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Scott Stark
More Than Meets the Eye: Remaking Jane Fonda

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).

Sun, Apr 1, 2007Mon, Apr 30, 2007
Repeats every day until Mon Apr 30 2007.

Scott Stark's updating of More Than Meets the Eye is just as funny as his original version but creates a stronger personal and cultural context through which to examine ideas of gender, war, and cultural and political shifts.
In 2001, Stark filmed himself exercising to the famous Jane Fonda workout tape in a variety of public and private settings. The resulting video was conceptually complex and hilariously deadpan in execution. Last year--several years into another unpopular war--Stark felt compelled to revisit the video. He added selections of Fonda's more provocative quotes from the Vietnam era, as well as thoughtful excerpts from her recent autobiography. The revised version is just as playful but now has an added dimension. Instead of satire, it becomes a touching tribute to a self-described "lightning-rod," Jane Fonda. (20 mins., video)

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

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Wexner Center for the Arts

Due to an ongoing investigation, the Wexner Center will be closed to the public on Tuesday. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will update this space and our Facebook page as new information is released.