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One hundred years ago today, in Zurich, Hugo Ball (1886 – 1927) introduced the world to Dada.
“How does one achieve eternal bliss? By saying dada. How does one become famous? By saying dada. With a noble gesture and delicate propriety. Till one goes crazy. Till one loses consciousness.”
The full text of the Dada Manifesto read by Hugo Ball at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich on 14 July 1916.
It’s shorter than I’d expected.