Samba #2 at the Wexner Center

As part of the Wexner Center‘s 25th anniversary, The Box is dedicating the entire year of programming to work produced in the Film/Video Studio. Screenings in this free exhibition space for video, located just across from the Wexner Center Store, run continuously seven days a week, the same hours as our ticket office.

Brazilian-born, NY-based choreographers and filmmakers Rosane Chamecki and Andrea Lerner, together called chameckilerner, capture the delirious energy of Brazilian Carnival’s most famous dance and strip it down to its most basic elements in Samba #2. Recorded in extreme slow motion, the frenzied dance is transformed into a hypnotizing choreography of flesh, one that upends the stereotypical sexualized representation of the female body. (3 mins., HD video)

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The latest

In January we screened Samba #2 and our new 4-channel installation ESKAZISER at EMPAC, Troy, NY. It was freezing at Troy, but the audience came and the feedback was overwhelmingly good.

In April, with help of the Emergency Funds from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts, we travelled to Bucharest, Romania where we showed both  ESKAZISER  and  Samba#2 at the White Night festival, the biggest art event of the year, where galleries, art organizations and experimental venues  open their doors to the public until 4 in the morning.

Samba #2 have won the Honorable Prize at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival and at InShadow Festival in Lisbon, Portugal. In addition, Samba #2 continues to be screened at many festivals around the world.

We had a retrospective of or video work at Festival Dança em Foco, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where we also taught a workshop. For the retrospective we created two new videos, Between Chamecki and Lerner and Exercise #4, which we hope to show you very soon.

During July and August, chameckilerner was also part of the group show The Transportation Business, curated by Gregory Volk, at the Jane Lombard Gallery together with an incredible pool of artists,  that includes, Sebastiaan Bremer, Mónica de la Torr, Skawennati, Klara Hobza, Fred Tomaselli, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, to name a few.

In October, we went to São Paulo, Brazil to be part of the 19th Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc-Videobrasil – an incredible assemblage of artists featuring work from and about the global south.

But maybe the most exciting news, is chameckilerner ‘s upcoming solo show at the Pierogi Gallery in NYC in February and March of 2016.