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DADAMantra – suite in 7 acts



The sound installation is composed of five most widely spread world religions and its main prayers: Christianity, Islam, Jewish, Buddhism and Hinduism. I have cut up the most important religious texts from each religion. Afterwards I have put them into seven separate pieces picking words by chance. In creating a new prayer – DADAMantra I used aleatory method of creating an artefact, referring to Tristan Tzara, who used this method for writing poetry in the twenties of previous century.
New prayer is recited by a computer generated voice and read by a computer program. All emotiveness is thus deprived from the interpretation. Each of the seven prayers are intended for seven days of the week.
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