Dada—100

The disruptive nature of Dadaist poems shouldn’t be understood syntactically, but as a radical intervention in the linguistic structures of the text. This understanding on the linguistic laws, starting from semantic compatibility, syntactic, morphological, and small phonetic structures, which are the most disturbing, relevant and determining factors of the Dadaist poetry: to push the readers out of their comfort zone. In this project I took 10 Dadaist poems and inspired by Tristan Tzara’s How to make a Dadaist poem, I made randomized variations for each poem. Then I analyzed the different randomized poetic structures of the same poem visually and marked the accentuated syllables of every word with a white square. In this way, we can see the eternal variations and possibilities of Dadaist poetry.

 

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