Aperture House is a set design piece for the short film Modern Houses, written and directed by Matthew Dixon and starring Lili Taylor as a celebrated but disturbed architect Max Lynn. The project becomes the focal point of the short film, acting simultaneously as a frame, a space, and an object.

Openings and volumes are constructed with perspectival distortions, producing optical projections and sight lines that guide the positions and orientations of the actor, model, camera and set. The representational medium of the model, its role as a cinematic device, and its performance as a space in itself are the ways in which the House produces representations of its own.

Director: Matthew Dixon
Artistic Director: Matthew Ritchie
Starring: Lili Taylor, Mitchell Lichtenstein
Date: 2016