Prepare to have a new appreciation for each passing minute.
I caught Christian Marclay’s finely woven 24-hr film compilation at the SF MoMA last week, and was intrigued by this idea of time visualized by film. You are free to watch the film as long as you want. Expect to be surprised at how quickly time flies when you are, well, watching time go by via smartly cut film clips.
I just hope the full film is released so I can have a 24-hr film party and let my eyeballs be overstimulated.
Now playing through June 3, 2013 at SF MoMA, Check it out here
Christian Marclay’s celebrated video installation The Clock (2010) is composed of thousands of film clips referencing the time of day, intricately edited into a 24-hour-long montage that matches real time minute for minute — a tour de force of appropriation that is also a functioning timepiece. Marclay has been known since the late 1970s for his highly crafted remixes of time-based media, from vinyl records and tape loops to digital video. He spent three years assembling this staggering work, piecing together fragments from films both famous and obscure. The result, awarded the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2011, is a dazzling, genre-defying distillation of movie history, a radical reflection on cinematic duration, and a reminder that time waits for no one. Clock-watching has never been so mesmerizing.