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A second take …

In General Mish-Mash on April 5, 2012 at 11:04 am

When I posted the short piece about Christian Marclay’s The Clock, I had viewed it for about 5 minutes on the night the Museum of Contemporary Art opened their fantastic extension, including the new Mordant Wing.

Anyway, I found it interesting, thought I’d post on it and decided best to upload the BBC clip.

Yesterday, I had a good look around the MCA – it is very impressive.

The Marking Time exhibition is brilliant.

I thought I would take another look at The Clock – this time I gave myself 15 minutes.

45 minutes later, I reluctantly dragged myself out of the Level 1 Cinema where it is showing.

Hooked, totally engaged.

As the guy on the BBC report says:

It’s an artwork about time
Where you sit and forget about time
And yet … you’re reminded about time
All the time.

I found it as riveting and compelling as any film. It is cut and edited brilliantly. It has a continuity that is often deliberately discarded or unintentionally lost when artists play with film.

This is certainly a clock. Keeping the time and informing you about the time.

It is also a movie.

Don’t miss it … if only to learn how much can be done in a minute and how fleeting is an hour.

The second-hand steps, the hour hand flies.

If you are in Sydney make sure you see it … but also make sure you allow plenty of time to explore the rest of the MCA – especially the entire Marking Time Exhibition and ¬†Volume 1 – MCA Collection.