American, b. East Corinth, Maine, 1978
Up and Away
Single-channel video; color; sound; 6:40 min.
Museum purchase through the contributions of members of the Contemporary Acquisitions Council and the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2007 (07.24)
Up and Away leads viewers on a soaring journey through cityscapes, landscapes, and moonscapes, all downloaded and assembled from an archive of video game backgrounds. Through this endless scroll of pastel panoramas, Michael Bell-Smith raises questions about how digital technologies construct and represent space and depth. Can a 16-bit landscape truly capture a sense of place? Or do digital renderings simply pixilate, flatten and homogenize?
May 14–Jun 11
American, b. Columbia, South Carolina, 1986
Birds in Paradise
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
Japanese, b. Ishikawa, 1977
Single-channel video; black and white; sound; 9:20 min.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2006 (06.2)
May 28–Jun 25
Malaysian, b. Borneo, 1982
35mm film transferred to video; color; sound; 20:44 min.
Museum Purchase, 2010 (10.2)
Jun 04–Jul 02
Irish, American, Swiss, b. Dublin, 1965 / Swiss, b. Baden, 1962
House with Pool
Single-channel video; color; sound; 20:39 min.
Holenia Purchase Fund, in memory of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 2006 (06.36)