I am pleased to report that the conceptual group has all posted blogs that contain Dada Poems and Non-Informative Flyers.
For those not initiated into the generative processes of the Dada movement, this is the first art movement to truly pioneer setting the antecedents in place to make works using chance. Tristan Tzara recipe for “How to Make a Dadaist Poem” reads like a poem itself:
To make a Dadaist poem:
• Take a newspaper.
• Take a pair of scissors.
• Choose an article as long as you are planning to make your poem.
• Cut out the article.
• Then cut out each of the words that make up this article and put them in a bag.
• Shake it gently.
• Then take out the scraps one after the other in the order in which they left the bag.
• Copy conscientiously.
• The poem will be like you.
• And here are you a writer, infinitely original and endowed with a sensibility that is charming though beyond the understanding of the vulgar.
For those of you that have never read a Dadaist poem or looked at a Non-informative Flyer—read on. Links to the groups work is below. If you like any of the work you see, please let the blogger know!