Forest Park Forest Zoo

Film/Video

Image courtesy the artist and Anna Sanders Films

Forest Park Forest Zoo

Amy O'Neill, 2008

The Box

The Wexner Center's exhibition space for video, The Box features varied works shown in an intimate setting. The Box is located just across from the Wexner Center Store. Screenings 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, Apr 1, 2008Wed, Apr 30, 2008
Repeats every day until Wed Apr 30 2008 .

A nostalgic look at rural culture, Amy O’Neill’s Forest Park Forest Zoo takes its name from a once-popular storybook forest and petting zoo in Gallitzen, Pennsylvania. Now deserted and decaying, the quirky-folksy-kitschy buildings (a shoe house, a candy-striped barn, a crooked house) conjure memories of a simpler time before the corporatization of American culture and entertainment. Forest Park Forest Zoo is produced by Anna Sanders, Paris, and was edited in the Art & Technology studio. (8 mins., 16mm transferred to video)

Amy O’Neill lives and works in New York. Her work has been shown at galleries and museums in Europe and America including, most recently, the Sculpture Center in New York, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and MAMCO (Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain) in Geneva.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

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