Primasens, 1886 - S. Abbondio, 1927, poet, playwright and writer of various topics, his work is infused with philosophical roots and religious aspirations. Exerted the most varied artistic activities, and he is known primarily as one of the main drivers of Dadaism, the counterculture movement that sought to free art from its conventions and bonds; all in the decadent atmosphere prior to the First World War. Co-founder of the legendary Cabaret Voltaire, Ball led the Dada movement in Zurich, and one of the characters is credited with naming the movement "Dada", which was founded after choosing a random word from a dictionary.
He later worked for a short time as a journalist, for Freie Zeitung in Bern and eventually retired to the canton of Ticino (Switzerland) where he lived a religious and relatively poor life. Among other activities, some works translated into German anarchist Mikhail Bakunin.