You handmade me {happy}

The greatest d.i.y. project is living happily.

2×2=5

And here are you a writer, infinitely original and endowed with a sensibility that is charming though beyond the understanding of the vulgar.

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It is not easy to determine how dada began. Dada actually begun life in Zurich, after the outbreak of the First World War. Many different personalities and ideas helped to form this artistic movement. And dada is an artistic movement but when it first began it wasn’t.

For dadaism, artists are no artists and art is no art! It is just the connection between all these non- artists, having all common ideals. The one and only rule for dada is not to follow any rules. Dadaism can be a form of anarchy in art.

‘Dada is a state of mind. That is why it transforms itself according to races and events. Dada applies itself to everything, and yet it is nothing, it is the point where the yes and the no and all the opposites meet, not solemnly in the castles of human philosophies, but very simply at street corners, like dogs and grasshoppers.’

‘I admit that my friends do not approve this point of view. But the *Nothing* can be uttered only as the reflection of an individual. And that is why it will be valid for everyone, since everyone is important only for the individual who is expressing himself.–I am speaking of myself. Even that is too much for me. How can I be expected to speak of all men at once, and satisfy them too?’

(Tristan Tzara)

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‘The place was full to bursting; many could not get in. About six in the evening, when we were still busy hammering and putting up Futurist posters, there appeared an oriental-looking deputation of four little men with portfolios and pictures under their arms, bowing politely many times. They introduced themselves: Marcel Janco the painter, Tristan Tzara, Georges Janco and a fourth, whose name I did not catch. Arp was also there, and we came to understanding without many words…’ writes Hugo Ball who founded the Cabaret Voltaire.

A few years ago, I became interested in exploring Tristan Tzara’s way of thinking and his contribution to dadaism. I found something unique to his artworks and poets. After reading Tzara’s ‘dada manifesto’ I realized what dada really is, or actually what dada really isn’t. For Tzara, dada means nothing. And that’s true. Dadaism never had a purpose as an art movement. If you want, dada’s purpose was not to have any!

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Tzara was that kind of Dadaist who didn’t ever want to accept the conscious self. That’s how he managed to turn the unknown into the most important thing in Dadaism.

There are numerous specifics to notice to a Tzara’s poem. It’s not only the –on purpose- nonsense, it’s also the way that he had that outcome to his poets. Dadaist poem is a form of collage. For this could be the do-it-yourself tutorial on how to write a dadaist poem!

Psychology Psychology hee hee

Science Science Science

Long live France

We are not naive

We are successive

We are exclusive

We are not simpletons

And we are perfectly capable of an intelligent discussion.

(Tristan Tzara)

To make a dadaist poem:

Take a newspaper
Take a pair of scissors
Choose an article as long as you’re planning to make your poem
Cut out the article
Then cut out each of the words that make up this article and put them in a bag
Shake it gently
Then take out the scraps one after the other in the order in which they left the bag.
Copy conscientiously
The poem will be like you
And here are you a writer, infinitely original and endowed with a sensibility that is charming though beyond the understanding of the vulgar.

Collage and pieces of paper, a mixture of images, letters and words weren’t just a photomontage, but also poetry.

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And one more time I’m finding myself very nice.

(Tristan Tzara)

Hausmann referred to poems as ‘an act consisting of respiratory and auditive combinations, firmly tied to a unit of duration’. The second step, after abstract poetry, was the invention of phonetic poems.

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Links and bibliography about dada:

http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/dada/collection.html

Hans Richter, Dada art and anti- art, Thames & Hudson world of art

Tristan Tzara, Dada Manifesto

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3 comments on “2×2=5

  1. Pingback: How my blog evolved in a year! | You handmade me {happy}

  2. hildegardlewi
    March 4, 2014

    Hallo Rainer, schau doch mal rein bei The Sebatian Blog,
    da findest Du erste Sahne zum rebloggen. LG 😀

  3. rainerpeffm rcpffm
    March 3, 2014

    Reblogged this on Rainer "rcpffm" Peffm 's mobile blog and diary and commented:
    … reblogged …

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