Rrose Sélavy’s Dada Extravaganza at the Royal Academy of Arts

Video credits: Taylor DeCamillo + Samuel Wangsaputra. Images: Royal Academy of Arts.

Our group, Space Program, at the Royal College of Art partnered with UCL Dr Andrew Pontzen and his team of astrophysicists for Rrose Sélavy’s Dada Extravaganza at the Royal Academy, an event themed around the museum’s Dali/Duchamp exhibition. We took inspiration from a lecture by UCL’s Dr Penelope Haralambidou, author of Marcel Duchamp and the Architecture of Desire.

Agents from the Bureaus of Optics & Illusion, Chance, Eroticism, and the 4th Dimension joined the UCL physicists to investigate visitors’ fates, desires, and favourite fish.

Photographer: Max Meichowski/RA