Wednesday, September 29, 2010

[HvEXAS] EMPAC | Filament | October 1-3


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National Theater of the United States of America: The Golden Veil: A Cautionary Entertainment
(image courtesy of the artists)
October 1-3, 2010
Individual ticketed events = $15/10 | Festival pass = $35
Many events FREE!

Friday, October 1, starting at 1 PM: put on your work pants and come help the MTAA barn raising on the VCC North Lawn; the ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 5:30 PM and is free + open to the public.

Friday, October 1 at 6 PM: Festival opening reception in Evelyn's Café - FREE

Filament is a festival of new work in performance, visual arts, sound, and media.

With over 15 premieres spanning theater, 24-channel sound, contemporary dance, video, and a barn raising; exchanges with artists, curators, and creative engineers; and a dynamic archive of the artistic process, this three day festival highlights EMPAC's focus on creation via commissions and residencies.

Festival passes and tickets are on sale now!

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Robert Henke (Ableton / Monolake): Live Performance in the Age of Supercomputers
Studio 1 - Goodman

Berlin based composer and sound artist Robert Henke (Ableton / Monolake) will provide insight into his artistic approach, present new works, and perform a multichannel audiovisual concert together with visual artist Tarik Barri.

Wed. October 6 at 4 PM: Live Performance in the Age of Supercomputers talk
Wed. October 6 at 7 PM: Live. Max. Max For Live. What is it Good for? talk
Thurs. October 7 at 8 PM: Monolake Live Surround performance with Tarik Barri

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Laurie Anderson: Delusion
Friday + Saturday, October 15 + 16, 8 PM

A meditation on life and language through music, video, and storytelling, Delusion weaves a complex story about longing, memory, and identity.

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The Epicurean at EMPAC: Evelyn's Café will be open during Filament! Stop by for a selection from their imaginative French-inspired menu of fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches, baked goods, and more. And be sure to plan your next trip to EMPAC accordingly - be it a meal before an event, a drink after to decompress, or a snack while you are checking out one of our ongoing exhibitions or the building itself.


EMPAC 2010-2011 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from 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 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust), and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support of artist commissions.

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