The Packing Plant / 507 Hagan St. October 23, 2016 - October 23, 2016

Amelia Garretson-Persans

As part of their PLOT series

Coop Gallery and mild climate are pleased to present

Scrying Table (4:15)

a video-installation work by Amelia Garretson-Persans

Sunday, October 23.  

Event begins at 5:30 pm, screening from 6-7:30 pm

On the lawn in front of the Packing Plant

From ghostlyactivities.com:

“Scrying is another word for gazing into crystal balls, mirrors, still water, and other reflective surfaces. When you look into them, images will form and, if you practice, they’ll play like a movie and tell a story.”

Scrying Table investigates associative storytelling through images of inventing, remembering, and waiting. Amelia Garretson-Persans is especially interested in the storyteller as she operates inside and outside of the story simultaneously – at once its inventor and subject.

Artist Bio: Amelia Garretson-Persans is a moving image artist and writer based in Portland, ME. She is interested in the intersection of psychology and visual special effects, cinematic illusion and feminism, and ghosts, generally.


PLOT is presented by Coop Gallery and mild climate, showcasing temporary outdoor public artworks that explore these themes:  

1. 1a : a small area of planted ground <a vegetable plot> b : a small piece of land in a cemetery c : a measured piece of land : lot

2. 2: ground plan, plat

3. 3: the plan or main story (as of a movie or literary work)

4. 4 [perhaps back-formation from complot]: a secret plan for accomplishing a usually evil or unlawful end : intrigue

5. 5: a graphic representation (as a chart)