The New Cut: Ottica Zero by Maja Borg
Date: 19 November - 21 November
Location: Picture This Atelier, Bristol, UK

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  • 1Video still from Ottica Zero

Video still from Ottica Zero


Soon after her 'big break', Italian actress Nadya Cazan disappeared. With TV and film offers flooding in, she refused to accept the competitive and superficial values of the society they represented.


Ottica Zero follows Nadya on her search to find an alternative way of living; a quest to discover a means to recycle the whole spectrum of cultures and political ideologies into a new way of managing a global society. It is a journey which takes us from Rome to Venus, where 91-year-old social innovator and futurist, Jacques Fresco, proposes a solution. Polemical poetry with sci-fi style visuals.

This work was shown as part of Momentum: The Nordic Biennale of contemporary art, 2009 curated by Lina Džuverovic and Stina Högkvist.

Maja Borg was born and raised in Norrköping, Sweden. From early age film and photo was her great interests and after finishing High school, it was that interest that took her out in the world. After film projects in Romania, Sweden and in Scotland, Maja studied film at Edinburgh College of Art and graduated in spring 2006 with a First Class BA in Visual Communication. Maja's 52min film, 'Look at Lucia' was awarded BAFTA's Scottish Students on Screen Award for Best Documentary. Maja's previous work has been exhibited at major festivals and venues throughout Europe, including Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival), London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Milan Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Cork International Film Festival, The Swedish Film Institute, FIPA (Biarritz), The Courtauld Institute (London) and the Paris Lesbian Film Festival.

Opening Times:

Thursday - Saturday

Screening times

The film will be screened on the hour and on the half hour, with the last screening at 5pm.

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The New Cut is a programme of brief exhibitions at Picture This contextualising our programme through a wider overview of artists' film and video

Launch of The New Cut programme

The New Cut is a new programme of short three day exhibitions at Picture This showing single works alongside, or in-between our atelier exhibitions.