MEMORY RINGS by Phantom Limb Company (PLC) is a multi-disciplinary work-in-progress that traces the evolving relationship between people and the environment from the perspective of the world's oldest known living tree. Initially inspired by the “Methuselah Tree,” a California bristlecone pine estimated to be more than 4800 years old, Memory Rings takes the long view of humanity’s relationship to the natural world, specifically, our forests, which we have loved and feared in equal measure, paying homage to their powers of enchantment and transformation in our folk and fairy tales, and routinely destroying or domesticating them in the service of “civilization.” But Memory Rings is neither a 21st century Into the Woods nor a chronicle of deforestation, though it has elements of both; it is a ruminative, poignant, often mysterious theatrical poem about loss: the loss of our forests, of course, but also the loss of our identification with the non-human world around us.
Memory Rings, In Progress Footage
Robert Rauschenberg Residency
Shot & Edited
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please contact Mara Isaacs, Producer
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