[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
#6 Duchamp: The Creative Act
Friday, 8 April 2016, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14 5HD
Rail/Overground: New Cross Gate, Queens Road Peckham
Chaired by F. D., Respondent Penelope Kupfer
Free, please book your place
In April we are reading Marcel Duchamp’s The Creative Act, a paper he presented in April 1957 at a session of the American Federation of Arts in Houston, Texas. Listen to a recording of this talk at UbuWeb. The discussion will be chaired by F. D. and Penelope Kupfer will contribute in the role of respondent.
DOWNLOAD: Duchamp, Marcel (1957). The Creative Act. Published in The New Art, Gregory Battock ed. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc. pp. 23-26.
Suggested further reading
Barthes, Roland (1977). The Death of the Author. In Image Music Text, Trans. Stephen Heath. London: Fontana, pp. 142-148.
Foucault, Michel (1977). What is an Author? In Language, Counter-Memory, Practice. Trans. Sherry Simon and Donald F. Bouchard ed. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, pp. 113-138.
De Duve, Thierry (1990). Authorship Stripped Bare, Even. RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics No. 19/20 (1990/1991), pp. 234-241.
Eliot, TS (1921). Tradition and the Individual Talent. In The Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Online version
Haladyn, Julian Jason (2015). On ‘The Creative Act’. Toutfait, 1 Apr 2015.
Ranciere, Jacques (2009). The Emancipated Spectator, trans. Gregory Elliott. London: Verso.
Sontag, Susan (1961). Against Interpretation. In Against Interpretation and Other Essays, New York: Dell, pp. 3-14.