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Artist Interview—The Great Hall Commission: Jacolby Satterwhite, A Metta Prayer

October 19 8 MINUTES
Go behind the scenes with artist Jacolby Satterwhite, who discusses his artistic process and inspiration for his 2023 multi-channel video installation in The Met’s Great Hall. Based within a computer-generated landscape of an imagined New York City, Satterwhite's video incorporates renderings of more than one hundred objects from the Museum's permanent collection, three-dimensional animations, and live action sequences. The installation incorporates music, lighting, and a series of live performances by Satterwhite and his frequent collaborators to generate an immersive environment within The Met's historic Great Hall. This project is the second in the series of Great Hall Commissions.

On view October 2, 2024 through January 7, 2024.

Learn more about the exhibition:

The commission is made possible by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky, and The Director’s Fund.

Additional support is provided by Sarah Arison, the Adrienne Arsht Fund for Resilience through Art, the Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Fund, Peter Steinberg and Kathrine Gehring, and Helen Lee Warren and David Warren.

Special Thanks to:
Artist, Jacolby Satterwhite
Limor Tomer, Lulu C. and Anthony W. Wang General Manager of Live Arts
Lauren Rosati, Associate Curator and Research Projects Manager
Isabelle Hogenkamp, Director, Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Yinka Barotto, Director, Artist and Museum Relations, Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Production credits:
Executive Producer: Sarah Wambold
Director and Managing Producer: Kate Farrell
Editor: Lucas Groth
Producer: Melissa Bell
Production Coordinator: Lela Jenkins
Production Assistants: Tess Solot-Kehl, Ann Collins, Aurola Wedman Alfaro
Original Music: Jacolby Satterwhite’s experimental music band PAT
Director of Photography: Jeffrey Johnson/The Cutting Board NYC
Second Camera: Brad Wickham
Sound Recording: David Raymond
JIB Camera: Kelly Richardson
Performance Gimbal Footage: Marius Becker
Time Lapse Photography: Lucas Groth

Soundboard Engineer: Richard Theroux
Met Museum 3D Images: Wilson Santiago
AV Specialists, Media Installation: Paul Caro, Peter Berson, Kaelan Burkett
AV Specialist, Production: Josh Wertheimer
MetLiveArts Producer: Nunally Kersh
MetLiveArts Production: Harrison Corthell
Departmental Technicians: Fredy Rivera, Lionel Carre
Exhibition Publicist: Alexandra Kozlakowski

Thanks to:
The Met Curatorial Departments: Asian Art, The American Wing, Arms and Armor
Todd J. Bryan, and the Integrated Design & Media program at
the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and NYU Tandon @ The Yard
NYCAP3D: 3D Scanning by NYCAP3D LLC, Brooklyn
Participants of the Museet for Samtidskunst workshop, Denmark: Mai, Loke Björnsson,
Kirsten Elaine Lydersen
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung
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