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“Man can never expect to start from scratch; he must start from ready-made things, like even his own mother and father.” —Marcel Duchamp

Audition Demo 1

READER: “Mack was hauling an oversize load, bumping over a hump in the road, when he saw, on an old commode, a word scrawled in paint, bold, not faint: ‘Dump’

DIRECTOR: Superbe! j’adore! continue…

In French, there is an old expression, la patte, meaning the artist’s touch, his personal style, his ‘paw’. I wanted to get away from la patte and from all that retinal painting

—Marcel Duchamp

Audition Demo 2

Mack pumped the brakes and shifted to low, moseyed over to a bulldozed hole: deep sump, ‘dozed out smooth as a bowl. Painted on the ‘dozer, ‘M. Duchamp’

There is something like an explosion in the meaning of certain words: they have a greater value than their meaning in the dictionary

—Marcel Duchamp

Audition Demo 3

“Just as his load was starting to slide, Mack was surprised by the ‘dozer guy, nearing a bumper of Mack’s ride, flourishing a brush, just as it dumped

You have to approach something with indifference, as if you had no aesthetic emotion. The choice of ready-mades is always based on visual indifference and, at the same time, on the total absence of good or bad taste

—Marcel Duchamp

Audition Demo 4

“The dump endowed with Mack’s massive load: a new school of art, groundbreaking mode. Bump over the hump of the road, park by the sign on an old commode.”

DIRECTOR: Brillant! magnifique!

Humor and laughter – not necessarily derogatory derision – are my pet tools. This may come from my general philosophy of never taking the world too seriously – for fear of dying of boredom

—Marcel Duchamp


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