This is me at the Michael Hardt lecture at McMaster. This a photoshop job, but only minimally – I ran up to that spot after the lecture and had my partner snap a photo of me. So that is me in that spot, but about one minute after Hardt finished speaking. It must of looked strange to see me, a large middle aged dude, run up and stand beside his jacket on personal effects (to the left of me), staring intently into the space I had just left. What I was curious about in composing this work is seeing the awkwardness of the crowd’s body language not seeing me at all. Their line of attention zooms past me on the right. If I had run up there in real time, then that dynamic would be different, even if only slightly.