Cabaret V12, 2012
The Distillery Historic District
Thom Sokoloski - Toronto, Canada
88 - 55 Mill Street
Dadaism is a cultural movement that began in Zurich, Switzerland during World War I and peaked from
1916 to 1922. "Dada" was born out of negative reaction to the horrors of World War I.
This international movement was begun by a group of artists and poets associated with the Cabaret
Voltaire in Zurich. Dada rejected reason and logic, prizing nonsense, irrationality and intuition. The
name 'Dada' was reputedly arrived at during a meeting of the group when a paper knife stuck into a French-German
dictionary happened to point to 'dada', a French word for 'hobbyhorse." The movement primarily involved
visual arts, literature—poetry,art manifestoes, art theory—performance, and graphic design.
Dada Reboot! is a curated collective expression of contemporary artists and how they engage with the
ideas and artistry of the Dada Movement.