The Hub Federal Project treats a vacant bank building as a sculptural object, in which the interior spaces are activated with light, sound and moving images. The materials consist of a disembodied bass clarinet performance and shadows of a performer, centered around a video screen on the second floor balcony over the main lobby. The work engages notions of absence and presence through multiple layers of real-time video compositing of a live camera feed with pre-recorded material, as well as live manipulation of the bass clarinet performance through speakers distributed throughout both floors of the space.
Upon entering the lobby, one sees an empty reception desk, an open stairway to the left, and 4 speakers at ear level in each of the four corners of the room. The stairway leads to a balcony overlooking the lobby. There is an empty chair near the far wall under a suspended light. When approaching the chair, a hallway opens to the left, where a rear-projection screen has been inserted, blocking off the length of the hallway. The work utilizes two networked computers, 5 channels of audio, digitally controlled lighting, live camera video feed, and rear-projection video.