The power to see beauty

The Freer|Sackler Galleries,
Washington DC

To celebrate the renovation and re-opening of their two museums, the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian Art in Washington, commissioned 59 Productions to create a spectacular public artwork to be displayed during their re-opening event IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food and Cultures in October 2017.

As the centrepiece of the weekend-long celebration, ‘A Perfect Harmony’ will be shown on the facade of the Freer|Sackler for thousands of spectators, free of charge, with five performances across the opening weekend. The projection-mapped artwork will trace the history of the Freer|Sackler: from Charles Lang Freer, who donated his collection of Asian and American art to the nation in 1906, to Arthur M. Sackler who established a sister museum of Asian art in the 1980s, to their international reach in the 21st century.

Inspired by Freer’s unshakeable belief that art could deepen understanding and appreciation of world cultures, and that museums form connections across time and space, A Perfect Harmony will light up the Washington night in an unmissable and empowering celebration of art and ideas.


Project Director

Richard Slaney


Mark Grimmer

Senior Video Designer

Nick Corrigan


Tommy Lexen

Associate Producer

Julianna Slaten

Design Assistant

Hannah Fasching

Video Design Assistant

Lisa Renkel


Gareth Damian Martin
Akhila Krishnan


Aaron Brady
Emily Howells
Sean Kothe
Joseph Pierce
Edd Stockton
Dale Croft

Sound Design

Tom Hackley

Lighting Design

Anthony Pearson

Technical Design & Delivery

DWP Live

Technical Associate

Maximilien Spielbichler


Iain Syme