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Christian Marclay, NA: The Clock

  • Tate Modern Bankside London, England, SE1 United Kingdom (map)

September 14, 2018 – January 20, 2019


 Christian Marclay,  The Clock , 2010, still from single-channel video installation, duration: 24 hours © The artist.

Christian Marclay, The Clock, 2010, still from single-channel video installation, duration: 24 hours © The artist.

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 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, one experiences a vast range of narratives, settings and moods within the space of a few minutes.

For more information visit: www.tate.org.uk


Recent Press

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"It is a staggering, almost superhuman feat of research that has gained a cult following ever since it was unveiled." —  The Guardian

"‘The Clock’ Receives its Tate Modern Premiere ... [it] has become the most popular video art work ever, playing to huge crowds (with long queues) across the world." — Frieze

Earlier Event: September 13
Jacqueline Gourevitch, NA: Sight Lines