Memories alone are not enough is a rotoscope animation comprising of 2 videos (1min, 10 secs., each), hand painted frames (15 FPS), on old film my father photographed in 1998.
We don’t know what could happen to a daydream upon facing reality – a vivid memory could potentially become tainted, and a dream could lose all the magic it managed to sustain over the years. This artwork is an attempt to reinterpret and preserve data from a personal archive; the recorded footage is altered to narrate the daydream. Through the eyes of a young girl, we get to see this amazing and extravagant experience her mind crafted. We realize how the daydream managed to remain the perfect escape, even as everything around her changed, and how the main female figure came to symbolize freedom, strength, resilience, and rebellion as the narrator came of age.