Wednesday, December 15, 2010

[HvEXAS] EMPAC | Uncertain Spectator reopens!


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Marie Sester, Fear (a 2010 EMPAC commission) - photo by Kris Qua

Uncertain Spectator
November 18, 2010 – January 29, 2011

A group exhibition confronting anxiety in contemporary art, Uncertain Spectator asks individuals to cross a threshold — to place themselves in situations riddled with tension, confront deeply charged emotional content, and grapple with feelings of apprehension. The works presented deal with a general mood of uneasiness arising from recent political and economic events that frames a future rife with imminent threats. Uncertain Spectator not only responds to these unsettling situations, but also creates them by challenging individuals to step outside of a place of comfort both physically and emotionally.

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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 at the end of the day on Wednesday, December 22 and reopening on Monday, January 3, 2011.


The full Spring 2011 calendar of events will make its grand appearance in the new year - for those that simply cannot wait, though, we have a few events up on the EMPAC homepage. Start planning your trip(s) now!

Book dispensary too far away? Snowed in? Alligator infestation outside? EMPAC has you covered, as there is plenty to read on the Uncertain Spectator(s) blog. Click on over!


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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