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Pliant de Voyage; Objects of Desire

July 22, 2009

After the notebooks of Marcel Duchamp

“The penalty consists
in ‘cutting the pane’,
in feeling regret
just as soon as the
article’s possession
is consummated.”

Many readymades
suggest a body,
parts of the body,
bodily functions,
erotic promise,
stand-ins for body,
consumers seduced
into a purchase.

Sexuality is
like window shopping.
So… endow objects
with human desires:
the leering grin of
the bathroom faucet,
faces everywhere,
the world eroticized.

Design devices
for things personal,
such as teeth, eyes, breath.
Violate aversion.
Live life on credit,
prophecy fulfilled,
certain of future worth,
and free to create.

Frustrate reading.
Upset expectations.

by Alex Cigale

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