not a dancing bear

Copyright 1982-2018


b. Butuan City, 1982

I create multi-part performances and installations with objects, walks, video, and things made with paper, often drawing from collaboration, research, and linked archives. The Amateur Astronomers Society of Voorhees (AASV) and The Explorers Club of Enrique de Malacca host salons and walking tours that examine the various human attempts (and failures) at codifying knowledges and ordering the universe, the latter group involving activities of the more geographic and terrestrial, through an intersectional, and post-colonial lens. Work has been exhibited at Queens Museum, Flux Factory, LaMama Experimental Theater Club, The New York Historical Society, Bronx River Art Center, Sadie Halie Projects, Primetime, the Center For Book Arts, and unnamed and temporarily named spaces.

Recent readings and performances have been presented at Unisex Salon, The Segue Reading Series, Present Co., and Underdonk.

P A L / Pilipinx American Library is a collaboration with PJ Gubatina Policarpio. P A L is a mobile, non-circulating library that centers the local and global Pilipinx voice through the reading and sharing of texts in public. The P A L collection focuses on print histories, and narratives by writers, poets, artists, and scholars across the Pilipinx diaspora.

Related: 2nd Ave Poetry was founded by poet Paolo Javier. I designed and co-edited Volumes 2 and 3 of 2nd Ave Poetry, which existed as an online journal and multi-venue performance series taking place at the former Lolita Bar, Bowery Poetry, and Creek & The Cave.

Other organized and co-curated literary and performance programs:
Departure Lounge 1 and 2, Queens Museum
The Segue Foundation Reading Series (April-May 2017)

2012 MFA, Hunter College. Fellow, The Artist's Institute
2014 Artist-In-Residence, Center For Book Arts.

e-mail: emmycatedral at gmail dot com.

Fink & Theel
Another Place
Sadie Halie Projects Presents Amateur Astronomers Society of Voorhees
[PDF] The Artist's Institute, Jimmie Durham, Gertrude Stein, Charles Bernstein, Paolo Javier
Suppose An Eyes
2nd Ave Poetry
a Remonstrance
a Remonstrance
a Remonstrance