Immortalising a fleeting moment in time is the aim of Carl Hopgood’s multi-disciplinary sculptural practice, as seen in his Digital Taxidermy – Video Projected Sculptures series. This modern take on the Victorian taxidermy bell jar using digital images re-contextualises moments from nature, in Humming Bird Heart Beat freezing one of the 1,200 beats per minute as a metaphor for love.
Humming Bird Heart Beat, 2016. Rear projection video clip onto a glass dome. Glass dome 20cm x 30cm, USB stick mini video projector 121cm x 12cm.