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Do you know what’s happening?
Do you get by in today’s society?
Do you understand what it means to be a good person?
To take responsibility for your actions?
Do you know what things should truly concern you and what things you should just shrug off?
I mean: do you get it?
Do you know how to act?
What to fucking wear?
What to feel and think and do?
Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir sure doesn’t. She is as confused about today’s world as any other sane person. Our post-truth, almost post-capitalistic, definitely post-great society can be an overwhelming, troubling, scary, unsafe place. Whatever we think we know to be true, is also untrue. We walk a pale blue desert filled with question marks instead of palm trees.
All that uncertainty has one huge advantage: it allows us to play. When you’re lost in a desert, it doesn’t really matter which way we go anyway.
No one really knows what is up and what is down anymore, where the
centre of the universe lies, where to vacation and what to bring with us.
Can we even ask those questions, knowing travel is so detrimental to everything around us, now that engaging in airfare has become the new smoking, the new murder, the new don’t-ever-do-that?
Smoking is the new meth popping.
Sleep deprivation is the new black.
Social media are the new eyes.
Horror movies aren’t even necessary anymore.
Generation Contradiction doesn’t care so much about answers. It instead represents the confusion, bewilderment and shape shifting reality we find ourselves in everyday, that whole where-the-hell-are-we and where-are-we-heading. For now, Helgadóttir says yes to all or our questions. Yes, of very course.
Generation Contradiction, 2019, video 00:08:51
Video by Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir
Music by Gunnar Gunnsteinsson