Natural Bundle Dyeing
by Sarah Harvey Richardson
In the Dada manifesto of 1918, proclaiming his ‘Dadaist disgust’, Tristan Tzara (1896-1963) wrote, ‘DADA DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING’ (Seven Dada Manifestoes and Lampisteries, Tzara, Calder Publications, 1992, p4)
But let us see what Tzara meant by that… Dada emerged in Zurich in 1916 at the Cabaret Voltaire, as a reaction to the catastrophe, horror and destruction of WWI. It was not an art movement, but a revolt against all that bourgeois civilisation had achieved and held dear, lampooning bourgeois values of Family, Fatherland, Art, Culture, Religion and so on. Asserting that, ‘there is a great negative work of destruction to be accomplished’ (ibid, p12), the Dadaists set about clearing the decks, sweeping away the debris.
Make your cut-ups come alive by creating a stop-motion animation.
Find more info about stop motion animation here
2. Open the stop motion app
3. Gradually move the pieces, taking photos at each stage
4. Export the finished film and share your artwork with us!
Take a look at these example animations made by Saturday Club members from the University of Leeds
Thank you for taking part in the University of Leeds Art&Design Saturday Club Workshop.
Contributed by Sarah Harvey Richardson, University of Leeds Art&Design Saturday Club
Sarah is the Outreach and Saturday Club Project Officer at the University of Leeds and delivers the Club in partnership with the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.
She has a background in gallery education and has previously worked at visual arts organisations including The Hepworth Wakefield and Pavilion, Leeds. Sarah is passionate about art, arts education and widening participation.
“It’s such an honour to be part of this fantastic project and to see our member’s confidence and creativity grow over the course of the year.”