I am honored to be asked to do a virtual studio visit with Second State Press! I used to be a FOB holder at SSP and it is great to be going back. I hope you can join! Here is the eventbrite link for the talk: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-studio-visit-with-emmett-ramstad-tickets-222214669057
Come join me for the opening of The Human Scale at Rochester Art Center! https://rochesterartcenter.org/exhibition/the-human-scale/
In 2011 I curated a show called "5 Objects and a Story" at Million Fishes in San Francisco. I came across this picture documenting the show recently and was reminiscing about how much this show shaped my current practice. This shot captures me and Ariel Springfield's collections. Mine are the brushes, spools of beige thread, the foot forms and the dust pan. Cleanliness, function, repair, yes yes yes. What you can't see here is the pile of invaginated white socks that I would work on/with for the next 5 years. Memories!
Maxe Crandall and I were awarded an Eureka Commission from Onassis USA for: Twenty Phone Calls and Many of Them Dirty, a performance installation created by playwright Maxe Crandall and visual artist Emmett Ramstad about intimacy, community building, and pleasure in times of isolation. HOOOOOOOOORRRRRRAAAAAAYYYYYYYY. Stay tuned for more information.
I am so pleased to be on the Compas roster of amazing artists! Read my spotlight interview for an overview of how my teaching and sculpture work together. Hooray for arts and education!
I am looking out my window at the snow falling and thinking about how things felt when it was warm still. This is a picture of me and Travis McEwen on my shitter sculpture during our studio exhibition Dry Fingers. No shoes! Bare legs! Art together!
I am teaching in the MCAD MFA Program this semester, which corresponds with the MCAD BIENNIAL exhibition! So through the window of the gallery, or if you are a student with access to the building, you may see my sculpture "It's ok" along with the works of my amazing colleagues. Perhaps a walk around the neighborhood will find you in front of the window? Warning: no public bathrooms. There is a great lecture series that accompanies the exhibition whether you are in Minneapolis or not!
BodyCartography Project is hosting a series of conversations about relational practices, public space and performance.
"A new ongoing ongoing conversation series for dance and performance makers who have been creating and performing for intimate audiences in public space. How are you considering your practices in light of the current pandemic? Does your work feel more urgent than ever? What new practices are you considering? What do you want to talk about, hear about, or think through?"
I will be joining the conversation along with Margit Galanter, Fernanda Branco, Kristin Norderval and Annabel Gueredrat on June 10th at 12pm CST.
Tune in to radio.montezpress.com to hear our reading of Jerker on 5/25 at 6pm EST!
Please note: the play is sexually explicit, contains scenes with bondage and domination, and takes place in the peak of the AIDS epidemic.
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