Question everything but this statement

“Question everything but this statement” is a message to the observer to understand that it is ok to change your mind in the light of new evidence.

The piece started with a little girl inspecting a butterfly, then a little Alice in Wonderland, and now she is looking closely at a miniature version of herself. 

The idea here was to play with people’s perceptions by setting up an expectation in the mind of Instagram/ Facebook followers of Bergen street art. When they ventured to see the image in real life, on the street, they would be met with a slightly different image than they expected to see.

So many problems exist in the world because we are too rigid in our understandings of what we perceive. Imagine a world where political decisions were made, based on empirical evidence rather than biases and preconceptions of things.

We are conditioned to think that being wrong about something is negative, and some people will fight to the death to uphold their beliefs, even when an objective truth is staring them in the face.

“Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to disagree with you.”

– Richard Dawkins

To think critically about the world around you, is the most important thing you can do in this day and age.  Don’t play into the hands of those presenting an agenda to make your society safer through heightened security.

“Question everything but this statement” is a a follow up to the controversial piece “Enjoy the real thing”, which was removed from U.Pihl.Huset on the 4th of January 2017.

 

Why people are reluctant to look at facts.

Why Facts Don't Convince People (and what you can do about it)

Facts don't convince people. It's better to appeal to people's sense of tribal unity.Edit #2: Several people have objected to the imagery of "tribal" in the video. You're absolutely right, and I see how the imagery can take away from the message. I was trying to symbolize "cavemen," but I just suck at drawing. My apologies. It was never meant to symbolize Native American tribes.Edit #1: Well, this video has blown up! And a lot of people have asked for citations to studies. Here are some of the studies I referenced in the video. The brain and political beliefshttps://phys.org/news/2016-12-hard-wired-brain-circuitry-political-belief.html UNC study on “backfire effect”https://www.unc.edu/~fbaum/teaching/articles/PolBehavior-2010-Nyhan.pdf Less empathy towards “other” groupshttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090630173815.htm

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Operation Mockingbird- The Frank Church committee (1975).

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