Hey visitor. I'm pausing from updating art making activities here for the time being while the world's on fire. In the meantime, below are some things I am either involved in or care a lot about outside of this page. I hope you are as okay as can be, and that I can greet you here again through the fog with work to share on the other side of it, art to make on the other side of it. Thank you for visiting. You can write to me at e m m y c a t e d r a l at gmail dot com (without the spaces) or find me @ n o t a d a n c i n g b e a r. With care and warmth, Emmy
- MQ Issue 17 Fall 2020: There Are No Edges on The Moon [link]
Artist Emmy Catedral’s writing introduces us to the painted ceiling at Grand Central Terminal which, after the great mural of the sky’s constellations was revealed, was proclaimed as an accurate depiction of the stars. It was later pointed out that the drawing of the stars was wrong. Catedral’s writing probes whether “right” and “wrong” is the issue, suggesting rather an issue of perspective. Her writing is followed by a series of photographs that shows her using Google Sky to identify the stars and planets that lie directly on the other side of her home—as if you were to draw a line from her home to outer space. These new constellations do not follow the Western identification system of stars; rather, the system is of Catedral’s own drawing. - excerpted from Editor Tammy Nguyen's Introduction
- Language Is A Temptation [link]
A July 2020 Reading from Memory by Bernadette Mayer
Presented by Poets House and Siglio Press
- 2020 Virtual ITI (Image Text Ithaca) Symposium Workshops [link]
Friday, June 26 – Saturday, June 27, 2020: Workshops by David Campany, Emmy Catedral, Whitney Hubbs, Lucy Ives, Diana Khoi Nguyen
Falling Through Maps *Sold Out
Emmy Catedral: This workshop includes a series of ambulatory exercises; online dérives through texts, maps and memory. Three short readings will be assigned. We’ll discuss a few works by walkers Michel de Certeau, Lisa Robertson, Georges Perec, and The Situationists. What of these models can be applied when there can be no idle ambling in physical space, let alone travel from one city to another? How would psychogeographical mappings of our own neighborhoods be different now compared to three months ago? The late geographer and social scientist Doreen Massey, wrote of an experience of space as "not a completed simultaneity in which all interconnections have been established, in which every place is already linked to everywhere else. There are always loose ends. If you were to make a map that really had the characteristics of this space, it would be entirely possible to fall through it.” We'll collect our observations to publish a new kind of collective atlas and travelogue, gathering your texts, charts, peripli, maps to move across and fall through, lists, manuals, screenshots, and other records. This will be made available as a free digital download after the workshop.
- The Distance of the Moon
November 9, 2019 - March 20, 2020
Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Gallery
Akron Art Museum
Curated by Annie Wischmeyer
In 1969, the astronauts aboard Apollo 11 made history by becoming the first people to set foot on the moon. Unbeknownst to them, this year also marked the arrival of the first works of art to the lunar surface—The Moon Museum. Covertly orchestrated by members of the group Experiments in Art and Technology, a miniscule ceramic tile bearing reproductions of artworks by six artists was snuck onto the lander. A rare original tile, featuring work by Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Forrest Myers, David Novros and John Chamberlain, will be on view in The Distance of the Moon.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this exhibition examines the moon through the lens of photography and video. From Georges Méliès early film Le voyage dans la lune (1902) to Robert Longo’s striking study Untitled (Moon in Shadow) (2006), the moon has served as an important touchstone and inspired countless works of art and imagined lunar voyages. Utilizing images from exploratory missions to the moon, Nancy Graves created an immersive filmic meditation on surface textures and sonic space. Over forty years in the making, James Turrell has slowly transformed a dormant volcano into an aperture for observing the moon and other heavenly bodies.
Moody nocturnes and celebratory renderings are shown alongside early stereographs of the full moon, made possible by the most advanced photographic technology of the day. Combining historic prints with modern images of the lunar surface taken by NASA on a series of exploratory missions, The Distance of the Moon considers the relationship between artistic impulse and scientific discovery, and our collective fascination with this celestial body.
Artists: Nancy Graves, Craig Kalpakjian, Robert Longo, Georges Méliès, and James Turrell, with additional materials from the Archive of Amateur Astronomers Society of Voorhees and NASA
- Rehearsal Residency
rehearsal is a platform for artists to present incubating ideas in the form of workshops or performances, with an emphasis on creating a space of support and critique that is responsive, fluid, and constructive.
rehearsal began with a retreat on Long Island in early November 2018 hosted by Crush Curatorial. Organizers include Mira Dayal, Katie Giritlian, beck haberstroh, and Josephine Heston.
- NO SHOW & TELL
at Cinema Balash
March 23 2019
—a projection-less screening
Artists will “tell a movie” from memory. Reproducing the experience of a friend, family member or lover relating the plot of a movie. Every retelling is a version of the movie in its own right—a sort of singular “screening.”
Doors 7:30PM, "Screening" 8PM.
100 Rochester Avenue
- $200 From... To... -With Love
March 07 2019
Reading + performances with Zain Alam, Angy Abreu and Emmy Catedral at Recess.
Part of $200 From... To... -With Love by Lizania Cruz. On view through April 6, 2019, $200 From... To... -With Love is a participatory art project focused on the cost immigrants incur when sending money to their homelands. Cruz’s project attempts to make visible the contribution, kinship, and love embedded in the seemingly modest act of sending money home as a gift and support for family and loved ones.
46 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
G to Clinton-Washington or Classon
Free and open to the public
- Queens International: Volumes
Curated by Sophia Marisa Lucas & Baseera Khan
Closing February 2019
- North Willows:
site-specific attic project
- Queens International 2018: The Body as Volumes
February 10 2019 | 1–6pm
The third in a series of public programs presented on the occasion of Queens International 2018: Volumes (QI 2018) to delve deeper into the themes, contexts, and aesthetics that have informed the exhibition.
Programming on February 10th includes panel discussions, talks, screenings, and other events that examine the poetics of perception, technology, and scientific inquiry, as it relates to the creation of historical and personal narratives. This day of public programs will also coincide with the QM Studio Program Open Studios.
1pm: Breakfast at Tiffany’s performance by Emmy Catedral and ray ferreira
(Meet in The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass Gallery, 1st Floor)
Full Schedule of Events: here
- Closing party for TELL US PLAINLY WHAT YOU MEAN [link]
Curated by Tatiana Istomina and Becky Brown
Saturday, February 9 2019 | 3pm
1116-A Wyckoff Avenue
- Let's Start Over
Fel Santos (Paolo Javier & Listening Center)
Bank of Forever
at Wendy's Subway
Sunday, January 13 2019
- A VOID Performative Lecture Series
Sunday, November 18 2018 | 3-5pm
601Artspace, 88 Eldridge Street
Space is limited
On the final day of the exhibition, 601Artspace presents three short performative lectures on the theme of a void. Curator Paul Ramirez Jonas will be joined by artists Guadalupe Maravilla and Emmy Catedral. Reception to follow.