The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, has been playing host to Christian Marclay’s cinematic tour de force, ‘The Clock’, since July. However, tomorrow the Museum will host a 24-hour screening of the entire piece.
‘The Clock’ is an internationally acclaimed video masterwork that is constructed out of moments in cinema when time is expressed or when a character interacts with a clock, watch or just a particular time of day. Marclay has excerpted thousands of these fragments and edited them so that they flow in real time, forming a 24 hour montage. These clips have been appropriated from the last 100 years of cinema’s rich history and so examines how time, plot and duration are depicted in film. The video is also a working time piece that is synchronised to the local time zone.
‘The Clock’ premiered at White Cube in London in 2010, has since been screened in New York, Los Angeles and Moscow, and went on to win the Golden Lion award at the 2011 Venice Biennale.
This also happens to be one of my favourite artworks of all time. ‘The Clock’ is an outstanding piece of video art that takes its viewers on a mind blowing journey through time. I urge you, art lovers of Israel, go along, sit down and see how long you can last!
Have a look at a video right Here
When | August 28, 5pm – August 29 – 5pm (otherwise open until October 19, 2013 )
Where | Israel Museum: Ruppin Blvd-POB 71117, Jerusalem, 91710, Israel
By Raquela Cohen