You are here

Bruce Checefsky


Image courtesy of Bruce Checefsky

Bruce Checefsky
IN NI (Others)

The Box

As part of the Wexner Center’s 25th anniversary, The Box is dedicating the entire year of programming to work produced in the Film/Video Studio. Screenings in this free exhibition space for video, located just across from the Wexner Center Store, run continuously seven days a week, the same hours as our ticket office (Mon–Wed: 9 AM–6 PM; Thu–Fri: 9 AM–8 PM; Sat: 10 AM–8 PM; Sun: 11 AM–6 PM).

Tue, Jan 3, 2006Tue, Jan 31, 2006
Repeats every day until Tue Jan 31 2006.

January brings the work of Cleveland-based photographer and filmmaker Bruce Checefsky to The Box with his latest video, IN NI (Others). Based on an unmade 1958 script by Polish artist and experimental filmmaker Andrzej Pawlowski, the work continues Checefsky's recent interest in forgotten films and unmade screenplays from the rich history of the Polish avant-garde. (20:34 mins.)

Andrzej Pawlowski (1925-86) was a painter, sculptor, photographer, and experimental filmmaker whose abstract work Kineformy (Cineforms) from 1957 is celebrated as one of the great films of the Polish avant-garde. Pawlowski's script for IN NI was based on the 1939-44 diary of a patient in a Krakow asylum and intended to be more figurative and representational than his previous works. The script was not realized during Pawlowski's life.

Checefsky undertook his adaptation of IN NI during a residency at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw's Ujazdowski Castle. Checefsky's previous films include Apteka (Pharmacy) (2001), based on a film originally made by Franciszka and Stefan Themerson in 1930, and A Woman and Circles (2003), based on an unproduced script, also from 1930, by the surrealist poet Jan Brzekowski. Additional support for IN NI was provided by the Ohio Arts Council.

Jane B. par Agnès V.

See iconic actress Jane Birkin through the eyes of filmmaker Agnès Varda in a special double feature on Saturday, October 10. 

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.