Harmony Korine teamed up with Gucci and Snapchat to make a (meaningless) short film

There is a peculiar kind of alchemy that happens at the point where massive amounts of money and highly regarded artists converge: everything in the vicinity becomes meaningless. (Call it an existential voidout.) Snapchat and Gucci collaborated with respected filmmaker Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers, The Beach Bum) on a pair of Snapchat Spectacles — the connected glasses nobody used — exclusively for this year’s Miami Art Basel. And then Korine shot a short film with them. Here is that film, which is titled Duck Duck. I’ll wait while you watch it.

I’m sure if I were an ambitious undergraduate film student, I’d be able to find some meaning here, some fragment of poetry, but what this triggers in me is a kind of existential despair. N…

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