CELEBRATE WITH US THE DADA JUBILEE BY DOWNLOADING, REMIXING AND SHARING AGAIN ORIGINAL DADA WORKS!
The Link Art Center is proud to present Dadaclub.online, an online initiative that will develop for over a year, and that wants to celebrate the dada legacy in the centenary of dada’s birth, that took place in Zurich on February 5, 1916.
“Plagiarism is necessary, progress demands it.”
— Isidore Ducasse, Comte de Lautréamont 1870
Along the industrial age, dada was the art movement that championed the creative, irreverent use of pre-existing materials. In the following decades, however, dada was inevitably historified and musealized, and this process jeopardized in part its original critical approach. Guy Debord once wrote, “Marcel Duchamp’s drawing of a mustache on the Mona Lisa is no more interesting than the original version of the painting. We must now push this process to the point of negating the negation.”
“We are Duchamp’s ideal children.”
— Vuk Cosic 1997
A century later, in the digital age, Dadaclub.online wants to receive and revitalize the dada legacy, take – joyfully and caustically – an official stance for sharing, openness and creative reuse, foster appropriation and remix practices, and explore the ways in which these practices are evolving in touch with modern modes of production and distribution.
Dadaclub.online positions itself informally in the framework of the Dada Jubilee, which will have Zurich as its epicenter and will fill up the year 2016 with initiatives and events. More info: http://www.dada100zuerich2016.ch/
Dadaclub.online is a project by the Link Art Center. The Link Art Center
The Link Art Center is part of Masters & Servers. Networked Cultures in the Post-Digital Age
Dadaclub.online would not have been possible without the amazing support of Collezione Campiani; and WeMake | Makerspace Fablab, Milan