Arts Events

Advanced Digital Imaging Exhibition OPENING: Beyond Reality
Dean's Lounge Gallery
April 11, 2019 6:00 PM - April 25, 2019

"Beyond Reality" is an exhibition of Advanced Digital Imagine Spring 2019 and consists of works-in-progress and short study projects created in class in response to studies in gesture, emotion, the human body, virtual and augmented realities, and expanded notions of perception. 

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“What is Democracy?” with Filmmaker Astra Taylor
Studio Beta @ EMPAC and The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., Troy, NY
April 24, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What is Democracy reflects on a word we often take for granted.  Join Filmmaker Astra Taylor for a media and activism workshop from 4:00 to 5:30 PM on Studio Beta at EMPAC, and screen the film later that evening at the Sanctuary for Indepndent Media in Troy.  

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Convergences and Divergences of Art, Science, and Philosophy
CBIS Auditorium (Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies)
April 25, 2019 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Pioneering Slovenian bio artist, Polona Tratnik, Ph. D., is Dean of Alma Mater Europaea – Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis, Research Institute for Humanities, Ljubljana, where she is Professor / Head of Research. Tratnik will speak about “Convergences and Divergences of Art, Science, and Philosophy.” She will discuss ways that art enters the field of science, questions it, subverts it and aesthetically opens related issues to the public.

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MG (aka I Want a Baby! Reimagined)
EMPAC Theatre
April 26, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Angela Beallor's presentation is a queer adaptation of Sergei Tret'iakov's 1926 play I Want a Baby! This performance condenses the Soviet-era play with contemporary overlays and additions of dancers! experimental sound! video projection! & much much more. Come meet Milda Grignau, a cultural worker building a communal nursery who also works to contribute a new proletarian citizen to the development of the new society.

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Growing for Different Ends: How Biomedical Technologies Become Tools for Art and Design
Bruggeman Conference Center, CBIS/ Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies
May 8, 2019 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Pioneering bioartist Oron Catts, Director of SymbioticA, UWA, Australia, will outline developments in areas such as in vitro meat and leather, actuators and bio machine interfaces, speculative design and contemporary artistic practices. 

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