Harvard Art MuseumsA venue for digital experiments and new media projects that respond to collections held at the Harvard Art Museums, where digital tools reveal connections between objects and play with traditions of display.
- Cambridge, USA
How do we experience a collection? The Lightbox Gallery in the Renzo Piano designed facility is a venue for digital experiments and new media projects that respond to collections held at the Harvard Art Museums. Built in collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and visiting artists, projects in this space use digital tools to reveal connections between objects and play with traditions of display. Some of these projects are responsive, allowing users to navigate and manipulate the collections. Other projects are cinematic, transforming the Museums into a landscape of digital performance. The Lightbox is a space for cross-disciplinary exploration, turning the gallery into an experimental digital lab.
Selected Exhibitions at Lightbox Gallery
- HAM Object Map, interactive visualization, 2015
- Feral Trees, video documentation, April 2015
- Light Prop Media Documentation, immersive exhibition, 2016
- Your Story Has Touched My Heart, video installation, May 2016 Animation/Studio Projects, mixed media, October-November, 2016
- Machine Experience, exhibition, August 2017
- Curatorial A(i)gents, exhibition, March-May 2022
- Living by Protocol, exhibition, May-July 2022
Selected Talks at Lightbox Gallery
- “Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage”, Melissa Venator, January 2016
- “What is the Lightbox Gallery?”, Ming Tu, May 12, 2016
- “Your Story Has Touched My Heart”, Sarah Newman, Matthew Battles, May 2016
- “Machine Experience Gallery Talks”, Kim Albrecht, Maia Suazo-Maler, Sarah Newman, Rachel Kalmar, Matthew Battles, August-December 2017