Tobias Putrih and MOS have designed and constructed a cinematic environment (titled Majestic) made of aluminum and steel that serves as a programmatic vessel for a video series conceived by Wexner Center film and video curators. Visitors can walk into and around the cinema, absorbing it as a sculpture, and can also sit within the structure to enjoy the programming. The video program changes every few weeks and features, in order: Jun Nguyen-Hatshushiba’s HappyNew Year: Memorial Project Vietnam II (November 9–27); Abbas Kiarostrami’s Shirin (November 29–December 26); Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreig’s Je Veux Voir (December 28–January 23); and seven episodes from Leslie Thornton’s Peggy and Fred in Hell (January 24-February 13).
Born in Slovenia, Putrih lives and works in Boston. MOS is a design and architecture collective that often collaborates with Putrih; led by principals Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample, MOS is based in New Haven, Connecticut.