Event

Christian Marclay: The Clock

Daily until August 25
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN
612-375-7600

Price: free with admission

Christian Marclay: The Clock

Christian Marclay: The Clock

Brad Richason

When a moviegoer alludes to "watching the time" it's not typically indicative of a particularly engaging film. Unless, of course, the film in question is visual artist Christian Marclay's The Clock. Since its 2010 premiere in London, the highly conceptual work has garnered widespread praise for its fascinating realization of its central conceit. Superficially described, The Clock splices together a sequentially ordered montage of scenes culled from movies and television shows, essentially transforming the resultant film itself into a kind of a cinematic timepiece (an impression reinforced by having the time in the film coincide with the real-world time). Distinguishing the work from novelty, however, are the insightful ways in which Marclay uses the flow of passing sequences to underscore the common patterns and ambient moods of our days and nights. Over the course of each 24-hour cycle, audiences are privy to varying representations of lives in constant motion, whether solitary or in company, experiencing the mundane or momentous. Like an emotional metronome, the steady pace of The Clock bridges daily reality and onscreen fiction with unerring synchronicity. Opening in the Walker Art Center's Burnet Gallery in a space custom designed by Marclay, the work will remain on daily display throughout summer, including several special screenings of the entire 24-hour cycle. Passing the time with a movie has rarely felt so charged with personal relevance. Runs continuously through one complete cycle 11 a.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 14-15; 11 a.m. Thursday to 5 p.m. Friday, July 10-11; 11 a.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 8-9; and 11 a.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 23-24

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Walker Art Center

1750 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN
612-375-7600
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