“A rare and wonderful talent.”— New York Times
Mitchell Rose mines everyday life for the humorous and absurd in this award-winning series of films inspired by his choreography and performance art background. The program highlights Rose’s celebrated comedic work, including Elevator World (1999), a computer-animated essay on the politics of elevator riding, Modern Daydreams (2001), an exploration of the human connection with inanimate objects, and Contact (2012), a love letter to the respite of human interaction.
Rose is an assistant professor for The Ohio State University’s Department of Dance. His eponymous dance company toured for 15 years—including appearances at the Spoleto Festivals in the United States and Italy—before Rose turned to filmmaking, for which he’s captured more than 50 awards at festivals and art venues. (app. 75 mins., digital video)
Cosponsored by Ohio State's Department of Dance.
$8 general public
Significant contributions for the Wexner Center’s 2012–13 film/video season are made by the Rohauer Collection Foundation.
Generous support for the 2012-13 Visiting Filmmakers series is provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Wexner Center also receives generous support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, Nationwide Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council, as well as from the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation and Wexner Center members.