[RECURRING CONCEPTS IN ART] WK3 DOOCHAMP

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I discussed the dadaism and appropriation of art. The final work of me is Doochamp. The appropriation of my own work, Rhythm & Wind. In terms of fabrication, I made the Rhythm & Wind with wooden box, fan, light bulb, Arduino, sewing machine pedal and code.

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So in these days, we see many interactive art coded on servo, light, projector, kinect, etc. So as Duchamp questioned its era of art by the toilet and called “Fountain.” I stripped down my own work into very purest interactive art requires minimum action. The action of plugging in the power cord is the purest interactive moment of this art.

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However, the fan itself has a long history. Once it was owned by an ITP student, Joe Mango and it was thrown away  to the junk. I grabbed it from the junk and I enjoyed the fan in hot days. People wanted some gust of winds and I let them enjoying it. So it has the word in red marker “enjoy” at the white cone. As days got colder it was sitting on the locker until I used it for the final project, Rhythm & Wind. The work conveyed the whimsicalness of wind and made to the ITP Spring show. After the show, the work got torn down and I kept the fan with a label, “Don Kim dyk286@nyu.edu.” The label was attached to make sure it survived over winter break. Now the label made a happy incident mimics Duchamp’s fountain signature, “R. Mutt.”

 

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