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To Be …

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To be
To do
To believe
To venture
To aim
To cast ashore
To be
To come
To go
To assemble
To persist
To embrace
To grow
To love
To give
To help
To aid
To congregate
To celebrate
To call
To come
To bring
To see
To try?

No

To do
To begin
To establish
To stay
To joke
To vanish
To camouflage
To appear

Dada

To be
To do
To go
To make
To bake! 😊

© Lara Rose 18/03/16

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Time Out (II)

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Art, Dada & Me 19/02/16

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So why am I fascinated by the Swiss born “dada” movement?

Ironically, in the Yoruba language “dada” is used to describe someone born with locked hair or “dreadlocks”

(There are other meanings in the Yoruba language that I will investigate and share in future posts! Eg. I believe there is a Dada in relation to Shango the god of thunder!)

Apophenia is defined as the human ability or tendency to confer or see meaningful patterns in random data.

Dadaism coupled with apophenia allows the opportunity for art expression from a variety of random sources! It gives an artist permission to be playful yet exploratory with art processing. It also allows art to have an array of varying interpretations!

I’m toyin with new phrases such as “neo soul dadaism” or “afro dada” to represent my current practice. Or just simply leave it be as “dada” but with the Yoruba accents’ attached!!! 😊

© Lara Rose 2016


What if?

WP_20160217_7614So:

What if we were given a blank canvass?
What if we were given a blank universe? Or a chance to start over?
To write our own story?

Or

What if life is a series of random events?
How much control do we have over the universe?
Is the “law” of attraction really true?

What about alchemy, experimenting, and art processing?!
What if we were given a blank universe?
And God left us to it?

What would we do?

© Lara Rose 2016


Art, Dada & Me 16/02/16

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I learnt today, it’s been 100 years since the Dada movement (1916 – 1924)

My Xmas cabbage as is (slightly stretched in word) was a winner over the processed pieces that evolved from it!

I was quite surprised that the initial photo with the holes in it contrasted against the wall sparked the most interest from my tutors and peers.

It seemed to portray different emotions depending on which way up it was placed, allowing it to be interpreted from different perspectives.

A comparison was also made to an evil eye montage done of John Major!!

I see the application of simplicity and that sometimes art can actually be the initial object as seen through the artist 🎨 eye.

This elicits varying responses from viewers therein the terms conceptual and minimalist art used to describe art.

So the “nonsensical” characterised by the dada movement is conferred with meaning and becomes art!

© Lara Rose 2016


Round

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Round
Round and black
Round and blank
Round moon
Round planet
Round Afro

© Lara Rose 2016


Untitled II

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© Lara Rose 2016


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