Victorian DaDa


Victorian DaDa

DeVillo Sloan inspired me to start this group, and I'd like help defining it, and would love to see other examples besides my own. 

This group is dedicated to mail art, perhaps with a time period theme (Pre-Raphaelite, Flapper, Byzantine, Edwardian, even modern day) of an elegant nature spiked with a Dada / Surreal twist. 

Elements can be added as creatively as the artist would like.... Or taken out. Nature is prevalent due to the Romantic floral effect and poetry (often cut & paste) is incorporated. An arm or leg can be truncated and repositioned. Woo Hoo! 

Or anything you feel like.

Thank you, and hope to see you here! 


Location: Anytime.
Members: 19
Latest Activity: May 6

Discussion Forum

victorian dada???

Started by carl baker Jun 30, 2014. 0 Replies

 created by gin? who is gin and why do they not participate in their group?gives iuoma a bad name, c'mon people!Continue

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Comment by carl baker on May 6, 2015 at 3:32am

send for DADA today>

Comment by carl baker on April 23, 2015 at 8:08pm

make some dada(do)

Comment by carl baker on April 8, 2015 at 2:01am

the forgotten hero of DADA>>>

Comment by carl baker on March 24, 2015 at 4:05am

the dada statement  xxxxxx

Comment by carl baker on March 7, 2015 at 9:31pm

VICTORY for dadaDA!

Comment by Neil Gordon on February 25, 2015 at 5:12pm

Sounds like a plan, lets keep her in our thoughts, keep the Victorian DaDa, alive!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 25, 2015 at 2:24am

Some of us came to know Gin well, here & on FB. She's a generous giving person - the kind who makes mail-art to cheer up people who are ill or very, very elderly. Without going into it, Gin has her own challenges that she has to deal with. I know she won't mind me saying this. I also gathered from the conversations I had with her that she is in a safe and supportive environment. She just has stuff to deal with like all of us do.

I agree and re-affirm. The best thing to honor Gin is to keep the group going and trying to fulfill her vision. Her work is a guide.

I would not be surprised if she eventually returns.

I am only named in the group intro (written by Gin) because I used "Victorian DaDa" to (fumblingly) describe her unique approach in a blog.

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on February 25, 2015 at 1:49am

I agree, Neil, a sad mystery. I really dislike it when people just disappear. I, too, hope that she is well. Thanks for the comment, DVS, let those who have an interest in this, carry on. I, meanwhile, keep the pieces that I received from Gin, in a special place. And I say, SURE to Steam Punk.

Comment by Neil Gordon on February 24, 2015 at 3:14pm

Thanks DVS, sounds sad, quite a mystery, hope she is well...

Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 23, 2015 at 11:58pm

It could easily, Neil.

Gin, the group's founder, disappeared months ago. Mim inquired about her. Gin was active on FB and is gone from there as well.

This was her vision. I guess we can try to push ahead in darkness without her, but this was her thing. Her work is the essence of Victorian DaDa.

So it's a ship without a captain, a little like "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner."

Folks should post whatever Victorian DaDa is to them. I think Gin would be happy with that.


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