(Source: Lincoln Center Festival website)
In a city as culturally rich as New York, Lincoln Center Festival meets the challenging goal of bringing to audiences something that they can not see elsewhere.
The Clock is a spectacular and hypnotic 24-hour work of video art by renowned artist Christian Marclay. Marclay has brought together thousands of clips from the entire history of cinema, from silent films to the present, each featuring an exact time on a clock, on a watch, or in dialogue. The resulting collage tells the accurate time at any given moment, making it both a work of art and literally a working timepiece: a cinematic memento mori.
Marclay also composed the soundscape, driven by a racing and swelling symphony of ringing, ticking, footsteps, laughter, tears, and music. The Clock comes to Lincoln Center after recently being featured at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Hayward Gallery at London’s Southbank Centre.
Admission is free. Visitors are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
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(Image: © Christian Marclay. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York and White Cube, London)