Dadabex: Conservation, Connection and Hybridity @Fog x Ruins & Canopy
Anna "Marbles" Marobella
Jane "steel-hoof" Wang (sound goat)
This project evolves from an ongoing collaboration with the Institute of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Zürich. Neo-dadaist performance art invites audiences to learn from the story of Alpine ibex, nearly hunted to extinction in the 19th century. Drawing inspiration from Fujiko Nakaya's sculptures, imagery simultaneously celebrates the natural world and conservation efforts, while communicating a cautionary tale of overconsumption. Costumed performers reverberate with folkloric and allegorical associations. Gathering energy from Dada antecedents at the Cabaret Voltaire, these events explore simultaneous poetry, chanting, ritual movement, dance and audience participation. "Dadabex" seeks to birth new awareness of the impacts of consumption on the natural world.
The Dadabex performance group created a special series of performances for the Dadamobile, (a performance art celebration of Dada in Boston), in collaboration with the Mobius Artists Group. The series entitled: “Dadabex: consequences of overconsumption and other modern tragedies,” explored ritualized movement, reenactment of ibex hunts and Hugo Ball-inspired chanting.
Performances take place on Saturday October 13, 2018
at the following times and locations:
11:00-11:30 Fog x Canopy - Back Bay Fens
2:00-2:30pm Fog x Ruins - Franklin Park Ruins
4:00-4:30pm Fog x Ruins - Franklin Park Ruins
Franklin Park Ruins : Pier Point Rd, Boston, MA 02130
Back Bay Fens : 100 Park Dr, Boston, MA 02215