20 February 2018 – 19 May 2018
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Christian Marclay’s 24-hour video installation The Clock (2010) is presented at Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The work is an ode to time and cinema, and is comprised of thousands of fragments from a vast range of films that create a 24-hour, looped, single-channel video. Marclay compiled thousands of film clips of wristwatches, clock towers, sundials, alarm clocks, and countdowns, each of which illustrate every minute in a 24-hour period.
Years in the making, The Clock examines how time, plot, and duration are depicted in cinema. Although the audience can use the piece to tell the local time, viewers can experience a vast range of cinematic settings and moods within the space of a few minutes, making time unravel in countless directions and rupturing any sense of linear, narrative sequence.
The museum will host three 24-hour screenings of The Clock on 22 March, 26 April and 10 May 2018.