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Stone Memory - Installation

Commissioned by Washington National Opera

Francesca Zambello, Artistic Director

Sean McNally, Video Programmer
Alicia Hall Moran, Texts by

Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Texts by

A.M. Homes, Texts by

Creative direction, design and animation by Blake Manns & S. Katy Tucker.

The REACH at The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, 2022

Photos courtesy of S. Katy Tucker & The Kennedy Center

“A monument is a story etched in stone”

What is a monument? Who is it for? What does it ask of us? Stone Memory was a world premiere installation projecting compelling moving images on the Kennedy Center's REACH campus across the Skylight Pavilion’s 145-foot-long, 42-foot-tall exterior wall. The 5-minute film from designers S. Katy Tucker and Blake Manns, passersby on foot, car—and even airplane—explored the meaning of our public monuments as the Kennedy Center marked its 50th anniversary.

Stone Memory was a Washington National Opera commission to accompany the world premiere opera Written in Stone. The installation ran from February 23-March 14, 2022.

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