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HUSBAND: No. It is useless. It is time to finish it! I shall not deceive myself any longer because I make you cry immediately!(Texts from Dada Performance PAJ Publications, NY 1987 Ed. Mel Gorden)
WIFE (crying): No! Carlo no! . . . come here . . . come here . . listen to me! ...
HUSBAND (crying tenderly): Pardon me, Rosetta! Pardon me!
WIFE (enraged): For God's sake! If you don't stop with this inopportune sentimentality, I will slap you...
HUSBAND (at the height of his fury): Enough! . . . or I shall hurl you out of the window...
WIFE: Darling! Darling! How much I love you! Tenderness grips my heart . . . give me again your delicious reprimands.
HUSBAND: Ah! Rosetta. . . Rosetta! . . . my infinite love...
WIFE (exasperated): If you repeat that another time, I will divorce you! . . . (Precisely.) I will divorce you!..
HUSBAND (exploding): Ah! Ah! Wretch! . . . go away! . . . go away! . . . go away! ...
WIFE: I have never loved you more sweetly!
HUSBAND: Ah! Rosetta! Rosetta! ...
WIFE: Enough . . . (She slaps him.)
HUSBAND: Enough, I say. (Slaps her twice.)
WIFE (languidly): Give me your lips! Give me your lips...
HUSBAND: Here, treasure!
What is Dada?
* Connections with the Situationalist International (Society of Spectacle), philosophy and politics. And - the anarchists. And Punk culture!
[IMG Picasso 2 -- pix are missing ]
[ IMG Picasso 3 ] Picasso (from Lycos Free Gallery)
Mayakovsky rolled Futurism till 1930 and then shot himself. How much futurism can you swallow when your phone rings all the time?
Futurists didn't noticed that they advocated the world without man... that is what we have.
Possible, possible. The world full of men without a single man. The more they you have the less of individual you get. Very Marxist in tendency. Our technology believes in Marxism.
Meyerhold's Biomechanics and his constructivism -- stage as machine. Actors = acrobats. Or workers!
Chekhov would think that Meyerhold went mad; he always thought that Meyerhold got too much brains to be an actor.
Our futurism (science fiction) is different -- horrific! The stage-machine is after actors! That's why they can't act...
Present day political situation: links are dead!
Free speech and the Supreme Court ...
The great Art is... POLITICAL? Dada didn't want to be engaged in politics as entertainment and this refusal is a political statement. Very much like punk culture is a statement -- the rejection!
Unfortunately, we don't know our roots... Postmodern doesn't credit Dada.
Antirealism and Theatricality Topics: Meyerhold, dada, Surrealism, Futurism * Terms: Meyerhold (1874-1940) * stylized theatre * cabotin * biomechanics * defamiliarization * avant-garde * "Ubu Roi" (1896) * Alfred Jarry * Sigmund Freud * "The Interpretation of Dreams" (1899) * Carl Jung * archetypes * collective unconscious * expressionism * Georg Kaiser * "Gas I" * Edward Munch * Jessner* Futurism * Marinetti * Prampolini * sintesi * bruitisme * Tristan Tzara * surrealism * Andre Breton * Apollinaire * "The Breasts of Tiresias" * Jean Cocteau * "The Eiffel Tower Wedding Party"
1. Glorified energy and speed of machine age and war
2. Against museum art.
3. Argued that utilitarian objects are more beautiful than traditional works of art
4. bruitisme (music) - dynamic noise
5. sintesi (short plays) - jarring the spectators
1. Tristan Tzara (1917)
2. Literary and artistic movement
1. Breton breaks with dada (1923)
3. Subjective, unpremeditated, inspired
Must connect with METHODS (Marxism, socialism, communism, utopia and etc.)
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School/Movement - Dadaism
Dates - Zurich 1916-1917, Berlin 1919-1920, Cologne/Hanover 1918-1923, Paris 1920-1924
Farce of nothingness
Dance based, melting pot of all artform
Anti-audience, but relied on audience
Rejected concept of art, were anti-war, many were refugees
Opposed tradition, subverted values of Boug. society, offered lies and insults, made use of masks/dances/music, bare stages
Anti-actor - performer is herself, no costume or a masquerade outfit
Art was a private affair - done for self
Hugo Ball, Emmie Hemmings
Manifestos - there were 7 composed between 1916-1920
Tristan Tzara - “First Celestial Experience of Antiphaline”
Plays and Playwrights
Simultaneous poetry bruitism spontaneity-basis for act
Plays had vague concern for future or none at all
Mainly based on improvisation, they loved to wing it
Plays were brief containing phrases, gibberish, free standing vowels, emphasis on sound not meaning
Other Important Names
Duchamp Mertz -collages
Artists framed household objects and called it art - wanted to knock art off its pedistal
Music - brutist music, sounds - natural rather than machine, homemade but natural
For Future Reference
Videos - Art in the 20th Century (series)
Dada Almanac - Richard Hulsenbeck
Dada Performance. . ., Dada and Surrealist Perform . . - see surrealism
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or The Red-Haired Man
Once, there was a red-haired man who had neither eyes nor ears. He had no hair either so he was called "red-haired" only theoretically.
He could not speak since he had no mouth. He didn't have a nose either.
He had neither legs nor arms. He had no stomach, no back, no spine, and he had no insides whatsoever. He had nothing at all! Therefore, it's not clear who we are actually talking about.
In fact, we would rather not talk about him any more.
[ M. Levitin, Hermitage Theatre, Moscow -- Russian Stage Directors ]
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A certain old lady, out of excessive curiosity, fell out of a window and splattered on the ground.
Another old lady peeked out of the window, staring down at the remains of the first one, but she also, out of excessive curiosity, fell out of the window and splattered on the ground.
Then a third old lady fell out of the window, then a fourth, then a fifth.
By the time the sixth old lady fell out of the window, I got bored watching them and went to Maltsev market where, they say, someone gave a knitted shawl to a certain blind man.
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DaDa Online http://www.peak.org/~dadaist/English/Graphics
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