Friday, April 06, 2012

[HvEXAS] SUE-C + AGF: Infinite Jest | Thurs. 04/12, 7:30 PM | EMPAC, Troy, NY

SUE-C + AGF: Infinite Jest
Thursday, April 12, 2012, 7:30 PM
EMPAC Studio 1 – Goodman
Troy, NY
$18 general admission / $13 non-Rensselaer students, seniors, and Rensselaer faculty + staff / $6 Rensselaer students

The expression of seduction in sound and image is explored through Infinite Jest, an installation and film inspired by David Foster Wallace's novel of the same name. Starting as an installation, the film is brought to life with a live electronic soundtrack and cameras that follow the manipulation of two- and three-dimensional objects. Set in a slightly futuristic world, the film creates and re-creates a film that the novel's character, James Orin Incandenza, considered his life's work.

SUE-C was born Sue Costabile in Long Island, New York. For the past 10 years she has created handmade videos for both the stage and screen as a visual and performing artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her works challenge the norms of photography, video, and technology by blending them all into an organic and improvisational live performance setting. Employing a variety of digital tools to create an experimental animation "instrument," SUE-C synthesizes cinema from photographs, drawings, watercolors, hand-made papers, fabrics, and miniature lighting effects. Her work emphasizes the beauty of half forgotten, often unnoticed, in-between spaces in her surroundings.

AGF, aka Antye Greie, born and raised in East Germany, is a singer and digital songwriter, producer, performer, e-poet, calligrapher, and digital media artist known for her artistic exploration of digital technology through the deconstruction of language and communication. Her poetry, which she converts into electronic music, calligraphy, and digital media, has been presented on records, live performances, and sound installations across Europe, America, and Asia.
Projects include the German electronic duo Laub, the Lappetites, AGF/Delay, The Dolls, and Zavoloka/AGF. She received the 2004 Award of Distinction at the ARS Electronica festival. She lives in Hailuoto, Finland.

+ Some previous collaborations between the artists: +

Evelyn's Café will open at 6:30 PM with a full menu of meals, snacks, and beverages as well as a selection of wines - service continues after the performance. Parking is available in the Rensselaer parking lot on College Avenue.

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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