Marcel Duchamp's and John Cage's chess intermedia

Title: Marcel Duchamp's and John Cage's chess intermedia
Author: Cseres, Jozef
Source document: Musicologica Brunensia. 2023, vol. 58, iss. 1, pp. 19-28
  • ISSN
    1212-0391 (print)
    2336-436X (online)
Type: Article

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Chess played an important role in the life and art of both Marcel Duchamp and John Cage, it became a "becoming-chess" in the generative sense of an immanent transformation onto the being of a qualitatively new kind or with qualitatively new functions, in the sense of how Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari understood their concept of "becoming". The following paper reveals the chess realizations, appropriations and inspirations of two influential artists in the context of their large and intense work as well as in the broader interdisciplinary context of the art, philosophy, and aesthetics they helped form in the 20th century.
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