Vic Goes Gaga For Dada

Jim Moir, aka Vic Reeves, will present Gaga for Dada: The Original Art Rebels on BBC Four.


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The channel has just announced its BBC Four Goes Conceptual season, which will include a special programme to mark the 100th anniversary of Dada presented by Jim Moir, better known as Vic Reeves.

In the one-off special, he will be taking us on “an irreverent trip into the world of the avant-garde art group that became one of the most influential movements of the 20th century” with the help of some more big names in the world of comedy – Armando Iannucci, Terry Gilliam and Arthur Smith.

BBC Four says: “Jim Moir first encountered Dada as a student at art school and his alter ego Vic Reeves has often been compared to Dada cabaret. In this film, Jim explores those connections by restaging an early Dada performance in Zurich’s Cabaret Voltaire where the movement first began, recreating lost artworks and devising some new ones in an entertaining and eccentric approach to re-telling the Dada story.”

Jim/Vic has commented: “I first came across Dada at art school in the early 80s. It was funnier and 20th century, it was the DADA-ists who proved the most important – giving birth, not only to a lot of modern art, but also shaping comedy, music and political protest.”

Gaga for Dada: The Original Art Rebels is set to air on BBC Four in the autumn.

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