not a dancing bear

Copyright 1982-2014


August 16th, 4PM

135 Huntington Street (Carroll Gardens)
Brooklyn, part of The Donut District

screenings and performances by
Emmy Catedral
Nathan Carey

part of:

Don't Forget To Make A Left Turn At Alburquerque
Curated By Seung-Min Lee
beginning August 9th, 2014

Two nights of performances with a cart by Danyel Ferrari.


JUNE 2014 - OCTOBER 2014

As part of the program surrounding the exhibition Bringing The World Into The World, AASV has been invited to host three 1.5 hour walking salons, each with a different guest guide to Chris Burden's 1983 work, Scale Model of the Solar System. Each tour is accompanied by AASV's Emmy Catedral as navigator.

Vol. 1: The opening day tour took place Saturday, June 14, 4:30-6:00 pm, led by artist Nate Carey, with interplanetary music of the spheres by Jane Carver. Vol. 1 began at the site of Pluto, and moved towards the center, following the gravitational pull of our star, the Sun.

Vol. 2: The second tour will take place on Sunday, September 21, 3:30-5:00 pm guided by curator and educator, PJ Gubatina Policarpio. This tour is departing from the Sun at Queen Museum's Panorama of The City of New York, and ending at Pluto located at Leo’s Latticini (46-02 104th St., Corona).

Vol. 3: The final tour is taking place Sunday, October 12, 4:00-5:30 pm, led Astronomer Dr. Emily L. Rice, and friends from Astronomy on Tap.

For directions, more information and to RSVP (free, but spots are limited) please email:


MAY 2014 - JUNE 2014
a particular kind of solitude:
inspired by the writings of Robert Walser, for The Elizabeth Street Garden

Artists Include:
William Anastasi, Robert Barry, Lisa Blas, Dove Bradshaw, Emmy Catedral, Greg Colson, Peter Downsbrough, Satoru Eguchi, Joy Episalla, David Fenn, Alec Finlay, Elana Herzog, Alison Knowles, Jeremy Millar, J Pasila, Michele Quan, Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, Michelle Rosenberg, Martin Roth, Ethan Ryman, Kazumi Sakurai, Carol Szymanski, Elizabeth Tubergen, Merrill Wagner, Carrie Yamaoka among others


MARCH 2014
Mar 15 2014, 12:00pm – 8:00pm

a day-long festival showcasing a diverse selection of poets, artists, musicians, performers, educators, and publishers, curated by the poet laureate of Queens, Paolo Javier, this festival, named after a term coined by the great Flushing artist Joseph Cornell, will feature readings, panel discussions, musical performances, live film and video narrations, publishing and bookmaking workshops, and a poetry book fair.

3 pm, “Quail rise”: R’s Queens”

My name & time: a Queens of the mind.

There’s an occult meaning in initials.

To “read in splendour” between these two lines from Robert Seydel‘s BOOK OF RUTH (Siglio, 2011), in which the eponymous Ruth Greisman “writes”: JC, MD, will never understand our distance from life – they’re pretenders in that. “Writes” in quotes because RG, like the Queens she shared with Joseph Cornell (through whom she “met” Marcel Duchamp), is of the mind (tho Ruth was Real: Robert’s aunt and, in his words “the artist in the Book,” no quotes. For Quails rise, read R’s Queens. For Marcel Duchamp, Mina Pam Dick will read. For Joseph Cornell, Jane Carver will sound. For Robert Seydel, Ross Simonini will sing. For Formulas & Flowers, Farnoosh Fathi. Featuring a sub-sub library and one other very special guest. Organized by Emmy Catedral and Nathaniel Otting.