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February 20, 2017 – Lady Participate 008
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After presenting her B.A. thesis project, Insatiable Hunger and the Peacock’s Plume, Emma Ressel was awarded the Bard LugoLand Artist in Residency Prize, allowing her to spend the month of July in the small northern Italian city of Lugo producing a new body of work. She had a spread in New York Magazine over the summer and is currently exploring Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand and taking photos along the way. Read more about her travels here!

Name: Emma Ressel  //  Occupation: Photographer  //  Age: 22  //  City: Bar Harbor, Maine  //  Astrological sign: Leo

When you’re not creating: I’m reading about food. I’m pretty obsessed with how we experience food other than by taste and smell, so I am often listening to food podcasts and reading recipes and articles. These days I’m trying to learn more about some of the chemical processes in baking as well as the history of some non-Western cooking traditions. Somehow I never get sick of it, even when I’ve just eaten! 

To cope with a long commute: I frequently drive back and forth from Maine to the Hudson Valley, which is a pretty long and mind-numbing trip. It’s really the only time I drink huge McDonalds ice coffees and eat a ton of chex mix. I load up a ton of those food podcasts and then Beyonce for the very end when I get tired. I love long commutes, though. I find that I work through a lot of stuff in my head. 

Your personal masterpiece: I always come back to my photograph “Three Shriveled Eggplants Savor their Final Hours” because I’m still not entirely sure how it happened. I made it in the first few days of working on my Insatiable Hunger and the Peacock’s Plume project just to use up the last piece of film in the pack. It was so haphazardly done and yet to me it is highly emotional and looks far more like a painting than a photograph. My advisor termed it “first week magic.” It’s not my masterpiece (I’m definitely too young to have my masterpiece) but I love that it reminds me that my camera is very mysterious, and sometimes it is ok to not think too hard about what I am doing.

Best work environment: A gigantic farmhouse with great light that once belonged to an old, eccentric, antique collector and exotic plant grower but had been been left untouched for about 8 months.

The future: I am so fortunate that this year I will be able to prioritize making new work, travel, publishing a book of the work I made in Italy this past summer, as well as relocating to NYC. Check back in soon! And email me if you know of any decaying farmhouses in the New York metropolitan area

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True Places Never Are: New Videos by Peggy Ahwesh
RedCat Theater
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Skylight Books
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Tuesday, February 21, 7:30pm 
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California African American Museum
600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California 90007
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The Broad
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Friday, February 24, 7:00pm
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CB1 Gallery
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Saturday, February 25, 4:00pm
Making Art During Fascism
Women's Center for Creative Work
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ON THE BIG SCREEN
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BAM Rose Cinema, Feb. 21, 7:00pm
Margo Jefferson Presents Some American Feminists
Light Industry, Feb. 22nd, 7:30pm
New York Women in Film & Television: Women of '69: Unboxed + An American Quilt
Anthology Film Archive, Feb. 22nd, 7:00pm
Terra Femme: Early Travelogues by Women
UnionDocs, Feb. 23rd, 7:30pm
Tip of My Tongue. 2017. Directed by Lynne Sachs
MoMA, Feb. 25th & 26th, 7:30pm & 5:00pm
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Metrograph, Feb. 20-22
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Everybody Loves Somebody: Dir. Catalina Aguilar
Lovesong: Dir. So Yong Kim
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María Martínez-Cañas: Rebus + Diversions
Fredric Snitzer Gallery
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Marina Font: Mental Maps
Dina Mitrani Gallery
2620 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
Susan Hiller: Lost and Found
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132
Sarah Oppenheimer: S-281913
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132
Ulla von Brandenburg: It Has a Golden Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132
Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199
Carol Brown Goldberg: Tangled Nature
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
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