Category Archives: Dada

Ludwig Christian Haeusser, 1920

Quite possibly the craziest story about Weimar Germany you’ve never heard

Ludwig Christian Haeusser, 1920

Quite possibly the craziest story about Weimar Germany you’ve never heard

Dada, 1920

The opening of the “First International Dada Fair” in Berlin 100 years ago

Dada, 1920

The opening of the “First International Dada Fair” in Berlin 100 years ago

Secret Satan, 2018

Your essential Christmas book list – it’s naughty, it’s nice. Mostly naughty if we’re honest.

Secret Satan, 2018

Your essential Christmas book list – it’s naughty, it’s nice. Mostly naughty if we’re honest.

An unsettling incident

Johannes Baader and one of the very first art interventions, 100 years ago today in Berlin

An unsettling incident

Johannes Baader and one of the very first art interventions, 100 years ago today in Berlin

The Blind Man

100 years since the radical journal by Marcel Duchamp, Beatrice Wood and Henri-Pierre Roché brought Dada to New York

The Blind Man

100 years since the radical journal by Marcel Duchamp, Beatrice Wood and Henri-Pierre Roché brought Dada to New York

17-plus books for 2017

Dead poets, nude dancers, good bohemians, mystical Symbolists, jaded aristocrats, queer courtiers and blind men at play in a realm of dreams and voodoo

17-plus books for 2017

Dead poets, nude dancers, good bohemians, mystical Symbolists, jaded aristocrats, queer courtiers and blind men at play in a realm of dreams and voodoo

“Suicide must be a vocation”

“You are all poets and I’m on the side of death.” It’s Demotivational Quote of the Day brought to you by everyone’s favourite Dadaist nihilist, Jacques Rigaut.

“Suicide must be a vocation”

“You are all poets and I’m on the side of death.” It’s Demotivational Quote of the Day brought to you by everyone’s favourite Dadaist nihilist, Jacques Rigaut.

The King of Failures

Arthur Cravan returns to Berlin

The King of Failures

Arthur Cravan returns to Berlin

Places: Architektenhaus

A major pre-Dada event, 100 years ago today

Places: Architektenhaus

A major pre-Dada event, 100 years ago today

15 books for 2015

Bricktop, Baron Corvo and Bertolt Brecht join a cast of…oh, about two dozen

15 books for 2015

Bricktop, Baron Corvo and Bertolt Brecht join a cast of…oh, about two dozen

Encounters

Hans Richter and the rise of film art

Encounters

Hans Richter and the rise of film art

14 books for 2014

Books, books, books – dirty and otherwise

14 books for 2014

Books, books, books – dirty and otherwise

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven | poems

The “Dada Baroness” blurs the line between art and poetry

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven | poems

The “Dada Baroness” blurs the line between art and poetry

The Bearded Heart

Dadaists v Surrealists: the final round.

The Bearded Heart

Dadaists v Surrealists: the final round.

Arthur Cravan Memorial Society

A radio tribute to everyone’s favourite boxing poet.

Arthur Cravan Memorial Society

A radio tribute to everyone’s favourite boxing poet.

Pearls: Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

The baroness offers punctuation as unusual as her itinerary

Pearls: Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

The baroness offers punctuation as unusual as her itinerary

I am such miserable thing

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven’s letters make pretty difficult reading in every sense (deciphering the handwriting, parsing her eccentric syntax and then encountering the desolation of her life).

I am such miserable thing

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven’s letters make pretty difficult reading in every sense (deciphering the handwriting, parsing her eccentric syntax and then encountering the desolation of her life).

Catching up

Body Sweats, a collection of writings by Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, is a capital B capital D Big Deal in the shadow world of Strange Flowers. I’ve leafed through 2011’s back pages to see what else I’ve missed (or in some cases, forgotten) of the year’s books.

Catching up

Body Sweats, a collection of writings by Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, is a capital B capital D Big Deal in the shadow world of Strange Flowers. I’ve leafed through 2011’s back pages to see what else I’ve missed (or in some cases, forgotten) of the year’s books.