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Hipnostasis, 2009

In collaboration with Raymond Pettibon.
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. This inspired them to seek out this particular group of men and start working with them. The multi-channel video-installation explores the subculture of old hippies and beach bums 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 a tightly-knit alternative community that, despite its lack of touch with mainstream reality, thrives and survives on its own terms.



Video Installation.
Panel version.
Six LCD monitors and three sheet rock panels with ink writing.
Duration: 7:00 minutes.
Dimensions: 8 x 12 feet.

Video Installation.
Proyector version.
Six video projections.
Duration: 7:00 minutes.
Dimensions: variable.