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Schools invited to get involved in the British Art Show in Plymouth

  • Date: 19 May 2011
  • Area: South West
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Christian Marclay, 'The Clock' . Credit: Hayward Gallery

Schools, colleges and universities across the south west are invited to take part in a project inspired by one of the works in the British Art Show.

The British Art Show takes place every five years and tours to four different cities across the UK. In September this year, the seventh British Art Show is coming to Plymouth.

The work of 39 artists has been chosen on the grounds of their significant contribution to contemporary art in the last five years. The work includes sculpture, painting, installation, drawing, photography, film, video and performance, with many artists creating new works especially for the exhibition. The Show is organised by Hayward Touring and curated by Lisa Le Feuvre and Tom Morton.

Christian Marclay's The Clock is a film made using fragments from cinema, past and present which show the time in some way. The piece represents a 24 hour clock by using shots of clocks or watches or characters saying the time. On each occasion, the time referred to in the film coincides with real time.

The aim of the education project is to produce a collective work inspired by Christian Marclay's work. The project will incorporate as many as 24 different schools, universities and groups from across the region, all contributing their own portion of the clock with the aim of screening the full film during the British Art Show 7in Plymouth.

Each group will take on one hour of the clock and will produce a Christian Marclay style video collage.

For more information, contact carla.hiley@artscouncil.org.uk. Videos must be shot and edited by July 2011. The work will be screened between September - December 2011.