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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
May 29, 2003

CONTENTS:
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1. Jill Scott, FF Alumn, book release party, June 9, Manhattan
2. Bob Sikoryak, Todd Alcott, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place (at The Marquee) June 2,
3. Marianne Weems, FF Alumn, at Location One, TONITE, 8 pm
4. Barbara Pollack, FF Alumn, at Trans, through June 7, 2003.
5. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at OK Harris Gallery, Summer, 2003
6. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, screens new film in NYC June 7, and also in LA
7. Cleveland Performance Art Festival features many FF Alumns THIS WEEKEND
8. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, New Works, Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, thru June 21
9. Geoff Hendricks, FF Alumn, catalog and exhibition on Fluxus, now touring.
11. Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, FF Visionary, at AMMI. TONITE
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1. Jill Scott, FF Alumn, book release party, June 9, Manhattan

Sharon Helgason Gallagher of D.A.P. and Martha Wilson of Franklin Furnace invite you to a cocktail party celebrating the release of a new book by Franklin Furnace Alumna Jill Scott

CODED CHARACTERS
Media Art by Jill Scott
Published by Hatje Cantz
Monday, June 9th
6-8 pm
at the home of Sharon Gallagher & Skuta Helgason
105 Christopher Street
(rear house, between Bleecker and Bedford Streets)
RSVP to Alex Galan, agalan@dapinc.com

Australian artist Jill Scott was taped to the wall of Franklin Furnace in 1979; subsequently her career has focussed upon the mediatized body.Following are statements by distinguished colleagues:

The book "CODED CHARACTERS" and the DVD with related film documents carry the reader through three chapters and continents: 'Analog Figures' (USA1975-82), 'Digital Beings' (Australia 1982-92) and 'Mediated Nomads' (Europe 1992-2002).

From surveillance-performance-events to video art onto new computer art and inter-active cinema: Leading theorists analyse the development of the Australian artist Jill Scott whose work has pointed to a new concept of the mediated body. - Marille Hahne, Editor

"CODED CHARACTERS" provides a challenging perspective on a singular vision and gives access to an art that infuses its technology with humanity. - Roy Ascott

Scott's models of interaction probe new ways of learning which could easily become of the classrooms of the twenty-first century. - Anne Marsh

Coded Characters: Media Art by Jill Scott
Published by Hatje Cantz
English / German | 240pp | 400 illus. | 200 in color | 20 x 25 cm |
hardcover |with DVD | ISBN 3-7757-1272-0 | $35.00
Distributed by D.A.P., www.artbook.com
Jill Scott
www.jillscott.org

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2. Bob Sikoryak, Todd Alcott, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place (at The Marquee) June 2, 2003

Final show of the season... and a special discount admission, too!
Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
Cartoon slide shows, film strips, and other projected pictures.
Hosted by R. Sikoryak

This month's cartoonists and performers:
JASON LITTLE, with a new 3-D slide show!
ARLEN SCHUMER, with a visual accompaniment to Wesley Willis' classic song, "I Whupped Batman's Ass"!
LAUREN R. WEINSTEIN & PATRICK HAMBRECHT, of the band Flaming Fire, with another multi media tale from Vineyland!
...and R. Sikoryak will do something, too.

Plus immediately after the cartoons, a showing of the live action short...
"GRASSHOPPER"
Straight from the Tribeca Film Festival
Written and directed by Todd Alcott
based on the story by Anton Chekhov

with Heather Riordan, Thomas Jay Ryan and James Urbaniak and a cast of dozens, including... R. Sikoryak, Sean Runnette, Gary Schwartz, Anne Shapiro, Chelsea Bacon, Sherri Graubert, Julie Anderson, Paul Boocock, Kriota Willberg, and more!
Monday June 2 at 8:30 PM
The Marquee, 356 Bowery between Great Jones and E. 4 St., NYC
(and come for a pre-show drink or post show delicious dinner at Marion's Continental next door!)

All this for ONLY $10 if you BRING a copy of this email to the show!
(Otherwise its $12)

Hope to see you there!

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3. Marianne Weems, FF Alumn, at Location One, TONITE, 8 pm

locution@location1: Bonnie Marranca in conversation with Marianne Weems, Artistic Director of the Builders Association and Norman Frisch, Dramaturg
Location: Location One 26 Greene Street between Grand & Canal
Date: Thursday, May 29th, 2003, 8PM
Admission: $5, Students $2, Members Free
212.334.3347

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4. Barbara Pollack, FF Alumn, at Trans, through June 7, 2003

Barbara Pollack, FF Alumn, has work in a two-person show at Trans, 511 W. 25th Street, Manhattan, through June 7th, 2003

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5. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at OK Harris Gallery, Summer, 2003

FF alum Stephanie Brody-Lederman will be part of an invitational exhibition, "Subject: Object" at OK Harris Gallery, 383 West Broadway, NYC. The exhibition focuses on the single object as both subject and unifying theme, and runs from May 31-July 18/ September 2-6, 2003.

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6. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, screens new film in NYC June 7, and also in LA

Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, and Harry Dodge's collaborative short film: "Winner" is playing in New York City and in Los Angeles in June!

"Winner" has been having odd and cheery success at film festivals from Slamdance to London, Minneapolis to Buffalo. More humor and pathos, the films stars LOIS, a reticent sweepstakes winner who doggedly avoids receiving her prize. A scultpor, a musician, a fan of Michael Jackson, LOIS manages to morph an ad spot into a mini-documentary about her art work.

[With] her own incredibly sensitive eye and astoundingly unique
vision...Dodge is a filmmaker of immense imagination and unlimited compassion." "DAZED AND CONFUSED

"Stanya Kahn is an amazing writer and performer. You just can't categorize her. she plays various outrageous characters as if she were channeling."
"NEW YORK TIMES

In New York: Saturday June 7th at 3:15 pm at the New Festival
"Winner" will screen before the documentary "American Mullet" (also hilarious
and special.)
Screening at NYU Cantor Film Center, 86 E. 8th Street (at University Place).
Tickets available online at www.newfestival.org, by phone at 917-721-5480, or
at the New Festival Box Office at Tower Records at 20 E. 4th Street (between
Broadway and Lafayette).

In Los Angeles: At the Los Angeles Film Festival
Sunday June 15th at 2:30 pm at the Director's Guild of America, theater #2,
7920 Sunset Blvd.
AND on Monday June 16th at 9:45 pm at same location, theater #1.
Tickets go on sale May 21 at www.lafilmfest.com or on the phone at
866-FilmFest .

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7. Cleveland Performance Art Festival features many FF Alumns THIS WEEKEND

Please check these website for FF Alumns performing in Cleveland this weekend:

http://www.performance-art.org/pages/Welcometotheavantgarde.cfm
http://www.performance-art.org

The exhibition Confessions of the Avant-Garde, the Performance Art Festival+Archives is presenting a performance art series and a symposium on archiving performance art. Welcome To The Avant-Garde is a juried showcase of contemporary live performance art from around the world, with performances taking place on Friday, May 30 through June 8, 2003 at 8PM at Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, Ohio, unless otherwise noted.

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8. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, New Works, Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, thru June 21

Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, at The Lowe Gallery, 2034 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA tel. 310-449-0183 through June 21, 2003.

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9. Geoff Hendricks, FF Alumn, catalog and exhibition on Fluxus, now touring.

The exhibition "Critical Mass: Happenings, Fluxus, Performance, Intermedia and Rutgers University 1958-1972" is currently on view at the mead Art Museum, Amherst College, MA through June 1, 2003. The accompanying catalogue is edited by Geoffrey Hendricks, FF Alumn. The exhibition will travel to Mason Gross Art Galleries, Rutgers University, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick NJ from October 1-Movember 5, 2003. The opening will take place on October 4th. The program at Mason Gross will include recreations of George Maciunas's "Flux Sports, October 4, 2003; Flux-Mass, Voorhees Chapel, Douglass College, November 1, 2003 and Dick Higgins's The Thousand Symphonies, conducted by Philip Corner (date to be announced.)

The book is now available in a paperback edition at $30.00. To order, call toll-free 1-800-446-9323. Or send check or money order for $30.00 plus $6 postage and handling to: Rutgers University Press, 100 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854.

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10. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, new moon event, May 31

New Blue* Strawberry Moon Drumming Circle With Donna Henes, Urban Shaman
Saturday May 31, 2003
Join Us As We Tend To Our Spiritual Gardens.
Let Us Nurture The Ripening Fruits Of Our Labors With Our Best Intentions And Lavish Attentions.
We Turn The Soil To Weed Out All Deadening Elements And Invite In The Fresh Air.
We Offer The Water Of Our Blood, Sweat, Kisses And Tears.
We Fertilize With Hope, Faith, Love And, Yes, Charity.
What We Seed Is What We Get.

* Since This Is The Second New Moon In The Month Of May,
It Is Referred To As A Blue Moon. (For Info About Blue Moons, Refer To Mama Donna's Book, Celestially Auspicious Occasions: Seasons, Cycles And Celebrations.)
7:30pm Please Arrive 15 Minutes Early.
$20
Advance Reservations Required.
For Info And Reservations Please Contact:
(718) 857-2247
Note: Reservations Close 24 Hours Prior To Each Event
Please Reserve For Circles As Early As Possible

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
www.DonnaHenes.net

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11. Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, FF Visionary, at AMMI. TONITE

Hey you all. This is another headz up on an event that I've been working on for a while. Sorry 'bout the mass e-mail, but that's how it goes... anyway, this week coming up I have a special screening of my remix of D.W. Griffith's infamous "Birth of a Nation" showing at the American Museum of the Moving Image. It ain't the Matrix, but it almost could be! The "Rebirth of a Nation" project is based on some of the paradoxes that seem to drive America in this day and age - propaganda, disinformation, racial paranoia, and the abuse of public office. The original film was used as a recruiting device for the Klan, and it was played at Klan rallies and whatnot... And if you think about it, the Bush election of 2000 could have been a scene straight from the movie. It's a pleasure to remix the film into something that turns against all of this stuff. Come on out and check the vibe on this - it's another conceptual art event brought to you by Subliminal Kid Productions, so to speak. Here's the scenario: This is THE REMIX!!! Think twice next time you hear the title "Grand Master" or "Grand Wizard" - a.k.a. Grand Master Flash or Grand Wizard Theodore - those are Klan titles too!!! Funny how history works, eh?

Oh yeah - I forgot to mention - I have my new remix project out, Dubtometry, with Mad Professor and the legendary Lee "Scratch" Perry manning the dub-listics on the dub-wise "Optometry" remix scenario. The science of vision "optometrix" becomes the sound of science with J-Live, Mad Professor, Alter Echo, Karsh Kale, I-Sound, and others remixing material from the "Optometry" project... And last but not least, there's a limited edition mix CD that I just did for one of my favorite magazines, Ad Busters, that's on newsstands now. I had a whole bunch of friends and allies in the culture wars (artists against the concept of totalitarian America!) give me tracks for the mix - people like Coldcut, Mad Professor, Michael Franti, Stephan Smith, Public Enemy, Annie Difranco etc etc check it out - www.adbusters.org and here's the info for the show: The museum show details:

Thursday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Rebirth of A Nation: A work-in-progress
Performance by DJ Spooky at
the American Museum of the Moving Image Queens, NYC

Tickets are $15 (or $10 for Museum members) and can be purchased in advance by calling the Museum at 718-784-4520. The Museum is located at 35 Avenue and 36 Street, in Astoria, Queens. Subway: R or V trains (R or G on weekends) to Steinway Street or N train to 36 Avenue. For further information, please visit http://www.movingimage.us

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