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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
October 22, 2003

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1. We extend our condolences to the friends and family of Stella Waitzkin, FF Alumn
2. Alison Saar, FF Alumn, at Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, opening November 6
3. Rae C. Wright, FF Alumn, at Todd Mountain Theatre Project, November 1
4. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, in Houston, Texas, Octobver 21-26, 2003
5. Tadej Pogacar, FF Alumn, in Zagreb, Croatia, Oct. 22-Nov. 11, 2003
6. Adam Putnam presents Into the Abyss, book launchm, Brooklyn, Oct. 26, 5-7 pm
7. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, publishes online review
8. Larry Walczak, FF Alumn, presents CONSUMED at Jack Pelican Gallery, Brooklyn
9. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, featured in the current Elle magazine, Italian version
10. Sarah East Johnson, Julia Mandle, Jennifer Miller, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at BAXten Awards in Brooklyn, November 6, Prospect Park Picnic House, 7:30 pm
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1. We extend our condolences to the friends and family of Stella Waitzkin, FF Alumn.

The staff, members and friends of Franklin Furnace extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Stella Waitzkin, FF Alumn, who passed away this past Sunday, October 19th, 2003.

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2. Alison Saar, FF Alumn, at Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, opening November 6

Alison Saar, FF Alumn, presents Lost/Found at Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, opening November 6, 6-8 pm and continuing through December 20, 2003
Phyllis Kind Gallery
136 Greene Street
NYC 10012
212-925-1200
www.phylliskindgallery.com

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3. Rae C. Wright, FF Alumn, at Todd Mountain Theatre Project, November 1

Rae C Wright - will perform a new "Animal Instincts! Tales of Flesh and Tales of Blood" which she developed first at Dixon Place in '97. it will be Nov 1 at the Todd Mountain Theatre Project in Roxbury, NY. for information call - 212 477-6654.

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4. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, in Houston, Texas, Octobver 21-26, 2003.

Houston Premiere of New York Values
Written & Performed by Penny Arcade
Direct from the Joe's Pub in New York City and from London's Royal Festival Hall in her Houston premiere International Performance Artist Penny Arcade continues to expound on contemporary issues that effect all of us daily. From the writer/performer of the International hits Bad Reputation, Love and Sanity and Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore! In her latest piece New York Values Penny Arcade tears away the veil from the commodification of rebellion as expressed by bourgoise bohemia, the suburbanization of NYC, marketed youth culture, the Vagina Monologues, post-modernism and loaded with content about sexual and political politics, celebrity culture, 911 and the future of western civilization. Controversial and eye opening for the eclectic, independent, thinking public
who doesn't need their entertainment filtered and homogenized.

New York Values
Press Opening night, Tuesday, October 21st at 8 pm
Friday October 24th at 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 25th at 8:00 pm
Sunday October 26th at 5:00 pm

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5. Tadej Pogacar, FF Alumn, in Zagreb, Croatia, Oct. 22-Nov. 11, 2003

Tadej Pogacar & The P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum, Anja Planišcek
CODE:RED Sektor Zagreb WORKING UNIT Z 01
Galerija NOVA, Teslina 7, Zagreb, Croatia
October 22 - November 11 2003
Opening reception: October 22 9 PM

CODE:RED Sector Zagreb is part of the ongoing collaborative project CODE:RED, which researchs sex work as a specific manifestation of the informal economy. The project CODE:RED Sector Zagreb consists of research into global human trafficking and the status of prostitution in Croatia, an exhibition, a roundtable discussion, and the publication of the second issue of the international newspaper SEX WORKER. The project is the result of collaborative work by the architect Anja Planišèek, Tadej Pogaèar, as well as external consultants. CODE:RED Sector Zagreb examines questions as the relationship between the global market of sex work and forced migrations, economic success in the First World and the feminization of poverty in the Third World.

Project CODE:RED Sector Zagreb is premiering plans for the production of the WORKING UNIT Z 01 module, which is intended to help sex workers in carrying out their activities. The module is mobile, versatile, and easy to transport; it can also be easily hooked up to existing power sources and water and sewage systems. It is composed of a rigid inner structure made of joined sheets of aluminum and plastic, with features in Plexiglas, plastic, and fabric. The basic structure of the WORKING UNIT Z 01 module has been designed for easy combination; the units may be enlarged, joined in a group, or linked end to end. The interior of the basic module is made up of five zones: hygiene, reception, lounge, the light zone, and the work zone. It comes with functional furniture, a bathroom, video and audio equipment, and a security-communications system. The interior furnishings are available in a variety of color combinations and materials. Three locations have been chosen in Zagreb and surrounding suburbs which meet most of the functional requirements and parameters for setting up a cluster of working units.

About CODE:RED
The project CODE:RED began in the years 1999-2000. Its first public presentation took place at the Venice Biennial in 2001, when it organized - in collaboration with the Committee for the Civil Rights of Prostitutes from Pordenone, Italy - the "First World Congress of Sex Workers and the New Parasitism", which brought together in Venice sex-worker defense organizations from Europe, Asia, America, and Australia. The program took place in the autonomous "Pavilion of Prostitutes" in the Giardini, and the first issue of the newspaper SEX WORKER was distributed. The project continued with actions in Leipzig (center B2) and Bologna (gallery NEON). In early 2002 the "Monument to the Unknown Prostitute" was unveiled - the first of its kind in the world. In collaboration with a number of the leading activists and organizations in New York, Washington, Boston, and Baltimore, a conference was held in 2002 in New York, featuring a roundtable discussion and performances. In 2003, there followed a more intensive investigation into the problems of global migrations and human trafficking. With documentation and other assistance from the Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women (GAATW), the CODE:RED project has continued to develop in 2003 in Graz, Austria, and in London.

Anja Planišcek is an architect who teaches at the School of Architecture in Ljubljana and is also a member of the design group Apartma. She is a co-founder of Trajekt, a group concerned with phenomena relating to urban space (http://www.trajekt.org).

Tadej Pogacar is an artist and the director of the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E Museum of Contemporary Art (http://www.parasite-pogacar.si), +386 (0)40 636 011.

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6. Adam Putnam presents Into the Abyss, book launchm, Brooklyn, Oct. 26, 5-7 pm

Into the Abyss_Book Launch
Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers
218 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
Sunday October 26th
5-7pm

Directions: L train to bedford ave/1st stop in Brooklyn, walk 2 ½ blocks south on
Bedford Avenue, on your right between N 5th 7 N 6th streets.
Telephone: (718) 387-7322
http://www.sevenseven.com/abyss/

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7. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, publishes online review

http://www.artcritical.com/thinkpieces/DGBonvicini.htm

Please follow the link above to see my review of Monica Bonvicini's solo exhibition "Anxiety Attack" at Modern Art Oxford. I saw the show this past summer while visiting Oxford. The piece opens with some comments about Modern Art Oxford, a small museum located in Oxford, England.
Enjoy, feedback welcome,
Best to everyone,
Deborah Garwood

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8. Larry Walczak, FF Alumn, presents CONSUMED at Jack Pelican Gallery, Brooklyn

eyewash presents CONSUMED.
Williamsburgh, Brooklyn's migratory gallery eyewash presents an ambitious sculptural installation--or is it performance?--at Jack Pelican Gallery located at 487 Driggs Ave. David Shapiro's CONSUMED is nothing less than two years of one man's garbage. A profound quantity of garbage. As self-portrait. And portrait of an age of rampant consumption. Artist David Shapiro is director (along with sister Laurie) of award-winning documentary KEEP THE RIVER ON YOUR RIGHT:A Modern Cannibal Tale. This is his fourth exhibition with eyewash. Curator Larry Walczak started eyewash in early 1998 and since being closed by the NYC Building Dept. decided to make this exhibition space a migratory gallery in the last two and one half years. He chose Jack Pelican Gallery as the appropriate space to host eyewash's latest production. For complete press release and other details go to www.eyewash.cc or call 718-387-2714. Gallery hours are 12-6 Friday through Monday & commuters can get off at the Bedford Ave. L subway station and walk three blocks.

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9. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, featured in the current Elle magazine, Italian version

FF Alumn Isabel Samaras is featured in the current issue of Elle Italia magazine. If you read Italian, you can pick yourself up a copy at your local
newstand.

For more info about the work of Isabel Samaras, visit www.devilbabe.com

Ciao! Isabel

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10. Sarah East Johnson, Julia Mandle, Jennifer Miller, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at BAXten Awards in Brooklyn, November 6, Prospect Park Picnic House, 7:30 pm

Join us for the third annual BAXten Arts and Artists in Progress Awards

Honoring Individuals in the arts who have revealed and transformed our creative world. By instigating and enduring change they have deepened the definition of their field and paved the way for others.

Thursday, November 6, 2003 at the Prospect Park Picnic House in Park Slope, Brooklyn
Cocktail Reception: 7:30pm
Awards Ceremony: 8:15pm
Performances by Paprika International Dance Music & Under the Table Ensemble Theatre
Priority Seating: $100
General Admission: $50
Artists/Students/Low-Income: $25
For tickets and information call (718) 832-0018

The following 2003 Awardees (artists, arts managers, arts educators) represent some of the most pivotal individuals working in the arts today:

Artists:
Meredith Monk for her lifetime work developing The House, changing the field of site-specific performance and opera as we know it, and influencing and collaborating with more than a generation of artists.
Presenter: Andrea Goodman

Jennifer Miller, Founder and Director of Circus Amok, for challenging us to understand community performance through a different
lens and gender in performance, developing the field of circus/performance and spawning a generation of circus artists.
Presenter: Sarah East Johnson

Arts Educators:
David Pleasant, a creator, performer, and teacher, for pioneering the field of body percussion and adding to the lives of thousands of young people through his work as a teaching artist throughout the NYC public school system and beyond.
Presenter: Vanessa Paige

Jackie Chang, a visual arts educator and the Arts Resource Manager of El Puente, for developing and directing arts programs for youth in New York City and integrating arts curriculum and training focused on community development and youth activism.
Presenter: Frances Lucerna

Arts Managers:
Nathan Elbogen for his ten year work developing and managing the Old American Can Factory, serving as a mentor to countless artists and being a force in the ongoing conversation regarding a private/public support partnership for the arts.
Presenter: Julia Mandle

Martha Wilson, founder of Franklin Furnace, for being a proponent of the developing avant-garde performing artist and visionary behind the archival importance of her organization.
Presenter: Ellie Covan

An Honorary Award is being presented to Marie Artesi, former Director of the Community Arts development Fund of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, an avid advocate for small and mid-size non-for-profit organizations of New York City, and a generous and visionary public servant with a wonderful sense of humor.

The BAXten Awards are generously sponsored by M&T Bank; Sara Coffey & David Snyder; Freidson & Joyce, L.L.P.; Jane Holzka & Mark Winther; John Nicksic; and Silberman & Rhine.

BAX/BROOKLYN ARTS EXCHANGE
arts and artists in progress
421 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 832-0018/FAX (718) 832-9189

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