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May 2010 Spotlight: The Ohio State University + Reid Farrington

The Ohio State University Research Foundation / Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, presented Reid Farrington in March 2010. This Performing Arts Fund—supported engagement included performances of Reid Farrington’s Gin & “It”, an experimental coupling of live theater and video installation in a provocative narrative inspired by the Alfred Hitchcock film Rope, based on the Leopold and Loeb murder case in which two young friends think they’ve committed the perfect murder. Farrington pushed the original narrative further as he explored more of the curious dynamic of the relationship between the two friends. As a part of this debut work, the stage set-up utilized technical arrangements that mimicked the depth and feel of a film set, with actors performing live and interacting with projected images.