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Somewhere Only We Know

Film/Video

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

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)

Catherine Opie, Untitled #1, 2012

Be sure to RSVP for our Spring Exhibitions Preview on Friday, May 15—and don't miss a conversation with Catherine Opie and Jack Whitten right before the reception.

Stephin Merrit

Magnetic Fields front man Stephin Merritt brings an acoustic set (and longtime bandmate Sam Davol) to our intimate Performance Space on Saturday, May 16.