Friday, October 28, 2011

[HvEXAS] Reminder! This weekend at EMPAC: The White Room and onedotzero: sprites
Francis and the Lights: The White Room 
Friday + Saturday, October 28 + 29, 8:30 PM 
$18 general admission / $13 students + seniors

An unexpected pop music spectacle by reclusive singer, songwriter, and pianist Francis Farewell Starlite

Reclusive singer, songwriter, and pianist Francis Farewell Starlite is currently in residence at EMPAC creating a new pop music spectacle, The White RoomThe White Room references the small area used by NASA astronauts to access spacecraft. In this room, astronauts make final preparations before entering the spacecraft such as donning parachute packs, putting on helmets, and detaching portable air conditioning units.

Starlite's single vision and explosive live performances have drawn comparisons to David Byrne and James Brown, among others. Last year, he toured the US with rap superstar Drake (at his personal invitation), as well as opened for MGMT, Ke$ha, La Roux, and Mark Ronson.

+ Francis and the Lights:

Evelyn's Café will open at 7:30 PM with a full menu of meals, snacks, and beverages as well as a selection of wines. Service continues throughout and after the performance.


onedotzero: sprites 
Saturday, October 29, 11 AM 
$6 - kids free with purchase of adult ticket

A dynamic program just for kids — the next generation of creators! This specially curated selection of short videos can be enjoyed by youngsters and parents alike. Recommended for ages 3-11.

Evelyn's Café will be open for healthy snacks and juices for the sprites screening from 10:30 AM – 3 PM.

onedotzero is an international moving image and digital arts organization that commissions, showcases, and promotes innovation across all aspects of moving image, digital, and interactive arts. Founded in 1996, it is known for representing a diverse array of artistic endeavors. Its collaborative approach is attuned to technological advances and changes within digital arts and the contemporary cultural landscape. onedotzero is critically acclaimed for producing the annual pioneering audiovisual touring festival, onedotzero_adventures in motion. The festival travels the world, showcasing the most exciting ideas and brightest up-and-coming filmmaking talent alongside visionary new work by leading creative luminaries.

onedotzero brings together high-end and grass roots talent within a comprehensive package and delivers contemporary arts and audiovisual entertainment to a broad, international demographic of connected audiences.


Additional event information can be found on the EMPAC website: Questions? Call the EMPAC Box Office: 518.276.3921.


The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), founded by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is an international hub for art, performance, science, and technology — offering adventurous interdisciplinary public events, support for artists and scholars engaged in creative research, and the resources of a state-of-the art facility for digital media production, research, and performance situated on a college campus.

EMPAC 2011-2012 presentations, residencies, research, and commissions are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Science Foundation, 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.


The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
110 8th Street 
Troy, NY  12180
Box Office: 518.276.3921

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