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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
December 3, 2003

1. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at LaGuardia Community College, Dec. 6, 8pm
2. Joan Jonas, Pauline Oliveros, Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumns, NYC booksigning party, Dec. 7
3. Susan Leopold, FF Alumn at Bronfman Center Gallery, opens TONITE!
4. Krzystof Zarebski, FF Alumn, at Fusion Arts Museum, opens Dec. 7
5. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, December 2003 labs and performances.
6. Murray Hill, FF Alumn, Christmas Show at The Cutting Room, Dec. 6-20
7. Reverend Billy, FF Alumn, at St. Mark's in the Bowery, Dec. 14, 8 pm
8. Harley Spiller, Javier Téllez, FF Alumns, part of ArtBasel Miami, opening TONITE!
9. Kathleen Chalfant, FF Member, at Lucille Lortel Theater, NYC, Dec. 11
10. "Interior Motives" panel discussion, Wooster Arts Space, Dec. 10, 7:30 pm
11. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, at ICP, opening Decmber 11, and more.
12. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at Ars Nova, NY, Dec 5-6
13. Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn, at Eyebeam, TONITE!
14. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Makor, December 10, 8 pm

1. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at LaGuardia Community College, Dec. 6, 8pm

Judith Sloan FF Alumn, directs a performance of NYU students and immigrant teenagers from Queens International High School in Cross-Cultural Dialogue Through the Arts in collaboration with the Raging Grannies and Their Daughters.
Saturday December 6th, 8 PM.
La Guardia Community College
The Little Theater
31-10 Thomson Avenue (Entrance on Van Dam Street) just a few blocks from MOMAQns
Long Island City, New York


2. Joan Jonas, Pauline Oliveros, Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumns, NYC booksigning party, Dec. 7

A booksigning party celebrating the publication of WOMEN, ART, AND TECHNOLOGY! (MIT Press, 2003; Leonardo Book Series)

December 7, 2003 - 2:30-4:30 at the studio of Sonya Rapoport , FF Alumn

The Editor, Judy Malloy, and many of the Bay Area contributors will be available to sign copies of the book.

Bay area contributors include Pat Bentson, Anna Couey, Diane Fenster, Jo Hanson, Lynn Hershman, Brenda Laurel, Margaret Morse, Pauline Oliveros, Celia Rabinovitch, Sonya Rapoport, Valerie Soe, and Pamela Z.

The Book
Documenting the core role of women in creating and shaping media/new media, WOMEN, ART, AND TECHNOLOGY, (MIT PRESS,2003; Leonardo Series), is an extensive compendium of the work of women artists in pioneering and continuing to shape new media practice.

Edited by Judy Malloy, the book features overviews of the history and foundations of the field by Kathy Brew, artist and former director of the new media initiative ThunderGulch; artist/networker Anna Couey; critic Margaret Morse; artist/educator Sheila Pinkel; and critic/curator Patric Prince. The Foreword is by Pat Bentson.

Artist contributors include computer graphics artists Rebecca Allen, Donna Cox, and Diane Fenster; video artists Dara Birnbaum, Joan Jonas, Valerie Soe, and Steina Vasulka; composers Cecile Le Prado, Pauline Oliveros, and Pamela Z; interactive artists Jennifer Hall and Blyth Hazen, Agnes Hegedus, Lynn Hershman, Nancy Paterson, and Sonya Rapoport; virtual reality artists Char Davies and Brenda Laurel; net artists Monika Fleischmann and Wolfgang Strauss, Kathy Rae Huffman and Eva Wohlgemuth, and Sandy Stone; choreographers Dawn Stoppiello and Mark Coniglio and Linda Austin and musician Leslie Ross; and environmental/biotech artists Jo Hanson, Helen and Newton Harrison, and Nell Tenhaaf. Critics include Martha Burkle Bonecchi, Jaishree Odin, Simone Osthoff, Zoe Sofia, and Carol Stakenas.


3. Susan Leopold, FF Alumn at Bronfman Center Gallery, opens TONITE!

"Uncharted Perspectives: Recent Works by Susan Leopold"
Gallery Opening: Thursday, December 4, 2003

Join us from 6PM-8PM for the Gallery Opening of "Uncharted Perspectives: Recent Works by Susan Leopold." Leopold's work explores the shifting nature of perception and how memory transforms our experience of space. The exhibition will be on display from December 4, 2003 to February 1, 2004.

The Bronfman Center Gallery
7 E. 10th Street NY, NY
Gallery Hours: Mon -Thur 10 -10 pm, Sun 10 - 10 pm

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a private showing,
please contact Robert J. Saferstein, Gallery Director .

Robert J. Saferstein
Email: rjs286@nyu.edu
The Bronfman Center Gallery
7 E. 10th Street NY, NY
Gallery Hours: Mon -Thur 10 -10 pm, Sun 10 - 10 pm

Hope you can make it.
Best, Susan


4. Krzystof Zarebski, FF Alumn, at Fusion Arts Museum, opens Dec. 7

"Transfusion Too" - a new international group show at FusionArts Museum

FusionArts Museum is proud to present its next exhibit "Transfusion Too," a group show which focuses on artists who are dedicated to the art of fusion, the technique of melding or fusing different art disciplines into another art form. Like the previous exhibit "Transfusion," this show will open the doors to an array of international artists all of whom are "transfusing" the old into the new, all of whom understand that the future of art, be it politically, socially, economically, physically and/or intellectually is in the generation of hybrids which allows for endless creative artistic possibilities. In essence, the future of art is in fusion. The fusion artists who are part of the "Transfusion Too" show are from Japan, France, Italy, Canada, Poland, China, Russia and the United States. Listed in alphabetical order the artists are: BOKOV, Robert Carioscia, Ismael Cosme, Steve Dalachinsky, Maggie Ens, Jocelyn Fiset, Bernard Francois, Nicola Frangione, Dan Glaser, Liu Guangyun, Ed Higgins, Rene Hinds, Hoop, Keiko Kamma, Ron Keefer, Julius Klein, Mark Kostabi, Ivan Kustura, Joe Maynard, Taisuke Morishita, Phil Rostek, Jennifer Ryan, Gecko Saccomanno, Shalom, Helga Von Eichen Koppal, Krzystof Zarebski and Antony Zito.

The FusionArts Museum is the only space in New York City that is dedicated to showing fusion art exclusively. "Transfusion Too" will be on preview exhibit from November 17 through December 5, 2003. Opening reception for the artists with performances and readings is Sunday, December 7 from 6 - 9 PM at FusionArts Museum, 57 Stanton Street between Forsyth and Eldridge Streets on the Lower East Side. Please take the F train to the Second Avenue station and exit on the First Avenue side.
Readings and performances by special guests Steve Dalachinsky, John Farris, Jim Feast, Merry Fortune, Wanda Phipps, Kristan Ryan, Marc Sloan, Howie Solo and Carl Watson.

Deborah Fries, Director
FusionArts Museum
57 Stanton Street
(between Forsyth and Eldridge Streets on the Lower East Side)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 995-5290
F or V train to 2nd Avenue and Houston Street. Exit at 1st Avenue

Fall and Winter Hours:
Sundays - Wednesdays: Noon - 6 PM
Thursdays: Noon - 8 PM
Fridays: Noon - 3 PM
Saturdays: Closed


5. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, December 2003 labs and performances.

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This is it folks, december beckons singing and SS SONG LAB is here!! SS SS S W STARTS WEDNESDAY SS S W The Early Bird is extended through tuesday! (how much later can it go?) so CALL/EMAIL today with your BIG YES!

SONG LAB W innovations in singing
December 3, 10 & 17
3 Wednesdays, 7 - 9 pm
CAP 21 Studios, 18 W. 18th St., 6th Floor
Class Fee: $125 (%50 deposit by first class)
EXTENDED>>Early Bird Special $100, Dec. 2!!
DROP IN RATE: $40 a session

~ singing for pure pleasure ~
learn some full bodied, imaginative approaches to the act of singing . . .
Bring song material to explore + there'll be some group singing!


Sperformance production lab + showcaseS
Sauditions/interviews begin december 15!!S
there is limited enrollment, so make your appointment now!!

LOOP is an ideal laboratory to try out what you've been working on and/or to develop fresh ideas for performance that features the voice in innovative ways. This unique performance production lab culminates in a fully produced evening at SDixon PlaceS in May 2004. Call or email with questions or to present your take on the possibilities of this extraordinary lab.

W S S the private sessions S S "4 in a row for 2-4-0" which translates as 4 private sessions for $240. A great bargain and more when you "bring a friend, do it again" ORgrace a friend with a great gift! good into the new year if purchased by the end of december(a single session @ $60 will bring a smile, too!)

S S V W W S S S V W S S and this THURSDAY!!
Lynn will also be a-yodelin' with some other loose-glot folks @ Bowery Poetry Club, 12/4, 10 pm on the occasion of Bart Platenga's book release "Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo:The Secret History of Yodeling Around the World"

Lynn Book performs SS S W extended notes on desire SS S W a "beguiling thrill ride of a concept piece" (Chicago Tribune Metromix, July 2003) @ Bowery Poetry Club SS Friday SDecember 12 W 8 pm

308 Bowery between Houston & Bleeker
tickets $10 and $7
advance tix @ www.virtuous.com

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


6. Murray Hill, FF Alumn, Christmas Show at The Cutting Room, Dec. 6-20

just rated one of the top 5 holiday shows by New York Magazine!
a murray hill christmas
Murray Hill, "the hardest working middle-aged man in show business," is suffering a Charlie Brown-like crisis of faith.Momentarily disheartened by the overwhelming holiday materialism, $2 Metrocards and a smoke-free NYC club scene, Murray soon resolves to gather his showbiz cronies together for a holiday blowout event designed to transform the Big Apple from maliase-ridden urban hellhole to festive Yuletide kinda town.

with the Murrayettes
and jazz trio The Stiff Gimlets
featuring Lance Cruce on keys

The Cuting Room, West 24th Street between 6th and Broadway.
Preview show: Saturday, Dec. 6 at 8:30pm
Friday, Dec. 12 at 8:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 13 at 8:30pm & 11pm
Friday, Dec. 19 at 8:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 20 at 8:30pm & 11pm
get tickets now:
or call 212.868.4444
more info:


7. Reverend Billy, FF Alumn, at St. Mark's in the Bowery, Dec. 14, 8 pm

Reverend Billy And The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir's
Annual "Come Happy Leave Hungry Christmas Revival"
Sunday, December 14th , 8 Pm
St Marks In The Bowery, 2nd Ave @ E 1oth St
10$ At The Door, Reservations & Information
Trains: F To 2nd Ave, Nr To 8th St, Q45 To Union Sq, 6 To Astor

Reverend Billy and The Amazing Handmade Stop Shopping Gospel Choir return to The East Village to celebrate Christmas the old fashioned way: NOT SHOPPING IN A CHURCH. Reverend Billy catalyzes a whole new value system and unleashes a torrent of heretofore unknown holiday logic. Come Happy-Leave Hungry.

Fresh from his arrest on 5th Ave at this year's Buy Nothing Day Parade, New York's local champion Reverend Billy will introduce a new value system and launch the widespread circulation of its currency. This new currency, whose name remains closely guarded, takes into consideration both "hidden costs" and "human value" and dooms the dollar to soulless oblivion.

This year's revival also features New York City's Largest Ever Gift Exchange, in which we invite the giving of gifts not purchased in transnational chain stores. Be sure that you haven't contributed to the sweatshop economy --Make it yourself! Celebrants at St Mark's will each contribute and receive a handmade gift. Reverend Billy and The Amazing Handmade Gospel Choir will also honor the buy-nothing-baptism of hundreds of post-consumers with a spectacle of song, dance and revival spirit.

Reverend Billy is the creation of Bill Talen, an Obie Award-winning performance artist and author of "What Should I Do If Reverend Billy Is In My Store?" (New Press). The Church of Stop Shopping is directed by Savitri Durkee; musical director: Benny Key; Soloists: James Solomon Benn, Laura Newman, Greer Morrison, Derrick McGinty, Urania Mylonas, and Jerry Goralinick...The Choir, thirty voices strong, will premiere new songs. Special Guests TBA.


8. Harley Spiller, Javier Téllez, FF Alumns, part of Artbasel Miami, opening TONITE!

A version of Javier Téllez's work, "You Don't Have to Be Chinese," featuring a videotape interview with Chinese menu collector Harley Spiller, and Chinese restaurant memorabilia displayed in old refrigerators, will be exhibited at Transeat, 2417 North Miami Avenue, opening on Thursday December 4th as part of ArtBasel Miami art fair. The show is curated by Julieta Gonzalez. For more details call 305-576-0406.


9. Kathleen Chalfant, FF Member, at Lucille Lortel Theater, NYC, Dec. 11

Kathleen Chalfant, FF Member, will present new theater work at the Lucille Lortel Theater, NYC, on December 11th. The New York Times presented the following article:

Public Lives: Giving Voice to Last Words From the Holocaust
November 28, 2003

As Kathleen Chalfant moved across her rehearsal space, she was followed by shadows. Some loomed large and menacing behind her, some shrank in pain, some multiplied to give a sense of crowds and movement, and some floated faintly on the curtain like ghosts.

Ms. Chalfant, who has appeared in such plays as "Angels in America" and "Wit," spends her afternoons working with shadows, or more precisely the shadows of the documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. She will, with nothing more to support her than these phantoms, appear on Dec. 11 in "The Last Letter" at the Lucille Lortel Theater.

"Kathy, I think you shouldn't make that move," said Mr. Wiseman, his hair disheveled and falling in unruly strands about his head as he peered toward her from his table. "Stay there. Maybe we can add a shadow. Maybe we can make it a bigger shadow."

Ms. Chalfant waited silently, the click of a computer keyboard that controls the lighting filling the room like the tap of raindrops on glass. The shadows were programmed into the computer. Bits of green tape were placed on the floor for blocking, and she began her monologue again. "What I see now is a reflection of the soul," she said.

The one-hour play, adapted by Mr. Wiseman from Vasily Grossman's sweeping novel "Life and Fate," is set in Russia during World War II. Mr. Wiseman directed the play in French for the Comédie-Française three years ago with the French actress Catherine Samie. He later turned it into a film. This is the first English version of the play. He joked that the play is not his life's work, "although it looks like it is becoming my life's work."

The monologue is written in the form of a Russian Jewish mother's last letter in 1941 to her son from the confines of a Ukrainian ghetto. The mother, Anna Semyonovna, is a doctor who carries Chekhov into the ghetto as she awaits execution by the occupying Germans. Mr. Grossman's own mother was murdered in the Ukrainian ghetto in his hometown, Berdichev, during the war. Chapter 18 of the novel is her farewell letter to her son Vitya, complete with anguish, jealousy, anger and love.

"We are living in one of the darkest times since my birth," said Ms. Chalfant, 58, dressed in black slacks and a black turtleneck, which she tugged up over her lips when she stopped to think. "The play deals with the belief that the only way to rule is through fear."

Ms. Chalfant's life has been peripatetic, filled with years abroad, social activism, children and a series of high-voltage roles including the lead in "Wit." Her life mirrors, in some ways, a childhood she spent growing up in a boardinghouse, the Fruitvale Residence Club, run by her parents in Oakland, Calif.

"It had 50 rooms," she said. "We served two meals a day. It was a low-rent `Eloise.' I learned everything I know about life there. I was introduced to community theater, chess, French and horseback riding. They were working people. Many worked in the glass factory." She stopped for a moment to remember. Oh, she said."There were two gorgeous guys from the South who came to live with us during their summer college vacations. This was my first . . . well . . . perhaps we won't go into that."

She went to Stanford and majored in classics, doing more Greek than Latin. And although she had acted in high school, she did not in college. She was on her way back to Stanford from Mexico with her boyfriend, Henry Chalfant, who soon became her husband, when she realized she did not want to be a graduate student. She wanted to be an actress. "I did not want to write about pottery shards or teach ancient Greek to prep school boys," she said. She dropped out and took a series of jobs, including one as a proofreader of law books at a publishing firm. "It was a terrible job," she said. "I realized I would go bonkers. I fabricated a nervous breakdown to get out of it. This was my first acting job. The firm kept calling up and saying they would hold the job for me. I kept telling them not to."

She and her husband, a sculptor, moved to Barcelona and later Rome. In 1971, when she was a young mother taking acting lessons in an Italian acting school, she and her husband found themselves in a huge antiwar demonstration in Rome to protest the American involvement in Vietnam. "There we were," she said, "carrying on about the war while we were living in paradise. We decided we should either go home or shut up." They moved to Woodstock, N.Y., intending to return to Europe but never making it back. Ms. Chalfant began to act in the local community theater and the Manhattan Theater Club. By 1975 she was working regularly as an actress.

"This is the first play I have done in a long time where I do not know yet what I am doing next," she said. She has two grown children and a granddaughter. She and her husband live in a house in Greenwich Village. "My granddaughter is 2 1/2," she said. "She is perfect. I can show you a picture of her dressed as a cow."



10. "Interior Motives" panel discussion, Wooster Arts Space, Dec. 10, 7:30 pm

"INTERIOR MOTIVES" - A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, December 10, 7:30 PM
Concurrent to the exhibition: "Outside/In" curated by Joyce Kozloff
Wooster Arts Space, 147 Wooster St
Artists: Elizabeth Demaray, Donna Dennis, Simonetta Moro, Abby Robinson, Nina Yankowitz

Moderator: Carey Lovelace
Panelists: Daryl Chin, Nina Felshin, George Melrod, Carter Ratcliff, Radhika Subramaniam

The panelists will discuss the ways in which artists represent movement from the external world into an enclosed space, and then back out again. With boundaries becoming increasingly porous, we can move more fluidly than ever before, either escaping to "somewhere else" or burrowing further within.

Daryl Chin is an artist and writer in New York; he is Associate Editor of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art (MIT Press). He co-founded the Asian-American International Film Festival (1977) and was on the Board of Directors and the programing committee of The New Festival (New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival),1989-2000; he has been a guest curator at The Whitney Museum of American Art, and was on the staff of the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art.

Nina Felshin is curator of Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, where she teaches in the art and art history department. She has been a curator at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Cincinnati's Contemporary Art Center, and worked for the Art-in-Architecture Program of the General Services Administration in Washington, DC. Recent group exhibitions include "Good Morning, America"; "Tainted Landscapes"; "Wake-Up Call: Politically Engaged Art for the 21st Century"; "Frames of Reference: From Object to Subject"; "Black and Blue: Examining Police Violence"; and "Beyond Glory: Re-Presenting Terrorism". She is the author of But is it Art? The Spirit of Art As Activism (Bay Press, 1995) and many catalog essays. She is an activist in both her professional and "real world" lives.

Carey Lovelace has written for Art in America, Newsday, Performing Arts Journal, Millenium Film Journal, ARTnews, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, and many other publications. She is co-president of AICA-USA, the US chapter of the International Art Critics Assocation, and is also an award winning playwright whose works are frequently produced in New York and elsewhere.

George Melrod has written hundreds of articles about contemporary art. During the 1990's, he reviewed regularly for ARTnews, Art in America, Contemporanea, and Sculpture, and wrote features for such magazines as Swing, Vogue, Mirabella, and Los Angeles. From 1994-98, he was a Contributing Editor to World Art and Art & Antiques, for whom he wrote a monthly galleries column. He currently lives in LA, where in addition to writing about art, he also writes screenplays.

Carter Ratcliff is a Contributing Editor of Art in America and Art on Paper. His writings have appeared in European and American journals and museum publications (for the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Royal Academy, London). Recently, his essay on Georgia OÕKeeffe was published in a catalog for the Kunsthaus, ZŸrich. He has taught at the New York Studio School and Hunter College, and lectured at institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His most recent books are The Fate of a Gesture: Jackson Pollock and Postwar American Art (Westview Press, 1998) and Out of the Box: The Reinvention of Art 1965-1975 (Allworth Press, 2000). Other books include studies of Andy Warhol, Gilbert and George, and John Singer Sargent.

Radhika Subramaniam is a writer and scholar whose work focuses on urban modernity in South Asia; she holds a PhD. in Performance Studies from NYU. She has worked with Arts International on a range of projects for several years - she joined its staff when it was established as an independent organization and was the Executive Editor of its interdisciplinary art and culture journal, Connect: art.politics.theory.practice. In that position, she spearheaded the effort to establish its independent voice and led its editorial, management and publishing operations.

Elizabeth Demaray / Donna Dennis / Simonetta Moro / Abby Robinson / Nina Yankowitz
curated by Joyce Kozloff
thru January 10, 2004
"Outside/In" presents five artists working between and through spaces: physically, metaphorically and conceptually. Their individual processes take them from the exterior world to an intuitive, personal place, and back. The intimate front room is shared by two emerging artists, Elizabeth Demaray and Simonetta Moro. Three established artists - Donna Dennis, Abby Robinson, and Nina Yankowitz - introduce new installations in the large back gallery.

Elizabeth Demaray recreates the Mercury reentry module - suspended from the ceiling and to scale - from remnants of domestic life (couch cushions, lawn furniture, throw pillows, duct tape). The visitor is invited to climb into its cavity, listen to Hawaiian slack key guitar music, rock gently, and gaze out toward the stars of the Southern Hemisphere, evoked by light emerging through perforations in its back wall. This piece is an uncanny blend of the wistful and the desperate, the mundane and the irrational, fiction and fictive construction, reality and delusion.

Simonetta Moro expands upon the 18th century "Carceri" (prison) renderings of Piranesi. She pricks thousands of dots into large sheets of glassine paper, and then lightly pounds powdered graphite through those tiny holes onto the wall, a literal adaptation of the traditional process for transferring cartoons onto a surface in preparation for fresco. Through dense layers of grisaille overlays, she represents dungeons both as places to take refuge in and escape from, luring the viewer into a mysterious and secret world.

Donna Dennis shows a wall work which includes the model for an ongoing environmental architectural installation, inspired by the tangle of fences, ramps, barriers, ramshackle structures, and barren trees in the underbelly of the Coney Island Cyclone, disparate elements which accrued during sporadic attempts to provide security. Working on the project in her studio five blocks from Ground Zero, she found herself adding a telescope to search for the red light that had been a beacon atop the north tower as seen from her window, expressing both hopefulness and grief.

Abby Robinson's panoramic color photographs of the interiors of old commercial photo studios in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India are delicate, yet steamy. These set-ups are the last vestiges of a long tradition, painted backdrops in front of which the poser can stage a fantasy self or appropriate the tastes and aspirations of a nawab or a maharaja/maharanee. The panorama, with its odd assortment of props and angles, suggests a cinematic narrative, but Robinson's sensibility is subtle and oblique, introspective, and far from the raucous exoticism of Bollywood.

Nina Yankowitz presents a prefabricated glass house, filled to its edges with a beautifully crafted upside down F-15 warplane, hovering in the air like a dead bird. Called Femme Fatale, this artwork dislocates "reality" to question our assumptions about the physical world and how we relate to the objects, landscapes and architecture within it. None of Yankowitz's shelters function in accepted ways - the opaque becomes transparent, outside and inside reverse, liquid becomes solid, nature subverts our expectations, and we are held captive by an eerie stillness.


11. Devora Neumark, FF Alumn, at Art Mur, Montreal, December 11, 5-8 pm

Dear friend of the Centre,
The Centre would like to thank you for helping in the creation of Devora Neumark's new work which is the Montreal Sexual Assault Centre's annual raffle's first prize by inviting you to attend a cocktail party on December the 11th 2003 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Art-Mûr, an art gallery which is located at 5826 St-Hubert street (corner of Rosemont Blvd.) in Montreal. The gallery owners, who donate the framing of the first prize, have graciously offered to host this event in the hope of helping the Centre sell a greater number of raffle tickets. With your generosity the Centre is working hard at ensuring a successful outcome of its most important fundraising activity.

During the event you will be able to tour the gallery, its exhibits and view the raffle's first prize. Two tickets have been reserved for you. Since you wish to remain anonymous please confirm your presence by calling Manon Crête (514) 934-0354 ext. 456, by December the 9th 2003.

We hope that you will able to join us.
Yours truly,
Deborah A. Trent MSW


11. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, at ICP, opening Decmber 11, and more.

Only Skin Deep:
Changing Visions of the American Self
Edited by Coco Fusco and Brian Wallis
What role has photography played in shaping our ideas about race, nation, and selfhood? How has the camera been used to construct and contrast images of racial difference? To create or debunk stereotypes and romantic myths about specific ethnic groups? This groundbreaking book is the first to thoroughly investigate the impact that photography has had on race and racial identity in America‹among the most profound and explosive issues in our nation¹s history and everyday life.

From Dorothea Lange¹s portrait of Mexican braceros brought to the United States as farm workers, to Anthony Aziz & Sammy Cucher's digitally manipulated, idealized nudes, Only Skin Deep presents historical and contemporary images and embraces a wide range of genres and movements, including portraiture, social documentary, ethnographic photography, fine-art photography, and photojournalism. Complementing the images are four original essays on race and photography, eight reprint essays that have served as foundational documents in the discussion of race, and five case studies that focus more narrowly on representations of specific cultural groups. The book will accompany a national touring exhibition prepared by the International Center of Photography in New York.
300 illustrations in full color,
416 pages, 7 1/2 x 10"
ISBN 0­8109­4635­1
EAN 978081094635­4
US$40.00 CAN$65.00

Coco Fusco is a New York­based interdisciplinary artist and associate professor in the Visual Arts Division at Columbia University's School of the Arts. Fusco has curated exhibitions for London¹s ICA, the Brooklyn Museum, and several other venues. Brian Wallis is director of exhibitions and chief curator at the International Center of Photography. In addition to writing several books on contemporary art, he has contributed to many publications, including Artforum, Art in America, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.

International Center of Photography, New York
Dec. 12, 2003­Feb. 29, 2004

Seattle Museum of Art
Mar. 25­June 13, 2004

El Museo del Arte Puerto Rico
Dec. 10, 2004­Feb. 25, 2005


12. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at Ars Nova, NY, Dec 5-6

Hi everyone!

This Friday and Saturday Chris Rael and I are performing our new show Rebellion Cabaret at Ars Nova the beautiful new theatre with a low ticket price policy at 511 West 54th @10th Ave, tickets $12, 212-868-4444. But tomorrow Wednesday at 11pm on Ch 34 or 78 Time /Warner or Ch 109/112 RCN if you have cable you can see an episode of our long running documentary tv show The Lower East Side Biography Project, it broadcasts at 11pm every Wednesday and is usually an interview with a fascinating individual. From time to time we broadcast LIVE FROM THE LOWER EAST SIDE, which is our performing arts show. This week we are broadcasting a three camera edit, 29 minutes from our highly successful 2002 show, New York Values. It is the parent show to Rebellion Cabaret and I thought some of you would like to see something from the comfort of your own home. all the best, xxoopenny


13. Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn, at Eyebeam, TONITE!

Beta Launch: Artists in Residence '03
Performing Video - Dec. 4, 7-8:30pm
540 W. 21st Street between 10th & 11th Aves, NYC

Please join artists Carolee Scheemann, Carrie Dashow and Erika deVries as they discuss projects in the Beta Launch '03 exhibition developed during their residencies.

The groundbreaking performance and multidisciplinary artist Carolee Schneemann will discuss Devour, her new multi-channel video projection in which looped fragments of political disasters and domestic intimacy are locked within the ambiguous menace of enlarged details both human and mechanical. Carrie Dashow will talk about her work with student's in Eyebeam's After-School Atelier class producing digital video time capsules to their future selves as well as her own piece 10 Cameras, 60 Minutes, Caumsett, Long Island, a 10-channel synchronized video installation. Erika deVries will discuss guiding students in her Girls Eye View middle school program through production methods ranging from performance to photography, video and installation with a subtext of female adolescent to adult fantasy, nervousness and women's role as storyteller. She will also discuss and exhibit her own work Rumpelstiltskin.

This project is part of Beta Launch: Artists in Residence '03, the second annual exhibition of works from Eyebeam's Artists in Residence Program, a multidisciplinary initiative that supports the development, creation, and presentation of art works using new technologies and digital tools. The exhibition will take place in two sections, Oct.23 - Nov.15 and Nov.19 - Dec.13, and will include performances, workshops, presentations, an on-line forum, wireless games and a live auction event.

Beta Launch '03 and this talk are free to the public with a suggested donation. For a complete schedule of events and more information on participating artists please visit www.eyebeam.org.

Beta Launch '03 and the Artists in Residence Program are made possible with generous support from the Atlantic Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Eric and Allison Hadar, the Jerome Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.


14. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Makor, December 10, 8 pm

Nora York to perform last concert of 2003
POWER/PLAY: All Work and No Play
Wednesday December 10 -- showtime 8pm
MAKOR 35 W. 67th Street 212 601 1000
New York, NY
Between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
Nora York
Claire Daly baritone Sax
Dave Hofstra bass
Jamie Lawrence Piano
Sherryl Marshall voice
Allison Miller drums
Steve Tarshis guitar
Inspiration on International Human
Rights Day...
"War, Inequality and the abuse of authority are also on Nora York's mind these days; unlike most of us, though, this daring vocalist and conceptualist is able to turn her ruminations into fascinating musical explorations. Her latest "POWER/PLAY" uses Bob Dylan's "Masters of War" as its jumping off point; York is sure to take it to parts un-dreamed of. " -- The New Yorker Magazine--

POWER/PLAY explores the contemporary shifting and spinning of the American narrative by unraveling a number of the diverse threads running through contemporary culture. It addresses, through music, the confusions that abound in our shared relationship to power, threat and social liberty.



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