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If the dada movement was sparked by a feeling among artists that the entire world, at war with itself, had gone insane, now seems as good a time as any for its resurgence. “Dangling (as in suspense)” was explicitly inspired by the recent dada exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, but this is no simple recreation of a bygone period—though one piece does look like it could have been ripped off the National Gallery’s wall and smuggled to Silver Spring. (You’ll know which one.) Others, though, use new media to create the emotionally repellent feeling associated with dada: Jason Zimmerman’s piece Field Dressing is video and audio footage, running in a loop, of his father gutting and cleaning a deer he has just killed. Nearby is an interactive sculpture—a stack of orange rubber wrist bracelets stamped with the word “coercion”; a sign behind informs that they are “free for the culpable.” Take one for yourself while the exhibition is on view from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, to Friday, Sept. 29, at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Free. (301) 608-9101. (Ryan Grim)