December 3 – 7, 2002

Alternate Title mercy: A new work by Meredith Monk and Ann Hamilton
Premiere New York Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Meredith Monk’s first major collaboration with a visual artist, Ann Hamilton, resulted in the multi-dimensional performance piece, mercy. On the concept of the piece, Monk said, “We didn’t want to do a literal piece about mercy, but gradually it became a piece about help and harm. Ann became interested in what came from the mouth and what came from the hand, in relation to help and harm. You can scream, you can ask for help, you can soothe, you can kill someone—you can also heal someone.”  

Developed in collaboration with Theo Bleckmann, Ellen Fisher, Katie Geissinger, Ching Gonzalez, Lanny Harrison, John Hollenbeck, Louise Smith, and Allison Sniffin.
Identifier 2002f.00031
Season Fall 2002
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
choreographerMeredith Monk
costume designerGabriel Berry
lighting designerNoele Stollmack
musical directorMeredith Monk
sound designerDavid Meschter
visual artistAnn Hamilton