Breathing with the Forest

by Marshmallow Laser Feast Feature

Note from the Editors

It has always been a radical act to share stories during dark times. They are regenerative spaces of creation and renewal. As we experience a loss of sacred connection to the earth, we share stories that explore the timeless connections between ecology, culture, and spirituality.

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Our Annual Print Edition

Emergence Magazine, Vol. 5: Time

Our first hardcover edition, Time: Volume 5 explores the vast mystery of Time, journeying through its many landscapes: deep time, geological time, kinship time, ancestral time, and sacramental time. If we can recognize a different kind of Time, can we come to dwell within it?

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Podcast

Emergence’s weekly podcast features exclusive interviews, author-narrated essays, poetry, multipart series, and more.
This Week’s Podcast

Making the Invisible Visible

A Conversation with Ersin Han Ersin

In this conversation from our Shifting Landscapes exhibition, Emergence executive editor Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee is joined by Marshmallow Laser Feast creative director Ersin Han Ersin, one of the artists behind the exhibition’s large-scale installation, Breathing with the Forest, which invites you into an experience of exchanging breath with a forest in the Colombian Amazon. Talking about the ways MLF’s projects bring together science and imagination to illuminate the hidden connections within the living world, Ersin speaks to the power of sensory engagement, wonder, and awe to broaden our perception of more-than-human experiences.

Explore our special online adaptation of Breathing with the Forest.

This Week’s Podcast

In this conversation from our Shifting Landscapes exhibition, Emergence executive editor Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee is joined by Marshmallow Laser Feast creative director Ersin Han Ersin, one of the artists behind the exhibition’s large-scale installation, Breathing with the Forest, which invites you into an experience of exchanging breath with a forest in the Colombian Amazon. Talking about the ways MLF’s projects bring together science and imagination to illuminate the hidden connections within the living world, Ersin speaks to the power of sensory engagement, wonder, and awe to broaden our perception of more-than-human experiences.

Explore our special online adaptation of Breathing with the Forest.

Tree stories

The Church Forests of Ethiopia

by Jeremy Seifert Play Film

This film tells the story of Ethiopia’s church forests–pockets of lush biodiversity that surround hundreds of churches—and the efforts to protect them.

Atomic Tree

by Adam Loften & Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee Open Fillm

The Atomic Tree is a virtual reality journey into the memories of one of the most revered trees in the world—a 400-year-old Japanese White Pine bonsai that survived the atomic blast in Hiroshima.

ENGAGE

Storytelling with ជាតិ Cheate and ចិត្ត Chett: Tasting the Land with an Open Heart

A Four-Part Course with Award-Winning Filmmaker Kalyanee Mam

October 8 – 29, 2024
Online Course
Registration Open

Puffling

by Jessica Bishopp Open Film

In this coming-of-age documentary, we follow two teenagers on a small island off the coast of Iceland who rescue young puffins while grappling with their own futures in a changing world.

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