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Futurism, Surrealism, Dadaism

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F.T. Marinetti, Manifesto of Futurism (1909)
We affirm that the world’s magnificence has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed. A racing car whose hood is adorned with great pipes, like serpents of explosive breath – a roaring car that seems to ride on grapeshot is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace.

Enrico Cavacchioli, Let the Moon be Damned
if you want to live, go tet a mechanical heart,
inhale the red-hot blast of furnaces
and powder your lovely face with chimney soot;
then shoot a million volts into your system!

André Breton, Le Manifeste du Surréalism (1924)
Surrealism is a pure psychic automatism by which it is intended to express, either verbally or in writing, the true function of thought. Thought dictated in the absence of all control exerted by reason, and outside all aestethic or moral preoccupations.
It is based on the belief in the superior reality of certain forms of association heretofore neglected, in the omnipotence of the dream, and in the disinterested play of thought. It leads to the permanent destruction of all other psychic mechanisms and to its substitution for them in the solution of the principle problems of life.

Francis Picabia, Cannibal Dada Manifesto
DADA, as for it, it smells of nothing, it is nothing, nothing, nothing.
It is like your hopes: nothing
like your heaven: nothing
like your idols: nothing
like your politicians: nothing
like your heros: nothing
like your artists: nothing
like your religion: nothing.
Whistle, shout, smash my face in and then what? I tell you that you are all mugs. In three months my friend and I will be selling you our paintings for plenty of francs.

Tristan Tzara, To make a Dadaist Poem (1924)
Take a newspaper.
Take some scissors.
Choose from this paper an article of the length you want to make your poem.
Cut out the article.
Next carefully cut out each of the words that make up this article and put them all in bag.
Shake gently.
Next take out each cutting one after the other.
Copy conscientiously in the order in which they left the bag.
The poem will resemble you.
And there you are – an infinitely original author of charming sensibility.
even though unappreciated by the vulgar herd.

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