Alexandra Hopf (b. 1968, Kassel, Germany) uses various media including drawing, photography, neon objects and video. The objects are often hung in idiosyncratic arrangements that recall cabinets of curiosities, where scientific knowledge is inflected by a previous superstitious era, as well as being influenced by economic factors of the day. In this sense moments of historic and fictitious documentation merge and a new perspective of history is channeled.
As Hopf describes, the work invites us ‘to throw a glance at a deception through the window pane, in the awareness that this gaze is being returned as an iridescent camouflage’.