Searching For What Isn’t There
Fundamentally, Carolyn Gennari’s creative practice is about finding new ways to engage with the past in relation to the present. Her process begins with research, activating the archive as a site of reinterpretation and inquiry. What emerges are visual works and performances that invite viewers to reconsider the role of narrative in history. Searching For What Isn’t There is a film and installation piece about arctic exploration. Combining 19th century captain’s journals, Inuit oral histories, and first-person research, this work investigates archival instability, myth, and the affective endurance of stories surrounding the arctic.
Carolyn Gennari is a 2017 MFA in Art candidate.
This work is featured as part of Pathways: The 2017 Graduate Thesis Exhibition, on display from March 10 - April 1, 2017 at the Stamps Gallery on in Ann Arbor. Visit the exhibition page for dates, times, and hours.