“Our Memories in Central Park” Short Documentary, 2018

Film Project: “Our Memories in Central Park”
Director: Jake Alexander McAfee
Filming Date: April 20, 2018
Film Link: YouTube
Description: “Our Memories in Central Park” chronicles a one day event on April 20th, directed by Jake McAfee. “Our Memories” is an evolving audience participatory installation by sculptor Judith Modrak which is comprised of brain-inspired, translucent sculptures filled with colored “memory stones”. Recognizing the need to record one’s personal experience, these neuron inspired sculptures contain cavities in which the participants place a color-coded “memory stone” during opening events. Visitors recall a powerful memory and then share the memory by depositing it in a sculpture. The colors correspond to six primary emotions: joy, anger, love, sadness, fear, and surprise. This active act of recollection not only stirs up personal memories, it also physiologically generates a new collective memory.