It’s 100 years since Duchamp shoved a loo onto a pedestal. Well known, nes pas. What is not quite as established is what happened to the thing afterwards. Thrown out with the rubbish, some say.
I had a chat with the Doctor the other day and it seems that Marcel gave the iconic piece to her by way of a re-incarnation present. Every time she whizzes through 2017 on her travels she sneaks it onto one heap of rubbish or other, wondering if someone might notice. Not so far by the looks of it. But I reckon there must be quite a few of them dotted about the globe this year!
So I thought that between all of us creatively observant folks, we could take pictures of all the discarded toilets/urinals around the world. We might get lucky! Not sure what to do with the photos once collected, but it occurred to me that I could craft all into one big image or something and submit it to the Royal Academy’s summer exhibition next year…
More information about “Fountain” can be found on the Tate website