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Hopscotch // Interactive Installation: Documentation

The Hopscotch Girls

/Title of Work/ "Hopscotch"
/Medium/ Interactive Installation
/Dimensions/ variable (~12' x 12')
/Date/ August 2003

// play.watch. //
 
HOPSCOTCH.FRISBEE.
HULA HOOP.CAMERA.VIDEO.
MONITOR.REMOTE CONTROL.
GIRLS.
 
// watch.play. //

An exploration of childhood games, voyeurism, the myth of innocence, the fetishization of grown woman as girls, and the sexualization of girls as women.

Users are invited to play a game of hopscotch with one of the "Hopscotch Girls", grown women dressed in a provocative manner like young girls. This is combined with multi-channel video of young girls and women playing other childhood games such as Frisbee and Hula Hoop, recorded in a voyeuristic, depersonalized, "peeping tom" style.

Surveillance cameras located in exploitative locations in the installation record the activities on the hopscotch court, and broadcast them to a monitor for all to see.

Installation elements... video... surveillance cameras... hopscotch court...

Frisbee Girl Video Hopscotch Court Monitors and Hopscotch Court
Surveillance Camera Video Monitors Hula Hoop Girl Video
photos: by D. Jean Hester

The Hopscotch Girls... the ultimate installation element...

Girls 1 Girls 2 Girls 3
Girls 1 Girls 2 Girls 3
Girl Victory Dance Girl Action
photos: David Eadington

The audience gets interactive and plays hopscotch with The Girls...

Interactive 1 Interactive 2 Interactive 3
Interactive 4 Interactive 5 Interactive 6
Interactive 7 Interactive 8 Interactive 9
Interactive 10 Interactive 11 Interactive 12
photos: D. Jean Hester and David Eadington

Voyueristic leering tendencies activated (as predicted...)


Happy Men Happy Men More Happy Men
photo: David Eadington photo: D. Jean Hester photo: David Eadington

Inevitable LA Celebrity... Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers played a round of hopscotch.

Anthony Kiedis 1 Anthony Kiedis 2
photos: David Eadington

Credits:

Hopscotch Girls: Tamara Booth, Elizabeth Fraines, D. Jean Hester
Special Thanks: Tamara Booth, David Eadington, Nancy Haselbacher, Elizabeth Fraines, Charlene Mortale

Exhibition History:

September 5, 2003 - Group Show - SOUNDSCAPE 2003, at SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, CA
August 2, 2003 - Group Show - [sub]URBAN [sub]VERSION, presented by Zone 9 Art, at Little Tokyo Lofts, Los Angeles, CA

Pictures from installation @ [sub]URBAN [sub]VERSION 8/2/2003