paper collage based on the “Sibylle” magazine I found in Berlin, with vintage photographs and vintage illustrations,found text lines circa 20x20cm, 2014
Dada … they were also experimental, provocatively re-imagining what art and art making could be. Using unorthodox materials and chance-based procedures, they infused their work with spontaneity and irreverence. Wielding scissors and glue, Dada artists innovated with collage and photomontage. Still others explored games, experimental theater, and performance. A central figure, Marcel Duchamp, declared common, manufactured goods to be “readymade” artworks, radically challenging the notion of a work of art as something beautiful made by a technically skilled artist.
What’s in a Name?
Participants claimed various, often humorous definitions of “Dada”—“Dada is irony,” “Dada is anti-art,” “Dada will kick you in the behind”—though the word itself is a nonsense utterance. As the story goes, the name Dada was either chosen at random by stabbing a knife into a dictionary, or consciously selected for a variety of connotations in different languages—French for “hobbyhorse” or Russian for “yes, yes.”
(Moma Museum New York)
Seth Godin on 2016: Surefirepredictions
I’m betting on the following happening in 2016:
An event will happen that will surprise, confound and ultimately bore the pundits.
Out of the corner of your eye, you’ll notice something new that will delight you.
“Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you’ve found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for. ”
… to place (different things) together in order to create an interesting effect or to show how they are the same or different.
“If it scares you
It might be
A good thing to try.”