The return of the Hippos At Coachella
Hazardus Interstellar Perfessional Operations (H.i.P.O.) is an 80′ tall rocket that sits atop an 80′ diameter launch platform and tower filled with performers dressed as hippopotamuses. It is the largest installation Dedo Vabo has built to date and is the centerpiece of the 2019 Coachella Music Festival. I worked as an artist assistant to install, paint and create pieces of the installation.
- Inside Coachella’s Weirdest Art Installation: H.i.P.O. (Variety Magazine)
- Return of the hippos: Coachella art installation takes aim at human foibles (Los Angeles Times)
- Eight-Story, Hippo-Filled Installation from Dedo Vabo Star of Coachella (HiFructose)