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Hot Art: Keep Time with Christian Marclay

A scene from Christian Marclay’s The Clock

SEPTEMBER 14 TO NOVEMBER 25  Set your watches for 5 p.m. on September 14. That’s when Swiss-American video artist Christian Marclay’s The Clock begins ticking at  The Power Plant. Composed of thousands of film scenes depicting every minute in a 24-hour period and synchronized to local time, the installation mines the minutiae of daily life from decades of cinema while time, undeterred, marches on—glimpsed variously on wristwatches, sundials, clock towers and other timepieces. For its opening 48 hours, the work is scheduled to screen in its entirety (following that, it will be on display during regular gallery hours), creating a viewing experience that is epic in scope yet surprisingly personal.

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