Celebrate Marcel Duchamp’s Birthday with These Cool Links…

Marcel Duchamp, French artist and renowned rethinker, was born 125 years ago today. Duchamp is most often associated with the Dadaist and Surrealist movements and is famous for rethinking the boundaries of art.

Here is a portrait of Duchamp, dressed up as his alter ego, Rrose Sélavy meant to sound like “Eros c’est la vie” (Eros it’s life).

(Source: Wikipedia.org)

Anémic Cinema ~ Duchamps’ experimental 1926 short film with his rotoreliefs

Marcel Duchamp’s Discs and John Cage’s Music ~ From Dreams That Money Can Buya 1947 experimental feature color film written, produced, and directed by surrealist artist and dada film-theorist Hans Richter. (I showed this to my cat yesterday and he freaked out! He didn’t take his eyes off the screen once for the whole 4 minutes)

A 1925 demonstration of the Rotary Demisphere 

Marcel Duchamp on his 1923 Why Not Sneeze? and the ready made

Marcel Duchamp in His Own Words ~ I   II & III

 

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