Miller Prize film screening set for July 25

Five short films about Exhibit Columbus’ five Miller Prize-winning installations will be shown to promote the upcoming exhibition that is now opening Aug. 23, one day earlier than previously announced.

The films, about five minutes apiece, will be shown at 6 p.m. July 25 at the Columbus Area Visitors Center, 506 Fifth St. in downtown Columbus. A casual reception at 5:30 p.m. will precede the free screening, organizers said.

About 100 free tickets are available on a link at the Facebook page for Miller Prize Film Screening & Director’s Q&A.

Following the film screening, Adam Goss, Spirit of Space managing director, and Samantha Snodgrass, Spirit of Space executive producer, will participate in a question-and-answer session to share their experience traveling across North America to capture the design process of this year’s Miller Prize recipients.

Goss calls the Milwaukee-based Spirit of Place “the architecture paparazzi.”

Cummins Inc. has covered the films’ expenses as part of its continuing support of Exhibit Columbus, according to Hannah Brokenshire, Exhibit Columbus’ communications director. Those expenses included a trip to Mexico City, Mexico, and Freda Escobedo Studio, whose untitled installation will be part of the Bartholomew County Public Library Plaza.

Exhibit Columbus leaders first met Spirit of Place’s team in 2017 when the firm did a brief video on designer Chris Cornelius’ Miller Prize installation “Wiikiaami,” still in place on the grounds of First Christian Church at 531 Fifth St. downtown. Cornelius is from Milwaukee.

Exhibit Columbus leaders are expected to make a brief mention of that installation’s future elsewhere, according to Brokenshire. Two other 2017 exhibition works will remain during the upcoming exhibition: “The Exchange,” from Los Angeles-based Oyler Wu Collaborative, at the south corner of the Irwin Conference Center at Fifth and Washington streets, and “Window to Columbus,” a glazed-brick wall with an inset window by the Amsterdam-based studio of Formafantasma, at Heritage Fund — The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, 538 Franklin St.

Spirit of Place’s films “cultivate empathy for people and place,” according to the website at

Spirit of Space films are exhibited in museums, biennials, galleries and more.

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What: Exhibit Columbus Miller Prize installations’ film screening and director’s question-and-answer session.

When: Casual reception at 5:30 p.m. July 25. The screenings begins at 6 p.m.

Where: Columbus Area Visitors Center, 506 Fifth St. in downtown Columbus.

Admission: Free. Tickets available on the Facebook page for Miller Prize Film Screening & Director’s Q&A.