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Out of The Box: Xan Palay, Last American Summer (a virtual exhibition)

August 1

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2020 12:00 am

Opening August 1
Out of The Box: Xan Palay, Last American Summer (a virtual exhibition)
Streaming through August 31
This month we highlight the newest work to emerge from our Film/Video Studio, by Columbus artist Xan Palay.
Palay initiated the project well before the pandemic and ensuing shutdown, and intended to present the work as a multi-channel video installation. As Palay and Studio editor Alexis McCrimmon moved to working remotely this spring on final editing, Last American Summer came to take a new, virtual form, and to signify something different.
The works presented in this program—Last American Summer and Palay’s 2006 video Housewife’s Journal—are a collection of personal experiences that reflect on the beauty of everyday moments. And with American Summer, Palay offers a view of the world that does not exist in the same way that it did when it was being recorded. The work’s gridded vignettes capture the pools, the concerts, the parades, the road-trips and vacations, the Ohio State Fair, even the bunnies!
The three videos (or “chapters”) in Last American Summer can be played in order or shuffled. Think of this as your favorite mixtape or playlist, a kind of greatest hits of summer specific to nowhere and familiar all the same, for enjoying during a summer that never was.

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