Christian Marclay’s buzzworthy film “The Clock” will be ticking December 21, 2012 thru January 21, 2013 at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. If you have not heard of this spectacular film, “The Clock” is a 24-hour collage that unfolds in real time; it’s thousands of moments of film and TV history chronicling the passage of every minute. You get 60-clips-a-minute of car chases, robberies, silent films, and lots and lots of clocks. If you can sit through the entire film, patterns emerge and a hypnotic rhythm becomes apparent.”It is a time-piece in itself, a test of endurance and an entrancing meditation on time all at once” as reported by The Huffington Post. In New York, Jerry Saltz commented: “An abstract narrative forms. At 1:31 p.m., I watched late lunches served in one country leading to lunches in another to waiters clearing tables in one century to a waitress serving someone in another to people asking if it isn’t too soon for an afternoon cocktail. That all this happens in the space of only a few minutes expands time, shocks, and makes The Clock turn cosmic Every moment reflects an inbuilt rhythm: What’s happening in the film is actually happening in the world outside the theater, not by coincidence but design. And inside our bodies—I was late for lunch myself being there. That’s pretty trippy to me. ”
Head to MoMA from December 21, 2012 to January 21, 2013 to see it in person. I’m pretty sure they have a café for lunch.