Wednesday, 7 July 2010


The unparalleled, unseen interventions between the perceptual motions of catharsis and the anti-philosophical bovine nature of vestigial physics.
MSI-ISM (miz-eye-izm) : The clandestine sub-movement of surrealism and dadaism.
This was spearheaded by Andre Breton, Tristan Tzara, Joan Miro and Andre Masson, sometime before the initial conception of the Dadaist movement.
They believed that art was purest only when juxtaposed with the contradictory, and that it was inextricably linked to the visceral qualities of meat, and the delicacy and intricacies of natural forms.
Breton believed that "the blood of the artist must pass from arteries, through to the finely drawn contours of a flower."
Masson and Miro, both firm pioneers of the hidden correlation between astrology and emotion, began to map out complex esoteric diagrams, with little information given to the interpreter.
Whilst giving a reading of these diagrams in the Nouvelle France brasserie, Miro was questioned to explain the meaning of the diagrams to a disillusioned audience. "The invisible screens between space and prolonged sleep," Miro retorted, "might well derive a sense of ferocious behaviour. The roughness and warmth of a brick will undoubtedly astonish the crowd."

The Msiists practiced collage, photo montage, frottage, automatic drawing and photography, but all of these creative avenues were underpinned by the overwhelming precedence of the spoken and written word.

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