HUBweek // Immersion
A Nighttime Live Arts Experience.
Each night, The HUB comes alive through light, sound and performance.
Immersion, a 3-night experiential live arts experience, will take place Oct. 12-14th throughout The HUB, amongst shipping containers and geodesic domes, on stages big and small, and in unexpected locations. Featuring dozens of roving performances and experiences, including film screenings, performing arts, multimedia installations, light art, and immersive environments, Immersion is designed to awaken creativity and showcase innovative work and techniques at the intersections of art, science, and technology.
Registration to Immersion is free with The HUB Pass. Select events within Immersion require individual registration or passes. Grab the details below!
Each night, Masary Studios will present “Brutal Rhythm,” an original music, light, dance and video composition inspired by the brutalist architecture of Boston’s iconic City Hall. Various scores will be created in collaboration, one feeding the other, resulting in a united and bold statement that embraces the spirit of innovation, all while performed inside a wall of stacked shipping containers at the center of The HUB.
Experience Live Peformances
Taking place throughout The HUB, amongst shipping containers and geodesic domes, on stages big and small, and in unexpected locations.
Sarah Slifer Swift
Visit Another Universe
The swissnex Dome is a full-dome structure that allows a 360° spatialization of images and sounds, taking the audience on a fully immersive and unique experience. At HUBweek 2017, the swissnex Dome will host Swiss, American, and Canadian programming such as full-dome projections, digital performances, cosmic yoga sessions, panel discussions and workshops. Immersion experiences include:
Live: Disorder 3D–Digital Choreography
Oct 12 | 08:00 – 10:00 PM
SAT Fest 2017
Oct 12 – 14 | 03:00 – 06:30 PM
Modulate Live–Dance Party
Oct 14 | 09:15 – 10:45 PM
Oct 12 – 15
Oct 12 – 15
Oct 15 | 02:00 – 02:30 PM
Explore Dozens of Immersive Exhibits
Immersive containers transform and participatory projects come to light (literally) as the sun sets.
Andrew Ringler, Saul Baizman, Fish McGill
Helen Popinchalk and Morgan Grenier, Trifecta Editions, and Jay LaCouture, AntiDesigns
Karen Schoucair and Rachelle Villalon
Elisa Hamilton and Now + There
Jason Hoelscher and Jessamy McManus, Umwelt Operations Unlimited, Will Penny, Michael Porten, and Britt Spencer, Widowmaker Collective, Jeff Schmuki and Wendy DesChene, PlantBot Genetics
Take Your Immersion Experience to the Next Level
At the Nightly Immersion Party, let loose and unwind as the music takes you on a journey. With the Immersion Party Pass, you'll gain access to: The Domes@Night at The HUB • Bars and the Immersion Lounge (21+) • Live entertainment including DJs, VJs, and projections • Signature experiences and performances.
LIVE Silent Disco
3 Different DJs | 1 Live Experience
Imagine three of Boston’s top DJs playing live, some of the best blends of music that will have diverse audiences connecting, convening and networking all through their colorful headphones. All guests are given a set of wireless headphones that light up to show which channel they are listening to, allowing different genres of music that can be enjoyed by everyone.
12 Local Artists | One Sound | Amazing Visuals
“The Cypher” celebrates contemporary urban music and its roots across the African diaspora. DJs, beatmakers, percussionists and digitally integrated bands will fill the air with sounds from deep house and hip-hop to alternative R&B, soul and funk music. “The Cypher” will bring artists together through improvisation, while pulling the audience into a vortex driven by drum and bass.
Boston's Best Dance Night [Dig Boston]
Picó Picante is a transnational bass party that amplifies inclusive, hyper-localized renderings of dance music culture, presented by co-founder Sara Skolnick (Riobamba) and multidisciplinary artist Ricardo de Lima (La Rabia). Since it's creation in 2011, Picó has hosted the Boston debut of forward-thinking, globally-minded artists such as Princess Nokia, Cakes da Killa, Venus X, Papi Juice, DJ Playero, and Que Bajo?!.
Want us to break it down?
There are four ways to experience Immersion open, right now.
Grab an Insider Pass
Gain Insider access to curated, one-of-a-kind opportunities throughout Immersion, as well as registration HUBweek's signature tracks, Future Forum and Demo Day. A left brain + right brain combo.
Get Your Immersion Party Pass
DJs, VJs and projection...
A live silent disco, cypher and transnational bass party.
Access to the Immersion Lounge & Domes@Night.
Need we say more?
Register for an Event
There are a number of events happening during Immersion that are free. You can check out the full list here.
We're proud to partner with dozens of local artists – with more to come!
Research Associate and Affiliate Faculty
Artist, Philosopher, Asst. Professor & Gallery Director
Designer in Residence
Motion Graphics Designer
Co-Founder, CTO of Hosta Labs Inc./MIT Post-Doc
Wendy DesChene + Jeff Schmuki