Language and Art and Language
After 20 years as Founding Director of EMPAC, an invitation to a final Goodbye Hello from Johannes Goebel. This 60-minute reading can be experienced as a shower of words. The stream of sentences and the droplets of words will make the underpinnings of EMPAC’s building and program shimmer.
Johannes joined Rensselaer at the beginning of EMPAC's design process to ensure the architects and consultants would meet the vision of the building as an optimal bridge between the physical world of human experience and interaction and the potential of the digital domain. Parallel to the design and construction of the new building, he developed the program of EMPAC by establishing the technical, curatorial, and operational teams, and initializing the artistic and research productions, residencies, and events. Between 1990 and 2002, Goebel served as founding director of the Institute for Music and Acoustics at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Please join us for a reception after the reading to say Hello and Goodbye to our director Johannes Goebel. Refreshments will be served.
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