The Bishop Project

My brother and I exhibited a poetry and photography project …


In 1916 Hugo Ball, founder of the Dada Movement, wrote and performed the nonsensical poem Karawane. It wasn’t received that well. In fact, he was “carried down off the stage like a magical bishop.” My brother recreated this performance at Lawrence University.

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We then decided to take this character, this bishop, this stranger from another world, and plant him into our modern society to explore and learn. But as he assimilated, he grew cynical. We documented his brief stay on this world:

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Other elements leading up to the show included a custom website, a poster, a live performance with flying lettuce, and then the exhibit itself.

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We plan to turn this into some type of book soon.

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