Christian Marclay‘s 24-hour video installation The Clock is on display at Tate Modern during exhibition hours and on special 24-hour screenings. In particular, the gallery stays open on Saturday 6 October, Saturday 3 November and Saturday 1 December to allow the 24-hour film to be experienced in full. After traveling the world, this is the first time the installation is exhibited, after being acquired by Tate Modern in 2012.
The video is a montage of thousands of film and television clips that depict clocks or reference time, edited by the artist to create an immersive sonic and visual experience which spans years of cinematic history. The installation is synchronised to local time wherever it is on display, transforming artificial ‘cinematic time’ into a sensation of real time inside the gallery. The work ha achieved the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Biennale in 2011 where it was shown.
- Christian Marclay, "The Clock", 2010, © the artist. Courtesy of White Cube, London and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York