1. A Dada poem made with the help of Adrian Searle
Adapted from an original article be Adrian Searle Entitled ‘Is anyone there?’.
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Read by Tucker MacNeill
Instructions to make a Dadaist Poem by Tristan Tzara:
Take a newspaper.Take a pair of scissors. Choose an article as long as you are planning to make your poem. Cut out the article. Then cut out each of the words that make up this article and put them in a bag. Shake it gently. Then take out the scraps one after the other in the order in which they left the bag. Copy conscientiously.
The poem will be like you. And here you are a writer, infinitely original and endowed with a sensibility that is charming though beyond the understanding of the vulgar.
Faye Hirsch et al. (2005) You had to be there, Art in America Feb 2006 No. 2 pp. 48-53
Nancy Princenthal et al. (2006) Back for One Night Only. Art in American Feb 2006 No. 2 pp. 90-93
FlashArtonline.com (2005) Interview with RoseLee Goldberg. [Internet] Available from:
, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Chique Image (p) easy-listening.