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Festival

Young Guides

Today, 1.00pm, Cockatoo Island

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Exhibition

Energies: Haines & Hinterding

25 Jun - 06 Sep

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Exhibition

Aleks Danko

30 Jul - 18 Oct

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Conference

Dance, Theatre and Visual Art

20 Aug, 9.00am

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Aleks Danko & Tom Polo: Masterclass for teachers

29 Aug, 10.00am, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning

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Talk

Exchange Series

31 Aug, 11.00am, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning

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Digital Excursions; New Connections

Alex White reflects upon the newly launched program offerings and the possibilities these hold for students and teachers anywhere in Australia. more

Mug Shots

In preparation for the The Rocks Aroma Festival on July 26, MCA staff share some of the stories behind the mugs they use for their workplace beverages. more

MCA’s first Oculus Rift artwork experience

Don’t have enough (real) space to install artworks in? Why not make some virtual space! more

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Volume One: MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection on display

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Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

On tour until October 2015

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ARTIST INTERVIEW

Watch our latest artist interview with Khaled Sabsabi

Exhibition

Christian Marclay: The Clock

– When

29 March-3 June 2012

Normal Museum hours
except Thursdays –
24 hours from 10am

Don’t miss the Southern Hemisphere premiere of Christian Marclay’s groundbreaking 24-hour video work, The Clock, which has attracted record crowds wherever it has been shown. Marclay was awarded the Golden Lion for best artist at last year’s 54th Venice Biennale for The Clock.

Be amazed by the scale and ingenuity of the project. The Clock comprises several thousand short extracts from cinema history, each suggesting a particular time of day or referencing a specific moment, often through the appearance of a watch or clock-face. Marclay has stitched these extracts together to form a continuous visual sequence synchronised with the real time of your visit – if it is noon you’ll be watching a scene referencing noon. Even more impressively, the scenes suggest countless interlocking narratives despite the constant changes in genres, eras, locations and plotlines.

To honour this extraordinary achievement, you’ll be able to experience The Clock around the clock! The Clock will be shown in its entirety on the MCA’s opening day, Thursday 29 March 2012, and then played continuously during regular museum opening hours. Every subsequent Thursday there will be another special 24-hour presentation of this work. To keep you awake, coffee and refreshments wil be available from the MCA Cafe throughout the night.

Born in California in 1955 and raised in Switzerland, Christian Marclay now lives between London and New York. He has employed the concept of collage since the 1970s across diverse media including film and video, photography, installation, sound and music. This premiere presentation of The Clock in Australia is an extraordinary opportunity to see and experience a major international artistic phenomenon.