Cabaret Voltaire

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Cabaret Voltaire is the famous nightclub in Zurich, Switzerland known to be the birthplace of the Dada art movement. Hugo Ball, its founding member, famously presented his Opening Manifesto dressed in a cubist costume as a magical bishop.

There’s something about Dadaism that’s always spooked me, in a weird I-can’t-not-look kind of ways.

I love this still from the film, “Dada in Nuce,” which was shown at Cabaret Voltaire last year (2015). There’s something so beautiful, powerful, mysterious, and eerie about it, but I really love the double exposure and the charcoal-drawing quality to it. There’s something soft about it, amidst all the creepy overtones.


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