REMINDER! Japanther: The Cake of The 3 Towers | Fri. + Sat. 12/02+03, 8 PM | EMPAC, Troy, NY
- Hope you can make it tonight and/or tomorrow night!+ Preview interview in the Times Union: http://blog.timesunion.com/localarts/japanther-performs-at-empac-hopes-for-a-reaction/19723/+ Behind-the-scenes videos: http://vimeo.com/empac+ Behind-the-scenes photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150473366389453.390957.65599049452&type=1Tonight's performance will be broadcast live on WGXC 90.7-FM (Columbia + Greene counties, NY), and will be available soon after on their website: http://wgxc.org/---http://www.facebook.com/events/246496332073688/
Japanther: The Cake of The 3 Towers
Friday + Saturday, December 2 + 3, 8 PM
EMPAC, Troy, NY$18 general admission / $13 students, seniors, and Rensselaer faculty + staff / $6 Rensselaer studentsThe three towers are prison, museum, and (housing) project, albeit loosely. Music, video, and performance draw parallel lines between three industrial archetypes. Moving through these structures, the artists utilize fragments of their environment to envision a utopian creative endgame. Meanwhile, an Austrian super villain (Florian Reither) attempts to unite and destroy the dystopian worlds. The Cake of The 3 Towers (TCo3T) is a collaborative project featuring Japanther, Schuyler Maehl, Florian Reither, and Felice Faison commissioned for Quote Unquote: Experiments in Time-Based Text, an interdisciplinary series presenting work by artists that use an existing text as a departure point for installation, film, and performance.Japanther is an art project established circa 2001 by Ian Vanek and Matt Reilly in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to wild interactive live showings in unconventional settings, the duo has collaborated with Dan Graham, Gelitin, Eileen Myles, ninjasonik, and Spank Rock, among others. Japanther was featured in the 2006 Whitney Biennial as part of Don’t Trust Anyone Over Thirty and the 2011 Venice Biennial as part of Gelitin's Some Like It Hot performance. The duo has made a name for themselves through unique performance situations including shows with synchronized swimmers, oversized puppets, from out of the back of a moving truck, alongside giant dinosaurs, and with BMXers flying off the walls of the Whitney sculpture garden. http://japanther.com/Evelyn’s Café will open at 7 PM with a full menu of meals, snacks, and beverages as well as a selection of wines. Service continues after the performances. Parking is available in the Rensselaer parking lot on College Avenue.
Additional event information can be found on the EMPAC website: http://empac.rpi.edu/. Questions? Call the EMPAC Box Office: 518.276.3921.