A replica I made of With Hidden Noise (1916). Before Duchamp put it together he gave it to his friend Walter Arensberg and told him to put something inside the hollow ball of twine, then to screw it together. Duchamp claimed not to know what the object was that Arensberg put inside, and no-one, to my knowledge, has ever taken it apart to find out. When you shake it, it makes a rattling sound (hence the title). Mine does, too.
Two Société Anonyme invites:
My favorite book-related extra-curricular so far has been to create a playlist for The Readymade Thief for Largehearted Boy’s Book Notes series. If you want to see my interpretation of the novel in 15 songs, come check it out here.
A day of shameless self-promotion at the MoMA:
Portrait of the author standing in front of Duchamp’s Anémic Cinéma (1926)
Portrait of The Readymade Thief (2017) in front of Anémic Cinéma (1926)
Anémic Cinéma (1926)
The Readymade Thief next to Duchamp’s The Green Box (1934) and some of its contents.
How to read The Readymade Thief: To Be Looked at (from the Other Side of the Glass) with One Eye, Close to, for Almost an Hour (1918)
Fresh Widow (1920)
“What do you see through your windows, Lee?”
Bicycle Wheel (1913)
Seven Standard Stoppages (1913-14)