Tuesday, April 05, 2011

[HvEXAS] EMPAC | Martin Kemp talk + dinner and Red Shoes screening


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Martin Kemp - image courtesy of the artist
Martin Kemp: Splashing Around in Art and Science from the Renaissance to Now
Observer Effects: Conversations in Art & Science

Wednesday, April 6, 6 PM 

Leonardo da Vinci scholar, Martin Kemp, emeritus professor of art history at the University of Oxford, will give a rare lecture on art, design, architecture, and science.

Certain kinds of art and science originate in the intuiting of deep structures that lie behind appearance—what Martin Kemp has called "structural intuitions." Some of the structures are static, relying upon fundamental forms of geometry; some disclose the process itself, like splashing; and others are the result of complex processes, like folding.

A limited number of complimentary light dinners will be served at 6 PM to enjoy as part of the talk. Refreshments and wine will also be available as part of our paid cafe service.

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a still from The Red Shoes (1948)

Cinematic Chimera: The Red Shoes
Thursday, April 7, 7:30 PM

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale about a young girl caught in an endless dance by a pair of magical shoes, The Red Shoes is Powell and Pressburger's celebrated film about the life of an artist. Set in a ballet production of The Red Shoes, the film follows a ballerina struggling with dueling allegiances to love and career.

The Red Shoes was unprecedented in its treatment of dance on film, featuring an extended 17-minute ballet sequence, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed its Oscar-winning score. One of cinema's most famous early uses of Technicolor, this newly remastered digital version was restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archives in 2009.

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image courtesy of the artist

Jaroslaw Kapuscinski: Catch the Tiger!
Saturday, April 16, 8:30 PM

Intermedia composer and virtuoso pianist Jaroslaw Kapuscinski performs fanciful, lighthearted media compositions, created through witty interactions on a computerized grand piano that also controls video and graphics projections.

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Graham Parker: The Confidence Man
Monday, March 21 – Saturday, April 30

Graham Parker will be working in the space from 12 – 6 PM through Thursday this week, and will be available for conversations with the public on a drop-in basis. To book or confirm a tour or conversation with the artist, please contact the EMPAC box office: 518.276.3921.

Parker's new film and audio work, made while in residence at EMPAC, explores manifestations of deception including hacked ATM machines, rogue WIFI networks, monologues drawn from spam emails, and a tribute to the 1973 film The Sting.

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

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Fauna - Image by Paulo Fernández / Project: MUTE (2010), Chile

The DANCE MOViES Commission 2011-2012 proposal submission deadline is coming up fast! April 18 will be here before you know it, so submit your proposal on the DMC website soon.

Join us again for another Eat Local Thursdays at EMPAC this week from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The day's menu will be available Thursday morning via EMPAC's Twitter feed: @EMPACnews.


The DANCE MOViES Commission 2011-2012 proposal submission deadline is April 18th!

PolyChoral Concert
Wed. 04/06, 7 PM
Presented by the Rensselaer Arts Department

Jim de Seve + Kian Tjong: Mandove
Wed. 04/13, 6:30 PM
Presented by the Rensselaer Arts Department


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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