Sophie Jung: The Day Teaches the Day, 16 Mar 2019 — 19 Jan 2020

Sophie Jung: The Day Teaches the Day

Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Cabaret Voltaire presents the exceptional performer Sophie Jung 10 years after their first collaboration. Jung skillfully interweaves the object into words and the verbal into objects. Thus, her great interest in the fleeting, multiple nature of objects, making them seem and shine without letting them become a static metaphor for particular meaning, places her perfectly in line with the Dadaists and their Readymades.

On the walls of her largest object to date – the innards of the Cabaret – she withdraws as the body of the speech act and hands over composition and reading mode to the discretion of her audience. Jung thus carries on the idea of the sculptural monument and the Gesamtkunstwerk: She gives the public responsibility for the assemblage of word and place. In this way, Jung’s intervention not only stimulates performance but turns the “installation”, i.e. the Cabaret Voltaire itself into a never-concluding body: She creates a performative installation in the best sense of the term.

It is the body of the visitor, the one who walks, turns, goes up and down who forges a specific yet never conclusive text, in a communal wreading of the never-ending „social” Gesamtkunstwerk.

Contacts & Details


Sun – Friday 11:30am – 5:30pm
Sat 9:30am – 5:30pm

Café / Bar
Mon – Thu 5:30pm – 12am
Fri 5:30pm – 2am
Sat 3pm – 2am
Sun 4pm – 10pm

T: +41 043 268 57 20

Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

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