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

  ROOSEVELT WAREHOUSE AND THE CAULDRON is a photographic project and gallery installation based on Roosevelt Warehouse, a former post office building and Detroit public schools warehouse. After documenting and using the warehouse as a source of materials for over 10 years, this project focused on recent years, culminating with an installation at U of M's Institute for the Humanities. Abandoned after a fire in the 80s, the building stored everything that could possibly be used in a public school. Slowly scrapped clean, it became a de facto homeless shelter once the neighboring MCTS was fenced, and the flooded basement became home to weekend urban hockey games. In January of 2009, the body of a man was found frozen in the ice, and the building was re-boarded soon after. The only access point left – an underground conveyor from the post office days – became my entry / exit for the completion of this project. I excavated and gathered hundreds of modern artifacts, which were displayed, named, and classified in a pseudo-scientific manner. At the center of this installation was The Cauldron, constructed from 632 schoolbooks cryptically titled “Discoveries.”