Just a Soul Responding

Sky Hopinka

2021 | 00:16:11 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | 16mm film

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: Conceptual Art, Expedition/Travel, Landscape, Memory, Nature

Just a Soul Responding is a four-channel synchronized video installation. A composite of the four channels presented in one video is available from Video Data Bank for educational use only. 

This is a travelogue of sorts, as two friends whose lives intersect and diverge, look at the road and the vessels we use as means to traverse landscapes both contemporary and historical, and of the spirit and of the body. The title, inspired in part by Smokey Robinson’s Just My Soul Responding, refers to the passive and active ways that movement guides and shapes the routes one follows and creates in roadways and waterways long established, yet sympathetic to paths of desire and paths of refusal. Through each channel are various attempts to reconcile who we are, who we want to be, as well as who and what was lost along the way.

Co-written with Abby Lord
Additional Cinematography by Fern Silva
Music by Courtney Asztalos
Live Performance by The JP Falcon Band

Just a Soul Responding is available for educational use as a four-channel composite. Please contact VDB for exhibition requests.

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Prizes + Awards

Baloise Art Prize, Art Basel, 2023.