French Multimedia Artist Laure Prouvost Presents Work-in-Progress Performance of her New EMPAC Commission, “They Are Waiting for You”

Troy, NY — On Thursday, November 16, French artist Laure Prouvost will present a work-in-progress showing of her new stage performance at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. While Prouvost is primarily known for her visual art and film work, They Are Waiting for You is the Turner Prize-winning artist’s first major commission for the stage, currently under development…

Mexican Artist and Composer Laura Luna Performs a New Work Inside EMPAC’s 360° Panoramic Screen

Troy, NY — On Friday, November 17, Mexican artist and composer Laura Luna will perform a new multimedia work to cap a residency at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The performance will be designed for and take place within EMPAC’s immersive360-degree panoramic screen. A photographer turned video and film artist, Laura Luna began to experiment…

Iranian Artist Ali Moini’s “My Paradoxical Knives” at EMPAC Cancelled Due to Visa Processing Delays

Troy, NY — Due to visa processing delays stemming from current federal immigration policy, Iranian artist Ali Moini will be unable to travel to the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for his scheduled November 9 performance of My Paradoxical Knives. To honor Moini’s work in his absence, EMPAC will be hosting a reception on November 9, featuring the set of My Paradoxical Knives and…

EMPAC offers daylong demonstration of the HoloLens “mixed reality” platform, followed by evening talk with Microsoft’s Kayla Kinnunen

Troy, NY — On Wednesday, November 1, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Poytechnic Institute will offer a free daylong demonstration of the Microsoft HoloLens “mixed reality” platform, followed by an evening talk with Microsoft developer Kayla Kinnunen focused on the technology’s many possible applications. The demonstration will take place on the EMPAC Mezzanine from 10AM-9PM and will allow guests to experiment with the wearable, interactive…

Creative Action Unlimited Presents “The Knot: Theatre and Hope Entwined”

Theatre Artists Create Devised Theatre Production Creative Action Unlimited presents The Knot at the Albany Barn, on Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4 at 8:00 pm. The cast includes Andrea Cunliffe, Krysta Dennis, Kristoph DiMaria, Giulia Pezzulo and JHK. Under the direction of Stephanie Weber-Remmert, this talented group of local actors have created a performance exploring…

Mary Armentrout Dance Theater Presents Work-in-Progress Performance at EMPAC

Troy, NY — On Friday, October 27, at 5PM, Mary Armentrout Dance Theater will present a special work-in-progress performance of a new project commissioned by EMPAC / The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. A promenading performance, Listening Creates an Opening will take the audience across the Rensselaer campus, from a turn-of-the-century classroom to the contemporary EMPAC building. Set to premiere in Fall…