Richard Brody’s take on Christian Marclay’s “The Clock”:
…Marclay’s temperament is close to that of the most casual moviegoer, and that’s the pleasure that he evokes (all the more reason for his rather indiscriminate blend of great and dull scenes from movies), but he does so with wit. And—though it needn’t be so—wit, here, takes the place of the extreme thought, of personal revelation, of emotional risk. “The Clock” is a feat of showmanship, a tour de force, a spectacle of spectacles; as a work of art, it’s mediocre, even trivial.
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