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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

Day de Dada at Second Saturday SI May 2010

May 11, 2010


Art in a Van

On Saturday May 8th, 2010 the van is parked at the Doorway Gallery,  Art at Bay Gallery and the East Harbor Coffee House.

People are invited to enter the back seat of the van one at a time and instructed to fasten their seatbelt.  Mary C  and Viv Dada  are in the front seat.  Viv Dada asks the passenger, “Tell me a story about riding in a car.”  Mary records the answers.



Once the story is done, Viv Dada says, “We’re here.  Thanks.  Be careful getting out of the car.”  The passenger takes off their seat belt, gets a piece of candy from Mary C and gets out of the van.

Day de Dada at Second Saturday SI April 2010

April 28, 2010

bozo and friends second saturday staten islandBozo – Dada – Friends      

On Saturday April 10th, 2010 Day de Dada artists met at the Staten Island Museum       

for Zippity Dada Sing-along with Minnie Van Driver. “Tiny Bubbles” & champagne punch. “Yes, We Have No Bananas”  & photo ops with Bozo.      

Then it was on to Art at Bay where Happy Birthday and  cheers rang out for one and all for the blindfold orchestra. Dazed de Dada, Day de Dada, Day de Bozo.      

Bozo and friend at Art at Bay

Firing Squad ? no it's the Blindfold Orchestra at Art at Bay

Bozo and friends second saturday staten island

Music, art, serious discussions with art lovers. Bozo really "gets" the Post Neo Absurdists.


bozo and friends second saturday staten island assembly room gallery

And on to kisses and mutual admiration.

 Second Saturday Staten Island with Day de Dada and Bozo coming to a location near you !    

Bozo and friends second saturday staten island

See you at the next Second Saturday Staten Island !





Day de Dada at Second Saturday SI March 2010

March 25, 2010

Day de Dada Exquisite Corpse 

Chateau de Dada Exquisite Corpse

On 3/13/10 artists met at Chateau de Dada for crepes and poetry.  Random poems were generated using an online dada poetry generator.  Results were immediately read aloud and instantaneously posted to Facebook.

Delicious  sweet and savory crepes were served.

We then went to several Second Saturday venues including 15 Cent, Art at Bay and the Assembly Room.  We created Exquisite Corpse Poems and read them out loud.

Poem for a Delicious Second Saturday

chateau dada saturday delicious poems
chateau de dada crepes second
bay traveled poems saturday cent
crepes second galleries savory cent
crepes saturday traveled savory cent
de crepes saturday 15 cent

 John Foxnell Exquisite Corpse

completely ‘exquisite you to on
Phone ‘exquisite from a audio
records to create anyone the
Phone is game that from
that to anyone on can
Poem is that other players

Phone Poem is a completely free ‘exquisite corpse’ style game that records words from you and four other players to create a nonsensical audio poem that anyone on the internet can hear.

It’s like MadLibs, except with a phone.

You can play right now by calling 310-734-4390! It only takes a minute, and then you can pass the game on to a friend if you like.

Day de Dada at Second Saturday SI February 2010

February 13, 2010

Calling all Venues Second Saturday February 13, 2010

 Calling All Venues with Day de Dada
On 2/13/10 artists met at Art at Bay. 
It was decided to call all  the Second Saturday venues and ask them “What’s on Your Mind Right Now?”  Calls were made between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm
whats on your mind right now?

Top Flight Gallery

whats on your mind art at bay ?   whats on your mind Mandy Machine?  whats on your mind cargo cafe?
Calls  included  Assembly Room Gallery, Blue Mohawk Lounge, Valentine Cave, Richies Lot, Show Gallery,  Top Flight, Creative Photographers Guild, Cargo, Art at Bay, 15 Cent, Mandy Machine, Parish Grill, and Cafe ETG.

Day de Dada at Second Saturday SI January 2010

January 9, 2010
Day de Dada Recycle Art Tour

Day de Dada Recycle Art Tour

 Art Recycle with Day de Dada 

Second Saturday Staten Island January 9th 2010      

 On 1/9/10 artists met at Chateau de Dada to reuse, reimagine and recycle donated and found art, paintings, prints, poems and sculptures thereby creating new artwork. It was decided to take an art piece called “Heart” on tour to all the Second Saturday venues adding to the piece at each stop.    At the end of the night it was declared “done! ”       

Start "Heart" at Chateau Dada

6:00 pm Start "Heart" Piece at Chateau de Dada

10:00 pm Finish "Heart" Piece at Cafe ETG

10:00 pm Finish "Heart" Piece Cafe ETG

 Stops on the Recycle Art Tour included Chateau de Dada, When Television Attacks, Assembly Room Gallery, Blue Mohawk Lounge, Show Gallery, Staten Island Museum, Top Flight, Creative Photographers’ Guild, Cargo, Art at Bay, 15 Cent, Mandy Morrison and Cafe ETG.

  Day de Dada Art Recycle Art Tour Slideshow