The Clock at 10:57pm by Christian Marclay
It’s hard to tell in this clip, but one of the things that makes this such a great piece is the editing. Christian Marclay used continuity editing (matching action and character’s eye lines) to seamlessly cut between films. He also carried sound from one film into another, at times bridging edits or cutting the sound out sharply for punctuation.
I read in the Los Angeles Times that the The Clock will be on view at LACMA starting May 20th through July 31.
This is a must see!!!
Christian Marclay’s The Clock: 24-Hour Screening
Monday, May 16 | 11:00 am through Tuesday, May 17 | 11:00 am at LACMA
“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.