The Art Newspaper recently republished an interview with Marcel Duchamp by the Belgian director Jean Antoine done in 1966 (two years before Duchamp’s death), but the transcript was only available in English in 1993, when it was first published. Duchamp here set
Artists again led the way … science has only just caught up…
The short answer is
So? But for sure 98% of the people in the world care – yes? Well, it’s just that Kiki and Booba may really be the Adam and Eve of our language.
“I can see often, clearly in my head, a broadcasting booth, soundproof in glass, sitting at the head of a classroom. And on each student desk sits a radio, everyone tuned in to a different wavelength.”
If his mat was not straight, he did not sit on it.
I am not making it up
Edward T. Hall (1924 – 2009) whose death
Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information
T.S. Eliot, from “The Rock” (1934)
Since those bleak pre-war days when Eliot put down these lines, our world has galloped on at even greater speed, with a velocity ever more dizzying. This of course is in great part aided by the advent of the computer and the information age. It has created such wealth and prosperity utterly unimagined a mere seventy years ago. But has all this made our lives better? Are we wiser and happier? We should be, if information = knowledge.