Past Film/Video | Visiting Filmmakers

The Limits of Vision and Other Animated Shorts

(Laura Harrison, 2013–21)

Laura Harrison in person

Four images from short films by Laura Harrison

Animator Laura Harrison joins us for a screening of her work—including her latest, The Limits of Vision—as part of the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Festival!

The Chicago-based Harrison creates films that focus on marginalized characters who exist on the fringes of society. Her work explores the subjects of diaspora, transhumanism, gender, and a loss of touch in an increasingly visual world. Tonight’s program features Harrison’s most recent animation, The Limits of Vision—an adaptation of the Robert Irwin novel of the same name about a London housewife who slowly begins to lose her grip as she goes about her everyday activities. (program approx. 95 mins., video).

Harrison’s work has screened at the New York Film Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, and Melbourne International Animation Festival, among others. The artist participates in a Q&A following the program.

Program lineup

The Limits of Vision (2021, 35 mins.)
Tears for Narcissus (2013, 8 mins., video)
The Lingerie Show (2015, 8 mins.)
Little Red Giant, The Monster That I Was (2017, 14 mins.)

The Wexner Center is proud to serve as a venue partner for the eighth-annual edition of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC). The four-day festival takes place online and at sites around the city including Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus Museum of Art, and Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Additional CXC events happening at the Wex include:

Wimmin’s Comix Turns 50: A Celebration of the Comic and its Legacy
Fri, Oct 7 | 4 PM
Free admission

Join us for a discussion of Wimmin’s Comix as we celebrate its 50th anniversary with two of its creators, Trina Robbins and Lee Marrs. A signing follows the conversation.

Spotlight on Keith Knight
Fri, Oct 7 | 7:30 PM
Free admission

In what promises to be a memorable talk, famed indie cartoonist-turned-TV show creator Keith Knight (the K chronicles, th(ink)!, Woke) discusses with indie filmmaker-turned-graphic novelist James Spooner (Afro-Punk, The High Desert) his journey from the page to the screen. A signing follows the conversation.

See a complete festival schedule at

A photo of Laura Harrison from the neck up. Her dark hair is pulled back with some of it landing on her left shoulder. She wear earrings and is looking directly at the camera

Laura Harrison, image courtesy of the artist.

A still from The Lingerie Show. Two figures, one in a red tank top and the other in a white tank top sit speaking to one another in front of a blue wall with yellow streaks on it.

The Lingerie Show, image courtesy of the artist.

An image of a face with two finger touching its chin. Wrapped around the head is red helmet-like object

Little Red Giant,The Monster That I Was, image courtesy of the artist.

A still from an animated film featuring an image of a woman holding a bowl and behind her a person lays on a park bench

Tears for Narcissus, image courtesy of the artist.

A still from an animated film. An image of a woman with blond hair in profile. She's blushing and holds her hand to her neck. She is looking at an abstract image of a purple series of lines and squiggles.

The Limits of Vision, image courtesy of the artist.

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Past Film/Video

The Limits of Vision and Other Animated Shorts