I Nomi e i Volti Segreti di Rrose Sélavy.

Grazie a “le storie”, di Corrado Augias, su Rai3 ogni giorno feriale alle 12.30, ho scoperto Massimo De Nardo, uno scrittore, editore, fotografFiatore e persona davvero interessante; ho scoperto Rrose Sélavy, pseudonimo di Marcel Duchamp, donna fuori del comune, immaginaria ma non irreale. Certe parole, certe lettere vanno custodite, riparate, cercate. A volte le trovi. Indagherò ancora.

Una prima traccia, decisiva : « Rrose Sélavy, or Rose Sélavy, was one of the pseudonyms of artist Marcel Duchamp. The name, a pun, sounds like the French phrase “Eros, c’est la vie”, which translates to English as “eros, that’s life”. It has also been read as “arroser la vie” (“to make a toast to life”). » ( wikipedia )


Altri indizi:
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C’entra anche Jack Frusciante…, ovvero nIANDRA LaDes!

« Niandra LaDes, an alter ego by John Frusciante, was based on Rrose Sélavy. This character is also featured on the cover of Frusciante’s 1994 album Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt, which is a screenshot from a film by Frusciante’s then-girlfriend, Toni Oswald. This film remains unreleased, though a tradition among the avant-garde is to show the film in the proximity of items bearing a similar resemblance to a Duchampian “fountain”. »