Hollow is an audio-visual installation comprised of several copper and brass plates that have been hammered into organic curves, a video sculpture which is projected onto the metal plates and an immersive soundscape.
The video sculpture is made out of video fragments that are projected onto the metal structure. The fragments were recorded inside a cave in Haren in the Netherlands. The sun was shining through a waterfall flowing in front of the cave and as the light shone through, flickering sunlight appeared on the walls of the cave. The composition of how these fragments are put together is based on the form of the cave itself, the movement of the camera and the variations in the movements of the sunlight flickering. The sculpture is in constant transformation as the movements of the camera and the flickering sunlight work together to develop the shape of the sculpture. How the video projects onto the metal structure draws out certain forms as well, adding another layer to the transformative aspect of the sculpture.
The soundscape is made from various hydrophone recordings which are inspired by the atmosphere of the cave. Together with recordings of the sounds that the metal plates themselves can create when someone interacts with them, the watery sounds and the metallic sounds create a soundscape that harmonises well together with the textures of the sculpture. The soundscape is played from four speakers in every corner of the exhibition space.
The piece can also be exhibited as a performative installation where the installation becomes a foundation for a collaboration between three dancers and three musicians that improvise around the elements in the space.