Saturday, 31 March 2012

Sunday, 11 March 2012

elective affinites/ magritte / 1933

One night, I woke up in a room in which a cage with a bird sleeping in it had been placed. A magnificent error caused me to see an egg in the cage, instead of the vanished bird. I then grasped a new and astonishing poetic secret, for the shock which I experienced had been provoked precisely by the affinity of two objects -- the cage and the egg -- to each other, whereas previously this shock had been caused by my bringing together two objects that were unrelated

Friday, 2 March 2012

non-standard stoppage

Re-enactment: The Idea of the Fabrication
horizontal --If a thread one meter long falls straight from a height of one meter on to a horizontal plane twisting as it pleases and creates a new new image of the unit of length --

The 3 standard stoppages are the meter diminished. Duchamp