Created by ERRATICA
Written and Directed by Patrick Eakin Young
Composed by Matt Rogers, with some additional arrangement by Victoria Couper and James Halliday
Video Design and Shadow Puppetry by Manual Cinema
Puppet Design by Lizi Breit, Drew Dir and Julia VanArsdale Miller
La Celestina is a site-specific performance-installation piece, created in collaboration with UK based Erratica and composer Matt Rogers, and commissioned by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through projected shadow puppetry and multi-channel sound sculpture, Celestina brings the museum’s early sixteenth-century Vélez Blanco patio to life, retelling the story of the celebrated, contemporaneous Spanish novel La Celestina, among the marble statues and behind the shuttered windows of the castle courtyard.
La Celestina was on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from March 20-29, 2015.