Wednesday, March 23, 2011

[HvEXAS] EMPAC | Graham Parker: The Confidence Man


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Graham Parker, The Confidence Man (2011)
Graham Parker: The Confidence Man
Monday, March 21 – Saturday, April 30
Monday – Saturday, noon to 6 PM

For the first three weeks of the exhibition, Graham Parker will be working in the space for a few hours each day. He will be available for conversations with the public on a drop-in basis. Please join us this Thursday, March 24 from 11 AM to 2 PM for the first of EMPAC's informal art lunches! Come check out the two exhibitions, have a chat with Graham Parker, and then head to Evelyn's Café for lunch or a snack. The day's menu will be available that morning via EMPAC's Twitter feed: @EMPACnews.

To book or confirm a tour or conversation with the artist, please contact the EMPAC box office @ 518.276.3921.

New York-based artist Graham Parker's new film and audio work, made while in residence at EMPAC in spring 2010, is shown alongside a series of alterations to the building's environment that range from the theatrical to the virtually invisible.

Parker has long been interested in spectrality—the concealing of one set of operations behind the appearance of another. His 2009 book Fair Use (Notes from Spam) explored spam emails as the latest manifestation of a longstanding mode of deception that has accompanied nearly all new developments in human transport and communication networks. The Confidence Man features work that has grown out of that research.

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2: Dialogue with Lucinda (left); 1: Songs (right) - photos by Anja Beutler

Nicole Beutler: 2: Dialogue with Lucinda + 1: Songs
Thursday + Friday, March 31 + April 1, 7 + 9 PM
$15/10/5 per performance

Discounted general admission double feature tickets are available until Thursday, March 30 at 6 PM!

The US premiere of two new works by Amsterdam-based choreographer and director Nicole Beutler - a double feature with dinner.

7 PM - 2: Dialogue with Lucinda - Fascinated by the radical and deceptively simple minimalism of American choreographer Lucinda Childs' early work, Nicole Beutler has remade two of her silent dance pieces.

9 PM - 1: Songs - An emotionally raw and seductive solo performance in the style of a rock song-cycle, which recasts the final words of tragic heroines (and anti-heroines) from theater history in the here and now.

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Martin Kemp: Splashing Around in Art and Science from the Renaissance to Now
Observer Effects: Conversations in Art & Science 

Wednesday, April 6, 6 PM 

Martin Kemp, Leonardo da Vinci scholar and professor emeritus at Oxford University, will discuss deep structures that permeate the arts and sciences from the Renaissance to the present day.

For all Observer Effects talks, dinner will be for sale in Evelyn's Café at 6 PM to enjoy as part of the event. Beer, wine, and refreshments will also be available as part of our cafe service.

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Christian Graupner: MindBox
Thursday, March 3 – Saturday, April 2

Using a modified one-armed bandit slot machine, the viewer plays this dance video sculpture like an instrument, controlling and remixing the grooves of its beatboxing man.

Free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 PM.

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Peter Bohlin: Soft Modernism + The Nature of Circumstance
Wed. 03/23, 6 PM
Presented by Architecture Rensselaer

Upright Citizens Brigade with Rensselaer's Sheer Idiocy
Fri. 03/25, 8 PM
two free tickets with Rensselaer ID / $10 general admission
Presented by UPAC Comedy + Sheer Idiocy (a Student Life Signature event)


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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