Wednesday, December 25, 2013

happy holidays 2013!

RETTOCAMME holiday cards 2013 by Emma Cotter.
pop-up lantern with battery powered candle.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Winter Charity Art Auctions

New Amsterdam School Annual Holiday Auction via Bidding for Good.

many great items, including an original bottle cap tapestry by Emma Cotter (very similar to one purchased recently by a Warner Bros set decorator for an upcoming NBC sitcom!)


Art in a Box
2013 Benefit Holiday Art Exhibition
for Children at Risk at 
Cheryl Pelavin Gallery

Online Art Sale Will Go Live 
Friday, December 6, 2013
at 12:01 AM, EST.

Choose from an outstanding selection of small paintings, 

wall-mountable sculpture, drawings, prints and photographs
by more than 180 established and emerging artists! 
(including Emma Cotter) 

All proceeds benefit Art in a Box art and education programs 
for children at risk around the world. For more information 
about Art in a Box visit


Thursday, October 24, 2013

RETTOCAMME retrospective 2003-2013

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.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

South Brooklyn Shakespeare

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!!


NY Daily News preview article: CLICK HERE!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

critical angle

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.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

"Be Strong and Win for Eddie Garcia" Fundraiser

Dear friends of RETTOCAMME:

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)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


"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!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

RETTOCAMME at Shapeshifter Lab

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!

photo sent from audience member John Frame

Monday, January 21, 2013