Light Box

A 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.
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Mixed Media
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How do we experience a collection? The Lightbox Gallery in the brand new 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. The gallery will be inaugurated in tandem with the inauguration of the new museum in November 2014.

Selected Exhibitions at Lightbox Gallery

metaLAB 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

Selected Talks at Lightbox Gallery

“Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage”, Melissa Venator, January 2016-ongoing
“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