“Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.” - J.K. Rowlings
2min 35sec | DV | 2008
It's a natural response for teenagers to question and react against their cultural conditioning. Song for Disobedient Youth is an exhortation to embrace unfettered joy and chaos before the agonies of adulthood set in. It invites the viewer to momentarily indulge in the fantasy of youthful rebellion, self-discovery, recklessness, love, disregard, dream and contempt that continues to escape us as we are pulled further into the constructs of age and culture.
TEXT & VIDEO: written, recorded, edited & performed by T.Becker | 2008 still images - thank you students | public domain footage from Prelinger Archives