Christian Marclay’s Clock at the Tate Modern

Christian Marclay’s iconic video installation, The Clock which debuted at White Cube in 2010 opens at The Tate Modern this September. Film clips of clocks, watches, or references to the time are pieced together into a 24-hour montage that is a time-piece in itself. The clips are taken from over 100 years worth of films – thrillers, westerns, sci-fi and more, with each clip lasting just a few minutes allowing time to unravel in various directions at once.

Christian Marclay, The Clock 2010, © the artist. Courtesy White Cube London and Paula Cooper Gallery New York

Strangely mesmerising time slips away as you sit watching – if you’re really dedicated you can stay for the full 24 hours on 6 October, 3 November and 1 December 2018.

Christian Marclay, The Clock
14 September 2018 - 20 January 2019
Tate Modern Level 2, Blavatnik Building Bankside, SE1 9TG
— Daisy Allsup
12th September 2018