The civilisation of Machi

A video on an unusual everyday practice of Andromache, a woman who buries the things she breaks into her garden. Her habit reflects issues of material culture and recycling. Her memories of her life stages and relationships with other humans are imprinted on these objects and are preserved inside the ground she walks everyday. Her practice reveals her tenderness and care for the living and the non-living.
Link to the video: https://vimeo.com/403370224

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Portraits: the civilisation of Machi | video, 12:02 min, HD video, color, stereo sound, 2020