Annie Marshall


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“​Our bodies are the texts that carry the memories and therefore remembering is no less than reincarnation.”
— Katie Cannon

My work and research this year have focused on the therapeutic applications of art practice in the process of healing from trauma.

In my game, I have sought to subvert the traditional expectations of the form as a meditation on liminality, intimacy, the performativity of memory and the acceptance of failure.

Avoiding all opportunities to fail often also means avoiding all opportunities to succeed. To seek change. To grow and evolve. What does it look like to live in a world where all action is void? To play a game where you aren’t the main character? To exist in a space where everything that could have happened already has? Where there are no stakes? Nothing to be lost or gained?

Reflection needn’t be an obsessive rumination on the past; rather, reflection can (and should) be defined through its relationship to the future.

I can create change. I need to.

Look at what it would be like if I didn’t.


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