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Interview with Jacolby Satterwhite and the Metropolitan Museum of Art


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.

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