Current Objects is a curated collection of architect*-designed objects. It is a publication of small things; a digital (and sometimes physical) store; a forum for experimentation, production, and extension of architectural practice and research.


THEME: Light/Dark
YEAR: 2024
STUDIO: Evan Chakroff
MATERIAL: Aluminum, slide film
QUALITIES: Recycled, Interactive, Shiny


Slightbox is a backlit display frame for a single 35mm film slide.

A photon takes about eight minutes to reach the Earth from the surface of the Sun. Photons slice through the layers of film, leaving a latent image revealed later by the chemical development process. A slide captures a moment in time, a miniature vignette of a briefly illuminated world. Can we ever capture time, hold it in our hands? What do we reveal when we shine a light on the past? What memories are best left in darkness?