Video Installation

Panel Version


Hipnostasis, 2009

In collaboration with Raymond Pettibon


Hipnostasis is a 6 channel video installation. The inspiration for the piece comes from the past-life therapist which Okón and Pettibon visited together, and who told one of them that in a past life he had been a hippie cult-leader who died in a collective suicide.


The multi-channel video-installation explores the subculture of old hippies from Venice Beach. The videos feature men who have been living on the beach for more than 30 years faithful to their non-materialistic ideology, forming an alternative community that, despite its lack of touch with mainstream culture, manages to survive.

Panel Version.

6 synchronized flat screens and 3 sheet rock panels with ink writing.


Duration: 7:00 minutes, loop.

Dimensions: 8 x 12 feet.


Video Installation.

6 synchronized projections.


Duration: 7:00 minutes.

Dimensions: variable.

Articles & Interviews about Hipnostasis.


Knight, Christopher. Freedom's Fantasy, lives stand still. Raymond Pettibon, Yoshua Okón at Armory Center for the Arts. Los Angeles Times, June 12, 2009. [PDF]

Moshayedi, Aram. Raymond Pettibon and Yoshua Okón. Critics' Picks,, June 2009. [PDF]

Yoshua Okón. Critics' Picks,, June 2009. [PDF]

Weiner, Camille and Berardini, Andrew. A conversation with Raymond Pettibon and Yoshua Okon, ''Catalog for the exhibition Hipnostasis''. In collaboration with Raymond Pettibon, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, USA. 2009 [PDF]