Elliott Hundley

Elliott Hundley

A stacked wall of images

In this video American artist Elliott Hundley demonstrates how construction material washed up on a beach, straight pins, skies of old landscape paintings, wrapping paper, chicken wire and custom jewelry can be combined into a fascinating work of art.

American artist Elliott Hundley (b. 1975) works and lives in LA, California. In this video he presents his work 'A Cairn of Cynossema', from 2009. The title refers to Hecuba, queen of Troy who is told to be connected with the promontory Cynossema (Dog’s Monument) on the Hellespont, which is a monument for sailors. 'A cairn' refers to a stack of rocks, Hundley says, and explains how he mimics stacking of stones, like a carbol wall in the collage.

Elliott Hundleys works has been described as "condensed ‘dreamscapes’, entwining the personal and symbolic into friable mythologies".

Elliott Hundley was interviewed by Christian Lund, at the Two Days Art festival at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, May 2012.

Music by: Devendra Banhart.

Edited by Kamilla Bruus,

Produced by Kamilla Bruus and Christian Lund

Copyright: Louisina Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

Supported by Nordea-fonden

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