Decidophobia by Shirin Rezaei

The dynamic and ever-changing nature of man is overcome by the stagnant, frozen circumstances dominating the society; a society in which, unlike its definition, individuality can only be an illusion. ‘Decision-making’ is no longer based on personal preferences, but is predetermined for you. Sometimes the world around us makes fluidity and change so impossible that we surrender to passivity, leaving our decisions for others to make. Taking the individuals out of their contexts and investigating their individualism will make it obvious that their approbation or destruction is not within the scope of their authorities. When the power of making decisions is overcome by the coldness and inertia of the status quo, abandoning it and staying passive seems to be the safest position for many. ‘Decidophobia’ is a state in which the individual is not able to make a decision in certain circumstances. Those in a state of decidophobia relinquish other people or outside agents to decide, and they will accept anything illustrated by others as the truth.


(/ˈnuqt'a/) is a colloquial term used in Farsi meaning dot.
A Project by NULLSIGHT, Media arts collective from Tehran, collection of conceptual, practical, and technology-oriented objects, contributing to the promotion of the media-art business.
What defines the identity of distinction is where the self ends and the other begins: the point in which the individual body and the social framework is shaped. NOXTE is based on this idea of liberation of bodies and going beyond boundaries.
The mystical revelation & free exploration of mind & soul while experiencing the trauma of living in the third world country, limitations, boundaries and different kind of social orders, are what NOXTE is trying to observe & share as a different value of art.
The idea of going beyond the boundaries, ignoring the reality & seeking in deeper concepts is the manifest in how the works are selected: the objects that lost their original function for their were merely used decoratively; similar to body itself that is now an old-fashioned entity, falling to pieces in different frameworks.