Hops Hopsi10 channel video and mixed media installation (2011)
Hopsi Hopsi at Reykjavik Art Museum consisted of a 10-channel video installation shown on various dimension screens and projections; 7 projectors and 3 TV-screens various sizes; 4 octagon shape polystyrene columns various sizes; colored taped cables; wood construction; miniature circus tent made out of orange and yellow sailcloth; 8 piece light box sculpture in total 240 x 260 cm showing an image made out of thousands of transparent colored gummy bears.
The work was originally produced by Program, Berlin and appropriated for an exhibition at Reykjavik Art Museum in January 2011.
See the original version here.
See the videos here.
Program catalogue here.
Installation photographs: Dennis Helm and Reykjavik Art Museum
The indoor exhibition reached out to the street via street visibility of a massive 'gummy bear' lightbox sculpture on a platform connected to the exhibition space. The location also made the exhibition visible from the main foyer of the museum.
The sculpture 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.
'Making of an exhibition'. Video in 5 episodes produced and made by Moritz Dirks at ReFrame, Berlin for Reykjavik Art Museum.
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. As a site-specific appropriation the octagon shape of the center space column was reproduced in various heights as columns for projectors and monitors, including a DVD box especially made for the exhibition.
The audiences walked into a backstage environment having to find their way to the entrance to the video installation.
10-channel video installation is equipment heavy and instead of hiding the cables and equipment they were, as in Program the previous year, made part of the exhibition installation. The cables were taped in various colours and were laying around.