Jan Kopp

Born in 1970 in Frankfurt
Lives and works in Lyon

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Jan Kopp


Biography
Bibliography
Texts
Portfolio

Projects with Suspended spaces

Contacts
Instagram

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Selected works

2022
Ronce
Constellation ordinaire #11 (Après, la mer s’est evaporée
Cartons d'emballage épluchés (2013-2022)
Sojacargos (2019-22)

2021
Abstimmen

2020
Les yeux de la Sueille

2019
Après avoir retourné le champ
Utopia House
Geologies
Eplucher de multiples horizons
Corrida, Afrique, Piano à Queue
Restes bouclés

2018
Capital Fordlandia IV
Capital Fordlandia II

2017
Capital Fordlandia I
Constellation ordinaire #10
Constellation ordinaire #9, nid d'abeilles
Constellation ordinare #8, moules de plâtre
Produit Lave Vaisselle U Eco

2016
3 février 13h52 - 2016 Silo Temporaire
Constellation ordinaire #7 (Peinture d'histoire manquante)
Das Gebäude
Constellation ordinaire #6 (Paradis pas cher, Blumenwiese)
Constellation ordinaire #5 (Garonne)
Lunch Bag Painting 1-13 Un Souffle, une vapeur

2015
Constellation ordinaire #4 (le balancier)
Soulever le monde
Gespenster
Ville sur Mikado

2014
À 2000 mètres d'ici
Dessin pour soulever le Monde
Voile
Une première tentative de soulever le monde
L’Oeil du cerf volant

2013 
Courir Niemeyer
Grand Ensemble
Dessin pour grand ensemble

2012
Constellation ordinaire #2 (Panettone etc.)
Constellation ordinaire #1 (Le Monde)
Dessins automatiques
Plan

2011
Les balançoires
La courbe de la ritournelle

2010
Le Jeu sans fin
The House

2009
Le Tourniquet

2008
Mohammédia (le projet disparu)
La Parabole
Ungebautes

2007
Die Welt ist alles, was...

2006
Im Treibhaus
And This is only the beginning
L’ivresse du tigre
Les méchants sont tous morts en Europe

2005
La Tour

2004
Monstres (rep.),
Quelques Mouvement cycliques

2003
Changer Une Minute
Nowhere-Lands

2002
Dé-marche

2001
Toitoitoiropa,
Sannectamock
Exits (in res publica)

1998
News from an Unbuilt City
Musique de cheminées

1997
Le Jardin des choses nommées
Perfectly Strange

1996
Regarder les gens passer

1995
Männersachen
Mohn Pavot

1994
Das Mohnfeld am Potsdamer Platz

1993
La butte aux coquelicots 





Nowhere-Lands, 2001-2003

Approximately 500 record sleeves (representing cities, mountains, beaches, skies, deserts), vinyl records, 2 "Technics" turntables, amplifiers, 4 loudspeakers, cushions, wood, variable dimensions
Produced for the exhibition Paysages d'entre-villes, Musée Zadkine, Paris, 2001
Production: Musée Zadkine, Paris; Galerie Grégoire Maisonneuve, Paris
Curator: François Quintin
Collection: Frac Champagne Ardennes

Nowhere-Lands was produced for the exhibition Paysages d'entre-villes at the Zadkine Museum in Paris around the theme of the wasteland. Familiar with this theme, among others with a work entitled Le Jardin des choses nommées, the exhaustive inventory of a wasteland, Jan Kopp chose to interpret these hybrid landscapes through the use of sound. He places two record players opposite each other whose arms are connected by a thin string. Thus, under the opposing action of the two sapphires, the spectator cannot hear one music without being distorted by the other. These rival harmonies produce a new state of musical listening, both combined and uncertain. Each turntable is placed in a sort of comfortable hut in which the audience is invited to stay. These huts in the shape of cubic claustras are covered with the covers of the records used in the sound installation. The reference to the landscape is renewed by the choice of the covers, each one presenting a stereotypical aspect of the genre, whatever the origin of the music they illustrate. The thread stretched between the arms of the turntables links the two spaces. Parents of the sculpture, the sound installation, or even environmental, it is above all a device whose magic of letting go, the pleasure of the uncertainty, of the good expectations, hold truly to a thread.