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Forest Tales: Act I - An Eco-Cinema in Two Acts

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Forest Tales: Act I - An Eco-Cinema in Two Acts

200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
December 10th, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.asianart.org/
EMAIL:  
members@asianart.org
PHONE:  
415.581.3500
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 10-5; Thu (Jan-Oct) 10-9; Thu (Nov-Dec) 10-5; closed Mon
COST:  
Free with museum admission

DESCRIPTION

The “Ramayana” is a phoenix rising, a tale told and retold a thousand times, a tradition that is as much about storytelling as about the story itself. Originally imagined as a film, this project intended to extend the ethos of ecology into artistic practice by finding human-powered energy solutions (bicycle-powered, hand-cranked, etc.) for the production. However, since the most ecological film is one that never gets made, the project now exists as a performance of the “film.” Staged in two acts, Forest Tales is therefore not only the story of Sita, but also the story of cinema itself.

ACT I: Presented as a character study of Sita, the first act is a storytelling session featuring live drawing of the storyboard for the film. In this sci-fi bio-punk retelling, Sita — hacker, shaman, daughter of the earth and the force of life itself — drives the narrative into new and uncharted terrains. 

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