Marclay’s Marvelous Mashup

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Christian Marclay's 13-minute-long video montage, Video Quartet, (2001) is the sort of work that you can spend an entire day with. This may not be true of the Swiss-American artist's more recently created 24-hour, real-time synchronized video collage, The Clock, (2010) which the artist painstakingly built from thousands of film clips indicating the passage of time and is synchronized with local time so that minutes and hours depicted in The Clock also pass simultaneously in the viewer's real time. When that work arrives at the San Francisco … [Read more...]