Too late to clean

Video
Duration: 3:38
2018
Exhibited in Without Words – Pre-show of the international group exhibition and exchange between Iranian and European artists curated by Laura Puska and Sanaz Raffii
Paay Gaah art studio, Tehran, Iran 2018

This video is showing a situation where things have been left undone and a catastrophe is about to break out. A condition where the mess has escalated functions as a metaphor for an individual crisis of piled up personal problems as well as a larger scale humanitarian and climate crisis. The common thing in both is the loss of control as a consequence of neglecting attention before it’s too late. Making a mess is often impulsive and fast action, whereas cleaning, repairing and maintaining takes much longer time to execute and is not very highly valued work in our society.

In the video I am introspecting the destructive power and evilness of myself and humans as a species, which occurs when seeking for pleasure but also when doing the most normal daily life things. The destructiveness seems to be built inside the identity and lifestyle of a modern human being.