Dada and Beyond: Volume 1: Dada Discourses by Elza Adamowicz, Eric Robertson

By Elza Adamowicz, Eric Robertson

This number of severe essays celebrates the subversive and hard creativity of the Dada move, born in pacifist Zurich in 1916 in violent response to the 1st international struggle. It examines the collective and person actions that came about below the identify of Dada in Zurich, Cologne, Berlin, Paris, ny and Barcelona, and explores a few of the inventive types hired, together with textual content, university, photomontage, items, dance, functionality and movie. The authors recommend new methods of figuring out the paintings of the main well-known Dadaists, whereas additionally casting mild at the contribution of hitherto ignored figures. "Dada was once a bomb", declared Max Ernst in an interview in 1958. "Can you think somebody, nearly part a century after the explosion of a bomb, attempting to gather its fragments and stick them jointly in an effort to reveal them?" the purpose of this quantity isn't to reconstitute the bomb, yet to examine a few of its explosive results and after-effects that proceed to resonate approximately a century later. faraway from trying to lessen Dada to a homogeneous flow, or to outline a unifying precept underneath and past the a number of instructions taken by means of Dadaists, this assortment goals to recognize the variety and heterogeneity of the movement's collective actions in addition to the specificity of its person actors.

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Adorno, from a very different angle, advocates the emancipatory possibilities inherent in formal procedures: ideological criticism must be visible in the formal properties of a work, in its essentially fragmentary nature and its negation of synthesis, which mimetically reflects the inherent contradictions of late capitalist society. He argues that the avantgardist art work is the only possible expression of and protest against late-capitalist alienation, and that all semblance of coherence and totality in art is illusory and ideology tainted.

La langue est définie comme un “système de signes” qu’on doit étudier principalement en Construction de la “modernité” 53 synchronie (et non plus en diachronie), “état de langue” cerné dans un équilibre supposé à un moment de son devenir. Même si l’impact du Cours de linguistique générale est sans doute limité, le projet épistémologique d’un savant issu du comparatisme des langues indo-européennes, Saussure, est précieux pour estimer les représentations qu’on peut se faire de la langue durant cette période, représentations erronées ou pas, mais qui exige précisément de Saussure qu’il éprouve le besoin pour fonder sa discipline comme objet scientifique de délimiter le champ de ce qui constituera désormais l’objet d’étude de la linguistique : avant tout la langue et puis la parole.

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