Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Week Three

Introduction of DaDa cabaret

The roots of DaDa, especially the DaDa of the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland, during World War I (not the 80s band named after the famed cabaret), are a response to the violence of war. The manifesto idea of the futurists was adopted to anti-violence, rather than the aesthetics of technology and violence. The DaDa cabaret will be introduced, and participants will prepare their contributions to a “new” DaDa cabaret.

Emmy Hennings and diseuse (poetry recitation); Hugo Ball

Tristan Tzara

Jean/Hans Arp and Sophie Tauber (cross-arts)

Picabia and Duchamp

Collage and Film

DaDa Manifesti

By Hugo Ball

By Tristan Tzara

By Tristan Tzara

See also Princeton Encyclopedia, "DaDa," pps. 268-270.

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