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April 9, 2003
1. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Williamsburg Art & Historical Center thru April 29th.
Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at WAH, through April 29th.
Another group show
at the WAH (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center):
at the WAH
Brooklyn, NY 11211
See my Wall Doll
"Yoga Man" and my "Knit Object 7", as well as pornographic
scenes starring cardboard type characters, egged on by Donn Davis &
myself. And for those of you who can't come, see the WAH website, where Yoga Man is shown in the CHARACTERISM blurb: www.wahcenter.org
2. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, retrospective in Montreal, Canada, opens tonite.
LINDA M. MONTANO:
14 YEARS OF LIVING ART
april 10 to may 25, 2003
at the Liane and Danny Taran Gallery
Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts
CHAKRA CHAIR PERFORMANCE
THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
preceded at 6 pm by a Curator's Tour
FRIDAY, APRIL 11 TO SATURDAY, APRIL 12
at Rad'a Gallery
Guest Curator: Jennifer Fisher
Linda M. Montano is an internationally renowned and pivotal figure in performance art. Since the 1960s she has explored the ways in which art can be used to dissolve the boundaries between art and life. Her influence is wide ranging - she has been featured at museums including The New Museum in New York, MOCA San Francisco and the ICA in London.
This exhibition configures for the first time key art works generated out of Linda M. Montano's groundbreaking, time-based endurance performances, where art becomes a vehicle for self-transformation. Montano's distinctly ascetic approach emerges from the confluence of Dada, happenings, her own mystical training as a novice for the Maryknoll nuns, and her practice of yoga.
14 Years of Living Art incorporates two of Montano's monumental performance works: Seven Years of Living Art (1984-1991) and Another 7 Years of Living Art (1991-1998). Montano conceptualized these performances to align herself with particular experiential states corresponding to the system of chakras, or energy centres, described in yogic philosophy. Each year, she wore monochromatic clothing, spent a portion of every day in a coloured room, and listened to a designated tone, all of which corresponded to the energetic qualities of a specific chakra. She intended to shift her consciousness and "train the mind not to wander, shop around, or buy into the millions of distractions that impinge minute-to-minute."
The exhibition presents a range of installations by Montano, each referencing her art/life explorations of the seven chakras. Also featured are expressionistic drawings that represent meditations of specific chakra states, and major video works, including Characters Learning to Talk, The Seven Stages of Intoxication, The Seven Spiritual Lives of Linda Montano and Chakraphonics With Jackie Gleason.
During her stay in Montreal Montano will be creating a new work on site in the gallery, and on opening night will present a new art/life performance, Sacramental Chakra Settee, consisting of one-on-one art/life counselling performed with gallery goers. The Chakra Sleepover, presented in collaboration with La Centrale and Rad'a Gallery, will be another Montreal premiere - the artist will host an all-night sleepover exploring the Vedic chakra system as a guiding technology. Please contact La Centrale at (514) 871-0268 for more information or to register.
For more information about the exhibition, please contact Isa Tousignant, Assistant to the Director/Curator of the Gallery at (514) 739-2301.
The Liane and Danny Taran Gallery gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Arts Council of Montreal.
3. Anita Ponton, FF Alumn, in Calgary, Canada, April 13 and 17, 7:30 pm
As part of the second Mountain Standard Time Festival, Calgary, Canada, Anita Ponton is performing two works, Company (i) and Seen. Unsaid. The performances take place on April 13th & 17th, both at 7.30pm.
Mountain Standard Time is a performative arts and film festival organised by The Art Gallery of Calgary and The Calgary Society of Independent filmakers.
For more info please contact Melody Jacobson on firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, solo show in Paris, April 26-June 7, 2003
Paul Henry Ramirez will be having a solo exhibition at the Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard in 51-53 rue Saint-Louis en I'lle in Paris, France. The exhibition entitled Elevatious Transcendsualistic will be on view from April 26th to June 7th,
5. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, receives Puffin Foundation grant, and more.
Here are two bits of information for your interest:
a) My article "Response-Ability" appears in the current special peace issue of Soulful Living. Go to www.soulfulliving.com to read it.
b) I am pleased and proud to announce that my quarterly journal, Always in Season: Living in Sync with the Cycles, has just received a grant from the Puffin Foundation. I am honored by the recognition and ever so grateful for the financial assistance.
Thanks, Donna Henes
6. Reverend Billy, FF Alumn, peace revival and tax revolt at St. Mark's Church, April 15th
Greetings in this dark time: When I finally can' t help myself, and sometimes just by accident I stop in front of a television and there is the war and there is death and there is the body shocking realization that WE ARE PAYING FOR IT!
And so we invite you to REVEREND BILLY'S PEACE REVIVAL AND TAX REVOLT at St. Mark's Church at 7 PM on Tuesday April 15 -- Tax Day. We are working with the War Resistor?s League to introduce different law honoring ways to STOP SHOPPING FOR BOMBS.
After our strange worship we will go preaching on the steps of the 34th Street Post Office; talk to those late-filers. The Stop Bombing Gospel Choir will keep us joyous. Peace makers Granny D and Liza Jessie Peterson will perform and inspire. "Village Anna" Sawaryn, from the Coalition to Save the East Village (from bad developers including Cooper Union) will be canonized into Fabulous Sainthood for her intrepid fight to save the east village from Cooper Union. And we will baptize a new child, Miranda Lee Reality Torn. Join This Party. Stop Bombing. Stop Shopping
7. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, presents premier of "Us," Atlanta, Georgia, through April 13th.
Tim Miller in Atlanta
April 4-13-World Premiere Of "Us"
I am VERY buzzed about my brand new show "Us" that I'll be premiering in Atlanta at Seven Stages April 4-13. Please forward this e-mail to fun folks in Atlanta. "Us" ricochets between my love affair since childhood with Broadway musicals crosscut to an exploration of home, exile and the injustices lesbian and gay couples face in the good ol' USA. "Us" is a funny and pissed-off exploration of these most American contradictions as the piece careens from memories of a ten year old's plan to flee to Canada to escape the war in Viet Nam, to a meditation on why a Southern California child spoke in an English accent, to a tongue-in-cheek guide explaining how NOT to be angry.
Teetering here on the edge of exile, it has been really fun to do this exploration of how musicals informed my queer identity and politics as we grow up. But then, I was once an 8 year old boy who did stripteases for his brother with GYPSY on the record player! Hope to see you at Seven Stages. Here's the link...http://www.7stages.org/7_frameset.html
Ticket info also below. I will also be leading a gay men's performance workshop Saturday April 12 from Noon- 2PM at Seven Stages.
a new performance by Tim Miller
April 4 - 13, 2003
on the mainstage
written and performed by Tim Miller
Experience this powerful, hilarious, and moving new performance by internationally-acclaimed solo performer Tim Miller as it makes its world premiere at 7 Stages.
What would you do if the government wanted to deport the man you loved?
Like all gay and lesbian couples in the good ol' USA, Tim Miller and his Australian-Scottish partner of eight years Alistair have been denied all rights of marriage -- including those very immigration privileges for foreign partners which would allow Alistair to stay in this country with the man he loves. Alistair has until September 1, 2003 - at which point Tim will be forced to leave the US in order to maintain his relationship with the man he loves.
And Tim's fighting mad. Join 7 Stages and Tim Miller for this funny, ticked-off exploration of these most American of contradictions.
7 Stages Theatre
1105 Euclid Avenue Atlanta GA 30307
404-523-7647 (box office, open for walk ups one hour prior to each
performance and for phone sales during normal business hours)
8. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at Royal Festival Hall, London, England, April 16th.
Penny Arcade at Royal Festival Hall London April 16th doing her solo version of New York Values with a live mixed sound score by long time collaborator Steve Zehentner (www.royalfestivalhall.org) April 16th 2003 7:45 pm
9. Patricia Hoffbauer, FF Alumn, at Symphony Space, April 17 and 18, 8:30 pm
Hoc est Corpus-
This is a body
April 17, and 18 at Symphony's Space Thalia theater at 8:30 PM
a new piece by Patricia Hoffbauer and George Emilio Sanchez with Peggy Gould, Sara Rudner, and Erin Cornell video cameo by Yvonne Rainer video by Peter Richards.
is well in such tragic times. peace! pat hoffbauer
10. Peggy Diggs, FF Alumn, starts MakeDo, a new public art project.
MakeDo, a new public art project by Peggy Diggs, will be gradually released into the public domain over a period of months, beginning April 1, 2003 through February, 2004. Diggs' project is one of several that comprise the exhibition Borne of Necessity, organized by the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina/Greensboro and opening there on February 19, 2004 for a period of twelve weeks. Curated by Ron Platt, the exhibition brings together contemporary artwork that "proactively addresses the situations of those economically dispossessed, and comments on the larger social and political factors that contribute to adverse economic conditions. Central to the project is the desire to counteract stereotypical expectations and portrayals of lower-income existence."
This first part
of MakeDo is soon to be released around the United States. Part One is called
Has Money Hurt You?, and consists of a series of questions that Diggs devised
which will be stamped on dollar bills and put into circulation. The questions
were developed after speaking with people in Greensboro, NC involved in the
social services for the poor; with Quakers who follow the principles of Simple
Living, some of whom live in intentional communities; and with War Tax Resisters,
who Diggs describes as "secondarily, the intentional poor." Her interviews
have been with people who have very little and those who work to help them attain
services; people who choose a life of few possessions, living with little and
recycling much; and people who refuse to pay taxes on the grounds that 60% of
any income tax money goes to support the military, which they believe to be
morally wrong. This last group, as a result, typically aims to make only $10,000
a year or less so as not to HAVE to pay taxes. From these conversations, Diggs
devised eight questions that she has had made into hand stamps -- questions
aimed principally at the wealthy. These questions include:
In what ways has money hurt you?
What is satisfied in you by buying things?
What do you think is gained in poverty and lost through wealth?
What if you only had what you needed?
Does this purchase give you any social power?
Where do you find your real security?
Do you feel the need to be paid for everything you do?
When did you last choose ethics over money?
These questions are hand-stamped onto the edges of paper bills of any and all denominations that come into and go out of Diggs' wallet. In addition, she is sending one stamp each to colleagues in New York City, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., asking them to do the same, sending their printed bills out into the public domain. "I'm interested in projects that originate in public conversations and the questions that are raised relevant to the culture at large. My goal is to reach out to the intended audience in a format relevant to the combination of the values of the project and the targeted audience," Diggs says. "And although everyone uses money, I think that these questions have particular relevance to the rich. I'm not printing a web-site address or anything else on the bills, so I'm hoping that these 'authorless' questions will resonate with those who value the Mighty Dollar above most everything else."
Interested in where these bills go, Diggs herself is registering each of her own stamped bills with the Where's George website (www.wheresgeorge.com). People who frequent the website follow site-registered bills, and can report on the cities and states where they show up. She is not asking her colleagues to do the same, as the process is a large time investment. For the record, before beginning this project, Diggs worked with a lawyer to determine whether this stamping was legal, as she did not want the stamped bills to be taken out of circulation; it is deemed legal.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
1097 Main St.,
Williamstown, MA 01267
Ron Platt, Curator
Weatherspoon Art Museum
University of North Carolina/Greensboro
Spring Garden & Tate Streets
Greensboro, NC 27402
11. RENO, FF Alumn, presents performance film, May 1st, 7:30 pm
performance film of my show Rebel Without a Pause is finally opening in NYC
with a benefit for the American Civil Liberties Union, and my home group, New
Yorkers Say No To War (http://www.nysaynotowar.org).
May Day, Thursday, May 1 @ 7:30pm @ Cinema Village - 12th & University -
212 924-3363. Tkts - SMARTTIX - 212 868-4444 - http://www.smarttix.com.
The regular run starts Friday, May 2nd. The film has to sell $10,000 the first
weekend, or they stop showing it, so if you feel like goin', please do.
12. Skuta Helgason, FF Alumn, at HEREart, through May 10th, 2003
HEREart is OPEN 7 DAYS/WEEK
145 6th AVE NYC 10013
between Spring & Broome
It's 1970. The American military has for years been hopelessly bogged in an unpopular war in a foreign landscape. Drawing attention to their cause and hoping to force concessions, Middle Eastern terrorists hijack commercial airplanes. The American economy lies wounded and sluggish and the country is divided and anxious. A movie hits the nation's pre-multiplex screens that mixes personal drama, the uncontrollable forces of nature, an individual act of desperation, and latent human fears of flying. Based on the novel by Arthur Hailey, Airport spawns a whole genre of disaster films including Towering Inferno, The Poseidon Adventure, and Earthquake as well as Airport '75, Airport '77, and Airport '79: Concorde. It's 2003, and contemporary artists are finding anxiety in the air. HEREart presents a short, informal, and perhaps timely survey.
Christoph Draeger has been reconstructing the elements of disaster for some time. His 2 channel video piece "Crash" starts with vintage military footage of warplanes (and the Hindenburg) meeting a bad end, segues into government footage of staged crashes, splurges on sometimes campy Hollywood renditions of air disaster, and finishes with somber images of the space shuttle Challenger.
Radek Szczesny uses the familiar silhouette of the Challenger explosion as the subject of minimalist paintings and drawings that exercise his own formal vocabulary.
The Associated Artists for Propaganda Research make work focusing on the myths and fallibility of secret government projects and large corporations. AARP also maintains a website of information on alternative media sources. AARP's "The Shadow" depicts an F-117 crashed in a desert landscape.
Skúta enlarges details from airline safety cards for an environment to engage viewer's own anxieties, situated somewhere between dreaming and awakening.
Peter Staley's "Try all 3 Views" depicts New York City attacked by a threat from the sky. Anxious New Yorkers scurry for the safety of another form of transportation-one that operates flipside of the surface of the earth from air flight-the subway.
Guy Hundere provides a poetic break in the anxiety. His planes follow the graceful formations of migrating birds. But then again, so do military jets
Contact: Libby Hartle or Tim Hailey (212) 647-0202 x308 www.here.org
This exhibition is funded in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation
13. Jeff McMahon, FF Alumn, at Digital Arts Ranch, Tempe, AZ, live and online, tonite!
My new work-in-progress
for live and virtual actors, A CERTAIN RELEASE, will be shown in a fully staged
excerpt on April 10 at 7:30 at the Institute for Studies in the Arts' Digital
Arts Ranch, located at Myrtle and University in Tempe, AZ.
The 7:30 show appears to be fully booked, but you can be put on a waiting list, and we will add a 9:30 show if there is enough interest. Please call if you think you can come. (480) 965-9438.
You can also visit
the project website,
http://isa.hc.asu.edu/acertainrelease/ to see images and look at a video excerpt.
On the same program
will be my colleague Lance Gharavi's IM/UR, exploring virtual reality in live
performance. For more information on his piece, go to
This should be an exciting double-bill of compelling new work.
I hope to see you tonite at the Digital Arts Ranch
Institute for Studies in the Arts
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-3302
14. Juliet Martin, Russet Lederman, FF Alumns, at Pace Digital Gallery, opening April 25
Pace University's Fine Arts and Computer Science Departments proudly present Pace Digital Gallery's inaugural exhibition, Digital Downtown as part of the 10th Anniversary New York Digital Salon
Pace Digital Gallery
163 William Street between Beekman and Ann Streets
directions and more details >> http://www.pace.edu/digitalgallery
April 22nd - May 25th
Please join us at the Opening Friday, April 25th, 6 - 8pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm
and by appointment
with artists Tuesday May 6th, 7-9pm. Pace University
Multipurpose room, 1 Pace Plaza, Level B.
Curators: Jillian Mcdonald, Juliet Ann Martin, Bruce Wands
Directors: Frank Marchese, Jillian Mcdonald, Juliet Martin
Underlying rhythms of the city - crowd movement, dreams of glory, ambient sound, and memories of place - recur throughout the Digital Downtown exhibition. The work maps visual and aural poetries from the patterns and clutter which result from too many people in too little space.
New Yorkers have a special, intimate relationship with their city's architecture. So much so that the architecture becomes icons for the city itself. Perhaps the reason for it is that in Manhattan, one of the most densely populated islands in the world, the very transportation, architecture, and geography are symbols of the connection a tourist or resident may have with the city.
15. Vito Acconci, William Wegman, Joseph Nechvatal, Willoughby Sharp, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, present a new initiative, eART
Willoughby Sharp and his partners, Duff Schweninger and Se Yeon Lee, announce the formation of eART, a collective of artists and media producers devoted to the production, proliferation, and preservation of advanced contemporary art, using twenty-first century digital technology.
Since the late 19601s, a vast archive of artistic information (audio and video interviews, photographs, films, and video programs) has been accumulated. Media programs devoted to Vito Acconci, Joseph Beuys, Chris Burden, Terry Fox, Dennis Oppenheim, Keith Sonnier, William Wegman, and many others had been produced by 2000.
We have continued to document these artists' work as well as that of John Ahearn, Jene Highstein, Joan Jonas, Joseph Nechvatal, Michele Oka Doner, Tom Otterness, Alan Scarritt, Duff Schweninger, John Torreano, Tom Warren, Lawrence Weiner, and others.
eART is now engaged in an evaluation of the available archives of late twentieth century cutting edge art and intends to transfer much of this information into a variety of current media formats. The programs that eART will be distributing can be ordered in any of the following contemporary formats: CD, Audio Cassette, VCD, DVD 3/4 Umatic, VHS NTSC, VHS PAL, Beta, Beta PAL, and Digital Beta.
Today we are announcing
the first eART product: 3JOSEPH BEUYS AMERICA" Shot in black and white
half-inch video and post-produced by Willoughby Sharp, 14
This work is available
in an eART stamped and numbered edition in VHS and DVD.
The introductory sale price is $99.99
For more information and sales, please telephone 212.753.8318 or email us at
595 Main Street, Suite 317
New York, NY 10044-0044
16. Alastair MacLennan, Alexander Del Re, FF Alumns, in 5th Annual Full Nelson International Performance Festival, L.A., April 11 and 12
I am pleased to announce that the 5th Annual Full Nelson International Performance Festival will be taking place April 11 and 12 in Los Angeles, USA.
Alastair MacLennan UK
John Boehme Canada
Derek Horton USA
Julie Bacon UK
Pekka Luhta Finland
Tamara Paris and Matt Fontaine USA
Alexander Del Re Chile
Elizabeth Tobias USA
The Gyrl Grip USA
Wladyslaw Kazmierczak and Eva Rybska Poland
Roddy Hunter UK
Different works each night, doors at 7PM, performances at 8PM, $5.00 per person
FULL NELSON V will
be at the Del Mar Theater 3 blocks west of La Brea on the south side of Pico.
Please refer to the website or call for more
information regarding the opening reception, public panel and lectures.
Info Line 323-584-8532
"But in an
exceptional moment of humankind achievements, in techno/scientific areas, a
fatalistic vision moves away, tragically, the perspective of cultural transformation
of a civilization making itself brutal quickly. Hour by hour. D.e.s.a.r.m.e
(Disarm) it is a poetic gesture; from its trusting look, to the signs that arise
in the world, in favor of a social construction, infinitely different to this.
Not wanting to be accomplices of human sacrifices."
Daniel Acosta, Argentina
"Desarme/Disarm", a proposal from the art practice, to propitiate a reflection about the war, the violence, the gun culture and the systems of national security, in this century. Artists of diverse countries of the world will be summoned simultaneously on April 25-27 2003 to carry out different artistic proposals, in very diverse contexts, in this reflection day on the meaning of a war in this era of human evolution.
The proposal of "Desarme/Disarm" consists of
* To summon the realization of events or artistic acts internationally between April 25 to 27, with performance art as its core discipline, but without excluding other artistic manifestations.
* To publish the acts carried out all over the world, not only inside the art circuit.
* To encourage other future initiatives.
"Desarme/Disarm" will gather all material, from the initial proposals to their practical materialization, keeping the documentation at the website http://desarme.perfopuerto.org
To add you to this proposal you can write to email@example.com, indicating:
2) artist or coordinator responsible for the activity
3) description of the artistic activity to develop, indicating preferably
- Artists included in the proposal
- Artistic disciplines included
- Other information
4) Indicate if the activity will include critics or other intellectuals in lectures or other similar activities. Please send the transcription of texts if such is the case.
5) The documentation of the activity, after their realization, should be sent in digital pictures as JPG or GIF file (640x480), of preference in compressed format as a ZIP file.
6) Artist or coordinator's data, e-mail, postal address, etc.
Project Coordinators: Daniel Acosta (Argentina) and Alexander Del Re (Chile)
17. RoseLee Goldberg, FF Visionary, on Tate Modern website.
Live Art Development Agency presents Live Culture Lectures and Symposium/archived online. For those interested in viewing the Live Culture talks and symposium which took place at Tate Modern at the end of March, please note that everything is now archived online, at Tate's website at: http://www.tate.org.uk/audiovideo/archive.htm
The direct URLS
Live Culture: Performance and the Contemporary - the symposium
Yu Yeon Kim
For information about how to view the webcasts please visit our technical help page: <http://www.tate.org.uk/audiovideo/help.htm.
Sincere thanks Lois Keidan and Daniel Brine of the Live Art Development Agency, Adrian Heathfield, and Stuart Comer for making these wonderful events happen.
Interpretation & Education, Tate Modern
Digital Programmes, Tate
PH: (44) 020 7401 5066
Lois Keidan and
Daniel Brine, Live Art Development Agency, Truman's Brewery,
91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QN, UK.
T. + 44 (0)20 7247 3339 F. + 44 (0)20 7247 1149
18. The Future of War, a conference by LMCC at the New School,. May 2-3.
new media initiative of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in association
with: Vera List Center for Art and Politics World Policy Institute Computer
Instruction Center at The New School
The Future of War: Aesthetics, Politics, Technologies
May 2-3, 2003
The New School
65 Fifth Avenue, Ground Floor (at 13th Street) NYC
What do the Department of Defense and the computer gaming industry have in common? What kinds of strategic alliances is the Pentagon making with Hollywood? How is the American Institute of Architects connecting with the military's designs for a "new security environment?" Are artists collaborating with, exposing, or resisting the military by deploying technologies of simulation, data surveillance, tracking, and computer vision in their work?
A group of internationally renowned panelists explore these and other questions in The Future of War: Aesthetics, Politics, Technologies, a two-day conference that examines the increasingly complex exchanges between the military, the entertainment industry, the computer industry, the media and artists. What impact do these exchanges have on war, technology and related visual cultures in the American public sphere?
The conference looks at war not simply as a utilitarian means to an end but as a cultural process involving particular ways of seeing, narrating, and imagining. The conference will focus on the architectural spaces of war, the cinematic language of Hollywood combat films, online gaming and military simulations, and the computer and installation work of artists.
Friday May 2, 2003 2:30-9:30 pm
Presentation of New Media Works 2:30-5:30 pm
Reception 5:30-7:00 pm
The Aesthetics + Politics of Technologized Warfare 7:00-9:30 pm
Saturday May 3,
2003 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Architecture, Violence, and Social (In)security 10:00 am-12:00 pm
War and the Cinematic Imaginary 1:00-3:00 pm
The Virtual Battlefield: Computer Gaming, Modeling, Simulations
Roundtable Discussion 6:00-7:00 pm
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Friday May 2, 2003
Presentation of New Media Works
Audience members join conference participants and local
artists for a preview of works with informal discussion.
Matt Adams, artist
Alex Galloway, artist/scholar
Joy Garnett, artist/curator
Natalie Jeremijenko, techno artist/engineer
John Klima, artist
Carl Skelton, digital artist/teacher
Eddo Stern, artist/game developer
Lebbeus Woods, architect
The Aesthetics and Politics of Technologized Warfare
Radar, 3-D computer graphics, tracking devices, covert
data-gathering,nrobots, and computer vision have become
ubiquitous technologies of warfare and play an integral
role in maintaining "homeland security." These technologies
have long been a rich source of interest to artists engaged
in the subjects of surveillance, control, and military
imaging. Curators, artists, and human rights activists
examine ways in which art exposes the depersonalization of
violence, and resists the erosion of privacy and civil
Joy Garnett, artist/curator;
Natalie Jeremijenko, techno artist/engineer, Yale University + NYU;
Tom Keenan, director, Human Rights Project, Bard College;
Thomas Y. Levin, curator/media theorist, Princeton University
Helen Nissenbaum, professor, Department of Culture +
Communication, New York University
Saturday May 3,
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Architecture, Violence, and Social (In)security
New media artists and architects discuss the impact of
violence, political terrorism and social (in)security on
architecture and public space. Reflecting on physical and
virtual spaces of war, panelists question assumptions about
architecture's physical and psychological permanence. They
will consider ways in which digital technologies limit and
enable public perception of the built environment and
Benjamin Bratton, cultural theorist/media architect, Southern
California Institute of Architecture;
Keller Easterling, associate professor, Yale School of Architecture;
Eyal Weizman, architect, Rafi Segal/Eyal Weizman Architects,
Kadambari Baxi, architect/media designer, Martin/ Baxi Architects
War and the Cinematic Imaginary
Collaborations between Hollywood, network televsion and the
Pentagon have become commonplace. The shaping of popular
culture through film and television intertwines with political
strategies for legitimizing new modes of surveillance and
criminalization. Panelists examine the causal relationships
between the business of war and show biz.
Matt Adams, artist, Blast Theory performance collective, Great Britain;
Allen Feldman, recurring visiting professor, Anthropology of Everyday
Life Program, Center for Humanities Studies, Ljubljana;
Michael Shapiro, political scientist, University of Hawaii
McKenzie Wark, author/media theorist
The Virtual Battlefield: Computer Gaming, Modeling, Simulations
What role does the military-industrial complex play in the
increased virtualization and digitalization of war and weaponry?
Does this new emphasis on the virtual nature of war decrease its
connection to reality, territory and the body? An interdisciplinary
panel explores the new technologies of imitation and simulation,
and the coordinated efforts of computer programmers, artists, and
the gaming industry to advance the state of immersive military
training and online recruitment.
James Der Derian, professor, International Relations, Watson Institute;
Peter J. Dombrowski, associate professor, Strategic Department of the
U.S. Naval War College;
Eddo Stern, artist/game developer, University of Southern California
Graduate School of Cinema and Television.
J.C. Herz, principal, Joystick Nation
Join conference participants in an informal discussion about the questions, issues, and themes raised during panel sessions.
Allen Feldman, recurring visiting professor, Anthropology of
Everyday Life Program, Center for Humanities Studies, Ljubljana
*Conference participants are subject to change*
F to 14th Street & 6th Avenue
1/2/3/9 to 14th Street & 7th Avenue
4/5/6/L/N/Q/R/W to 14th Street-Union Square
A/C/E to 14th Street & 8th Avenue
Journal Square and Hoboken PATH trains to 14th Street & 6th Ave
Admission is free. Registration is encouraged.
Seating is first come, first served.
Register online at http://www.lmcc.net/futureofwar/main.html
For more information or to register by phone call 212-219-9401 x400.
Wayne Ashley, curator, Thundergulch, the new media initiative of LMCC James Der Derian, Watson Institute research professor of international relations and professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Sondra Farganis, director, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School Allen Feldman, recurring visiting professor, Anthropology of Everyday Life Program, Center for Humanities Studies, Ljubljana Joy Garnett, artist/curator Moukhtar Kocache, director, Visual and Media Arts, LMCC Thomas Y. Levin, culture and media theorist, professor at Princeton University Michael Randazzo, director, Computer Instruction Center, The New School Stephen Schlesinger, director, World Policy Institute, The New School
This conference is made possible with funding from American Express Company, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, and in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Curator of New Media
The New Media Initiative of the Lower
Manhattan Cultural Council
One Wall Street Court
New York, NY 10005
Tel. 212-219-9401 ext. 106
19. Glenda Hydler, FF Alumn, at Henri Bendel's, April 10-12, 2003
Dear Friends, Cristina
Duarte and Glenda Hydler, designers of Top- Tops will be having a Trunk Show
at Henri Bendel's on April 10th, 11th and 12th. At a Trunk Show, exceptional
designers are given the opportunity to sell their line of jewelry under Henri
Bendel's name. It is a fabulous opportunity for Henri Bendel and us. We will
be showing our line of jewelry which includes, silver and leather necklaces,
silver and stone necklaces, earring, chokers of leather and silver, crystal
beaded chokers, crystal bracelets, silver and beaded bracelets and more. The
American Flag bracelet which was sold at Bergdoff Goodman after 9/11will also
be available. Please take the opportunity to see us at Bendel's on April 10th,
11th and 12th between the hours of 11:00am- 6:00pm. Henri Bendel's is located
at 712 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 212-247-1100. See you
there!Glenda and Cristina.
20. Lenora Champagne, FF Alumn, performs at SUNY Purchase, tonite and tomorrow
You are invited
MEMOIRS OF A CAJUN AMERICAN PRINCESS
a performance of excerpts from the monologues, plays, and music theatre written by Lenora Champagne, Durst Chair in Literature, Purchase College
performed by Lenora
Champagne and students
from the Purchase College Conservatory of Music,
Conservatory of Dance,
Dramatic Writing and Drama Studies
Thursday and Friday,
April 10 and 11th
8 p.m. Dance Theatre Lab
Michael Grabowski, Lighting Design
Dina Kelberman, Projections
Liz Prince, Costumes
Becki Advocate, pianist
and Master of Ceremonies, special guest Scott Nevins
21. Irina Danilova, FF Alumn, at Kingsborough College, Brooklyn
Welcome to our show MULTIPLES at Kingsborough College, Oriental Blvd. in Brooklyn, Arts and Sciences Building, for details, call 718-368-5449.
22. jihui - Digital Salon presents Grahame Weinbren, April 18th, 7 pm.
Friday, April 18,
2003 7 PM
@ Parsons Center for New Design
55 West 13th Street, 9th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
Live Webcast @ http://agent.netart-init.org starts 7pm EST.
Grahame Weinbren's talk, titled "In the Ocean of Streams of Stories," is centered on the problematics of interactivity. What expressive possibilities does it open? How is it connected with concepts of non- and multi-linearity? Is the notion of interactive narrative a useful one, or is it no more than old wine in new bottles? What are the psychological and ideological implications of interactivity? Weinbren will discuss and present his own projects in the light of these questions, which take on a particular currency as computer interfaces are increasingly integrated into our environments, from toys and games, to kitchen gadgets, to advanced weapons of warfare.
Grahame Weinbren has worked in film and video since the early 1970s and was one of the first artists to incorporate interactivity with the moving image in the work The Erl King (1983-86). His interactive cinema installations have been exhibited internationally since 1984. TUNNEL (2000), a large scale interactive environment, was made in collaboration with architect James Cathcart for a disused coal-mine in the Ruhr Valley, and his three-screen interactive cinema installation Frames, based on the first photographs of mental patients, was commissioned by the NTT/ICC in Tokyo for its 1999 Biennial. Frames was recently exhibited in "Interactive Legends" at the Kitchen in New York. Weinbren's documentary film George, made in collaboration with Henry Corra, was broadcast in 2000 on HBO. Weinbren has been an editor of the Millennium Film Journal since 1985, and his writings on cinema, new technology, and media art have been widely published. He is on the faculty of the graduate division of the School of Visual Arts and has recently been a visiting artist in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard.
jihui (the meeting point), a self-regulated digital salon, invites all interested people to send ideas for discussion/performance/etc. jihui is where your voice is heard and your vision shared. jihui is sponsored by Digital Design Department and Center for New Design @ Parsons School of Design jihui is organized by agent.netart (http://agent.netart-init.org), a joint public program by NETART INITIATIVE and INTELLIGENT AGENT
23. "Barbara Bush," FF Alumn, at Theater for the New City, April 26th.
Contact: Crystal Field (212) 254-1109
RESISTANCE: A Festival
SATURDAY, APRIL 26 11AM TO 6 PM
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY will host RESISTANCE: A Festival for Peace, an all
day cultural event on Saturday April 26.
Featuring theater, dance, poetry, music, spoken word, video and film simultaneously in three theaters; RESISTANCE also includes an art exhibition in THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY¹s inner lobby. Come see and hear artists cry out for peace and for an end to the humiliating abuse of war. A broad range of voices will be heard call (212) 254-1109 for information. Early confirmations include slideshow art by Peter Kuper, a drag queen extraodinaire Lavinia Co-op, songs of peace by Mary Gatchell, Asians against the war in photographs by Corky Lee, artwork displayed at the recent Start event at Judson Church, and performances by "Barbara Bush", Kairos Theater and Feed the Herd. WBAI, Not in Our Name and THAW are working with TNC to promote this event. Admission is FREE.
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, a Pulitzer Prize winning community center, is An expert in the art of festival creation, having originated the world-famous Village Halloween Parade and many other free cultural events. TNC's Village Writers on the Village (1976) featured the premiere of Harvey Fierstein's INTERNATIONAL STUD, which later became the centerpiece of TORCH SONG TRILOGY. The Village Halloween Parade was sponsored by TNC during its first two years, during which time it won a special OBIE Award.
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY also held a Christmas Pageant (1990 1999) that entertained shelter children while they waited to get presents and hot cocoa from Santa Claus at the local police precinct; and an Eco-Fest where artists voiced their concern about the earth. THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY was the only community center to hold a protest against the original Gulf War. Called STOP THE WAR: A FESTIVAL FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, it won an 1991 OBIE citation.
TNC¹s current annual community festivals include the LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL FOR THE ARTS, a 3-day extravaganza celebrating the ethnic and artistic diversity of the Lower East Side area (May 23 25), and the HALLOWEEN BALL (October 31).
24. Lynne Tillman, FF Alumn, in Watershed at Bear Mountain State Park, May 24th.
Please join us
for the opening of Watershed: The Hudson Valley Art Project
Constance De Jong
Christian Philipp Muller
OPENING PARTY SATURDAY,
MAY 24, 2003
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Performance 6:30 pm
Bear Mountain Inn, 2nd Floor, Bear Mountain State Park
Lynne Tillman will read from her new collection of stories, This is Not It.
Barbeque 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hessian Lake, Bear Mountain State Park
Cocktails and abundant Hudson Valley food prepared by outstanding local farmers and chefs
Suggested donation is $10.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP by May 9 to firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, MAY 24TH AND SUNDAY, MAY 25TH
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Matthew Buckingham Muhheakantuck - Everything has a Name
197 Main Street, Beacon
Constance De Jong
Speaking of the River
Madam Brett Park, Beacon and Hessian Lake, Bear Mountain State Park
Peter Hutton Two
199 Main Street, Beacon
Boscobel Restoration, Garrison and North Dock, Bear Mountain State Park
Muller Hudson Valley Tastemakers
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson
George Trakas Beacon
Point Project (work in progress)
Beacon Landing, Beacon
Pae White Briquettes
Picnic Areas, Bear Mountain State Park and Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, Yorktown Heights
Minetta Brook Exhibition
and Open House
4 - 6 South Chestnut Street, Beacon
OPENING PARTY DINNER BY:
Dan Barber, Blue Hill
Christopher Broberg, The Mark Hotel
Mary Cleaver, The Cleaver Co.
Caroline Fidanza, Diner
Diane Forley, Verbena
Tomasa Gonzalez La Mexicana Mexican Grocery
Neil O'Malley, Rose Water
Matthew Reguin, 71 Clinton Fresh Food
Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jean Georges
Michael Bulich, Bulich Mushroom Company
Dina Falconi, Falcon Formulations
Nancy Macnamara, Honey Locust Farm
Ronald Osofsky, Ronnybrook Farm Dairy
Morse Pitts, Windfall Farms
Cheryl, Mike, Susan and Lillian Rogowski, W. Rogowski Farm
Elizabeth Ryan, Breezy Hill Orchard
Jennifer Small, Flying Pigs Farm
With special assistance by Mary Cleaver, The Cleaver Co. and Gabrielle Langholtz
Directions to Bear
Mountain State Park:
From New York City: Take the upper level of the George Washington Bridge (New Jersey bound) to Palisades Parkway North. Take Palisades Parkway North to the end. At the rotary, follow the signs for Bear Mountain Inn at Bear Mountain State Park. There is a parking lot to the left of the Bear Mountain Inn. By train:
Take MTA Metro-North Railroad to Peekskill or Garrison. Taxi service is available at either station.
From Albany: Take the New York State Thruway (I-87) South to Exit 16 (Harriman Exit/Route 6 East). Merge onto NY-17 West. Take the NY-32 ramp toward Route 6 East. Turn left onto NY-32, which will become NY-17. Turn left to take the Route 6 East ramp toward Bear Mountain Bridge. Continue straight onto US-6 East. Enter the next roundabout and take the second exit. Continue straight to go onto Palisades Parkway North. The park is located at the intersection of the Palisades Parkway and Route 9W. Follow the signs for Bear Mountain Inn at Bear Mountain State Park. There is a parking lot to the left of the Bear Mountain Inn. By train: Take Amtrak to Poughkeepsie. Transfer to MTA Metro-North Railroad. Take Metro-North to Peekskill or Garrison. Taxi service is available at either station.
For directions to other project locations, please visit http://www.minettabrook.org For more information please visit http://www.minettabrook.org or email email@example.com.
25. Deborah Edmeades, Janet Davidson-Hues, William Wegman, Alice Wu, FF Alumns, video screenings tonite, 6 and 8 pm.
at Remote 2 on
the Bowery at 2nd Street
Thursday, April 10th, 2003
from 6ish to 8ish and then again from 8ish to 10ish
Two 2 hour back-to-back screenings of contemporary video in which the artist lets the viewer in or out. The body is the focus. Face to face sometimes. Mouth (lips, teeth, tongue) to mouth. Eye to eye, other times. Hands, even feet. concerning the inherent strife we create within ourselves and abroad, maybe the timing is right for this...should we save and document every move and word or let the elements attest to its importance. It gets iffy and fugly when the body can't keep up with the mind. - Kmilo
Frederico Camara / Fear No Art, 1999, 7:00 - Faith, 2001, 7:00 - Fate, 2001, 5:00
Deric Carner / Protest Being, 2003, 2:00
Yan Chung-Hsien / Soft Ritual: Part 2: the wandering monk with his follower to the de-haunted city, 2001,
Janet Davidson-Hues / Sacred & Profane #9 (Music by Daniel Asia & Kip Haaheim; Performed by Mirja Koponen), 3:28 -
Aura (Performed by Mirja Koponen), 3:12 -
Tea Time (Performed by Traci Tullius), 1:49 - On The Run, 3:47
Deborah Edmeades / Untitled, 2003, 3:07 - The Painter, 2002, 3:07
Deva Eveland / Mouthpiece #3, 2001, 5:03 - Relationship Advice, 2002, 3:07
Noah Fisk / White Noise, 2003, 1:30
Fonzo Florenzan / tu maldita madre, 2003, 1:30
Emilie Halpern / Luna, 2001, 1:40 - I want you, 2001, 00:57
Elizabeth Jackson / Free Ice Cream, 9-2003, 3:07
Michele Jaquis / Drinking Fountain, 1999, 1:50 - Expectations, 2001, 1:06
Caroline Koebel / The Vent: Camilla, 2002, 3:40 - The Vent: Fada, 2003, 3:07 - Furbelow, 2001, 6:06
Jillian McDonald / American Sandwich, 2002, 3:12 - In (328) Other Words, 2001, 3:03
Hillary Mushkin / If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now, 4:43, 2000
Seth Myers / Untitled #1, 2002, 5:36 - Compulsive Conflict, 2003, 1:00
Samuel Nigro / Hanging and Lancing, 3:30, -
Staying Calm Under Duress, 10:00
Sze Lin Pang / ReOrienting Ana, 2001, 1:15 - I Still Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like, 2001, 00:37
Zach Rockhill / Rainbow (Self-Portrait), 2003, 9:45
Jennifer Schwarting / The Crash, 2002, 2:07 - The Great Return, 2002, 4:03
William Wegman / Selected Video Works 1970 - 78, 20:00
Alice Wu / Minuet, 2003, 1:08
Total Running Time: 1:55:43
Many thanks go to: First and foremost, all the artists who will make this evening possible and all of you for attending. SunTek Chung and Traci Tullius for their patient, technical expertise. Props go to the people at KDP (www.k-d-p.com). And thanks to Alexandra for always reading my shit over... And last but never least the Remote Lounge (Matt Heindl there) for hosting and supporting new media.
26. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club and CBs313, Sunday April 13th
and hosting....Action Writing Dance Party .... to cap off the People's Poetry Gathering
Sunday, April 13 FREE PARTY 8 to midnight
EIGHT O'CLOCK SHARP AT THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB I WILL DO A "READING SET" THEN MAYBE A PIECE LATER IN THE EVENING....
this sunday night...
on the Bowery...between Houston and 3rd Street...across from CBGB
212 SIX77 0455
with Eugene Holtz of Gogol Bordello spinning gypsy rock...
(more action across the street at the Bowery Poetry Club)
co produced by Poet's House, and City Lore
27. Rev Billy, FF Alumn, at St. Mark's Church and Main Post Office, April 15th.
Greetings in this dark time: When I finally can't help myself, and sometimes just by accident I stop in front of a television and there is the war and there is death and there is the body shocking realization that WE ARE PAYING FOR IT!
And so we invite you to REVEREND BILLY'S PEACE REVIVAL AND TAX REVOLT at St. Mark's Church at 7 with the War Resistor's League to introduce different law honoring ways to STOP SHOPPING FOR BOMBS.
After our strange worship we will go preaching on the steps of the 34th Street Post Office; talk to those late-filers. The Stop Bombing Gospel Choir will keep us joyous. Peace makers Granny D and Liza Jessie Peterson will perform and inspire. "Village Anna" Sawaryn, will be canonized into Fabulous Sainthood for her intrepid fight to save the east village from Cooper Union. And we will baptize a new child, MIRANDA LEE REALITY TORN. JOIN THIS PARTY. STOP BOMBING. STOP SHOPPING
28. Glen Belverio, FF Alumn, at Otto's Shrunken Head Tiki Lounge, April 18th.
Next Friday April 18th I am premiering Major Asia, a monthly Asian music party, at Otto's Shrunken Head Tiki Lounge. I will be spinning 60's garage rock from Japan, Cambodia, Singapore and Turkey, Beijing punk, Hong Kong hip-hop, Bollywood and Arabic grooves (with some North African stuff thrown in for good measure) and more all night long from 9pm. At 10pm there will be a performance by Japanese punk band Peelander-Z. Admission is FREE, cheap drinks. Invitation is attached. Hope to see you there!!
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