The Clock: Gesture and Cinematic Replaying

  title={The Clock: Gesture and Cinematic Replaying},
  author={Catherine Fowler},
  journal={Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media},
  pages={226 - 242}
  • Catherine Fowler
  • Published 1 October 2013
  • Art
  • Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media
IntroductionIn the many reviews of Christian Marclay's The Clock (2011), the work's uniqueness tends to be emphasized over and above any debt it may owe to preceding work.1 In this essay I attempt to create a lineage for The Clock by comparing it with films and videos by Joseph Cornell, Ken Jacobs, Martin Arnold, and Douglas Gordon, artists whose practice has centered upon replaying other people's movies.2 By calling Cornell, Jacobs, Arnold, Douglas, and Marclay "replayers," my aim is to… 
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