Early Morning Opera / a performance + art lab

                                     ART IS RESEARCH

Early Morning Opera (EMO) is a US-based multi-disciplinary performance + art lab and creative network directed by Lars Jan, whose works explore emerging technologies, live audiences, and unclassifiable experience. 

EMO has been developing HOLOSCENES since 2011 in partnership with Mapp International Productions. EMO's recent multimedia performance/installation, ABACUS, was commissioned by the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC; Troy, NY). ABACUS premiered at EMPAC’s inaugural Filament Festival (2010). This year an inaugural exhibition of HOLOSCENES videos and photographs — Quaternary Videos and Light Circumferences — will be hosted by the Pasadena Museum of  California Art from January to May 2015. Performances coming this March 25th-28th at  The Ringling Waterfront park, in Sarasota, Florida. The project has also been  presented by the 2012 Sundance Film Festival (Park City),  REDCAT (Los Angeles), and in the 2014 BAM Next Wave Festival (NYC).

Other EMO projects include A SUICIDE BOMBING BY INVITATION ONLY, commissioned and presented by The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), and THE INSTITUTE OF MEMORY (TIMe), with upcoming presentations at REDCAT, the Portland Institute of Contemporary Arts TBA Festival, and Institute of Contemporary Art Boston. 

EMO's genre-bending work has been supported by the National Endowment of the Arts, MAP Fund, National Performance Network Creation Fund, New York State Council on the Arts, Center for Cultural Innovation, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Center for New Performance at CalArts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Arts Brookfield, Harnisch Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the generosity of many individual donors.