ST20 Part 1: ‘Alt-Truths, More than Fiction’ | Art Under Lockdown

Lingering Cut_01 [ 8’30”] 

Cinematography: HOP Projects CT20

Video and sound edit: Rosa Lux @rosarosas

‘Lingering Cut’ is a collaboration between HOP Projects CT20 and Jaša, created during the COVID19 lockdown in the UK.

‘During the initial stages of the COVID19 lockdown in May 2020 an older idea resurfaced as the challenges of thinking, planning or even producing collaborative non-studio artworks or projects of any kind became almost unsurpassable. An idea of a collective action turned into a situation of solitude and detachment, a reality that only needed to be documented and not staged. The video was shot somewhere and then sent elsewhere. An older line came back chasing me: “A wish? A disaster.” Somewhere within the voids and cacophony of overlaying thoughts and needs of one, a persisting solitude takes vengeance on the outside world. An egoistic projection (resonating a string of dominant political ideas) brings the crumbling reality of solitude to everyone else too.’



Surface Tensions 2020 presents art that is deeply immersed in the traumas, struggles and violence of our time, from the perspectives of those on the margins, subverting established powers and narratives in a collective act of creative resistance, and questioning our relationships to Western identity and nationalism.