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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
October 29, 2003

1. Jess Dobkin, FF Alumn, performing in Toronto Women's Washrooms!
2. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, November and December 2003 performances and labs
3. Dara Birnbaum, FF Alumn, installation at The Jewish Museum, thru Jan. 4, 2004
4. Reverend Billy, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, Oct. 31-Nov. 4
5. Devora Neumark, FF Alumn, at Folie/Culture, Quebec, November 7
6. Steed Taylor, FF Alumn, Carnal Bend, The Bronx, opening Nov. 2, 1-3 pm
7. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, presents Super Merengue, Newark Museum, Nov. 13, 6 pm
8. Geoffrey Hendricks, Allan Kaprow, Alison Knowles, William Pope.L, Carolee Schneemann, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, Flux-Mass of George Maciunas and Panel Discussion, Nov. 1 and 4, Rutgers Univ, New Brunswick, NJ
9. Tish Benson, FF Alumn, at Aaron Davis Hall, November 2, 3-4:30 pm
10. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Thai Café, opening reception Nov 4, 6-8 pm
11. Allan Kaprow, FF Alumn, at Printed Matter, Oct. 21-Nov. 15, reception Oct. 30
12. Alexander Del Re in Montevideo and Buenos Aires, October 2003
13. Jack Waters and Peter Cramer, FF Alumns, last event of the season at Le Petit Versailles, Halloween Nite!
14. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, at Movement Research, November 10, 8 pm
15. Galinsky, FF Alumn, makes film directorial debut, Remote Lounge, Nov. 7, + more.
16. David Cale, FF Alumn / Board Member, new monologue on NPR, Nov 1 & 2
17. Exit Art "L Factor" benefit at the Copacabana, Monday November 24th.

1. Jess Dobkin, FF Alumn, performing in Toronto Women's Washrooms!


Here's info on a few performances I'll be doing over the next two weeks as part of the Hysteria Festival at Buddies In Bad Times. Hope you can make it!

Attending: a performance/installation by Jess Dobkin
Friday, October 24, Saturday, October 25, Sunday, November 2
Jess Dobkin will be attending in the Women's Washroom.
7:00pm till late @ the women's washroom at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre 12 Alexander Street, Toronto

Also, I will be presenting a new puppet performance at the festival as part of:
Bi-Polar Tendencies: A mixed programme of dance, film and performance.
Saturday, November 1/7:30pm/$10/Buddies In Bad Times Theatre.

For more info about the festival:
Hysteria: A Festival Of Women
October 23 - November 2
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
info: www.buddiesinbadtimestheatre.com

xoxo Jess


2. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, November and December 2003 performances and labs

dear friends,
here are lots of opportunities coming up for November and December labs. come join us and pass along the good word... +!+ Lynn Book performs at Bowery Poetry Club. see below for info...

Presence and Performance - grounding in place and time
November 1 & 8
2 Saturdays, 3 - 6 pm
Battery Dance, 380 Broadway, 5th fl (walkup)
Class fee: $115 (50% by first class)
Early Bird EXTENDED: $95 by MONDAY OCT 27

Develop ready to roll responses to corral and redirect anxious energies around performance (whether in your workplace or onstage). Transform patterns of behavior that are full of labor into supportive, liberating responses to those volatile times when private goes public. Get in the NOW...Bring material to work with, whether script, score or ad copy.

Contemporary Techniques & Processes - voicings for the vocal explorer
November 5, 12 & 19
3 Wednesdays 7 - 9 pm
Location TBA
Class Fee: $115 (50% by first class)
Early Bird special: $95 by Nov 1

This mini-lab develops extended vocal approaches for performance and personal pleasure. orient and organize your vocal vocabulary through inventive forms of composition. an ideal laboratory to shape and refine your unique sound. You will also have the opportunity to try out some electronic interventions for voice. Wanna do LOOP? Do this. see www.voicelabnyc.com for complete description (performance production lab in winter/spring 2004, auditions begin in December)

Fall Special - continues for those that want to work intensively (or pensively) one-on-one...4 in a row for 2-4-0 bring a friend, do it again**
$240 for 4 private sessions
introduce a friend to the fall special and double your private pleasure

Save the dates!
Song Lab - innovative approaches to the act of singing
December 3, 10 & 17, 7 - 9 pm

Save the date!
Lynn Book performs notes on desire + new work - solo!!
@ Bowery Poetry Club
December 12, 8 - 9:30 pm
more to follow...

wanna know more?
Lynn Book / Voicelab
where voice gets reinvented
535 E. 14th St. #4F
New York NY 10009


3. Dara Birnbaum, FF Alumn, installation at The Jewish Museum, thru Jan. 4, 2004

The Jewish Museum presents Erwartung/Expectancy: A Video Installation by Dara Birnbaum, FF Alumn, through January 4, 2004. Dara Birnbaum's multimedia installation, Erwartung/Expectancy, appropriates Arnold Schoenberg's influential 1909 opera, Erwartung, to probe the contemporary condition of women. An image and more information about Ms. Birnbaum's work appears at www.jewishmuseum.org

Still considered avant-garde for its investigation of emotional states, Schoenberg's Erwartung was influenced by the study of psychoanalysis that emerged at the beginning of the 20th century. By selecting and recreating specific tableaux from Schoenberg's original work, Birnbaum confronts questions about female identity and independence as she delves into the realm of the unconscious. Schoenberg's Erwartung dramatizes one woman's condition as she moves through varying stages of isolation, alienation, and uncertainty in search of a lost lover.

Using one of Schoenberg's original set design sketches as a backdrop on transparent Plexiglas panels, Birnbaum projects footage of a contemporary female character onto a recreated stage. Following the format of the original work, Birnbaum produces a repeating series of tableaux. She filmed an actress reenacting 15 scenes from the opera with corresponding selected text from Marie Pappenheim's original 1909 libretto. In addition, Birnbaum appropriated 20 seconds of Schoenberg's original score and remixed it, adding various electronic elements. The images, along with electronically edited samplings of Schoenberg's score, flood a darkened environment. The result is a highly visceral treatment of Erwartung-one that translates from one century to the next through sound, image, and word.

Dara Birnbaum explores metaphors within Schoenberg's opera associated with Freud's theories of fragmentation and the realm of the unconscious. Birnbaum also reexamines Erwartung through a feminist lens, presenting the female character as a contemporary allegory of female identity in her search for both love and her own position in society. Birnbaum was drawn to Erwartung by the libretto written by Marie Pappenheim, then a 27-year-old medical student and poet involved in Viennese psychoanalytic circles. Birnbaum has said, "I find it particularly meaningful that the libretto was composed by a woman and that this one act opera's only character is a woman."

First commissioned in 1995 by the Kunsthalle in Vienna as an outdoor project without sound, Birnbaum's Erwartung/Expectancy provides an opportunity for the viewer to contemplate whether women of today face the same dilemmas as women of a century ago. Are they still trapped between two expectations - achieving a sense of completion through a male counterpart versus forging an identity of one's own?

Dara Birnbaum is recognized as one of the first video artists to appropriate images from television to deconstruct the power of mass media images, exploring the psychological nature of the female subject, and how culture, history and memory are mythologized. Her work has been on view at such major venues as The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the Tate Gallery in London, among others.

The curator for Erwartung/Expectancy is Joanna Lindenbaum, Curatorial Assistant at The Jewish Museum.

Erwartung/Expectancy is made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor, with additional support from the Lucius & Eva Eastman Fund, Inc., The Evelyn Toll Family Foundation, and other individuals. Dara Birnbaum's work appears courtesy of the Marian Goodman Gallery.

The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan. Museum hours are: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 11 am to 5:45 pm; Thursday, 11 am to 8 pm; Friday 11 am to 3 pm. Closed Saturday. Museum admission is $10 adults; $7.50 students and senior citizens; free admission for children under 12. On Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 pm admission is pay what you wish. For general information, the public may call 212.423.3200, or information can be obtained by visiting The Jewish Museum's Web site at http://www.thejewishmuseum.org


4. Reverend Billy, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, Oct. 31-Nov. 4

Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping
Oct 31st-Nov 4th at Anthology Film Archives
All Screenings at 9:30pm

Part secular cult, part political affinity group, part improvisatory theater troupe, Rev Billy's activists trespass with flair inside Starbucks, Disney and an NYU construction site (trying to save the "Poe House" from the wrecking ball).

The feature documentary from Playloud! Productions is directed by Dietmar Post, produced by Lucia Palacios.

Location: 32 Second Avenue at Second Street. TRAVEL: F train to 2nd Ave or 6 train to Bleeker or 2nd Ave.-M15 bus to 3rd St.
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 student/seniors


5. Devora Neumark, FF Alumn, at Folie/Culture, Quebec, November 7

Devora Neumark
Loving arms holding ground.
How do you experience comfort and well-being?
What is the position that grounds you when fear sets in?

Holding Ground is an invitation to surrender to the sense of being held that holds us in love. Within the space of intimacy that can sometimes easily be established between strangers in a moment of presence, Devora will ask participants how they can imagine holding themselves or being held in a way that encourages self-aware unconditional acceptance. She will then proceed to hold (with) the participant as best she can for as long as it takes for that sense of well-being to be established and satisfied.

This participatory durational performative collaboration will take place on Friday, November 7, 2003 under the auspices of Folie /Culture and their "Prescription" project. The artist gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council Inter-Arts Office.

For further information please contact:
225, boul. Charest Est, bureau 116
Québec (Québec) G1K 3G9
Tél: (418) 649-0999
Fax: (418) 649-0124
Courriel: fc@folieculture.org


6. Steed Taylor, FF Alumn, Carnal Bend, The Bronx, opening Nov. 2, 1-3 pm

Steed Taylor, FF Alumn, presents Carnal Bend
150th block of Cromwell Street Bronx, New York

Located in an area notorious for illicit sexual activity, this Road Tattoo acknowledges individuals trapped between a public persona and private desire.

DEDICATION: Sunday November 2, 2003 1 - 3pm
DIRECTIONS: 2, 4 or 5 subway to 149th Street/Grand Concourse. Walk down 149th St. towards the Major Deegan Expressway. Turn right onto Cromwell St and walk 1 block to 150th St.

This project is made possible by an Independent Project Grant from
Artists Space, the Puffin Foundation and the Bronx Council On the Arts.


7. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, presents Super Merengue, Newark Museum, Nov. 13, 6 pm

Super Merengue (SM)
The mighty Dominican York that will take you on a non-stop dance flight on MerengueAir. Performance by Nicolás Dumit Estévez
Thursday, November 13, 2003, 6 PM
Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ
FREE with suggested Museum admission
Reservations are required: call 973-596-6613


This performance is part of the exhibition "The Caribbean Abroad. Contemporary Artists and Latino Migration" curated by Carmen Ramos at the Newark Museum, October 16, 2003 through February 15, 2004.


8. Geoffrey Hendricks, Allan Kaprow, Alison Knowles, William Pope.L, Carolee Schneemann, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, Flux-Mass of George Maciunas and Panel Discussion, Nov. 1 and 4, Rutgers Univ, New Brunswick, NJ

This secular event of February 17, 1970, will be recreated at its original location under the direction of Geoffrey Hendricks with Yoshi Wada as Flux-Priest (he performed this role in the original FLUX-MASS) and Carolee Schneemann as Flux-Bishop. FLUX-MASS was George Maciunas's late great performance work.

WHERE: Voorhees Chapel, Douglass Campus, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ.
Transportation to the Event. FREE BUS transportation from New York City to the opening is available on a limited basis. CALL SOON. For reservations call 732-932-7511 by October 31. E-mail: publicrelations@masongross.rutgers.edu

FLUX-MASS was recreated in Wiesbaden (Erbenheim), Germany (September 21, 2002) for the 40th Anniversary of Fluxus and 5 months later, in conjunction with the exhibition CRITICAL MASS: Happenings, Fluxus, Performance, Intermedia and Rutgers University 1958-1972 installed at the Mead Art Museum, in Johnson Chapel Amherst College (February 16, 2003)

FOLLOWING THE FLUX-MASS there will be a reception at the exhibition CRITICAL MASS: Happenings, Fluxus, Performance, Intermedia and Rutgers University 1958-1972 co-curated by Geoffrey Hendricks with Sur Rodney (Sur) currently installed at the Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square , 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ.

Exhibition dates: October 4-November 5, 2003. Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 10 am. to 4 pm.

with Allan Kaprow, Alison Knowles, William Pope.L, and Olav Westphalen, with Franklin Furnace's very own Martha Wilson as moderator.


WHERE: Civic Square Auditorium, Mason Gross School of the Arts, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. It is a short walk form the New Brunswick train station. Go left on Albany Street (Route 27) a block and a half to George Street. Turn right and walk four blocks to Livingston Avenue. Turn right onto Livingston Avenue. The Civic Square Building is a large red brick building on your right just beyond the State Theater.

Companion 220 page fully illustrated CRITICAL MASS catalog available.Distributed by Rutgers University Press.


9. Tish Benson, FF Alumn, at Aaron Davis Hall, November 2, 3-4:30 pm

Tish Benson's Wild Like That

"In 1976 Ntozake Shange introduced the word "Choreopoem" into then, as it is now, predominantly, male, white, and often stale landscape of the American theater. She developed an entirely new format for expression...Tish Benson is her absolute inheritor and Wild Like That Good Stuff Smellin Strong is a new generation's war cry..."
--Sapphire, author of Push and American Dreams

A performance-reading from Tish Benson's new collection of poetry and prose: Wild Like That Good Stuff Smellin Strong. Special Guest: Marcia Jones, visual artist; Derrin Maxwell, performance artist; Kymberli Carter, actor
Hip Hop Orchestra
Hip Hop Circus Music through the lens of Sun Ra, Mozart, and the Blues.
Mazz Swift:Violin
Maryam Blacksher: Viola
Julia Kent: Cello
Thom Loubet: Guitar
Djbril Toure: Bass
Chris Eddleton:Drums
Tiffiany & Ganessa James: Vocals
Kwame Brandt-Pierce: Composer & Keyboards

Sunday November 2nd 2003
3:00pm-4:30 pm
Aaron Davis Hall
135th Street & Convent Ave
Call 212 650-7100 for more info
Or go to:www.aarondavishall.org
(say: Tish List and receive $5 discount on this performance)


10. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Thai Café, opening reception Nov 4, 6-8 pm

THAI CAFÉ Curatorial Space of the Ridge Street Artists
925 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
"G" train to Greenpoint Av @ Manhattan Av

Vernita Nemec aka N'Cognita
"Fragments from a Life"
(Recent work, mostly)
November 2 -December 6, 2003
Opening reception Tuesday November 4, 6-8 pm

Vernita Nemec is an artist who has worked on many projects & in many media throughout the 30 years of her artistic career. Beginning in 1970, she co-curated "X-12", the first feminist exhibit since the 1930's when Peggy Guggenheim curated an all-female art show. Her art process since those early feminist battles has consistently involved the layering of her life experiences through the media of collage, photography, drawing, paint, installation and performance art.

For this exhibit she continues to create artworks from security envelopes she saves and recycles, this time forming them into paper reliefs cast from a fake brick wall. The 'brick' wall itself becomes an artwork with an overlay of dried roses (which she also saves) perhaps symbolizing emotional walls we have all encountered, perhaps having to do with all the symbolic brick walls in our culture that affirm themselves when we are confronted with "the other", whether in love, politics, race or religion.

N'Cognita's photography was recently featured in The Nation, in an article by Arthur Danto about the Art of 9/11. Also, on the anniversaries of 9/11, she presented a performance piece entitled "Love" at various venues in NYC including galleries and Superfine in DUMBO. Creating performance art since the late 70's, the artist has performed & presented her art throughout the United States and internationally. In1980 & '94 in Budapest Hungary, in Mexico City in 1986, and in Tokyo in 1999 to perform as part of an International "5 Cities Project" and to Frankfurt and Mainz, Germany in 2000 as a presenter at the 7th PSI (Performance Studies International) Conference. She has studied movement with Simone Forti, Eiko & Kim Itoh, focusing on Butoh, which she now incorporates into her performance work.

Her first installation, created in 1975, was a re-creation of her studio wall her most recent, first exhibited in 1999, was her re-creation of the essence of her studio included photo collages of her real Canal Street studio as well as artworks and art in process, clothing, her work table, bed & a meditation room. This was modeled after her real life studio bathroom, but made from a refrigerator box covered with Xeroxes of pages from her sketchbooks & diaries.

In addition to her ongoing artistic output, Nemec aka N'Cognita has curated numerous group exhibitions at Henry Street Art Center, a lower East Side entity long recognized for its art & theatrical presentations. Since 1994, the artist has been curating and organizing throughout the U.S. important shows of art from recycled materials, for which she received a Kauffman Foundation Fellowship in 1995. The "Art from Detritus" is featured on her website, www.ncognita.com. For Ridge Street Artists, she organized an exhibit at Pirate, a Contemporary Art Oasis in Denver, CO.

Long a champion for the artists' community, she was the Executive Director and Programming Chair for Artists Talk on Art for a decade, a panel series featuring both the known & lesser known in the 20th & 21st Century Art World. Though still serving on ATOA's advisory board, Nemec is now the Director of Viridian Artists, a gallery of contemporary art in Chelsea and continues to curate independently exhibitions of under-known artists.

For further information, please contact the artist at ncognita@earthfire.org & visit her website at www.ncognita.com & www.ridgestreetartists.com/vernita.htm.


11. Allan Kaprow, FF Alumn, at Printed Matter, Oct. 21-Nov. 15, reception Oct. 30

"Allan Kaprow : Posters, Activity Booklets, and Ephemera 1957 - 1979" at Printed Matter, Inc., October 21 - November 15, 2003

Reception for the Artist: Thursday, October 30, 5 - 7 PM

Printed Matter, Inc. is extremely pleased to announce the exhibition, "Allan Kaprow : Posters, Activity Booklets and Ephemera, 1957 - 1979," which will run from October 21 through November 15, 2003. An opening reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2003 from 5 to 7 PM at Printed Matter in Chelsea.

In the late 1950's Kaprow coined the terms, "Happenings" and "Environments" to describe his various experiments in the development of a "total" art. In his work Kaprow sought to completely break down the formal and social constrictions inherent in traditional and contemporary art practices, and to expand the field into a new type of aesthetic and social consciousness. Instead of prescribing a new or different form of art, Kaprow proposed to circumvent the category of art altogether and use everyday life as the basis of his work. Kaprow's move was inherently political, re-integrating art into historical and social reality, as opposed to hiding it away in lofty museums and exclusive galleries.

Because of the temporal and ephemeral nature of Kaprow's working model, there is no extensive correlating physical body of work, but rather a trail of fragmentary documentation. In this exhibition Printed Matter will be presenting posters and announcements for Kaprow's events and exhibitions over two decades of his remarkable career - from 1957, when he departed from his formal training as a painter to pursue his revolutionary cultural experiments, through the 1970's. In addition, a large array of Kaprow's "Activity Booklets" will be on display. These under-known artists' chapbooks serve not only as invaluable documentation of Kaprow's Happenings, but also as instruments of instruction, praxis being yet another vital aspect of Kaprow's work. These books also exemplify the close historical link/overlap between the documentation of performance and conceptual art, and contemporary artists' books.

While much of the radical experimentation of the late fifties through 1970's has since become the topic of highly specialized discourse of contemporary art - experimentation which in fact had originally contested exactly this specialization in the arts of the times - Kaprow's work retains a fresh and oppositional edge and a populist appeal to this day. It would be difficult to overstate the influence of Kaprow's non-art, art model. Besides long having entered the popular vernacular, Kaprow's Happenings and Environments cast a long shadow over the subsequent forty plus years of Performance Art, Experimental Theater and Film, and the Visual Arts.

Many of the vintage publications in the exhibition will be for sale. Printed Matter's hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 - 6, and Saturdays, 11 - 7. Please visit our website - www.printedmatter.org - where all of our Allan Kaprow inventory is available, along with over 12,000 other titles.

Concurrent with this exhibit, Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, NJ is hosting the exhibition, "Critical Mass : Happenings, Fluxus, Performance, and Intermedia 1958 - 1972," a major survey of the Arts program at Rutgers where Kaprow taught, and which was the staging ground for many of the artistic innovations of that period.

For further information, please contact David Platzker, Executive Director, Printed Matter, Inc. at (212) 925-0325 or dplatzker@printedmatter.org

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists' books and other artists' publications.


12. Alexander Del Re in Montevideo and Buenos Aires, October 2003

Alexander Del Re will be part of the international exhibition of performance art "Proyecto Limes" that will take place at the University of Montevideo City, Uruguay and at the National Museum of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In Montevideo he will perform "Secretos (Mensaje guardado)" -Secrets (Kept message)" October 26. In Buenos Aires he will perform "El Curador IS DEAD" -The healer IS DEAD"- with Martín Molinaro and Javier Sobrino, October 29, 7.30pm

For more details visit http://www.heterogenesis.com/Limes.htm
Alexander Del Re


13. Jack Waters and Peter Cramer, FF Alumns, last event of the season at Le Petit Versailles, Halloween Nite!

Come Out Come out wherever you are for the final event of the season!
Pagan Electric at Le Petit Versailles 10/31/03 8pm.
Stephen Kent Jusick and DJ Econ project films & spin vinyl in a estatic collage of sights and sounds sure to keep you hot and toasty while you share the warmth of our outdoor garden fireplace and even toast marshmallows! Booooooooooo...

LE PETIT VERSAILLES 346 East Houston Street @ Avenue C.
Rain or Shine. FREE/Voluntary donation.
F / V trains to Second Ave. Walk east on HOUSTON St. or J / M trains to
Delancey. Walk northeast to HOUSTON St.

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. LPV Exhibitions are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts,a State agency.


14. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, at Movement Research, November 10, 8 pm

In-Progress Showing of New Work
by Kathy Westwater

Presented by Movement Research

Choreography_Kathy Westwater
Performance_Abby Block & Kathy Westwater
Music_ Peter Kirn

Monday, November 10, 2003 at 8pm
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South (btwn. W. 4th & Thompson)

Free Admission

Shared program with Allison Farrow & Netta Yerushalmy


15. Galinsky, FF Alumn, makes film directorial debut, Remote Lounge, Nov. 7, + more.

1st Annual New York International Digital Film Festival announces a world premiere screening of a film featuring Quentin Crisp's final screen appearance- "Quality of Life: The Giuliani Years" directed by Galinsky at Remote Lounge November 7th 7pm.

At 7:30pm on Friday, November 7, Remote Lounge [327 Bowery] will host our shorts program featuring an eclectic mix of drama, humor, horror and sci-fi films from around the world. A highlight of the shorts program is Quality of Life: The Giuliani Years, the debut film of downtown performance specialist and activist Galinsky, featuring the last on-screen appearance of Quentin Crisp. Reception at 6:00pm precedes the screening.

QUALITY OF LIFE: THE GIULIANI YEARS, marks Galinsky's film directorial debut. He is best known as a New York City poet, playwright, actor and town crier. Featuring the last film performance of Quentin Crisp's career, "Quality of Life: The Giuliani Years" stands as an imposing and absurd commentary on the administrations staggering authority and triviality. The film consists of a series of guerilla style short scenes illustrating a variation of "QOL" type arrests and a cast of assorted perps and cops. Set in a grim back hallway of One Polie Plaza where the accused are escorted to their court appearance and grilled along the way. There is the elderly man and mime who arrested for performing in the park without a permit, the marginalized "squeegee man" busted for trying to make ends meet by washing car windows, the Upper East Side trust fund daughter brought in for dealing heroin, the mafia love interest back in for a 'short stay', and the high school principal busted for having 'crack and poker parties' in the school on Friday nights. Galinsky and director of photography Thomas William Moore utilize natural light and a diverse array of music (ION Records) to make this 21 minute film a gritty and colorful docu-style dark comedy.

Quality of Life: The Giuliani Years
running time 21 minutes
Directed by Galinsky
Produced by Bodhi Tree Media
Director of Photography Thomas William Moore


"Matthew Courtney Open Mic. All Stars" show on Thursday November 13th from 5-7pm. Show is at the Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery http://www.bowerypoetry.com) We want everyone to attend and say a few words about Matthew or perform a short piece. We only have 2 hours, so short means short! :) We'll drop names in a hat and pick 'em out for two hours. For those of you who don't know, not only was Matthew the voice of MTV's Cindy Crawford's "The Grind", he was a major force in establishing ABC NO RIO and encouraged countless writers/performers to do their work.


16. David Cale, FF Alumn / Board Member, new monologue on NPR, Nov 1 & 2

David Cale, FF Alumn / Board Member, has a new radio monologue, BAD LOVE, to be broadcast on the NPR show, 'The Next Big Thing' on Saturday November 1st and Sunday the 2nd.

David Cale's third monologue recorded for the NPR show, 'The Next Big Thing', will be broadcast this weekend. In New York the show is on Saturday Novmber 1st at 2 pm on AM 820 and on Sunday the 2nd at 11 am on FM 93.9. To find where/when in other stations around the country go to http://www.nextbigthing.org/stations/tnbt.html

Written by David Cale and performed J. Smith-Cameron, the highly acclaimed star of the plays, 'Fuddy Meers' and 'As Bees in Honey Drown'. Ms. Smith-Cameron plays a woman evaluating her marriage as her husband, played by Greg Stuhr, serenades her in a Karaoke Bar with 'Wind Beneath My Wings'. This is the third of a series of monologues Cale is writing and recording for 'The Next Big Thing'. His earlier pieces 'Judy Garland on the Beach in Malibu', performed by Jerry Adler and 'Viagra Brownies' performed by Gillian Foss can be heard by visiting 'The Next Big Thing' web site at www.nextbigthing.org


17. Exit Art "L Factor" benefit at the Copacabana, Monday November 24

Benefit at the Copacabana
Monday, November 24, 2003

The Exit Art Board of Directors and Honorary Chair Bianca Jagger cordially invite you to a Gala Benefit in celebration of L Factor an exciting, multi-disciplinary project that explores the influence of Latino Culture on America Culture

Latino culture incorporates a variety of languages, countries and races dispersed around the world. This cultural force influences and is greatly influenced by American culture. The purpose of this exhibition is to focus on this reciprocal relationship through visual art, film, music and literature by a new generation of Latin artists living and working in the United States.

6:00pm Cocktail reception at Exit Art, 36th Street & 10th Avenue
8:00pm Dinner and Dancing at Copacabana, 34th Street & 11th Avenue

Sponsor table(s) at $25,000 each
Patron table(s) at $10,000 each
Suppporter table(s) at $5,000 each
Patron Seating ticket(s) at $1,000 each
Supporter Seating ticket(s) at $500 each

For more information call
Jodi Hanel 212 966 7745 x 22

To purchase tickets online go to



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