Step out into the summer night during the annual Berkshire Lantern Walk. As dusk falls, take time to explore Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet and the grounds around the Clark Center reflecting pools. Starting at 9 pm, members of the New England Puppet Intensive (NEPI) present three site-specific performance installations with abstract, illuminated objects inspired by contemporary artist Janet Cardiff’s sound installation in the Michael Conforti Pavilion—a visual spectacle reflecting the expansive resonance of Cardiff’s audio work. With your lantern and the full moon as your guide, feel free to explore the campus, exhibition, and performances at your own pace.
Bring a lantern or make your own at one of two community workshops: one on August 14 and one starting at 7 pm on the night of the walk. Come early to purchase refreshments and to enjoy music and complimentary lantern-making as the sun sets.
A celebration of the summer night, the natural world, artistic expression, and neighbors, the Berkshire Lantern Walk is an ongoing collaboration between the Clark Art Institute and the New England Puppet Intensive.
Free and open to all.
This program is supported by a grant from the Fund for Williamstown, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; the Massachusetts Cultural Council; and the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.