An Artful Disguise
29 November 2011
Zürich's Cabaret Voltaire is widedly regarded as the birthplace of Dada, and it is here where we met Philipp Meier, the historic performace space's current director. Although Philipp was initially opposed to its current incarnation, he eventually became intrigued by the contradiction between Dada's anarchistic leanings and the institutionalization of the club which spawned them. He accepted the club's directorship in 2003. He constantly considers what “Dada might be in the present day, and how Dadaists would make art today.” For The Avant/Garde Diaries, he introduces the figure MacGhillie, a camouflage suit brought to life by artists, activists, and everyday people.
Learn more about the Cabaret Voltaire HERE.
Production: Three Hearts Productions, Cleo Vogler & Vanessa Obrecht / Filming & Photos: Cleo Vogler & Paul Meaden / Sound: Alysha Sayami Vogler / Editing: Cleo Vogler & Myrtille Moniot / Dominik Locher as MacGhillie / Music: Bunnystripes