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O. O. Q. (1919), which, while spoken, is a crude pun on her sexual “hotness. ” Picabia released his model of L. H. O. O. Q. in his magazine 391, and the “mechanomorphic” drawings he dropped at Dada have been in discussion along with his good friend Duchamp’s strikes. He copied technical diagrams from technological know-how magazines within the related desultory calligraphic demeanour as his ink pics (which in flip pastiche the fluid form of representation in his favourite newspaper Comoedia). Like a notional Roussel, Picabia brings jointly the mechanical and the animate, usually with cryptic labels, as initial types for not anything rather possible, pulling jointly the discrepant signifying mechanisms of drawing and writing. on the first dada occasion of January 23, 1920, Breton provocatively provided Picabia’s The Double global (1919). The portray works as one of those packing label (“fragile,” “home delivery,” “top,” and “bottom”) and, as soon as noticeable that method, it may be imagined as folded down over a packing crate containing a piece of paintings (Baker 2010), maybe, ironically, itself. The portray as its personal packaging constitutes one “double. ” Picabia can also have overlaid this “label” on a staple esoteric textual content of the sort renowned via Apollinaire, the Emerald desk of the mythic Hermes Trismegistus. The Emerald desk encodes a transformational alchemical procedure during which the procreative union of the solar and moon offers start to a perfected singular factor, that's to assert, the paintings of (the alchemist’s) paintings. Picabia’s “top” and “bottom” may possibly cue the Table’s symbolic language: “That that's above is as that that is lower than, and that that's under is as that that's above. ” Picabia’s inscriptions retract this sort of symbolic succeed in, even though, lowering the alchemical coupling to a filthy shaggy dog story, “L. H. O. O. Q. ” the opposite inscription borrowed from Duchamp, “M’Amenez-y” (“Take me there”), returns the portray to its function as transport label; with homonymic overtones of “amnésie,” the amnesia that will be the one mystical nation to be had to the cynic. Picabia’s re-encryption of “The Emerald desk” as a packing label in Double global is doubly encrypted via Picabia’s selected thinker, Nietzsche: “Is there nonetheless any up or down? Are we no longer straying, as via an enormous not anything? ” (Nietzsche 1974, 181). With not anything, again to Dada. Dada “art” happened on a continuum not just with Duchamp’s excessive proposal reconfiguration of actual gadgets yet with the “real” items, like slapstick props, that punctuated dada installations and performances (neckties, balloons, wax ears, an enormous steel shoe). Dada additionally disrupted the visible with abrasive tactility (Mileaf 2010). guy Ray’s canonical reward (1921), made for his first Paris exhibition, is a flatiron with a line of tacks caught onto it. Evoking the pegs on an African Grebo masks or a nkisi nkondi “nail fetish,” it opens into matters either with the prestige of non-European artwork and of technological modernity. It arced among pertinent modern theories: the 1st, Carl Einstein’s influential account of the delicate non-representational energy of African sculpture (“it indicates not anything, it doesn't characterize; it's the god”) used to be most probably communicated to guy Ray via his good friend Tzara (Einstein 2004, 130).