Memory Retorgrade

A couple finds a strange ‘remembering’ object in the attic, and ponders over the possibility of having lived past lives together. The act of remembering conjures their younger selves, and they all mingle in simultaneity. Their ‘time travels’ take them to their past life in Venice 1515, an Egyptian Burial, the 1970’s, and a virtual reality forest some time in the far future.

As memories epically span generations and landscapes, one couple’s trauma is brought to light and replayed over and over again through all the layers of time and space as they figure out how to deal with a single tragedy that haunts their lives.

Memory Retrograde is a trip inside one person’s intimate memory palace, where travel takes place on neurological impulses, and scenes arrive and dissolve as quickly as the fleeting thoughts in our brain; they have the distinct weight of life altering memories falling like sediment to the floor of our subconscious.

production history

Brooklyn Arts Exchange Artist in Residence (New York) 2015 - 2017
Food For Thought, Danspace (New York) April 3, 2014
Little Theater, Dixon Place (New York) December 9, 2013

This work was created, in part, through the Artist in Residence Program at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation and the Jerome Foundation.