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Love – Food – Love

February 21, 2017



“Love – Food – Love” a Preposterous Party with Day de Dada And Second Saturday Art Opening Labyrinth Arts Collective.

You are invited! Celebrate being in love with food, play games with whip cream, wear cherries as earrings, dance with onion dip, twirl an hors d’oeuvres or two, and sip an aphrodisiac elixir …… Day de Dada encourages your absurd love of appetizers.

This event celebrates the opening of Labyrinth Arts Collective’s group show with guest artist Leandro Comrie Pepin.

Saturday February 11, 2017 – Second Saturday Staten Island
Staten Island Pride Center Gallery


Performances by:

  • Larry Schwabacher: Ode to a Deviled Egg performed by Viv de Dada
  • Mary Campbell: Aphrodesiacs
  • Leslie Lowe: Demented Betty Crocker
  • Milenka Berengolc: Strawberries and the Rubaiyat
  • Mark Semanchik: Dada Food Delivery System
  • Viv de Dada: Hugs and Kisses
  • Elaine Mendez: Chocolate Love
  • Keith Jacobsen: Aroma
  • Jennifer Weigel: Wish Upon a Star

More Pictures at the Day de Dada Facebook Page

#daydedada #secsatsi #sipride

“What Do You Wish For?” Deep Tanks, Second Saturday Staten Island 9/13/14

September 30, 2014

“What Do You Wish For?”  Deep Tanks, Second Saturday Staten Island September 13, 2014

Day de Dada Performance Art Collective

Re: Imagining Staten Island – Second Saturday Staten Island

April 26, 2014

  April 12, 2014  The Art Nurses collect wishes and dreams – open your mind and imagine the possibilities.  Deep Tanks, Staten Island


“We are the dreamers.  We dream about Staten  Island in the past and in the future.  Please share your dream about Staten Island with us.”



Dreamer # 1 “Urban farms everywhere, a house falls down and I see a garden, sustainable green vegetable gardens, with rocks of course and compost, lots of compost”

Dreamer # 2  “Beach cliffs near water, butterflies migrating south, horseshoe crabs in dirty water for 10’s of thousands of years”

Dreamer # 3 “Being a place of community, people come together because they want to have a feeling of solidarity, as if they can count on one another, kinship if you will.”

Dreamer # 6 “Ecologically eco sustaining art nature combined with people, gift exchanges, coalescing, dissolved.”

Dreamer # 11 “I, myself standing on big mountains, ocean, feel breeze passing by.”

Dreamer # 10 ” A waterfall, more buses, more ferries, more community theater, more friendship.”

Dreamer # 8 ” Sitting at High Rock Park, baby peepers. I love nature.  There are a lot of wonderful places in Staten island.”

Dreamer # 9 ” I see flying trapeze artists on the shore, clowns, avant garde surrealistic art.  I see circus.”

Dreamer #7  ” … more color candy shops with a new candy.”

Dreamer # 12  “A beautiful smile.”

Dreamer #16 “People help someone else out and being nice.  More conversation.”



Day de Dada at Second Saturday SI March 2012

March 16, 2012

On Second Saturday March 10, 2012   Day de Dada traveled to Manhattan to attend the Free Art for Fair Exchange at the 2012 Armory Show – an Occupy Museums Action.  We brought a piece of art created at a Day de Dada  art recycle event and exchanged art with Catalina and Colby.

Coming back to Staten Island we brought the new piece to the Second Saturday Art Walk, to CPG Gallery, the Spaghetti dinner at the Unitarian Church of Staten Island and finally to “Second Saturday on the Edge” at Edgewater Hall.  A good time was had by all.

Art and culture are part of the commons. Art is not a luxury item.

Day de Dada at Second Saturday SI February 2012

February 23, 2012

On Second Saturday February 11, 2012   Day de Dada artists in Staten Island attempted to forge a psychic art link with Day de Dada artists at Chicago Fluxfest.

Brains were engaged, art thoughts were emitted, connections were forged.  It was as easy as cake.

FluxFest Chicago 2012 with Day de Dada

January 25, 2012

FluxFest Chicago Feb 9 - 12 2012

February 9th – 12th, 2012
“International Fluxus is gearing up for 4 days of performance and activity in Chicago this February, and are hoping that everyone who can, will join in the festival.”  from the Fluxus Blog 

Day de Dada will be at the Chicago FluxFest  performing scores by  Staten Island Dada artists Mary Campbell, Viv de Dada, Reuben Sandwich, Milenka Berengolc, Nici Poris, Darrell and Lys Riganti. Since this event falls on the Second Saturday in February we will link arms symbolically from Chicago to Staten Island Second Saturday 

Highlights of the event will include

Fluxus Day at the Chicago Cultural Center

FLUX IT YOURSELF : Scores and Performances by Contemporary Fluxus  Center For Book Arts

Write Now – Artists And Letterforms  A major exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center that showcases  The ” Fluxus, Mailart, and Visual Poetry Project ”

The New York Correspondence School of Chicago Dinner

Flux Film Fest ” @ 6018 NORTH.

check our twitter feed  @DaydeDada for updates

Day de Dada at Second Saturday SI December 2011

January 14, 2012

Welcome to……

Lys Riganti as one of the three sisters in the Treacle Well

Teeny Tiny Tea Party
“Take some more tea!” It’s time to use the tea sets to socialize….

Alice – Ecila
“I’ve been shrunk, stretched,
scratched and stuffed into a

Nicie Poris as one of the three sisters in the Treacle Well

The Grin of the Cheshire Cat
“You know we could make her really
angry! Shall we try?”

Mad Hatter
“There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of
wonders, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it;
you need to be as mad as a hatter.”

Play a game of chance and intrigue.
Every playing card holds a key. – choose
one – find out what the White Queen

Much of a MuchnessViv de Dada is the White Queen

Once upon a time there were three little sisters… and they lived at the bottom of a well…. What M word can they draw for you?

Interrogative filming that mixes recitation
and improvisation, inspired guests perform
ing… All the world’s a stage today!

Alice Austen’s Amazing Adventures in
the Wonderland of Staten Island
The Forgotten History of Staten Island: Alice Austen and Lewis Carroll – the mythical Dr. D.I. Kniebocker (S.I.’s self-described “greatest historian”) presents this celebration of real and imagined historical events.
The Lobster Quadrille
“Will you, won’t you, will you, won’t you join the
Mary Campbell leads the Lobster Quadrille

Red Queen  “Off with their heads!”

Wandering Minstrel
Leading you through Wonderland.  Follow the pipes, follow the rabbit..
A video performance inspired by Alice in Wonderland.Directed by: Francesca Leoni and Davide Mastrangelo
Performance: Massimiliano Bolcioni ( Teatro delle Forchette), Francesca Leoni and Davide Mastrangelo


Taylor Moore as the White Rabbit and Babaloo as the Wandering Minstrel“Wonderland” at the St George Ball was made possible by Day de Dada, the Staten Island Museum, Second Saturday Staten Island, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and all the talented artists who gave so freely of their time.

And to all the white rabbits ….

Wonderland at the St George Ball – Dec 10, 2011

December 1, 2011

Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place, SI, NY 10301

Sat Dec 10 7-11 pm

  Free for Museum members/ $5 for non-members

“Are you Alice?” is the question on everyone’s lips lately. Whether you are, or aren’t the little blonde in blue, the Queen of Hearts or just a card, you are invited to explore “Wonderland” at the St. George Ball with Day de Dada on Saturday, December 10 at the Staten Island Museum, 7:00 – 11:00pm. Wonderland is an interactive party with wildly interesting performances inspired by the story of Alice and her journey being carried out throughout the night’s festivities in every curious corner, courtyard and couloir.

Here’s what you can expect to find at Wonderland:

Nicie Poris, Lys Riganti,  Rachel Jensen “Much of a Muchness”

`Once upon a time there were three little sisters, and their names were Elsie, Lacie, and Tillie; and they lived at the bottom of a well….They were learning to draw, and they drew all manner of things–everything that begins with an M–‘

Vivian Vassar   “Choose !”

The White Queen invites the audience to play a game  of chance and intrigue.  Every playing card holds a key – choose one  – find out what your Queen commands !

Leslie Lowe  “the Grin of the Cheshire Cat”

Richard Plunkett   Michael Tuscarelli  

The museum courtyard, installation, sound, couriouser and couriouser

Mary Campbell   “The Lobster Quadrille”

Dance in the style of square dancing to quadrille music songs created from the poem in “Alice in Wonderland”

 MT_ L. Brandon Krall   “ANOTHERalice”

ANOTHERalice is a new form of ‘interrogative filming’ that mixes recitation + improvisation, from costumed and inspired Guests performing_ All the world’s a stage on December 10th

 Jonathan Leiter

Reuben Sandwich may be the Knave of Hearts – will he or won’t he give up those tarts ?

Michele Guttenberg   “Queen of Hearts”

Clothing painted, worn and  inhabited to become the Red Queen.

 Jim Jeffers  “White Rabbit”

Tell the white rabbit an adventure story (autobiographical or fantastic) and receive an origami white rabbit…

Phil Sanders  

An interactive digital illusion to help you go down the rabbit hole and back up again.

Ned Sessa   “Self-Nedicated*”

Expect: spontaneous off-tha-dome beatbox beats & rhymes combined with synthesized Kao$.  In addition: A dj set including everything danceable under tha sun. “Free your mind and your ass will follow.”

Mark Semanchik   “Are you Alice? “

Over the last few months people in Staten Island have answered the question “Are you Alice?”  Their video taped answers will play and viewers will be enticed to ask themselves the same question ….

Francesca Leoni & Davide Mastrangelo of CON-TATTO    “Wonder-Land?”

Where or what is wonderland? this is the question we wanted to answer in our video performance, using the eyes of a contemporary Alice as the point of view.  Is wonderland real? Or is just a dream?  We invite the viewers to take the place of Alice and find an answer.

Elektromotif- Marguerite Rivas, Doug Prinicipato and Will Wynn  “The Mad Tea Party Jam”

The Mad Tea Party Jam, a poetry/music improvisation with ElektroMótif, featuring Wil Wynn, Marguerite Maria Rivas, and The Grand Pepper of Reality.

Nan Smith “Alice – Ecila”

Alice explores the magical world of wonderland filled with fantastic mythical imaginary creatures.  Inner and outer mind alive.

Helen Levin   “Percussive Fandango Stomp”

Joanna Dawe and Amelia Sanders will lead Helen Levins “Percussive Fandango” To celebrate the GESTURE show, THE GESTURE IN PAINT AND SOFTWARE, add “Human” Software to the list, and with our bodies celebrate gesture in a  “stomp”  The audience will add the sound and the movement while Flamenco music plays.

Ed Weiss   “Alice Austen’s Amazing Adventures in the Wonderland of Staten Island.”   (Part of the Forgotten History of Staten Island series)

John Foxell  “My Friends “

An installation of assemblages and sculptures by Staten Island artists John Foxell using found objects collected on his daily walks and travels through Wonderland.

Bobaloo  “Wandering Minstrel”

Bobbaloo, well known Staten Island musician and storyteller, leads the way through Wonderland.  Follow the pipes ……

Joy Ryder  “White Rabbit”

Joy Rider leads us all in a singalong of “White Rabbit”  song from Jefferson Airplane’s 1967 album Surrealistic Pillow

and Brendan Coyle as the Mad Hatter (of course)


CON-TATTO is a video performance art company created by Francesca Leoni and Davide Mastrangelo, that creates videos, live performances and installations. (photograph by Emiliano Campores )

Day de Dada at Second Saturday SI September 2011

September 13, 2011

Today,  Saturday September 10th, 2011 Day de Dada is out looking for Alice  at Second Saturday Staten Island.

 Looking for Alice for Wonderland at the St George Ball at the Staten Island Museum

“Are you Alice ?”

Looking for Alice for Wonderland at the St George Ball at the Staten Island Museum

We need to find her for “Wonderland” at the St George Ball at the Staten Island Museum.  If you see her, give her this card…. she’ll know what to do.

Looking for Alice for Wonderland at the St George Ball at the Staten Island Museum

Anyone could be Alice.  Are you Alice?

Come to “Wonderland” at the St George Ball and find out.  December 10th 2011 Staten Island Museum

Day de Dada at Second Saturday SI March 2011

March 12, 2011

  Today,  Saturday March 12th, 2011 Day de Dada artists meet for “Dada a Gogo” a mobile,  virtual venue for Second Saturday Staten Island.   We are visiting Art at Bay, Atelier Mertz, Open Art Surgery, The Assembly Room, Deep Tanks, Small, Love and 33 Cent.  The question we are asking: “What do you see?”



 Lumen Art Off at Art at Bay 5-6pm  “What do you see?”

  ooo yeah, naked women and empty space, wires, white walls, black and white collage and in the back room some industrial paintings that I like.  I see a friendly atmosphere.

Art, I like what I’m looking at now. I like the use of pencil or charcoal. I like the depiction of the human form. This all new to me.

I see amazing paintings.  Industrial scenes, buildings, dust coated, water tanks, images of towers, water towers smoke stacks, furnaces that used to burn steel in Bethlehem Steel.  All oil, very colorful, bright colors, shading , some fine lines, detail in some, very reminiscent of Charles Demuth and Charles Scheeler of the Percisionist Movement.

I see a seaside art venue, packed with Chili Chompers.

There is a great fixin’s bar for the chili, extremely impressive.  3 D people and 2 D People.



Assembly Room 6:30 to 7:30 pm “What do you see?”

Music, set up, equipment, stuffed animals laying dead on the floor, spattered art framed in gold with red strigs/liflines connecting them.  I see silver glitter belts, layers of houndstooth, tall girls in layers of patterned fabric, tops hats and ritualistic sacrifices. 

I see chaos yet coherence.  I see the reimbodiment of imagination, um, I see the truth.  All I see is crazy shit.  I see dreams of bababies dancing and masks bursting into dust.  That’s where I saw the aliens.

I see a lot of new art and young people.  I like the  photos of the girl with the tape on the mouth.  The Barbie legs are very unusual it makes me want to do something like it.  There are certain social aspects in the pieces. 


“What do you see?”

Oh Viv, amazing, it’s like Andy Kaufman.  Off the record, both the best and worst childhood at the same time.

Deep Tanks 8 to 9 pm “What do you see?”

I see um, white radiator grids and dead fish.

I see um, primary colors .

I see beautiful butterflies emerging out of their coccoons, I  see lots of Rorsach Ink blots, and lots of happy people.

I see artists working, forests, men, sorry somebodies, my Mom, responding to stress.

Over  there, someone.  I don’t know them.  Should I know them? Hmmmmm