In Dog ma'am God from 2013 and Dying to be Alive two years later, HGDC were concerned with how external factors (ideology, dogma, nature) rule our lives. In Leap of Faith they turn inwards, to our self-inflicted boundaries and the constant urge to break them.
The skillful craftsman Daedalus sits huddled over his work desk, making sketches, measuring, calculating, and assembling. It has to be something innovative and with great vision, breaking the monotony of everyday ritual. His son Icarus is bored as he stares up at the sky, feels the warmth from the sun, dreaming about the impossible. That's where freedom lies, in the hazardous flight.
The risk of stumbling is very present. The foundation is made of hope, based on myths, an endless amount of information, and an increasingly unreliable language. Do we have time to learn all this? Did we forget something along the way while we were preoccupied with making impossible choices based on trust? It's challenging to find a balance between longing for control and the plethora of temptations and possibilities available to us. The world is still real. And thankfully, we are still ourselves.
"Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire. The world, unfortunately, is real; I, unfortunately, am Borges."– Jorge Luis Borges, Borges A/Z
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