June 2014: Emily Tareila’s Recent Rhythms, Frequent Symbols


Emily Tareila is an artist and facilitator in San Francisco, California whose work explores the ways in which we seek out ideal conditions under which we can actualize, make and come together. She does so through performance projects, prose, books and zines, drawings, social practice and a lot of dinner parties. Recently, Emily has been in cahoots with Little Paper Planes, Colpa Press, Southern Exposure and 18 Reasons. Since 2012, Emily has been running her artist’s consultancy service, :et’s Talk About It. She received a BA from Bennington College and is originally from Frenchtown, New Jersey.

I make zines about once a season. It helps me to mark the passing of time, to collect my thoughts and bits and pieces and to remember the flowers I’ve been collecting, the recipes I’ve been clinging to, the songs stung in my head and most of all, memories with and about my pals. I write and draw in my notebook every day. When a book is full, I review the pages and cull together the words and clumsy drawings that seem to stick out and inevitably, there are always themes and commonalities to fill a new zine with.  Recent Rhythms, Frequent Symbols was made in May 2014: it’s about settling in and a settling down, making shrines and feeling good about them shifting and changing.

www.emilytareila.com // feel free to be in touch: emilytareila@gmail