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Somewhere Only We Know


Images courtesy of the filmmaker

Somewhere Only We Know
Jesse McLean, 2009

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).

Thu, Sept 1, 2011Fri, Sept 30, 2011
Repeats every day until Fri Sep 30 2011.

Focusing on the moment all reality TV competitions have in common, Somewhere Only We Know provides a skillfully assembled montage of contestants' faces at the instant when they have been eliminated from the show.

Creating a particularly modern study of a psychological—and cultural—state, the video then seeks to find a way to transcend the condition that the contestants are stuck in. Chicago-based artist Jesse McLean, who received the emerging experimental media artist award at the 2010 Ann Arbor Film Festival, visited the Wexner Center in February 2011 to show several of her videos. (5 mins., video)