Roi Alter’s (IL, 1980) artistic work emanates from a critical observation upon western society and its contemporary modus operandi. With human history being conceived as nothing but the “register of the crimes follies and misfortunes of mankind” as Voltaire had put it, Alter attempts to act in as remote manner as possible from what he identifies as the prevailing elements of that modus operandi. And so, through a process of via negativa, Alter tries to crystalize artworks that function as an introspective mechanism exposing the ever-reoccurring collapse of human rationale and integrity.
Franz Müller’s Wire Spring is Roi Alter’s contemporary staging of Kurt Schwitters’ short DaDa story Franz Müllers Drahtfrühling. The protagonist of the story (Franz Müller) causes
the outbreak of the Great Glorious Revolution by simply standing in one place. Under the direction of Roi Alter this story is revitalised in a theatrical, musical and sculptural circus arena around the standing man. In this circus arena story, sound, image, actors and audience mingle with each other. A selection of work which were used as props in the play will be presented at POPPOSITIONS 2019.