Stills from ALWAYS BECOMING
Hop Hope // We Just Stopped Pretending
We Just Stopped Pretending is a series of epic dance, music and visual art videos contrasting everyday reality with presence and phenomena. Shot in public parks in various countries, interactions are contextualized as synchronous moments that might otherwise go unnoticed. The project brings attention to the potentiality of the space, blurring social boundaries in an opportunistic and creative use of the commons. The landscape of people, animals, weather, time, space and light are portrayed as players in the creation of the fantastical. We Just Stopped Pretending explores where creative engagement, the social imagination and collective potentials have a place in everyday ritual and can be stoked through fuller use of “the commons”.