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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
April 24, 2003

1. Lynne Tillman, FF Alumn, reads at Soft Skull Shortwave, April 26, 2 pm.
2. Nancy Andrews, FF Alumn, at MoMA's Gramercy Theater, April 28, 8 pm
3. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, in Frankfurt, Germany, April 24-27.
4. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, in Tribeca Film Festival, May 7th and 8th.
5. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, The Queen of My Self workshop, May 17th, 11 am-5 pm.
6. Coco Go, FF Alumn, at Deep Listening Space, May 3-25, 2003.
7. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Laguardia Community College, May 6th
8. Kyong Park, FF Alumn, present his Detroit projects at CUNY Grad Center, TONITE!
9. Peter Cramer, Jack Waters, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns in Resistance, April 26th.
10. Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, curates at Tenri Cultural Institute, opening party May 9th
11. Kate Brehm, FF Alumn, I'm Not Lost at CBs 313 Gallery, NY, May 1st, 10 PM
12. Russet Lederman, FF Alumn, at Pace Digital Gallery, opening April 25th, 6-8 pm
13. Koosil-Ja, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, April 26th and April 29th, 10 pm
14. Claire Fergusson, FF Alumn, in Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour, April 26-28, 2003.
15. Jimbo Blachly, Leon Golub, FF Alumns in Cabinet magazine, release party, May 3rd.
16. Glen Belverio, FF Alumn, at Gavin Brown's Enerprise, April 28th, 11 pm

1. Lynne Tillman, FF Alumn, reads at Soft Skull Shortwave, April 26, 2 pm.

Reading: Saturday, April 26, 2:00pm
Lynne Tillman & Jeremy Sigler
71 Bond Street (at State St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

DIRECTIONS: The closest subway stop is Hoyt / Schermerhorn; take the A,C, or G there, go out the Bond Street exit, walk one block down Bond from Schermerhorn, and the store is on the northeast corner at the intersection with State Street, on your left. Alternately, take the F train to Bergen; walk a couple blocks east from Smith to Bond Street; make a left toward Atlantic Avenue; cross Atlantic, and Shortwave is one block up on your right.


2. Nancy Andrews, FF Alumn, at MoMA's Gramercy Theater, April 28, 8 pm

The Museum of Modern Art presents
An Evening with Nancy Andrews (Bar Harbor, Maine)
Nancy Andrews makes handcrafted films mixing puppet animation and live action. Her works are at times playful, at times melancholic, but always original and mysterious. This evening will feature the premiere of Monkeys and Lumps (2003), about the human effort to understand nonhuman life-forms, and a screening of The Reach of an Arm (2002), about Frank Gooding and Peculiarity, who set out West in the 1800s. Artist present. Program approx. 90 min.
Monday, April 28, 8:00

The Museum of Modern Art holds its Film and Media exhibitions in its temporary new home at The Gramercy Theatre on Twenty-third Street. Film and Media exhibitions remain at The Gramercy Theatre until the Museum reopens in Manhattan in early 2005.

MoMA Film at The Gramercy Theatre
127 East 23 Street (at Lexington Avenue)
New York, New York
Box office: (212) 777-4900

The Gramercy Theatre is wheelchair accessible and is equipped with an infrared listening system. Directions By subway take the 6 train to 23 St., or N or R train to 23 St. By bus, take the M23 to Lexington Ave.; M1 to Park Ave. and 23 St.; or the M101, M102, M103 to Third Ave. and 23 St.

MediaScope is a new initiative devoted to artists and their recent media projects. Focusing on experimentation with form and content, the program features both emerging and recognized artists, who discuss their work with the audience. MediaScope is presented biweekly on Monday nights, and explores filmmaking and videomaking, as well as Web-based, installation, and digital art practices.

Organized by Sally Berger, Assistant Curator; Jytte Jensen, Associate Curator; Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator; Barbara London, Associate Curator; and Joshua Siegel, Assistant Curator, Department of Film and Media.


3. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, in Frankfurt, Germany, April 24-27.

Penny Arcade In Being Human Being with The Tony Rizzi Dance Company April 24-27th
Mousonturn Frankfurt, Germany. Tony Rizzi has been a dancer and choreographer with Frankfurt Ballet for 18 years. Wonderful Tanz Theatre with several great Forsythe dancers.


4. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, in Tribeca Film Festival, May 7th and 8th.

Ruth Hardinger and Bill Brand, Co-Directors, "I'm a Pilot Like You", Tribeca Film
Festival, 5/7 @ 9:30PM & 5/8 @ 4:30PM. The Screening Room 2.


5. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, The Queen of My Self workshop, May 17th, 11 am-5 pm.

THE QUEEN OF MY SELF Workshop in April was a smash success, I am glad to say. Mama Donna's Tea Garden was filled to capacity and overflowing with passion, compassion and power. There have been many requests to bring back the Queen, and so I, Queen Mama Donna, do so decree:

The Queen Of My Self:
Women Stepping Into Sovereignty In Mid Life
A Workshop With Donna Henes from her new book-in-progress
May 17, 2003 11AM-5PM
at Mama Donna's Tea Garden & Healing Haven, Park Slope Brooklyn
Info: 718-857-2247

Throngs of female Baby Boomers are now entering mid life. We are unique in history for our freedom, education, longevity and wealth. We hold positions of unheard of responsibility and stature. We are no longer Maidens, nor Mothers, and not yet old Crones. So where do we fit in the spectrum of women's lives?

We are poised on the brink of a new, exciting, and as yet uncharted, stage of life. We are pumped and primed for personal sovereignty. Make way for the Queen -- my new nspirational archetype for Women in Charge.

Come and join your spirit with other inctredible, mature, accomplished women. Meet and celebrate the Queen in your self as we share a spirited and profound mythological, philosophical and ritual exchange.


The Queen is the earthly ruler of all her domains. Preeminent, she is capable, accomplished, assured, respected, and in charge. Passionate and compassionate, she is an active woman of the world. The scope of her natural abilities is vast and her influence enormous.

The Queen accepts and initiates personal response-ability for circumstances and conditions in ever-expanding circles. The chief dispenser of order, measure, justice, and right relationship in all realms, her rule is informed by her keen cosmic perspective as well as the heart-felt promptings of her own intuition. She reigns supreme by virtue of her great virtue.

Today, just as the accumulative damage to our earth is reaching a perilous point of no return and our entire natural and cultural environment is in the throes of dangerous disconnection and dis-ease, we Women of a Certain Age are called upon to ascend the throne of conscious and conscientious leadership and exercise our special Queenly powers to redeem and transform ourselves, our society and our planet.

This intensive workshop will proceed in 2 parts:

Part 1: The Queen of My Self:
Women Stepping into Sovereignty in Mid Life

Lunch: Please bring a bagged meal.

Part 2: Crowning the Queen: A Coronation Ceremony

I look very forward to sharing this powerful and inspiring work with all of
you beautiful, majestic, mature, wise and worldly women.

Long Live the Queens! May we rule in a peaceful world!

xxQueen Mama Donna

P.S. This is a popular event.
Send your check (made out to DONNA HENES)
TODAY in order to reserve your space.


6. Coco Go, FF Alumn, at Deep Listening Space, May 3-25, 2003.

The Gallery at DEEP LISTENING SPACE 75 Broadway KINGSTON NY 12401 (845)

An exhibition by Alisa / Coco Go (Mother /Daughter)
In the gallery May 3-25, 2003

The Pauline Oliveros Foundation is pleased to present a synergetic two generations - two worlds show by the mother and daughter artists Alisa and Coco Go in the Gallery at Deep Listening Space, Saturday May 3 through Sunday May 25. Fairleigh Dickinson University Edward Williams College, NJ in 1970 was the first proving grounds for their two generations two worlds of art. This exhibition includes works in a variety of media, including Styrofoam sculptures, paintings, artist books, works on paper, mixed-media installations, sound recordings and a candid video about the artists. Alisa has chosen the works of Coco Go. Coco Go has chosen the works of Alisa. Three works are collaborations between mother and daughter. Together they chose two works by (husband/father) Dr. Heinz I Lippmann. By chance, the works chosen by both artists show the influence of how each hears music.

Alisa's work is fed by nature, wind, Mythological themes, rock & roll dancing, the early sounds of her mother Emma's coloratura voice singing arias, and her husband Heinz's pulsating piano, playing everything from Bach to Bartok to Lota Pearl on his Hamburg Steinway, rebuilt after his family home fire in Breslau. Her early life in Rome, Italy was peaceful and secure. Her 62 years of married life was fulfilling despite the loss of home, the scattering of family, the near miss of almost not being able to enter the United States, and the difficulty of living without her husband during a two yearlong miracle escape of his own. In the 60's she evolved a way of punching, hammering and soldering into styrofoam to the force of music. As a result of damage to a muscle in her hand as a child that prevented small hand work, she found that by using her fist she was able to transfer the energies of music and nature into art.

Coco Go's experience of musics - a Zen, Cagean, flux interpretation of the sounds of food cooking, the sounds in nature from birdsong to wormsong, and the sounds of everyday environments - has spun out transformative healing projects, installations, the making of paper instruments, poetry and artist books. She also was sensitized to music by falling asleep to her father's constant piano and chamber music played with a consummate order of musicians such as Zvi Zeitlin and David Soyer, drawing her into the "music humor" between them. In the recesses of the mind, War plays a silent partner to survival. From Coco Go's exodus in 1939 from Hitler's SS tentacles, through her work of the 80's in La Push at the Quilleute Reservation, her works signal a strong advocacy for self-sustainability. In the last 15 years she has internalized the principles of Permaculture into her art. Permaculture is the design of our living systems, patterned after nature which cycles waste, giving humans specific skills for living sustainably in surplus and good health.

"[Coco Go] deals with her experience as though it were a constant adventure, and her work is as though a running commentary on that adventure, shaping itself into a kind of parallel adventure, no less profuse, no less fragile, no less infused with a sense of speed, and equally mysterious, aspiring to a similar sense of amazement."
--Henry Martin ("Acts of Faith", Il Sogno Del Tempo)

OPENING SATURDAY, MAY 3rd 5-7 pm For information contact: IONE, Gallery
Director MAY 10th 3-6 pm Coco Go and Alisa will join the Readings: WOMEN & IDENTITY at DLS


7. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Laguardia Community College, May 6th

Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, directs Cross-Cultural Dialogue Through the Arts - artistic collaborations bridging disparate communities: BENEFIT Performance: Tuesday May 6th, LaGuardia Community College, Little Theatre. 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens, New York Show begins at 8 PM for more information email: info@earsay.org Cross Cultural Dialogue Through the Arts performance consists of monologues, dialogues, and movement theatre pieces based on interdisciplinary workshops that take place with teenagers from over 40 different countries in collaboration with New York University students. Performers include immigrant high school students from Ecuador, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Ivory Coast, Bolivia, Peru, Poland, Dominican Republic, Burma, India, China, as well as NYU students from California, Seattle, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York City, and Iran. Cross Cultural Dialogue Through the Arts is a project in partnership with EarSay, Inc, Avoda: Objects of the Spirit, the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU, the Gallatin School at NYU, and the Queens International High School.


8. Kyong Park, FF Alumn, present his Detroit projects at CUNY Grad Center, TONITE!

Panel Discussion
Art and Globalization
with Sabine Bitter/Helmut Weber and Yu Yeon Kim

April 24, Thursday
6:00 pm. Free.
Martin E. Segal Theater (ground floor)
CUNY Graduate Center,
365 Fifth Ave at 34th St (212-817.1876).
New York City

Kyong Park is Founder and Director of the International Center for Urban Ecology in Detroit, a nomadic laboratory for future cities, investigating the political, economic and cultural conflicts that are fast reconstituting the realities and theories of post-industrial and neo-colonial urban structures. Producing videos, installations, research and fictions, he reveals and projects the potentials of self-generated urban formations, return of agriculture at urban centers, subcultures as revolutionary agents, post-nation state politics, illegal and non-monetary economies as future currencies, multi-national ghetto as a new utopia, nomadic cities, burning of buildings as the new political effigies, destruction of buildings as a new architectural practices, and other post-New World Order agendas.

The final scheduled event for the series on Art and Globalization, the panel will include the Viennese photographic collaborators Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber, their examination of the shifts in urbanism, architecture and the politics of housing in Eastern and Northern Europe and now in South America. Also present will be Yu Yeon Kim, an independent curator and critic based in New York City. She has curated internationally with the Johannesburg Biennalle and the Kwangju Biennalle. She was a curator for the show DMZ_2000 - projects for the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea - at the Korean Cultural Service in New York.

Welcome To The Tomorrows Nightmares Today!


9. Peter Cramer, Jack Waters, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns in Resistance, April 26th.

DANCETUBE premieres a new extravangaza at RESISTANCE: A Festival for Peace THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY 10th STreet and 1st Avenue an allday 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 CITY's 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.


10. Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, curates at Tenri Cultural Institute, opening party May 9th

Raul Zamudio will be co-curator in the exhibtion "Curators Choice: Four Curators, Eight Artists, Sixteen Pictures" from May 6-June 16, 2003 @ Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 W.13th St. NY, NY Opening reception: May 9, 6-8:30 PM.


11. Kate Brehm, FF Alumn, I'm Not Lost at CBs 313 Gallery, NY, May 1st, 10 PM

I'm not lost presents
Slutty Puppets and Friends
at CB's 313 Gallery
313 Bowery
Thursday May 1st, 10:00 p.m.
Cover $5

I'm Not Lost presents puppets doing nasty things. Every mother has a little black dress in the back of her closet and every puppeteer has a nasty, dirty puppet show waiting to rear it's ugly head.I'm Not Lost proudly presents Slutty Puppets and Friendsat CB's 313 Gallery on Thursday May 1st at 10:00 p.m.

The evening will include appearances by Jonny Clockwork's wildly popular SEX MACHINE, the sexiest puppet on the local burlesque scene; the "twisted, fast, and funny," JOSH AND TAMRA SHOW, NYC's most unpredictable adult improv comedy puppet duo; BONDAGE FAERIES, bound by puppeteer Kate Brehm whose work the NY Post calls "just plain bizarre!"; THE SID & NANCY PUNCH & JUDY SHOW by Drama of Works: "Short, but not at all sweet!" says Time Out NY; MISTER MUSTARD, THE MISSILE-DICK CHICKS, and more, more, more!


12. Russet Lederman, FF Alumn, at Pace Digital Gallery , opening April 25th, 6-8 pm

Hi All: I'm showing the cd-rom digital art work, "NYC Thought Pictures" in this show. Hope you can join me for the opening this coming Friday from 6-8pm. --Russet Lederman Digital Downtown Pace Digital Gallery
163 Williams Street (between Ann St. + Beekman St.), NYCApril 22 - May 25, 2003
Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat, 10am- 5pmOpening: Friday, April 25th from 6-8pm Artists: Alexander Heilner, Russet Lederman, Hidekazu Minami, Annette Weintraub, Richard
Wright, Jody Zellen 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.


13. Koosil-Ja, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, April 26th and April 29th, 10 pm

ergonomix 3
dj olive
@ élan
Tuesday April 29, 2003
10PM - 2AM
élan in NEST 68 Washington Street between York and Front Street
Cost: $5
Direction by train A or C High St., exit back of train, walk down Cadman Plaza West under Brooklyn Bridge or the F to York St., exit back of train, walk down York St or the 2 or 3 to Clark St., walk down Henry St. to Old Fulton, take a left, go under BQE

"ergonomix², curated by koosil-ja, features artists from new york city's rich electronic music scene. élan will host an evening of diverse artists in search of that perfect beat. No particular style or sub-genre dominates. It is an event to celebrate our friends/artists departing for a french tour that was organized by O.blaat with the people in Bordeaux. Come and shout "bon voyage."




be/it features the electronic sound artists Lloop, qpe, and Koosil-ja, with occasional guests from the community at large. A series of grooves appear and disappear. Ephemeral as life, instinctual as beating wood sticks, at ease, a pool of sound moves in a flat land called a laptop, and serves you entertainment. Monthly party, the fourth Saturday of every month...live PA, laptops on the bar. The kitchen is open til 2 AM serving eclectic skewers from around the world.

From Flavorpill: "DUMBO's blooming arts scene now includes a variety of nightlife venues. One of the newest is Low, a cozy, intimate basement bar for live performances. This week they're happily hosting the return of three of the city's laptop finest: Koosilja, Lloop, and qpe. Koosilja weaves haunting vocal melodies around crunchy breakbeats, Lloop always delivers the exceptional goods with a sumptuous combination of genre-defying beats and samples, and qpe makes hypnotic, instrumental hip hop with an ear for the delicate details. (MG)"

Sat Apr 26 9 PM - 2 AM



Low bar below Rice
81 Washington St.
between Front and York
DUMBO, Brooklyn
718-222-1LOW (718-222-1569)

F to York St.
A/C to High St.

Ariana Smart

KOOSIL-JA sings like an angel and thrashes beats like a demon.

LLOOP has been a stalwart of the live PA community in New York for several years, throwing down everything from hip hop to downtempo to breakbeats, combined with the most unusually exquisite sampling from every genre imaginable.

QPE (quiet personal electronics)brings together breakbeats and melodic alien landscapes in his powerbook based lab. QPE also works the hip hop front, finding subtle detailing in seemingly simple yet gorgeous tracks.


14. Claire Fergusson, FF Alumn, in Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour, April 26-28, 2003.

Claire Fergusson, FF Alumn, hosts a tour of her studio on April 26, 27 and 28 and the following two weekends, with a reception on May 3rd from 6-8 PM. She's at 111 Hudson Street. More information at www.toastartwalk.com or 212-479-7322.


15. Jimbo Blachly, Leon Golub, FF Alumns in Cabinet magazine, release party, May 3rd.

Please join Cabinet magazine for a party to celebrate its Spring 2003
issue on "PROPERTY"

Time: Saturday, May 3, 7:30-10:30 pm
Place: White Columns, 320 West 13th St., New York (entrance on Horatio Street)

The issue carries contributions by:
Sasha Archibald
Mats Bigert
Sandow Birk
Jimbo Blachly
Matthew Buckingham
The Center for Land Use Interpretation
Paul Collins
Mark Dery
Peter Dudek
The edit suisse group
Kristin Ehring
Romy Golan
Leon Golub (the artist)
Leon Golub (the astrophysicist)
Leon Golub (the psychoanalyst)
Jeffrey Kastner
Rachel Knecht
Frieda Knobloch
Mark Landsman
Brian McMullen
Joe Milutis
Eben Moglen
Sergio Muñoz-Sarmiento
Luke Murphy
Sina Najafi
Paul Noble
Matthew Northridge
Ed Osborn
Danica Phelps
John Pilson
Paul Ramirez-Jonas
Sophie Ristelhueber
Amanda Schachter
David Serlin
Marcia Tanner
Gregory Whitehead
Clara Williams
Gregory Williams
David Womack
Jay Worthington
Carey Young

Cabinet wishes to thank white Columns (http://www.whitecolumns.org) for hosting this event. Cabinet is published by Immaterial Incorporated, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Cabinet is in part supported by grants from the Flora Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, the Peter Norton Foundation, and the Frankel Foundation. See http://www.cabinetmagazine.org for further information.


16. Glen Belverio, FF Alumn, at Gavin Brown's Enerprise, April 28th, 11 pm

This Monday night at Passerby @ GAvin Brown's Enterprise 436 W.15th Street, Manhattan (between 9th and10th Avenues). I'm spinning from 11pm to 2am. See ya there! Thank you. Glen



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