1871 N High St
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Ben Russell is one of the few artists working to make 16mm film relevant to the contemporary media landscape, while playing off the varied histories of filmmaking itself.

He's made a diverse range of films that have included a pinhole movie of Easter Island, a portrait of an audience at a Lightning Bolt concert, and a flicker film set to a Richard Pryor monologue. Tonight he'll show and introduce four films shot primarily in the Maroon villages of Suriname, South America. They represent a major strain of Russell's work that complicates traditions of ethnographic and documentary film. In a special live double-projector performance that closes the evening, Russell challenges the specter of representation in its entirety, shuttling the image to the point of total annihilation. Russell is at the Wexner Center to work on a feature-length film in the Art & Technology studio. (app. 90 mins., 16mm)

Please note: This show contains visuals that may be harmful to those with epilepsy.

Official Website: http://www.wexarts.org/fv/index.php?eventid=3673

Added by Wexner Center on January 30, 2009

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