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Eva and Ceara going dada...!

Have you ever heard of the term Dadaismus? Well, Eva and Ceara have found out that German literature does not always have to be completely serious...

Dadaismus in Deutschland

Dada or Dadaism is a cultural movement that began in Zrich, Switzerland, during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1922.The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature-poetry, art manifestos, art theory-theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. Its purpose was to ridicule what its participants considered to be the meaninglessness of the modern world. In addition to being anti-war, dada was also anti-bourgeois and anarchistic in nature.


Listen to Ceara's version of the poem

Listen to Eva's version of the poem

Ernst Jandl
ottos mops

ottos mops trotzt
otto: fort mops fort
ottos mops hopst fort
otto: soso

otto holt koks
otto holt obst
otto horcht
otto: mops mops
otto hofft

ottos mops klopft
otto: komm mops komm
ottos mops kommt
ottos mops kotzt
otto: ogottogott

Ernst Jandl, Der knstliche Baum & Flda und der Schwan, S. 60