Killed

Film/Video

Images courtesy of the Library of Congress, Washington, D. C.

Killed

William E. Jones, 2009

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).

Thu, Oct 1, 2009Sat, Oct 31, 2009
Repeats every day until Sat Oct 31 2009 .

Many of the most familiar and moving images of American life during the great depression of the 1930s come from photographs taken the auspices of the Farm Security Administration, a government program. But the program produced many more images--which you've never had a chance to see.

The director of the program, Roy Emerson Stryker, was responsible for deciding which photographs were worthy of printing. Nearly half of the over 145,000 pictures made by F.S.A. photographers from 1935 to 1943 were rejected or in Stryker's term, "killed," by punching a hole through the negative. Killed resurrects some of these amazing and long-neglected images by photographers including Walker Evans, Ben Shahn, and John Vachon. The film was made while Jones was in residence in the Wexner Center's Art & Technology studio. (2 mins., looped, sequence of digital files)

Artist and filmmaker William E. Jones is based in Los Angeles. His videos and films have been shown in festivals and exhibitions around the world including the Sundance Film Festival, the Whitney Biennial, and the Venice Biennale.

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

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

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