Neo-Neo-Dadaism

A Dada revival has been brewing right under our noses

ThoughtMatter
Apr 13, 2018 · 6 min read

“Our cabaret ‘Cabaret Voltaire’ is a gesture… Every word that is spoken and sung here says at least this one thing: that this humiliating age has not succeeded in winning our respect.”

Hugo Ball, 1916

Cabaret Voltaire — founded by the German poet Hugo Ball and his compatriots in 1916 — closed down in the summer of the same year. But the wild parties, African chants and incoherent poems performed there had already sown the seeds of Dada.

“The gallery is naked

The physics are broken

The viewer is high

The white walls are expanding

Echoing white screams

Your vision is interrupted

The earth is shaking

The ventilation system caused a snowstorm

Your banana is gone

Text your emojis

And dig your way out of here

Don’t forget to feed the dogs”

In the spirit of the New New Wight Gallery, it would be apt to call the present-day resurgence of this artistic movement not Dada or Neo-Dada, but Neo-Neo-Dada.


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