Amelia Garretson-Persans works in a variety of narrative forms including writing, filmmaking, and installation. Like the classic ghost story author, she deals in unreliable narrators and shifty characters. The author writes herself into an investigation and loses her footing. A camera lens is a rabbit hole.
Garretson-Persans looks for plot holes in the world, cracks through which other currents can surface. She is inspired by soap operas, serial novels - “women’s genres” that twist on unrelated tangents and never seem to end. In her work, she explores how meaning is made, how it can ensnare us, and tactics for breaking free.
Making "holograms" at the Digital Narratives Residency,
Banff Centre, Alberta, 2016.
Photo credit Craig Mod.