EMPAC Artist-in-Residence James Richards to Present Sound Installation & Series of Videos [Berkshire on Stage]
At 6pm today (Thursday, April 4) EMPAC at RPI in Troy will welcome artist-in-residence James Richards for a public conversation with Senior Curator of Time-Based Visual Art Vic Brooks. The event will start with the presentation of Richards’ past works, including Music for the Gift, a multi-channel sound work exhibited at the last Venice Biennale, as well as several videos. The conversation will comprise insight into the early stages of Richards’ new project, which will be developed during a series of production residencies at EMPAC in 2019 and premiered here in Spring 2020. Admission is free.
James Richards’ artworks reveal connections between people, practices, and private, hidden, or suppressed histories through archival and online research. Working with a vast array of media materials, often generated during long-term exchanges with other artists, such as American media artist Steve Reinke and filmmaker Leslie Thornton, Richards produces sound and video installations that invite the audience into an intimate encounter with private worlds and queer communities.