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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 11:40 PM
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that's *it*, you people need a leg-up: The ABC's of DADA (1 of 3)
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 11:44 PM
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1. awesome
I like the synopsis... I only copied four paragraphs because I don't know what the source is

"The Dada movement was a protest against the barbarism of World War I, the bourgeois interests that Dada adherents believed inspired the war, and what they believed was an oppressive intellectual rigidity in both art and everyday society. Dada was an international movement, and it is difficult to classify artists as being from any one particular country, as they were constantly moving from one place to another.

Dada thought that reason and logic had led people into the horrors of war, so the only route to salvation was to reject logic and embrace anarchy and irrationality. However, this could also be thought of as the logical side of anarchy and rejection of values and order; it is not irrational to embrace the systematic destruction of values, if one thinks them to be flawed.

According to its proponents, Dada was not art - it was "anti-art". It was anti-art in the sense that Dadaists protested against the contemporary academic and cultured values of art. For everything that art stood for, Dada was to represent the opposite. Where art was concerned with aesthetics, Dada ignored aesthetics. If art were to have at least an implicit or latent message, Dada strove to have no meaning - interpretation of Dada is dependent entirely on the viewer. If art is to appeal to sensibilities, Dada is to offend. Ironically, Dada became an influential movement in modern art, a commentary on order and the carnage Dadaists believed it wreaked. Through their rejection of traditional culture and aesthetics they hoped to destroy them.
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I'm listening to the first one...maybe I'll get some learnin. :hi:
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 11:52 PM
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2. most correct, it may not be possible to over state the resurgent import of the Dada movement...
in relation to this latest exhibit of lesser gods & discernible monsters we see before us as bfee neocon tomfoolery raining death & chaos upon this world for little more than crony no-bid war profiteering...a resurgent anti-art, for a neo anti-civilization led by monsters of the mind, the id
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 12:05 AM
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3. I think this whole administration has been one big psych-op
the war in the background humming away and Katrina was the perfect opportunity to break the back of whatever patriotism liberals may have had left.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 12:38 AM
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4. they have been correct in their presumption that a majority of citizens are...
sheeple instead, threaten their comfort zone, get all dick-cheney-scary, dark & foreboding & they will retire, or shrink away from the task, in that interim enters others still, too willing to run rough shod over the meek who are said to inherit this world plagued now with death & chaos by design
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