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Three Rooms Press presentsDADA LONDON INVASION A Highly Charged Performance Hell-Bent on Blowing Minds plus the official London launch of MAINTENANT 9: Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art.

Saturday, September 5, 2015 | 6-9:00 pm VFD –66 Stoke Newington Road, London

Prepare for an evening of incredibly provocative, eclectic art and performance on as Three Rooms Press presents DADA LONDON INVASION a wild ride of contemporary DaDa performance and poetry by leading maverick artists.

The event includes the London launch of the internationally-renowned MAINTENANT 9: Journal of Contemporary DaDa Writing and Art (2015, Three Rooms Press), which features more than 150 visual and literary works by artists and writers worldwide.

The event takes place Saturday, September 5, 6-9:00 pm at VFD in London. Costumes encouraged. Admission is £3!!!

Featured performers include Performance Artist & Publisher EAD Sellors, Performance poet Jane Ormerod, with Ben Stainton, Jazzman John Clarke, Anne Pigalle, Martin Slidel, Dylan Nyoukis, Karen Constance, Paul Hawkins, Derek Adams, Cristabel Cristo, Becky Fawcett, Cathy Dreyer + Special Guests!!!! And your hosts for the evening from across the pond and Co-directors of Three Rooms Press Peter Carlaftes & Kat Georges.

Doors open at 6pm. Admission is £3 VFD (Vogue Fabrics Dalston) 66 Stoke Newington Road https://www.facebook.com/VogueFabricsDalston additional information: info@threeroomspress.com.

About MAINTENANT 9: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art

The spirit of Dada continues to thrive in this stunning annual collection of provocative and disruptive Dada-inspired art and writing culled from a plethora of top international contributors, with 50+ color images. MAINTENANT 9: A JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY DADA WRITING AND ART (ISBN: 978-1-941110-20-1, Three Rooms Press, £13.50) is the latest edition of an annual collection of contemporary Dada work inspired by Dada instigator and Three Rooms Press spiritual advisor Arthur Cravan. This year’s theme, “Tech-No Prisoners,” features art illustrating the increasing dependence on technology taken to its most dystopian and absurd extremes. It features work by a wide range in internationally-renowned Dada artist and writers including Fluxus leader John M. Bennett, punk rock legends Grant Hart, Mike Watt, Exene Cervenka and Alice Bag, poet and Zapp comix founder Charles Plymell, world-renowned contemporary artists Raymond Pettibon and Mark Kostabi, provocative outsider artists Claude Pélieu and Mary Beach, controversial Japanese artist Rokudenashiko (Megumi Igarashi), and many more.

What the heck is Dada? The original Dada movement peaked from 1916-1922, primarily involved visual arts, literature—poetry, art manifestoes, art theory—theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. Its purpose was to ridicule what its participants considered to be the meaninglessness of the modern world. In addition to being anti-war, dada was also anti-bourgeois and anarchist in nature.