At White Cube in Mason’s Yard, Marclay will present another video installation using thousands of cinematic clips, this time cropped from the bottom of the frame. 22 horizontal strips will be shown in a column, measuring 5.5 metres high. This melee – as is the case with many of Marclay’s creations – will tell a story of sorts, forming a ‘vertical poem,’ as he calls it, that will invite us to make our own connections and to form stories from the fragments.
The second part of this exhibition features thousands of images of the word ‘Look’, the simple, ubiquitous command painted on the road at London’s pedestrian crossings. Sometimes the sign will be clear, sometimes faded or obscured by falling leaves and urban detritus, so that the screen will seem to flicker with the changing image, like the pages of a flip book. Both films require us to look down and ponder the world at our feet.
Marclay's video installations typically make for compelling viewing. Watching The Clock certainly felt like a kind of madness. It will be fascinating to see how these new videos hold the audience's attention, and make us again question our perception of the world.
|What||Christian Marclay, White Cube, Mason's Yard|
|Where||White Cube Mason's Yard, 25-26 Mason's Yard , London, SW1Y 6BU | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Piccadilly Circus (underground)|
15 Mar 19 – 15 May 19, Tuesday - Saturday 10am – 6pm