Carlos Amorales, Learn to Fuck Yourself
Carlos Amorales, Learn to Fuck Yourself, 2017 Gouache on paper, 128 x 180 cm, Image courtesy of Kurimanzutto and Estudio Amorales, Photo: Abigail Enzaldo and Emilio Garcia

Come and enjoy the Carlos Amorales's very performative installation for the last time!

Carlos Amorales created huge gouache drawings covering all the walls of the medieval house, that was first mentioned in the books shortly after Dante Alighieri wrote his «Divine Comedy». The vulgar expressions in the drawings do not just comment on today’s medieval style of our time, but also boldly challenge the artistic performances, the daily consumption and the social interaction happening in Cabaret Voltaire, the birthplace of Dada and elsewhere.

With «Learn To Fuck Yourself», Amorales therefore creates a performative installation that produces a new visionary utopia by occupying and mutilating the whole of this historically meaningful place.

In the frame of Amorales' «Learn To Fuck Yourself» installation, Cabaret Voltaire produced a limited edition «Learn To Fuck Yourself» Absinthe (100 bottles) with the drawings as labels. Yo can buy the bottles at the bar or order here.

Revelation: November 20th, 18:30 in Cabaret Voltaire Zurich

When God recently visited Cabaret Voltaire in the form of a marionette puppet, he said: «First there was the word. And then there was action. But in between there was a tons of protoplasm – he actually spoke German and said: «Ur-Schleim» – and coincidence.» In the happy collaboration between Cabaret Voltaire and Zodiac there was a lot of coincidence and even some protoplasm. It started with a word.

Zodiac approached Cabaret Voltaire this May 2018 to rent the space for an event, but as soon as Zodiac was caught in the protoplasm of Cabaret Voltaire, the Dada legacy and spirit, quite immediately words became action. The idea to create something together ignited all protoplasma and opened up the space for coincidence.

So, Cabaret Voltaire and Zodiac met for a brainstorming in the headquarters of Zodiac and within the blink of an eye understood, that they love form and they love orange. Dada, by creating protoplasmic chaos and eternally working with coincidence, was always longing for a «new form».

Cabaret Voltaire Studio at the TEMPO Festival in Rio de Janeiro

This year's TEMPO Festival edition will feature a special «Cabaret Voltaire Studio», where Brazilian and two «Original Cabaret Voltaire Artists» will create a new «Cabaret Voltaire» in Rio de Janeiro from the 22.10. – 27.10.2018, culminating in the to installative and performative Soirées on the Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th.  

After «Cabaret Voltaire Goiânia» this will be the second Cabaret Voltaire in Brazil. We love to eat people and to be eaten - Antopofagia. Tupi or no tupi, that is the qeustion!

We thank Pro Helvetia for making this possible!