taking the ‘π’ out

taking the ‘π’ out
2 january 2022
By Big Cat with Little Cat supporting for spelling & punctuation with the so called ‘Cat Owner’ offering this public platform for its posting

Fountain
Marcel Duchamp ‘Fountain’, 1917, photograph by Alfred Stieglitz. Source: Wikipedia

duchamp’s
‘fountain’,
a one ready
made many*,
each as the
one of the one
in its whichever
gallery,
time we knew
he’s truly taken
the piss out
of all
men,
the pissotière
bone dry
a century on
the proof,
though some
have gallantly
splashed
upon it ,
crying
they did so,
bladders
creatively
bursting,
purely
in the name
of all things
holy
dada,
leaving yet
no stain*
upon the
original
‘work’

*the original was lost with Duchamp later commissioning sixteen replicas

Copyright © 2022 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music accompanying the reading is from an original 1921 recording (78 rmp) of the works ‘Corale’ and ‘Serenata’ composed by Italian futurist composer Antonio Russolo and employing his ‘intonarumori’ (noise machines) alongside traditional instrumentation.

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