the time show: 6/14/2011

On this week’s show, we enter the space of a meticulous 24-hour-long video documentation of one entire day in Christian Marclay’s new work, The Clock, we consider the expanded day of June 16th, 1904, as Bloomsday and James Joyce’s Ulysses are recognized by readers around the world, and we start the show with news of the early release of convicted Bay Area Transit cop Johannes Mehserle, less than one year after his sentencing for the killing of a young, unarmed black man on a train platform in Oakland, 22-year-old Oscar Grant.

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Reporter Thandisizwe Chimurenga has covered Oscar Grant’s shooting and Johannes Mehserle’s trial. She was at the Los Angeles County jail in the early hours of Monday morning when Mehserle was released from the Los Angeles County jail after serving less than one year of an involuntary manslaughter sentence for killing Oscar Grant.

Last week, contemporary visual artist Christian Marclay won the Gold Lion at the Venice Biennale for his 24-hour-long video The Clock. Hear in the City’s arts editor Jesse Lerner has followed Marclay’s career and went to see the unique full-length screening of The Clock at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
This Thursday, June 16th marks Bloomsday– 24 hours in the life of Leopold Bloom– from James Joyce’s epic novel, Ulysses. Hear in the City host Sara Harris visits with Albert Wachtel, a Joyce scholar who dives into Ulysses and explains the current relevance of Bloomsday.


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