Preview: Annemiek at the Wexner Center

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

We all went through the awkward adolescent phase when we felt self-conscious but also just wanted to let loose and be ourselves. For some of us, cheesy boy bands were a part of that stage of life.

In Rineke Dijkstra's single-channel video, "Annemiek," a Dutch teenage girl lip-synchs to the Backstreet Boys' "I Wanna Be with You." The four-minute portrait, which will play continuously in the Wexner Center's cafe area, shows the girl switching back and forth between feeling awkward and rocking out.

No need to pity the cafe employees. Rather than the song playing over and over again in the room, headphones are available for those who want to hear the audio.

Sing along:

Wexner Center

May 13-Aug. 14

1871 North High St., Campus

wexarts.org