FROM DADA TO ANTHROPOFFERJISM
e Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
6 Sessions: January 31, February 14, 28, March 14, 28 & April 4
Tuition: $75 - $100, Sliding Scale
Dada spoke of the violence of everyday life, of disrupting and destructing history; this destruction is a desire to change the world. Dada was a movement that obliterated its memory, but left traces of influence that are visible in the practices of aesthetic revolutionaries throughout the 20th century and today. In this course, we will explore both the Dadaist movement, birthed in Zurich midst the horrors of World War I, and its traces of influence in anti-capitalist artists groups and cultural projects that exist outside of "the art world" and the apparatus of the state. We will survey the work of the Lettrists and Situationists; Gustav Metzger’s theories on auto-destructive/auto-creative art; the LPA (London Psychogeographic Association); Neoism & the Neoist Alliance; Situ-inspired projects; Surrealism in Chicago; "culture jamming" projects; and the "tactical media" and "technologies of resistance" of groups like RtMark and the Critical Art Ensemble.
Erika Biddle is an artist, editor and writer living in New York City. A founding member of Artists in Dialogue, which is committed to the co-articulation of art and politics, she also works with the radical book publisher Autonomedia. Her video work has been shown in such venues as White Box, Capsule Gallery, Artists Space, Diorama Arts Center, the Cinema Nouvelle Generation Film Festival, Guestroom, and the DUMBO Short Film and Video Festival.
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