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Christian Marclay: The Clock at Tate Modern

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Time 10:00
Date 20/01/19
Price Free

Christian Marclay’s The Clock is a cinematic masterpiece that unfolds on the screen in real time through thousands of film and television images that form a 24-hour montage.

Running from: Friday 14 September 2018 – Sunday 20 January 2019.

This mesmerising masterpiece of contemporary art 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 together 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 you experience a vast range of narratives, settings and moods within the space of a few minutes.