Service of the Goods

Film/Video
Service of the Goods

Service of the Goods

Image courtesy of Jean-Paul Kelly

Service of the Goods

Service of the Goods

Image courtesy of Jean-Paul Kelly

Service of the Goods

Service of the Goods

Image courtesy of Jean-Paul Kelly

Service of the Goods

Service of the Goods

Image courtesy of Jean-Paul Kelly

Jean-Paul Kelly
Service of the Goods

(2013)

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).

Sun, June 1, 2014Mon, June 30, 2014
June 1–30

An original and unsettling examination of documentary representation, Service of the Goods remakes shot-for-shot selected scenes from Frederick Wiseman’s seminal documentaries on state-run, tax-funded American institutions, including Titicut Follies (1967), High School (1968), Hospital (1969), and Welfare (1975). To create his haunting work, Canadian filmmaker Jean-Paul Kelly bracingly reorients our attention by covering up the human element that’s foregrounded in Wiseman’s films and reducing the soundtrack to a queasy murmur. (29 mins., video)