This ‘double’ film imagines the correspondence between writer Pamela Carter’s two grandmothers, Chia Miau Lang in Singapore and Phyllis Carter in Lancaster. Both were born around the turn of the 20th century but never met one another in real life.
Carter explores colonial heritage and mixed-race identity by offering two digital journeys using photographs inherited from her parents. The title of the project takes its name from the optical illusion in which a single image can be interpreted as a duck or a rabbit but you can’t ever see both at once.
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Director, writer & narrator: Pamela Carter
Digital filmmaker: Christine Urquhart
Sound Designer: Nick Powell
With thanks to: Rhys Williams, Julie Ellen, Stewart Laing, and Dom Bilkey at the Association of Sound Designers.
DUCK RABBIT – PROVENANCE
An essay to accompany the film, read it here
The third of CAN’s six digital commissions, this work is co-commissioned by Yellow Earth Theatre.