John Cage's Words Out of Joseph Beuys' Hat

Elina Brotherus

After Tristan Tzara, Manifesto on feeble love and bitter love, 1920. To make a dadaist poem. Take a newspaper. Take a pair of scissors. Choose an article as long as you are planning to make your poem. Cut out the article. Then cut out each of the words that make up this article and put them in a bag. Shake it gently. Then take out the scraps one after the other in the order in which they left the bag. Copy conscientiously. The poem will be like you.

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Original Title
John Cage’s Words Out of Joseph Beuys’ Hat
Finnish Title

John Cagen sanoja Joseph Beuysin hatusta

English Title

John Cage's Words Out of Joseph Beuys' Hat

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Elina Brotherus (Author), Elina Brotherus (Cinematographer), Antti Ikonen (Composer), Elina Brotherus (Director), Lauri Astala (Editor), Elina Brotherus (Editor), Antti Ikonen (Sound Design), Elina Brotherus (Actor), Eglantine Mercader (Actor), Lauri Astala (Post-prod Supervisor)
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Elina Brotherus lives and works in Finland and France. She holds an MFA degree in Photography from the University of Art and Design Helsinki. The photographs and videos of Brotherus deal with subjective experiences, the presence and absence of love as well as more formal issues. Her current work is centered on the relation of the human figure and landscape, and on the gaze of an artist on his/her model. Her works have been shown widely in Finland and abroad, including Saatchi Gallery in London (2012), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark (2012), Gallery Heino (2012), Bozar Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels (2012), and many others.

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