Contemporary Dada Centennial Feature: Keith Chambers

As it is the first Friday in May, we have come to our second contemporary Dada artist feature: Keith Chambers, aka: Amalgamated Confusion.

About himself, Keith Chambers says, “I am not a dadaist, basically because I was born way after 1916, but also, I am not a nihilist. An iconoclast, maybe, but not a nihilist. Nonconformist is a good moniker.” He has also said, “. . . for the record, I cannot claim to be a dadaist, but instead, a neo-dadaist . . . I blame it all on time, but time seems to be blameless . . . ?”

Both are very Dadaist statements, as Dada hates to be labeled and instead prefers to break boundaries even as it sets them. In donning one, he seems to be casting it off at the same time. His work may speak more forcefully.

If you have been following the Friday Dada posts, you will have seen some of Keith’s work earlier. I have assembled those pieces along with a few older and newer works for your perusal. Enjoy!

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Keith Chambers: Orange

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Dada is self aware – Keith Chambers

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Surrender to pulchritude – Keith Chambers

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Keith Chambers- Redacted Dada Poem

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dada is in the ear… – Keith Chambers

The following photos document the most recent mailing from Keith to celebrate the Dada Centenary 1916-2016. It includes his Sunflower Tank commemorative artistamp sheets. I hope you enjoy perusing them as much as I enjoyed receiving them.

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Keith Chambers Dada Centenary mailing envelope

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Mirror image dada message postcard included inside – Keith Chambers

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Keith Chambers Sunflower Tank Commemorative Artistamp sheet 16/24

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Keith Chambers Sunflower Tank Commemorative Artistamp sheet 16/50

Keith’s work never fails to provoke deep thought, at least not in this recipient.

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Contemporary Dada Centennial Feature: Keith Chambers

  1. Hmmmm, and happy trash to you too . . . Namaste. For the record, I retract any claims of being a neo-dadaist, again, something outside of my timeline. I am who I am, a confused, curious and concerned member of the human race. Question convention and step away from the herd. See things for what they are and what they can be.

    • Whatever you are, whatever you choose to embrace, it works. Your visual presentations are unique, set apart from the rest and tend to make one pause to think. Any way you look at it, that’s not a half-bad achievement. Looking forward to more. 🙂

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