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* EMPAC Presents: “Dancing on the Ceiling:  Art & Zero Gravity” March 18 – April 10
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EMPAC Presents:
“Dancing on the Ceiling:
Art & Zero Gravity”
March 18 – April 10
Dancing on the Ceiling: Art & Zero Gravity is a major group exhibition in which contemporary artists explore the condition of weightlessness on Earth by deploying techniques such as parabolic flight, rigging, and digital effects. The exhibition will present the work of multiple national and international artists, including two newly commissioned pieces for the exhibition.

Distributed throughout the public spaces at EMPAC, the exhibition is itself un-tethered from the confines of the traditional gallery exhibition paradigm. With artworks by Benjamin Bergmann, Denis Darzacq, Edith Dekyndt, Chris Doyle, Thom Kubli, William Forsythe, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Tomas Saraceno, Jane and Louise Wilson, and Xu Zhen, the exhibition is funded in part by the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts.

The Exhibition Opening Celebration will be held Thursday, March 18. At 6 p.m. the exhibition opens to the public; food and drink will be served. At 7 p.m., there will be a talk by special effects legend Douglas Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters, Star Trek, Blade Runner), followed by a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece of science fiction cinema, 2001: A Space Odyssey on EMPAC’s massive 56-foot concert hall screen.

Free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.empac.rpi.edu/events/2010/spring/zerogravity/.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 4, Number 4, March 5, 2010
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