The project was an audiovisual documentation of the site of the .CHB, presented in three stages; Past, the previous Haus Ungar that was destroyed in WW2; Present, today’s site currently under construction; Future, the new Art Projekt cultural institute being built on the site.
The installation was presented as a three-surface mapping; taking in the facades of both the .CHB and an adjacent building, as well as utilising the large rear-projected front window of the .CHB.
I worked together with the Humboldt University Institut für Slawistik Ungarische Literatur und Kultur to gather relevant historical photos, information and blueprints. I used these to create a visual narrative, almost entirely made made up of dynamic, programmed animations rather than pre-rendered video files. This was an important feature of the installation, as the project was meant to bring the site to life and part of this liveness involved a detailed interaction between the live soundtrack and the visual display; for example certain sounds influencing or triggering parts of the animation and vice versa.
The visual part of the installation was put together in Quartz Composer, the sound installation was a Pure Data patch operating AbletonLive and talking simultaneously with the Quartz patch via an OSC network.