A visit with Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller of FAILE
, with many photos.
"So we had a meeting with Peter Martins, who is the Ballet Master in Chief," says the other Faile, Patrick Miller, as he talks about the new art series the ballet is sponsoring, "and we just kind of showed him our work and all the things we had done -- it was amazing actually. He was so enthusiastic. And when we heard of all the artists who have been involved with them before we were just like, "Alright, just tell us when you are ready to say 'go'!" A completely understandable response when you realize you've just joined a list of artists that include Warhol, Noguchi, Clemente, and Lichtenstein, among others.
For many lucky ballet goers on February 1 and May 29, FAILE has packaged up two-by-two wooden blocks from their project, each hand painted, and each unique. “They are ‘building blocks’ of the installation in the show,” said Miller. “It’s to extend the conversation after the performance, and hopefully, it encourages more people to go out and enjoy the ballet.”