The other day we got in the car and I had a CD on, and he said, “dada, is that James Brown?”
At Performa, Shana Lutker revisits a wild dada play that featured a nose and some lips.
Was one of dada's fathers really such a mystery or did he show his true self in his art?
1920, from French dada "hobbyhorse," child's nonsense word, selected 1916 by Romanian poet Tristan Tzara (1896-1963), leader of the movement, for its resemblance to meaningless babble.
Freedom: DADA DADA DADA, the howl of clashing colors, the intertwining of all contradictions, grotesqueries, trivialities: LIFE. [T. Tzara, "Dada Manifesto," 1918]Related: Dadaist; Dadaism.