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Larry Fitzmaurice - Pitchfork
October 15, 2014
Andrew F - Keep Albany Boring
September 10, 2014
Brandon Stosuy - Pitchfork
August 15, 2014
Geraldine Freedman - Schenectady Gazette
April 17, 2014
November 24, 2014

It’s 10 p.m. in Rotterdam, Netherlands, when Emily Zimmerman, associate curator of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Skypes artist Melvin Moti from a cluttered workspace in the Rensselaer Science Center. A team of undergraduate students eagerly assemble the components of their project on a workbench and Zimmerman turns the laptop so Moti can assess their progress. It’s mid-October and the group have only a few weeks left to iron out the bugs in The Vision Machine before it’s scheduled to be installed on the EMPAC mezzanine on December 4.

September 18, 2014

Six years after its debut at the opening festival for the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), one of EMPAC’s first commissioned works, There is Still Time . . Brother, will be presented this fall at the Chronus Art Center in Shanghai, China.

August 27, 2014

TROY, NY — In a talk on October 15th entitled Speaking So to Speak, EMPAC director Johannes Goebel talks of art and language.

August 14, 2014

The 2015 Jaffe Student Production Competition is open to any undergraduate or graduate student at Rensselaer. It aims to create projects, which are developed to take advantage of EMPAC’s infrastructure and of the expertise of EMPAC’s team.

The winner(s) of the competition receive a summer production residency at EMPAC. The prize comprises the following components:

May 28, 2014

On Wednesday May 28th at 7:30PM EDT EMPAC will be featured as part of WHMT's AHA! (A House for Arts) series. Tune in to learn more about "a state-of-the-art space for performance, musical, & electronic arts that supports artists from around the world."

We will post the video here are soon as it becomes available to us after it airs.

Watch it now!

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