From Friday, April 30 through Sunday, May 2, 2010, EMPAC will host the second collaboration with the London-based onedotzero_adventures in motion festival. Comprised of screenings as well as live a/v performances, interactive installations, animation and music videos, the event is a weekend-long celebration of the moving image that’s guaranteed to inspire, provoke, and delight.
Back-to-back screenings of onedotzero’s latest compilation programs shown over the entire weekend creates the foundation for the festival and another reason to stick around the building until the wee hours – and then come back to do it again the next day!
Other highlights of the weekend include:
Friday, April 30, 11 PM
A live performance by DJ superstar Diplo with a cadre of the area’s best VJs.
Saturday, May 1, 8 PM
International visual label AntiVJ presents a new performance / installation that mines their common interest in using light projections on architectural structures, 3D mapping and “live painting” with projections. Music by minimal techno artist Sleeparchive. Installation version on view throughout the weekend.
Saturday, May 1 + Sunday, May 2
A video installation by Brian Alfred whose work is inspired by his interest in globalization, civil unrest, political and social opposition, and influential figures and locations. The animation features multiple soundtracks by musicians Flying Lotus, Ghislain Poirier, Roberto Carlos Lange, and many others.
Onedotzero_cascade w/ Rensselaer
Sunday, May 2, 2:30 PM
An ongoing education project, creating a different model for creative learning that plugs students from all backgrounds and disciplines into the heart of the creative industries. The Rensselaer student presentations and critique are open to the public.
onedotzero is a contemporary, digital arts organization dedicated to promoting innovation across all forms of moving image and motion arts. Activities encompass public events, artist + content development, publishing projects, education, production, creative direction, and related consultancy services. onedotzero_adventures in motion is a global network of film festivals, showcasing the best of new digital film and animation.
The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) opened its doors in 2008 and was hailed by the New York Times as a “technological pleasure dome for the mind and senses… dedicated to the marriage of art and science as it has never been done before.”
Founded by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, EMPAC offers artists, scholars, researchers, engineers, designers, and audiences opportunities for creative exploration that are available nowhere else under a single roof. EMPAC operates nationally and internationally, attracting creative individuals from around the world and sending new artworks and innovative ideas onto the global stage.
EMPAC’s building is a showcase work of architecture and a unique technological facility that boasts unrivaled presentation and production capabilities for art and science spanning the physical and virtual worlds and the spaces in between.
EMPAC 2009-2010 presentations, residencies and commissions are supported by grants from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program, 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 provided by the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation) 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.