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Light Is Waiting

Film/Video

Images courtesy the director

Light Is Waiting
Michael Robinson, 2007
Sat, Mar 1, 2008Mon, Mar 31, 2008
Repeats every day until Mon Mar 31 2008.

In his first major video, filmmaker Michael Robinson takes scenes from a Polynesian-vacation episode of the sitcom Full House and, to frightening effect, splits the image (creating Olsen twin mandalas), adds a strobe effect (turning a staple of the TGIF lineup into an op art flicker film), and tweaks the sound (making an Elvis cover by John Stamos sound like a lost track from Big Star’s Third/Sister Lovers). As Robinson says, “tropes of video art and family entertainment face off in a luminous orgy from which neither will survive.” (11 mins., video)

Robinson visits the Wexner Center on April 2 to introduce a program of his films. Click here for more details.

Please note: William E. Jones’s Tearoom screens in the Box on Saturday, March 8.