We are born into a society of rules, norms and set patterns
of behavior and are subjected to them from that moment on.
There’s a certain naturalness given to these rules and a
strict policy of “no questions asked” is followed. Sadly by
default, the person is bound to follow them and end up feeling
trapped or contained in that set up. The pressure to belong
forces his/her to always respond appropriately and with the
respect for system.
Here, I use the form of the container to represent limited/
bounded space that is the act of con ning/con nement by the
pre-given setup. A container is a very commonly used object,
generally used to store and sort things out. In my work, there
is a repetition of the image of the container almost like a
motif, intentionally isolated and compulsive reproduction of
this rather mundane form is to highlight its structural patterning and
performative composition. This conformist tendency
of our society slowly entraps the subject within its walls.
Interestingly, the word ‘wall’ makes us think of words like
’boundary’ and ‘limitation’. Furthermore, ‘boundary’ implies a
sense of security and ‘limited’ implies suppression indicating
a contradiction. The structure provides security and a level
of certainty and we knowingly abide by its stipulations if
for nothing but the tried and tested quality of the pathway it marks.