A multi-platform program of significant scope, BLACK BOX presents emerging
and established artists who expand the language of cinema.

Core programming is nomadic and antidisciplinary, focused on experimental film,
video, new media art and moving-image-based work.

BLACK BOX 2.0 takes place May 6 - June 7, 2015, during the 41st Seattle International Film Festival.
It is organized independently by Aktionsart.

Co-curated by Anne Couillaud (Independent Curator) and Julia Fryett (Founder, Aktionsart)


Art Galleries
Movie Theaters
Shipping Containers
Community and Educational Events
Online Program


May 5 // Opening Night, Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park
May 6 - June 7, 2015 // Exhibitions in galleries and shipping containers
May 10 // SAM Screening I
May 31 // SAM Screening II
June 6 // Closing Night


Seattle Art Museum, Seattle International Film Festival, Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media at the University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts, Institute of Emergent Technology + Intermedia


ArtsFund, Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, French American Cultural Society, McKinney Containers, Seattle Center, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, MacFarlane Partners



Anne Couillaud 

Anne is an independent art curator who recently moved from New York to Seattle. Past curatorial projects include DAY TO DAY at Martos Gallery, NY, MYTHOLOGIES at Visual Aids, NY and SOLITUDE(S) at LMAK Gallery, NY. Her most recent texts are I, YOU, WE about Markus Hansen's ongoing project OTHER PEOPLE'S FEELINGS ARE ALSO MY OWN and TRAJECTORIES about Vincent Lamouroux's latest works. Before embracing her freelance career she worked for the Virgil de Voldère gallery in New York for several years. Anne received her BA, Master and first doctoral diploma in Art History from La Sorbonne in Paris.



Julia Fryett

Julia is a curator and cultural entrepreneur focused on art, film and technology. Based in Seattle, she is the founder of Aktionsart and also works independently as an art advisor and consultant. She has over ten years of international experience and has served as an arts advocate on Steering Committees for Americans for the Arts and Obama’s 2008 National Arts Policy Committee. Prior to forming Aktionsart, Julia worked in a curatorial and sales capacity at the Mugrabi Collection in New York.

Julia holds an MA in Film Curating from London Consortium - a unique collaboration between London Film School, University of London, Tate, ICA and the Architectural Association. She received a BA in Literature, a BA in Public Policy Studies and Music Minor from Duke University.

Julia founded BLACK BOX in 2013.


Produced by Aktionsart.
Co-curated by Anne Couillaud (Independent Curator) and Julia Fryett (Founder, Aktionsart).