Tuesday, December 06, 2011

[HvEXAS] Robert Lue, Wings of Desire, and JACK Quartet


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A still from "The Inner Life of the Cell" - courtesy of the artist
A still from The Inner Life of the Cell - courtesy of the artist

Robert Lue: Using Art to Express and Advance the Scientific Process
Wednesday, December 7, 6 PM


Robert Lue, biologist and director of life sciences education at Harvard, will discuss the vital and transformative role that visualizations play in both science research and education. Lue is the founder of BioVisions, a collaborative initiative led by Harvard scientists to improve the beauty and precision of science visualization. BioVisions is responsible for animations such as The Inner Life of the Cell (2006) and Powering the Cell: Mitochondria (2010).

Wim Wender's "Wings of Desire" (1987)
Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire (1987)

Wings of Desire
Thursday, December 8, 7:30 PM


Wings of Desire is Wim Wenders' award-winning existential film about angels who silently watch over all of humanity, comforting individuals as they confront the trials of daily life. The film follows the angel Damien (Bruno Ganz) as he falls in love with a trapeze artist and strives to relinquish his immortality to join her on earth. The film is divided temporally between the angels, which exist outside of time, and humanity, which exists within it.


JACK Quartet - photo by Justin Bernhaut
JACK Quartet - photo by Justin Bernhaut

JACK Quartet
Friday, December 9, 8 PM

A string quartet performance in two acts featuring three pieces from the 1960s to the present that play with conventions of music notation and performance, and a haunting 30-minute piece from the 1990s with an uncanny spectral interplay. Featuring compositions by Peter Ablinger, Earle Brown, Alex Mincek, and Horaţiu Rădulescu.


2011 Holiday Concert
Sun. 12/11, 7:30 PM
FREE - registration required


EMPAC 2011-2012 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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