Literature Program
 


Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

$5 general, FREE for Hallwalls members

Dada at 100: A Centenary Celebration of Dada

(1916–2016)

& 40th Anniversary of the first Hallwalls Dada Day

(February 5th, 1976)


Dada, the irreverent and influential European avant-garde art movement of the early 20th century, began in 1916 at Cabaret Voltaire in Zürich, Switzerland, spreading to Berlin shortly thereafter. On February 5, 1976, members of the original group of Hallwalls artists (which had started just a little over one year earlier, in the winter of 1974-75)—instigated and directed by Hallwalls artist LP Lundy—staged "Dada Day," a multimedia event celebrating the movement's 60th anniversary. Now, 40 years later, Lundy (now a Chicago-based artist who also works in that city's film industry as an art director and set decorator) returns to Buffalo and Hallwalls to stage a new "Dada Day," celebrating both the 40th anniversary of that event, AND the Centenary of Dada itself. Like the 1976 edition, this evening of Dada-inspired art will include live music, poetry, films, performances, and—thanks to our ongoing Migrating Media project—excerpts from newly conserved and digitized reel-to-reel documentation of Dada Day 1976, including rare footage of vocal performances by internationally renowned flutist and UB Creative Associate Eberhard Blum (14 February 1940–5 March 2013).




MUSICIANS:
David Adamczyk, Mike Basinski,Anthony Henry, Don Metz,John Smigielski, Kristen Smigielski, Steve Solook.

COMPOSITIONS:
99 Anagrams - Ezra Pound
Wool Hat - Jackson Mac Low
Anemic Cinema - Marcel Duchamp
Karawane - Hugo Ball
Ribble Bobble Pimlico - Kurt Schwitters (arr. Ethan Hayden)
99 Anagrams - Ezra Pound
Howl - Tristan Tzara
Page Turner Michael Colquhoun
To Make A Dadiast Poem - Tristan Tzara
Hell’s Wisdom - Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
99 Anagrams - Ezra Pound
Ur Sonata - Kurt Schwitters
Erratum Musical / Toys - Marcel Duchamp
Danger Music #14 - Dick Higgins

 
 
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from Nov. 10, 2017
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Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings


Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.