Thursday, April 5, 2012

What Time Is It?

The March 12, 2012 issue of The New Yorker contains a feature on artist Christian Marclay's incredible video montage project "The Clock." The creation of the work took three years of modified crowd-sourcing of films, editing, editing, and more editing and one moment of brilliant inspiration.

That inspiration: What if there was a film made of existing footage depicting clocks, edited in such a way that the film unspools in real time for a full 24 hours?

If you live in one of the five lucky cities to have hosted this work, The Typing Monkey envies you. Read the whole story here, and watch this bootleg-ish video clip of three minutes worth of the film:

[Courtesy of HLGFilms]