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She Puppet
Peggy Ahwesh, 2001

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Artist Cory Arcangel in person

Experimental Cinema

Challenging, nonnarrative, or abstract--experimental works of all kinds make their way to the screen at the Wexner Center.

Wed, Jan 10, 2007 7 PM

Tonight's program features short films created in a variety of media that take most or all of their footage from video games. Artist Cory Arcangel will be on hand to introduce Super Mario Movie and discuss his approach to using obsolete video game programming and computer systems as an artistic medium.
The array of styles and tones of the films is almost as diverse as the eras of video game technology represented--from 1980s' Nintendo cartridges right up to today's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas game, which is featured in the premiere screening of a new video by the lyrical filmmaker Phil Solomon. (program approx. 80 mins.)


Super Mario Movie
(Cory Arcangel, Paper Rad, 2005)
15 mins., hacked Nintendo game cartridge

She Puppet
(Peggy Ahwesh, 2001)
15 mins, BetaSP

Total Power – Dead Dead Dead
(Stephanie Barber, 2005)
3 mins., 16mm transferred to DVD

Zidane World Cup Headbutt Animation Festival
(Anil Dash, 2006)
2 mins., DVD

My Trip to Liberty City
(Jim Munroe, 2003) 9 mins., DVD

Yoga Deathmatch
(Jim Munroe, 2004)
4.5 mins., DVD

And We All Shine On
(Michael Robinson, 2006)
7 mins., 16mm

Untitled (For David Gatten)
(Phil Solomon, Mark LaPore, 2005)
5 mins., DVcam

Rehearsals for Retirement
(Phil Solomon, 2007)
approx. 10 mins., DVcam

(Scott Stark, 2005)
10 mins., miniDV

Picture Lock: 25 Years of Film/Video Residencies at the Wex

Learn more about our four-day celebration of the Film/Video Studio here (then grab a Festival Pass for admission to all screenings and conversations here). 

The Decline of Western Civilization

Don't miss your chance to see filmmaker Penelope Spheeris introduce her iconic The Decline of Western Civilization on Friday, October 23—get your tickets now.