Gin and It

“What beauty there is in Mr. Farrington’s work.” – Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times

“The interplay between the live and film actors is an elegant kind of dance” “a marvelous technical feat” “VISUALLY ARRESTING, AESTHETICALLY COMPLEX” – Jason Zinoman, The New York Times

CRITICS’ PICK – Backstage

For his next work Reid Farrington’s principle source Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rope.’ Again Farrington collaborates with film historians and archivists to bring a classic film to the stage with his own boundary-pushing melding of projected imagery and live drama.

The original movie’s director attempted to transfer the compressed drama of a one-set play into a suspenseful film through the illusion of being shot in one uninterrupted film take. Farrington explores the making of this technical tour-de-force. His video theater work will mirror the technical feats of this daring film experiment.

Creative Director: Reid Farrington
Performers: Karl Allen, Keith Foster, Christopher Loar, Tim McDonough
Lead Editor: Paulina Jurzec
Set: Art Domantay
Costumers: Erin Elizabeth Murphy
Lights: Christopher Heilman
Sound: Connor Kalista
Stage Manager: Julia Funk
Dramaturgy: Peter C. von Salis
Script Supervisor: Sara Jeanne Asselin
Fight Choreography: Carrie Brewer
Research Assistant: Sarah Doyle
Best Boy Editor: Thomas Gonzalez
Editors: Celina Alarado, Jeanne Angel, Patrick Grizzard, Xue Hou, Connor Kalista, Alex Kowal, Zak Loyd, Chris Martinez, Luisa Morales, Vanessa Riegel, Matthew Swenson, Masha Vlasova, Hannah Wasileski

Also see: The Making of Gin and “It” video.

Gin & “It” is co-produced by the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, Performance Space 122 and 3LD Art & Technology Center. It was developed through the creative residency programs at 3LD Art & Technology Center, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, and Wexner Center for the Arts. Reid Farrington is the recepient of the 2010 Wexner Center Residency Award. He is also 2009 fellow in Digital/ Arts from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Gin & “It” has also received generous support from New York State Council on the Arts, The Greenwall Foundation, and the Experimental Television Center, and a Commission Grant from the Jerome Foundation.
Research made possible by Sandra Joy Lee, Director of Warner Bros. Archives at The University of Southern California.

Co-presented as part of COIL 2010 with Under The Radar in association with 3LD Art & Technology Center


Saturday, April 24 – Sunday, May 9, 2010
Wed – Sat at 8PM, Sun at 6PM
Saturday Late Shows at 10:30PM: May 1 + 8
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60 minutes

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