Sunday, June 15, 2014

6/21: LA-Di-DADA!! 2nd Annual Los Angeles Dada Festival at Beyond Baroque

Join Three Rooms Press on the West Coast as we present ¡LA DI DADA!, A Highly Eclectic Performance Event Hell-Bent on Blowing Minds, plus the official West Coast launch of Maintenant 8: Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art! Saturday, June 21, 2013, 3:30-6:00 pm at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Bl. Venice, CA 90291
, Phone 1-310-822-3006.

Prepare for an afternoon of incredibly provocative, eclectic art and performance on as Three Rooms Press presents ¡LA DI DADA! a wild ride of contemporary DaDa performance and poetry by leading maverick artists.

The event includes the West Coast launch of the internationally-renowned Maintenant 8: Journal of Contemporary DaDa Writing and Art (2014, Three Rooms Press), which features more than 100 visual and literary works by artists and writers worldwide. The event takes place Saturday, June 21, 3:30-6 pm at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice. Costumes encouraged.

Featured performers include performance artist-musician Exene Cervenka (X, The Knitters), famed playwright-poet Doug Knott (Last of the Knotts), performance poet extraordinaire Linda J. Albertano, award-winning Los Angeles poet-performer Laurel Ann Bogen, LA Dada founders Mike M. Mollett and Neal Skooter Taylor, DadaNY founders Joanie Hieger Fritz Zosike and Robert Hieger, and New York-based British/American performance poet Jane Ormerod. Additional performers include poet-playwright Jan Michael Alejandro, LA-based poet/storyteller Marie Lecrivain, Fluxus artist Bibiana Padilla Maltos and poet-performer Christian Georgescu. Three Rooms Press co-directors and New York-based performance artists Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges will host.

A highlight of this year's event will include an effort to conjure up the DADA spirit of artist/poet/racounteur Bob Brannaman. Plus special surprise guest stars will be on hand to perform and add to the adventure.

General admission is $10; discounted admission for seniors, students and Beyond Baroque members is $5. Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center is at 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, phone: 310-822-3006. For additional information and reservations, email

About Maintenant 8

Maintenant 8: A Journal of Contemporary DaDa Writing and Art (Three Rooms Press, 2014) is the most recent installment of an annual series published since 2005. The current issue features work by Charles Plymell, Mike Watt, Grant Hart, Gerard Malanga, A.D. Winans, Jerome Rothenberg, John M. Bennett, S.A. Griffin, Claude Pelieu, Mary Beach, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Joel Hubaut, Philip Meersman, Peter Waugh, Luc Fierens, Renaat Ramon, Patrice Lerochereuil and many more. Copies will be available for purchase at the event, and are available online at

About Three Rooms Press

Three Rooms Press is a fiercely independent New York-based publisher inspired by dada, punk and passion. Founded in 1993, it serves as a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative, including fiction, memoir, poetry translations, drama and art. In addition, Three Rooms Press produces and promotes a variety of literary and cultural events in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more, including readings, plays, workshops and concerts. Three Rooms Press books are distributed in the U.S. and internationally by PGW/Perseus.

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