Video + synopsis
Dada Bodybuilder (Hugo Ball remix) is a pop tribute to the poet and film director Hugo Ball and to Dadaism (historical avant-garde art movement which developed between 1916 and 1920).
The video is inspired by an original voice recording of Hugo Ball himself, captured during one of his performances at Cabaret Voltaire (a nightclub he ran with his partner, the artist Emmy Hennings).
The occasion is 1916, the beginning of the Dada movement of which Hugo Ball was a key exponent (apparently he was the one who came up with the name “Dada”, almost by chance, while looking in a German-French dictionary).
The sound fragment, only a few seconds long, has been remixed with audio editing software to produce the soundtrack for the video.
Dada Bodybuilder (www.dadablob.com/dadabodybuilder) is part of a web project of the same name, as well as a Facebook group (under construction).
Dario Quaranta (Neropop) born Rimini/Italy 1975. Lives in Rome.
I received a diploma in fine arts (painting) at the Academy of Fine Art in Rome (1997-98) as well as a diploma in web programming from the European Design Institute (Rome 2002).
I work mainly on projects dealing with the relationship between art, new technologies and networking.
“Nero Blitz” La Porta blu Gallery, Rome (Italy), curated by Micol di Veroli and Fabrizio Pizzuto;
“SATOR-AREPO-TENET-OPERA-ROTAS” Saem Gallery, Seoul (S. Korea), curated by Soo-ja Ha;
“Espacioenter 2013 – International Festival of Creativity, Innovation & Digital Culture” sections: Digital Communities, Blog – Videoblog, Videogames.TEA Tenerife Espacio de Las Artes – Tenerife (Espana);
“Eggs: Neropop + Kim Jung-Tae” Saem Gallery Seoul (S. Korea), curated by K. Sung-Hee;
“LPM 2009 – Live Performers Meeting” s.c. Brancaleone, Rome (Italy);
“Uovo anatomico + Artificial family” (online exhibition: www.seroxcult.com);
“Cinematheque – streaming media environments” Galeria10m2, Sarajevo (Bosnia-Erzegovina);
“The Great Escape – Mixed Media Festival” Stichting Noisivision, MR Breda (Holland);
“Slowtime2007” MediaArtCentre – Le Musee di-visioniste, Cologne (Germany);
“POST” European Festival on new the average, several centers, Lugano (Switzerland);
“VIII Salon Internacional de Arte Digital” Torriente Brau Cultural Center, La Habana (Cuba);
“New Media Caucus” ATBostom, Bostom – Massachusetts (USA);
″Magmart” Casoria International Contemporary Art Museum, Casoria-Napoli (Italy)
(Museum permanent collection);
“PEAM: Pescara Electronic Artists Meeting” several centers, Pescara (Italy);
“II International Media Art Festival” Armenian Center for Contemporary
Experimental Art, Pavstos Biuzand Blvd., Yerevan (Armenia);
“Presumes innocents” centre d’art contemporain, Bordeaux (France).