This book is a journey between different realizations of Jan kopp including:
– A structure built with proliferative ephemeral baguettes dried. This material recovery is particularly interesting because it is very hard and has a dimension of ecological recycling.
– A monumental installation comprised of 11 Foucault pendulums, suspended, the oscillation observed over a long period, shows the effects of rotation of the Earth. Each pendulum consists of a sphere suspended at the end of a steel wire dangling over a base studded with glass beads.
Jan Kopp was born in 1970 in Frankfurt (Germany). Based in Paris between 1991 and 2009, he currently lives in Berlin as part of a research grant from the Ministry of Culture for the creation of an animated film project focused on the metamorphosis of this city that crystallize the course Of the history.
After studying philosophy at the University Paris-Sorbonne / Paris IV, he graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1996 and performed various residency programs in France and abroad, including PS1 / International Programm Studio, New York.
It is very early spotted for its interventions in public space that invest vacated places by land-use plans and led him to collaborate with architects and town planners. His work uses many mediums (sound, video, drawing, sculpture, performance). It also deploys well across large facilities designed in the light of the spaces that they occupy more discreet forms.
His most recent solo exhibitions were held at the Abbey of Maubuisson, the site of Contemporary Art (2011), the Kunstraum Dornbirn in Austria (2010), at the Frac Alsace (2008), at the Bastille Art Centre Grenoble (2008) and Martos Gallery, New York (2008).
Jan Kopp participated in numerous international group exhibitions, including Architecture, Utopias, Drawing Contemporary National Art Museum in Bucharest (Romania, 2011), Res Publica in Moscow Museum of Art (MMOMA) (Russia, 2010), Fragile Lands empathy at Contemporary Art Museum of Saint-Étienne Métropole (France, 2009), Translation to MMOMA (Russia, 2008), Crisi the gallery Àngels Barcelona (Spain, 2008), at Singular Guangdong Art Museum Canton (China, 2005), I need You to Pasqu’Art Art Centre in Biel (Switzerland, 2004), Crossing the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris (France, 2002), Connivence sixth Biennale de Lyon (France, 2001), or Clockwork 2000 PS1 / International Studio Programm the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York (USA, 2000).
Jan Kopp is represented by Marion Meyer Contemporain gallery, Paris.
He has led the Fonds régional d’art contemporain d’Alsace (Frac Alsace) since 2006.
His work proudly asserts a highly experimental dimension and borrows freely from literature, theater, dance, visual arts, music, and sound-poetry. This approach has initiated several projects: W in 2004 and l’Encyclopédie de la parole in 2007, which in turn gave rise to Parlement , a solo performed by Emmanuelle Lafon in 2009.
In this same year he launched Hypnographie, a project exploring the artistic uses of hypnosis: this in turn generated the radio drama Au musée du sommeil (2009), the performance Restitution (2010), the performance-exhibition Le Cabinet d’hypnose (2010), as well as the play for the theater
Le Vrai spectacle (2011). www.jorislacoste.net