Living Memory Art
Research shows that during a house fire people usually try and save their photos third after the people and pets, we know that photos are a portal to memory and those sacred memories give our life meaning. The Living Memory Project takes this further, we not only want to capture the memory in pictures but we want to capture that moment in time. I mentioned the inspiration for this project was my spouse who recorded my farther a couple of years before he passed, when I look at the photos of our cross country trip now I can combine them with his authentic voice, this captures a moment in time that does not have to pass.
How it Works
Every piece of Living Memory Art sold will be completely unique to you, no one can reproduce this gift or replicate the meaning and memory it will create. Together we will create something amazing, basically you send me a digital image of the photo you want to use, most people choose portraits but it can be any picture you find meaningful, here I have given examples of a photo of my partner in front of a mural and a nature picture I loved. We then set up an appointment for me to call and record our audio file for the picture, we can do an individual testimony or our family offer. See below
After the call I do edits, perhaps do a background music mix etc, once thats done I have your picture professionally printed onto canvas with a small unique QR code in the bottom corner that links to your audio file. A bar code scanner app available for free on any cell phone can scan and play back the audio. This has been popular for couples creating anniversary and birthday gifts, for grandparents making a recording for the kids etc. We can even do some edits of audio that already exists if this is what you prefer, I did a wedding photo with the audio of the vows attached. All audio is kept on our secure servers.
Two offers available
Individual Testimony - We record the audio testimony of one person for 5-10 min's, we have the picture and QR Code printed onto a 20 by 24 inch canvas for $325.00 plus taxes.
Family Testimony - This is where we record several people for up to 30's mins of testimony, several siblings may do this for a significant occasion such as a wedding or important anniversary. We have the picture and QR Code printed onto a 20 by 24 inch canvas for $625.00 plus taxes.
Public Memory Installations
Every place has a unique story that shapes the people who lived their, we remember our parents warning us not to forget where we came from as they know having a busy life in a rapidly changing world can alter our beliefs in profound ways. High real estate prices create rapid transformations in our communities as older homes are demolished for townhouses and condos and family businesses are pushed out for chain stores. This is not simply nostalgia for the past but a desperate struggle to connect to personal roots in the community when they are rapidly disappearing. What happens when you return and that place does not exist anymore and more importantly what happens when no one is left to tell that unique story. The struggles and histories and defining moments that embed meaning into the place will disappear under the name of "progress" unless we fight to preserve that past which has such intrinsic value , do our children and grandchildren and generations that follow us have a right to that rich experience.
The Public Memory Installations project helps us rediscover the places and people that have shaped our lived environments.
How the Process Works
Step one - Me and my team arrange to do field work over the phone and/or in your community, this consists of recording interviews and doing personal testimonies of events and histories important to the client.
Step Two - We then edit the audio perhaps mixing in sound effects like music. Once edited we store the files safely in our servers and create unique scannable QR codes for each file. (These codes can be scanned by a free app on any cell phone)
Step Three - We create a collection of professional pictures that get printed onto canvas each with a unique QR code embedded on the bottom left corner, we can take the photos or arrange to have existing photo's provided by the client scanned and then printed on canvas.
Step Four - Once you have a collection of artwork displaying the cultural heritage of the area you can put them on display in a gallery attracting locals and tourist, it is a modern way to display heritage and very sexy for the younger generation. These can be physical space or a virtual one on your website.
Step Five - We also promote the project permanently on this website giving people the info they need to visit. We will promote using social media and our podcast, both Landscapes of Consciousness and Latin Waves Media with its wide reach.
Each Living Memory Project piece will be printed onto a 20 by 24 inch canvas and include up to 30 min's of testimony. Each art piece is valued at $500 and a minimum project is 10 art pieces, any art pieces over 10 are discounted by 20% or $400 each. I will contact you after the initial purchase is made to get the ball rolling.