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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

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, 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)