The Dadaists were disgusted by the destruction technological advancements ravaged across Europe during the first World War, Hugo Ball wrote in his diary in 1915 “Men have been mistaken for machines.” It was not only war that provoked the members of Dada but modern media and the age of mass production. Levers, pulleys, wheels and gears are populated across Dada collages and photomontages adding to their visual manifestations of the absurd modern world.
The Digital Dada Salon invites artists and makers to similarly utilise technology and multimedia as a means to understand the complexities of contemporary society in the post-internet age. On Thursday 18th June 2020, the MAT student’s work will be featured below for the public to view, interact with and respond to. You can submit your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add your work to the salon as ongoing dialogue.