Peter Flaherty

Peter Flaherty

Peter Flaherty is a director and interactive artist whose work has shown in over a hundred international venues, including theaters, galleries, and museums. He created and directed The Surrogate, a Virtual Reality narrative experience that melds 360 video with a computer-generated explorable environment, which was a SXSW Interactive Innovation Award Finalist. He is now expanding The Surrogate as a hybrid VR and TV series with a major TV network and is in pre-production for a VR Murder Mystery project, called Kill, My Darlings, with RSA and Technicolor. He created a massive, 5-hour video projection for Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and will return to the Met to create an interactive version of The Flying Dutchman in 2020. His large-scale video installation, Pass Back a Revolver, premiered at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. On Broadway, he created the Video and Projection Design for Roundabout Theatre’s Sondheim on Sondheim, which was later adapted for HBO's documentary film, Six by Sondheim. He has designed video projections and interactive art for installations, experiences, performances, and concerts that have toured the world. His video art has been shown at such venues as the MIT Media Lab and the home of Agnes Gund (President Emerita of MOMA). He has received grants from Rockefeller MAP Fund, The New York State Council on the Arts, Doris Duke Foundation, and the Jerome Foundation, among others. He is a Professor and Head of the Interactive Media and Performance MFA Program at CalArts.