Adumbrate the wall of Dada - Nuit Blanche Toronto 2012
'adumbrate the wall of Dada' would like to invite the public to participate in the creation of the dada wall as part of a larger exhibit 'Dada Reboot!'
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto 2012 - Zone C: Independent Project
The Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill Street
29 September 2012 (Saturday)
7.30pm to sunrise.
definition of 'adumbrate'
1. describe briefly
2. to understand
"Dada exhibition. Another one! What's the matter with everyone wanting to make a museum piece out of Dada? Dada was a bomb ... can you imagine anyone, around half a century after a bomb explodes, wanting to collect the pieces, sticking it together and displaying it?" - Max Ernst (1891–1976)
What is it?
Dada Reboot! is a curated collective expression of contemporary artists and how they engage with the ideas and artistry of the Dada Movement.
What is the installation?
The aim is to have a huge mixed media collage wall assembled in this public participatory installation piece to understand Dada.
In front of the wall, a table with a dice (1:6) and a deck of cards (1:2).
At the wall, 2 sides - left or right.
6 drawers - to beautify or to destroy.
One dice of 6 chance.
6 drawers for each chance.
What is Dada?
To understand what is Dada is to go back to where it all started.
To be close to Dadaism would be a matter of a gamble of chance.
Chance that plays Dada or Dada that plays chance.
To build Dada, To destroy Dada
Creation is creative? War is destructive?
To acknowledge Dada, To be free from Dada
To have the wall being documented/photographed/remembered during the installation is a chance as the wall will no longer be a wall once the installation has ended.
A chance for it to be preserved for future installation or exhibition?
There is no such chance.
This work only live and breathes for that moment.
Its final restriction is to be visible to more that it already is.
There should be nothing left.
That is Dada.
Designed specifically to be destroyed at the end is the aim of this installation.
Your art, my art, their art, will never be art.
What they see as art can be destroyed, but the experience to creating what they claim as art can not be destroyed.
It will just be Dada.
Dada Reboot!: http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/project.html?project_id=1013
Curator Info: http://thomsokoloski.com/dadareboot.html
Artist Info: http://adriennemarcusraja.com