October 23, 2012

Tristan Tzara: How to write a Dada article


Take a poem that resembles you.
Next carefully cut out each of the words that make up this poem and put them all in a bag.
Shake violently.
Next take out each cutting one after the other.
Copy conscientiously in the order in which they left the bag.
Take a newspaper.
Choose from this paper the place where you want to insert the article.
Paste the article inside the newspaper.
Then take some scissors.
Stab yourself to death.
And there you are –an infinitely unoriginal author of charming non-sensibility, and perfectly appreciated by the vulgar herd as you finally hit the headlines.

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