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Jacqueline Goss's film "The Observers" screens at the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH



Oct 25 2011


LOCATION

Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High Street
Columbus, OH

FORMAT

Screening

Discipline

Film and Video

As part of the Wexner Center’s “Artists in Conversation” series, Jacqueline Goss will screen her new feature-length film The Observers. It will be presented alongside the work of collaborator Dani Leventhal. Both artists will be present for the screening at the center in Columbus, OH, at 7pm. In The Observers, the land and sky of Mount Washington, New Hampshire, form a varying frame for a meteorologist as she goes about the solitary and steadfast work of measuring and recording the weather. Inspired by the Nathaniel Hawthorne story “The Great Carbuncle,” this film features the extreme and surprising beauty of the windiest mountain in the world. Shot on 16mm film over the course of a year, The Observers is based on the actual work of the crew of the Mount Washington Weather Observatory—one of the oldest weather stations in North America where staff members have taken hourly readings of the wind speed, visibility, barometric pressure and temperature since May 1932. In 1934, the staff measured a wind gust of 231 mph, which remains a world record for a surface station.


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