I remember asking him, “Since you’ve stopped making art, how do you spend your time?” And he said, “Oh, I’m a breather, I’m a respirator, isn’t that enough?” He asked, “Why do people have to work? Why do people think they have to work?” He talked about how important it was to really breathe, to live life at a different tempo and a different scale from the way most of us live.
–Calvin Tompkins on Marcel Duchamp from Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews
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Can I Re-blog this?? My core philosophy, but man is it hard to shake off the old conditioning. In fact, if we were truly enlightened, it wouldn’t even be a conversation, would it!
Go for it! And I’ll loan you the book when we come visit!
Woot! We are going to hang around respirating when you come here…..
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My core philosophy. I’m not always very good at it… more practice is necessary!
Sign me up! I want to remember what it is like to be a breather!