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New Work: Seer Stone

I am currently developing a performance piece in which I look into a stone, wait until an image or idea comes to my mind, and then describe what I see to a scribe. I don't feel resolved about the piece [...]
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Supernova: Initial Reactions

I had a wonderful time at the Supernova Performance Art Festival in Rosslyn, VA this past weekend. It inspired me, affirmed my practice, and gave me new friends and new things to think about. I owe the festival a huge […]

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Secret Acts: Exhibition Catalog

It’s not to late to view or order the exhibition catalog, Secret Acts. Secret Acts features four artists who turn private acts into public narrative, examining reality/fiction, ritual/restitution and past/present. This 52 page, full color catalog includes works from the […]

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Blessing on Vimeo

Blessing is a work by Boston artist Daniel Embree, who uses text, image, and action to tell personal and larger narratives. He creates poetic gestures that appropriate elements of Mormon rites and queer performance art in an effort to reconcile […]

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Restoration

The following is an excerpt from a text I am working on for my thesis: Inheritance I sit in the chair, and the music starts. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing was my favorite hymn, and despite my skepticism, it […]

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Secret Acts

MFA Thesis Exhibition March 20-29, 2013 Fourth Wall Project 132 Brookline Ave, Boston Featuring Daniel Embree, Monica Lynn Manoski, Courtney McClellan, and Ashley L. Wood. Gallery Hours: Mon-Sun, 12 to 6 p.m. Closing Reception: March 29, 2013 Artists Talk at […]

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New Work: Blessings

“My Hard Live Post-Circus Project” at Studio Soto, Boston MA January 18, 2013 I was one of nine visual artists in My Hard Live Post-Circus Project, a performance art show at Studio Soto in Boston last weekend. I presented Blessings, […]

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Filling the Holes

Recently I gave a monologue about my experiences with reparative therapy at BYU. Some good laughs in there!

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New Work: Washing and Anointing

Live Action in the Performance Space at the School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Mass. October 31, 2012   The artist, Daniel Embree, washes and anoints his body before twelve witnesses following the tradition established by Joseph Smith […]

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Joseph Smith and the Sacred Body

Mormon Ritual Highlights the Role of the Body One of the things that I love about Mormonism is how important the body is. A physical body is so important to the Latter-day Saints that they perform physical rituals on behalf […]

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