Outcast, 2017, machinima from Grand Theft Auto V in-game video editor (PC), voice-over by Gazi Mrah (website),
texts based from Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Richard Bach), special thanks to HUMlab, Umeå University

A narrator in a style of a self-help guru is telling a story based from Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a seagull who is bored with daily squabbles over food and who instead is trying to learn about life, flight, and self-perfection. Seized by a passion for flight, he pushes himself and learns everything he can about flying. His increasing unwillingness to conform finally results in his expulsion from the flock. Now an outcast, he continues to learn, becoming increasingly pleased with his abilities while leading a peaceful and happy life.

Outcast, 2017, installation view from the group exhibition Meanwhile / Umeå Academy of Fine Arts MFA Exhibition at Bildmuseet (May 2019), Umeå, Sweden, from left to right: Horses and Heroes by Sally von Rosen (website), Outcast by Jonne Hansson,
photos by Laura Cemin (website)

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Outcast, installation view

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Outcast, installation view