11 February 2014


Kraus: Part 1

Duchamp created a second identity, Rrose Selavy which has been translated to “that’s life” or “to make a toast to life.”  How can dual meanings of words, names, images, and objects begin to tell a more involved story?

If “the accumulation of dust is a kind of physical index for the passage of time,” then what isn’t considered an index?  Do all of our human actions create indexes?

What is Man Ray’s relationship with Duchamp? Why is Duchamp interested in what Man Ray does?

“The photograph is thus a type of icon, or visual likeness, which bears an indexical relationship to its objects.”  What is the difference between an icon and an index?

Kraus: Part 2

In Deborah Hay’s presentation, she decided to talk to her audience instead of dance.  What are her reasons and actions for doing this?

What is the difference between coded and uncoded in relation to the text?

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