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.