Paysage après la bataille
"This Landscape after the Battle is supposed to be the result of imaginary jousts led by two contrasting characters in the art world, representing opposite sides of the creative approach: one, Joseph Conrad, is a writer, the other, Marcel Duchamp, is an artist.
The first exalts the darkest impulses of the human being, making Heart of Darkness a cult book if such a thing exists, an ode to instinct and to the brutality which smoulders deep within each of us.
The second, in the course of his reflection on art, has especially with the ready-made, totally changed our perception of the plastic arts and left indelible traces on the artistic production of our century.
Is this then an underground confrontation between an intellectual approach to creation, which will generate conceptual art and an instinctive vision of art? The body, naturally possessing these two trends, becomes the stake, the mediator and the arbiter of this match where instinct and intelligence box in the same category for once."