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Chado: Dreaming in Texture

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Chado: Dreaming in Texture
A journey from print to animation
Dominica Harrison
LPW Galleries 1 & 2
12 September – 4 November 2020.

We are delighted to present Chado: Dreaming in Texture, a solo exhibition by artist Dominica Harrison at Leicester Print Workshop from 12 September – 4 November 2020. There will be an accompanying artist’s talk on Wednesday 30 September.

Leicester Print Workshop is excited to be the first venue for this touring exhibition, which combines digital animation with printmaking. At the centre of the exhibition is the experimental animation Chado, a coming of age tale set in a Russian wilderness, in which a captivating series of Risograph prints are animated to create the hallucinatory sequences in this enchanting short film. These prints will be displayed alongside the film, together with sketchbooks and character design work on solar plate prints, to give a fascinating insight into the processes behind making the work.

This will be Leicester Print Workshop’s first new exhibition since re-opening to the public, and the work will be able to be viewed online as well as by appointment in person.

The exhibition is due to tour to Bath Artists’ Studios in Spring 2021, and some of the artworks from the exhibition will be presented in the group show the Paper Festival in Manchester around the same time.

The Animation Chado premieres at the 18th International Animation Festival in Japan – HIROSHIMA 2020. Other upcoming competition screenings include DC Shorts Film Festival, Animatou International Animation Film Festival, Festival of Animation Berlin, VIDEOQUEER 2020 – Florence Queer Festival, and the 19th International Kansk Video Festival.

Chado: Dreaming in Texture is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The animation, Chado, is produced by Animate Projects and Dominica Harrison, co-produced with Blind Pig, and is supported by the BFI NETWORK, through funds from the National Lottery.