“‘The Clock’ is constructed out of moments in cinema when time is
expressed or when a character interacts with a clock, watch or just a
particular time of day. Marclay has excerpted thousands of these
fragments and edited them so that they flow in real time. While ‘The
Clock’ examines how time, plot and duration are depicted in cinema, the
video is also a working timepiece that is synchronised to the local time
zone. At any moment, the viewer can look at the work and use it to tell
the time.”