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! 



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Members: 30
Latest Activity: on Saturday

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victorian dada???

Started by carl baker. Last reply by Gin on Friday. 2 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 Petrolpetal on March 16, 2014 at 7:58pm

Its going to be fun....

Comment by Petrolpetal on March 16, 2014 at 6:42pm

Phew! This will be challenging for me. But I love whats been posted so far and I will get to work... I've been collecting old embroidery patterns forever - so I think thats where I'll get my nature/floral elements...and I might try some articulated limbs... mmm. but the best part will be to incorporate that surreal,acid twist! My thoughts are a whizzing and whirling... happy days!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 16, 2014 at 3:51pm

I received this piece from Moan Lisa (Iowa, USA) that I would consider Victorian DaDa. I think its really interesting that Moan, who is pretty much informed and driven by DaDa and Fluxus, has produced quite a few pieces like this.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 6, 2014 at 3:30pm

Marie Antoinette precedes the Victorian, but I thought this piece by Janine Weiss (Switzerland) captures the V-DaDa concept.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 4, 2014 at 9:40pm

No hijack intended, Gin. All yours. Glad I could provide the kernel of a concept. I like your idea.


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