Still from Chris Chong Chan Fui’s “Block B" 2008. Image courtesy of the artist

Combining a static 35mm camera with the subtle audio work of sound designer Yashuhiro Morinaga, Chris Chong Chan Fui’s Block B—the first artwork at Washington, D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum by a Malaysian artist—compresses the world of Kuala Lumpur’s expat Indian families into a 20-minute meditation in two parts. The snippets of dialogue might be fiction, but the monolithic Block B is very real. Through Aug. 1.