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».
Since the beginning of Zodiac, decades before the birth of Dada, it has its own very special «Manta Ray» form, that distinguishes tnmp’s unique design from all other.
Cabaret Voltaire and Zodiac both use orange – not the presidential face orange – to highlight and color their precise actions and gestures.
Out of these coincidences the «Orange Manta Ray Form» arose like the aquila and cygnus constellations in summer and like a singularity, light years away opening up a gravitational force nobody can resist. Guided by the star constellations and driven by this force the «Orange Manta Ray Form» was created, combining the inner most essences of Zodiac and
Cabaret Voltaire like two elementary particles forming matter.
Cabaret Voltaire and Zodiac will reveal this artwork on the 20th of November at 18:30 in Cabaret Voltaire.
The first coincidental Big Bang created a magic tool for a «Flight out of Time», the «Orange Manta Ray Form» watch, and is the lucky beginning of beautiful friendship.