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Jacolby Satterwhite Talk at The Cooper Union

Join an artist talk with Jacolby Satterwhite as he delves into the multilayered process of creating An Eclectic Dance to the Music of Time (2022), his site-specific film merging the past, present, and future of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic. Satterwhite will discuss how community engagement and public projects fit within his artistic practice. He will also dive into his unique approach to creating dreamlike digital animations that synthesize performance, illustration, and painting.

Conceived for the 50-foot Hauser Media Wall in the newly renovated David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, An Eclectic Dance to the Music of Time playfully weaves archival images, live-action footage, and experimental digital animation. The film’s cast represents artists since the Philharmonic’s founding in 1842 and showcases more than one hundred music and dance students from local schools, including The Ailey School, The Juilliard School, and Professional Performing Arts School. Set against a colorful and highly detailed landscape inspired by New York City’s built environment, the film offers a more inclusive view of the history of Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic while envisioning a creative future that reflects the diversity of the city.

An Eclectic Dance to the Music of Time was commissioned by Lincoln Center in collaboration with The Studio Museum in Harlem and Public Art Fund.

Join virtually: Register to receive a link and watch the program online.

Join in person at The Cooper Union’s Frederick P. Rose Auditorium: Registration is required and capacity is limited. Proof of vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test (taken within three days of the event) or a rapid test result (home test results are not acceptable) is necessary. Masks are encouraged.

Public Art Fund Talks are presented in partnership with The Cooper Union.

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