In the Russian short story, Hoc Nos, Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol observed, “Perfect nonsense goes on in the world. Sometimes there is no plausibility at all.” In a world of brutal rationality, an evening of perfect nonsense is exactly what is needed. Welcome to the Surrealist Salon. On Saturday evening at Kolaj Fest New Orleans, we will come together for The Surrealist Salon, an evening of collage, community, and culture. Inspired by The Rothschild Surrealist Ball, our salon will have collage animations, stories, music, and art. Attendees are encouraged to embrace New Orleanians' love of costumes and join us for a remarkable evening in which we "evoke the mystery without which the world would not exist” and have a good time doing so.Among the activities planned: The CollabSlab, a large collaborative collage made during Kolaj Fest New Orleans, will be ceremoniously cut into pieces and given away. Paul & Kathryn Kramer Waters will screen a collage video. Elke Desutter will share a selection of body parts collected during the festival. Mia van Leeuwen will lead a collage performance of THINGS:SPEAK. Collage Animations made at Kolaj Fest New Orleans will be shared. And a parade of collage-inspired costumers will compete for a chance to crush the Golden Egg.André Breton told us, “The imaginary is what tends to become real.” The Surrealist Salon is an opportunity to manifest this idea in a spirit of fun and joy. The Surrealist Salon is open to everyone. Kolaj Fest New Orleans Registrants receive a ticket as part of their registration. Additional tickets are $10 before the event, $15 at the door. Doors open at 7PM, Program starts at 7:30PM. Kolaj Fest New Orleans Registrants: A ticket to this event is included in your registration. To find out more about Kolaj Fest New Orleans go HERE. To register for Kolaj Fest New Orleans go HERE.