Nov 2, 2010

Chritian Marclay: The Clock, at White Cube Gallery

Beautiful, beautiful video. The 24 hour video is a collage of scenes from anthological films, pieced together around the theme of "the clock", a clever subterfuge to constantly appose the film to "reality" (whatever the hell that may be).

The experience is touching, as I watched the most ingeniously edited bits of iconic films reweaved into this non-narration, this patchwork of gestures and condensed instants, the separation between cinema and life became ever so tenuous. We have constructed our lives from these films, and they have become our lives. A cinematic typography for our moments, an intertwined continuum of life, film, and dream.
The gallery is located right off Piccadily:
25-26 Mason's Yard,
The show is on until November 13th, and they will have overnight viewings from Thursday to Saturday this weekend and next.

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