Artist Projects


Ann Hamilton , Meredith Monk

mercy, a music/theater collaboration between Meredith Monk and visual artist Ann Hamilton, is a meditation on the human capacity to both extend and withhold compassion, kindness, empathy, and mercy. The two women, both past recipients of the MacArthur “Genius” Award, are pioneers in their respective fields. In mercy, they have joined their unique worlds to create a new and haunting universe. The New York Times described the world premiere as “. . . a multitude of visual and sonic wonders.” mercy explores the dual lines of art and science. Combining the creators’ talents and their shared interests in mystery, enigma and memory, this work melds Hamilton’s rich, poetic physical environment with Monk’s unique approach to movement and voice. The musical component of mercy is scored for six voices, two keyboards, percussion, violin, and theremin.

Project Updates

  • 2002: mercy is performed at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis

  • 2002: mercy CD release celebration takes place at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York

  • 2002: mercy is performed at Brooklyn Academy of Music

  • Artists

    Ann Hamilton

    Ann Hamilton was born in 1956 in Lima, Ohio. She trained in textile design at the University of Kansas, and later received an MFA from Yale Universit…


    Meredith Monk

    Meredith Monk creates works that thrive at the intersection of music and movement, image and object, light and sound in order to discover new modes o…


  • Events

    Oct 25 – Oct 25, 2009
    Meredith Monk performs Songs of Ascension at BAM in New York City, NY.

    Mar 05 – Mar 05, 2009
    Meredith Monk: Ascension Variations

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  • Project News

    April 15, 2015
    Project Premiere: Emily Johnson's SHORE in Lenapehoking (New York City)

    April 7, 2015
    Project Premiere: Kerry Tribe Solo Exhibition "The Loste Note" at 356 Mission in Los Angeles

    March 19, 2015
    Project Premiere: Carlos Motta Launches Web-Based Project "Gender Talents"

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