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The Quay Brothers

Unmistaken Hands: Ex Voto F.H. (2013)

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Sepia toned image of a saluting puppet staring into the distance

We’re excited to once again share the Quay Brothers’ Wex-supported Unmistaken Hands: Ex Voto F.H.—this year, as part of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) 2020.

In the fall of 2013, the Wexner Center was proud to host Stephen and Timothy Quay in our Film/Video Studio as they completed work on the film, which had its world premiere at the center on November 2 of that year. Produced with the support of a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award, Unmistaken Hands revolves around the work and life of Uruguayan writer Felisberto Hernández—often referred to as "the father of magic realism”—an author with whom the Quays share an affinity. Unmistaken Hands possesses all of the flourishes for which the filmmakers (who happen to be identical twins) have come to be known: a hermetic world, a disorienting soundtrack, and brilliant stop-motion animation. (26 mins., digital video)

This year’s four-day CXC festival is completely online with events also being presented by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus Museum of Art, and Columbus Metropolitan Library. Visit the CXC website for the full festival schedule.

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Quay Brothers on the set of Unmistaken Hands in front of a stop motion animation set

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Hazy image of wires

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Image of a building at night

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Produced with the support of a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award.
Special thanks to Edward Waisnis. 

American Electric Power Foundation
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Huntington Bank
Nationwide Foundation

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Past Film/Video

The Quay Brothers