Last night, I went to The Museum of Modern Art for a viewing of and opening party for Christian Marclay’s The Clock. I can honestly say it was the most incredibly addictive and inspired work of art I have seen in a long time. I was unable to see the extremely popular screenings held previously at Paula Cooper Gallery and Lincoln Center, so I was thrilled to hear it would return to New York for a third run at MoMA. Starting today, MoMA is screening the 2011 Venice Biennale Golden Lion award-winning film, which meticulously arranges thousands of clips from across 100 years of cinema into a 24-hour epic work of art. Each clip references a specific time of day, often by displaying a watch or clock, and the film is screened so that each minute referenced perfectly matches up with the local viewing time.
On New Year’s Eve and for three weekends in January, The Clock will be shown its entirety. For more information on times and dates, view MoMA’s website here. Only 170 visitors are allowed to view the film at one time, and viewers are let in on a first come, first serve basis. I would suggest going to get in line now.