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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.
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
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
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 cartooncrossroadscolumbus.org.
Laura Harrison, image courtesy of the artist.
The Lingerie Show, image courtesy of the artist.
Little Red Giant,The Monster That I Was, image courtesy of the artist.
Tears for Narcissus, image courtesy of the artist.
The Limits of Vision, image courtesy of the artist.
FILM/VIDEO PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Rohauer Collection Foundation
WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Wexner Family
National Endowment for the Arts
Ohio Arts Council
L Brands Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Mike and Paige Crane
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
President Kristina M. Johnson and Mrs. Veronica Meinhard
Larry and Donna James
Alex and Renée Shumate
The Limits of Vision and Other Animated Shorts