As part of Animal Soul, an art installation by Jason Hackenwerth!
Take a selfie with the Hoppy Mite, an interactive artwork made of latex balloons by artist Jason Hackenwerth. The Hoppy Mite Selfie Station will be active every workday during lunch within the various lobbies and public plazas of Los Angeles Brookfield Properties. Visitors can climb inside the sculpture, snap a silly photo, and share on social media with the following hashtags: #AnimalSoul #JasonHackenwerth #ArtsBrookfield
Find the location nearest you and get creative!
July 17: Wells Fargo Center at 333 S Grand Ave
July 18: Figueroa at Wilshire Lobby at 601 S Figueroa St
July 19: Gas Company Tower Courtyard at 555 W 5th St
ABOUT ANIMAL SOUL:
Artist Jason Hackenwerth transforms common materials, such as the latex balloon, into unusual forms with pre-determined color patterns to create sculptures resembling animals, insects, aliens, or other colorful products of your imagination. His playful works have been exhibited internationally at a number of famous institutions and fairs including the Guggenheim, Scotland Museum of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, the Venice Biennale, and Art Basel, Miami.
For the installation Animal Soul, Arts Brookfield has commissioned Hackenwerth to create three large-scale, internally lit, inflated sculptures based on his famous balloon designs. These sculptures tower over the viewer at 20 to 30 feet high and will be on view for nine days in downtown LA this Summer.
Hackenwerth will also create two wearable sculptures made entirely of sewn balloons. Doubling as costumes, they come to life when donned by dancers that navigate our ordinary world in their brightly hued balloon skin. Run wild in this fantastical world of giant, friendly creatures!