Lilli Carré

Ghost in a Loop

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


About the Lecture

Lilli Carré’s lecture, titled Ghost in a Loop, centered on the trajectory of her animated work and aspects of her practice that explore the interplay between the physical and virtual self. During her talk, Carré discussed how the history and structure of animation influenced her thinking. Often employing the form of a loop, both narratively and structurally, her films complicate the linearity of time and the freedom of an animated body. In addition to animation, her interdisciplinary practice includes comics, ceramic sculpture, games, and drawing. She discussed her need to cycle through different forms, as well as how these varied methods can both influence and haunt each other.

About the Artist        

Lilli Carré currently lives and works in Chicago, IL. Her animated films have shown in festivals throughout the United States and abroad, including the Sundance Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Animator Festival Poznan Poland, The Ann Arbor Film Festival, International Festival Rotterdam, and the Punto y Raya Film Festival. In 2010, she cofounded the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, which is held annually in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City, with additional curated programs presented internationally throughout the year. Her comics and illustration work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Best American Comics and The Best American Non-required Reading. Solo exhibitions of her drawing, animation, and sculpture have shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Western Exhibitions, and the Columbus Museum of Art. She has an MFA in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Learn more about Carré at  

 Lilli Carré, still from  Jill . 2016. video. Courtesy of the artist.

Lilli Carré, still from Jill. 2016. video. Courtesy of the artist.


The artist also participated in the following events with RMCAD students, faculty, and staff:

Next Day Q+A Luncheon with Lilli Carré

Wednesday, March 21, 2017
RMCAD faculty, staff, and students joined the VASD Program and Lilli Carré for a casual Q+A session over lunch. This intimate gathering provides an opportunity to further discuss ideas presented in the previous night's lecture and a place for students to further engage with our special guest.

Studio Visits with Lilli Carré

Wednesday, March 20, 2018 – Thursday, March 22, 2018
Lilli Carré conducted one-on-one, 30-minute studio visits with RMCAD students.  


We ask each of our visitors to provide a list of media and materials that are connected to the visitor's work, interests, and inspirations. Items suggested by Lilli Carré will be listed here soon.