Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris
August 29, 2006 1:05 PM   Subscribe

In less than a month the cabaret, which at first had welcomed all modern tendencies in the arts and hoped to entertain and educate the customer, had turned into a theater of the absurd. That was the intention. "What we are celebrating," Ball wrote in his diary, "is both buffoonery and a requiem mass."The scandal spread. Lenin, who played chess with Tzara, wanted to know what Dada was all about. (Previously 1, 2, 3)
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posted by Skygazer at 1:46 PM on August 29, 2006

I work at media database company and I had to enter data on a 'History Of Dada,' Cd a few weeks back. I was at a loss to decide whether to merely enter the data or throw a dying trout on the keyboard and let the flailing be our guide.

Also, Griel Marcus and others have expounded on the connection between Dada and much rock and roll. I think the Crystals' 'Da Doo Ron Ron' is a good example. In fact, I think they should change the whole movements name to 'Dadoo.'
posted by jonmc at 1:50 PM on August 29, 2006

posted by caddis at 1:54 PM on August 29, 2006

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posted by sgt.serenity at 3:24 PM on August 29, 2006

Oh, great, more pants with the flamingos on Jupiter meringue.

*awaits the inevitable ‘dada is dead’ onion article*
*actually doesn’t*
*or perhaps does*
*or did he?*
*wears cardboard suit*
*runs out firing randomly in the street*
*continues in language unknown to ma
posted by Smedleyman at 4:08 PM on August 29, 2006

I am going to set each and every one of you and your houses on fire.

Then I will call it art, and you will have no choice but to kiss my far more refined and knowledgable ass.

Which will be detached and on display as Lincoln's second, more awesome hat at the Lincoln Memorial this weekend. Because that is also better art than you plebes could comprehend.
posted by Saydur at 4:57 PM on August 29, 2006

I lurve me some Charles Simic. Great post.
posted by bardic at 5:38 PM on August 29, 2006

oh, the establishment can just piss off
posted by caddis at 7:19 PM on August 29, 2006

Put food on your family!

(our pres is so dada)
posted by caddis at 7:25 PM on August 29, 2006



Dying. Death. Rebirth.

Little plastic thing at the end of your shoe lace.
posted by dejah420 at 1:17 PM on August 30, 2006

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