Catharine Dill

Catharine Dill
 (artist advisor 2013-14) has produced and directed five projects with Exploding Moment, DATE:TIME, WHAT I LIKE ABOUT ‘BREASTS,’ CAN I HELP YOU?, YE’RE HERE, CUZIN! and HOT DUST. She has co-produced and/or co-directed five projects with the arts ensemble Red Dive, which she co-founded. Her awards include the Bessie Award for Installation and New Media, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s MCAF Award, the AREA Award (awarded by Chashama and the National Endowment for the Arts), residencies at Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony and Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and grants from Art Matters, the Greenwall Foundation, the Heathcote Foundation, the Curtis W. McGraw Foundation, and a Foundry Theatre Emerging Artists’ Award.


Catharine is involved in two new projects:

Through That Door

Created in collaboration with Catharine Dill/Exploding Moment, the artist Lenore Malen (founder of The New Society For Universal Harmony), and Ryan Holsopple (interactive designer and founder of 31 Down), “Through That Door” is a re-staging of a scene from a 15th-century manuscript illumination of Eden, illustrating the very moment when humans gain dominion over every living thing on earth. It employs interactive live feed and digital data-mining to animate the image with wry humor, challenging assumptions of anthropomorphism and human exceptionalism.

Primitive Tissue

Catharine Dill/Exploding Moment has begun work on a new project, “Primitive Tissue.” A 19th century doctor examines a patient while a horse racing bookie awakens from a drunken haze; the patient’s widow discovers the codicil to her husband’s will and the same doctor, three weeks ago, proposes marriage to a trivial socialite who will ruin his life. These events occur simultaneously.  “Primitive Tissue” uses a four-part set to re-imagine the multiple  narratives that make up George Eliot’s masterwork Middlemarch to survey the delicate membrane separating the individual from the community, image from reality.

View Catharine Dill/Exploding Moment’s latest project, Hot Dust below:

HOT DUST — Cleveland from Exploding Moment on Vimeo.

Hot Dust: The Sawdust Trail from Exploding Moment on Vimeo.