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Dada, Extrinsic Comedy, and the Violence of Purity

Were it appropriate to define Dada, one might describe it as diametrically opposed to conceptions of purity, or any other structures seemingly pertaining to virtue or morality. If one shifts the connotation of purity to its alternate context, however — purity in the sense of sterility, as the product of some aggressive corrosion — it then appears fitting to Dada’s stated purposes, or lack thereof.

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