A woman is sleeping on a pool chair by the pool. Deer are walking next to her.
Teresa Hubbard
Irish, American, Swiss, b. Dublin, 1965
Alexander Birchler
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)
Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler use video and photography to explore the physical and psychological dimensions of space. Their work interweaves forms of reconstruction, reenactment and documentary into a hybrid form of storytelling. Structured as an inherent, seamless and suspenseful narrative loop, House with Pool follows a woman as she roams through a house after a party has ended, and a younger woman who covertly enters the same space. Although the women never meet and their relationship remains uncertain, they perform uncannily parallel actions, playing parts of the same composition on a piano and dressing in the same garments. House with Pool is set in a modernist house in Texas, where the artists lived and worked for several months; the house itself features as a major presence in the video, which explores the slippage between interior emotions and exterior conditions.



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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