H Box

Think home movie theatres are great? Wait for H Box. This is a portable movie screening room of sorts that travels from museum to museum to festival with films from various artists being showcased in its small quarters.

This is one of the new ways that art and technology are converging into new media types. The H Box has already visited the Centre Pompidou, the Tate Modern, the Yokohama Triennale and the Sao Paulo Biennale, showing 21 video works total by various artists.

Created by the Hermes Foundation, this box can be disassembled and reassembled at its venue, with whatever work is being shown at that time and place. The Box itself is a piece of art – a cross between a spaceship and a mobile home.

One of the KIAS research questions in the Culture, Media, Technology theme states the following: How are the arts making use of new technologies to develop innovative and novel artistic forms and expressions?

Creations like the H Box make you reconsider traditional film viewing methods – do you think that this is the way of the future or is this a flash-in-the-pan idea? Does the Box detract from the art being presented inside or does it bring attention that the film might not have received otherwise?


Photo credit: EgoDesign.ca, Andres Lejona


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