David Hopkinson is a prolific multi-disciplinary visual artist working with video, sound,
photography, performance, radio, dj-ing and vj-ing. His practice is concerned with constructing
time-based work via careful and witty editing of collated material from his immediate social and
physical environment, combined with interventions into entertainment and music spaces.

For DRIVEN, a new video piece has been constructed from footage of four individuals
performing on a drum kit set-up inside a small traffic island on a busy thoroughfare. Meticulous
editing creates new rhythms that playfully incorporate elements from both the drummers and
the drivers in their parallel positions of seated noisy power.


Visual Culture Theory and Practice, Filton College, Bristol, 1997
BA Visual Arts, DeMontfort University, Leicester, 1993

Solo Exhibitions

‘Cutting Up My Friends’, Cube Microplex, Bristol UK, 2006

Group Exhibitions

‘Obsolete Technology’, Here Gallery, Bristol 2006
‘Loop Pool’, Deutz Air, Auenweg, Germany, 2006
‘Third Mind’ Brooklyn Lyceum, USA 2006
‘Blackout’ Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2005
‘Re-entry’ GEZ21, Gallery of Experimental Sound, St Petersburg, 2003
‘Electric Mammals’, Sound installation, Brighton Museum, 2003
‘Time Being’, Prema Arts Centre, Gloucester, 1998
‘Rewind’, Belt Gallery, London, UK 1998
‘Touchy’, Installation, Clifton Arcade, Bristol, 1997
‘Shorts’, Oporto Experimental Film/Video Festival, Portugal 1996


Ongoing documentary placement at Cube Cinema Project, Bristol UK from 2004


‘Loop Pool’, DVD, published by raumfuerprojektion  2005
‘Bristol’s Bohemian Beings’, The Arty Book, 2004
Work featured in ‘Stencil Graffiti’, Tristan Manco, Thames & Hudson, 2002
‘The Hoppo Stencil Book’, part of The Bristol Art Library, 2001
‘Engaged Magazine,’ The Video Issue, 1998

Talks / lectures

‘Host’, Screening plus Artist’s Talk, St John’s Church, Bristol, 2004
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