A brief parade, etc. was written in response to Marcel Duchamp’s 12 Rotoreliefs, part of the Art Institute of Chicago’s recent exhibition, Go, and performed in the museum neighboring the exhibit. It is an excavation of the mystical possibilities of the absurd, a mythology of imagination-space. The piece presents the audience with archetypes that reimagine and repurpose the layers of meaning we ascribe to objects. It is a parade without purpose, a fairytale without moral; it allows us to enter an alternate sphere where meanings are shifted, and we can perceive our own reality as through a fun house mirror.