Alexander will present his research for “Political Movements Part lll“ in studio 1. In earlier parts of the “Political Movements” project he has been working with politically charged phenomenons such as military marches. At MDT he has looked into different models and traditions of prayer not only how it is practiced in today’s society but also how prayer has been portrayed historically. The starting point for this is the physicality and movement vocabulary produced while practicing faith and religion i.e. the movements of prayer and ritualistic dancing. The topic of this project has its origin in a wide question: How are thoughts embodied?
Alexander Gottfarb is educated at Balettakademien in Stockholm and since several years based in Vienna.
About artist’s residency.