The Notion of Reason no. 1
Digital Media, Still from video
Edition of 5
This artwork was added to Artious by Neda Z. Saz.
The Notion of Reason, presents the value of assiduity and persistence. In the video, the artist performs a children’s game played in Iran in which girls repeatedly thread a string through the skin or their palms until one child’s thread breaks and she loses. Inspiring visceral reactions, the game seems like a masochistic endeavor, even though, in actuality, the artist experiences no pain the string is in fact only threaded to the outermost, nerveless layer of skin. Thus, the piece opens a conversation about the oppressive condition of women but optimistically concludes that the individual may nonetheless ‘win’ at a game in which she finds herself caught.
This piece discuss about the condition that society imposes on the individual woman, and the impossibility of her overcoming these conditions, which accumulate and suffocate her, controlling her more than she can control them.
The link to video of “The Notion of Reason no. I” is available via Dropbox and it is possible to view a short trailer on Vimeo via this link; http://vimeo.com/nedazarfsaz This series also displayed at Mottahedan Projects at the same show in Dubai from April 20 to May 31 in 2013 as a two person show. (www.mottahedan.com)