Reid Farrington’99 led a two-day master class at Colby on interactive digital technology and the performing arts as part of the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Collaborative Faculty Enhancement Grant funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Live Performance and Digital Media: Expanding Creative and Pedagogical Opportunities. The classes were held Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13.
“Reid Farrington is a new media artist, director and designer based in New York City. Currently, he is a resident artist at the Abrons Art Center/ Henry Street Settlement where he is running an educational program developing the video elements for his next project Dickens: The Unparalleled Necromancer, a variation on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. His directorial debut was THE PASSION PROJECT, which premiered at the PS/K2 festival in Copenhagen, Denmark in November 2007. Gin & “It” his second theater piece premiered at the Wexner Center for the Arts in March 2010. He has been an associate member of The Wooster Group since 2001, and was in residence from 2001 – 2008. He designed video and created hardware and software systems for the integration of video and sound for six of the company’s productions: To You, the Birdie!, Brace Up!, Poor Theater, House/Lights, WHO’S YOUR DADA?!, and Hamlet. He has toured internationally with his work and five of The Wooster Group’s productions. He has toured productions to Copenhagen, Moscow, Paris, Berlin, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Melbourne, Brussels, Athens, Vancouver, and Columbus, OH. He has held creative residencies at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, the 3LD Art & Technology Center and Abrons Art Center/ Henry Street Settlemen. His work has been funded by New York State Council on the Arts, The Greenwall Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Experimental Television Center, the Jerome Foundation and The Franklin Furnace Fund.”