Sometimes I am in control, sometimes not

SIAIC, SN is a performance piece by Pharaz Azimi reflecting his position towards society and its input/output elements on each individual.

Stills from the video

The tireless act of putting things in order symbolizes optimization and adaptation of machines in order to respond to the external pressure and dictated values of the system. The manual repetition during the performance symbolically represents the reaction of humans to their environment through physical movement. It can refer to the pandemic as well as to digitalization, societal developments, or other forms of emotional challenges that carry barriers. Although one initially engages with these demands alone, it soon becomes a collective concern.

Video: Pharaz Azimi
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