Saturday December 22, 2012

TROY, N.Y. -- The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announces the spring 2013 schedule of events. It is a calendar filled with performances, talks, screenings, exhibitions, concerts, and happenings that play with and challenge the boundaries of the arts, sciences, and technology. EMPAC invites the audience to experience adventures that cross the lines of what we think we know; prepare to be engaged and sometimes provoked.

EMPAC is where the arts, sciences, and technology interact with and influence each other by using the same facilities, technologies, and by breathing the same air.

EMPAC is dedicated to building bridges between our human senses, to modes of perception and experience, to creating meaning in a physical environment, and to the intangible world of digital technology.

Four discrete venues are designed with unique technical infrastructure to enable you, our audience, to see, hear, and move in space in endlessly different ways. We host artists and researchers to create new work and present events which ask you to join the quest for new perspectives.

All performance tickets (unless specified otherwise) are $18 general admission; $13 non-Rensselaer students, seniors, and Rensselaer faculty & staff; and $6 Rensselaer students. Screenings are $6; talks and installations are free.

More information can be found on the EMPAC website: empac.rpi.edu. Questions? Call the EMPAC Box Office: 518-276-3921.

A science fiction thriller in which the boundary between reality and simulation is ceaselessly questioned, Rainer Werner Fassbinder's World on a Wire follows a conspiracy at the Institute for Cybernetics and Future Science. Editor's note: For upcoming EMPAC events, see the weekly Arts Glance section of Arts Weekend.