Sometimes I'm in Control, Sometimes I'm Not

Performance, 2020, Force Cups

Sometimes I'm in Control, Sometimes I'm Not is a performance piece by Pharaz Azimi reflecting his position towards society and its input/output elements on each individual.

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 digitalization, societal developments, or others forms of emotional challenges that carry barriers. Although one initially engages with these demands alone, it soon becomes a collective concern.