haus of dada manifesto

Berlin 1916- Toronto 2020

1 All children are born artists, until the world knocks it out of them. Honour that artist in everyone.

1a Find talent and stick to it like glue (borrow from Christine Vachon, Killer Films)

2 Everyone is President at haus of dada

2a We are all made of the same hologram, refections of each other

3 Slow and gentle is the way. No one is in ever in trouble. It’s ok to move quickly, but if you’re feeling under pressure try slowing down. 

3a There are no stupid questions

4 Gather often and hold space for heart connection. Honour vulnerability and connect over gratitude

5 We love radical juxtapositions and bringing voices together in a way that disrupts easy logic and established history

6 Principles over product: If our works have financial value we consider it a bonus, but not the end goal. We aim for collaboration and a spirit of generosity and abundance surrounding artistic vision and creation

7 Revolution must be intersectional, we lift up marginalized voices and use storytelling to ignite movement toward liberation

8 In art there it is impossible to be wrong.

8a Speak the truth (to yourself) 

all the while 

freely and ambitiously 

creating your own Fictitious History. 

9 In performance  it is impossible to be wrong: If you set out to create a ballet and the dancer falls off the stage, at haus of dada, that transforms into a masterful work investigating the lost art of falling. 

10 We will always be amateurs, in the true sense of the word. Art is our nutrition 

“Over the years that the way I pursue my work as been called amateur. Found objects and donated equipment have become my jam and I realize an unending burning desire to tell stories through any means possible. I take it a compliment as I will always been an amateur artist in the true sense of the word. I do my work for the sheer love and hunger of it, and I will never stop. Through volume I am becoming practised with a body of film, installation and performance work. I feel lucky that money will never be a motivator of my creative output.” -The Ubermarionette 2020

Ideal, ideal, ideal,
Knowledge, knowledge, knowledge, 

Boomboom, boomboom, boomboom

Tzara, “Dada Manifesto 1918”