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Christian Marclay's famous video work "The Clock" to tick at the Wex

Posted by Jackie Mantey | December 10, 2012 10:53 AM

Artist Christian Marclay’s 24-hour-long video work “The Clock” will make its Midwest debut at the Wexner Center’s Gallery A on Sunday, Jan. 27.

“The Clock,” which has become a beloved work worldwide, features thousands of spliced scenes of clocks, watches and other time-telling devices from movies, both iconic and obscure. The footage includes appearances by stars, like Marilyn Monroe, Jimmy Stewart and Charlie Chaplin, as they watch or talk about the time.

But wait! There’s more!

The clips will be synced to local time. So if you go see the film from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., you'll see a stream of clips that represent that time frame. Cool.

“The New York Times” called the work a “beguiling dream of eternal cinema and also a startling wake-up call,” an examination of time and how we relate to it.  

“The Clock” will remain ticking at the Wex through April 7.