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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
September 18, 2002

1. Liza Lou, FF Alumn, wins MacArthur "genius award" Grant!
2. Julia Scher, FF Alumn, at Andrea Rosen Gallery thru October 12.
3. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, Rebellion Cabaret, Sept. 30 at Southpaw
4. Seyed Alavi, FF Alumn, announces two new web projects.
5. Carol Sun, FF Alumn, in artists' talk at Bronx Museum, TONITE, Sept. 25, 7 PM
6. Javier Téllez, FF Alumn, Artist in Residence at Art in General, Oct. 29-Dec. 21.
7. The Passerby Museum reopens October 2, 8-11 pm.
8. Rae C. Wright, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, October 12, 7 pm
9. Koosil-ja Hwang, FF Alumn, at Engine 27, October 8, 2002, 7 pm
10. Peter Baren, FF Alumn, new work: Chashama, NY, also in Amsterdam and Slovakia.
11. Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, announces Elvis events in Georgia and South Carolina
12. Nora York, FF Alumn, sings at Joes Pub, October 16, 7:30 pm
13. Alastair MacLennan, FF Alumn, in 10th Performance Art Conference, Oct., Germany
14. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at Triad, September 28, 2002
15. Coco Gordon, FF Alumn, at Le Musee di-visioniste, new online exhibition
16. Ken Butler, FF Alumn, at New School, October 4th, 2002

1. Liza Lou, FF Alumn, wins MacArthur "genius award" Grant!

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced this week that Liza Lou, a California artist who exhibited at Franklin Furnace in 1994, was selected to receive an annual check of $100,000 each the next five years, to be used at her discretion. Her very well-received installation at Franklin Furnace, "Socks and Underwear," covered the gallery floors and walls with over 50 socks, undergarments, brooms, cups, saucers, kitchen utensils and other common domestic items elaborately enshrined with beads

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2. Julia Scher, FF Alumn, at Andrea Rosen Gallery thru October 12.

FF Alumn Julia Scher's sound and installation show at Andrea Rosen Gallery was selected as a Village Voice choice. Her pieces deal with issues of security and video monitoring today and into the future. Andrea Rosen Gallery, 525 West 24th Street.

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3. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, Rebellion Cabaret, Sept. 30 at Southpaw

Monday September 30th 8pm

SOUTH PAW 125 5th Ave btw Sterling and St John St Park Slope
MNQRW124&5 to Atlantic/Pacific St. MNR to Union St
1,2 to Bergen St $7.00 718-230-0236

Penny Arcade's Rebellion Cabaret is an eclectic evening designed to bolster your individuality. Comedy and mindblowing music by members of Church Of Betty with special guests including the return of Life In A Blender at 10pm

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4. Seyed Alavi, FF Alumn, announces two new web projects.

Hello Friends, I've just gotten back from my residency in Japan and have finally been able to update my web site. I've added some images of my last two projects; "Who Am I?" and "A Sense of Unity".


I hope that you have a chance to stop by for a visit. Cheers, Seyed Alevi

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5. Carol Sun, FF Alumn, in artists' talk at Bronx Museum, TONITE, Sept. 25, 7 PM

Artists' Talk
Carol Sun | María Elena González

It's all about getting you closer to the artists and inside the creative process. Artists' Talk provides the space for this dialogue. Join artists María Elena González and Carol Sun along with Bronx Museum Senior Curator, Marysol Nieves as they discuss their work presented in the exhibitions María Elena González: Mnemonic and The Studio Portrait, A Collaborative Project by Carol Sun. Taking it to the floor, from memory González fabricates the floor plan of her childhood home by arranging white glass beads on the gallery floor. While Sun in her mixed media installation incorporates vintage photographs of African Americans from the Museum's collection and photographic portraits of four Bronx families.

On POINT is a series of dialogues, panels, and presentations featuring curators, artists, critics, scholars, and cultural producers discussing contemporary art and culture.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002 7PM
Next Artists Talk: October 9, 2002

Space is limited and available on first-come first-served basis
For additional information contact Petra Riviere, 718-681-6000 x132

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6. Javier Téllez, FF Alumn, Artist in Residence at Art in General, Oct. 29-Dec. 21.

Javier Téllez presents "Blind Data" his artist in residence project at Artr in General. From October 29th to December 21st, Javier will be maneuvering throught he busy streets of New York City, focusing on the remarkable people who fearlessly navigate the hectic maze of streets, patterns and maps that comprise New York City. There will be a reception for the artist on Thursday, December 5, from 6-8 pm
Art in General
79 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013-3523
(212) 219=0473

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7. The Passerby Museum reopens October 2, 8-11 pm.

The Passerby Museum will reopen its doors at a storefront window in Lower Manhattan --Church Street between Murray Street and Park Place-- within the framework of "Looking In," an exhibition organized by the Lower Manhattan Community Council (see exhibition information below). In all day long performances, we will gather objects from passersby in that area. Please take a moment to see our collection if you are in the

Opening reception: Wednesday, October 2, from 8 - 11 PM
Performance Hours:
Thursday, September 26 to Wednesday, October 2 - from 1 PM to 7 PM
Thursday, October 3 - from 4 PM to 7 PM
Friday, October 4 - from 1 PM to 7 PM
Monday, October 7 - from 4 PM to 7 PM
Friday, October 11 - from 1 PM to 7 PM
Friday, October 18 - from 1 PM to 7 PM

Exhibition on display from Thursday, September 26 to Friday October 18 and January 2 to January 24, 2003 (performance times TBA)

María Alós and Nicolás Dumit Estévez
The Passerby Museum

The Passerby Museum is an itinerant institution dedicated to presenting temporary exhibitions in different locations throughout the city. The museum draws its collection from donations from people like you, those who visit, work or live where it is in operation at any given time. The Passerby Museum serves as a physical marker, recording the presence of its collaborators in the neighborhood.

The museum is currently accepting donations for this site. We therefore encourage you to contribute to this in-progress exhibition with an object of your own. Anonymity of the donor will be preserved upon request. For inquiries and assistance, please see one of the members of our curatorial department. All of the objects donated will become the property of The Passerby Museum.

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8. Rae C. Wright, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, October 12, 7 pm

rae c wright at dixon Place october 12 - 7 p.m.

on the bill with with Pat Payne and Deke Weaver - 15 minutes of a new work-in-progress. "My Mad Brother"

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9. Koosil-ja Hwang, FF Alumn, at Engine 27, October 8, 2002, 7 pm

'deadmandancing/The Axis' by Koosil-ja Hwang and Benton-C Bainbridge
When: Tuesday, October 8, 2002 at 7 pm
Where: Engine 27

Engine 27 is pleased to present a talk by Koosil-ja Hwang and Benton-C Bainbridge. Koosil-ja & Bainbridge will discuss their latest collaboration and present the audiovisual component from the multimedia installation 'deadmandancing/The Axis'. Editor & Post-Production Supervisor ('deadmandancing') by Caspar Stracke.

In the interactive multimedia installation 'deadmandancing/The Axis,' Koosil-ja Hwang and Benton-C Bainbridge explore the theme of death. While we have all dealt with death in our lives, Koosil-ja and Benton-C are interested in the way human societies view death and portray the end of living through their culture: how art and entertainment respond to and process the loss of life. To this end, Koosil-ja and Benton-C have each created a body of audiovisual media to bring together in one environmental installation. The media is displayed on discrete screens to make clear their dualistic, complementary approach to the theme. The'deadmandancing/The Axis' installation creates a space to contemplate the impenetrable mystery of mortality and its meaning in human society

Engine 27 is located at 173 Franklin St., New York, NY, 10013 . For more information, contact Eric Rosenzveig at 212.431.7466. Additional information, including a narrative of Koosil-ja and Bainbridge's collaborative process for 'deadmandancing/The Axis', may be accessed online at http://www.benton-c.com/kjhbcb.htm

deadmandancing/The Axis was commissioned by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, with funds from a special technology initiative of the New York State Council on the Arts.

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10. Peter Baren, FF Alumn, new work: Chashama, NY, also in Amsterdam and Slovakia.

a) ANGEL.DUST We Wanna Lose Our Heads For Anything In Time

This work is developed for and presented in the Amsterdam Sloterdijk train station and is on show until 1 NOVEMBER. ANGEL.DUST consists of performance stills of an ever proceeding body of enigmatic work carried out over the last 20 years in Europe and USA.
Printed on silverfoil, covering different parts of the huge glass spans, they either show in b/w or in reverse human figures in a great variety of transactions.
Commissioned by Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.

b) Peter Baren will contribute to Currency 2002 exhibition at CHASHAMA, Inc. 135 West 42nd St, 10036 NY, NY 3-5 October 2002

chashama presents Currency 2002, an International Festival of Contemporary Performance, October 3-5, 2002 at 135 W 42 St. in Manhattan. Artists from Europe, Asia, and all three Americas, many performing in New York for the first time, will participate in this historic event. The festival will also feature Currency Exchange, a gallery exhibition with contributions by prominent performance artists from around the globe. There will be a different program each night; performances begins at 8 PM. Reservations call 212.5602419. For more information, visit the chashama website at
Thursday, Oct. 3
Denis Romanovski (Belarus)
John G. Boehme (Canada)
Pekka Luhta (Finland)
Jessica Buege (US)
Julie Bacon (UK)
Friday, Oct. 4
Sylvie Cotton (Canada)
Ema Villanueva (Mexico)
Fumiko Takahashi (Japan)
Wladislaw Kazmierczek/
Ewa Rybska (Poland)
Jamie McMurry (US)
Saturday, Oct. 5
Her/She Senses (US) in the window
Irma Optimist (Finland)
Julien Blaine (France)
Chumpon Apisuk (Thailand)
Alexander Del Re (Chile)
Uto Gusztav (Romania)

(programs subject to change)

Currency Exchange contributing artists
Skip Arnold (US), Peter Baren (Holland), Adina Bar-on (Israel), Nenad Bogdonavic (Yugoslavia), Jeffery Byrd (US), Peter Grzybowski (US), Roddy Hunter (UK), Boris Nieslony (Germany), Amy Shapiro (US), Andre Stitt (UK), Iwan Wijono (Java), Roi Vaara (Finland)

c) Between 10-13 October Peter Baren will perform during Nove Zamky's 13th Multimedia Art festival TransArt Communication in Slovakia. (ArtAction 1958-1998, Inter edition- Quebec, the publication, covers its festival history and spinoff)

d) Peter Baren was invited to the 1990 FF program with short performances at 466 Washington St. called SPIRIT. due to the fact that FF was closed down at the time. With the honorable help of Rico and Waco, 2 homeless people from the neighborhood, and Seymour Likely walking on BodyGuard threadmills, Peter Baren was hanging overstretched off the wall; 2 female performers held an external, electrifying womb in between their bellies; several short performances were carried out both on 30 Nov and 1 Dec (Aids Memorial Day). Remembering the loved ones who passed away the performers were blindfolded the second day.

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11. Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, announces Elvis events in Georgia and South Carolina

Loudermilk Boarding House Museum News
Saturday September 28, 2002
BIG E on the Road
Greenville, South Carolina

Four Elvis performers, Ron Lawson, Johnny Brolyes, Charles Pace and Nigel Sherrod will perform at the White Horse Plaza/Westside Flea Market this Saturday September 28. Glady Presley and The Elvis Babe will host the event with Elvis' favorite foods and merchandise from the LBH Museum. The Queen of the King will do her famous Trivia contest, award prizes, and raffle unique Elvis items through-out the day. Directions from Georgia: Take I-85 north to Exit 44, Hwy 25, White Horse Road, Greenville, SC and head west toward Asheville and Travelers Rest about 5 miles to the corner of White Horse Rd. (Hwy.25) and Blue Ridge Rd. (Hwy. 253). On the south side is a Bojangles, Exxon and McDonalds. Wrapping around in front of the old Wal-Mart is the White Horse Plaza. The Elvis Show will be in the Parking Lot. - Yes Folks - all Class. Show starts at 11:00am until about 4:00pm

Saturday October 5, 2002
The Big Red Apple Festival - Downtown Cornelia

The Loudermilk Boarding House Museum will have their 5th Annual Yard Sale/ Homemade Fried Apple Pie Eatery on Saturday - October 5 during the Big Red Apple Festival. A Wholesale Rug Dealer from Holland will be selling his Rugs at great prices and Johnny Elvis Impersonator will be performing through-out the day. Museum will also have drinks, hamburgers, deserts and other great food for sale. Tours available. So come by for a good time, buy some groovy stuff, rock on the porch and eat a pie!!


Joni Mabe the Elvis Babe
Queen of the King

LBH Museum
Joni Mabe's Panoramic Encyclopedia of Everything Elvis
271 Foreacre Street
Cornelia, Georgia 30531

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12. Nora York, FF Alumn, sings at Joes Pub, October 16, 7:30 pm

Nora York sings Nora York
Wednesday October 16th
Joes Pub (The Public Theater)
425 Lafayette St.
doors open at 6 !
Showtime 7:30 !!
Tickets $15
Available at Box Office 212. 539. 8778 or call Telecharge 212.239.6200

"Singer Nora York's clever conflations of iconic pop, jazz, gospel, and what - have - you into mix - and - match set pieces are ingenious, but her affecting originals are what truly expose the quirky near-genius of this extravagant talent." -The New Yorker

Joined by her remarkable country/bop band York will premiere her latest songs of Ceaseless Yearning and Never Ending Want. Made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.

Nora will be joined by her Country Bop band:
Steve Tarshis on Guitar
Charlie Giordano on Accordian
Dave Hofstra on Bass
Peter Grant on Drums
(with possible special guest Ethan Ryman on electronic beats and samples)

"performance artist- philosopher-singer" Village Voice
"the Avant-Garde Diva" The New Yorker
"iconoclastic singer" Time Out New York
"...postmodern cabaret... strikingly thoughtful -- (Gene Santoro) The New York Daily News --
There is no one quite like the New York based vocalist... knock[ing] the socks off the Newport Jazz Festival audience last summer...
--(Bob Young) Boston Herald --
[one of the] more original musicians on the current scene.
--(David Hajdu) New York Review of Books--
...her compelling original material makes Nora York a truly singular diva."
The philosopher diva...-- part passionate performance art, part classy jazz chanteuse styling, all imaginative originality... post
modern jazz diva.
--Austin American Statesman--
Fresh nuances ... Intelligently cheeky² & ³Burgundy voiced Nora York turned popular chestnuts inside out.
--(Ann Powers) New York Times--
Singer Nora York was a weekend highlight (JVC Jazz Festival/ Newport) featuring substantial York originals
--(Bob Blumenthal) The Boston Globe --

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13. Alastair MacLennan, FF Alumn, in 10th Performance Art Conference, Oct., Germany

Zentrum NRW
Europäisches Performance Institut
ASA-European - Maschinenhaus Essen

The 10th Performance Art Conference
October 4th - 26th 2002
Galerie 68elf, Cologne, Germany

Photographies, videos by
Joan Casellas - Radical Egal ( Roland Bergère ) - Ralf Emmerich - Jürgen Fritz Naranja - Pietro Pellini - Götz Schlötke - Ayano Shibata - Clemens Willenberg

Following artists and theorists have given (some was founded), statements, extracts, texts and some illustrations (photos) about his / her position on Performance and Photography

Adina Bar-on - Alastair MacLennan - Alexandra Kostrubala - Anat Pick - Anet van de Elzen - Artur Tajber Boris Nieslony - Carola Wilbrand - Christian Schmidt-Chemnitzer - David Briers - Denis Romanovski - Doppelanarchie / Wien - Elisabeth Steger - Esther Ferrer - Frazer Ward - H.J. Tauchert - Hans Belting - H.J. Köfler - Hayley Newman - Ingolf Keiner - Interview wiht Boris Groys - Interview with Ulay (Thanks to Vladimir Bulat ) - Irena Paskali - Irma Optimist - Jacques van Poppel - Jessica Buege - John Kurtich - Judith Dunham - Kaori Haba - Karen Spencer - Karin Meiner - Kathrin Hixson - Kathrin Peters - Kelly Lynne Wood - Ken Davidson - Kisten Justesen - Markus Lang - Matthias Jakisch (in Memory of Götz Schlötke) - Monika Günther - Pekka Luhta - Peter Trachsel - Peter McCaughey - Peter Wolf - PIER 18 Project - Richard Piegza -Roddy Hunter - Rolf Hinterecker - Rustom Bharucha - Sakiko Yamaoka - The murder of the image - Tom Johnson - Ute Ritschel - Walter Siegfried - Wiener Aktionismus - radical egal

Mit Dank für die freundliche Unterstützung / thanks for support ASA-European - Roland Bergére - Detlef Brezel - Calcographie - Gerhard Dirmoser - Peter Farkas Wolfgang Hainke - Hoppe-Ritter-Kunstförderung - H.D. Juenger - Maschinenhaus Essen

The artists and theorists Ministerium für Städtebau und Wohnen, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen Kulturamt Köln


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14. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at Triad, September 28, 2002

Dear People--

David First's new CD, UNIVERSARY--produced by your humble servant (that's ME) and David himself--is OUT, on Analysand. This Saturday we will celebrate, David will unveil the new band, and some special guests will perform, including again your most humble servant--ME. David hasn't lost his incredible overtones, drones and poly-drums, but Universary puts it all in a true SONG format, with hooks, lyrics, the works--with suitable ear-candy and potent grooves, if I may say so myself.

My cameo will be RADIO WONDERLAND: I will walk out with my FM boom box, grab some audio bits on the spot, and fire up the PowerBook and Musical Shoes to slice and dice and rhythmatize the media as it flies through the air. (In other words, the usual, and still in-progress!)

I wanted you to know. Details below. Peace,
Joshua Fried http://composer.home.acedsl.com/

The New Psychedelic Pop & Drone Song-Cycle by David First
CD Release Party
Saturday, September 28, 2002
8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Performances by:David First and his Universary Orch
AND Special guests:
* Universary Producer Joshua Fried performs RADIO WONDERLAND
* Jane Scarpantoni, Roy Campbell, Shelley Hirsch, and Christmas Decorations

158 W. 72nd Street, NYC

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. - performances start at 8 p.m. sharp

$8 cover - two drink minimum
Free Universary CD to the first 40 in attendance
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15. Coco Gordon, FF Alumn, at Le Musee di-visioniste, new online exhibition

"Le Musee di-visioniste" www.le-musee-divisioniste.org is happy to launch the first cross-platform online exhibition of NewMediaArtProjectNetwork in cooperation with "A Virtual Memorial www.a-virtual-memorial.org

"Focus:x? - {self}_presentation"
curated and created by Agricola de Cologne.

The exhibition is open until the end of the year 2002.

Focus: x? is a new type of future curatorial project planning of NewMediaArtProjectNetwork. It is planned to organize several times a year cross-platform projects focussed on a special subject/theme, including the different sites of the corporate members of the network as an exhibitions space.

The first project of this series, entitled "Focus: x? - {self}_presentation" combines "Edition 05" of the "Featured Artists" series on "Le Musee di-visioniste" and the featured project "Mirror at the Bottom - artists portraiting themselves" (see below) organized earlier this year by "A Virtual Memorial" www.a-virtual-memorial.org.

"Focus: X?... can be accessed via the startpage of

"Edition 05/Featured Artists" features following three female artists:
1. Coco Gordon - the New York based cross-media artist
2. Melissa Ulto - the New York based video artist
3. Valeri Rose - the young Tampa/Florida based artist

1. The most comprehensive feature represents "Coco Gordon's {self}_presentation". In her exciting life Coco Gordon, New York based, but of Italian origin, used self-presenting as an artistic language manifested in performances, installations or photo sessions. One could count her to the Fluxus movement, the variety of her art working surprises the viewer always with the non-expected. The "feature" showing a selection of more than 100 works originating from the years 1958 until 2002, is an ongoing project, which will be updated and extended from time to time in future.

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16. Ken Butler, FF Alumn, at New School, October 4th, 2002

A work first presented in Spring 2000 now reworked with new material and some new superlative performers. Hope to see you.

33 SWOONINGS,A Multimedia Performance
Friday, October 4, 2002, 6 PM
New School University, Tishman Auditorium
66 W. 12th Street (Between 6th and 5th Ave)

33 Swoonings is a performance or experimental ritual in which dance, live music and video projections conspire to express the eternal longing for the sacred and a disarming of language, ancient and digital. Concept, video, choreography, sound structure and costumes by Jenny Lynn McNutt

With Dancers; Lisa Karrer, Heathyre Mabin

Musicians: Marie Afonso, Ken Butler, Rufus Cappadocia, Jojo Kuo WATA VOICES with Marie Afonso - Cathy Appel, Kay Ashley, Dara Lazar, Linda Mittel, Jeanie Ockuly, Sachiko, Renee Skuba

For advance tickets sales you may call the box office at (212) 229-5488, Hrs 1-8 pm.

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