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“Watering the Flowers” Film Series Continues with EMPAC Artists-in-Residence Screenings

Troy, NY — The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is pleased to announce the second half of the Watering the Flowers film series, which will feature the work of EMPAC artists-in-residence throughout the Spring 2017 season. Started in Fall 2016, Watering the Flowers takes its title from cinema pioneer Georges Méliès’ 1896 film of the…

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Choreographers Gerard & Kelly host Open Studio for “Modern Living”

Troy, NY — On Thursday, February 23 at 7PM, choreographers Gerard & Kelly will host a free open-studio presentation on their work-in-progress, Modern Living, exploring queer intimacy and domestic space, at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 2016, Gerard & Kelly choreographed nine dancers in performances at the landmark Schindler House in West Hollywood, CA, the site of an…

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EMPAC Presents an Introduction to Wave Field Synthesis, Demonstration and Discussion

Troy, NY — In 2016, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute completed construction on a 496-speaker “wave field synthesis” audio array, one of the most extensive and precise systems of its kind in the world. On February 16, 17, and 18, EMPAC music curator Argeo Ascani and audio engineers Todd Vos and Jeff Svatek…