Hops Hopsi10 channel video and mixed media installation (2010)
Premiered and produced at PROGRAM – initiative for art and architecture collaborations, Berlin, January 2010 [link] , curated by Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigogga and Carson Chan. Produced by Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga.
Installation photographs by Rut Sigurdardottir
The indoor exhibition reached out to the street via massive 'gummy bear' relief referring to stained glass windows of churches. The relief was backlit casting a shade of colour on the snowy pavement. The relief was made out of transparent coloured gummy bear candy in the yellow to orange colour range and depicted the character from the videos, a young Lucky Luke as a business man lost in Spreepark.
The audiences walked into a backstage environment having to find their way to the entrance to the video installation.
Massive tent constructed in the appearance of a circus tent hovered over the installation. It was lit from above casting a slight hint of orange hue over the exhibition area. Chairs were 'found sculptures' from the original circus tent at Spreepark.
The 10 videos were scattered around the space displayed on tube monitors of different sizes and also projected on various walls at various height levels. The sound of the installation created an omnipresent soundscape. To see the videos click here.
Kindly supported by: Stiftung Kunstfonds, Icelandic Visual Art Copyright Association, Visual Artists Stipend Fund of Iceland, Center for Icelandic Art, Reykjavik City Cultural Committee and Association of Visual Artists, Iceland.