This is an animation
based on the artwork created by Marcel Duchamp titled The Bride Stripped
Bare by Her Bachelors, Even. I have recreated it as a 3D model and
animated its motion loosely-based on his "book" the Green Box,
which explained how the piece "works." Furthermore, I have explained why
and how the glass came to be cracked.
This animation was created
using 3D StudioMAX and Sound Forge and Acid Music.
Entire Length: 2:00 minutes
Comments by Francis M. Naumann:
In a masterful and amusing
animation, Dennis Summers has made one of the key monuments of twentieth-century
art — Marcel Duchamp's The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even
(better known by its abbreviated title: the Large Glass) — come
alive. In a careful analysis of Duchamp's notes for this elaborate mechanical
construction, it is clear that he designed every detail to "function,"
that is, so that each part would move in tandem and sequentially, like
an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine. Summer's animation makes the heretofore
only imagined visible, as we watch the desires of nine sexually-aroused
Bachelors progress through a hazardous and circuitous route as they strive
to attain union with their ever elusive and unattainable Bride.