Jul 21, 2015
Farrington ’99 at Metropolitan Museum of Art
Reid Farrington ’99 opened The Return at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in July. The Return is an interactive performance designed by Reid to celebrate the restoration of Tullio Lombardo’s (ca. 1455-1532) famous sculpture of Adam. Reid assembled a team of 30+ writers, performers, digital artists, designers, computer scientists, animators, technicians, dramaturgs, and musicians to create a live interactive event featuring live performers and animated figures of Adam.
The event is getting good press and runs through August 2nd, 2015. For the Wall Street Journal article go to: http://www.wsj.com/articles/once-shattered-a-met-museum-statue-now-moves-and-talks-1436570743, and here’s what the New York Times had to say: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/11/arts/design/a-shattered-adam-statue-comes-to-life-at-the-met.html?_r=0
This is a great example of liberal arts in action: Performance and Performance Design, Computer Science, Art and Art History, Management and Fundraising, and over two years of research and implementation of ideas. The final performance event represents cutting edge gaming motion capture technology applied as a story telling element in real time.