Precisely in the ultimate oasis of parody, in the arena of pastiche, a song won that in its simplicity strived for sincerity, by an artist wearing a “S.O.S. Refugees” t-shirt and detesting the spectacle, against the backdrop of a sublime forest. A victory of authenticity, of activism, of the neo-romantic; of hoping in spite of; of metamodernism. Right?
“To pursue a horizon that is forever receding” (2019)
Text (NL) shortlisted for the essay competition of Het Zoekend Hert, rekto:verso, and Historische Uitgeverij
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