Rosa Barba: The Color Out of Space

A main focus of the EMPAC program is the development and production of new works in the performing and media arts. EMPAC commissions projects that span all domains of time-based arts, including music/sound, dance, theater, time-based visual art, and moving image. These projects optimally utilize the EMPAC media infrastructure to pursue new ideas at the intersection of technology, media, and the performing and visual arts. Some commissions are site-specific to EMPAC and find their premiere here, while others, especially co-commissions with outside institutions, are developed for presentation at other national and international venues.

Image: Rosa Barba's commissioned work The Color Out of Space projected on the west façade in March, 2015.

EMPAC | Commissions in the World — SPRING / 2017


Elena Demyanenko, Erika Mijlin - echo/archive
Isabelle Pauwels - If It Bleeds
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater - Listening Creates an Opening
Maria Hassabi - Maria Hassabi
Laure Prouvost - They Are Waiting for You
Yara Travieso - Yara Travieso


Andrew Schneider - AFTER
Enno Poppe, Yarn/Wire - Feld
Boudry / Lorenz - Telepathic Improvisation


Martine Syms - An Evening with Queen White
Patricia L Boyd - Negative Reps
Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener - Tesseract
Tarek Atoui - WITHIN


France Jobin - 4.35 - RO - 413
Lucy Raven - Tales of Love and Fear
Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener - Tesseract
Rosa Barba - The Color Out of Space
Ant Hampton - The Extra People
Tim Hecker, MFO - Tim Hecker
Rosa Barba - White Museum


Isabelle Pauwels - ,000,
Sara Magenheimer, Michael Bell-Smith, Ben Vida - Bloopers #1
Aaron Landsman, Brent Green, Jim Findlay - Empathy School
Stavros Gasparatos - Expanded Piano
Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon - Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon
Temporary Distortion - My Voice Has An Echo In It
Eve Sussman + Simon Lee - No food No money No jewels


Alan Franco, Jörg Laue, Peter Stamer - 26 Letters to Deleuze
Petra Cortright - Bridal Shower
Patricia L. Boyd - Carl dis/assembling w/ self
Peter Gidal - CODA I + CODA II
Erika Vogt - Darker Imposter
DD Dorvillier - Extra Shapes
chameckilerner - FLESH
Seline Baumgartner - If it is as if it
Marianne Kim - Lost & Found
Orit Ben-Shitrit - Shadows with Heat
Jeremy Xido / CABULA6 - The Angola Project
Manuella Blackburn - Time Will Tell


Thom Kubli - Black Hole Horizon
Kurt Hentschläger - CLUSTER
Kota Yamazaki - fluid hug hug: (glowing)
Ralph Lemon - Four Walls
Jennifer + Kevin McCoy - Index
Nora Chipaumire - Miriam
Dimitris Papaioannou - Primal Matter
Ryan + Trevor Oakes - The Periphery of Perception
Wally Cardona - TOOL IS LOOT
Jem Cohen - We Have An Anchor


Phantom Limb - 69°S.
Sarah Michelson, Joanna Quinn, Pete Drungle - Devotion Study #2
Poor Dog Group - Dionysia
Francis Farewell Starlight - Francis and the Lights
Francisco López - Hyper-Rainforest
Colin Gee, Erin Gee - In the First Place...
Cayetana Vidal, Sofia Mazza - TAO
Japanther - The Cake of the 3 Towers


Marites Carino - Hoop
Alison Crocetta - A Circus of One
Trouble - A Narrow Vehicle
Lars Jan / Early Morning Opera - Abacus
Wingspace Theatrical Design - Act Curtain
Hans Tutschku - agitated slowness
Miro Dance Theatre - Already Seen
Steve Cuiffo, Trey Lyford, Geoff Sobelle - Amazingland in Troy EMagicPac
Nuria Fragoso - Anatomy of Melancholy
Jen DeNike - Another Circle
Sean Griffin - Cold Spring
Danièle Wilmouth - Fanfare for Marching Band
Paulo Fernandez - Fauna
Marie Sester - Fear
Thom Kubli - FLOAT!: Think Tank 21
Francisco Lopez - Hyper Rainforest
Wally Cardona - Intervention #2
Volkmar Klien - Kristallgatsch/Strahlung
Chris Doyle - Method Air
Kasumi - MO-SO
Paul Abacus - Paul Abacus
Rajendra Serber - Quince Missing
Michael Schumacher - Room Pieces Troy 2010
SUE-C, Laetitia Sonami - Sheepspace
Pooh Kaye - Spring Cleaning
OpenEnded Group - Upending


Sophie Kahn, Lisa Parra - Body/Traces
Patrick Daughters - Eyes Nose Mouth
Roberta Marques - Looking Forward-Man and Woman
Kriota Willberg - Sunscreen Serenade
Mads Lynnerup - Take a Day for Yourself
Steven Connor - The Chronopher
Workspace Unlimited - They Watch


Joby Emmons - Kino-Eye
Jennifer Tipton - Light Above the Hudson
Alla Kovgan, David Hinton - Nora
David Farias, Carla Schillagi, Maria Vallejos - PH Propiedad Horizontal
Margaret Williams - Veterans



Benton-C Bainbridge, Ethel, Pierre-Alain Hubert, Flyaway Projections, Stephan Moore - EMPAC 360: On Site + Sound
Andrew Schneider - FIELD