Nuit Blanche: SATospheric! and Christian Marclay’s The Clock

Marclay Midnight

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The SAT always knows how to throw a good party. Nuit Blanche is no excpetion, with all its spaces a-go-go-go.



The main floor features an installation by Manuel Chantre called Mémorsion. This is an immersive and interactive walk-through installation with 22 projection screens containing video and music to create an imagined urban environment. Expect visuals of concrete, tunnels, graffiti walls, and even human bodies. The sexy claim of the SAT is that this imagined city is built, inhabited, destroyed, or forgotten.

The Satosphere will be moving with DJ/VJ pairings. The voice of Radio Beruit  DJ Christelle Franca kicks things off. Next, Madeskimo takes the decks while TiND (This is Not Design)  with jocool & Liberty provide VJ services. TiND will probably showing some of its dazzle camouflage. The last leg is held by Roux Sound System as DJ  and and Diagraf as VJ.

Diagraf VJ

Diagraf VJ

Food. Mais oui! The Labo space has hot wine and a special menu.

The Nuit Blanche at the SAT (1201 ST. Laurent) runs from 7 p.m. – 3 a.m. Free.  

Musée D’Art Contemporain de Montréal


I had the good fortune to catch Christian Marclay’s The Clock during my travels and was delighted to find out that this 24 hour film made its way to Montreal. The film is a montage of clips from movies and television that show… well… clocks. Watches, cuckoo clocks, digital clocks, timers intersperse with snatches of dialogue and dramatic images, ticking away each minute for a full 24 hours.

It’s the kind of thing you’d want to have on your wall instead of a real clock. Half the fun is spotting recognizable films and try and catch The Clock at the hour.  It’s hard not to get sucked in to the film because of the way Marclay mixes in dialogue and music from the films. People stress as they wait for phonecalls, ask about the time, and demonstrate our own impatience and frustration with time.

Here are a few bootlegged clips.

A Continuous screening of the Clock runs from Saturday March 1 at 11 a.m. to Sunday March 2 at 6 p.m. at the MAC (185 St Catherine W.). On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., there is regular admission charge, but from 6 p.m. until Sunday 11 a.m., entrance to the museum is free. 

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