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mlpoutofcontext · 21 hours
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thedreadvampy · 23 hours
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ARGH DADA ISN'T A SYNONYM FOR ABSURDISM STOP CALLING POSTMODERN ABSURDIST MEMES DADA
Dada is an absurdist movement. Not all absurdism is Dadaist. Camus, Kafka and Vonnegut are all absurdists but none of them are Dadaists.
Dadaism is pretty specifically:
explicitly political and leftwing. there is no right wing dadaism. futurism, the Italian fascist art movement, superficially looks a lot like dada but it's utterly diametrically opposed. if it ain't antifascist it ain't dada. and there's no apolitical dada. dada was above all else a radical leftist movement focused on criticism of capital and empire.
anti-art focused on breaking down meaning and rationality. the Dadaist philosophy is that capitalist adherence to the ideology of concrete meaning is responsible for the state of 1910s Europe and for WWI. Dadaism isn't post-modern ironic deconstruction. goncharov isn't dada bc the goncharov discussion is about how we construct meaning and celebrates the means of constructing meaning even though it's built around a hollow centre. it's absurdist. it's not dadaist.
anti-aesthetic and designed to be offensive to the viewer, not in terms of Edgy Punching Down but in terms of actively running counter to what's beautiful or moving. dadaism is committed to creating chaos and ugliness. again, this is why goncharov isn't dada and neither was fuckin. vaporwave 10 years ago when people wanted to call THAT neodadaism. these memes are interested in engaging with aesthetic language, satirising art by taking out its meaning and keeping the aesthetic, or the culture, or the feeling of meaning. artistically that's a very solid goal and one I'm probably more on board with than the dadaist idea that aesthetics are artificially pasted over our innate chaotic natures. but it's not dada.
a very specifically 20th century movement. dada is inextricably linked to the context it existed in (interwar Europe). it's a specific absurdism born out of what was at the time a post-apocalyptic atmosphere. centuries old empires were collapsing and fascism was rising, and both were taking down millions of lives with them. we can definitely talk parallels and the space for a neodadaist movement - we're still in an apocalyptic time, we're also experiencing plague, fascism and the ongoing eradication of millions through capitalism and colonialism - but it does need to be understood as neodada, and if you're going to call it that it needs to connect with the key points above.
Idk why we've been having this conversation on a loop for a decade. memes don't need to be dada to be an interesting or meaningful artistic movement. have the courage of your convictions and accept meme cultures as their own absurdist artistic statements. and please learn about actual dada bc it's interesting as hell.
(while you're at it look into other interwar leftist art movements bc there's a lot to dig into! please get interested in the New Objectivists with me!!!!)
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I swear I get sad if I wake up and one is on the floor
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ennaakat · 2 years
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Please make it stop
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batarangsoundsdumb · 2 years
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hey fuckers im back on my shit gotham memes part 17
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literally hate hate hate how delusions and psychosis have become a quirky meme because if you actually display these symptoms trust me when I say no one is going to think you're cool and edgy. in fact you may be heavily medicated and traumatized by forced institutionalization. and yes it IS that deep because TO THIS DAY I get people mocking me for symptoms that are portrayed as some sort of funny meme out of context. unfair
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unfortunately-awake · 8 months
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edgy-senju · 4 months
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*clown horn sound effect*
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byu-t · 5 months
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el gato 🚫🚫
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markizitos · 1 year
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baby baby baby baby 🌿🦴
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suwicidio · 6 months
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chaotic 💋
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marycrispies · 8 months
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Ed once again trying to be edgy 🖤
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unfortunately-awake · 11 months
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starlightinhumanform · 10 months
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my blorbos <3
based on these tweets:
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harpyhormones · 2 years
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man i know i can come off as kind of curmudgeonly sometimes like im constantly having to make posts about "hey guys maybe we shouldnt be so irony poisoned that we use people grieving family members as a joke just because they used the wrong emoji" or "hey guys maybe we should not be using endless 4chan aryan memes to present our opinions" or "hey guys maybe these jokes about the elites ruling the world and jesus driving the moneychangers from the temple from blogs with very obviously fascist urls are actually antisemitic" or “hey guys maybe the constant jokes about how gay people should be killed is shitty even if ur gay too and it lets fascists constantly slip through the cracks cuz i constantly see u reblogging outright fascists talking about wanting to hunt down gay people and kill them”
but seeing how a lot of you act and pull the “ugh its just jokes who cares if its from 4chan ur blowing this stuff out of proportion lol anyways back to aryan memes” stuff i... would much rather be curmudgeonly, thanks
if nothing else, the leftists on here that have like, a not outright stated but very plainly visible edgy sense of humor is good like... warning coloration. i want nothing to do with yall
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