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Zaven Paré

Stéréopticon yourself


Object. Based on: Marcel Duchamp, Handmade Stereopticon Slides, 1918

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“This reinterpretation of the Duchamp’s stereoscopic photography is called “Stéréopticon yourself”. It is another kind of 3D device supposedly made to appreciate such stereoscopic image. The two circle parts have been realized with laser cutting in order to reproduce the pyramidal form we find in the original stereoscopic photography by Duchamp. In a typical dada spirit, when looking inside the lenses, the spectator sees finally nothing…”

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variables @ vanishing point

object 1 (sky) // object 2 (sea) // object 3 (Sehpyramide). raw data from object 3 (vertex points) imported to Audacity – streched audio file influence the distortion of the sea – two cameras separated by average human eye distance – rendered out for Stereoskopie (Box mounted on Head).
Based on: Marcel Duchamp, Handmade stereopticon slides, 1918


“The -object 3- illustrate the triangle relationship between   Francis Picabia — Gabrielle Buffet — Marcel Duchamp. Together they were sitting in the vine restaurant „Simplicissimus“ (Alter Simpl ,Munich). Duchamp sketched one Sehpyramide with one vanishing point on a wet napkin. After heavily drinking Absinthe he added another vanishing point with more distance from the center – further he explained to Francis that this point represents you // my friend. During the consequential massive dispute they destroyed some furniture from the pub and Gabrielle permanently screeching “The image is the mother of the word”. Kathi Kobus (Pub owner) has thrown them all out. Outside on the street they also demageged one brand-new Litfaßsäule. Bavarian police came and arrested Francis Picabia and Gabrielle Buffet. Marcel Duchamp took the train back to Paris.
source: GolemKlonVIII”

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Giulio Regosa

In principio era uno


3D image. Based on: Marcel Duchamp, Handmade stereopticon slides, 1918

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Stereoscopy is a technique used and the viewing of images, drawings, photographs and films, adapted to transmit an illusion of three-dimensionality, similar to that generated by the binocular vision of the human visual system.
The image “stereoscopies à la main” allows you to enjoy the images separately, but the lack of a suitable non-stereoscopic vision allows you to enjoy them in three dimensions.
Starting from two separate images for each eye I made a 3D image which, using simple glasses with magenta and cyan lens, allows you to see the three-dimensional effect, bringing the object photographed in a unified and real way“. Giulio Regosa

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Evan Roth



A two frame animation created from Duchamp’s 1918 stereopticon. Based on: Marcel Duchamp, Handmade stereopticon slides, 1918


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Inhye Lee

Plus Belle Haleine


Animated Gif. Based on: Man Ray, Belle Haleine, 1920

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With my limited French language knowledge, I decided that the woman in the branding was called “Haleine” and she could be more beautiful. (Although I don’t think that’s her name…, sometimes, it’s good to be ignorant so I can get lost. Is that Duchamp in disguise? )

These days, beautifying or changing our external appearances is easily achievable with just a few clicks on a mobile app. I wonder what the dada/conceptual artists of 100 years ago would think about today’s technology and its implication on ready made.

For this work, I wanted to take on the ready made concept, so I mostly used freely available mobile apps and their effect. I was quite amazed how much I was able to get done on mobile apps only…!


Following is the list of software I used to create the work.

1. Photoshop (Mac) – Edited the original text to “Plus Belle Haleine”

2. Snow (Mobile app) – Added animated filters to her face. Haleine’s face was recognized via Snow app’s face recognition technology. I displayed an edited image from photoshop on a computer screen, then fixed my mobile phone (with a front facing camera) to detect the face. Since only one filter was applicable at a time, I filmed several times with a same angle.

3. Splice (Mobile app) – Composited multiple videos together, changed the overall color tone of the video and sped it up

4. Video Crop (Mobile app) – The original video taken via “Snow” app shows its logo on the bottom, so I used this app to crop the logo and other unwanted parts out.

5. (WebSite) – Created a logo-free gif file

Inhye Lee

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Esther Miquel

Handmade Stereopticon Slides (digital version)

Digital video. Based on: Marcel Duchamp, Handmade Stereopticon Slides, 1918.


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Vasiliki Biska

Stereotypon Slide

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Digital collage. Based on: Handmade stereopticon slides, Duchamp, 1918; Rongwrong Magazine Cover, 1917.

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“Stereopticon floating through time into the sea” Vasiliki Biska

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Stéphane Mroczkowski

Duchamp Stereopticon Slides Re-print


Hand Press Print from digital matrix, ink on paper, A3 sheet

Based on: Marcel Duchamp, Handmade stereopticon slides, 1918


“I am fascinated by the constant reference to print in Duchamp’s work. The printed document, the «handmade» document, from the simple stamp to the sophisticated techniques he used for his «Green Box» (1934) for example, incredible edition of his studio documents in fac-simile.” Stéphane Mroczkowski


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Vuk Ćosić



Digital image. Based on the cover of “New York Dada”, April 1921


A dada passionate, Ćosić plays with his interest for avant-garde typography and his love for ASCII graphics combining the cover of a seminal dada magazine, featuring Duchamp’s Belle Haleine, with a frame from his ASCII version of Hitchcock’s Psyco, an early net art masterpiece.


Vuk Ćosić. Pioneer of, guilty of much.


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