Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Clock

This is exciting news: MoMA has announced that it is buying "The Clock," Christian Marclay's 24-hour film using hundreds of shots and scenes from different movies to count down every minute of the day. I had never had to wait on line to get into an art gallery before, but when "The Clock" was on view at Paula Cooper Gallery this past winter, I waited for at least 45 minutes. Totally worth it. I was there from the 2:30-4:30p block, so I got to see a bunch of "getting out of school scenes." It's really a marvel of visual and sound editing, and spans so many different kinds of movies (I recognized about 1/3 of the ones I saw). I hope MoMA keeps the museum open to run 24-hour screenings every once in a while.

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