Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Zone C Independent Project

Cabaret V12, 2012

Suitable for all ages

The Distillery Historic District

Dada Reboot!

Thom Sokoloski - Toronto, Canada


Dadaism is a cultural movement that began in ZurichSwitzerland during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1922.  "Dada" was born out of negative reaction to the horrors of World War I.

This international movement was begun by a group of artists and poets associated with the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. Dada rejected reason and logic, prizing nonsense, irrationality and intuition. The name 'Dada' was reputedly arrived at during a meeting of the group when a paper knife stuck into a French-German dictionary happened to point to 'dada', a French word for 'hobbyhorse." 
The movement primarily involved visual artsliteraturepoetry,art manifestoesart theoryperformance, and graphic design.

Dada Reboot! is a curated collective expression of contemporary artists and how they engage with the ideas and artistry of the Dada Movement.


55 Mill Street

This project is both indoors and outdoors.