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Message 279: Duchamp, Two Quotes

“Establish a society in which the individual has to pay for the air he breathes (air meters; imprisonment and rarefied air, in case of non-payment simple asphyxiation if necessary (cut off the air)” (31)

“All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.” (140)

Duchamp, Marcel. Salt Seller: The Writings of Marchel Duchamp. Ed. Michel Sanouillet and Elmer Peterson. New York: Oxford UP, 1973.

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