Tuesday, October 20, 2009

[HvEXAS] EMPAC | The Break/s: a mixtape for the stage | Friday & Saturday, October 23 & 24, 8 PM


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The Break/s: a mixtape for the stage 
Marc Bamuthi Joseph for The Living Word Project 
Directed by Michael John Garcés 
Produced by MAPP International Productions 
Friday & Saturday October 23 & 24, 8:00 PM 
$15 / $10 / $5 

Friday | Saturday

The Break/s is a multimedia travelogue of Planet Hip-Hop, where an art form forged in the street meets the commercial and cultural stresses of globalism. Using movement, spoken word, and personal narrative, poet and hip-hop theater sensation Marc Bamuthi Joseph explores the personal costs of hip-hop's ascendancy from a local political art movement to a worldwide phenomenon.

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Art21: Systems 
Wednesday October 28, 7:30 PM 
Free + Open to the Public

A special preview screening of Systems, the fourth episode from the fifth season of the award-winning program Art21, including interviews with Julie Mehretu, John Baldessari, Kimsooja, and Allan McCollum.

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New Nothing 
Zs & Little Women 
Friday October 30, 8 PM 
$15 / $10 / $5 

"These days, anything goes..."  Zs, the scariest band from EMPAC's Between a Rock and a Tiny Bell concert, returns on Halloween (well ok, a day before) for a careening set of "[sputtering] Morse code dots of percussion and saxophone" (Ben Sisario, New York Times) as part of the New Nothing series.  Opening will be Little Women, a quartet whose ghost notes and violent disassembling of their instruments concoct riotous sets that run the gamut from pop to free jazz to noise and back again.

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Marc Downie: FIELD Talk and Weekend-long workshop 
Talk: Friday November 6, 7 PM 
Free + Open to the Public 
Workshop: Saturday & Sunday November 7 & 8 
$110 / $55 

Marc Downie, the creator of the powerful digital art programming environment FIELD, gives a talk on the software and leads a two-day workshop in its manifold uses.

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Saturday November 7, 7:30 PM 

The official premiere of four new works created through this year's DANCE MOViES Commission, the EMPAC program that brings together moving bodies and the moving image.

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Mads Lynnerup, Take a Day for Yourself! 

The genre-crossing Danish artist mounts a whimsical yet searching investigation of the everyday, incorporating video, posters, and ordinary people from the Troy and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute communities.

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Sophie Kahn & Lisa Parra, Body/Traces 

Illuminating the physical presence and disappearance of the body, this work addresses the questions: What happens to the body in motion when it becomes a still image? And what becomes of that image when it is returned to the moving body whence it came?

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Exhibitions are open Monday - Saturday, noon - 6 PM 
Free + Open to the Public

The posters in Mads Lynnerup's exhibition Take a Day for Yourself! signed by the artist are available for purchase by request. Order one now! 

Campus + Community 

Marc Bamuthi Joseph 
Friday October 23, 1 PM 
A special "behind-the-scenes" look + talk by Marc Bamuthi Joseph for the Rensselaer Community. 

RPI Percussion Ensemble, Symphonic Band and the Symphony Orchestra 
Saturday October 24, 2 PM 
Presented by: Rensselaer Music Association 

NOX/Lars Spuybroek: The Radical Picturesque 
Monday October 26, 6 PM 
Presented by: Architecture Rensselaer 

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EMPAC 2009-2010 presentations, residencies and commissions are supported by grants from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts' Regional Touring Program, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding provided by the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation;) and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the The Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support for artist commissions.

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