We were introduced to the work of anonymous Los Angeles-based video artist(s) Readymade777 after visiting a show at Baang and Burne Contemporary, a New York City gallery that produces art “events,” including traditional shows and dinners.
Afterward, we met with Charlie Grosso, co-director of Baang and Burne, and expressed our desire to feature Readymade777 on stated, and our concern that a traditional question/answer format might not make sense. Charlie suggested the piece be in video form, and we jumped at the chance.
So over a period of weeks we held a “conversation” with Readymade777, during which we asked questions and received brief video responses.
Readymade777 identifies two major influences: Marshall McLuhan—who defined media as a technical extension of the body, and Duchamp—who developed the artistic principle of “readymade” art using found objects not typically considered art. In the resulting video conversation, we’ve asked Readymade777 about Duchamp, McLuhan, Darwin, and pop culture. And, of course, who Readymade777 actually is/are. Enjoy.