Production still from "Trenton Doyle Hancock: 'The Former and the Ladder or Ascension and a Cinchin''" (2013)

"It's kind of fun for me to go up and say, 'This is one of the first Mounds I made, that I decided to cut up and put in here.' It's like a little time capsule that unfolds, and the challenge was to orchestrate it in such a way that it didn't feel overwhelming—it just felt like it was unfolding in a way that was natural."
—Trenton Doyle Hancock

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