"The Clock" comes to Lincoln Center

April 23, 2012 12:52:20 PM PDT
Christian Marclay's celebrated work, The Clock, is revealed at Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium this summer! The Award-Winning, 24-Hour Video Installation will be on view in mid-July to early August

Following acclaimed showings around the world in such places as London, Paris, Los Angeles, and Sydney and last summer's Golden Lion award for best art work at the Venice Biennale, Christian Marclay's epic video installation, The Clock, returns to New York City with a free showing from mid-July to early August at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. The Clock is on loan from the collection of Jill and Peter Kraus, "A Promised Gift to The Museum of Modern Art". The exhibition will take place during Lincoln Center Festival 2012.

The Clock, created by one of this country's leading contemporary artists and musicians, magically unites sounds and images. Thanks to the generosity of Peter and Jill Kraus, thousands of visitors will have the opportunity to experience this extraordinary work of art, free of charge.

The David Rubenstein Atrium is located at Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets. Admission is FREE, on a first-come, first-served basis. Dates and hours for The Clock will be announced shortly. Please visit lincolncenterfestival.org for updates.

About The Clock

With The Clock, artist/musician Marclay samples thousands of film excerpts to indicate the passage of time. Using a range of timepieces, from clock towers to wristwatches and from buzzing alarm clocks to the occasional cuckoo, The Clock draws attention to time as a multifaceted protagonist of cinematic narrative.
The installation, with nearly three years in the making, is constructed from a spectacular variety of periods, contexts and film genres, representing a veritable 100-year history of cinema, showing bank heists, chase scenes, emergency rooms, shootouts, silent comedies, detective dramas, and more. With virtuosic skill, the artist has excerpted each of these moments of image and sound from their original contexts and edited them together to form a 24-hour montage, which unfolds in real time, synchronized with the local time of the exhibition space.

About Christian Marclay

Artist/Musician Christian Marclay has exhibited his work for more than three decades in museums around the world. He works in a wide range of media including sculpture, photography, collage, painting and performance. His video work often takes the form of virtuosic audiovisual collages made from film fragments. Starting with Telephones (1995), a rhythmic montage of clips from Hollywood films showing characters engaged in phone conversations, and continuing with the celebrated multi-screen masterpieces Video Quartet (2002) and Crossfire (2007), Marclay has consistently mined movie culture and re-contextualized its fragments into compelling sound and visual wholes.

As a pioneering turntablist, he has performed and recorded music since the late 1970s, making a significant impact on the new music scene in New York. On April 28, he will perform with Bang on a Can at Lincoln Center on its Great Performers series, in a special concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of the acclaimed new music ensemble.