THE OBSERVER AND THE OBSERVED
MICHAEL HAFFTKA . VORTICE DANCE COMPANY
“The Observer and The Observed” is a projected installation, a collaboration between the artist Michael Hafftka, New York, and the Vortice Dance Company, Portugal. The work was inspired by a Hafftka painting with the same title, which references thoughts expressed by Jiddu Krishnamurti.
Art: Michael Hafftka
Artistic Director/Choreographer Cláudia Martins & Rafael Carriço
Videography / Soundtrack Rafael Carriço
Costume Designer Cláudia Martins
Music: “Open a Crack” by Feeding Goats
(Michael Hafftka – guitar, Yonat Hafftka - theremin, Viktor Jansåker - guitar)
Text: Michael Hafftka
Duration 6 minutes
Supported by Republica Portuguesa / Direção Geral das Artes
WikiArt: The Observer And The Observed
“"The division in our lives is the structure of thought, which is the action of the observer who thinks himself separate. He further thinks of himself as the thinker, as something different from his thought. But there can be no thought without the thinker and no thinker without the thought."