Black and white photo. Small miniature planes flying around in a bathroom.
Hiraki Sawa
Japanese, b. Ishikawa, 1977
Dwelling
2003
Single-channel video; black and white; sound; 9:20 min.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2006 (06.2)
In Dwelling, a fleet of miniature airplanes soars through a small apartment, periodically taking off and landing on a kitchen table, a bed, and a washing machine. Hiraki Sawa created the film while in graduate school, superimposing computer-animated aircraft over footage of his own domestic space and adding a spare soundtrack of soft engine noises. Whereas airplanes promise escapes to far-off destinations, here they are confined to a cramped interior, their random flight paths instead suggesting psychological voyages, as when we suddenly recall a web of memories while dozing off at home.



Past

  • May 14–Jun 11

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    Jacolby Satterwhite

    American, b. Columbia, South Carolina, 1986
    Birds in Paradise
    2019
    Two-channel video; color; sound; 18:20 min.
    Proposed acquisition, November 2020
    @ Jacolby Satterwhite / Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

  • May 21–Jun 18

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    Hiraki Sawa

    Japanese, b. Ishikawa, 1977
    Dwelling
    2003
    Single-channel video; black and white; sound; 9:20 min.
    Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2006 (06.2)

  • May 28–Jun 25

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    Chris Chong Chan Fui

    Malaysian, b. Borneo, 1982
    BLOCK B
    2009
    35mm film transferred to video; color; sound; 20:44 min.
    Museum Purchase, 2010 (10.2)

  • Jun 04–Jul 02

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    Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler

    Irish, American, Swiss, b. Dublin, 1965 / Swiss, b. Baden, 1962
    House with Pool
    2004
    Single-channel video; color; sound; 20:39 min.
    Holenia Purchase Fund, in memory of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 2006 (06.36)

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