Biked down to LACMA with Kevin Biggers at 10:30pm in hopes of catching the midnight passage of Christian Marclay’s 24 movie The Clock. ”It is in effect a clock, but it is made of a 24-hour montage of thousands of time-related scenes from movies and some TV shows, meticulously edited to be shown in “real time”: each scene contains an indication of time (for instance, a timepiece, or a piece of dialogue) that is synchronized to show the actual time.”
Unfortunately, we didn’t arrive until 11:15pm, and by then, the line was all the way onto Wilshire Blvd. We were still standing in line when midnight struck. Within 5 minutes there was a large exodus of spectators. So we stayed and caught the passing of 1am. Needless, we got a lot of scenes from horror movies, bedside nightstand clocks, late night phone calls, etc. What a treat. I was in a trance watching the movie. I highly recommend it to all those who are as deficient of attention as I am.
Around 1:15am, Kevin, Avishay, Marya, Tommy and I walked over to ForYourArt’s new LA gallery space for Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City, “a 24-hour pop up donut shop, giving away donuts from LA’s best known donut shops. Donut and Clock: two round but seemingly unrelated objects that will be synchronized for this 24-hour event.”
They quickly ran out. I only ate half a donut.