Ricki Ticki

2010, HD video, Animation, Super 8 film, 6 min Through visualizing my aunt Ricki’s struggle with early onset Alzheimer’s, this film also shows a neighborhood coping with the loss of its memory. After the onset of her illness, she lived the last 10 years of her life —from 50 to 60 years old— in a home for the aged overlooking Coney Island, ironically located blocks from where she was born. This piece uses her loss of memory and character as a metaphor for the effects of redevelopment in New York City.

Made possible by:  The Integrated Media MFA Program at Hunter College

Select screenings: Coney Island Film Festival