H A C presents ‘Meanwhile in London… “OUR HISTORY!”

H.A.C’s are short experimental videos consisting of a/v samplings of feature films, art films, online media, and documentaries. These are edited together with field recordings and minimal synth noise accompaniment, songs, etc. They fall somewhere between Adam Curtis-esque conspiracy documentary,…

H A C presents 'Meanwhile in London... "OUR HISTORY!"

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H.A.C’s are short experimental videos consisting of a/v samplings of feature films, art films, online media, and documentaries. These are edited together with field recordings and minimal synth noise accompaniment, songs, etc. They fall somewhere between Adam Curtis-esque conspiracy documentary, academic cinema video essay, music video, audio-visual tone poems, and sometimes something more personal.

June 13th 2020. Emotive but confused protection of the boxed up statue of Winston Churchill, combined with drunken far-right meme-fuelled men, emboldened out of their lockdown purgatory and chomping at the bit for some violent release, took to the London streets in the name of protecting a fragile yet dominant version of history they genuinely believed was under threat by Black Lives Matter protestors. The subsequent satirical and unsettling bombardment of images and actions made for eerie parallel’s to the opening sequences of a very famous science fiction movie.

Film:
‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ (1968, dir. Stanley Kubrick)
‘Love & Friendship’ (2016, dir. Whit Stillman)

Online media:
‘BLM and Anti-BLM protests hit London… each other!’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AulDIWYNN5M&t=43s
‘Picnic interrupted in Hyde Park by far-right protesters’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geEE2BQkhW8
‘Winston Churchill statue outside Westminster boarded up for protection’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDD7j6SXwRE

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