Pablo Lobato Bronze revirado
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).
Via Brasil presentations began unfolding across all the Wex's program areas in 2012, and will culminate in through 2014 with a major exhibition and documentary film series, a translation of film criticism, and complementary performing arts events. With Via Brasil, the Wexner Center strives to introduce our community to the unique and diverse cultural landscape that contributes to the increasing prominence of Brazil on the global arts scene.
Brazil’s contributions to the fields of music and dance are known throughout the world. But other than the occasional breakout hit, such as Black Orpheus, Central Station, or City of God, Brazilian cinema rarely receives the level of attention in North America that it deserves. This series offers you an extraordinary opportunity to tour the unique and diverse cinematic and cultural landscape that contributes to the increasing prominence of Brazil on the global (and local) scene.
This festive video rings in our ongoing Via Brasil project with an impressive display of choreographed physicality. Brazilian video artist Pablo Lobato records the great efforts—requiring a tension-filled coordination of strength, timing, and agility—a large team of able-bodied young men give to ring a hulking bell. The narrow, vertical image (created by placing the video projector on its side) mirrors the narrow bell tower of a colonial-era church in the historic town of São João del Rei, in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. Lobato reminds us of the extraordinary labors and traditions that continue endure even in an era when everything seems to be automated. (5 mins., video)
VIA BRASIL MADE POSSIBLE BY
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Rohauer Collection Foundation
American Airlines/American Eagle
GENERAL SUPPORT FOR
THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council