Is every object a subject,
and if so, which one

As soon as we start putting our thoughts into words and sentences everything gets distorted, language is just no damn good -

I use it because I have to, but I don’t put any trust in it.

We never understand each other.

Marcel Duchamp

A work has no object or subject.
It is made of materials, of various shapes,
of very different times and speeds.
It opens in each of the doors
that we are sometimes the only ones to have.


L'objet /

une chose à nommer /

We have the experience of an I, not in the sense of an absolute subjectivity, but rather one that is indivisibly unmade and remade over the course of time. The unity of the subject or of the object is not a real unity, but a presumptive unity within the horizon of experience; we must discover, beneath the idea of the subject and the idea of the object, the fact of my subjectivity and the object in the nascent state, the primordial layer where ideas and things are born.


Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Phenomenology of Perception

What would be required to restore us to simple living?

What would be required to restore us to simple living?