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Blackspace

Anaïs Duplan
September 27–October 6, 2021
EMPAC — Troy, NY USA

Poet, curator, and artist Anaïs Duplan is in residence to produce Blackspace, a new series of radio broadcasts commissioned by EMPAC to be presented in collaboration with WRPI and Montez Press Radio in November 2021. 

Each episode narrated by Duplan is inspired by music and artworks that seek to “pursue liberatory possibility” and entwine lyric poetry, criticism, music, and field recordings. Based on his recent book of essays, Blackspace: On the Poetics of an Afrofuture, the broadcasts similarly employ vivid description of the action of artworksor ekphrastic techniqueto explore the aesthetic strategies employed by artists of color working with digital technologies since the 1960s.

Main Image: Anaïs Duplan. Courtesy the artist. Photo Ben Krusling.

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EMPAC Fall 2021

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Fall 2021