“The Show Will Go On” Starring Ela Weissberger

Liron and Ela Weissberger at a Brundibar performance

Ela Weissberger June 30, 1930 – March 30, 2018

It’s hard to describe what it felt like walking into Ela’s house that sweltering summer of 2010. Accompanied by a motley documentary film crew, we were still in the early stages of researching the Terezín concentration camp and had little knowledge of the children’s opera Brundibar. My intern found Ela on a google search and was ecstatic when he realized she was in the tri-state area. I made a couple of phone calls, and that same day(!) we packed the car with equipment and crew we were on our way to interview Ela in Tapan, New York…

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A Haunting Exploration Into The Nature Of Memory

Daniela Schiler

After our sold-out screening at Imagine Science Films Daneila and I were interviewed the exciting film and science magazine: Labocine. The interview also includes a FULL STREAMING version of Reconsolidation (subscribe). Enjoy.

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A Lesson in Civility

Last week I was fortunate enough to be invited to an art opening of one of the most talented, absurdly under-recognized, smartest and kindest person I know, Fred Terna (Recent BOMB article on Fred). On it’s own, this is already an exciting enough event. The fact that Fred’s important, and rarely seen in public, work being exhibited in a formal space is a great gift. Add to that, the chance to see and hear Fred in person and you get a night to remember. Speaking to Fred, one always faces an opportunity to hear words of enlightenment. Which, just like Fred’s art, are filled with secret textures, meanings and colors that are not immediately apparent, it’s an effect that is both illuminating and sometimes confusing…

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Reconsolidation: Winner of the 9th Imagine Science Film Festival

After an amazing sold out show, I’m proud to announce Reconsolidation is the winner of 2 festival awards; Authorea Scientist Award and the Audience Choice Award.
We have now started production on our next film in the series

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In memory of Walter Schaffir: “Floating with Walter”

In memory of Walter Schaffir 1921-2016,

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The Ripple Project has been, to put it mildly, a war of attrition on my soul. During my 5 years with the project I have seen with my eyes, heard with my ears and felt in my chest the pain and loss so many have suffered. Yet, I did not start this venture because I specifically wanted to learn about pain and its’ direct effect, I wanted to explore the after-effect of the trauma. The “ripple” of trauma is what has constantly catches me off guard, I have seen it pass through time, generations, cultures and even dimensions.

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Daniella Schiller, The Ripple Project and Liron Unreich in The New Yorker magazine

We are proud to announce a new article in The New Yorker about Daniela Schiller.
The fascinating article describes her amazing work, her incredible journey and how our film ties it together. We wish to thank Michael Specter, the writer of the article.

Reconsolidation is in late production stages and we hope to release it soon, to read more click here.

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Series One Episode 3 Excerpts

 

 

“Reconsolidation” is the 3rd episode of The Ripple Project: ONE series; it begins with a clinical look into a neurological experiment as neuroscientist Dr. Daniela Schiller, labors to discover the key to rewriting fearful memories — reconsolidation. From Daniela’s research laboratory in New York she begins her personal search and returns to her native Israel to compel her elderly father to reveal his Holocaust remembrance for the first time. What follows is a haunting exploration into the nature of memory, its power, its vulnerability, its promise and its generational effect.

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Mirrors

Mirrors is the debut of Marc Dennis and Liron Unriech’s collaborative project.  Mirrors, a six channel video installation based on interviews of six Holocaust survivors conducted by Dennis and filmed by Unreich. For this project the artists assembled a varied list of six living survivors to portray and traveled to their homes to interview the subjects in an effort to commemorate the survivors and create an intimate paring of collective memory and emotion through storytelling. Utilizing installation and film and emanating from the history of portraiture, Mirrors is an unprecedented unique artistic approach to the conventions of Holocaust discourse by presenting individual vignettes that together create a layered portrait of a generation of survivors. The interviews include reoccuring motifs of strength, optimism, and chance and investigate themes such as transformation, faith, and memory within the realm of an extraordinary event.

Read more about Mirros: here / read about Marc Dennis: here

 

Mirrors Concept Rendering

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