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Happy holidays!!

Dear friends,
This year chameckilerner is turning 24 years old, and as the wonderful Bette Davis used to say, “Aging is not for sissies”.  It has been an inspiring journey, one we could not have done without you, our board, and our families.

2016 was particularly exciting for us. SAMBA #2 continues to travel around the world, including showings at the Wexner Center for The Arts in Ohio, SOFT POWER-Arte Brazil at Kunsthal KAdE in the Netherlands, LEEDs International Film Festival in the UK, and the Hamilton International Film Festival in Canada. ESKAZISER had a 6-week run at THE BOILER, the Annex space at Pierogi Gallery in New York, followed by screenings at The Flint Institute of Arts in Michigan and the San Francisco Dance Film Festival. chameckilerner created the performance/manifestation ABRE ALASand a video named LOOP 1979, and is filming, still this week, a piece called 2 DOGS.

These coming years will be challenging for all of us, and it will be more important than ever for art to exist, to be committed, be brave and to elevate. Standing still is not an option, and we are not planning to.

Rosane Chamecki and Andrea Lerner

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)

more info chameckilerner at the Wexner Center