Friday, 4 March 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 64: Saturday Mar 5, 2011

The Clock (Marclay, 2010): Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre 6.30pm

New York artist Christian Marclay's 24-hour video work The Clock, an amalgam of extracts of thousands of movies each showing the exact time corresponding to the time viewers are watching, has been hailed wherever it has been shown with long queues forming at all galleries that have shown it.

The Clock is currently screening at the Hayward (details here) and will be on as part of the British Art Show exhibition until April 17. For one night only the Hayward are showing the full 24-hour experience, starting at 6.30pm on Saturday and finishing 24 hours later on Sunday March 6. They are screening it at the Purcell Room, also on the Southbank.

Here is an article in the Telegraph by Charles Spencer and a more detailed review by acclaimed film theorist David Bordwell on The Clock.

More details here in a BBC news item.

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