Wexner Center Screens "The Measures" by Jacqueline Goss and Jenny Perlin

Oct 31 2015


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




Film and Video

In the midst of the French Revolution, two astronomers embarked on individual journeys across Europe to measure the Earth and, through their findings, help determine the true length of one meter. Incorporating a performative element of live narration by the filmmakers, The Measuresretraces the astronomers’ journeys from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel, exploring the social, intellectual, and political history that surrounded the metric system’s origins as well as the complexities of collaboration.

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