Wednesday, December 01, 2010

[HvEXAS] EMPAC | Sean Griffin: Cold Spring | 12/03+04


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Photo courtesy Sean Griffin - technology and design artifacts of the Capital
Region on loan from the archives at the Schenectady Museum
Sean Griffin: Cold Spring
Friday + Saturday, December 3 + 4, 2010, 8 PM

A curious theatrical collision of hijacked music and theater — an abduction of the audience into an pageant of disturbing 20th century indulgences. Featuring actors, musicians, and dancers from LA, Chicago, Montreal, Minneapolis, NYC, and the Capital Region with industrial relics from the Schenectady Museum.

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Claire Fontaine, CHANGE (2006) - courtesy of the artist and Galerie Neu, Berlin

Uncertain Spectator
November 18, 2010 – January 29, 2011

An exhibition confronting anxiety in contemporary art, where individuals are asked to cross a threshold into situations riddled with uncertainty. 

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Michael J. Schumacher: Room Pieces Troy 2010

A building-wide sound installation utilizing the immense size, acoustics, and 100-plus speaker public address system to create a rich sonic environment for anyone passing through the building. A widely varied sound palette creates an ever-changing soundscape that is both pleasurable and unpredictable.

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Both are free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 PM; they will be closing on Wednesday, December 8 and reopening on Tuesday, December 14.


While you are at EMPAC before a performance or to check out the ongoing exhibitions, stop by Evelyn's Café (managed by The Epicurean) for a selection from the imaginative French-inspired menu. Open Monday-Friday, 11 AM to 5 PM (as well as additional hours to support events).

The Uncertain Spectator(s) blog this week features posts by Clare Carlisle, Lecturer in philosophy at the University of Liverpool, UK. Check back all this week for her posts on Kierkegaard and anxiety.


Rensselaer Symphony Orchestra & Concert Choir
Sat. 12/04, 2 PM
Presented by the Rensselaer Music Association and the Rensselaer Union Classical Concert Series


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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