Since 2008, Three Rooms Press has published MAINTENANT: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art. Our next issue, MAINTENANT 15, will be a major color compendium of some of the most radical and compelling artists and writers from around the globe. We are now accepting unsolicited submissions of dada art and writing. No submission fee. We encourage submissions from everywhere on the planet. To find out more, click on the submit button below. All submissions are done through Submittable.com. You will need to sign up on their website in order to submit. The submission period begins November 15 and runs through February 14, 2021.
The theme for MAINTENANT 15 is: HUMANITY: THE REBOOT.
If the early 20th-century Dadaist rebelled against everything that led up to the Great War, then today’s Neo-Dadaist must riposte, “We will not return to normal.” With climate change, warmongering, and total inequality, pandemic, authoritarianism, and more–who needs to revive the same world?
Be inventive. Be satirical. Be absurd. Of course these are just words from our past as well. Take the first plunge with TO BE. And envisage how humanity can reboot its petty-grasping-self.
Like usual with a reboot, the computer comes back on and you are sitting in the same place and the computer screen looks exactly the same except for a notification stating that you shut down your machine because of a problem. Do you want to report this problem? Well report the problem as a poem, or painting, or collage, or word art, or photo. You are the thinker in control.
Forget about the wounds that have healed. Perhaps Dada will reboot as AdAd? How do we circumvent the new normal that arises before its’s begun? Through the creative process.
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