Most fans of "The Clock" probably have already read Daniel Zalewski's excellent New Yorker profile of its creator, Christian Marclay. The piece came out two issues ago. Some of us (ahem) have only just caught up with it. For anyone who hasn't seen it yet, it's mandatory reading, not least of all for Zalewski's observation that Marclay's 24-hour video assemblage "confirmed Joan Didion's dictum that 'we tell ourselves stories in order to live' while reminding us that we are all going to die." Pretty great, huh? Or as Big Joe Turner put it, "You so beautiful, but you got to die some day."
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