Born around the turn of the 20th century, Chia Miau Lang in Singapore and Phyllis Carter in Lancaster are two women who knew nothing of each other and died long before their granddaughter was even a thought.
Using photographs inherited from her parents, Pamela Carter’s film imagines her grandmothers speaking through her today.
Duck Rabbit is a very personal meditation on a colonial heritage and mixed-race identity. It takes its name from the optical illusion in which a single image admits two very different interpretations.
Pamela Carter is a writer for performance – in theatre, opera, the visual arts, and dance – as well as a director and dramaturg.