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Christian Marclay

The Clock

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Christian Marclay's internationally celebrated 24-hour video installation The Clock arrives at Tate Modern for the first time.

The public are invited to experience the work for free during gallery opening hours, as well as at additional 24-hour screenings on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 January.

Captivating audiences across the world since its debut in 2010, The Clock is a thrilling and poignant montage of thousands of film and television clips that depict clocks or reference time. Following several years of rigorous and painstaking research and production, Marclay edited these excerpts to create an immersive visual and sonic experience. This landmark work operates as a gripping journey through cinematic history as well as a functioning timepiece. The installation is synchronised to local time wherever it is on display, transforming artificial 'cinematic time' into a sensation of real time inside the gallery.

Combining clips spanning 100 years of well-known and obscure films, including thrillers, westerns and science fiction, audiences watching The Clock experience a vast range of narratives, settings and moods within the space of a few minutes, allowing time to unravel in countless directions at once.


Blavatnik Building

Tate Modern
Bankside, London, SE1 9TG
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Sun-Thu 10am-6pm; Fri & Sat 10am-10pm


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