Take a glimpse of The Strand
Christian Marclay’s film called ‘The Clock‘ (2010) greatly illustrates the technique of ‘a series of fragments that build a whole’. The notion explores one single concept, which is then portrayed through many fragments that represent elements that build a whole. This technique is used in Christian Marclays film, which uses time as its main concept. The film is a 24 hr. montage that works as a clock. The film consists of short scenes from films that revolve around time. This can be seen when looking at the snapshots of the film (HLGfilms 2011), you can easily identify the clock in both images displaying a different time. This technique has been reenacted in my own film. The main concept displayed in the film is ‘the Strand’. The short film of ‘the strand’ incorporate the techniques of ‘a series of fragments that build a whole’, by filming certain architectural elements of the building. These elements represent ‘the strand’ as a whole. The snapshots of ‘The Strand’ display three different elements of the strand, which allows us to understand that the technique has been incorporated into the film. Overall this frames the way we see the city especially through the choice of medium, as the strand is not the contemporary architectural style but rather the Victorian architecture, it frames the city in a way that is not typically known for. As usually society perceive the city as the more modern and contemporary architectural style rather than a Victorian or Baroque architectural style.
HLGfilms, 2011, Christian Marclay-The Clock, video recording, youtube, viewed 10 April 2016, <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp4EUryS6ac>.