EMPAC fall 2011

empac_exterior_looking_up.jpgEMPAC's fall 2011 schedule is out today. And, as usual, it's full of performances that look interesting, different, challenging or just kind of odd.

Here are a few events from the slate that caught our eye...

Guy Maddin: Tales from the Gimli Hospital: Reframed
September 1
Director Guy Maddin's first film, with a live score by composer Matthew Patton, performed by a group of Icelandic vocalists and string instrumentalists that includes members who have played with Sigur Ros. There will also be live narration and sound effects.

Four Tet + Jon Hopkins
September 15
A double bill of electronic music.

Quote Unquote: Experiments in Time-Based Text
multiple dates
Three performances in which using "text as a starting point, artists explode the concept of script and bring to life works that imbue music, film, theater, dance, interactive sculpture, and lectures with the essence of the text." First up: a performance about Antarctica using puppetry, dance, film, history, and photography with contemporary music by the Phantom Limb Company.

onedotzero_adventures in motion
multiple dates
Selections from the London-based "moving image" festival, including a kids program.

The Eternal Return
multiple dates
"This collection of films begins with the idea that time is a lie." The series includes La Jetée, 12 Monkeys, and Wings of Desire.

Shantala Shivalingappa: Namasya and Swayambhu
October 15
"A renowned performer in Kuchipudi, a 2,000-year-old Indian style that fuses dance, music, and theater, Shivalingappa has been called 'a total revelation' and 'divinely gifted' for her grace, finesse, and powerful presence on stage."

Francis and the Lights: White Room
October 28 and 29
"Reclusive singer, songwriter, and pianist Francis Farewell Starlite will be in residence to create a new pop music spectacle--White Room. White Room references the small, white, environmentally controlled chamber used by NASA astronauts to make final preparations before entering the spacecraft, such as donning parachute packs, putting on helmets, and detaching portable air conditioning units."

DANCE MOViES Commissions 2010-2011 Premieres
November 5
Three new dance films commissioned by EMPAC.

Robert Lue: Using Art to Express and Advance the Scientific Process
December 7
"Robert Lue, biologist and director of life sciences education at Harvard, will discuss the vital and transformative role that visualizations play in both science research and education. Lue is the founder of BioVisions, a collaborative initiative led by Harvard scientists to improve the beauty and precision of science visualization."

That's just a handful of events from the full schedule.

Yep, EMPAC has advertised on AOA in the past.

Earlier on AOA: Interesting in 2010: The EMPAC Curators


Thanks for the shout, AOA! See you around the building.

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