Posts Tagged ‘zurich’


manifestos.net is a website devoted to . . .


obviously, we love this.

browse their titles page for multitudes of strongly worded statements of purpose from politics, the arts, and philosophy. if you need somewhere to begin, check out tristan tzara’s dada manifesto 1918. tzara (1896 – 1963) was born in romania. he moved to zurich in 1915 and took part in the cabaret voltaire (a notoriously raucous artists’ cabaret founded the following year; the art created in the cabaret was avant-garde and chaotic, referencing the inexplicable tragedies of WWI; it was here that dada was born; we suspect it was a rockin’ scene). later on, he edited dada, the most noteworthy of the french dada reviews. his manifesto is a really beautiful explanation of an artistic movement that, by definition, strives to be indefinable.

hugo-ball(this is hugo ball, another one of the cabaret’s founders, next to the text of a noise poem; we found this photo on boston.com)

abolition of logic, which is the dance of those impotent to create: dada . . . freedom: dada dada dada, a roaring of tense colors, and interlacing of opposites and of all contradictions, grotesques, inconsistencies: LIFE

[ stefanie ]


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we couldn’t help but notice this girl, on facehunter on monday. the painterly peacocks on her dress remind us of prada’s painted fabrics last year, but with peacocks instead of flowers, and we totally dig the dress + fuchsia tights + strappy black open-toed heels. look!:


we also wanted to show you a picture of the first ever hippie convention in zurich, in 1968:


and finally, we wanted to share banksy‘s picture of grandmas with you:


we hope you enjoy.

[ stefanie ]

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