progetto Habitat – 07 – libri in valigia – books

Nella valigia ho tanti libri di autori che mi affiancano nel viaggio. Citerò libri che accompagnano la mia ricerca, film, blog, artisti correlati. Alcuni nomi: James Hillman, Joseph Campbell, Richard David Precht ( filosofo animalista tedesco, ultimo libro “Animali pensano”) John Berger, Mark Twain, Aldous Huxley, Konrad Lorenz. Via via porterò spunti  e citazioni che mi riguardano.

In the suitcase I have many books by authors who join me on my journey. I will quote books which accompany my research, movies, blogs, related artists. Some names: James Hillman, Joseph Campbell, Richard David Precht (German animal rights philosopher latest book “Animals think”) John Berger (“Why Look at Animals?”), Mark Twain, Aldous Huxley, Konrad Lorenz. Gradually I will quote ideas that concern me and the project.   

Wielding scissors and glue, Dada artists innovated with collage

Fancy Young Lady- Dada
Fancy Young Lady- Dada

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)