to be specific, Christian Marclay’s The Clock, on display at the National Gallery of Canada
(the clock below has nothing to do with The Clock,
but it is one hell of A clock, no?!)
The Clock… a twenty-four hour video montage composed of thousands of scenes from film and television in which a clock or watch appears with the time. The film is synchronized with the real time. It functions as a real clock.
riveting. charming. comforting. oddly consistent. astounding really.
a beautiful whole made up of unique collected, bits. bits, i gather, collected in a collaborative fashion.
naturally, this appeals to my sensibilities.
each bit tells a story. the story ,in turn, made of bits.
a video collage.
i heard the best was from around one to four a.m.
i spent a few afternoon hours with the clock after sleeping through several mid-night attempts. dommage.
time well spent