August 25, 2012

dada freedom

To Tzara, Dada was the destruction of everything that led to the "war of wars." The first world war had proved that the structure of society benefitted only those at the top of that structure; consequently, that structure, including its art, should be demolished. Tzara said; 

"Every man must shout; there is great destructive, negative work to be done. To sweep, to clean. The cleanliness of the individual materializes after we've gone through folly, complete folly of a world left in the hands of bandits who have demolished and destroyed the centuries...Every product of the disgust that is capable of becoming a negation of the family is dada: protest with fists of one's whole being."