Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg
Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt/Main, 21.09.2019, 20 h
Territory/ Performance, 150 min.
Just when it has become increasingly difficult to distinguish right from wrong, we have to face a recurring global crisis, as authorities, in varying degrees, exploit those in weaker positions to gain more power. This is human history.
The body is an instrument for coming into contact with the world and a means to perceive it. In this personal habitat, a person sends and receives messages and generates meaning with others in the context of social and natural life. On the other hand, however, a person creates social distance to etiolate his connection, similar to a bubble that a living being makes to keep its distance to other creature. In the performance part that lasts two whole days, Mobed weaves a narrative in which he will get caught later on. This narrative, he believes, is a naked representation of reality. However, the patience and perseverance in the performance of “Disformission” results from long hours of focusing on actions and controlling emotions. The beginning and the end of this process-based performance do not really matter: it is about Mobed’s narration and the audience viewing it in passivity.
*1974 Teheran, Iran, lives and works in Teheran