Down the road from the RA, Christian Marclay’s 24-hour, single-channel video called ‘The Clock’ is not to be missed, although few will have the stamina to watch it to the end.
The California-born artist, now based between London and New York, has constructed this video collage out of thousands of moments in cinema when time is expressed or when a character interacts with a clock, or with time in any way.
It is also synchornised with the local time, so viewers can look at the work to tell the time. The idea behind the work is to play with how audiences experience narrative in cinema – looking at how filmmakers create the illusion of duration in film.
Christian Marclay, 'The Clock', 2010. Single channel video
Duration: 24 hours
© the artist
Courtesy White Cube
- 24-hour screening of 'The Clock': Thursday 14 October 6pm - Friday 15 October 6pm
Exhibition open 15 October - 13 November
25-26 Mason's Yard, London SW1Y 6BU
Tel. 020 7930 5373
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