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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
February 5, 2003

CONTENTS:
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1. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, farewell exhibition, February 22, 12-8 pm.
2. Fiona Templeton, FF Alumn, presents the Medead on WKCR, Feb. 9, 8:30 pm
3. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, solo show at Vassar College, Feb. 14-Mar. 20
4. Chrissie Iles, FF Board member, at The Bronx Museum, Feb. 12, 7 pm.
5. Alison Knowles, FF Alumn, at San Francisco Art Institute, March-April, 2003
6. Pamela Sneed, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, Feb. 8, 10:30 pm
7. Marjorie Kouns, FF Alumn, at NYU's Washington Square Galleries, thru Mar. 14.
8. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, featured in Juxtapoz Magazine's February 2003 issue.
9. Sabrina Jones, FF Alumn, at SVA opening Feb 6, and at www.vestpocket.info
10. Carey Lovelace, FF Alumn, at The Pantheon Theatre, Feb 11-12, 9 pm.
11. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at Rider University, Feb. 6-Mar. 6, 2003
12. Theodora Skipitares, FF Alumn, presents Helen, La MaMa Annex, Feb. 13-23.
13. Buzz Spector, FF Alumn, at Bucknell University, thru March 2, 2003
14. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, retrospective at Bucknell University, thru April 6, 2003
15. David Medalla, FF Alumn, in London, opening Feb. 7, 6-8 pm, thru March 1st.
16. Love a Commuter Project, in the NYC Subways, Valentine's Day, Feb 14th.
17. Carey Peppermint, FF Alumn, presents technolecture, Feb 8th 10 PM
18. Alastair MacLennan, FF Alumn, Museum of Modern Art, Valencia, Spain, Feb. 14th.
19. Jess Dobkin, FF Alumn, new performance, Feb 12-16, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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1. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, farewell exhibition, February 22, 12-8 pm.

EVERYTHING MUST GO
Saturday, February 22, 2003, noon to 8 pm:
27 artists gather in a one-day farewell exhibition in honor of 59 Harrison Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, loft home to working artists for 20+ years. Join us.
Laureston Avery
Jesse Bates
Natty Bumpercar
Ann Burton
Michael Chong
Donn Davis
Rory Donaldson
Scott Ferguson
Chris Hanson
Jesse Hegney
Derrick Hilbertz
Halona Hilbertz
Liz Jordan
Josh Kil
Young Kim
Hiroshi Kimura
Jacqueline Malanga
Sue McGuire
Gail Mitchell
Kim Muench
Ray Oglesby
Mike Piergrassi
Carol Quint
Ron Rocco
Ian Rogers
Levent Tuncer
Zigzag Veneer

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2. Fiona Templeton, FF Alumn, presents the Medead on WKCR, Feb. 9, 8:30 pm

To all those who tried to tune in to the Medead monologues on Sunday, the program did not air due to an internal problem. The broadcast is rescheduled for Sunday February 9 at 8:30 pm, New York time. WCKR 89.9
or live streamed on the web at www.wkcr.org
(1:30-2 am Sunday night UK time, 2:30-3 Germany etc)

fionaatempleton@cs.com

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3. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, solo show at Vassar College, Feb. 14-Mar. 20

Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, will be presenting a solo show at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY Feb 14-March 20, 2003. The show entitled-"Illuminated Landscapes" is a photo-sculptural installation of recent works, (2000-2003) that include back-lit panoramic digital Duratrans and mirrors. Imagery includes Roman aqueducts, viaducts, bridges and classic American architecture. Several 3-dimensional works include movement and sound. This show is a continuation of this series first exhibited in New York in 1994. For more info call 845-486-1378.

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4. Chrissie Iles, FF Board member, at The Bronx Museum, Feb. 12, 7 pm.

Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 7PM
@ The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St, Bronx, NY
Figures of Gift and Hospitality in Contemporary Art
Panelists: Chrissie Iles, The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York); joined by an international group of emerging artists: Matthieu Laurette (Paris, France); Neil Cummings (London, England); and Roee Rosen (Tel Aviv, Israel).
For additional information call 718.681.6000 X120
Moderated by Antonio Somaini (Milan, Italy) co-curator of The Gift
Admission: $5 per person

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5. Alison Knowles, FF Alumn, at San Francisco Art Institute, March-April, 2003

Alison Knowles, FF Alumn, presents Secrets of Ordinary Things, a lecture, at The San Francisco Art Institute, April 2, 2003, 7:30 PM, accompanying her exhibition there from March 27th (opening 5:30-7:30 PM) and continuing through May 10th. Knowles will create an intereactive peroermance/installation wotrk with objects and sound.
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA
Walter and McBean Galleries
Tuesdays - Saturdays, 11-6
415-749-4563
www.sfai.edu

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6. Pamela Sneed, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, Feb. 8, 10:30 pm

TRADEWINDS
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (above Houston)
NoHo, Manhattan, NYC
Saturday, February 8, 2003

POETS4LIFE - 10:30pm ($12 @ the door/$10 for students)
Internationally-acclaimed poet Pamela Sneed takes the stage at POETS4LIFE for an evening of "lyrical, provocative, humorous and potent" poetry and performance art.

Pamela Sneed is a New York based poet, solo performer and actress. She has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, The Source, Time Out, Bomb, Next, VIBE and on the cover of New York Magazine. She is the author of Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery, published by Henry Holt in 1998. She has also performed original works for sold out houses at Lincoln Center, The Brooklyn Anchorage, The Studio Museum, Exit Art, P.S. 122, Ex-Teresa in Mexico City, The ICA London, The CCA in Glasgow, Scotland, The Green Room in Manchester, England, and Literatur Werkstat in Berlin. In 2001 and 2002 she headlined the New Work Now festival at the Joseph Papp Public Theater and again performed before sold out houses. In 1998, she was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. She is a recipient of the Franklin Furnace Award for Performance, two Joyce-Mertz Gilmore commissions for P.S.122 and a residency at the corporation of Yaddo. Her current publications include work in 110 Stories, New York Writes After Sept 11, Brown Sugar, An Anthology of Black Erotica, Role Call and The Other Countries Journal. She is at work on the manuscript, 20 Minutes Was Forever.

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7. Marjorie Kouns, FF Alumn, at NYU's Washington Square Galleries, thru Mar. 14.

26th Small Works Exhibition
80 Washington Square East Galleries (same address)
Juried by Tatyana Okshteyn - Black and White Gallery
Through March 14th, 2003
Directions - 80 Washington Square East - is off Washington Square Park /NYU - near West 4th Street Subway Station.

80 Washington Square East Galleries is please to announce the 26th Small Works Exhibition on view from February 1 to March 14, 2003. An opening reception will be held for all the artists on Saturday, February 1st from twelve to four p.m. The public is invited and inquiries are welcome.

For over a quarter of a century the Small Works Show has provided a forum for both established and undiscovered artists working in small format. Small Works offers the opportunity to see in one place in New York City hundreds of artworks selected from thousands of local and international entries.

This year's Small Works was juried by Tatyana Okshteyn, Owner/Director of the Black & White Gallery in Brooklyn, and the exhibit includes artworks in every medium imaginable. The unique concept of the competition dictates that all works submitted for possible exhibition measure twelve inches or less in every dimension. Throughout the years, tens of thousands of artists contributing from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and our own hemisphere, have challenged this size restriction with innovative and exciting creations. Although often imitated, the diversity and consistent quality of artworks exhibited in the Small Works Show is rarely matched.

Gallery Hours Tuesday 10am ­ 7pm Wednesday, Thursday 10am ­ 6pm; Friday, Saturday 10am ­ 5pm; for more info contact gallery at 212-998-5747
or call the artist Marjorie Kouns at 212-254-1776

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8. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, featured in Juxtapoz Magazine's February 2003 issue.

Isabel Samaras is a "Special Guest Artist" this month (February) @ Blah Blah Gallery's site (featured recently in Juxtapoz Magazine).
http://www.blahblahgallery.com/
Click on "Gallery". There's a short article and about 15 images to browse. Enjoy!

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9. Sabrina Jones, FF Alumn, at SVA opening Feb 6, and at www.vestpocket.info

Hi!
If you missed my Toy Theater show, you can take a peek at www.vestpocket.info and click on Great Small Works Temporary Toy Theater Museum.

I will also be in a huge group show: "The Magazine Rack," of commissioned work by students and alumni of the School of Visual Arts MFA Illustration program.
February 6-18, 2003.
Opening, Thursday, February 6, 5-8PM
SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd St, NYC
(between 2nd & 3rd Aves)
gallery hours: M-Thrs, 9am-8pm, Fri & Sat, 9am-5pm
Come join the mob at the opening, or stop in for a leisurely look later.
-Sabrina Jones

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10. Carey Lovelace, FF Alumn, at The Pantheon Theatre, Feb 11-12, 9 pm.

PHONE TAG (a short farce) by Carey Lovelace is being presented as part of The Strawberry One-Act Festival on Tuesday & Wednesday, February 11 & 12, 9:00 pm
at The Pantheon Theatre
303 W. 42nd St., 2nd Fl., NYC
(If you're in NYC, come vote for my piece! Vote early and often! )
Tickets: $15.00 (cash only at the door)
Reservations: (646) 623-3488 or www.therianttheatre.com

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11. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at Rider University, Feb. 6-Mar. 6, 2003

Altered Books: Spine Bending Thrillers
February 6-March 6, 2003
Guest Curator; Karen McDermott
Participating Artists;
Maria Anasazi, Harriet Bart, Doug Beube, Kerrie Carbary, Patricia Carter, Byron Clercx, Beth Cote, Penny Dimos, Sandra Jackman, Liz Mitchell, Pamela Paulsrud, Maria Pisano, Miriam Schaer, and Sarah Stengle

Rider University Art Gallery,
Student Center 2nd Floor
Prof. Harry I Naar, Director
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ

Artist's Reception
Thursday February 6, 2003 from 5-7 PM
Artist Workshop: "Altered Books with Beth Cote"
February 8 and 9, 2003 from 10 AM to 4 PM
For information and directions call 609-896-5033
Gallery Hours Tuesday to Thursday 11 AM-7 PM
Sunday Noon to 4 PM
For a preview of the exhibition in the New Jersey Times, the link is enclosed;
http://www.njo.com/living/times/index.ssf?/base/living-1/104401088852820.xml

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12. Theodora Skipitares, FF Alumn, presents Helen, La MaMa Annex, Feb. 13-23.

La MaMA E.T.C.and Skysaver Productions present
Helen, Queen of Sparta
Conceived, designed and directed by Theodora Skipitares
Thursdays-Sundays, 7:30 pm
February 13-23, Tickets $20
La MaMa Annex
74A E. 4th St.
NYC
212-475-7710

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13. Buzz Spector, FF Alumn, at Bucknell University, thru March 2, 2003

Buzz Spector, FF Alumn, presents
Pos(e)itioning the author
Thru March 2, 2003
Samek Art Gallery
Elaine Langone Center
Bucknell University
Lewisburg PA
570-577-3792
Mon-Fri, 11-5
Sat-Sun, 1-4 pm and by appointment
www.departments.bucknell.edu/samek_artgallery

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14. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, retrospective at Bucknell University, thru April 6, 2003

Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, presents Projects for Public Spaces, A Retrospective
Curated by Dan Mills
Organized and Traveled by the Samek Art Gallery
Thru April 6, 2003
Samek Art Gallery
Elaine Langone Center
Bucknell University
Lewisburg PA
570-577-3792
Mon-Fri, 11-5
Sat-Sun, 1-4 pm and by appointment
www.departments.bucknell.edu/samek_artgallery

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15. David Medalla, FF Alumn, in London, opening Feb. 7, 6-8 pm, thru March 1st.

Please join us this Friday from 6 to 8 pm at the Centre of Attention, 15 Cottons Gardens, London for the press view/reception for friends and attentionistas of GOBBLEDYGOOK.
The exhibition features new and recent work from:

Jessica Broas
Susan Collis
Kristian Hornsleth
Simon Lewandowski
David Medalla
Gary O'Dwyer
Breyer P-Orridge
Scott Redford

There will be a special performance from John Rogers on the opening night. On all other evenings there will be a sound piece created for the show by Miss Jackie and Genesis
Breyer P-Orridge Dispensing with normal gallery opening hours, the exhibition will be OPEN DAILY for private views EVERY NIGHT from 6 to 8 pm until the 1st March.
Entrance is free.

GOBBLEDYGOOK: Sex in Art: denial, obsession and obfuscation The title of this show references the often-cited obscurantism of art theory and impenetrability of much philosophy. It also serves to draw a link between talking incoherently and at the same time giving pleasure to another: the word gobbledygook deriving from the name given to the action of a whore performing fellatio. Thirdly the title suggests the denial, by talking nonsense, of the concealed sexual impulses that are channelled into art practice and are the root of much of its production. The sublimated pleasure that art affords is brought to the surface, eschewing guilt, shame and helping us to see more clearly what the life and nature of the human is. Artist's works selected for this show all have a relationship to these different but closely related ideas of denial, obsession, obfuscation, interpretation and delight. Please note: Works contain material of a sexual nature. The full press release and images of the works are on this page: http://www.thecentreofattention.org/exhibitions/gob.html

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16. Love a Commuter Project, in the NYC Subways, Valentine's Day, Feb 14th.

El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue @ 104th Street NY, NY 10029
(212) 831-7272 www.elmuseo.org
The Love a Commuter Project - Thousands Will Be Loved
February 14th, 2003: Valentine's Day
All day throughout the New York City subway system

We've all heard about the singles who congregate in the front car of the subway in search of love and we know what an emotional roller-coaster of a year it's been for commuters within the 5 boroughs. At last the artists-turned-commuter-lovers for a day are back again, with The Love a Commuter Project 2003. Thousands of unsuspecting commuters will find themselves loved at various subway stations throughout New York City on Valentines Day, 2003.

For the third annual Love a Commuter Project artists will distribute tokens of love and proffer Valentines Day performances on the New York City Subway system. Led by multi-disciplinary artists María Alós and Nicolás Dumit Estévez, artists will surprise Valentine's Day commuters with actions and gifts that evoke the true spirit of love in New York - the love of strangers in close confines, love in the subway. Highlights will include Nicolás Dumit Estévez descending blind folded into the 110th and Lexington station
distributing roses at 5 pm, Lulu LoLo and her 214 Fans of Love at Union Square at 10 am, Love Tattoos by Jillian McDonald at Grand Central Station from 2 - 6 pm and Love Bandages in Flushing Queens Main Street Station by the No. 7 line from 5 -7 pm by Rebecca Hermann. Look for love at your nearest subway station. Commuter Lovers may be identified by the armbands that Nancy Hwang has created for the project.

This project is presented in conjunction with El Museo del Barrio's Bienal,
For more information about this project, please visit:
The Love A Commuter Project Website
<http://www.bergenstreet.com/commuter_lovers.html;
Email: commuter_lovers@hotmail.com
Call or Email: Deborah Cullen, Curator, El Museo del Barrio, 212-831-7272 ext. 122; dcullen@elmuseo.org.

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17. Carey Peppermint, FF Alumn, presents technolecture, Feb 8th 10 PM

This is a newly completed .mp3 version of one the technolectures from "Conductor Number Seventeen." This particular technolecture along with 6 other technolectures will be given this Saturday, February 8th, 10pm at Collective Unconscious in NYC.

The title of the lecture is "A Fever Lecture." The "music" part of the lecture was re-mixed at 7:12pm on Tuesday, February 4th, 2003. The voice track was recorded at 8:10pm and quickly deleted at 8:30pm and then a vocal-preamble was recorded for the piece beginning at 8:42pm. The preamble was edited once at 9:03pm, eliminating what the artist (me) deemed excessive use of the of the word "goddamn." At 9:15pm the .aiff file was converted to an .mp3 file and then promptly uploaded at 9:20pm for public reception at http://www.restlessculture.net/downloads/fever_lecture.mp3

The piece runs at 10 minutes, 14 seconds. It is an 11.7 MB download. This time is too long by popular music standards, however "A Fever Lecture" is not intended as popular music. I have a 56k dial-up connection and the piece took exactly 23 minutes to upload so 56k users could expect roughly the same amount of time for the download. I imagine if you have a DSL/cable connection or better this will be no problem.

Between now and May 2003 I will release 6 additional lectures from "Conductor Number Seventeen" for download in .mp3 format.
Sincerely,
Cary Peppermint

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18. Alastair MacLennan, FF Alumn, Museum of Modern Art, Valencia, Spain, Feb. 14th.

I am organizing a little performance Festival this month in the Museum of Modern Art, in Valencia, Spain, with:

February 14th: Roi Vaara and Alastair MacLennan
February 15th: Artur Tajber and Esther Ferrer

Thank you. Bartolomé Ferrando

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19. Jess Dobkin, FF Alumn, new performance, Feb 12-16, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

a new performance by Jess Dobkin

Presenting a fantastic dreamtime where larger-than-life puppets and performers push through the boundaries of the waking world to explore community, sexuality and artistic expression. Come see what happens when our suppressed desires take center stage! Don't miss the dreamy 36-DD boob puppets!

February 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Showtime at 10pm
Ticket Info: 416-975-8555

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street
Toronto, CANADA

Featuring: Samantha Blanchette, Simla Civelek, Jess Dobkin, Laura Kim, Angeli Ralph, Gricel Severino, and Scott White. This work is presented by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre as part of the 25th Rhubarb! Festival.

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