A Perfect Harmony
Projection Mapping Event on the Freer-Sackler Gallery - Washington, D.C.
video by 59 productions
To celebrate the renovation and re-opening of their two museums, the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian Art in Washington, commissioned 59 Productions to create a spectacular public artwork to be displayed during their re-opening event IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food and Cultures in October 2017.
As the centrepiece of the weekend-long celebration, ‘A Perfect Harmony’ will be shown on the facade of the Freer|Sackler for thousands of spectators, free of charge, with five performances across the opening weekend. The projection-mapped artwork will trace the history of the Freer|Sackler: from Charles Lang Freer, who donated his collection of Asian and American art to the nation in 1906, to Arthur M. Sackler who established a sister museum of Asian art in the 1980s, to their international reach in the 21st century.
Inspired by Freer’s unshakeable belief that art could deepen understanding and appreciation of world cultures, and that museums form connections across time and space, A Perfect Harmony will light up the Washington night in an unmissable and empowering celebration of art and ideas.
Project Director: Richard Slaney, Writer: Mark Grimmer, Senior Video Designer: Nick Corrigan, Producer: Tommy Lexen, Associate Producer: Julianna Slaten, Video Design Assistant: Lisa Renkel, Design Assistant: Hannah Fasching, Pre-visualisation: Gareth Damian Martin and Akhila Krishnan, Animators: Aaron Brady, Emily Howells, Sean Kothe, Joseph Pierce, Edd Stockton, Dale Croft, Sound Design: Tom Hackley, Lighting Design: Anthony Pearson, Technical Design & Delivery: DWP Live, Technical Associate: Maximilien Spielbichler, Programmer: Iain Syme
Broadway - Lincoln Center Theatre
Set in the high-flying, risk-seeking, teetering financial world of the 1980s and inspired by the real junk bond kings of the day, Ayad Akhtar’s Junk shows us from the inside how money became the only thing that mattered.
Financier Robert Merkin will stop at nothing to take over an iconic American manufacturing company, changing the rules as he goes. With his brilliance matched only by his swagger, Merkin sets in motion nothing less than a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and every one against themselves.
Directed by Tony Award-winner Doug Hughes, the production features set design by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Catherine Zuber and projection design by 59 Productions.
Project Director: Ben Pearcy
Producer: Ollie Hester
Animator: David Curtis
Santa Fe Opera
In celebration of the Leonard Bernstein centennial, Santa Fe Opera opened its 62nd season June 29 with the company premiere of Candide. The new production is directed by Laurent Pelly. Candide, based on Voltaire’s novella of the same name, features music by Bernstein; lyrics by Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim, John La Touche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, and Bernstein; and a book by Hugh Wheeler.
Conductor: Harry Bicket, Director: Laurent Pelly, Scenic Design: Chantal Thomas, Costume Design: Laurent Pelly, Associate Costume Design: Jean-Jacques Delmotte, Lighting Design: Duane Schuler, Projection Design: 59 Productions, Chorus Master: Susanne Sheston, Dramaturg: Matthew A. Epstein
Project Director: Ben Pearcy