H BOXH BOX is an innovative, roaming screening room for presenting major new video commissions by international artists. Designed by Portuguese artist/architect Didier Fiuza Faustino, this state-of-the-art collapsible video gallery travels to exhibition spaces around the world showcasing newly commissioned work by emerging artists. First unveiled at the Pompidou Centre in Paris in November 2007, since then H BOX has traveled to Spain, Luxembourg, the Tate Modern in London and to the Yokohama Triennale in Yokohama, Japan. H BOX made its U.S. premiere at OCMA.
march 3 - september 6, 2009
For the presentation at OCMA, H BOX's artistic director, Benjamin Weil, selected video commissions by ten international artists including Alice Anderson (United Kingdom), Yael Bartana (Israel), Matthew Buckingham (USA), Sebastián Diaz-Morales (Argentina), Cliff Evans (USA), and Kota Ezawa (Germany), Cao Fei (China), Dora García (Spain), Shahryar Nashat (Switzerland), and Su-Mei Tse (Luxembourg).
H BOX is presented along with The Moving Image: Scan to Screen, Pixel to Projection, an exhibition of video art from the Museum's permanent collection that surveys the history of video art.
"I have seen the future of the video art museum, and it is the H BOX."
Los Angeles Times
H BOX Architect: Didier Fiuza Faustino
H BOX Curator: Benjamin Weil
H BOX installation, photograph courtesy of Marc Domage
Cao Fei, The Birth of RMB City, 2009; Second Life Machinima, color and sound
Yael Bartana Mary-Koszmary 2007; Super 16 Film transferred to video, color and sound; 10 minutes, 30 seconds
Kota Ezawa, Diorama, 2008; animation, anaglyphic 3D; 1minute, 55 seconds
H BOX is sponsored by the Hermès Foundation. The Orange County Museum of Art presentation was organized by Karen Moss, deputy director for exhibitions and programs at OCMA.