Artists only eat their replicas
when disturbed, fearing for the original’s life.
~ David Stavanger from 'Bottlerack(et)'
Delve into the conceptual and absurdist mind of Marcel Duchamp through a series of poetic responses.
Drawing on the artistic giant of the 20th century’s witty subversion of ‘high art’ and love of wordplay, the poems were performed live at the Gallery as part of Art After Hours, with host David Astle. Poems remained on display in form of museum labels and complied in an exhibition booklet as part of The Essential Duchamp exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW.
Punch Lines: Poets Play Duchamp was presented by Red Room Poetry in partnership with Art Gallery of NSW and held as part of Sydney Writers' Festival in 2019.