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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
October 2, 2002

1. R. Sikoryak, Doug Skinner, Todd Alcott, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Oct. 21
2. Ken Butler, FF Alumn, in 33 Swoonings, New School, October 4th, 6 pm.
3. Istvan Kantor, FF Alumn, at Trace, Cardiff, Wales, October 19th
4. Aaron Landsman, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, October 4th, 8 pm.
5. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, hosts open house, October 5, and Circle event Oct. 6
6. Location One and Bonnie Marranca announce ongoing series of Tuesday talks
7. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at WOW Café theater, October 10-26/
8. Elin O'Hara Slavick, FF Alumn, at White Box The Annex, opening October 4, 6-8 pm
9. China Blue presents New York Experience, in California, opening Oct. 19th.
10. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, in Brugge, Belgium, opening October 4, 2002
11. Matthew Geller, FF Alumn, in Looking In, opening tonite, October 2, 50 Murray St.
12. Peggy Shaw, FF Alumn, presents writing workshop, October 6th at BAX.

1. R. Sikoryak, Doug Skinner, Todd Alcott, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Oct. 21

"Carousel" is a series of cartoon slide shows hosted by R. Sikoryak. It returns Oct. 21, 9 PM, at Dixon Place.

This episode a wide array of contributions from...
Todd Alcott (with James Urbaniak)
Megan Montague Cash
Brian Dewan
Michael Kupperman
Lauren R. Weinstein (with Patrick Hambrecht)
Doug Skinner
Jim Torok
and R. Sikoryak.

Monday, Oct.21, 9:00 p.m.
Dixon Place, 309 E. 26 St. (between 1st and 2nd Ave)
Phone: 212-532-1546
Admission is $12.00 or TDF ($10 for students & seniors)


2. Ken Butler, FF Alumn, in 33 Swoonings, New School, October 4th, 6 pm.

33 Swoonings: A Multimedia Performance
Friday October 4, 2002, 6 pm
New School University, Tishman Auditorium
66 W. 12th St. (Between 6th and 5th Ave)
$5.00 at the door.

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. Lighting Designer: Gregg Carville

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

Ken Butler
427 Manhattan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Phone / Fax (718) 782-4383


3. Istvan Kantor, FF Alumn, at Trace, Cardiff, Wales, October 19th

Veteran cyber punk space cadet and founder of international Neoism Istvan Kantor AKA Monty Cantsin from Toronto, lets rip in Cardiff on the first date of his European tour.

Utilising filing cabinets with live action, sound and video MACHINERY explores the socio-mechanical bodykinetics of communication systems and their relationships to individual and collective "body-machines" extended with new technology.The File Cabinet Project represents Kantor's observations concerning information systems in technological society. The artists interest in the file cabinet is not a simple physical fascination or aesthetic obsession with an object but rather a wider theoretical involvement with semi-robotic sculptural systems and kinesonic information mechanisms. The simple monolithic file cabinets are single bodies of a technological system linked together by computers and integrated into a giant network that functions as a world wide information reproduction machinery. The body as a transmission device, orgasmic contractions as kinetic control system, epileptic seizure of the body as information machinery. A rare, not to be missed opportunity to see this legendary multi-media artist!

Performance :
18.00 Sat. 19th Oct. 2002
Installation exhibition :
Sat/Sun. 20th-27th Oct. 2002
[14.00 - 18.00 - phone for appointment]

installaction artspace
26 Moira Place
Cardiff CF24 0ET
t: +44 [0] 2920 407338
f: +44 [0] 2920 403045


4. Aaron Landsman, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, October 4th, 8 pm.

Hi. I am showing two monologues from FAMILY ESTABLISHMENT, the new play I'm writing, this Friday October 4 at Dixon Place. After this, I'm going back to the woodshed to write, write, and rewrite - the final version will show itself slowly next winter and spring. (if you've been to any of the previous shows this summer/fall, you've seen at least part of this. Of course we'd love to see you again).

FAMILY ESTABLISHMENT is a series of stories about the disappearing history of neighborhoods, storytelling among strangers, and a dusty notebook recovered from an abandoned rooming house. The final version of the show is going to be done in bars, but you can get a beer at Dixon Place, too. Here are the vitals
parts of a new play
written and directed by Aaron Landsman
performed by Gina Cline and Christopher Sullivan

Friday October 4, 8PM
Dixon Place
309 East 26th Street, off 2nd Avenue
A shared bill with Caroline Brown
Reservations: 212-532-1546 / www.dixonplace.org

ashtray. window. hustler. peacoat. dust.


5. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, hosts open house, October 5, and Circle event Oct. 6

"What stands this shop apart is the lovely clothing and the fact that it is one of the most ornate stores I have seen." -NYC Pagan Resource Guide

Mama Donna's Spirit Shop Open House
Saturday, October 5, 12-6PM, As Well As By Special Appointment

For All Of Your Ritual Needs: Specializing in an ever-changing selection of unique and hard-to-find ceremonial supplies and fashions, rare botanicals and ritual tools from around the world. Multi-cultural items for spiritual cleansing, purification, protection and power.

Amulets * Charms * Luck & Fortune Items * Candles * Burners * Soaps * Teas * Energy Jewelry * Percussion Instruments * Totems * Animal Helpers * Affirmations * Unique Global Ceremonial Attire * Boxes * Bags * Cards * Calendars * Books *CDs * Magazines * Medicine Pouches: pre-made or by prescription * Featuring Mama Donna's Own Blend of Blessing Oils.

Schedule subject to last minute change. Always call first.

New Hunter Moon Drumming Circle With Donna Henes, Urban Shaman
Join Us As We Prepare Ourselves, Take Careful Aim And Set Our Sights Straight.
Sunday October 6, 2002
Advance Reservations Required.
For Info And Reservations Please Contact: (718) 857-2247
Note: Reservations Close 24 Hours Prior To Each Event

For further information, a list of services and publications, a calendar of upcoming events, and a complimentary issue of Always in Season: Living in Sync with the Cycles. contact:
Mama Donna's Tea Garden And Healing Haven
PO Box 380403
Exotic Brooklyn, NY 11238-0403
Phone/Fax 718-857-2247
Email: CityShaman@aol.com


6. Location One and Bonnie Marranca announce ongoing series of Tuesday talks


An ongoing series of talks with artists and writers conceived and conducted by Bonnie Marranca.

Regular $5, Students $2, Members Free. Each talk begins at 7PM.

Dialogue with Paul Kaiser - Tuesday, October 22nd
The Wooster Group: A Dictionary of Ideas - Tuesday, November 19th
Dialogue with Richard Maxwell - Tuesday, December 17th
Dialogue with Paul Kaiser Tuesday, October 22nd 7 PM

Location One is pleased to announce the second talk of our series Performance Contemporary: a conversation with Paul Kaiser conducted by Bonnie Marranca. Paul Kaiser is a digital artist whose work has been exhibited in performance spaces such as Lincoln Center and Barbicon and in museums and galleries, such as the Whitney, Pompidou Center and Eyebeam. His work began in experimental film and audiotape; he also studied the storytelling practices of the Tarahumara and Navajo Indians. Kaiser spent ten years in Washington D.C. teaching students with severe learning disabilities. He began developing computer programs that allowed these children to build multimedia depictions of their own minds. In 1994, Kaiser relocated to New York and founded Riverbed, a multimedia studio, in order to create cultural and art-oriented interactive projects. Kaiser created the virtual dances Hand-Drawn Spaces and BIPED, with Merce Cunningham and Shelley Eshkar, and Ghostcatching, with Bill T. Jones. Kaiser's piece Trace (2001), a multimedia narrative installation with audio design by Bell Labs scientist Nicholas Tsingos, was seen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as part of the Arts in Multimedia program. His most recent public art work, Pedestrian, a project produced by the Art Production Fund and Eyebeam, was installed at three Manhattan sites including Rockefeller Center, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Eyebeam in Chelsea. He has received many awards, including ComputerWorld/Smithsonian Award in 1991, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996, and a Bessie award in 2000.

"The Wooster Group-A Dictionary of Ideas" Tuesday, November 19th 7PM Location One is please to present a slide-lecture by Bonnie Marranca on one of the most influential American theatre companies. The Wooster Group is an ensemble of artists who collaborate on the development and production of theater and media pieces. Since the early 1970's, The Wooster Group has played a pivotal role in bringing technically sophisticated and evocative uses of sound, film, and video into the realm of contemporary theater. The Wooster Group's members are Jim Clayburgh, Willem Dafoe, Spalding Gray, Elizabeth LeCompte, Peyton Smith, Kate Valk, and Ron Vawter. Under the direction of LeCompte and with its associates and staff, the Group has created and performed all of its theater pieces at their home base, The Performing Garage, in the Soho district of New York City. The Group's repertory has toured widely in the US and Europe, as well as to Asia, Australia, Canada, and South America. Note: Wooster Group member Ron Vawter died April 16, 1994. The Wooster Group has received numerous awards, including National Endowment, State Arts Council, and the City Department of Cultural Affairs grants. In 1991, the Group was awarded a Village Voice Obie, recognizing 15 years of sustained excellence. That same year, Director Elizabeth LeCompte received an NEA Distinguished Artists Fellowship for Lifetime Achievement in American Theater. In 1995, Ms. LeCompte received the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, recognizing outstanding creative achievement in her work with The Wooster Group.

Dialogue with Richard Maxwell
Tuesday, December 17th 7PM
Richard Maxwell is one of the most talked about new playwrights in the downtown scene whose work has also been produced increasingly around the country and in Europe. His recent play Joe was produced at PS 122. Other works include House, Boxing 2000, Drummer Wanted, and Caveman. Maxwell worked with Steppenwolf in Chicago where he was co-founder and director of the Cook County Theatre Department. He is now Artistic Director of New York City Players.

Bonnie Marranca is co-founder and editor of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art. A theatre critic residing in New York City, she has written two volumes of essays, Ecologies of Theatre, and Theatrewritings, which won the George Jean Nathan Award in Dramatic Criticism, and has edited several books, including Conversations on Art and Performance, Plays for the End of the Century, and Interculturalism and Performance. Bonnie Marranca is a Guggenheim Fellow and Fulbright scholar and is currently teaching at Princeton University. She is Director of Special Performance Projects at Location One.

Location One (www.location1.org) is a new not-for profit art center, which fosters the convergence of all types of creative expression. We maintain a gallery space suitable for every form of performance and exhibition, and within this space, multimedia net-broadcasting facilities that allow us to webcast a 24-hour stream of both live and archived events. Our International Residency Program invites artists from other countries to experiment with emerging technologies. Location One is an exploration space for continual creative discovery.

Location One is located at 26 Greene Street NYC 10013, between Grand and Canal Streets. Subway: Canal Street (N, R, 6, A, C, E, J, M, Z)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 6 PM
(212) 334-3347


7. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at WOW Café theater, October 10-26

Spic For Export
Written And Performed By Susana Cook

Overlooked. Overworked. Immigrant Soldier. Her Blood, Sweat And Tears Are The Backbone Of Our Nation. She cleans your toilets. She makes your sandwiches. She walks your dogs. She Fucks Your Wife. "To make the money my boss makes in one year I would have to work 8 thousand years, and that's great, I am gonna live longer than him"

SPIC FOR EXPORT October 10-26 Thursday through Saturdays 8pm
WOW café Theater: 59 East 4th street (between Bowery and 2nd Ave)
F to 2nd Ave or 6 to Astor Place
Tickets: $10 Lesbians , Trans, students, seniors: $7
212-777-4280 212-631-3609 www.susanacook.com

Susana Cook
Born in Argentina, Susana Cook is a New York based performance artist who has been writing and producing original work for over 14 years.. Her work takes on interwoven themes of segregation, based on class, race, nationalism and homophobia with an ensemble involving mainly women and transgender people of color. She performed and taught workshops at Columbia University, Oberlin College, Yale University, in San Juan Puerto Rico, and at The Bronx Museum of The Arts. Her most recent productions are Hamletango, prince of Butches, The Fraud, Gross National Product, Conga Guerrilla Forest, Hot Tamale, Rats...the fantasy of extermination, and Butch Fashion Show in the Femme Auto Body Shop.

website: http://susanacook.com
Voice mail: 212-631-3609
email: susana.cook@mindspring.com


8. Elin O'Hara Slavick, FF Alumn, at White Box The Annex, opening October 4, 6-8 pm

White Box Presents Elin O'Hara Slavick + Jim Costanzo at The Annex

601 West 26th Street, 14th Floor
Opening Reception Friday, October 4, 6-8pm

White Box presents...
Elin O' Hara Slavick
Workers Dreaming, a photographic poem about contemporary labor and Protesting Cartography, powerful drawings of bomb sites done from surveillance, military and aerial photography and maps. through October 26, 2002

Jim Costanzo datamap_2001.02
October 4 - October 30

datamap_2001.02 is a multimedia installation that records the movements and activities of artist/activist Jim Costanzo over the past two years. Photographs, video and data collected from bank and credit card transactions are used in conjunction with readings from Global Position System, video footage and photographs to map the artist's activism and movements around the world.

In the mid 1990's Jim Costanzo's apartment building installed surveillance cameras, which meant that he could not enter or exit his residence without leaving electronic footprints. The following year he documented a trip through New England and Upstate New York by taking simulated surveillance photos whenever he used a bank or credit card. This work, titled "Transaction Profile" was published in New Observations #122, in the 1999 Summer Issue. As Costanzo traveled abroad, he expanded his surveillance strategy to include the use of GPS and video to track and document his movements with the intention to draw attention to the surreptitious data generated by the mundane activities of those fortunate enough to be plugged into the global economy.

Reacting to the 2000 presidential election, Costanzo changed his strategy and expanded his scope further to include images from the news industry and popular culture. Reacting to the arbitrary conclusion and the dubious activities that followed the election, he set out to record his activities during the presidential election. Along with documenting his usual consumer activities he organized a demonstration in New York City and then went to Washington, DC to protest the election results at the inauguration. In DC he also recorded additional footage of the actions of the other demonstrators and shifted the focus of the datamap from the consumer profile to government surveillance.

During and after the events of 9/11 and the resulting "war on terrorism" he documented the events unfolding on the streets and around the world via his TV screen and by downloading images from the FBI's website. Costanzo continued to participate in and document the demonstrations of artists/activists who staged the peace vigil "Our Grief Is Not A Cry For War", and the demonstrations at the World Economic Forum meeting in New York City. After 9/11 the work became even more resonant by drawing attention to the way this information can be used as evidence in court. datamap_2001.02, a 48 X 80 inch photo montage with over 200 images and a three?channel video, will be shown along with small prints of the more lyrical data that gets trapped in the subconscious. These soft-focus low-resolution enlargements of images taken from TV screens reflect the infiltration of media images into our collective memories.

Costanzo is a co-founding member of REPOhistory, an artist collective that created site-specific public artworks that dealt with issues of class, race, gender and sexuality. He was the creative director of their website www.repohistory.org and he coordinated the transfer of the REPOhistory archives to NewYork University's Downtown Collection located in the Fales Library. He teaches at Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design and the International Center of Photography.
To contact the artist directly: telephone 212.647.9609/e-mail costanzo@thing.net.
Please contact the office for further information. Telephone: 212.714.2354

THE ANNEX gallery is free + open to the public Tuesday through Saturday / 11am - 6pm. Please contact the office for further information. Annex Telephone: 646-638-3785


9. China Blue presents New York Experience, in California, opening Oct. 19th.

October 16-December 22, 2002
Opening October 19, 4-7pm

Sonoma Museum of Visual Arts
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA (707) 527-0297
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-4, Sunday 1-4

The two new pieces that she will be showing in the exhibition are works from her Feng Shui series. She applies the Feng Shui solution of sound to these works to energize the spaces around them. The sound of the two pieces Sound Coat and Think Tank, are triggered by the viewer when they are within proximity of the work. Sound Coat emits the sound of sonar from a pocket and from Think Tank are the words, think tank, spoken over and over again until they are scrambled. The form of Think Tank is an old electrical box.


10. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, in Brugge, Belgium, opening October 4, 2002

Coco Fusco's video installation, DOLORES FROM 10 TO 10 will be featured in the media exhibition, WHAT? A TALE OF FREE IMAGES at the Memlingmuseum in Brugge, Belgium, opening October 4, 2002.

Mariastraat 38,
8000 Brugge

Also included in this exhibition are video works by Walid Ra'ad (The Atlas Group) and Fiona Tan.

A video installation by Coco Fusco
Performance by: Ricardo Dominguez and Coco Fusco

Dominguez and Fusco's
original net.performance was produced by:
ARS 01 Unfolding Perspectives
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
Helsinki, Finland

"In the summer of 1998, on a research trip to Tijuana, Mexico, I met Delfina Rodriguez, a maquiladora worker who had been accused by her employer of trying to start a union in the plant. To coerce her into resigning, her manager had locked her in a room without food, water, bathroom or phone for twelve hours. She had signed a letter of resignation under duress and then, once she was released, she sued her former employer for violation of her civil rights. Her boss told the judge that she was insane, that nothing had happened and that she had no proof. Her coworkers were afraid to testify on her behalf. I was convinced that there must have been surveillance cameras recording what happened to her during her internment. Dolores from 10 to 10 is my interpretation of what the cameras saw."

11. Matthew Geller, FF Alumn, in Looking In, opening tonite, October 2, 50 Murray St.

Feed for a fine line
Matthew Geller
located 5 feet north of the entrance to 120 Church Street
viewable: 7 am - midnight
an installation in the exhibition:
October 2, 2002 - January 31, 2003
Opening Reception
Wednesday, October 2
8 -11 pm
featuring DJ Language
50 Murray Street, Church, Park Place and West Broadway

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has organized a juried exhibition of 23 site-specific installations and performances to be on view from October 2, 2002 through January 31, 2003. World-Wide Group, a real estate investment, development and management firm, has temporarily donated the commercial ground-floor space of the newly renovated luxury rental building, 50 Murray. The storefront works will be displayed along the block of 50 Murray Street, Church Street, Park Place and West Broadway. In addition to enlivening a full city block, the five-month public-art project seeks to engage the larger community of small businesses, area residents, commuter workers, and tourists. Looking In consists of rotating installations that incorporate abstract painting, surveillance cameras, architectural models, optical illusions, hydraulics, and kiddie rides. The spontaneity of this interactive visual cityscape invites passers-by to explore the streets beyond ground zero and to rediscover Lower Manhattan's many cultural amenities.

Artists: María Alós and Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Mathieu Borysevicz, Michael Coleman and Troy Richards, Robert Ladislas Derr and Lynn Foglesong-Derr, Matthew Geller, Grady Gerbracht, Mini Ham and Nohar Raz and Betsy Seder and Richard Ting, Libby Hartle and Tim Hailey, Drew Heitzler, Eric Hongisto, Shih Chieh Huang, Nancy Hwang, Yoko Inoue and Charles Fambro, Anna Király, Jillian McDonald, Jihyun Park, Karina Peisajovich, Praxis (Delia Bajo and Brainard Carey), Claudia Schmacke, Sandra Spannan, John Stoney, Laura Ten Eyck, and Jody Zellen.

Space for Looking In is generously provided by World-Wide Group. LMCC is grateful for support from Prudential Disaster Relief Fund, Booth Ferris Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, and Samuel H. Kress Foundation. If you would like to contribute storefront space for future exhibition projects, please contact LMCC.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
(212) 219-9401


12. Peggy Shaw, FF Alumn, presents writing workshop, October 6th at BAX.

There is still room in the following BAX workshops. Don't miss Peggy Shaw this weekend!

Stop Trying So Hard: A Writing Workshop with Peggy Shaw
Sunday, October 6 1-5pm (note time change!)
Fee: $50 (some financial assistance available)

Back by popular demand, Peggy Shaw returns to provide this hands-on approach to writing, designed to create texts from both the ordinary details and extraordinary fantasies of personal life, popular culture and gender identity. Shaw is an Obie award winning performer, writer, teacher, founding member of Split Britches Theater Company and the WOW Café.

Circus Arts for Adult with Lava
Dates:October 7-November 4 Mondays, 7-8:30pm
Fee: $80
Join the fun and the challenge as you explore circus acrobatics and movement skills in an environment that stresses courage, strength and support. Handstands, backbends, acrobatic partnering and group pyramids are among the skills acquired. Basic physical fitness is suggested.

On-going Drop-in Morning Adult Classes
Monday-Friday, 9:15-10:15am in Stretch & Tone, Dance Exercise, and Yoga. Free trial class offered for newcomers!

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Brooklyn, NY 11215
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