During the First World War, there was a new pool of artists fleeing the war from countries that were involved. This led to the a rise of a new movement called Dadaism. Dadaism was a completely experimental, hyper-abstract artform that started out as performance art and later shifted to visual arts. Alexander started out the year studying Dadaism and the cultural context from which it arose. He aspires to follow in the footsteps of these experimental artists creating provocative, hyper-abstract films.