"I say that one must be a seer, one must make oneself a seer," wrote Arthur Rimbaud in 1871, and then he described how to become one: "The poet becomes a seer through a long, wonderful and reasoned disruption of all senses ... He examines himself, he removes all poisons, while only retaining their quintessence (a refined essence). "- The World of Marcel Duchamp by Calvin Tomkins, US 1966
Man Ray - ‘Objet indestructible, ou Objet à détruire’ > metronome with cutout photograph of eye on pendulum - (1964, replica of 1923 original)
Man Ray’s "Object to Destroy’ remained intact for nearly thirty-five years - although Ray intended to destroy it - until a group of anti-Dada students from an Art academy in Germany broke the item when they demonstrated at a DADA exhibition. Shortly thereafter, Ray made a second version and called it "Indigestible Object"