Dada’s Women

collaborative mixed-media works by composer Sonia Allori and artist Vaia Paziana based on 'Dada's Women' by Ruth Hemus

Dada’s Women intervention at the Hatton – with links to new music and video

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Arriving at the gallery in Newcastle:

 

The Gathering explained:

Gathering installation at the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle

 

Installing and settling in…

 

A glimpse through a neighbouring installation with guests:

 

Vaia and Sonia took inspiration from work titles that encapsulate HH’s subversive and ever-evolving way of life and art practice to create an audio-visual sense of ‘not being limited by orders nor borders and being on the move close to the ground maybe but never too grounded’.

Views of the installation: 

 

Sonia’s lyrics adapted from Hannah Höch quotes and invitations for creative responses for audience members and community groups:

 

Some fantastic responses from guests during the event:

 

Ruth and Sonia exploring the ‘Exploding Collage’ exhibition:

 

Links to Sonia’s music:

Memorial to an important lace shirt’

‘Never keep both feet on the ground’

and the video

Our team and what we are leaving behind for others to continue…

 

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Dada’s Women – The story continues

Arty title shot! Thanks Don!

Arty title shot! Thanks Don!

Hello! This is Sonia Allori again with the next thrilling instalment (!?) of Dada’s Women – The Opera. To recap a little … I’m a musician and composer and part of the Flip Artists mentoring programme for disabled artists in 2015. The project I am developing (you may remember) concerns the creation of an opera with subject matter drawn from the female members of the early 20th Century Dada artistic movement.

Six months have passed since the research trip to Zurich in February and in the interim there has been a whole lot of planning, thinking, discussion, a bit more thinking and all framed within a healthy dose of self-doubt for good measure! I’ve since learned that this is a quite a normal stage in the development of a new work. This is by far the largest-scale work I have written and from the very beginning the process has been different and fairly overwhelming. This I have been assured is also quite a usual reaction!?
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Dada’s women in Switzerland

An introduction
Dr. Sonia Allori – Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich.

Dr. Sonia Allori – Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich.

Hello! This is Sonia Allori. I’m a musician and composer and move about the planet in a wheelchair which is sometimes frustrating and usually eventful (especially given my knack for finding pot-holes)!

The project I have been developing with the support of Flip Artists concerns the creation of an opera with subject matter drawn from the female members of the early 20th Century Dada artistic movement. 
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