I was having dinner with my fun friend Michael the TV producer recently and he told me ‘The Clock’ is an absolute must-see. It was all I needed to hear to make a Sunday brunch date with my pal Kate who absolutely loves living every minute. We went down to The Power Plant on Harbourfront at 11:30am to beat the crowds and catch a treat.
The Swiss American sound and video artist of The Clock, Christian Marclay, spent three years culling over 10,000 time-specific clips spanning the history of film and television into a 24-hour looped single channel video that captures the pace by which western society lives by each passing minute. The finesse and execution in editing is spot-on, and the way Marclay creates repetitive themes (different clips of people in taxis, or getting on a train, or waiting for a streetcar) and meals (at 12pm there were a number of clips of people eating lunch, of which all of them were eating steak!) was mesmerizing. His feat is nothing short of a masterpiece.
That only six copies of The Clock exist make viewing this a rather rare opportunity. Five copies of The Clock have been acquired by museums, of which one copy was jointly purchased by the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The sixth copy was purchased by a Connecticut hedge-fund manager.
This FREE show runs until November 25th at The Power Plant down on Harbourfront, including some weekends when it’s running the full 24 hours! Click HERE to connect to the Power Plant website for more details.
And click HERE to read an intelligent succinct review in the Globe and Mail by Sarah Milroy.
After taking our time to view The Clock, Kate and I languished over a delicious brunch at Le Select Bistro on Wellington West of Spadina. Nothing beats this place for a Sunday bite. Yum! Here’s my brunch!
As a real estate side bar, Urbaneer just listed an amazing Sky Loft Penthouse on King West with parking and locker! Offered at $399,900, this stellar space is a short stroll to Le Select Bistro and all the happenings on Harbourfront. For those who celebrate a walking life in the City, wouldn’t this be a great place to live? Here’s the view.
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