Arm Wrestling with Super Sohrab
Arm Wrestling with Super Sohrab, 2015
1 mins 45 secs
Super Sohrab, Sohrab Kashani's alter-ego is an unsuccessful part-time super hero who uses satire and failure in his attempts to fix local and global sociopolitical problems. Through the documentation of his failures Super Sohrab addresses the issues as well as in text and in interviews. In his attempts Super Sohrab has addressed the US sanctions on Iran, visa complications for Iranians, Tehran's air pollution among other pressing topics affecting Iranians in Iran and in diaspora. The Super Sohrab series comprise performative interventions presented in photographs, videos, comics and text.
For the duration of five hours, Super Sohrab arm wrestled with more than 50 Geneva residents passing by a busy street in Geneva. During the arm-wrestle, Super Sohrab and his opponents engaged in conversations about one another, shared personal stories and talked politics, power and love.