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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
June 26, 2003

1. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, performs in Three Oaks, Michigan, July 19th
2. Tracy Quan, FF Alumn, book party at Brentano's, Philadelphia, June 27.
3. Galinsky, David Leslie, FF Alumns, at Cornelia St. Café, July 1, 0 pm
4. Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw, FF Alumns, new work in Brazil, and invitation to join International Laundry Day
5. Ligorano/Reese, FF Alumns, at eyewash@Schroeder Romero, June 27-28
6. Le Petit Versailles Garden, Manhattan, June and July events, 2003
7. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Barbes, in Brooklyn, TONITE, 8 pm.
8. Joshua Fried, Deb Margolin, Jennifer Miller, FF Alumns, at Makor,June 29, all day.
9. Lenora Champagne, FF Alumn, at the Ohio Theatre, July 9-12
10. Tina La Porta, Total Screen at White Box, thru June 28th.
11. Zhang Ga, FF Alumn, at Eyebeam, TONITE, 7:30 pm
12. Susana Cook, FF Alum, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and open call for participants
13. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, reviews Rudy Burckhardt exhibitions
14. Kyong Park, FF Alumn, (un)limited city: DETROIT, June 27, Detroit, MI
15. Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, Elvis and Ribs: Big E Festival, August 2, Cornelia, GA
16. Tadej Pogacar, FF Alumn, public event in Mexico City, June 28, 2003
17. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at Fuse Gallery, NYC, opening June 28
18. Japan Society, Butoh Dance Festival, July 15, 7:30 pm
19. Many FF Alumns in Felix/Risk/Riesgo, release party in NYC, June 30, 7-9 pm
20. Coco Go, FF Alumn, honors Ray Johnson, East Hampton, July 13, 8 pm
21. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, workshop at The Flea Theater, August 4-11, 2003
22. Steed Taylor, FF Alumn, NYFA painting fellows show, through August 1, 2003

1. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, performs in Three Oaks, Michigan, July 19th

Lynn Book, FF alumn, performs notes on desire songs, meditations, a rant and a dialogue with Kevin Norton on drums, percussion & vibraphone

Michiana Festival of the Arts, Three Oaks Michigan, Saturday, July 19th 7 pm
(CS time)
312-344-7003 www.colum.edu/michiana,
HOTHOUSE, Chicago, Sunday, July 20th, 8 pm
312-362-9707 www.hothouse.net, 31 Balbo

This "outrageous vocal explorer" has been named Critic's Choice by both New York Times and Village Voice

Former Chicagoan Lynn Book is internationally known for her interdisciplinary performances - spicy hybrids that make a hot mix of voice, text, electronics, movement and visuals. She sings, scats, rants, and wails the impossible into existence and her current work, notes on desire, is a real time hyped-up-text-song performed by the multi media body that digs into drive and will and terror and eros and comes up laughing. Book's sounds dip into the audience with the spoon of delight and danger - what she has to say is tasty but can also be tough to swallow. Pieces like "Song of O" and "Unfinish (or the going on of desire)" bring love and longing into the chafe with power and control, "Blink" is the rant of the day, articulating the desperate spectacle of the imperialist moment, while "Sri Durga" performs ecstasy in all of its wild radiance. Lynn is joined for this concert by the inimitable composer/percussionist, Kevin Norton altogether subverting notions of what a vocal concert can be. These performances mark the first time Book has returned to performing in Chicago since performing at the Museum of Contemporary Art in 1997 as part of the monumental inaugural exhibition, 50 Years of Chicago Art.

At the MAVerick Summer Festival, Lynn Book will perform a solo 'voiced body'
composition using extended vocal technique and movement.

Book will also conduct a 'voiced body' lab at the Experimental Sound Studio, July 14 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Limited to 12 participants. contact 773-784-0449.

Lynn Book / Voicelab
~where voice gets reinvented~
535 E. 14th St. #4F
New York NY 10009 USA


2. Tracy Quan, FF Alumn, book party at Brentano's, Philadelphia, June 27.

Tracy Quan discusses and signs her new novel, "Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl" at Brentano's, Philadelphia.
Meet the author!
Date: Friday, June 27, 2003
Time: 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Where: Brentano's, Liberty Place, 16th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 1 (215) 557-8443
For more info, email quan@panix.com
or visit the author's Blog: http://www.tracyquan.net/blogger.html


3. Galinsky, David Leslie, FF Alumns, at Cornelia St. Café, July 1, 0 pm

David Leslie and Galinsky, FF alumns, are participating in The Manhattan Monologue Slam July 1, 9pm at Cornelia Street Cafe.
The Manhattan Monologue Slam
July 1st 9pm
The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street NY NY (212) 989-9319
between Bleecker and West 4th off of 6th Ave
admission: $5.00 and one drink minimum

It's a first in New York City: The Manhattan Monologue Slam. This one of a kind theatre slam is a two set show that features (in set one) ten exciting NYC actors, performing one short monologue, in front of a jazzed crowd at the Cornelia Street Cafe. What's at stake? Dinner for two at the venue, a one on one consultation with a NYC casting agent and of course the right to be called: "The Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion" (and the challenge of defending the "MMS Trophy" the following month.) Set two is an exciting "30 Second Slam" where actors take a shot at auditioning for the next month's show.

Our special judge this month is talent agent David Leslie. David is president of David Leslie Casting and is the artistic director of HOWL! Festival of East Village Arts. HOWL! premieres this summer Aug 20 through 26th. David is often employed as a lecturer on contemporary performance art and theatre and he wears many hats in NYC. He is reknown producer, director, curator, boxer, and a daredevil artist. Hats have been worn in various collaborations and productions in association with The New Museum, Riddick Bowe, The Kitchen, Cindy Crawford, Performance Space 122, Bruce Willis, Arts at St Ann's, Liv Tyler, The Impact Addict, Gerry Cooney, Glass Eye Pix and most recently Box Opera I, II & III.

July 1st show features: current champion Natasha Price, as well as, Andrew Cassese, Lizzie Yasser, Heather Sabella, Frank Bonsangue, Trini, Sean Seibert, Luigi Scorcia, Philip Galinsky and Galinsky.

Each show is followed by: The Manhattan Monologue Slam Networking Jam & "Thirty Seconds Slam" (audience member/actors sign up and perform/audition for slots in next months Slam)

The Cornelia Street Café
'a culinary as well as cultural landmark' (Mayoral Proclamation 1997)
29 Cornelia Street NY NY (212) 989-9319
take the A,C,E or F to West 4th Street Station, the Cafe is between Bleecker and West 4th off of 6th Ave
admission: $5.00 and one drink minimum

Cornelia Street Cafés kitchen serves supper & appetizers 'til midnight as well as coffee & tea, reservations suggested.

Past Performers include: Shelly Mars, Zero Boy, Master Lee, Walter Hoffman, Fire Lauren, James E. Watson, Mo Kelly, Jennifer Oda, Sara Hatfield, Andrew Cassese, Zane Stackhouse, Kim Howard, Tiffany Cooper and Jay Potter.


" I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war" -- Abraham Lincoln (Nov. 21, 1864 letter to Col. William F. Elkins)


4. Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw, FF Alumns, new work in Brazil, and invitation to join International Laundry Day

Staging Human Rights and People's Palace Project presents
a. an Exhibition of messages sent by women prisoners in UK and Brazil
b.an Installation of The Long Table, a dinner party discussion between prisoners, artists and activists
c.Performances by prisoners and women who work with prisoners
d. an Arts Activism project that aims to bring an awareness of human rights into daily life

Created and Curated by Performance Artists: Lois Weaver. Peggy Shaw in collaboration with women in HMP Highpoint, HMP & YOI Bullwood Hall Prisons (UK) and Nelson Hungria and Talavera Bruce Prisons (Brazil).

Project Coordinator: Caoimhe McAvinchey
Project Assistant: Rebecca Collins
Video Editor and Media Consultant: Gijs Andriessen
Art Installation Consultant: Jan Platun
Production Manager: Carlos Calchi
Production Assistant: Paula D'Arienzo

Over the past twenty- five years Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw have developed strategies for making radical performances in their work with Split Britches as well as in communities of women wanting to use performance as a means of transformation. For the last two years Lois and Peggy have been working with STAGING HUMAN RIGHTS, a performance and human rights project working in criminal justice systems in Brazil and the UK.

IN THE HOUSE - is the culmination of this work with women in HMP Highpoint (UK), HMP & YOI Bullwood Hall (UK) and Nelson Hungria (Brazil) and Talavera Bruce (Brazil).

Prison is a house where a lot of women live. They eat, sleep, dream and carry out daily activities. They are often invisible and their stories unheard. The project attempts to photograph the invisible, record the inaudible, and elevate the everyday.

The IN THE HOUSE Exhibition is

-an exhibition of the faces that mirror the statistics
-a multimedia installation of performances created from stories on the inside and fantasies of the outside
-a collection of messages of hope and injustice written on laundry and hanging on the line

Many people work in prisons
-prisoners, guards, administrators, academics activists, artists -
They seldom come together in one place for a meal and a conversation.

THE LONG TABLE is a performance installation of an informal dinner party dialogue. It is a table set for twelve invited quests who will talk about women and prison, about the arts and human rights. But there is always room for more. It is an interactive dining room with space for standing and listening or sitting and talking.

THE LONG TABLE is not an academic conference or public debate. It is practical, as practical as food and THE LONG TABLE can grow longer and longer with time and ideas

c.PERFORMANCES 4 and 8pm
4:00 pm Forum Theatre performance by teenage girls from Educandário Santos Dumont. It is the result of a workshop by a Theatre of the Oppressed group that began in March 2003 and is led by the jokers Helen Sarapeck, Geo Britto e Cláudia Simone.

The performance shows the story of a teenager that becomes involved in a robbery. Caught by the police, she is abused and sent to the Educandário Santos Dumont where she learns to deal with the day-to-day life of having her liberty taken away.

8:00 pm Split Britches in
it's a small house and we lived in it always
-a collaboration between Split Britches and The Clod Ensemble, performed by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver directed by Suzy Willson with music by Paul Clark

Two women lay claim to the same territory. These people have known each other for a long time. They occupy a room the size of a small stage. A room that has been divided and subdivided by time and bad habits. They sit, watch, and wait for the weather to change. Their only hope is an audience

In country gardens, on roofs of houses, against walls of favelas, across small London streets or in prison yards, women express themselves with the colors, shapes and movement of laundry hanging on a clothes line.

We have embraced this form of communication and declared Today, 23 June 2003 and every 3rd Monday of every month as


A day to use the art of hanging out the wash to send messages about women, about women in prison, about human rights.

Here is how to do it:

1 Take
-an article of clothing
-a bed sheet
-a table cloth
-a piece of paper

2. Imprint it with
-Messages of need
-Statistics of abuse
-Documentation of success
-Stories of hope
-Fantasies of the future

3 Peg the laundry on a line

4 Hang in a public place

5. Take photos and send them to
-The women's page of your local newspaper

-Government officials

-The Guerilla Performance Locator at www.placelessness.com

-Peoples Palace Projects at www.peoplespalace.org

People's Palace Projects puts theatre research into action. Based in Rio de Janeiro and Queen Mary, University of London its aims are to:

Devise and implement theatre based development work in partnership with non- government and government agencies, with a particular focus on human

Paul Heritage is the founder and director of People's Palace Projects.


5. Ligorano/Reese, FF Alumns, at eyewash@Schroeder Romero, June 27-28

Curated by Larry Walczak
Joe Amrhein Leslie Brack Richard Humann David Kramer Ligorano/Reese
Robin Michals David Opdyke Sante Scardillo Bill Schuck David Shapiro
June 27 ­ July 28, 2003
Opening Reception: Friday, June 27, 6 ­ 9pm

In the summer of 2003 we are seeing Hollywood blockbusters such as X2 and The Hulk propelling sales of comic books to all age groups and gender. Comic books (and its more sophisticated offspring the Graphic Novel) are considered by many to be the most original American art form and are selling in record numbers. The union of visuals and text can be traced back centuries but became more widely used in contemporary art with certain forms of conceptualism and even more so with the autobiographical, confessional and story-telling nature of much of post-conceptual art. In those 1970's the huge proliferation of artists books and a genre that became known as "story art" the word/picture combination became a mainstay of the contemporary art vocabulary.

Years later visual artists continue their investigation into the use of language and sequence in visual art. Much of this group exhibition references aspects of popular culture and even contemporary literature. In David Shapiro's installation of picture/word drawings he links collage and drawing to lines of text from Joan Didion's White Album to Norman Mailer's Armies of the Night. David Kramer¹s installation uses drawings and typed and hand-written personal observations to further his search for validation and understanding in a confounding modern world. Sante Scardillo continues his social and political commentary on society through manipulated full-page ads usually culled from glossy fashion magazines. David Opdyke¹s "word machines" steer viewers into areas of poetic self-contradiction and absurdity. Richard Humann creates a clear-cast book of floating letters of the alphabet. Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese's installation Bible Belt sits on a speaker¹s podium with an LCD monitor bound inside it. Ligorano/Reese have created a special television spot of a televangelist selling the belt. Scrambled pornography intercut between the televangelists' spots converts the piece into a contemporary chastity belt. Joe Amrhein edits art criticism and creates signage work with the tangents layering them and combining them to emphasize the absurdity of art criticism. Bill Schuck grows his text directly out of gallery walls. Schuck has created a poetic fragment into the walls of Schroeder Romero into which he plants domestic grass seed. From within the wall the seed germinates and emerges, the botanical text remaining alive and verdant throughout the four weeks of the exhibition. Two oil paintings feature the abrupt poetry of Leslie Brack layered atop painted reproductions of Cy Twombly's "Letter of Resignation" series. Robin Michals presents a sequence of digital photographs of the decay of an apple and orange over the course of six weeks. The fruit are within a grid of 792 found images of weapons, either blurred or reduced in scale to the barely perceptible.

Artist, Educator and Curator Larry Walczak started eyewash in March of 1987 on the 3rd floor of a turn-of-the-century residential building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Since January 2002, it has become a "migratory gallery", either collaborating with other galleries, or producing shows in borrowed or otherwise temporarily acquired spaces. It specializes in showcasing emerging and mid-career artists from Brooklyn.

Schroeder Romero is open Friday - Monday, 12-6pm and by appointment. Please contact Lisa Schroeder or Sara Jo Romero for further information. The gallery is located at 173A North 3rd Street, between Bedford and Metropolitan, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. tel/fax (718) 486-8992 www.schroederromero.com www.eyewash.cc

Directions: L train to Bedford Avenue, walk four blocks to North 3rd Street, turn left.


6. Le Petit Versailles Garden, Manhattan, June and July events, 2003

Le Petit Versailles 346 East Houston St. @ Avenue C

Le Petit Versailles, created in 1996 by volunteer community neighbors as a GreenThumb garden, is a project of Allied Productions, Inc. a non profit arts organization established in 1981. LPV is a public space located at 346 East Houston St. @ Avenue C in the East Village and serves both the general community and visitors from around the world. As well as providing a green oasis for meditation and relaxation it is dedicated to fostering the interest of all segments of the community in the arts, broadening and enriching the general public through performances, screenings, workshops and similar activities.

June 28
8 pm Jaime Arredondo - ART TALK
Jaime Arredondo is a 2002 Artists Fellowship (Painting) recipient of the
New York
Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). This presentation is co-sponsored by
Artists & Audiences Exchange, a NYFA public program.

9 pm Performance Video Screenings
GROUP SINESTETICO (Albertin, Perseghin, Sassu, Shimizu)Italy
Sarawut Chutiwongpeti "Untitled" (Wishes,Lies and Dreams)

July 4
CAMP: Shelters Now & Then
6-8pm Exhibition Opening Reception

July 19
Joe Tullgren * the loosepaper collection concert
8pm in three parts with a Stephen Kent Jusick film collaboration

July 26
Paul Hogan * Sound Installation & Concert
5pm Installation will also be presented August 2nd and 9th

*Funding from Meet The Composer,Inc. is provided with the support of NY State Council on the Arts,NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, ASCAP, Virgil Thomson Foundation, Jerome Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, Mary Flagler Charitable Trust. The Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust, the Greenwall Foundation, and National Endowment for the Arts?

Events are made possible by Allied Productions,Inc., Gardeners & Friends of LPV, The Trust for Public Land, GreenThumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts; NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NYC Dept. of Sanitation, & NYC Board of Education.


7. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Barbes, in Brooklyn, TONITE, 8 pm.

Last Chance To Hear Nora York And Charlie Giordano Duo Extra Bonus Double Bill With Will Holshouser Trio In Brooklyn! Thursday June 26th 8pm
376 9th Street
(Seventh Ave Stop On F Train Directions below)
(suggested admission price $5 - but feel free to contribute more)

Nora York and Charlie Giordano play "PERCHANCE TO DREAM" -- Virtuosos of voice and accordion York and Giordano in a rare duo performance -- come together to explore dreams. "This daring vocalist and conceptualist turns her ruminations into fascinating musical explorations...York is sure to take us to parts undreamed of." March 2003 New Yorker Magazine.


Will Holshouser trio draws on jazz, new music and traditional styles to create his own sound. Will brings back the shiny fragments and interesting twigs from music he likes and uses them to build his original music. His trio features the dynamic improvisers Ron Horton (trumpet) and David Phillips (bass). "Richly textured . . . wonderfully romantic . . . strikingly diverse . . . sparks fly." * * * * All Music Guide review of "Reed Song"

From Manhattan, Take the last car of the F train to 7th Avenue, Brooklyn.
Exit at the southwest corner exit
Make a u-turn and walk downhill on 9th street towards 6th Avenue.
Barbes is on your left at 376 9th Street, a couple of stores in from the corner of 6th Avenue.


8. Joshua Fried, Deb Margolin, Jennifer Miller, FF Alumns, at Makor, June 29, all day.

The First Annual Makor Marathon
Music, Performance, Spoken Word, Readings, Video, Film, Art

The MARATHON is the culmination of the first six-month Makor Artists Network program, which was launched in January. Through the program, participants created new work that often challenged traditional conceptions of what makes art Jewish, and explored how Jewish tradition and Jewish themes can inform a huge variety of creative endeavors. Participants in the program attended classes, workshops and critiques under the direction of Stephen Hazan Arnoff, an educator and scholar specializing in innovative Jewish arts curricula and performance.

38 in 8 Artists from the Makor Artists Networks showcase their work
Sunday June 29th
11am - 7pm NON STOP
Music on the hour
Poetry on the half
Films every minute
Ongoing video installations
Readings, performance, spoken word and gallery art all day.

PLUS Special Guest Performances and Music by: Deb Margolin, Joshua Fried, Roni Ben-Hur, Paprika, Eletfa, Micro Museum artists William and Kathleen Laziza, Jennifer Miller (5:30 pm) and original film screenings co-curated by Rooftop Films.

Be the first in line 11am-12pm for a Jazz Brunch.
Gallery Launches 1pm 3pm 5pm

A $15 All-Day Pass Lets You See and Hear All!
For program details and times: 212-413-8842 www.makor.org.
Purchase tickets on line or call 212-601-1000

Makor/Steinhardt Center of the 92nd Street Y
(35 West 67th Street)


9. Lenora Champagne, FF Alumn, at the Ohio Theatre, July 9-12

You are invited to my new solo show.
Soho Think Tank's Ice Factory 2003 presents
MOTHER'S LITTLE HELPER, written and performed by Lenora Champagne directed by Robert Lyons lights by Tyler Micoleau costumes by Liz Prince sound by Eric Shim stage manager Amy Capomacchio

Wednesday through Saturday, July 9-12, 7:00 p.m.
Ohio Theatre, 66 Wooster Street, (btwn. spring and broome)
Reservations: 212.966.4844 $15/$10 students and seniors

A former Cajun-American Princess raises her daughter in a world fraught with post- 9/11, pre-adolescent danger, with a little help from a 1950's guide to sex ed.

Lenora Champagne is a 2003 NYFA Fellow in Performance


10. Tina La Porta, Total Screen at White Box, thru June 28th.

Curated by Jennifer Farrell
Presented by White Box thru June 28, 2003 The Annex
601 West 26th Street
14th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: 1 646 638 3785

Exerpts from Jennifer Farrell's curatorial statement:"Veiled Vision, A Meditation on Tina La Porta's Total Screen" (...) Central to the work in Total Screen are themes of coverage, both of the body and through the media, and the idea of the veil. La Porta focuses on the role of the media in "veiling" information, presenting news through a limited perspective designed to correspond to western ideas of the Middle East. Total Screen, a multimedia installation of photographs, text, and fabric pieces makes visible how, much like the Orientalist thought of the 19th and early 20th century, Western presentations of the Middle East often correspond more to Western thoughts, ideals, and fears than an accurate presentation of the various cultures and people that inhabit the region. (...) In Veils, Hélène Cixous used the metaphor of the veil to describe her blindness, her myopia, writing "she had eyes and she was blind" and that "she had been born with the veil in her eye" La Porta has taken these words and rendered them enormous and in silver on the walls of the gallery beside a grid of photographs, moving images made static, immobile, frozen in time. An internal veil, a veil carried, in a sense, in secret, within the body and invisible to the world seems to contradict the dominant notion of the veil as something public, a cloth or other object which covers or hides something from view. The media has devoted much attention to publicly veiled figures, for nothing seems to depict Otherness more than the covered heads and the bodies made formless beneath their cloth coverings. Yet paradoxically, while a veil such as a burka is designed to render bodies invisible, hidden and separated from the world behind a screen of fabric, the haunting images of burka clad women being beaten and publicly executed have become an enduring image, seared in our minds, our memory, our vision. In a televised report from Afghanistan, a Western female journalist acquired a burka and filmed from inside of it to show not only how the burka functioned-making the individual who wore them seem to disappear from view-but the view from within and how vision was obscured behind a net of fabric. In that moment, the connection between the obscuring of sight and the supernatural vision of the mechanical eye came together under the veil. The Annex is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 11am - 6pm

ny arts magazine june issue | war and peace: artists' voices
guest editor : Tina La Porta
is now available in the stores and on-line
contributing artists and curators include:
Apex Art - Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt
Nancy Atakan
Chrissy Conant
Ricardo Dominguez
Mary Beth Edelson
Jennifer Farrell
Golnaz Fathi
Rainer Ganahl
Joy Garnett
Genco Gulan
Kendal Kennedy
Isolde Kille
Larry Litt - The Blame Show
Paul D. Miller a.k.a. Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid
Joseph Nechvatal
Randall Packer
Miriam Schapiro
Trebor Scholz
Elliott Sharp
Thalia Vracholpolous
White Box- Juan Puntes
Jody Zellen


11. Zhang Ga, FF Alumn, at Eyebeam, TONITE, 7:30 pm

The Upgrade w/Zhang Ga
We're gathering again next week, THURSDAY, June 26, for an evening with Zhang Ga. Zhang Ga is an artist and the co-director of agent.netart, a joint public program by NETART INITIATIVE and INTELLIGENT AGENT. His interest lies in a recombinant construct of the analog and the digital, the real and the surreal, which manifests itself in both the ambiguity and unpredictability of imagery with regards to speed and time, and the dynamics resulting from such tension between the inability to control and the anxiety of grasping the ephemeral. His recent online body of work deconstructs and rebuilds from cultural iconography new interpretations and examines the dilapidated humanism in the age of technological sublime. Zhang Ga studied in Central School of Fine Arts (Beijing), Berlin Academy of Arts (HDK), and holds a MFA from Parsons School of Design (NYC). He has exhibited in Europe and America in ephemeral domains as well as tangible spaces; organized conferences and digital salons on network-based art practice; and served jury duties for new media art grants. He lives and works in NYC where he is a faculty member of the MFA Design and Technology Program @ Parsons School of Design; he also is a visiting lecturer @ Computer Graphics and Interactive Media @ Pratt Institute. http://apiece.net
When/Where: Thursday, June 26, 7:30 PM
Eyebeam 540-548 west 21st street Between 10 & 11 Ave
See you then. Best, Yael Kanarek


12. Susana Cook, FF alum, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and open call for participants

Women of the Stage - Links & Community
Forum of Production - Work Shops ­ Performances
Market of Latin Women's Performing Arts
Buenos Aires -Argentina
September 25th to October 5th 2003
With auspice of Instituto Nacional de Teatro
IV Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires


The motivation for Magdalena Latina "Women of the Stage - Links and Community" comes from the desire for dialogue between Latin women theatre artists and creators from around the world who share a common goal: the manifestation, confrontation and exchange of diverse cultural experiences in the arts and in their own communities.

Magdalena Latina seeks to develop and promote an alliance among cultural and artistic groups whose work tradition has been silenced and excluded by the cultural, economic and social orders of our time; an alliance based on love, the ancestral knowledge of our land, and creativity.

Woman's creativity is more threatened by woman's exclusion from culture than by its exhibition of her. The groups of artists, producers and agents who are working on this project envisage that the exchange between countries and companies will create new "bridges" of horizontal cooperation, leading to creative solutions to the invisibility of women¹s performing arts.

We want to reveal the fundamental ethical and aesthetic aspects related to women¹s practice of theatre arts and its relationship with, and articulation in communities.

We want to foster exchange and collaboration among people who work in this field, encouraging reciprocal artistic processes through a programmed of diverse work.

We believe that social repercussions of this work will impact in time in different communities; not in the official artistic community of each country, but amongst those who have been excluded and displaced, including women, children and young people who are at risk because of the discrimination they suffer.

Magdalena Latina, affirmed in diversity, promotes complex and sensitive relationships based on respect and reconciliation between female and masculine as elementary in nature, linked to the traditional knowledge of communities.

Magdalena Latina proposes an alliance between women¹s performing arts and cultural groups which will establish a new model of South-North co-operation, enhanced by the existing South-South and North-North co-operation. We envisage horizontal co-operation in which everybody can contribute and share success.

The Magdalena Project has had a chapter in Latin America since the 1997 Women of the Stage Festival, organized by Armar Scenic Arts in Argentina. This provided the impetus for Magdalena 2nd Generation, continuing in Colombia in 2002 with the Magdalena Pacífica Festival organized by Teatro La Máscara and the Corporación Colombiana de Teatro in Cali and Bogotá.

We cannot conceive of our future without considering the perspective of gender. From this perspective, Magdalena Latina offers the theatre arts as a fundamental nucleus of creativity and transformation.

The Forum of Production: Women of the Stage - Links and Community intends to facilitate analysis, discussion, confrontation, experimentation and creation within the critical context of Latin American culture and the struggle of women to protect their identities within organizations. We want to focus also on the resolution of problems presented by theatre work, and on the circulation of work by local independent and community groups.

First Stage from 25th to 28th September 2003
In Conjunction with the IV International Festival of Buenos Aires. Ernesto Bianco Hall, Cultural Centre Gral, San Martín.

"The Language of the Memory" lead by Cristina Castrillo of Teatro delle Radici, Lugano, Switzerland. Argentine director, pedagogue and actress.

"Memory" an uncharted personal geography with which we manifest, materialize, portray and transmit ourselves. Two decisive values - the practice of physical memory and the development of emotional memory - together with the actor's determination as the central axis of the creative event, are the parameters on which Cristina's work is based and develops.

Forum of Production: Women of the Stage - Links and Community. Lead by Patricia Ariza (Colombia), Graciela E. Rodríguez (Argentina) and women from the Magdalena Project

In the Forum of Production, we invite producers and agents of the world to gather with Argentine and Latina artists.

It will be a gathering of women producers, agents and artists who have organized festivals and who manage projects and companies, to meet and share experiences, ideas and visions for a future which allows real opportunities for the exchange of artistic work within our network. We can bring tools for administrative structures and financial survival, and exchange information about our companies and projects.

The topics of discussion are related to the different conditions of production for the companies of Central countries and Latin America, considering the enormous contrast of realities in which we operate. The Forum conclude in a public event.

Second Stage from September 29th to October 5th 2003
Cultural Centre Gral. San Martín.
Ernesto Bianco Hall
The programmed includes performances and exhibitions by companies from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Spain, Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico, Denmark, Switzerland and USA. *UMBRAL. Single Performance. Direct, dramatic and perform by Cristina Castrillo. Teatro delle Radici (Suiza) *SUMMA SUMMARUM. Clown Performing. Direct by Leris Colombaioni (Italia) Performers Annemarie Waagepetersen (Dinamarca), Ana Woolf (Argentina), Sandra Pasini (Italia). Teatret Om (Dinamarca)
*ARGENTINA DE EXPORTACIÓN. Single Performance. Direct, dramatic and perform by Susana Cook (USA)
*ARTÉRIAS. QUANDO SE PERDE O NORTE. Contemporary Dance. Choreographer and director Adriana Grechi. Cia2 Nova Danca. (Brasil)
*TEMBLOR DE FE. Trans Opera Electro Acoustic. Contemporary Dance. Creating by Silvia Pritz & Oscar Edelstein. ARMAR Artes (Argentina) Among others

Market of Latin Women¹s Performing Arts
Audiovisuals Hall.

Magdalena Latina will present theatre, dance and music by women from Argentina and Latin America. Videos and work demonstrations will be shown in the Market during every day throughout the week.

The invitation for Latin Companies to send material and who want to participate in the work demonstrations is open. Send submissions by email, to magdalenalatina@ubbi.com Please send your supporting material by mail before August 30th: press book, technical requirements, synopsis of performance and video (VHS or CD ROM). If you propose a workshop, please include that information.

Magdalena Latina Address:
Venezuela 1526 4B (1095) Buenos Aires ­ Argentina.

Work Shops and Exchanges of Artistic Methodologies
"The Creation of a Choreographic Language" by Adriana Grechi, Nova Danca Studio. San Pablo, Brazil and Silvia Pritz, Armar Scenic Arts, Argentine. For choreographers and dancers.

"Methodologies of Collective Creation of Teatro La Candelaria de Colombia" by Patricia Ariza, actress, director and author of Corporación Colombiana de Teatro. Bogotá.

We are organizing other proposals which will be developed during the next weeks.

Exchanges of Artistic Methodologies
We organizing conferences for exchanges of artistic methodologies among companies and artists from cultural and creativity diversity in performing arts. The objetive is to know and to diffuse the different aesthetics proposals. Open for public audience.

THE MAGDALENA¹S PROJECT www.themagdalenaprojecto.org

It is an international net of women in theatre which was born in 1986 in Cardiff, Wales for the actress and director Jill Greenhalgh initiative.

Since then, thousands of women of all parts of the world who belongs to performing arts, are committed in engaged the projects of the net, which have been good to create opportunities of artistic-formative collaboration and strong bases for the goals of the Latin Magdalena¹s Projects are to foment the aware participation of women in the contemporary scenic arts, exhorting them to explore new approaches to the theatre in a deep and reflexive way, based on their own experiences. To create the base that can give voice to the concern of women in the performing arts. To encourage women to examine their list in the future of the theatre and to question the existent structures. The Net has allowed reaching these goals through the creation of opportunities for women in order to let them work together, sharing and developing their works by representations, festivals, pedagogic activities, ateliers, collaborations, publications and conferences.

ARMAR Artes Escénicas Contemporáneas

ARMAR is a civil association declared by Buenos Aires City of Cultural Interest and founded in 1994 by the director, pedagogue and choreographer Silvia Pritz, who directs ARMAR with producer and agent Graciela E. Rodriguez.

ARMAR gathers a group of artists and educators who propose the production, investigation, formation and exchange of artistic projects, thereby increasing opportunities for different expressions of contemporary art in our country.

Since its creation, ARMAR has been known as a center of research, study, creation and development of contemporary theatre arts. Through this integration between arts, education and communication, many projects have been developed that address, and sometimes criticize, official cultural policies and economics.

The projects and artistic enterprises that we have developed have been informed by the challenge of building new ways of thinking and a better organization. Our growth has been stimulated by our desire to embrace creative diversity and experimentation as a right, a responsibility and an opportunity to visualize our future through art.

ARMAR has recently focused its work more on the organization of cultural events that can help to build bridges between different cultures and traditions. Through concrete and practical work, our goal is to bring the artistic world into contact with social reality, reminding us all that "culture" is a gift that belongs to everyone and is the first step to building human rights.

ARMAR¹s work has been presented at festivals and meetings in USA, Norway, New Zealand, Colombia, Cuba, and United Kingdom and elsewhere.

ARMAR has organised tours and programs of educational and artistically co-operation with ODIN Teatret of Eugenio Barba from Denmark, Grenland Friteater from Norway, The Centre for Performance Research of United Kingdom, The Theater Labor of Germany and others.

ARMAR received the Theatre of the World¹s Prize from C.C. Ricardo Rojas of Buenos Aires University for Best 1999 Production for their tour of Odin Theatre (Denmark), which is an honorary position with the Advisory Commission of PRO DANZA.

ARMAR is an advocate for the integration of the arts into cultural exchanges. The goal of increasing the accessibility of the arts for everyone inspires all our activities, especially in the last two years since the collapse of the Argentine economy. MAGDALENA LATINA magdalenalatina@ubbi.com

Graciela E. Rodríguez gr50@fullzero.com.ar
Silvia Pritz armarartes@fullzero.com.ar
Address Venezuela 1526 4 B (1095) Buenos Aires ­ Argentina
Tel/Fax (54 11) 4381 1876


13. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, reviews Rudy Burckhardt exhibitions

hello friends
please visit www.artcritical.com to see my review of the two Rudy Burckhardt exhibitions this spring, one at Tibor de Nagy & one at the New York Studio School Gallery.
best to everyone,


14. Kyong Park, FF Alumn, (un)limited city: DETROIT, June 27, Detroit, MI

Ecole d'architecture de Paris Val de Seine,
International Center for Urban Ecology,
University of Detroit Mercy, School of Architecture,

Invites you to
Exhibition, Presentations and Dialogues on
[un]limited city

Friday, June 27, 5pm
At University of Detroit Mercy
School of Architecture
4001 West McNichols Road

Led by professors, Nicola Borg-Pisani and Remi Schnebelin, 14 students from Ecole d'architecture de Paris Val de Seine have explored Detroit and its metro, from June 10-27. They have experienced and documented this city, in photographs, videos and other audio and visual recording devices, on foot, from cars, from airplane, on boat and on trains. For example, they have walked the entire length of the 6 radial avenues, from the center of downtown to the edges of the city, and also flew over the avenues and other streets on a small plane. Like the early explorers of this area, but with new means of technologies, this workshop will present their initial experience of Detroit and its metro.

At the same time, the students have explored the question of what is community, and collaborated with three distinctive communities here in Detroit, and documented their urban environments. We would like to invite you to see this documentation‹photographs, maps and video‹and like to hear your ideas and dreams on the future of your communities. How do you feel about bakeries, nature walks, urban agriculture, public spaces, market place, bookstores, cafes, health clinics, community centers, pedestrian paths, recreational facilities and so on. The goal is to contribute in how you and your community can become a vital force in determining the future planning of your city, and help to develop relations between different communities. The students will create visual representation about the future of your community, based on these dialogues, and will present this to you later this year.

and other experiences

Audio-visual presentation
by Nicola Borg-Pisani and Remi Schnebelin

Audio-visual presentation and dialogue with communities of
Milwaukee Junction
Art Park‹Detroit Summer
Chinatown Detroit

Refreshments will be served

Take 10, exit at Livernois, go north for 2 lights, enter the gate to the campus, ask where architecture school is located, tell you are attending an exhibition/presentation.

For further info contact
Kyong Park
646-263-5768 or icue.park@verizon.net

DETROIT [un]limited city is sponsored by University of Detroit Mercy, School of Architecture, in collaboration with Detroit Summer and Boggs Center.

We thank the Committee for Political Resurrection, Tangent Gallery, Art Park, the Association of Chinese Americans, Grace Lee Boggs, Jim Embry, Shea Howell, Greg Vendetta, Scott Kurashige, Emily Lawsin, Mitch Cope, Robin Buckson, Joseph A. Van Bael, Charles Simmons, Tyree Guyton, Jennine Whitfield, Aurora Harris, Manny Garza, Daedra Surowiec, Ying Zhou, Brock and many others for their support.

Aude Lerpiniere, Maïra Caldoncelli-vidal, Ludovic Malbet, Anne-Marie Esteves, Henri Kemp-Gee, David Moreaux, Grégoire Defrance, Thomas Sablayreolles, Ana Markovic, Gilles Muoy, Ariane Charron, Nicolas Grosperrin, Dominique Atexide, Mathieu Herbelin.


15. Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, Elvis and Ribs: Big E Festival, August 2, Cornelia, GA

4th Annual Big E Festival
Sat. August 2, 2003
Loudermilk Boarding House Museum
271 Foreacre St., Cornelia, Georgia 30531

BAR-B-QUE by Legendary Winnie & Joe Banks
Antique Car Show,
P-nut Butter & Banana Sandwiches, moon pies, Roasted Peanuts, snowballs,oiled p-nuts, tours of Everything Elvis, Cold drinks, Door Prizes, Elvis Trivia, Raffles,CASH Awards for Best Elvi, and a whole lot of shakin' goin' on from 10 AM- until Elvis leaves the building
Fun for the whole family. Bring lawn chairs.


16. Tadej Pogacar, FF Alumn, public event in Mexico City, June 28, 2003

Lic. Verdad 8
Colonia Centro Histórico
06060 México D.F.
Tels. 5 5 22 90 93 / 5 5 22 27 21
June 27 - July 13

Tadej Pogacar & The P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art

Autonomous Territory Mexico City
Public Event
June 28 2003

Autonomous Territory Mexico City is an social experiment and research in the field of improvised, low-tech and non-planed architecture in an urban space, closely connected to everyday life and its transformation. The citizen of Mexico City will be encourage to bring constructing and building material to marked location and freely participate in public event - in constructing a joint buliding, to participate and collaborate. Autonomous Territory Mexico City reflect the concepts and practices of everyday life, practical utopia, open communication and idea of prticipatory urban environment. It promotes the notion of architecture as an event and situation. The Autonomous Territory Mexico City collaborative event is opening new possibilities and redefines institutional and non-institutional participation in creating urban and public space.



17. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at Fuse Gallery, NYC, opening June 28

FF Alumtrix ISABEL SAMARAS will be featured in:
Group show and Book Signing
Work by Christine Karas, Isabel Samaras, DragonFly, Isis Rodriguez, Liz McGrath,
Sunny Buick, Sharon Leong, Annette Hassell, Emi Donvito, Louisa Greenstock,
The PopTarts, Kirsten Easthope, Stacy Lande, Andrea Tucker, Rebecca 7
and Lisa Petrucci
Friday June 28, Opening
Fuse Gallery in NYC
93 Second Ave (btwn 5th and 6th St.)
Runs June 28-Aug.31


18. Japan Society, Butoh Dance Festival, July 15, 7:30 pm

The Performing Arts Department of the Japan Society cordially INVITES you to attend the Opening Night Performance of 20 Butoh Dance Festival Kochuten: Paradise in a Jar Featuring: DAIRAKUDAKAN COMPANY 20 20 on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at 7:30 pm Under the artistic direction of Akaji Maro, legendary dancer, choreographer and actor, Dairakudakan Butoh dance Company returns once again to New York. Established in 1972, Dairakudakan skillfully combines Japan's traditional Butoh with modern theatrical elements, creating never seen before dazzling and daring works. Dairakudakan received the Japan Dance Critic's Association Award in 1974, 1984, 1996 and 2000. For this year's Butoh dance Festival at the Japan Society, director Maro has selected young members of the company under the name of Kochuten. Choreographed by company members Atsuko Imai and Kumotaro Mukai, the company will debut two U.S. premiere pieces. 20 20 Tuesday, July 1595Wednesday, July 16 (7:30 pm) Universe of Darah-Return of the Jar Odyssey Friday, July 1895Saturday, July 19 (7:30 pm) SURUME 20 20 The exhibition, Early Buddhist Art from Korea and Japan is open to the public throughout the performance days until 7:30 pm. 20 RSVP by Tuesday, July 8, 2003 to (212)715-1265 or performingarts@japansociety.org 20 A Reception will follow the performance. 20 This invitation is not transferable. 20 20 Japan Society, Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium 333 East 47th Street, New York City 20


19. Many FF Alumns in Felix/Risk/Riesgo, release party in NYC, June 30, 7-9 pm

New York City FELIX/ RISK/RIESGO Release Party
June 30 7PM - 9PM
227 Bowery (between 2nd & 3rd)

Mexico City FELIX/ RISK/RIESGO Release Party
July 15th at Laboratorio Arte Alemeda

Come celebrate with EDITOR KATHY HIGH and the NEW YORK ARTISTS for the OFFICIAL BOOK RELEASE of RISK/RIESGO, the brand new issue of FELIX: A Journal of Media Arts and Communications.

FELIX: A Journal of Media Arts and Communication - NEW RELEASE!

RISK/RIESGO - - - Exploring the political, the transgressive, the risk of making works described by artists living in Mexico and the US. This first bilingual issue of FELIX explores the political, the transgressive, the risk of making works described by artists living in México and the US. RISK/RIESGO includes articles, intriguing interviews and graphic works referent to topics relating to public space, culture jamming, body politics, reconstructing history, and daring from primarily Mexican And US artists. Edited by Kathy High with guest editors: Ximena Cuevas (México), Roberto López (México) Jesse Lerner (US), Ricardo Nicolayevsky (México)

Contributions by 76 artists including Animal Charm-Jim Fetterley & Rich Bott, Gustavo Artigas, Julia Barco, Ursula Biemann, Big Noise - Jacqueline Soohen & Rick Rowley, Mariana Botey, Nao Bustamante, Miguel Calderon, Fabian Castro, Paul Chan, Chilango - David Miranda, Goethe Pontón, Daniel González, Abigail Child, Arcángel Constantini, Minerva Cuevas, Ricardo Dominguez, Ivan Edeza, Christa Erikson, Carolina Esparragoza, Simin Farkhondeh, Adrián García Gomez, Nathan Gibbs, Rita Gonzalez, Marco Granados, Silvia Gruner, Barbara Hammer, Dante Hernández, Louis Hock, Nikolai Jeffs, Adriene Jenik, Art Jones, Miranda July, Bill Kelley Jr., !Kung Lab - Pablo Boneu & Natalia Britos, Fernando Llanos, Chip Lord, Priamo Lozada, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Teresa Margolles Sierra, Carlos Martínez Suárez, Cuauhtemoc Medina, Jimena Mendoza Elizalde, Branda Miller, Liz Miller, Miguel Monroy, Richard Moszka, José Esteban Muñoz, Hector Pacheco, POCHO - Esteban Zul & Lalo Lopez, Paulina del Paso, Carl Pope, Lourdes Portillo, Claudia Prado, Vicente Razo, Alex Rivera, Alberto Roblest, ® TMark, A. Salomón, Greg Samsa, Santiago Sierra, Shelly Silver, Ho Tam, Rafael Tonatiuh, Fabiola Torres, Ruben Ortiz-Torres, Gustavo Vazquez, Andrés Villalobos, Maria-Christina Villaseñor, Matt Wolf, Lorena Wolffer.

Funding for RISK/RIESGO has generously been provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the U.S./Mexico Fund for
Culture and the Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo Foundation.

RISK/RIESGO, Vol. 2, No. 3
Paperback: 568 pgs (Spanish/English)
Dimensions: 7 x 10 in.
Designed by Diane Bonder
Publisher: The Standby Program (2003)
ISBN: 1-57027-150-X
Cover price: $29.95

ORDER ONLINE from <http://www.e-felix.org> or in the US by sending a
check for $29.95 plus $4 S&H charges per issue payable to:
The Standby Program, 135 West 26th St, 12th Fl, New York, NY 10001-6833.

For further information contact:
Maria Venuto, Executive Director
Tel: (212) 206-7858
Email: felix@standby.org


20. Coco Go, FF Alumn, honors Ray Johnson, East Hampton, July 13, 8 pm

Am creating a "Watery Eyes Club Meeting: A Full Moon Water Gathering" event July 13th 8pm in honor of Ray Johnson for his show, Dear Jackson Pollock at the Pollock Krasner House in East Hampton, and appear in the Ray Johnson movie "How To Draw a Bunny" being shown at Guild Hall Thursday June 26th 7:30pm:

2003 SUMMER PROGRAM - Pollock Krasner House
The Study Center, a project of the Stony Brook Foundation and the Department of Art, Art History and Art Criticism, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is devoted to scholarship in modern American art, with special emphasis on Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner and their contemporaries. The academic program is made possible by grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc., Arthur Byron Phillips, the Town of East Hampton, the Herman Goldman Foundation, and the Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs. General operating support is provided by The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc., and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency.


Sunday, July 13 at 8 p.m.
Watery Eyes Club Meeting: A Full Moon Water Gathering in Honor of Ray Johnson An evening with performance artist Coco Gordon and guests, on the grounds of the Pollock-Krasner House Bring jug or bottle of water from your place Free admission

Thursday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. John Drew Theater of Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton How to Draw a Bunny (USA, 2002. 90 minutes, color) A film about Ray Johnson by Andrew Moore and John Walter Tickets $10 / $8 Pollock-Krasner House and Guild Hall Members, at the Box Office, 324-4050

In conjunction with EXHIBITION,

Dear Jackson Pollock,
Collages and Objects by Ray Johnson

May 1 ­ August 3

Ray Johnson (1927-1995), the founder of the New York Correspondence School and self-styled "most famous unknown artist," created artwork based on elaborate, often obscure references and cross-references to personalities he identified as significant. Among the people he singled out, Jackson Pollock is a strong presence‹a figure against whose art-world celebrity Johnson measured his own stature. As a young artist during the late 1940s and early 1950s, Johnson was keenly aware of Pollock's rise to prominence, but did not try to compete with him directly‹although he once remarked, "I'm the only painter in New York whose drips mean anything." The exhibition, organized by the artist and composer Edvard Lieber, includes 14 collages, two objects and a video by Nicholas Maravell, and is accompanied by lectures and related events.


Wednesday, July 30 at 5 p.m. Pollock-Krasner House A Nothing, in the Style of Ray Johnson Participants will make silhouette portraits of the skull from Pollock's studio Free admission Made possible by a donation from Richard Minsky


21. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, workshop at The Flea Theater, August 4-11, 2003

The Flea Theater
Will Present Karen Finley Workshop
August 4-11, 2003
"Creative Response" Lab Accepting Applications

The Flea Theater welcomes back performance artist Karen Finley, who was last seen at The Flea in The Return of the Chocolate Smeared Woman. Finley will lead a workshop called "Creative Response," from August 4 to August 11, 2003. The weeklong workshop will feature the public performance of a new piece generated by workshop participants on Saturday, August 10.

The workshop will stress individual approach and assignment in an intimate setting with uniquely designed strategies for each participant. Using personal and/or fictional narrative, anxieties and associate techniques as ritual, a live art piece will be evoked from each performer. Finley has taught her own process of making art out of tragedy, humor from anger, and filtering the chaos of unsettling times into a creative act all over the world. She now brings it to New York City via The Flea, where she is one of the instructors of The Flea's Pataphysics playwriting workshops. Applications for "Creative Response" are being accepted now at www.theflea.org.

Finley is a New York-based artist whose raw and personal performances, literature, installations and visual art have long provoked controversy and debate. Finley attended the San Francisco Art Institute and moved to New York in 1983 after receiving a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She began performing for the cabaret at the club Danceteria, which eventually came together as her early piece I'm an Ass Man, focusing on sexual abuse and violence. When Finley traveled to London to perform the piece at the ICA, she was forced to cancel after being threatened with arrest. She was invited to perform The Constant State of Desire at the Kitchen in New York City in 1986. In 1988 she created a multi-media work titled A Suggestion of Madness to honor the 10th anniversary of her father's death, ending each show by reading her father's suicide note. A Certain Level of Denial, Finley's response to the outrage and loss engendered by the AIDS epidemic, premiered at Lincoln Center in 1992, and she received a Guggenheim fellowship for The American Chestnut, a parallel between "the illnesses of nature and the illnesses of society," which premiered at the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard in 1993. Finley was one of four artists whose NEA grant applications were vetoed in 1990 due to content considered "inappropriate." Finley and the other three sued for reinstatement of the grants and won the case in 1993 in the ninth circuit court in Los Angeles. This ruling was appealed and the case went to the Supreme Court and lost, in a decision that allowed the government to place restrictions on funding based on "decency standards." Finley wrote and performed The Return of the Chocolate-Smeared Woman, a rebuttal to Jesse Helms, in 1998 during the Supreme Court proceedings. Finley's projects and installations include Momento Mori, centered around grieving rituals for those who had died of AIDS; 1-900-ALL-KAREN, a performance featuring daily pre-recorded phone messages by Finley, and Go Figure/Fear of Offending, which included an audience-participatory website. Finley has made numerous dance records and has written and directed plays, among them The Theory of Total Blame and The Lamb of God Hotel. She is the author Shock Treatment (City Lights, 1990), Enough is Enough (Poseidon, 1993), Pooh Unplugged (Smart Art Press, 1999), A Different Kind of Intimacy: The Collected Writings of Karen Finley (Thunder's Mouth Press, 2000), and she edited and contributed to Aroused: A Collection of Erotic Writings (Thunder's Mouth Press, 2001).

The Flea Theater, under Artistic Director Jim Simpson and Producing Director Carol Ostrow, is one of New York's leading off-off-Broadway companies. Over the past six years, the Flea has served as a thriving space for music and dance performances as well as innovative theatrical productions. Since its founding in 1996, the Flea has presented more than three dozen plays and over 70 music and dance performances. It also offers workshops, training and rehearsal facilities for emerging artists from many different disciplines, including "Pataphysics," a workshop for playwrights facilitated by Mac Wellman, Eduardo Machado, Jeff Jones, Irene Fornes, Erik Ehn and Ms. Finley. Its highly acclaimed production of Anne Nelson's The Guys closed on December 20, 2002 more than a year after its inception. Its most recent production was the World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's O Jerusalem.

Individuals wishing to be considered for the "Creative Response" Workshop should visit www.theflea.org and download an application. Participants from all disciplines will be considered and supporting material, such as videos or writing samples are encouraged. The cost of the workshop is $410 per person. Tickets for the public performance on August 10th will go on sale later this summer. For further information, please call The Flea Theater's administrative offices at (212) 226-0051 or log on to www.theflea.org.

The Flea is located in Tribeca at 41 White Street between Church and Broadway, three blocks south of Canal, close to the 1, 9, N, R, Q, W, 6, A, C and E subway lines.


22. Steed Taylor, FF Alumn, NYFA painting fellows show, through August 1, 2003

Steed Taylor, FF Alumn, is in a show opening on Wednesday 6/25/03, 6-8PM, in the new galleries of Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg on 15th Street. Details below. It looks like it's going to be a big ol' rockin-sockin, out-of-control painting show with lots of show-stopping work. I'm showing documentation of my Road Tattoos (if you don't know this work, drop me an e-mail and I'll send some images).

ON AND OFF THE WALL: New York Foundation for the Arts' Painting Fellows
June 25 - August 1, 2003
Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg
450 West 15 St @ 10 Ave, 3rd Floor; New York City
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday; 10:00 - 5:00 pm

Chris Anderson, Karen Arm, Jaime Arredondo, SoHyun Bae, Pedro Barbeito, Steven Charles, James Esber, Dan Ford, Philip Frost, Cadence Giersbach, Ellen Harvey, Eric Hongisto, Shigeno Ichimura, Tricia Keightley, Robin Lowe, Matt Magee, Alison Moritsugu, Phyllis Gay Palmer, Michael Rodriguez, Lisa Sigal, Mark Stilwell, STEED TAYLOR, FF Alumn, Mark Dean Veca, Amy Yoes. Curated by William Stover

Steed Taylor
118 West 27th Street #2F
New York, NY 10001
ph/fax (212)627-5402



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