Celebrating 10 Years of Experimental Media and Performing Arts

October 11 – 20, 2018

Over the course of three days, and across EMPAC’s four main venues and public spaces, the 10YEARS celebration will mark a decade since the building's opening in 2008 by presenting a diverse offering of cross-disciplinary performances spanning music, dance, theater, film, and many experiential spaces in between. Five of these performances have been newly commissioned by EMPAC, were developed over the past year through the artist-in-residence program, and will make their world premiere this weekend.

10YEARS features works by:

In addition to the lineup of performances and installations, Saturday’s events will include a research demonstration by the Cognitive and Immersive Systems Laboratory (CISL), a talk on digital archiving strategies by EMPAC Director Johannes Goebel, and an address by Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson preceding Saturday evening’s Ambisonic performance in the Concert Hall.

NOTE: Events are scheduled in such a way to facilitate attending all events scheduled sequentially with no overlaps.

Due to unforeseen circumstances Ellen Arkbro's mirror point, wave of field has been postponed.

Organized By:: 
Johannes Goebel (director)
Ashley Ferro-Murray (curator
Vic Brooks (curator
Time-based visual art)
Constanza armes cruz (curatorial assistant)
Argeo ascani (former curator

EMPAC 2018–19 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts.

National Endowment for the Arts