SCOTT HOCKING

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  -- Recent Installations and Photography Projects --
  Seventeen Shitty Mountains 2018
  The Sleeper / Cowcatcher 2018
  OLD 2018
  Hanging Cairn 2017
  Massa Confusa 2017
  RCA 2016
  Babel 2015-2016
  Celestial Ship of the North (Emergency Ark) 2015
  Signs 2015-present
  Narcissus Incorporated 2015
  Lot Circles 2014-present
  Rustic Sputnik 2016 / Rusty Sputnik 2013
  Coronal Mass Ejection 2013
  The Egg and Michigan Central Train Station 2007-2013
  Mercury Retrograde 2012
  The End of the World 2012
  The Quarry / Steinbruch 2013
  The Secrets of Nature 2012-2014
  Garden of the Gods 2009-2011
  Tartarus 2011
  Triumph of Death 2010
  Sisyphus and the Voice of Space 2010
  New Mound City 2010
  Ziggurat and Fisher Body 21 2007-2009
   
  -- Ongoing Detroit-Based Photo Series' --
  In The Strait Of The Crimson Nain 2007-present
  Detroit Nights 2007-present
  Shipwrecks 1999-present
  Delrazed 2007-present
  Holes 2007-present
  Trees 2007-present
  Memorials 2007-present
  Detroit Wildlife 2007-present
  The Mound Project 2007-present
  Bad Graffiti 2007-present
  The Zone 1999-present
  Cast Concrete in the Auto Age 2008-present
  Mid Century Modern Playground Sculptures 2007-present
   
  -- Other Installations and Photography Projects --
  Roosevelt Warehouse and the Cauldron 2007-2010
  Fountain of Youth Vending Machine 2008-2010
  Lao Zhu and the Flour Factory 2009
  Detroit Midden Mound 2008
  RELICS 2001-2016
  Tire Pyramid 2006
  Animals 2006
  Icelandic Saga 2006
  Scrappers 2000-2004
  Found Slides 2000-2004
  Pictures of a City - Detroit 1997-2006
  Alchemical Works and Drawings 1997-present
   

 

News -- follow me on Instagram @scotthockingdetroit and Facebook for updates, check the bibliographypage for recent articles, and/or subscribe to mailing listfor occassional updates --

-- my photographs will be featured in David Klein Gallery's Art Miami booth this December 4-9 -- Additionally, my work, including the Celestial Ship of the North and other site-specific sculptures, was featured in the September issue of Sculpture Magazine --

-- throughout 2018, I will be working on a project funded by the Knight Foundation / Knight Arts Challenge Grantcalled: Signs - which will be installed site-specifically around Detroit --- other current ongoing Detroit-based photo projects include In The Strait Of The Crimson Nain, Detroit Nights, Shipwrecks, Delrazed, Bad Graffiti, Mid-Century Modern Playground Sculptures, & more -- photographed throughout Detroit over the last 20+ years -- shot predominantly using film from 1997-2006, and digitally from 2007-present --

-- current projects include: Seventeen Shitty Mountains, a site-specific installation in Detroit, created as part of 1xRun's Murals In The Market festival (below) - the project was featured in Juxtapoz Magazine, the Detroit Free Press, and this fancy promo video - a limited edition print run of 2 Shitty Mountians are available at 1xRun --- Ongoing Detroit-Based Photo Series (below, right column) include: SIGNS(2015-present), a photo series of former signage armatures, accompanying the citywide site-specific installation project Signs

-- The Sleeper / Cowcatcher, is a site-specific installation created for the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU (below left), on view through September 2018 - read about it here -- Old, a copper-clad site-specific installation at David Klein Gallery Detroit (below center) was featured in Hyperallergic, Detroit Art Review, the Detroit News, and Metro Times -- IN THE STRAIT OF THE CRIMSON NAIN, AN OBSERVATION BY SCOTT HOCKING (2007-present, below right), is an ongoing photo series documenting the disappearing wonders of Detroit

-- Babel (below), was created as part of the Lille 3000: Renaissance triennial festival at the Gare Saint Sauveurin Lille, France, opened in Sept. 2015 and exhibited for 2 years, through Nov. 2017 - the project and exhibtion were featured in Beaux Arts Magazine -- DETROIT NIGHTS (2007-present, below right), is an ongoing photo project, documenting the streets, railroads, quiet corners and unpredictable public lighting of Detroit at night

-- Massa Confusa(below left), a permanent site-specific installation commissioned by Dashboard US in partnership with the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences, 2017 --- Hanging Cairn (below center) was created for the exhibition Good Mourning Tis' of Thee at Col-Lab Projects, Austin, TX, in 2017 -- SHIPWRECKS (1999-present, below right), is 20+ year photo series documenting the abandoned boats, forlorn vessels, orphaned vehicles, and stranded objects dumped throughout Detroit

--RCA (below left), a site-specific installation at the Tube Factory Artspace in Indianapolis, 2016, curated by Shauta Marsh, and included anice conversation with Cranbrook curator Laura Mott --- Rustic Sputnik (below center) was created as part of Site:Lab's exhibition Everything Is Transformed / Rumsey Street Project in Grand Rapids, MI, 2016 --DELRAZED (2007-present, below right), is an ongoing photo series documenting the transformation and disappearance of Detroit neighborhoods Delray, Carbon Works, and Oakwood Heights

--Celestial Ship of the North, ake Emergency Ark, aka the Barnboat(below left) permanently installed onsite in Port Austin, MI, 2015 --A great chat about the Ark w/ Rosie Sharp: here--- Narcissus Inc. (below center), a site-specific, permanent installation at a former factory on Detroit's eastside, created for Detroit Boom City, curated by Atlanta's Dashboard, 2015 --HOLES (2007-present, below right), an ongoing photo series documenting the open manholes, sewers, and pits of Detroit, and the many ways people warn others of them

-- Lot Circles, site-specific installations and photo project created for the Detroit exhibition Trans-Farm, curated by Yvette Granata in coordination with Apex Art, New York, in 2014 (below left) --- The Secrets of Nature (version 2) was created as part of Site Lab's exhibtion Strange Attractors in Grand Rapids, MI, 2014 (below center) -- DETROIT MEMORIALS (2007-present, below right), an ongoing photo series documenting the custom of leaving objects to commemorate where loved ones died or were killed in Detroit

-- Coronal Mass Ejection (below left), site-specific installation created at the Mattress Factory Art Museum in Pittburgh, PA in 2013, as part of the Detroit Artists In Residence exhibtion --- Rusty Sputnik was created for the exhibition The Way of the Shovel, curated by Dieter Roelstraite, at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art in 2013 (below center) -- DETROIT WILDLIFE (2007-present, below right), an ongoing series documenting the unexpected diversity of animals found wandering through the sometimes wild environments of Detroit

-- The Egg and Michigan Central Train Station (below left) was created over the course of 2 years inside the former train depot, completed in 2012 --- The Quarry / Steinbruch is a site-specific installation created in Wolfsburg, Germany, for the exhibition Learning From Detroit at Kunstverein Wolfsburg in 2013 (below center) -- BAD GRAFFITI (2007-present, below right) is an ongoing photo series documenting bad-ass scrawlings throughout Detroit. It's also a book

-- Mercury Retrograde, site-specific installation including a 1955 Mercury Monterrey and over 300 taxidermy dioramas, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Detroit, 2012 (below left) --- part of the exhibition The End of the World, which included the End of the World bookshelf installation, consisting of over 200 books related to ideas of how the world ends (below center) -- MID CENTURY MODERN PLAYGROUND SCULPTURES (2007-present, below right) is an ongoing photo series capturing the disappearing playscapes of Detroit and the works of Jim Miller-Melberg

-- The Secrets of Nature, site-specific installation created as part of the Art X Detroit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit in 2013 (below left) --- Tartarus, site-specific installation created at the Public Pool Artspace in Hamtramck, MI in 2011, consisted of 1,000 of discarded plastic grocery bags collected throughout Detroit (below center) -- THE MOUND PROJECT (2007-present, below right) is an ongoing photo project focused on present day Detroit sites where ancient Native burial mounds and earthworks once stood

-- Garden of the Gods, a site-specific installation and photography project, created atop the remaining columns of a collapsed roof at the Packard automobile plant in Detroit, 2009-2011 (below left) --- Triumph of Death, site-specific installations and photography project created at the Bundanon Trust in NSW, Australia, 2010 (below center) -- CAST CONCRETE IN THE AUTO AGE (2007-present, below right) is an ongoing photo series documenting works within Detroit's reinforced cast concrete structures of the last 150 years

-- Sisyphus and The Voice of Space, site-specific installation and photography project, creating in a former turbine hall, Utica, New York, 2010 (below left) --- New Mound City, site-specific installations and photography project in St Louis, MO, created as part of a solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum St Louis, 2010 (below center) -- DETROIT TREES (2007-present, below right) is an ongoing photo series documenting the trees of Detroit within the changing landscapes of the city

-- Ziggurat and Fisher Body 21, site-specific instalation and photography project in Detroit, 2007-2009 (below left) --- Tire Pyramid, site-specific installation and photography project, created as part of theMuseum of Contempory Art Detroit's inaugural fundraiser, 2006 (below center) -- THE ZONE (1999-present, below right) is a 20+ year photo series documenting the ongoing changes to the former St Cyril Village neighborhood turned Industrial Park on Detroit's Eastside

--Roosevelt Warehouse and the Cauldron (2007-2010) , excavation, instalation and photography project in Detroit (below left) --- Fountain of Youth Vending Machine (2008-2010) , site-specific installation and photography project, created in the scrub-jungle of Florida's Atalantic Center for the Arts (below center) --Scrappers (2000-2004) is a photo series and installation based on the life and times of Detroit's scrap metal scavengers (below right)

--Lao Zhu and the Flour Factory (2009) , site-specific instalation and photography project in Shanghai, China (below left) --- Detroit Midden Mound (2008) , site-specific installation, created out of my own personal detritus (below center) --Icelandic Saga (2006)is a photo series and travelogue documenting one month spent in northern Iceland (below right)

--RELICS (2001-present) , ongoing large-scale sculptural installation, origianlly created for the Detroit Institute of Arts Artists Take on Detroit exhibition, 2001 (below left) --- Animals (2006) , site-specific collaborative sculptural installation based on horrible fiberglass animal public art works, installed at Susanne Hilberry Gallery (below center) --Found Slides (2000-2004) is a photo series using damaged slide-film found in a derelict Detroit building in the late 1990s (below right)

--Alchemical Works and Drawings (1997-present) , series of sculptures, drawings, and other works over the last 22 years (below left and center) ---Pictures of a City - Detroit (1997-2006), is a photo series documenting Detroit for a 10 year period, starting in the late 1990s, using 35 mm film cameras, prior to shooting in digital (below right)