(EMPAC: the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Hélène Lesterlin is a curator at the new Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY (USA). EMPAC's focus is on work which explores the integration of technology, media and the performing arts. The building itself will be unique in bringing together exceptional facilities for performance, development and research projects. EMPAC will be commissioning new works, offering residencies, and inviting artists and companies to come perform. EMPAC is slated to open in 2008, but its director and curators are initiating contacts and starting to organize events and performances in other venues.