2008-09 Recollecting Adams

Episode 02: My Mother and the Mills from Marianne Petit on Vimeo.

Recollecting Adams. A 15-part web-based animation series.

The people of Adams, Massachusetts are gifted storytellers. They weave their personal family stories into the history of the town. As a result, their tales paint a rich portrait of the history of immigration, the mills, the Church, town life, and more, across generations.

Recollecting Adams” tells the story of this small town in the Northern Berkshires. Told through first-person accounts, “Recollecting Adams” is a 20-part web-based animation series. It is an ongoing project with episodes launching monthly.

“Recollecting Adams” is also part of the larger project “Networked Realities: (Re)Connecting the Adamses” a collaboration of Turbulence and Greylock Arts and MCLA Gallery51.

“Recollecting Adams” is a 2008 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support was provided by Frank and Barbara Peters through the Medici Circle award at the University of California at Irvine.


– The North Adams Transcript, “The Art of Storytelling: Marianne Petit of Greylock Arts

catalogues the stories of Adams in a moving way”, March 17th, 2009 By Elizabeth Murray

– SMITH Magazine, “Sites We Love: Recollecting Adams” Friday, April 10th, 2009,

By Jessica Naudziunas

– Extra Criticum: Performing Arts Professionals share ideas, obsessions, opinions and

questions, “Where Memory, Community and Art Meet” I

All videos can be found on the Recollecting Adams Vimeo Channel