EMPAC Presents CREW/Eric Joris: HeadSwap
Saturday, January 26
CREW, a Belgian-based multidisciplinary team of artists and researchers, will present the artistic and research outcome of their three-week residency at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC).
CREW’s performances integrate the latest technology into theatrical events, which create new ways of playing and experiencing the medium. They have personalized immersive environments for the audience—challenging common notions of (tele)presence, spectatorship, and narration.
HeadSwap takes the next step in immersive performance. Participants can navigate and choose their individual point of view within omni-directional footage from Japan and New York City, while “swapping their heads” and simultaneously seeing what another person chooses to see.
CREW is a Belgian-based arts collective operating on the border of art and science. For more than a decade, founder Eric Joris and CREW have created performances on the edge of theater, film, and new media. With video goggles and interactive technology, the company explores a unique medium that puts the spectator at the heart of the experience.
The performance begins at 7 p.m. in EMPAC’s Studio 1 – Goodman. Admission is free; however, reservations are required. Go to empac.rpi.edu/events/2013/spring/headswap for more information.