Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Celeste Boursier-Mougenot and Levitation?!

Remember when I told you that Euphorie was the last event that EMPAC had lined up for a while? Well, that wasn't 100% true.

Starting tomorrow, May 11th, artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot will have two installations up in the building until September 1st. Here is the release from EMPAC:

"Two continuously playing sound installations by French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot create a special sonic atmosphere in EMPAC’s lobby spaces. The first installation, untitled (Series #3), unfolds on the mezzanine. A current moves floating bowls, dishes, and glasses in several pools of water, and as these objects touch, the space is filled with their fleeting, floating music.

The other sounds moving through the lobby come from two computer-played pianos, positioned at the entrances at each end of the building. The music played by the pianos in the installation index (v.4) is an interpretation of EMPAC’s communication network activity. Software written in collaboration with EMPAC’s IT team monitors the networks and translates bits and pieces into musical notes for the pianos—using the computers and pianos to connect work and play."

For more information, click here.

Also, as a one time shot (I think) on Thursday May 12th, EMPAC is hosting The Ascent, which they are calling an "infinity simulator". Basically, the "rider" is hooked up to a harness and an EEG headset, and is supposed to channel their thoughts in hopes of levitating. I'll stop trying to explain it, but it sounds wild. Click here for the scoop.

Thanks again to our friends at EMPAC for keeping us in the loop. I personally can't wait for the Fall calendar from them.

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