The H BOX program was initiated in 2006, directed by Benjamin Weil. Each year, four artists are invited to produce a single-channel work in video. A changing selection of eight to ten of those short films have been presented since the late fall of 2007 in a roaming screening hall designed by Paris-based architect/artist Didier Fiuza Faustino. Having launched at Centre Pompidou (Paris), H BOX has since travelled to such European museums as MUSAC, Leon, Spain; MUDAM, Luxembourg; and the Tate Modern in London; before arriving in Yokohama for the 2008 Triennale, and the United States in 2009 (Orange County Museum and Cinema Arts Festival Houston).
The New Museum’s “out-of-the box” presentation of H BOX marks the first time that all sixteen H BOX films will be presented together. There will be a short break at the middle of each screening session.
The roaming screening hall presentation of the most recent H BOX commissions is currently on view at Laboratorio de Arte Alameda until February 15. It will then travel to Fondation Beyeler, Basel, April 15-May 19.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: Taxidermist (Program 1) contains graphic depictions of taxidermy, which may not be suitable for all audiences.
H BOX: Program 1
Diorama, Kota Ezawa (Germany), animation, anaglyphic 3D, 1:55 min
Bulles (2007), Valérie Mréjen (France), video, color, sound, 5:42 min
We Knew About the Cave (2009), Matthew Buckingham (USA); voice: Sandrine Canac, 16mm film transferred to video (HD Cam SR 1080p), color, sound, 12 min
Bluebeard (2007), Alice Anderson (UK), Video, color, sound, 14 min
Taxidermist (2009), Ali Kazma (Turkey), digital video, color, stereo sound, 13 min
Mary-Koszmary (2007), Yael Bartana (Israel), Super 16 Film transferred to video, color, sound, 10:30 min
Midway (2007), Judit Kurtág (Hungary/France), HD video, color and sound stereo, 19 min
Dressage (2009), Julika Rudelius (Germany), 720 P 60 HD Video transferred to DVC pro, 8:40 min
H BOX: Program 2
TD Centre, 54th Floor (2009), Mark Lewis (Canada), Single screen projection, 35mm and 4K transferred to 2K, 6:18 min
Film (Hôtel Wolfers) (2007), Dora García (Spain), 35mm black-and-white film transferred to video, 11 min
Open Score (2007), Su-Mei Tse (Luxembourg), Video, color, sound, 10 min
Plaques (Slab) (2007), Shahryar Nashat (Switzerland), 35mm color film transferred to video, 7:40 min
The Birth of RMB City (2009), Cao Fei (China), Second Life Machinima, color, sound, 10:30 min
Citizen: The Wolf and Nanny (2009), Cliff Evans (USA), HD Digital Video, color, stereo sound, 6:30 min
The Empirical Effect (2009), Rosa Barba (Italy/Germany), 16mm transferred to HD Cam, 20 min
Oracle (2007), Sebastián Diaz-Morales (Argentina), Digital video, color, sound, 11 min