Thursday, November 10, 2016 to Sunday, December 4, 2016

Opening Reception

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Prospect New Orleans presents Christian Marclay’s Internationally Acclaimed 24-hour video installation The Clock at The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans.


November 10–December 4, 2016
Open Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm
JUST ADDED! Extended 24-Hour Screening

Friday, December 2 at 11am to Saturday, December 3 at 5pm

Never before exhibited in the South, The Clock is a cinematic tour de force that unfolds on the screen in real time through thousands of film excerpts that form a 24-hour montage. Appropriated from the last 100 years of cinema’s rich history, the film clips chronicle the hours and minutes of the 24-hour period, often by displaying a watch or clock. From the legendary to the obscure, The Clock incorporates scenes of car chases, board rooms, emergency wards, bank heists, trysts, high noon shootouts, detective dramas, and silent comedies.

No food or drinks allowed in the projection space.

As seating is limited, admission to the installation will be on a first-come, first-served basis, with no time limits for viewers. For a full schedule and live updates on visiting The Clock, visit ProspectNewOrleans.org and Prospect’s Twitter account, @Prospect_NOLA.

The Clock is presented by Prospect New Orleans in partnership with the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. 

The premiere presentation of The Clock in New Orleans is made possible by generous support from Whitney Bank, the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Ralph and Susan Brennan, and an Anonymous gift. Technical production by Solomon Group, New Orleans.

This presentation of The Clock is part of Prospect New Orleans’ Bridge Years Community Engagement Programs—a series of free workshops, lectures, and activities that lead up to the opening of Prospect.4 (P.4), the fourth iteration of Prospect New Orleans’ citywide art exhibition.



Christian Marclay has exhibited his work for more than three decades in museums around the world. His 2003 retrospective, which originated at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, traveled to other North American institutions as well as venues in France, Switzerland and Great Britain. The touring exhibition Replay, focusing on his video work, originated at the Cité de la Musique, Paris, in 2007 and was presented at DHC/ART in Montreal (2008). In 2010, the Whitney Museum of American Art organized Festival, a one-person exhibition organized around Marclay’s “graphic scores”—visual works to be interpreted by musicians. As a pioneering turntablist, performing and recording music since 1979, Marclay made a significant impact on the new music scene. He has performed internationally, alone or in collaboration with musicians John Zorn, Zeena Parkins, Lawrence Butch Morris, Christian Wolff, Shelley Hirsch, Günter Müller, the Kronos Quartet, Sonic Youth, and many others.

Christian Marclay

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