Christian Marclay: The Clock

Art of the Americas Building, Level 2
July 5, 2015–September 7, 2015

Christian Marclay: 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. 

Note: The Clock will be screening in the Art of the Americas Building during regular museum hours only, except for two full 24-hour screenings held on Saturday, July 25th, and Saturday, August 8th. Free and open to the public; General admission tickets are required during regular museum hours. First come first served, no reservations. Space is limited, and there may be extensive waiting times. Enter the museum at Wilshire Blvd. and Spaulding Ave. if coming between 7 pm on July 25 and 10 am on July 26. Please note that this work contains brief nudity and strong language.

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Image: Christian Marclay, 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.

New Acquisition: Christian Marclay's The Clock

Born in San Rafael, California in 1955, Christian Marclay grew up in Geneva, Switzerland. He received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 1980, and currently resides in London and New York City...