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Eyeworks Presents: Films by Laura Harrison

Painted image of a seated blue femme figure with pink hair holding a black and white drawing of a person's face
Image made available by Laura Harrison
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Fri November 4, 2022
7 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


Eyeworks Presents: Films by Laura Harrison

Laura Harrison In Person

(Laura Harrison, 2013-2022, Digital)


The animated films of Laura Harrison are a lot like the characters in them: restless, scattered, always threatening to become unmoored from reality. They’re also indelible creations, whose disordered colors, jagged edges, and cracked voices always communicate something recognizable and true. Since moving from painting to animation a decade ago, Harrison has created a singular body of work, combining a fascination with imperfect femininity and boundless visual ingenuity. For this showcase, the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation and Block Cinema will welcome Harrison to screen and discuss her films, including award-winning shorts The Lingerie Show (2014), Little Red Giant, The Monster that I Was (2016), and The Limits of Vision (2022).


Films shown:

Little Red Giant The Monster That I Was (2016, 14 min, digital)

The Lingerie Show (2015, 8 min, digital)

The Limits of Vision (2022, 30 min, digital)


In-person: filmmaker Laura Harrison and festival curators Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré

Please note: Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation is recommended for mature viewers.

About the artist:

Laura Harrison lives and works in Chicago. Her animations focus on marginalized, social outcasts with their own sub cultures. These fringe characters provide a focal point for her concerns with diaspora, trans humanism, gender and the loss of touch in an overwhelmingly visual world. Her films have shown at various festivals internationally including The New York Film Festival, Ottowa International Animation Festival, Animafest Zagreb, LA Film Festival, The Chicago Underground Film Festival, Eyeworks, Japan Media Arts Festival, Boston International Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, GLAS, Melbourne International Animation Festival and many others.

Co-presented with support from Art, Theory, Practice at Northwestern University

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu