BEING DUCHAMP BECOMING ELSA
I am graduating from the RCA Contemporary Art Practice MA and would like to invite you to my Degree Show.
21 – 25 July
10am – 5pm
4 Cromwell Place, SW7 2JE
Sunday 2pm in the Pavillion Gallery
That the living may know the features of your face
In this live performance acclaimed Palestinian singer Emmal Baker, sings العربي (Ahmad Al-Arabi), an Arabic song about occupation, love and longing, and those who endure. Parallels are drawn. Much of the modern world is touched by Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven’s thinking, yet no one knows her name. We must claim her territory for her.
A multi-faceted project of speculative fiction, involving moving image performance, 3D printed objects and a publication. About an artwork that changed how we view art and what we think about the world, and how, in the absence of any evidence to contradict the myth, Duchamp, seminal 20th century artist, claims it as his own. What would it mean if it was understood that the most important artwork of the last century was made by a woman? Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. Artist, poet and magical thinker. Art history and the world would be very different if Elsa vF was acknowledged as the originator of the now famous urinal.
Come see, say hello.