Christian Marclay: The Clock




Christian Marclay’s acclaimed installation The Clock 2010 has captivated audiences across the world from New York to Moscow.

24-hours long, the installation is a montage of thousands of film and television images of clocks, edited together so they show the actual time. It is a thrilling journey through cinematic history as well as a functioning timepiece.

Following several years of rigorous and painstaking research and production, Marclay collected together excerpts from well-known and lesser-known films including thrillers, westerns and science fiction. He then edited these so that they flow in real time. When watching The Clock you experience a vast range of narratives, settings and moods within the space of a few minutes.

Admission is on a first-come, first served basis and there is no special access for Tate Members. Due to limited capacity please be aware that there may be significant waiting times. For those in need of special assistance please call in advance on +44 (0)20 7887 8888.

There will be a series of overnight 24-hour screenings on 6 October, 3 November and 1 December 2018.

The film features brief periods of nudity and strong language. Visitors bringing children should use their discretion.

Tate jointly acquired Christian Marclay’s celebrated video work in 2012 together with the Centre Pompidou, Paris and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Due to popular demand, Christian Marclay’s The Clock will stay open overnight on 12-13 January, offering one last chance to see the 24-hour installation in its entirety.

Duration 14 September 2018 - 20 January 2019
Times Sunday to Thursday 10.00–18.00 Friday to Saturday 10.00–22.00
Cost Free
Venue Tate Modern
Address Bankside, London, SE1 9TG
Contact / visiting.modern@tate.org.uk / www.tate.org.uk/modern

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