Tuesday, November 10, 2009

[HvEXAS] EMPAC | New Nothing Series + Garth Knox | November 13 + 14


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New Nothing Series 
Dan Deacon, Skeleton$, Luciano Chessa + Nuclear Power Pants 
Friday November 13, 8 PM
$15 / $10 / $5

Punky funk meets Futurism and homespun electro in this paradoxical grouping of artists from far ends of the musical spectrum. Skeleton$ has been described by Pitchfork Magazine as "an outsize global-a-go-go mélange of unceasing polyrhythms, Afrobeat guitars, free jazz, and Timbaland's approach to kitchen-sink percussion." Protean italian composer Luciano Chessa will perform Futurist poetry and a piece for piano and stuffed animal. To top it off, the inimitable Dan Deacon, exuberant manufacturer of indie noise-dance, will shakes the spackle off the walls and your hands into the air. Nuclear Power Pants opens the whole shebang.

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Garth Knox 
Saturday November 14, 8 PM 
$15 / $10 / $5

Garth Knox, one of the world's few acknowledged viola virtuosi presents a concert of music written for that instrument and its Baroque relative, the viola d'amore. The program will range from Tobias Hume's 1605 Pavane to one of Knox's own compositions, and include the world premier of a new piece for viola d'amore and electronics by English composer James Dillon, commissioned by the French band Art Zoyd. The artist will give a talk before the performance.

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Full Immersion 
Experts in panoramic art talk + demonstration 
Tuesday November 17, 7 PM 
Free + Open to the Public

An exceptional panel of international artists, engineers, and producers representing the evolving field of works created for the 360-degree panoramic screen.

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Examined Life 
Thursday November 19, 7:30 PM 

In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today's most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas. The screening will be followed by a talk with Astra Taylor, director of Zizek! and Examined Life.

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Workspace Unlimited: They Watch 
Studio 1 - Goodman through November 21

Mads Lynnerup, Take a Day for Yourself! 
Mezzanine through December 16

Sophie Kahn & Lisa Parra: Body/Traces 
Level 4 through December 16

All exhibitions are open Monday through Saturday, noon - 6 PM
Free + Open to the Public

Reiser + Umemoto, "Continuous Variation" 
Thursday November 12 at 6 PM 
Tickets: $5 (Students: $3) 
Presented by: Architecture Rensselaer 

Piano x2 x4 
Wednesday November 18 at 12 PM 
Free + Open to the Public 
Presented by: Performing Arts Committee & The Rensselaer Union 

Barkow Leibinger Architects, "Revolutions of Choice" 
Wednesday November 18 at 6 PM 
Free + Open to the Public 
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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