Notes on the Indefinable

October 19, 2006

Excerpt: Nude Descending a Staircase: A Performance Piece

Ok, so this is somewhat freaky and perhaps a little more “loose” than I ususally like my poetry / art, but there are some poignant moments in this piece that go a certain distance to getting the feeling of Duchamp’s “Nude” across to the reader.

Excerpt from: Nude Descending a Staircase: A Performance Piece by Sheri Tousey

Nude Descending a Staircase

An explosion in a shingle factory!

But where is the nude?

Random, intellectual whimsy.

Analytical Cubism is transformed into mental surgery.


Salon des Independents–Paris, 1912

Galerie Dalmau–Barcelona, 1912

Section d’Or Exhibition–Paris, 1912


Entire poem / performance available here.


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