The Dada art movement began in 1916 in the heart of Zurich’s historic district. Dadaist friends of Hugo Ball and Emmy Hennings met in Cabaret Voltaire and from here the ironic and vocal artistic group took over the world.
Among the Dadaists’ most famous works are their ‘sound poems’. In such poems, the sound of the words is more important than their meaning.
Sound and later simultaneous poetry were more or less the precursors to today’s slam poetry.
They paved the way for subsequent generations to explore collage, experimental music and performance.
Needless to say, they were well ahead of their time.