Since it premiered in 2010, Christian Marclay’s The Clock has been showing almost continuously: in New York, Yokohama, Jerusalem, Plymouth, Venice, Los Angeles, Sydney, Boston, Paris, and Zurich. His current work, Everyday, is an improvisational performance piece utilizing a live marching band and several other works including Shoot and The Beppu Festival are opening this month.
These things I sample, or clip, are things that we share—music, films, sounds. It triggers a layer of participation from the audience as they recognise the material and remember it. Every person’s remembering will be different. That engagement is important, I think. It includes the viewer in a very different way than if it was pure invention. –Christian Marclay