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Random Acts of Beauty

Their rallying cry was "Dada," a word that meant nothing, aimed to mean nothing, and was adopted precisely because of its absence of meaning.

To Make a Dadaist Poem

Take a newspaper
Take some scissors.
Choose from this paper an article of the length you want to make your poem.
Cut out the article.
Next carefully cut out each of the words that make up this article and put them all in a bag.
Shake Gently.
Next take out each cutting one after the other.
Copy conscientiously in the order in which they left the bag.
The poem will resemble you.
And there you are – an infinitely original author of charming sensibility, even though unappreciated by the vulgar herd.

- Tristan Tzara 1920

Logo for Random Acts of Beauty: The Story of ada

...a historical documentary on the little known but highly influential early 20th century absurdist arts movement known as Dada.  The clips below, are  from the documentary.


"There is no such thing as chance. A door may happen to fall shut, but this is not by chance. It is a conscious experience of the door, the door, the door."


-Kurt Schwitters 

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