Why Support Feel Memory


Memories…the key to the human experience, is a mystery that has fascinated scientists, writers and artists for centuries and one that we continue to explore for better understanding. Memory is the story we tell of how we become who we are.  Scientific research shows that we can use the dynamic nature of memory to unshackle ourselves from our pasts.  When we reshape our memories, we can change who we are and open up to wider possibilities of who we might become.

Feel Memory combines live action, archival recordings and interviews with each daughter whose memories are portrayed in magical realist hand-painted animation, with colors that drip, layer and bleed into each other. The moving paintings are a visual metaphor for the act of remembering. The animation gives a vivid and visceral experience of what it is to remember and to be haunted as well as enriched by our memories.

Victoria, Karen and Rebekah’s stories traverse the globe from Sacramento to New York, to Cambodia, to Stockholm, to Paris and Michigan, as they find new pieces of self-discovery along the way. Bringing this visual narrative to the screen includes hours of painting, filming, editing, interviews and enactments.  Please help us add to the conversation by supporting this new work, Feel Memory, that speaks to the universal flexibility of memory and how it impacts the lives we live.

We appreciate each and every donor’s commitment to this project. Viviane’s short film, See Memory (distributed on Amazon), has already had a profound impact not only on the art world, but on viewers that have suffered from PTSD, on whom memory has been life changing. Please help us add to the conversation. 

The film is produced by Emmy-nominated film and television producer Jon Cornick. His work includes State and Maine by David Mamet and Nuremberg starring Alec Baldwin, for which he won the Gemini award for outstanding mini series, to name just two. The film is painted and directed by Viviane Silvera, an artist and filmmaker who made the  bronze sculpture "The Fault" for Vanderbilt University's Women's Studies Department. She also has a  portrait of Bill Clinton in the Clinton Presidential Library. Her documentary short, See Memory, is available on Amazon and was an official selection of multiple film festivals. Silvera’s videos have been installed at the MGM National Harbor in Washington D.C.and at4Culture in Pioneer Square, Seattle to name just two. She has widely exhibited her work in museums and galleries around the world.


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New York Women in Film & Television, 
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Film still of stop-motion painting in progress

Film still of stop-motion painting in progress