The Cuckoo Parchment and the Dyke
In February 1916 a group of artists, poets and draft-dodgers convened in Zurich to open The Cabaret Voltaire nightclub and found Dada – a cultural movement that redefined the rules of art and life itself. Almost a century later, Tristan Jarry – the world’s most famous artist – kidnaps Angelique Burr – the stepdaughter of the President of the United States of America. Leaving a trail of chaos and carnage in his wake, Tristan reveals to Angelique the motive for her abduction: the resurrection of Dada, the emancipation of imagination, and art-inspired revolution. What Tristan doesn’t reveal is the horrific truth of his endgame.
Published: 1 November 2011