Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Clock

Christian Marclay's The Clock is a looped 24 hour montage that functions as a clock.
Its scenes are selected from films,
with real-time references to the time of day. 
My first viewing was 2 1/2 hours, my second was an 1 1/2.
Mesmerizing, evocative, inventive.
The success of this artistic masterpiece is that the examination of quotidian life,
becomes a commentary on life as a whole.
Dissecting it into seconds creates a picture greater than the sum of its parts.
The editing, pacing and sound design were magnificent. 

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