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June 12, 2003

1. Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, hobo art show and feature in The Northeast Georgian.
2. William Pope.L, FF Alumn, The Great White Way, NYC, June 16, 4:30 pm
3. Kyong Park, FF Alumn, Adamah project seeks participants to create a better Detroit.
4. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, New Buck Moon Drumming Circle, June 29, 7:30 pm
5. Jack Waters, Peter Cramer, FF Alumns, at Theater for the New City, thru June 15
6. Terry Dame, Circus Amok, FF Alumns, upcoming gigs, Summer 2003
7. Frank Shifreen, FF Alumn, art against war, exhibitions and websites.
8. André Stitt, FF Alumn, The Bedford Project, June 21, Bedford, UK
9. Brian Routh, FF Alumn, at Collective Unconscious, June 13-14.
10. Experimental TV Center Artists in Residency Program, deadline July 15.
11. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Galapagos, June 19, 7:30 pm
12. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, screens new feature in Russia and Israel.
13. Tracy Quan, FF Alumn, talks at Barnes and Noble, June 17, 6:30 pm
14. Ken Butler, FF Alumn, at Collective Unconscious, June 21, 6:30 pm.
15. Sue De Beer, FF Alumn, bookmarket, at Knitting Factory and KOAP Gallery, NY
16. HERE Arts Center & Dixon Place, NYC Celebration of Queer Culture,.June 16-July 6
17. Dixon Place at Bowery Poetry Club, June 16, 7:30 pm
18. Toni Dove, FF Alumn, at Eyebeam, June 19th, 7-9 pm, and in Finland.

1. Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, hobo art show and feature in The Northeast Georgian.

A feature on Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, can be accessed at:

and she writes about the current exhibition at the Loudermilk Boarding House Museum:

Riding the Rails By Joni Mabe, Director of LBH Museum

After my grandfather died in 1931, I moved into the boarding house to keep my grandmother company. Everyone said I was her favorite& Hobos came to the back kitchen door for handouts. Callie always had something to give them. They would eat outside on a table or carry the food back down to the tracks and wait for the next train. Times were hard.

My mother told me this story while we were restoring the boarding house. I later saw a documentary on trains and discovered that hobos communicated with graffiti drawn with coal (charcoal), or in the sand or made with rocks and sticks. One symbol of a cat with a zigzag shape running along the body denoted a kind-hearted lady. An X inside a circle meant good for a handout. I am convinced that one or both of these symbols existed near the Cornelia Depot letting hobos know about
Callie's free food.

This is what peeked my interest in Nik Lokey's series of Hobo Symbols. Nik is a self-taught artist who lives in his grandparent's hometown of Demorest. He discovered this way of communication between riders of the rails from an old book. Over the last three years, he has created close to 60 works made from wood scraps, paint and found objects, all in keeping with the hobo tradition. His paintings have been influenced by these symbols since 1995.

The origin of the word Hobo is unknown. Most of the men seeking work were framers and rode the rails with their hoes looking for work in the fields. Therefore the words Hoe and Boy became simply Hobo. But I believe the word originated before the Depression days and probably was in use before the Civil War. Webster's claims, ho! Beau! - formerly a greeting between vagrants. But why would they be speaking in French? I am sticking to the Hoe plus Boy theory.

It was dangerous to live the life of a hobo. If the railroad yardman closed the boxcar door and that car was pushed into the rail yard and not used for weeks, they could freeze to death, suffocate or die of starvation. Some hobos carried a railroad spike to wedge in the door to keep the yardman from locking it. The camps or jungles had strict rules, enforced by other hobos - just watch/read John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath.

In the period leading up to World War II, many hobos helped build CCC camps, and then served in the army. Afterwards many took advantage of the GI Bill and entered college or other professions. Following the war the numbers of hobos declined rapidly. What use to be up to 500 in the early 50s soon dropped to around 10 on a fully loaded freight train. It is a group that is almost extinct today, but there are a limited few still riding the rails.

Some hobos became famous. Robert Mitchum claimed to be a hobo before he starred in films, Merle Haggard sings of hobo jungles and the life of a free wanderer, Carl Sandburg and Jack London were itinerant laborers jumping the tracks in search of work, and BoxCar Willie, a well-known hobo, made his mark in country music.

Their almost extinct language can be seen at the Loudermilk Boarding House Museum, 271 Foreacre St., Cornelia, Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. The works are for sale. The artist will be available for questions at the opening reception on Saturday June 14, 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm. The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Habersham Chamber of Commerce. For more information call 706-778-2001


2. William Pope.L, FF Alumn, The Great White Way, NYC, June 16, 4:30 pm

William Pope.L, FF Alumn, will do the 4th segment of "The Great White Way, 22 miles, 1 street, 5 years" on June 16, 2003, Monday at 4:30 pm starting at Reade St. and


3. Kyong Park, FF Alumn, Adamah project seeks participants to create a better Detroit.

"À La Carte Le détroit: Adamah 2"

The International Center for Urban Ecology in collaboration with Ecole d'architecture de Paris Val de Seine, France, invite you to participate in a project to create a better future for Detroit. The project "À La Carte Le détroit: Adamah 2," is sponsored by University of Detroit Mercy, School of Architecture.

The purpose of this project is to generate plans and images that can capture the ideas and dreams of urban pioneers and activists like you who are living and working at different communities throughout the city.

Against big projects and corporate developments, À La Carte Le détroit believes that the future of Detroit begin with small ideas and small communities. Our concept is to create a new Detroit by incubating radical visions for the year 2010 at different nodes within the city. Like a virus, the project intends to germinate urban strategies that can self-generate an alternative to the gentrification of the city, and, respond to the needs and affordability of its citizens.

The communities and members invited are:
Community 1: Hastings Within Chrysler Freeway, I-94, John R and West Grand Boulevard, about 25 blocks. Tangent Gallery/Robin Buckson, Joseph A. Van Bael, Mitch Cope Underground Resistance/Mike Banks

Community 2: Chinatown
Within Cass Avenue, Charlotte, Second and Brainard, about 6 blocks. Scott Kurashige Back Alley Bikes/Detroit Summer

Community 3: Northwest Goldberg
Within 14th, Ferry Park, Rosa Parks, and McGraw, about 6 blocks Charles Simmons

Community 4: Heidelberg
Within Elmwood, Luden, Mt. Elliot and Heidelberg, about 7 blocks Tyree Guyton Jennine Whitfield

Community 5: Art Park and Catherine Ferguson Academy *
Detroit Summer/Shea Howell CFA/Paul Weertz

Community 6: FARM*
John Guchola Nkenge Zola

Community 7: Lincoln*
Bob Sestok Alley Culture

*to be confirmed

We ask communities listed above and members to organize two town meetings between the residents and students/faculties of with Ecole d'architecture de Paris Val de Seine who will work at University of Detroit Mercy, School of Architecture from June 10 to 30, 2003.

The first meetings, will be held in your communities on June 10-12, 2003. Each community and its members are encouraged to tell us what your ideas, wishes and dreams are. You may also describe your memories of what the community use to be.

The students/faculties would then develop preliminary ideas and proposals for the communities, then present them to you at the second meetings which will be held between June 26-29, 2003 at the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Architecture.

The date and time of the meetings can be arranged by contacting Kyong Park [646-263-5768 or icue.park@verizon.net]

"À La Carte Le détroit" will update "ADAMAH: A New Equity for Detroit," a project that began in 2000, which was founded by Kyong Park and Stephen Vogel, and, designed by a team of six students in a studio at University of Detroit Mercy, School of Architecture.

ADAMAH is also a 2010 urban vision for redeveloping the near east side of Detroit that utilizes the practice and metaphor of urban agriculture as being the most viable way of regenerating 2.5 square mile of urban area that now has become a countryside.

Widely acclaimed and much liked by different communities, ADAMAH is being collectively carried out by the committed people of Detroit, under the generosity of the Boggs Center, in a much broader concept than its original plan. [see the cover article called "The Greening of Detroit," in Metro Times, by Curt Guyette]


4. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, New Buck Moon Drumming Circle, June 29, 7:30 pm

New Buck Moon Drumming Circle With Donna Henes, Urban Shaman

Growing our antlers. Exploring our power.Extending our reach.$20

Mama Donna's Tea Garden and Healing Haven
Park Slope, Brooklyn

Advance reservations required. Reservations close 24 hours prior to event. For info and reservations call Mama Donna's: (718) 857-2247


5. Jack Waters, Peter Cramer, FF Alumns, at Theater for the New City, thru June 15

Another extravangaza from Jack Waters, Peter Cramer & The Members Of Dancetube!
Spettacolo Provolone;
A Surreality Based, Mix Media Theatrical Intervention
Sexual scandal, domination, xenophobia and terrorist controversy are the sensational fodder feeding this parody of western civilization's collision with global culture. And it's happening at:

Theater for the New City
June 5 -15
THURSDAY through SATURDAY at 8pm; SUNDAY at 3pm
155 1st Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets)
$10 General Admission/TDF accepted
www.spetacolo.org (one 't')

New musical guest each night; Filter Kingz, CEO, Mike Ill, Bill Buchen, Andy D'Angelo, and more.

A gregarious and vivacious hostess maneuvers the audience and her guests through topics of current affairs, focusing on the contamination and standardization of beef and dairy product and a popular scandal of abduction and terrorism charges brought about by a young bourgeois Italian girl against an internationally known, charismatic activist. Bovine-themed burlesque breaks up the action.

Set in an abstraction of a television studio for an Italian talk show, Spettacolo Provolone examines current issues of cultural homogenization, international politics and a shifting global economy in a theatrical interpretation of the spectacle of public media. Spettacolo uses techniques like burlesque, mix media, live audio/video feeds, audience participation, and more traditional entertainment formats like story, song and dance to assure that the traditional theatrical components and the familiar television format engage the spectator in preparation for the gradual dissolution and final gross deconstruction of these formats.

Current political and technological themes are linked to a subtext drawn from elements of classical mythology - particularly from the story of Io, the maiden transformed by Zeus into a cow. The historical roots of this legend have been connected to European/Middle Eastern conflicts since antiquity, seeing through gender constructs connections to western mores of ownership: property, clan and nationality. Simultaneously, the current globalization of European food supply is paralleled to the United State's - the uniformity of culture mirrored by the blandness of its food product.


6. Terry Dame, Circus Amok, FF Alumns, upcoming gigs, Summer 2003

Hi All,
Below is a bunch of upcoming gigs with the great international dance band Paprika and the schedule for the 2003 Circus Amok Tour "Home, Land, Security". Hope to see you at one of them. Peace, Terry Dame, FF Alumn

Saturday, June 7, 9:30 pm
Le Bar Bat
311 West 57th Street
between Eighth & Ninth Avenues
New York, NY
(212) 307-7228

Friday June 27th 11pm
126 Front Street
Dumbo, Brooklyn

Sunday June 29th 6pm
Makor (All day performance Festival)
35 West 67th Street

Circus Amok Summer 2003 Schedule
The thrills, spills, bumps and grinds of the 2003 Circus Amok New York Tour of Parks and Playgrounds are coming soon. The Circus will open on June 5th and runs through June 22nd, at a park near you! Get your lawnchairs and sunhats ready now, 'cause baby, here we come!

Thursday, June 5: Riverside Park
Riverside and West 80th Street, Manhattan 6 pm.

Friday, June 6: Fort Greene Park
DeKalb and South Portland Street (in the middle of the park), Brooklyn 6 pm.

Saturday, June 7: Prospect Park
9th Street and Propect Park West, Brooklyn 2 and 5 pm.

Sunday, June 8: McCarren Park
Bedford Ave and North 14th Street, Brooklyn 4 pm.

Thursday, June 12: Marcus Garvey Park
Madison Ave and 123rd Street, Manhattan 6 pm.

Friday, June 13: Mystery Show!
Check back for details! 6 pm.

Saturday, June 14: Coney Island
West 10th and Surf Ave (next to the Cyclone!), Brooklyn 2 and 5 pm.

Sunday, June 15: St Mary's Park
St Anne's and 146th Street, The Bronx 4 pm.

Thursday, June 19: Devoe Park
Exit 179 off the Deegan, West Fordham Road and Webb Ave, The Bronx 6 pm.

Friday, June 20: Herbert Von King Park
Marcy and Tompkins Aves, Brooklyn 6 pm.

Saturday, June 21: Socrates Sculpture Garden
Vernon Blvd and Broadway, Queens 6 pm.

Sunday, June 22: Tompkins Square Park
East 7th Street and Ave A, Manhattan 2 and 5 pm.


7. Frank Shifreen, FF Alumn, art against war, exhibitions and websites.

Art against war Exhibition at two Galleries and Three Websites June 9- 27 2003 Macy Gallery 525 W 120 St 440 Macy Hall Open Monday to Saturday 9-6 PM Opening Friday June 13th 5- 8:30 NY Arts Space 450 Broadway 4th Floor Open Friday- Sunday 12-5 Closing party June 27th 6-9 PMContact: Frank Shifreen fs2002@columbia.edu 646-234-6333, 917-349-1554

Even though the war with Iraq is over in the minds of many Americans , and a fait accompli ,The energy and concern that ignited a maelstrom of questions , reflection and protest are still active in the thoughts of many artists. The furor of that moment in time is featured in a two gallery- Three website exhibition that opens June 9th-27th The show features works on paper , digitally printed, painted, or drawn, in a large format 24X36" size. The show also has a strong multimedia component. High resolution digital movies of demonstrations and events will be projected in the Macy Gallery in a unique and provocative manner that combines fine art and journalism. Some of the work in the exhibition are by members of the Drinkink Collective, a group of artists and scholars at Teachers College. Drinkink is a research driven experimental art group that combines social concerns with the desire for direct artistic expression. " Art Against War" has been organized and curated by Frank Shifreen, an artist and doctoral student at Teachers College who has been curating exhibitions in New York for many years. An example of his work are the Monumental Shows of the 1980's presented at the Gowanus Memorial Artyard in Brooklyn which he founded . They were called by Kay Larson of New York Magazine in a review" The events of the season", far outstripping a comparable exhibition at P.S. 1 . Recently he co-organized a series of exhibitions that were memorials and benefits to the victims of 911 called "From the Ashes" and " Ground Zero" at Galleries and museums throughout the country. There are 45 artists from around the world who have participated in "Art Against War.` Of particular note are three websites as co-exhibiting galleries and interactive nodes for the show. whose origin are three widely scattered locations on the globe.They work synchronistically
to create the effect of a modern art gallery in four dimensional space, where a doorway to one leads out to the window of another.

Art Against War
Poster Exhibition
Frank Shifreen, the Drinkink Collective, and New York Arts Magazine are announciung an e-exhibition of poster art. Posters can any combination of image and/or text Final print size must be 24X36", 24x24 in any paper based media. The exhibitions will be at New York Arts Space 450 Broadway, 4th Floor in Soho NY and Macy Gallery at T.C.-Columbia, 525 W.120 St. Macy Hall, 4th Floor Concurrent exhibitions will commence June 9-27. fshifreen@mindspring.com or fs2002@columbia.edu as jpeg image file.
three websites Links
Drinkink is a collective of scholars and artists at Columbia University


8. André Stitt, FF Alumn, The Bedford Project, June 21, Bedford, UK

The Bedford Project...
André Stitt
21 June 2003, 3pm
Cecil Higgins Art Gallery Grounds, Castle Lane, Bedford.

The Bedford Project is an innovative new body of work by internationally acclaimed artist André Stitt. Over a period of four months, Stitt is conducting a series of nine performance akshun interventions. These will be recorded in a series of video and photographic works that will be shown in an exhibition at BCA Gallery in autumn 2003.

The artist's next engagement will be on Saturday 21 June 2003 in the grounds of Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Castle Lane, Bedford at 3.00pm. Entitled Orgone Accumulator, and taking place in the charming grounds of Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, June visitors will encounter a small garden shed with accommodation for one person. The shed will be devoid of natural light and lined with metal. Inside will be nothing but a small plinth on which to rest oneself. A brass plaque on the door will explain that the shed is in fact an artwork by André Stitt and a place for solitary reflection. As a conduit for 'orgone energy' and a place for personal empowerment, the Orgone Accumulator will be available for public use without charge. The artist also proposes to occupy the Accumulator at certain times and will interact with visitors in a variety of different ways. So what is 'orgone energy'? A Freudian analyst born in Austria in 1897, Wilhelm Reich devoted his life's work to science in an attempt to prove the energetic reality of the libido which Sigmund Freud had coined. Reich worked on his own version of biophysics for many years but by 1933 he had to leave Germany as Hitler's Nazi regime, and the threat to his own well-being, increased. Eventually, after a brief stay in Oslo, Reich moved to the United States in 1939.

Using a microscope Reich observed that under high magnification it could be observed that luminous blue/green globules are released by decaying food. He described these as some form of biological ether or "orgone energy". In an attempt to harness this energy Reich built apparatus big enough to sit in and it was claimed these gave noticeable healing results in the cure of mental disorders and cancer. These bizarre devices became known as 'Orgone accumulators'. Apparantly, using an orgone energy accumulator will expand your energy field, increasing the amount of energy in all your cells and tissues and improve your immune system; it will melt away stress and impart a feeling of well-being. That said, Orgone accumulating devices are for experimental use only. They are not medical devices. If you have a medical problem, please consult a physician. This unique facility and associated performance will be recorded for posterity and form the basis of the exhibition at BCA Gallery.

Stitt is identified with a strain of performance, more often seen in Europe, which relates to visual and live art but which is often placed within the realm of conventional theatre. His performances - identified by the artist as akshuns - focus on contentious socio-political issues: oppression, isolation, personal - societal dysfunction and the experiences of alienation. They are a vehicle with which the artist explores, examines and describes notions of freedom and redemption, and through which he discusses aspects of other international religions/spiritual cultures.

This project represents Stitt's first major one-person intervention in the eastern region and has received firm financial backing from East England Arts. Julian Campbell, Head of Operations (EEA) wrote, "…we view this initiative as an exceptional, regionally significant project to bring high calibre Live Art work to Bedford."

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1958 and living in London since 1980, André Stitt is considered one of the UK's foremost art performance creators. He has worked as a Live Artist since 1976, producing hundreds of unique performances at major galleries, festivals, alternative venues and public spaces throughout the world.
Stitt's uncompromising style has been variously described as:-

"...enigmatic and corruptive... unmissable..."
Time Out (London),

"Stitt demonstrates the potential of live art. He pulls away the mask of pretension and false artistic glory to explore a world of fear, confession, wonder and rare beauty. His work is raw, limitless, powerful and most of all alive."
High Performance, USA


9. Brian Routh, FF Alumn, at Collective Unconscious, June 13-14.

Collective: Unconscious has two incredible shows this week that are a must see. Both are Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14. Please invite your subscribers and post to your lists. Help us spread the word.

Psychic Attack
created and performed by legendary Performance Artists Brian Routh and Aine Phillips
Only this Friday and Saturday, June 13 & 14
7:30PM, $15
Reservations: 212.254.5277

Psychic Attack features, Brian Routh, aka Harry Kipper, and Aine Phillips enacting scenes from Biblical stories against a backdrop of their own delusions of Godhood, utopian visions, fantasies of sexual fulfillment and dreams of immortality. Psychic Attack includes strong language, bizarre visual imagery and a heartwarming selection of uplifting religous songs.

For more info on the Kipper Kids check out http://digitalkipper.msspro.com
All Shows take place at:
Collective: Unconscious
145 Ludlow St.
Located between Stanton St. & Rivington St., 1 1/2 blocks south of Houston St. Subway: Take the F or V line to the Lower East Side / 2nd Ave. stop


10. Experimental TV Center Artists in Residency Program, deadline July 15.

The Experimental Television Center announces the next deadline for the Artists in Residency Program, July 15th, for residencies between September 3rd, 2003 and January 31, 2004.

The Residency supports contemporary electronic media art projects. Through individualized instruction, we provide artists an opportunity to study the processes and techniques of analog and digital imaging and to then use the system independently in the creation of new works. The Center provides a retreat-like environment where artists working in all genres are encouraged to explore concepts of digital and analog imaging and to experiment and expand the formal boundaries of moving-image media. Participating artists have complete aesthetic and technical control over all aspects of the making process.

The image processing system is a hybrid tool set, permitting the artist to create interactive relationships between older historically important analog instruments and new digital technologies. The system offers a unique experience because it is an integration of historically significant artists -designed analog modules such as colorizers and image processors, as well as commercially available tools, and integrates both analog and computer-based components.

In 2003 with a grant from mediaThe foundation, we are able to significantly advance the digital components of the imaging system, incorporating a second Power Mac G4, along with DVD Studio Pro, Flash and other software; a customized Doepfer A-100 system with sonic and control modules; and innovative new interactive software, including Max
and Jitter from Cycling 74.The postmark deadline (emailed requests are acceptable) is July 15th

To apply please send the following:
1. A brief project description
2. A current resume
3. A prioritized set of dates between September 3, 2003 and January 31, 2004.
4. A sample of completed work with SASE if you wish it returned.

For more information please visit www.experimentaltvcenter.org or
contact us etc@experimentaltvcenter.org or 607 687-4341.

The Center's programs have been supported by the Electronic Media and Film Program at the New York State Council on the Arts, the Media Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts, mediaThe foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Media Action Grant Program of Media Alliance, by corporate support from Dave Jones Design and Black Hammer Productions and by the contributions of many individual artists.

Sherry Miller Hocking
Experimental Television Center
109 Lower Fairfield Rd.
Newark Valley NY 13811
Phone/fax 607 687-4341


11. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Galapagos, June 19, 7:30 pm

Nora York And Charlie Giordano On Double Bill WithThe Main Squeeze Orchestra

At Galapagos
70 North 6th Street
Between Kent And Wythe
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Ny 11211
718 782-5188
(Directions Bottom Of Email)

Thursday, JUNE 19th
7:30pm $6
Nora York in duo with Charlie Giordano on Accordion

SHOW: Perchance to Dream... A duet.

"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dreamed before. Edgar Allen Poe. The Raven

A fabulous Double Bill with The MAIN SQUEEZE ORCHESTRA Walter Kuehr masterminds THE MAIN SQUEEZE ORCHESTRA - a stagefull of 17 female accordionists.

70 North 6th Street
between Kent and Wythe
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
718 782-5188

From Manhattan by Subway - Take the L to Bedford Ave. (1st stop in Brooklyn), exit on N. 7th and walk down one block to N. 6th, take a right and walk 2 1/2 blocks over. GALAPAGOS is between Wythe and Kent on the left side.

From Manhattan by Car- Take the outer right hand lane across the Williamsburg Bridge, get off at the first exit and curve around to the right until you are on Broadway. At the 2nd stoplight take a right. Continue up to N. 6th, take a left and drive 2 1/2 blocks. We're between Wythe and Kent on the left.

From the BQE (West)- Take the Metropolitan Ave. exit (this will put you onto Meeker Ave.) At the 2nd stoplight take a sharp right onto N. 6th. We're between Wythe and Kent on the left.

From the BQE (East)- Take the Metropolitan Ave. exit. At the 1st stoplight turn left, continue on Metropolitan for 5 blocks. Turn right onto Bedford Ave. then left onto N. 6th. We're between Wythe and Kent on the left.


12. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, screens new feature in Russia and Israel.

Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn invited to Message for Man International Film Festival, Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 15-24 to screen new feature documentary RESISTING PARADISE. July 10-19 Hammer will present the film at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel.


13. Tracy Quan, FF Alumn, talks at Barnes and Noble, June 17, 6:30 pm

Barnes & Noble 18th Street presents...
Tracy Quan: "Hooking Into a Writing Career"
Tracy Quan talks about her transition from prostitute to novelist. Followed by questions and discussion, plus a short reading from her new paperback, "Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl" (Three Rivers Press)

"Diary" has been translated into six languages, including Serbian and Hebrew. Quan's debut novel has also been acquired by Revolution Studios for a major motion picture.

Date: Tuesday, 17 June, 2003
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Barnes & Noble 18th Street, 105 Fifth Avenue (SE corner 18th Street), New York , NY, USA 10003
Bookstore: 001 (212) 807-0099

Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl, now in trade paperback from Three Rivers Press
"A book that makes perfect beach reading." Booklist (USA)
"Bridget Jones with attitude." The Guardian (London)"X-rated soap opera." Publishers Weekly



14. Ken Butler, FF Alumn, at Collective Unconscious, June 21, 6:30 pm.

Collective:Unconscious and Ken Butler
(noun: experimentation with odd musical objetcs, materials, and motives)
A mini-festival of homemade musical instruments with:
Ken Butler
Neil Feather
Bradford Reed

Saturday, June 21st 6:30pm

Collective: Unconscious
145 Ludlow St.
212-254-5277 for reservations
Press Inquiries: Gilad Rosner
347-385-5691 or roz@speakeasy.net

New York, NY & East Coast-based artist/musicians Ken Butler, Cooper-Moore, Neil Feather, and Bradford Reed will appear at Collective:Unconscious in Bricolaudio, a mini-festival of homemade musical instruments, on Saturday, June 21st at 6:30pm. The theatre is located at 145 Ludlow Street (between Stanton & Rivington Sts.) and general admission is $12. The general public may make reservations by calling 212.254.5277.

Four of the most accomplished and innovative musical instrument builders in the country will embark on solo and group improvisations for this exclusive, one-night engagement. Focusing on experimentation with odd musical objects, materials, and motives (instead of samples and software), these artists will present a personal vision that is both musically and audio-visually inventive and original.

KEN BUTLER is an artist and musician whose Hybrid musical instruments, performances, collage drawings, and installations explore the interaction and transformation of common and uncommon objects, altered images, sounds and silence. His works have been featured in numerous exhibitions and performances throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe including The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and Exit Art, Thread Waxing Space, The Kitchen, The Brooklyn Museum, Lincoln Center and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City as well as in South America, Thailand, and Japan. His works have been reviewed in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Artforum, Smithsonian, and Sculpture Magazine and have been featured on PBS, CNN, MTV, and NBC, including a live appearance on The Tonight Show. Awards include fellowships from the Oregon Arts Commisssion, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Since 1978, he has made over 400 Hybrid instruments. His CD, Voices of Anxious Objects is on John Zorn's Tzadik label.
WEBSITE http://www.mindspring.com/~kbhybrid

COOPER-MOORE is a composer-improviser, instrumentalist, designer and builder of musical instruments, and music educator, living and working in New York City. He began studying piano at age eight and four years later was listening to the musics of Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman and working on improvisation. Although primarily focused on the piano, he has also built an extensive instrument collection using such material as paper, bamboo, metal, wood, and acrylic, including the ashimba (a type of xylophone), bass diddly-bow, horizontal hoe-handle harp, three stringed fretless banjo, and electric mouth bow. His instruments have been exhibited at Thread Waxing Space Gallery, NYC, and The Goddard Riverside Community Center, NYC. He has performed with Vincent Chancey, Dr. Bill Cole, Joseph Daley, Tiye Giraud, Joseph Jarman, Masahiko Kono, Diedre Murray, William Parker, Perry Robinson, Susie Ibarra, Warren Smith and Butch Morris, and has collaborated with numerous dance companies as composer and performer. WEBLINK http://www.jumparts.org/tripbios.html

NEIL FEATHER, Sound Mechanic, has been creating radical and unusual musical instruments for thirty years, and is increasingly known outside of Baltimore as one of the most original musical thinkers of his day. His instruments each embody uniquely clever acoustic and engineering principles, and are visually arresting. The music he plays on the instruments is equally original, embodying new principles and resulting in a nearly alien idiom of music. A founding member of THUS and THE OFFICIAL PROJECT, as well as the leader of AEROTRAIN, he has a long history of collaborative projects and solo concerts. WEBSITE: http://www.neilfeather.org/

BRADFORD REED never fails to entertain and inspire. This New York based composer, performer and producer fights and tames the idiosyncrasies of the pencilina, an original instrument of his own design and construction. Many have enjoyed Reed's frequent street performances and club dates. Bradford plays the pencilina, drums and keyboards with King Missile III and produced Failure and The Psychopathology of Everyday Life their latest albums on Shimmy Disc/Knitting Factory Records. He also played the electric zither in the Blue Man Group's, appeared with his pencilina on TV, and has toured throughout the USA, Asia and Europe. Bradford recently finished his fourth solo album, Royal Lunch a new King Missile II record, produced CDs for Spookorama and Kratatoa and has been been busy composing for Augenblick (animation) Studios. He was awarded a fellowship to the Sundance Institute's 2002 Film Composers Lab, finished a residency at the Ucross foundation in Wyoming and is currently working with Mark Isham on music for a studio feature as well as a new solo record. WEBSITE: http://home.earthlink.net/~braf/Bradford.html

Collective: Unconscious is one of the last remaining alternative art spaces in the Lower East Side. Collective: Unconscious is an inclusive, creative community run by a volunteer group of artist/administrators. Its mission is to serve as an incubator for the New York City/LES artistic community by providing an affordable venue for rehearsals and performances, promoting these artistsí work, and serving as a technical and administrative resource center.


15. Sue De Beer, FF Alumn, bookmarket, at Knitting Factory and KOAP Gallery, NY

expace[ex-space] projects #002/2003
bookmarket + [talk] event on Thursday, 6/12 @Knitting Factory

"buy books, have drinks and talk about art..."

6/12_Thursday_5-8pm @Knitting Factory_Front Bar Space (74 Leonard Street, btwn Bway & Church) bookmarket _ a shop installation of emerging artists book. talk _ an open discussion salon. (everyone are invited to join the discussion relating to the art topic) guest speaker _ Sue de Beer (Artist) + Kieth Mayerson (Artist) + Letha Wilson (Artists File Coordinator, Artists Space)

6/13_19 Group Exhibition from the bookmarket @K.O.A.P. Gallery (500 E11th Street, btwn Ave. A & B) works from the bookmarket will be on display at the gallery space for a week. We are planning to have some small events during this period. (Jazz Band, Screening,,,) During the daytime, we will make a gallery space like a café serving coffee and music for people to read books.



16. HERE Arts Center & Dixon Place, NYC Celebration of Queer Culture,.June 16-July 6


A new annual GLBT cultural festival, which merges the HOT! and Queer@HERE festivals, created by Dixon Place and HERE Arts Center. Joining forces and pooling resources provides fertile ground for GLBT art and artists to develop provocative new works of live art. The festival includes full length and shorter works in puppetry, burlesque, drag, circus, performance, music, dance, spoken word and video. Visit www.FUSEFEST.org for your chance to win a FESTIVAL PASS!
Featuring work from:
Jen Abrams Mike Albo Jennifer Allen Charles O. Anderson Janis Astor del Valle Julie Atlas Muz
Arthur Aviles Jeffrey Gordon Baker Kody Blue Michael Burke Allison Castillo Aileen Cho Terry
Dame DJ Econ Dred Sharon Estacio Allison Farrow Carlos Fittante Michael Freeman Anne
Gadwa Rachelle Garniez Daniel Gwirtzman Lisa Haas Skot Hess Murray Hill Andrew Horowitz
Karen Jaiime Randy James Dance Co. Jennifer Kagan Steven Kent Jusick Glenn Kessler Kt
Kilborn Melineh Kurdian Laboratory Theater Daniel Lang/ Levitsky Paul Langland Sujin Lee
Thomas Leger Johanna Linsley Taylor Mac Riley MacLeod Barbara Mahler Shelly Mars Tamieca
McCloud Idris Mignott MonstaH Black Peter Morris Caroline Murphy Mollie O'Brien Brandon
Olson Pedro Osorio Jesse Phillips-Fein David Pratt Brian Quirk Reuben Francisco Rider Da
Silva The Sassmaster Brian Savelson Peter Sciscioli Pandora Scooter Jessi Scopp James Scruggs
Gabriel Shanks Sara Smith Ben Spatz Bill Spring Chris Tanner Rachel Thorne Germond Greg
Walloch Elizabeth Whitney Gina Young

Also, Please Join Us For The
Fuse Kick-Off Party
Thursday June 19th @ 11:30pm
At Here Arts Center
145 6th Avenue (Between Spring And Broome)
$5 At The Door
See Goldenboy And The Younger @ 10:30pm
Or Crememachine @ 11:00pm
And The Party Is Free!
Multiple Projections Of Vintage Porn
By Stephen Kent Jusick
Dj Econ Spinning All Night
By Dancetube


17. Dixon Place at Bowery Poetry Club, June 16, 7:30 pm

please, you are invited to attend a reading of poems, plays and fragments
by savitri durkee
presented by Dixon Place's Experiments and Disorders
at theBowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (between Houston and Bleecker)
Monday evening June 16th at 7:30 pm
information at www.dixonplace.org

Experiments and Disorders: New Poetic Forms
With this series, curators Sarah Gambito and Charlotte Meehan present a wide cultural and stylistic range of emerging and established writers who break the boundaries between fiction, poetry, and plays. By bringing audiences a cross-section of risk-taking writers distinguished by their highly individual use of language, the series curators aim to involve a diverse audience in the flux of new poetic forms. Such writers as Ruth Danon, Catherine Imbriglio, Craig Watson, Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop, Jude Laure Denis and David Hopkins have read their new works in this series.


18. Toni Dove, FF Alumn, at Eyebeam, June 19th, 7-9 pm, and in Finland.

Bustlelamp Productions Inc and Cycling 74 announce the release of Toni Dove's SALLY or The Bubble Burst, an interactive cinema experience for DVD Rom, Mouse and Microphone, Thursday, June 19th, 2003, 7-9 pm hosted by Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St. NY C (between 10-11 avenues) 212-252-5193. 8 pm Large Screen cinematic demonstration (the demo, which uses motion sensing technology, will be available to play during the evening). At AMMI, 35th Avenue and 36th Street, Astoria thru August 2003 and Future Cinema at Kiasma Museum, Helsinki, Finland, Summer 2003.



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