Here Here consists of three Duchamp appropriations to mechanically produce sounds. By raiding the visual vocabulary of Duchamp, this piece raises the Cageian question of where the boundary between sound and music lies. The viewer is asked to recognize and appreciate these seemingly disparate, everyday sounds as sound art outside of the traditional definitions of music by presenting them with these Ready-mades.
Music, or the art of sound is defined by the presence of certain elements: harmonies, melodies, a beginning, a middle, an end. This definition restricts, if not eliminates, the possibility of understanding sound itself as art. Marcel Duchamp’s Ready-mades changed viewers’ perspectives of the definition of art by placing found objects in a gallery setting, asking them to consider everyday objects as art. John Cage’s 4”33 asked his audience to understand the fallacy of silence.
This piece causes viewers to realize that ‘noise’ is actually the music of the everyday - the soundtrack of life.