video art, The Clock shows how Marclay’s innovative artistic practice continues to combine aural and visual sources with a keen sensibility toward complex editing, sampling and looping techniques.