Its a late Saturday afternoon slipping into evening. Hint of Spring pushing away winter. I recently covered a march supporting efforts to promote Divestment from the Dakota Access Pipeline in San Francisco, walking the five blocks rather than taking a … Continue reading Silver Screen – NPR’s Latino USA Podcast
I’ve been working behind the scenes on breaking down the ‘Open Doors’ preview – I was quite surprised by the impact the creative process had on me personally, opening doors in ways unexpected. I am grateful to grow and develop, and learn each day. As that work continues, here is a new spoken word poem I wrote this week. This time, I have a recorded reading. I am available for readings of my spoken word poems so reach out by email if you are interested in booking a reading. (firstname.lastname@example.org) I am also available to screen ‘Bridge Walkers,’ and talk … Continue reading Flor de Miel Media presents ‘Narco Beauty and La Environmentalista,’ spoken word poem read by Catherine Herrera
— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Contact: Catherine Herrera, 415-202-5204, email@example.com BRIDGE WALKERS – INSTALLATION/DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES THE IMPORTANCE OF SACRED SITES IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA AND BEYOND – Worldwide Release – Filmmaker and photographer Catherine Herrera has completed a multi-year project with the culmination of a three-screen video installation and documentary Bridge Walkers showing at the de Young Museum on September 07, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. In 1907, Nels Nelson discovered and plotted on a map over 400 Ohlone Sacred Sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. So large were some of the Shellmound and Sacred Sites of the … Continue reading Bridge Walkers – de Young Museum September 07, 2012 6-8 p.m.
On March 11, 2011, I presented a four part, interactive video installation at the de Young Museum. Technical issues with my DVD burner, on top of the tragic news in Japan, all moved me deeply that day. In fact, I doubt I had ever been so nervous. Today, I feel very calm and hopeful. I was taught that when I add a shell to a necklace I am making, whether for myself or someone else, it is a prayer. Ever since my work began with the de Young, having the opportunity and space to work over time, slowly depending on … Continue reading Ohlone Sacred Sites – Walking Bridges
Its been a very busy few weeks! Editing, resting, editing. I knew editing was fun, but I did not know how joyful and transformative editing can be, and to spend time again with footage from Mexico again. Its been very meaningful, and I pray that I can inspire the same feeling with the audience. Yesterday was a nice treat to be able to visit the Al Despertar Morning program at Univision. In the evening, I was able to share more information about Bridge Walkers with Nina Serrano at La Raza Chronicles on KPFA. I met Nina about six years ago … Continue reading Bridge Walkers Opens Friday in Tower of de Young Museum
Well, in my haste this week, I posted the follow-up image in the sage series to http://www.catherineherreraphotography.com and not as I had thought, here, on this site. I had promised to post this photo a while back. I needed a second to sit with the group of images, and found there was only one that really grabbed me. I know I have to come back to this, I know this series, what I’ve shown so far, fragments. I apologize, and admit up front, I am just sharing while this project moves forward. I am going to sign off now. I … Continue reading Haste makes…double blog posts!
I have a new series of photographs that I am sharing, its entitled ‘From my Window.’ You can view the slideshow here. I am working on the installation footage, and editing a short video about the residency of Kim Shuck and Michael Horse. Working with both of them, and now, going over the footage and interviews for ‘Relations,’ I am excited to work hard this Spring to finish interviewing the entire committee. The NAPAC has such an amazing range of community members and artists, I really look forward to speaking with them about how museums and Native communities can develop … Continue reading Looking towards the Spring…