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Take a look at the amazing team of individuals “behind the scenes” who make Filthy Lucre possible.Blog4_opt

Top row, left to right

Dante Birch: Director of Exhibitions Planning at MASS MoCA, leading us all through our many logistical issues from sound and lighting to installation. Jane Burns: videographer and filmmaker, recent Bennington graduate, helping us to document the making of Filthy Lucre. Debora Coombs: an extraordinary glass artist and all around person who is creating the eight illuminating light fixtures. Richard Criddle: Director of Fabrication and Installation at the museum. He is also The Soothsayer around here; the one you come to for all advice and prophesy.

Middle and bottom rows, left to right

Susan Cross: MASS MoCA Curator, “Our Lady Susan”, our guiding force, symbol of strength, endurance, stamina and generosity…her baby in one arm (she takes such good care of us) and a sexy leather whip in the other (she keeps us all in line)Claire Fox and Andy Davis: husband and wife artist team, and super studio assistants. Daniel Greenfield: studio assistant in New York, artist and architect finishing his last year of grad school at Yale. Oh Danny…. Mason Hurley: artist and metalsmith, sweet, talented guy with an excellent winter beard, assisting Derek in building and welding. Nicole Miller: long time assistant, dear friend and High Priestess in my world. Derek Parker: artist and chief carpenter/engineer on the project. He be Da Man. Derek is amazing in every way, so talented and the most excellent person to work with. Amy Ziff, Elizabeth Ziff, Alyson Palmer: superbly talented women who I am honored to collaborate with. BETTY is creating the haunting and beautiful soundscape for Filthy Lucre

Images Credit: Jane Burns and MASS MoCA2