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The first ten years of RETTOCAMME dance projects compressed to approximately 5 1/2 minutes, featuring music from Jordan McLean and Amir Ziv...
RETTOCAMME is a dance/art/design company founded by Emma Cotter in 2003 (formally incorporated in 2010). The first documented performance was a "Fielday" at the Brooklyn Lyceum in October of 2003. Dance-based works by RETTOCAMME are self-produced by income from art and design projects such as postcard design, event invitations, custom holiday cards, commissioned artworks (including bottle cap tapestries), and various items available via Etsy.
Endless thanks to the dozens of dancers, musicians, photographers, designer/collaborators, artistic/production advisers, and an equally creative and entertaining audience, who have contributed to the first ten years of RETTOCAMME.
I am having a great time working on the creative team (as choreographer) for the inaugural production from South Brooklyn Shakespeare! Please come see A Midsummer Night's Dream on August 8th at 8pm at the parking lot at the corner of 5th ave & 17th street in South Park Slope. Bring a blanket or lawn chair- a cooler - and your friends...p.s. this is a free event!! website: http://www.southbrooklynshakespeare.com/ NY Daily News preview article: CLICK HERE!
I had a lot of fun making this, my latest bottle cap tapestry, for some incredible clients (and friends) for their beautiful home in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. So grateful for their bold choice to commission an original artwork and to contribute to the creative process of the design! I also would not have been able to find the wide array of colors I needed for the project without the help of my worldwide network of family and friends. 1,877 beverages were consumed in the process - I hope they were all enjoyed in moments of refreshment, celebration or great conversation.
"critical angle" by Emma Cotter. 2013. Bottle cap tapestry comprised of 1,877 used and unaltered bottle caps sewn together with steel wire. Private Collection, Brooklyn, NY.
A family member of a long time supporter of ours has undergone a terrifying health crisis recently - please check out this online fundraiser to hear about his story and also bid on some great donations (p.s. items include an original, framed "Fragile City" artwork by Emma Cotter)
"Yellow" 2013 by Emma Cotter. Gouache, colored pencil and ink on paper.
This is one of several pieces I recently added to my Wooloo gallery which features a sampling of some of my artworks on paper, bottle cap tapestries, and performance work all in one place. Please check it out!
Last night we wrapped up the fifth installment of The RETTOCAMME February Project. This year we presented the event at Shapeshifter Lab in Gowanus, Brooklyn - an awesome venue that doubles as a recording studio during the day. Aesthetically the space was a cross between our previous venues: the intimate black box of Triskelion Arts in Williamsburg and the stark white gallery of United Photo Industries in DUMBO. It worked very well for us and the staff were most helpful. One of the highlights of the evening was a 3-dimensional score composed by Jordan McLean (Antibalas, Sway Machinery, DROID) - beautifully rendered live by musicians Luke Damrosch and Ronald Stockwell with synth and percussion sounds. We are most grateful to our loyal audience for trekking out to see our experimental work on such a cold, wet evening!