Archive for September, 2011

The Ripple Project: Reconsolidation Production in New York

This past Friday, The Ripple Project marked the end of production on “Reconsolidation” the story of neuroscientist Daniela Schiller’s personal and professional struggle with the legacy of the Holocaust, a journey, which grapples with the very notion of fear, and our ceaseless efforts to surmount it.

Directed by Liron Unreich and with cinematographer David Stragmeister, this past week and a half of shooting has featured Daniela’s groundbreaking research at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan alongside her talents as a storyteller and musician, her rocky-esque training as a kick boxer, and her ongoing experience as the daughter of a survivor.

We, at The Ripple Project eagerly await the fruit of out labors as “Reconsolidation” enters postproduction.

The Ripple Project Vignettes: What is Missing, Rethinking 9/11 Memorials

In collaboration with the Brooklyn Arts Council Dumbo Improvement District, this past Saturday, The Ripple Project marked the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with an interactive memorial alongside nine other stations featuring prominent artists on the streets of Dumbo. In a continuing effort to explore stories which lie behind the headlines and as part of the Brooklyn Arts Council’s Rethinking Memorial: Ten Interactive Sites for remembering 9/11, The Ripple Project sought out ordinary New Yorkers and asked a seemingly obvious yet oft overlooked question: “What is missing in the conversation surrounding 9/11?” The responses we received ran the gamut: many thoughtful and reflective, others colorful and controversial.


In documenting these responses we hoped to inspire a diversity of reactions: anger, renewal, denial, indignation, apathy, conspiracy theories, paranoia, patriotism, prejudice, and sadness, all while preserving a common thread of humanity in shared experience.

In the coming weeks we hope to edit this footage into a short, lyrical piece, which reflects our belief that the best memorial we can give to those who have passed is to continue to reflect and find new perspectives on the events of Sept.11th in the attempt to examine why the events of Sept.11th happened and what we can learn about ourselves in their aftermath.

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