The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and The Creators Project announce the release of a seven-minute mini-documentary about acclaimed interdisciplinary design firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro on The Creators Project website. Produced by VICE Media and Intel, the short film features interviews with DS+R principal Elizabeth Diller and Hirshhorn director Richard Koshalek. The video highlights DS+R’s past and ongoing architectural projects, including the Hirshhorn’s planned Seasonal Inflatable Structure, a pavilion designed for the Museum’s central atrium that will be erected seasonally and play host to wide-ranging programming, including discussions, dialogues, performances, and artists’ responses to this unique new space on the National Mall.
“Museums have to take on new responsibilities,” says Koshalek. “They have to reach out and deal with a larger audience, and it has to be of educational value. If they don’t do that, they’re not going to be relevant moving forward.” In describing the programming planned for the Inflatable’s interior, Koshalek says, “We have to bring the greatest thinkers working today to Washington to talk about the critical issues that are confronting society.”
The Hirshhorn extends deep thanks to The Creators Project, an ongoing global initiative by VICE and Intel dedicated to supporting artists in realizing their creative visions through technology. The project includes an online community and video channel, TheCreatorsProject.com, and an official YouTube Channel, as well as a content creation studio and a global event series.