︎Hülpüsch




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‘Hülpüsch’ is a discursive project anchored by a collaboration with 82 year old Willem Hülpüsch, a retired private investigator. We've been in regular dialogue for over two years since meeting at a lecture we both attended in late 2018.  Our work together revolves around his observational photographs, journal entries and drawings. Different kinds of outcomes are produced from these discussions. These outputs can be loosely grouped into 4 different levels:


1) ‘Hülpüsch Arranged’: An archive of Willems observations, featuring my analytical commentary on his work. Existing as both a print publication and a physical exhibition.

2) A series of ‘Making Experiments, born out of our shared dialogue.

3) A network of research stemming from everything raised within the first two levels.


4) ‘Hülpüsch Ecology‘: An installation which presents the wider structure that the project developed for its various outcomes, detailing the way they feed into eachother. The installation consists of a display table collating various elements from the project, as well as an audio narration offering a linear path through the project’s database like structure.

What began as a collaboration with an 82 year old ex-private investigator broadened into an attempt to map the role of myths and mystery and in cultural media. Below is a selection of material from the various levels of the project.

For more detailed info and any other enquiries about this project don’t hesitate to reach out over email or book an online studio visit.















‘Hülpüsch Arranged’                             ︎ ︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎

Print Archive


‘Building I saw out of a car window in a dream’

2021

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Print Archive


‘Person crossing the road’


2021



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Print Archive


Pages 29 & 30

2021

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Print Archive


Pages 22 & 23

2021

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Print Archive


Pages 25 & 26

2021


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Print Archive


Pages 13 &14

2021





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Exhibition


Index of works with thematic Key

2021



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Exhibition

Gallery miniature model


2021






‘Making Expts’                                         ︎ ︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎

Expt #7: Gumshoe Mix:

A collection of the music used in the pursuit scenes of various detective films throughout cinema history. The mix is a study of how sound reinforces the tropes and mythology surrounding the detective genre. It features experimental sections, sampling and reconfiguring the tracks. These passages try to isolate the musical elements which signify the detective as a figure in the imagination of the general public.

Listen ︎︎︎

2022



‘Making Expts’                                         ︎ ︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎

Expt #7: Gumshoe Mix: Tracklist



2021



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Expt #3: Flock of midges:


One of many collaborative experiments stemming from the archive of Willem's observations. This film responds to a journal entry Willem wrote describing a flock of midges he saw hovering over a pond. It shows edited footage of the same midges. Each insect has been isolated and marked as a white dot against a black background. By tracking each insect individually, distracting visual information is removed, leaving the edit to illuminate the flight patterns of the flock as the sole focus of the footage.



2021








‘Hülpüsch Ecology‘                                ︎ ︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎

Project Structure: Mapped to timeline

First sketch

2021

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Project Structure: Mapped to timeline

2021

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Project Structure: Mapped to an architectural model of Willem’s apartment

2021


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Display table

2021


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