dadaism
nore i would assume that dadaism is not a literary school either. howl. 030127
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no reason ugh, reminds me of
Arts and Ideas
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spike howl. 030127
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pat sajaks ghost by the billion singing rectums of albemarle, i declare this space uninhabitable 030127
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phil not looking for the next stage
or logical step
but just looking for any step
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spike daisies daisies everywhere
where i fall, they do not care.
he slid a pen into the brain on the stair,
and got hit by a train.
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User24 write here
right now
have a cow
eat some chow
take a bow
cats go miaow
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stork daddy "wood cheese and children,god made wood, man made cheese, and woman will make children if you just say please.
wood, cheese, and children, make your life so complete
one is food, one is fun, and one makes heat" - sean cullen
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oldephebe says.. check out dare_to_be_dadaist 031006
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oldephebe yay! i underscored!!! 031006
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jane oh god stork i just saw that the other day 031007
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ethereal Dadaism


During WWI the artistic world was feeling restless, pressured by societal implications and irrational demands. Many talented artists, writers and musicians rebelled against the world at war. Angry at the loose tactics and false pretenses their leaders claimed, these artists sought refuge in their art. Close to 1916 a new stream of revolutionaries began to emerge. Struggling to find a place in the world many artists retreated into a land many like to call, Dada.

Musicians of today and those from centuries passed believed that through music one could truly express themselves to the world. True Dadaists felt that to truly express yourself musically, or otherwise, the music had to exist within oneself for oneself. Instead of including the world Dadaists would intentionally exclude the world from all of their works. For these reasons it is a true rarity to come across a Dadaist proclaiming artist or a piece of music left behind by a deceased Dadaist composer. Theoretically Dadaists had to be against their own art. Likewise they never intended their music to go on living after their death. Music created by a Dadaist was intended to exist in that single moment, for that one artist alone.

In a real sense, Dadaism was an entirety of contradiction. Dadaism simply defined is the work of one creator, each of his works produced and intended solely for himself. For Dadaist writers Dada was a strange realm, they were caught up in the seclusion and distribution of their works, to display or not to display. There exists several, easily accessible manifestos. Consider even the implications such a manifesto could have, an article intended for mass consumption yet proclaiming Dadaism, proclaiming isolation. After all, Dadaism was and is a strictly isolationist movement; on a solitary scale, less political so to speak. As one writer claims, art was dead, and any effort to revive that art including Dadaist efforts was also dead. It is said that true Dadaists are against all that is Dada, against themselves, their art. One thought formulated about Dadaist art is that it was intended to destroy art while at the same time not destroying it.



Dada: abolition of memory.



The idea is to forget, forget the past, forget the future and mort importantly to forget the present. The here and now, the basis of public demise and artistic hatred. These fuels lead musicians to send outrageous notes and combinations clambering along the staves. One artist persisted by using symphonic poetry to counter symphony, harmony and integrity to pluralize harmonic ventures and colour to site counterpoint. Such contrast and contradiction was eminent to the portrayal of ones thoughts and raw emotions.
Dada existed for artists, writers, musicians and other artistic expressionists. It formed a true meaning of what art means to one. The combined efforts of many artists could never convey as much passion and emotion as one Dadaist set at capturing a single moment in time. Jean Arp and Hans Kitcher were Dadaist painters and Kurt Schwitters was a Dadaist poet. Hans Heusser was a highly devote Dadaist composer who wavered in the limelight before fading from the spectrum. Albert Savinio composed many works and is interestingly quoted here.



His music is not harmonious or even harmonize, but disharmonious. Its structure is on drawing. His musical drawings are, most of them very rapid and dasants, and belong to the most discordant styles, for this composer thinks that a sincere and truthful musical work must have in its formation the greater variety of music- ALL THAT WHICH ONE HEARS- all of that which the ear imagines or remembers. He does not invent, he discovers the significance of all sorts of sounds and uses them to create an emotional source.



The extent that Dada existed then and does now will never be known. Occasionally we will stumble across an artist proclaiming Dadaist vigilance and his works will be documented. For the remainder of these revolutionaries however, their vision will continue on, their works will not be read, shown or heard, but will be locked in a realm of their own, within the artists themselves.
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oldephebe Wel..I'd say the old utilitarian rhetorical triangle as it relates to primer as engaging exposition has been tidily assembled..distilling abstraction into nice bite sized portions of coherence....

adroitly captured..thankyou ethereal
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skinny art is the name of the kid in elementary school who got beat up a lot for having weird parents. he was the first boy in your grade to grow out long hair other than the kid with the mullet.

see also
andy
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milo this is a poem
can anyone say otherwise?
meow
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oldephebe "...musicians smash your instruments blind men take the stage..." Tristan Tzara
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