Tribute to Tristan Tzara

Tristan Tzara (1896-1963) seeks with the Dada movement, which he founded in 1916, to reconcile action and poetry, in other words to overcome the internal contradiction specific to poetry as a means of conventional and impersonal expression on the one hand and as an “activity of the mind” revealing the dreams and carrying the projects of each man in society, on the other hand.

Appreciating the cultures of the “Others” and of the “Diverse” (African and Oceanian cultures) Tzara offers polyglot poems that play with sound associations; everyone is free to interpret the meaning of misunderstood words. “The immediate emotion prevails over the etymological relationship”, describes Henri Béhar.
The poem, like any object from the Dada movement, aims to provoke impressions without being locked into a restrictive framework.

According to Tzara, “Dada is neither a dogma nor a school but rather a constellation of free individuals and facets. »

The three original letters ITA, on the cut-out sail – are probably no longer the initials of the country they represent in a competition. Everyone will like to look for another meaning in it.

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