October 20, 2015 - Wexner Center for the Arts - Celebrating 25 years of filmmaker support
October 20, 2015

Celebrating 25 years of filmmaker support

Picture Lock: 25 Years of Film/Video Residencies
October 29–November 1, 2015

Wexner Center for the Arts
The Ohio State University
1871 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210

T +614 292 3535

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The Wexner Center is proud to announce Picture Lock: 25 Years of Film/Video Residencies, a four-day celebration of the rich legacy of film and video created at the center through its one-of-a-kind Film/Video Studio Program. The series runs October 29 through November 1 and features an array of acclaimed artists who have worked in the studio, introducing rare screenings from the Wex archive as well as newly completed films. Visiting artists will also participate in lively discussions among fellow filmmakers, artists, and curators.

Wexner Center Director Sherri Geldin notes that, “Since the center’s inception, the Studio Program has exemplified our mission as a creative laboratory, providing crucial support to artists—financially, professionally, technically, and morally—in the production of their work.”

Film/Video Studio Program Curator Jennifer Lange adds, “This resource is absolutely unique in the field and has made it possible for hundreds of filmmakers and artists to pursue and complete their projects. With Picture Lock, we’re taking a moment to look back at the studio’s history, sharing the breadth, depth, and ambition of the program thus far and exploring its potential going forward.”

The artist-centric nature of the studio program is reflected in the celebration’s lineup, with a distinct focus on audiences hearing from the filmmakers themselves about their work and their creative process, telling the story of the program from those who have been impacted by it most directly. Filmmakers, artists, editors and former curators including Guy Maddin, Liza Johnson, Jason Simon, Gregg Bordowitz, Deborah Stratman, Kevin Jerome Everson, Lucy Raven, Jennifer Reeder, Mike Olenick, Steven Bognar, Paul Hill, and Sam Green will return to present screenings of works selected from the Wexner Center archive and to discuss recurring themes and topics. In addition to the archive programs, a few artists will visit to screen newly completed films that have received support from the program, including Maddin’s The Forbidden Room, Jennifer Reeder’s Blood Below the Skin, and Jacqueline Goss and Jenny Perlin’s The Measures. A complete schedule follows.

Picture Lock schedule
Individual tickets and festival pass available on the Wexner Center’s website

Art & Technology: The Early Years
Introduced by Jason Simon, Gregg Bordowitz, and Bill Horrigan
October 29, 4:30pm

Made in Ohio
Introduced by Steven Bognar and Paul Hill
October 29, 7pm

Film Lives Here
Presented by Deborah Stratman and Kevin Jerome Everson
October 30, 4:30pm

New Queen Cinema and Beyond
Presented by Tom Kalin and Liza Johnson
October 30, 7pm

Rock Hudson’s Home Movies (Mark Rappaport, 1992)
October 30, 9pm 

Anatomy of an Edit
Presented by Jennifer Reeder and Mike Olenick
October 31, 2pm

The Measures  (Jacqueline Goss and Jenny Perlin, 2014)
Introduced and narrated by Jacqueline Goss and Jenny Perlin
October 31, 4:30pm

The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin, codirected by Evan Johnson, 2015)
Introduced by Guy Maddin
October 31, 7pm

Reframing Documentary
Presented by Sam Green and Lucy Raven
November 1, 1pm

Flag Wars (Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras, 2003)
November 1, 3pm

About the Film/Video Studio Program
The Wexner Center’s Film/Video Studio Program (known through 2010 as the Art & Tech, or Art & Technology, residency program) invites approximately 20 filmmakers and video artists from around the world to work at the Wexner Center each year. These artists use the facilities and equipment of the center’s video studio and editing suite, and benefit from the expertise of staff and other kinds of support and assistance, to begin, continue, or finish varied projects utilizing film and video. The resulting projects range widely in content, style, and form and are screened and exhibited at festivals and museums worldwide. They are also shown at the Wexner Center, both in theater screenings and in the Box, the Wexner Center’s video exhibition space.

More on the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Studio Program, including a complete list of artists supported by the residency program, here

Press contacts
Erik Pepple
T +614 292 9840 / epepple [​at​] wexarts.org

Jennifer Wray
T +614 247 6241 / jwray [​at​] wexarts.org


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