Christian Marclay's cinema-clock and Urs Fischer's melting wax sculpture both strike a haunting chord about the passing of time.

This article titled “Time flies at the Venice Biennale” was written by Jonathan Jones, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 7th June 2011 14.06 UTC

Christian Marclay's The Clock, with its almost unbelievably exact and apposite montage of film clips in which times of the day are depicted that match the actual time, was useful to me as well as beguiling at the Venice Biennale. I had not got a watch on and was starting to panic that I was falling behind schedule, lost in the Renaissance shipbuilding factory that is the Arsenale, when I came across Marclay's work and saw from Orson Welles's watch in The Stranger that it was only 2.30, after all.

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