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 outdoors in the commons of various international cities, 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. Elements of the social landscape are players in the fantastical. We Just Stopped Pretending explores where the social imagination, collective potentials and creative engagement have a place alongside everyday ritual and can be stoked through fuller use of “the commons”.