A mesmerising masterpiece of contemporary art
24-hours long, the installation is a montage of thousands of film and television images of clocks, edited together so they show the actual time.
It is a thrilling journey through cinematic history as well as a functioning timepiece.
Following several years of rigorous and painstaking research and production, Marclay collected together excerpts from well-known and lesser-known films including thrillers, westerns and science fiction. He then edited these so that they flow in real time. When watching The Clock you experience a vast range of narratives, settings and moods within the space of a few minutes.
At the Tate Modern 14 SEPTEMBER 2018 – 20 JANUARY 2019