Marcel Duchamp, Green
The machine with 5 hearts, the pure child of nickel
and platinum must dominate the Jura-Paris road. On the one hand, the
chief of the 5 nudes will be ahead of the 4 other nudes towards this
Jura-Paris road. On the other hand, the headlight child will be the
instrument conquering this Jura-Paris road
child could graphically, be a comet
which would have its tail in front, this tail being an appendage of the
headlight child appendage which absorbs by crushing (gold dust,
graphically) this Jura-Paris road.
The Jura-Paris road, having to be infinite only
humanly, will lose none of its character of infinity in finding a
termination at one end in the chief of the 5 nudes, at the other in the
headlight child. The term “indefinite, seems to me (more) accurate than
infinite. The road will begin in the chief of the 5 nudes. and will not
end in the headlight child.
Graphically, this road will tend towards the pure
geometrical line without thickness (the meeting of 2 planes seems to me
the only pictorial means to achieve purity) But in the beginning (in
the chief of the 5 nudes) it will be very finite in width, thickness
(etc), in order little by little, to become without topographical form
in coming close to this ideal straight line which finds its opening
towards the infinite in the headlight child.
The pictorial matter of this Jura-Paris road will be
wood which seems to me like /the affective translation of powdered
silex. Perhaps see if it is necessary to choose an essence of wood.
(the fir tree, or then polished mahogany)
, La boîte verte.
Cet enfant-phare pourra, graphiquement, être une comète,
qui aurait sa queue en avant, cette queue étant l’appendice de
l’enfant phare, appendice qui absorbe en l’émiettant
(poussière d’or graphiquement) cette route Jura-Paris
Marcel Duchamp, tonsure. 1919. Radnitzky Emmanuel, Man Ray (dit)