Iran, Afghanistan, Palestine and Dagestan - regions known for their difficult political situation and restricted living conditions. But their inhabitants have developed a circus culture that is incomparable to the rest of the world.
Johanna-Maria Fritz tells of political clowns in Gaza, whose performance reflects the absurdity of life on the front line between Hamas and the Isreali army, and of circus schools that want to show Afghan children an alternative path. It shows the ancient tradition of tightrope walking in the North Caucasus and a circus in Iran that spreads friends and fun despite Islamic dictatorship.
The title "Like a Bird" takes up the statement of a little boy about his circus life and represents the essence of the work, which is an ongoing project.
Dimensions: 24cm x 25cm
Texts: Philip Malzahn
Language: English, Wolof, Farsi, Dari, Arabic, Russian, Hindi, Indonesian
Design: Ramon Pez