Dada Centenary Celebration

Dada Event

Wednesday, 5th October 2016
Time: 6-7pm
Venue: Irish Museum of Modern Art

One hundred years ago the Dadaists brought an absurd revolution into the Cabaret Voltaire. Decked out in a cardboad costume and reciting nonsensical syllables, Hugo Ball, with his 'Elephant Caravan' breathed fresh life into old notions of performance and poetry in a manner that was as silly as it was radical.

Join us at IMMA as we look back on what the Dadaists were trying to achieve and consider how we understand and perceive performance art today. Is performance art still radical today?

Order of Events

A Performance by the UCD Drama Society (A reimagining of Ball's original performance at the Cabaret Voltaire)

A talk by Dr Selena Daly (SLCL UCD) on the art historical roots of Dada

A talk by Dr Tara Plunkett (SLCL UCD) on performance and radicalism, 'From Dada to Today'

A round table with performance artist Sinead Bhreathnach-Cashell, Tzarini Meyler from the UCD Drama Society and the UCD Artist-in-Residence for the Humanities, Sonia Shiel.

Transport Information

Bus route 145 operates between UCD (Stillorgan Road) and Heuston Station (right next to IMMA).