Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dada - and Others

Others. This one I like.

White on White, by Kazimir Malevich
(Russian, born Ukraine. 1878-1935. Suprematist Composition.)

And another:

4'33", by John Cage

Nice try, this 4'33" - but it lacks somehow the freshness and youthfulness of Dada, wouldn't you say? Too pretentious, demonstrative, self-referential, and too rational. Dada is anything but - it's instinctive, it is immediate. The immediacy and thoughtlessness of youth.

(And the applause at the end is jarring.)