Press Mentions

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.

September 16, 2014

EMPAC invites applications for the position of Curator
Performance (Dance/Theater).

Going beyond a traditional university performing arts center in that EMPAC's events, performances, and projects are only a part of its program—with residencies, commissions, and productions taking up most of the resources—the artistic program set forth by the curatorial team is focused on contemporary art, performance, and their intersections.

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: