Christian Marclay's The Clock: 24-Hour Screening

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Details from The Clock , 2010 Single Channel Video Variable Dimensions 16:9, Purchased With Funds Provided By Steve Tisch Through 2011 Collectors Committee, The Clock © Christian Marclay, courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Christian Marclay's The Clock: 24-Hour Screening

5905 Wilshire Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
September 22nd, 2012 - September 23rd, 2012
Opening: September 22nd, 2012 12:00 PM - 11:59 AM

Mon-Tue,Thu 12-8; Fri 12-9; Sat-Sun 11-8
screening, video-art
Bing Theater | Free; first-come first-served, no reservations


LACMA presents another special twenty-four-hour screening of Christian Marclay's The Clock beginning Saturday, September 22, at noon and ending at noon on Sunday, September 23. The Clock is a twenty-four-hour single-channel montage constructed from thousands of moments of cinema and television history depicting the passage of time. Marclay has excerpted each of these moments from their original contexts and edited them together to create a functioning timepiece synchronized to local time wherever it is viewed—marking the exact time in real time for the viewer for twenty-four consecutive hours. The sampled clips come from films of all genres, time periods, and cultures, some lasting only seconds, others minutes, and have been culled from hundreds of films, famous and obscure, into a seamless whole. The result, a melding of video and reality, unfolds with a seemingly endless cast of cameos. By making the film available in its entirety, this free screening will allow The Clock to be viewed in the way Marclay intended.

September 22, 12 pm to September 23, 12 pm

Bing Theater | Free; first-come first-served, no reservations | The Plaza Café will be open September 22 from 11 am to 11 pm and will be open again on September 23 from 8 am to 8 pm  | Ray's will be open on September 22 from 11 am to 2 am and on September 23 from 11 am to 11 pm | Between 8 pm on September 22 and 11 am September 23, please enter the museum at Wilshire and Spaulding | Please park in the Spaulding lot on the corner of Wilshire and Spaulding; $10; free from 7 pm to 6 am | Film may not be appropriate for all ages.

Please note: This is not a Film Department Program. For more information, please contact