40 Animated Dadaistic Collages That Will Trip You Out

Dadaism is a style of art meant to bring into light the ridiculousness of our modern world. It’s characterized by both an embrace and critique of the world we live in. Collage Artist Matthieu Bourel (The Singing Canary on Tumblr) creates gorgeous dadaesque gifs – exploring themes of self-reflection, introversion, and perspective. I’ve compiled 40 of my favorites, taken from his Tumblr. The titles of his pieces are on point!

40 Animated Dadaistic Collages That Will Trip You Out


am·bi·gu·i·ty – ambəˈɡyo͞owədē – noun
“The quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness.”

“At the First Sight”

at first sight – phrase of sight
“On first seeing or meeting someone.”


at·trac·tion – əˈtrakSH(ə)n – noun
“The action or power of evoking interest, pleasure, or liking for someone or something.”


au·ton·o·my – ôˈtänəmē – noun
“Freedom from external control or influence; independence.”

“Biological Clock”

bi·o·log·i·cal clock – bīəˈläjəkəl kläk – noun
“An innate mechanism that controls the physiological activities of an organism that change on a daily, seasonal, yearly, or other regular cycle.”

“Clouds Room”

cloud – kloud – noun
“A visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground.”



con·fu·sion – kənˈfyo͞oZHən – noun
“Lack of understanding; uncertainty.”

“Control Freak”

con·trol freak – informal noun
“A person who feels an obsessive need to exercise control over themselves and others and to take command of any situation.”


struc·ture – strək(t)SHər – noun
“The arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex.”

“Docteur Rainbow”

rain·bow – rānˌbō – noun
“Any display of the colors of the spectrum produced by dispersion of light.”


dream·er – drēmər – noun
“A person who is unpractical or idealistic.”


pres·sure – preSHər – noun
“The continuous physical force exerted on or against an object by something in contact with it.”



ed·u·ca·tion – ejəˈkāSH(ə)n – noun
“The process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university.”


ex·plore – ikˈsplôr – verb
“Travel in or through (an unfamiliar country or area) in order to learn about or familiarize oneself with it.”


gen·er·a·tion·al – jenəˈrāSH(ə)nəl – adjective
“Relating to or characteristic of all the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively.”

“High on Life”

Medical definition of high: an excited, euphoric, or stupefied state; especially one produced by or as if by a drug.