[NetBehaviour] What is a question? A stranger like Dada / Weird like quaint collage ¯\_( ͡ఠʘᴥ ⊙ಥ‶ʔ)ノ/̵͇̿̿/̿ ̿ ̿☞

marc garrett marc.garrett2 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 10:58:06 CET 2017

What is a question? A stranger like Dada / Weird like quaint collage ¯\_(
͡ఠʘᴥ ⊙ಥ‶ʔ)ノ/̵͇̿̿/̿ ̿ ̿☞

By Rosa Menkman

Rosa Menkman looks at 'the art of creative problem creation' through
digital art works which open up spaces for alternative discourses,
comparing these works with the Dadaist 'logic of the madmen' and
questioning the historical framing of certain artforms as 'weird'.

"The historical circumstances that drove the Dadaists to create the work,
with a sentiment or mindset that bordered on madness, seems impossible to
translate from one period to the next. The urgency that the Dadaists felt,
while driven by their historical circumstances, is no longer accessible to
me. The meaningful context of these works is left behind in another time.
Which makes me question: why are so many works of contemporary digital
artists still described—even dismissed—as Dada-esque? Is it even possible
to be like Dada in 2016?"



Marc Garrett
Co-Founder, Co-Director and main editor of Furtherfield.
Furtherfield - A living, breathing, thriving network
http://www.furtherfield.org - for art, technology and social change since
Furtherfield Gallery & Commons,
Finsbury Park, London N4 2NQ
Academic Work for PhD At Birkbeck
https://birkbeck.academia.edu/MarcGarrett <http://www.furtherfield.org>
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