SCOTT HOCKING

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  Babel 2015-2016
  RCA 2016
  Signs 2015-present
  Celestial Ship of the North (Emergency Ark) 2015
  Narcissus Incorporated 2015
  Lot Circles 2014-present
  Rusty Sputnik 2013 / Rustic Sputnik 2016
  Coronal Mass Ejection 2013
  The Egg and Michigan Central Train Station 2007-2013
  In The Strait Of The Crimson Nain 2007-present
  Detroit Nights 2007-present
  Shipwrecks 1999-present
  Mercury Retrograde 2012
  The End of the World 2012
  The Quarry / Steinbruch 2013
  The Secrets of Nature 2012-2014
  Cast Concrete in the Auto Age 2008-present
  Bad Graffiti 2007-present
  The Mound Project 2007-present
  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
  Roosevelt Warehouse and the Cauldron 2007-2010
  Fountain of Youth Vending Machine 2008-2010
  The Zone 1999-2010
  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 1997-2006
  Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship Application 2017

 

BABEL is site-specific two-part installation that crosses the threshold between the exhibition and abandoned spaces of the Gare Saint Sauveur: a former railway station in the northern French city of Lille. The work is based on the mythical Tower of Babel stories, the Salon de Paris, themes of mysticism and transformation, and the history of the site itself. Materials were found throughout the Gare grounds and adjacent buildings, as well as the Braderie de Lille - the 800 year-old, largest street market in Europe - and combined with materials sent from Detroit. Using artifacts from Detroit and Lille, I attempted to transform the spaces into a future-past wunderkammer, exploring ideas of time, language, mythology, alchemy, and perception. Created as part of the Detroit portion of the Lille 3000: Renaissance triennial festival, the exhibit is currently on view through January 2016