EH, WHAT'S UP DOC?
Exhibition May 28 to July 9, 2021
In the week from May 17 to May 5, 21.5.2021 the art space hase29 was the location for a performance by the artist Daniel Hopp. Participants included trainees from the Osnabrück Chamber of Crafts. The project week was followed by the exhibition “Eh, what's up, Doc?”, Which focused on the artist's film production of the same name, a retrospective and the objects of those involved.
Other guests of the performance
Francis Kussatz, Alexander Meinke, Alexander Winterstein, Pastor Dr. Frank Uhlhorn, Dangerous Duke
The exhibition continues!
"Eh, what's up, Doc?" By Daniel Hopp can still be seen in the live stream on Twitch even after the exhibition has ended and comments can be made!
The art historian Charlotte Klink and the art historian Wolfgang Ullrich look back in this catalog on the exhibition “Eh, What's up, Doc?” by Daniel Hopp.
Daniel Hopp starts working on his films by staging social situations. Thematically preconceived, but without a completed script, he gathers friends, relatives, actors and the audience. He hands the further process over to the dynamics of this group, the interactions of their protagonists, their conversations, fears, hopes and desires.
The protagonists: inside these constellations are bodies, subjects, relationships and social dynamics in equal measure. Hopp's stagings can be described as a kind of life action role play, but his story universes do not offer a temporary escape from one's own position. On the contrary, what emerges here is an equally productive and tragic paradigm: / Be yourself / means to make yourself an object of another, / Not to be yourself / is not an option / not a choice.
The title of the exhibition Eh, what's up doc? refers to the casual catchphrase of the cartoon hero Bugs Bunny, with which he greets his opponents - can it be that the rabbit has developed a pathological obsession for his counterpart? Together with a group of Osnabrück vocational school students, a pastor, the hase29 art space team, a master craftsman, a social worker and other guests, Hopp used the art space as a stage for a new production. The setting of this staging is the process of renovation, the construction site or workshop, the practice, the baptism - not least the eternal hope for renewal.
- by Lukas Ludwig
Vita Daniel Hopp
From 2013 Daniel Hopp studied fine arts with Jeanne Faust, Anselm Reyle and Felix Ensslin at the HFBK Hamburg and the ABK Stuttgart. He is a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation and won the Hiscox Art Prize in 2017. Since 2019 he has been participating in the “Moving Image” graduate program at the Royal College of Art. In recent years Daniel Hopp has exhibited in the Solitude project space, Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, the Junge Akademie, the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, the Kunstverein Schwerin, the Kunstverein Jesteburg, the Videonale Parcours in Bonn and the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. Since 2020 his film work has been shown at international festivals such as the Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Hamburg Short Film Festival, Flatpack Festival Birmingham and Show me Shorts in New Zealand.