Day de Dada – Current Events and Happenings
is a cooperative of performance artists based in Staten Island, NY
spontaneous, experimental performance art pieces with audience participation & interaction
Please check out our monthly blog posts on the right hand side. They document our performances. Want to know about upcoming shows ?
April 22, 2017 “Day de Dada Food Interactions” a day of food themed, interactive performances with Day de Dada Artists at St George Day, Staten island, NY
“Homage to Baroness Elsa Von Freytag Loringhoven” Special performance by Mary Campbell and Viv de Dada
March 11, 2017 “Props & Costumes” opening reception 6-8pm Spotlight Gallery in Horrmann Library at Wagner College, (1 Campus Road) SI. NY. Exhibit is viewable March 9 – April 2 during Horrmann Library hours
A look at Day de Dada History through Props and Performance Documentation.
February 12, 2017 Acker Awards, Theater 80, NYC
Viv Vassar and Mary Campbell received an Acker Award from Clayton Patterson for their work organizing Day de Dada Performance Art Collective events. Day de Dada artist- Leslie Lowe also received an Acker Award for her art.
February 11, 2017 “Love – Food – Love” a Preposterous Party with Day de Dada And Second Saturday Art Opening Labyrinth Arts Collective, Staten Island Pride Center Gallery
Day de Dada Art Nurses- Ephemeral Procedures “help/assistance/aide” 6pm
October 8, 2016 Catch Day de Dada at the 2nd Saturday Workbar Union Art Market on October 8, 2016. We’ll be celebrating Dada’s 100 Birthday with all the cool people at Workbar in Union Square, Somerville, MA.
October 7th-9th 2016 Day de Dada Members will be at the Eleventh HONK! returning to Somerville and Cambridge, MA on October 7th-9th 2016
October 12, 2016 Just in ! Day de Dada will be part of the Honk! Staten Island Parade on Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM
September 24, 2016 Westerleigh Folk Festival Staten Island’s original Roots Music Festival . Saturday September 24, 2016
“Day de Dada does Aesop”
Become a star as Day de Dada Performance Art Collective creates video reenactments of Aesop’s Fables. Props and Costumes supplied, no acting experience necessary!
July 30, 2016 Join Day de Dada’s “Art by the Ferry Fairies” to share what inspires your artistic spirit and add your unique vision to the Art Mix at Art by the Ferry 2016. Saturday July 30, 2016 from Noon to 8 pm. Flagship Brewery
June 25, 2016 YES! Members of Day de Dada performance art collective will be at LUMEN 2016 celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the Dada art movement with various actions & performances. Look for the spinning wheel and take a chance!
Mary Campbell commemorates the Baroness Elsa Von Fretag Loringhoven, M & M (Milenka Berengolc & Margaret Chase) will be your springboard to twin troubles & double fun. Wear the Helmet of Truth and speak your mind! Have your head examined, literally!
Philip Sanders serves us a series of events – virtual, augmented, mixed – chunks of what we experience – digitally captured & constructed, processed & projected back onto our 4D environment., Lydia Grey asks people to share their favorite things, Barbara Lubliner – Cautionistra will challenge visitors to “pin the tale on the body.”, Jennifer Weigel offers “Luck of the Dice” Roll to see what prize you receive,
Play “EAT MY WORDS” hosted by Edible Eddie, a man who loves his food. How many foods can you name in the category you have chosen in one minute? A tasty game to play.”, “Hello My Name Is …..” Viv de Dada helps you chose your new “Lumen-ous Name”, Day de Dada spinning wheel constructed by Mark Semanchik.
LUMEN 2016 will take place on Saturday, June 25, 7pm – midnight at Atlantic Salt Company’s waterfront warehouse & dock, Produced annually by Staten Island Arts, in partnership with Atlantic Salt. Curated by Monica Valenzuela. More info at lumenfest.org
April 1-3 Fri, Sat, and Sun – Grand Guignol – short one act plays with suspense and horror themes at Hub 17 on Bay St Staten Island. We are playing Dada Games in between the plays as the sets are changed.
April 23, Sat – St George Day Festival, Staten Island – an annual fun outdoors art and community festival. We are doing a Mandala Mail Art Table
May 14, Sat – Conference House Art Expo 2016 , Staten Island – a celebration of creativity, culture and community. We are doing a Mandala Mail Art Table
May 25 – May 29, 2016 Wed – Sun – Fluxfest in Chicago. A series of events and performances held in Chicago with artists from all over the world
June 11, 2016 – Mandala Mail Art reception and sale at ETG Book Cafe. Day de Dada performances to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the Dada art movement.
June 25, 2016 Sat – Lumen – happening at Atlantic Salt, Staten Island this year. We are. celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the Dada art movement using traditional birthday actions.
Upcoming events and still in the planning stages –
- Postcards from Home – Sunday December 13, 2015 – 3-6 pm
Join Day de Dada at the Staten Island Creative Community Gallery at 776 Richmond Terrace, SI, NY for readings from the Wish Tree and a chance to send postcards from the “Home” show.
- “What Do You Wish?” July 16 – September 20, 2015 Culture Lounge Staten Island Ferry Terminal
On July 16th, Culture Lounge’s new exhibit “WISH,” created by Day De Dada and organized by Gena Mimozo, will ask visitors to the gallery space at the St. George Terminal, “What do you wish?” The exhibition will feature wish themed mail art sent in from around the world, Videos and the “Whispering Wishes” sound installation.
Culture Lounge visitors will have the opportunity to make their own wishes, write a wish on a cloth strip and tie it on the fence installation, create mail art wishes to send off to someone or make a wish on the spot with some guidance from The Wish Sisters. The Wish Sisters – Viv de Dada, Jennifer Weigel, Mary Campbell, Barbara Lubliner, Margaret Chase, Lydia Grey, and Milenka Berengolc – will collect wishes at various times throughout the exhibition
Wish Sister Performance Schedule:
The Wish Sisters will collect wishes from people using traditional and non-traditional methods throughout the run of the exhibition.
Saturday July 18 12pm – 4pm
Viv de Dada catches whispered secrets and carefully transfers them into a large bottle with a crystal stopper. Jennifer Weigel has people attach wishes to pennies that participants can take with them or leave for someone else to find, as a means of voicing desires.
Saturday August 8 12pm – 4pm
Mary Campbell gives people the chance to test their luck with the old ritual of breaking a wishbone. Barbara Lubliner offers wishing advice and super charges wishes with the power of the elements before collecting them in a golden box.
Saturday August 8 2pm
Staten Island OutLOUD presents “Be Careful What You Wish For?” a reading – and perhaps a warning – about the wishes we make. What do you wish for? Think carefully before you answer that question!
Saturday September 12 12pm – 4pm
Margaret Chase asks people to select a handmade bead and string it with wish intention, multiply its power by combining it with other beads for concentrated hope. Lydia Grey creates the opportunity to plant and grow wishes by supplying seeds and soil. Milenka Berengoic as the “Wondering Healer” takes photographs of people, asks them what they wish for, and then sends healing energy via Reiki (a vibrational form of healing). The photos will be posted online and a ritual will be performed for all of the people represented.
WISH Closing Reception
Saturday September 19 12pm – 4pm
Join us for the closing reception!
Past 2015 Events
- Wish Mail Art Collection Event – June 26, 2015
Last chance to join us in making Mail Art for this years series on Wishes. We’ll be at ETG Book Cafe from 6-8 with our Magic Mailbox and supplies. Stay after the Mail Art Event to hear Matt and Nina Long and Friends for a fun evening of musical sharing.
- Lumen – June 20, 2015
Day de Dada Art Nurses will be at Lumen , Snug Harbor, Staten Island. Get your art health check up and join us for Ephemeral Procedures.
- Wish Mail Art Collection Event – June 17, 2015
- Wish Mail Art Collection Event – May 2, 2015
Join us at the Elements Art Expo NYC, The Conference House, Staten Island for a mail art workshop in preparation for the “What Do You Wish” Show
- Wish Mail Art Collection Event – April 25, 2015
Join us at the St George Day Festival, St George, Staten Island for a mail art workshop in preparation for the “What Do You Wish” Show
- Phoebe Blue’s Creative Happening – February 19, 2014
Join Day de Dada at Phoebe Blue’s Creative Happenings as we explore Oulipo poetry, games and scores at the Full Cup in Staten Island
- Fluxfest Chicago 2014 – February 20-23, 2014
An international Fluxus gathering with scores, performances and more at various locations including the Chicago Cultural Center.
- Re: Imagining Staten Island – April 12, 2014
- St George Day – April 26, 2014
Day de Dada takes over the spoken word stage at St George Day to put on sound, word and nonsense scores. Audience participation is a must ! Tompkinsville Park, Staten island
Day de Dada will be part of a “Month of Performance Art – Berlin” a non-profit, non-funded, month-long and city-wide collaborative platform of performance art. To promote and support Berlin’s independent, contemporary and experimental performance art practice. We will be collecting wishes…. be careful what you wish for…..
Dream a dream and share your wishes with Day de Dada at the art-tastic “Art on Division” on Saturday, June 21st. Everyone is invited to post a wish on the “Wish Wall” or share your dreams for the Somerville art community on the mobile “Wish Collector.” It’s all comes true with Day de Dada and the Somerville Arts Initiative. Arts On Division is an outdoor festival of the arts in downtown Somerville, NJ. Enjoy live performances including dramatic readings, dance, music, and meet-the-author events.
Day de Dada at Lumen. Light, sound, film, music, live art, interactive installations at the Atlantic Salt Company’s waterfront dock.
Deep Tanks 3rd Annual Block Party. Meet Day de Dada at the at George library on central ave. at 3pm and walk down with banner to block party. Join us for the “wish fence”, the “wandering healer” and”wish fans”
Join us for this uplifting collaboration of music, performance and video. Help create a sand mandala, enjoy psychic readings and explore Totem Animals with Day de Dada.
- Deep Tanks Halloween – October 31st
Staten Island artists get spooky and raise money for a good cause. Join Day de Dada’s “Widows of Fillmore Street” and write your own obituary.
- New York – November 14-15-16
Celebrate Cavellini the Maestro of Self- Historification! with Mark Bloch and Day de Dada. Performances will happen at the MOMA Library and various museums throughout NYC. “Cavellini – a survey, events and mail art show”
Philadelphia, PA November 8, 2014
Celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Christmas Truce with Peace Action of Staten Island and Day de Dada Culture Lounge, Staten Island, NY December 20, 2:30 to 5:00 pm
2013 Day de Dada Events & Happenings
- Friday February 21 – 24, 2013 “Fluxfest in Chicago”
- Saturday March 9, 2013 “Dada Games” at Deep Tanks
Day de Dada Game Night
Silly Skill and Chance… (Bemused?) Boxes Manipulated Monopoly Twisted Twister Murder Mystery Tableau, Procured Poems Furious Sneezing, Song and Sound! Set Your Inner (Wild) Child Loose!
- March 24, 2013 “Elements” at CPG Gallery
A collaboration with photographer Gail Middleton. “Earth, Air, Fire, Water” performance with scores collected from artists around the world based on the elements – fire, water, earth and wind. Streamed live on Bambuser.
- May 18, 2013 Arts on Division in Somerville, NJ
“Game Time” a spontaneous and interactive art performance. Use your nonsense skills to play “Chance!”, Ridicu-posterous word play, the Mad – Libber, “Hello My Name Is” and more. Let the Games Begin! Dada fun and games at this annual art festival celebrating art, music, spoken word, dance and more.
- June 15, 2013 Lumen, Staten Island, NY | 6pm-midnight | Lyons Pool
- September 14, 2013 Memory Retrieval Action – part of “Breaking Bread” photography exhibition by Gail Middleton, 60 Bay St Gallery, Staten Island
- September 29, 2013 Nevermore / Evermore Open doors to dreams and illusions sparked by dance, sound and poetry “Dreamland” and “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe a collaboration with the Unitarian Church of Staten Island Arts Committee and SI OutLoud, part of the National Endowment for the Arts “The Big Read” featuring Stories & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Sept 21-Nov 17.
- November 21, 2013 Creative happenings at the Full Cup. Oulipo Poetry and various interactive nonsense
- December 11, 2013 Interactive Dada games at Edgewater Hall as part of Second Saturday Staten Island promotion.
- December 14, 2013 part of “Staten Island Dream Inscription” part of I-Land curated by Staten Island Arts at SIABC, 73 Wave Street, Staten Island
- Second Saturday Staten Island
On the second Saturday of every month venues in Staten Island open for special events and shows. Check for Day de Dada events each month at SecondSaturdayStatenIsland.com
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