[BOOKCLUB]

[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.

Marcel Duchamp [1942] Behind Mile of String. First Papers of Surrealism, New York. Photo by Arnold Newman.
Marcel Duchamp [1942] Behind Mile of String. First Papers of Surrealism, New York. Photo by Arnold Newman.

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.