The National Gallery of Canada presents the Canadian première of The Clock. Jointly acquired by the NGC and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this installation, for which the artist won the Golden Lion prize at the 2011 Venice Biennale, examines how time, plot, and duration are depicted in cinema.
The Clock evokes the wonder and illusionism of more than a century of cinema through a captivating 24-hour looped video that plays in real-time. Thousands of film references to time and timepieces have been compiled to create a compelling moving image illustration of the minutes of a passing day.
24 hour screenings will take place over the 10th 17th, 18th and 19th February in conjunction with Winterlude, and further 24-hour screenings on the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd March. Visitors will also be able to view the video installation during normal opening hours.
Christian Marclay: 'The Clock'
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
PO Box 427
Canada, K1N 9N4
T: 613 990 1985
Tues – Sun: 10am – 5pm
Thurs: 10 am - 8pm
10 February – 25 March 2012
Christian Marclay The Clock, 2010 (detail)
© the artist Photo: Todd-White Art Photography Courtesy White Cube, London and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York