Wednesday, February 03, 2010

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Unfiction: The Beaches of Agnès 
Agnès Varda
Thursday, February 4, 7:30 PM

A reflection on art, life, and the movies, The Beaches of Agnès is a cinematic memoir by director Agnès Varda, the "grandmother" of the French New Wave. A playful, offbeat self-portrait of the 80-year-old auteur as she reflects on her relationships and her work. With supporting players that include actor Harrison Ford and filmmaker Chris Marker (as Guillaume, the cartoon cat).

"A mood at once ripe with experience and childlike in its capacity for wonder." - The New York Times

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Margaret Wertheim: Mathematics as Poetic Enchantment 
Wednesday, February 10, 6 PM 
Evelyn's Café
$15 (includes dinner)

The internationally-noted science writer and curator Margaret Wertheim is one of the rare individuals who can convey the magic of mathematics even to the barely numerate. In this lively talk, she'll do so over dinner in Evelyn's Café at EMPAC, discussing her work with the Institute For Figuring, a Los Angeles-based organization devoted to the poetic and aesthetic dimensions of science and mathematics. The topics will range from mathematic origami to non-Euclidean geometry, symmetry groups, and logic.

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New Nothing Series: Extra Life + Dan Deacon with Nuclear Power Pants 
Saturday, February 13, 8 PM
Studio 1 - Goodman Studio/Theater

A thrashing, zig-zagging, gorgeously heavy band that reconciles the 21st and 13th centuries mixes it up with two beacons of exuberant indie noise dance.

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Dr. Philip Barnard: Cognition, Emotion and Action 
Wednesday, February 17, 7 PM 
Free + open to the public

Dr. Philip Barnard, program leader at the Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge and a collaborator and research advisor to Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, will present a talk on his research work.

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Today is your last chance to see An Exhibition of Japanese Manga and Animeon EMPAC's Mezzanine (it closes at 6 PM)! The exhibit includes the first episodes from key anime and manga series, related movie and artist posters, as well as books on the powerful cultural influence of these forms of production. The exuberant visual style of the pieces is a source for last week's well-received performances of Jeremy Wade's there is no end to more.


Merrill Elam: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects,Recent Work
Wednesday, February 3, 6 PM 
Free + open to the public 
Presented by Architecture Rensselaer 

Sulan Kolatan + William Mac Donald: KOL/MAC LLC, Boom and Bloom 
Monday, February 8, 6 PM 
Free + open to the public 
Presented by Architecture Rensselaer


MASS MoCA presents a work-in-progress showing of The Waypoint, a new production that emerged from Bazaar Productions EarlyStages playwrighting program at the Berkshire Fringe Festival on Saturday, February 6 at 8 PM. Written by Iris Dauterman, directed by Sara Katzoff with soundscore by Peter Wise, the production weaves rich narrative and magical realism with an original soundscore to reveal the epic and often unexpected journey into life. Tickets are $10 and are available at the MASS MoCA website or by calling 413.MoCA.111.

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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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