Watching the seconds go by sounds like the least enjoyable exercise we can imagine. But Christian Marclay, a pioneer of turntablism, has turned the passing of time into a thrilling 24-hour film called The Clock that galleries around the world are clamoring to show. Now in its last weekend at the Paula Cooper Gallery, the film splices together scenes from thousands of movies that show every minute of the day in real-time. So, for instance, when your watch says it’s 5, you’ll see clips of workers calling it quits for the day. Films and television shows included are Gone With the Wind, The Office, The Simpsons, High Noon, and, of course, the many ticking devices in James Bond films.
Fri., Feb. 18, 10 a.m., 2011