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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
December 11, 2003

1. Brody Condon, FF Future of the Present artist 2003, at Killer Instinct, opening December 11, 6:30-8 PM
2. Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga, FF Alumn, at Whitney Museum artport site, and in Quebec.
3. AA Bronson, Joan Jonas, Alice Wu, FF Alumns, at Participant, Dec. 17, 2003
4. Beatriz da Costa, Jamie Schulte, Brooke Singer; Diane Ludin; Andrea Polli; FF Alumns, receive 2004 Turbulence Commissions
5. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, at the Knitting Factory, NY, Dec. 12 and 13, 7 pm
6. Sol LeWitt, FF Alumn, at Maiden L:ane Exhibition Space, opening Dec. 18, 5 pm
7. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, January/February 2004 events
8 Peter Cramer, Kiki Smith, FF Alumns at Film-Maker's Cooperative benefit, Dec. 12 plus a party in Brooklyn

1. Brody Condon, FF Future of the Present artist 2003, at Killer Instinct, opening December 11, 6:30-8 PM

Brody Condon will exhibit "DeResFX.Kill(KarmaPhysics < 5.0Amp)", a Franklin Furnace Future of the Present 2003 funded project, with Shih Chieh Huang. "DeResFX.Kill(KarmaPhysics < 5.0Amp)" is a collaborative sculpture/game work. It will be part of Killer Instinct, a group show at the New Museum

Killer Instinct
December 12, 2003 - February 1, 2004
Opening Reception:
Thursday Dec 11, 2003. 6:30 - 8PM

Once considered a pastime for kids, games are now a full-fledged part of adult life, situated as a shared public culture not unlike television. Games come off the screen and to life in this exhibition including sculpture, video, painting, and, of course, Ataris and computers. Besides experimental hacks of commercial games, Killer Instinct features artists who use game hardware and software for social commentary as well as in the development of musical and filmic projects. Player, viewer, artist, curator or critic -- the cross-pollination of gaming and art spheres allows visitors to assume several of these roles during the course of the exhibition. Killer Instinct is organized by Anne Barlow and Rachel Greene.

Participating Artists:
Cory Arcangel
Brody Condon
Shih Chieh Huang
Tom Betts/Null Pointer
Paul Johnson
Sunny Kim
Anne Marie Schleiner
Eddo Stern
Bodenstandig (Dragan Espenschied and Bernhard Kirsch) with YM Rockerz

For more information visit

Zenith Media Lounge is a digital and media art technology collaboration with Zenith Electronics Corporation. Zenith Media
Lounge exhibitions and public programs are supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Jerome Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts.

About Brody Condon:
Fake Screenshots

Brody Condon is an artist and educator based in Los Angeles. His current interest is the reverse engineering and exploitation of 3D game development technology. Brody attempts to locate, or fabricate situations and visual works where computer games and game culture leak outside of the box and into our lived experience. He is currently working with the collaborative /C-Level/ on a series of 3D games based on "alternative utopias and apocalyptic moments." Upcoming exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial 2004(with Anne-Marie Schleiner and Joan Leandre) and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

My life is a vast ghetto littered with neotolkien elves, eight-barrel rocket launchers, endless hordes of faceless muscle-bound goons, armor-cum-lingerie, the seven artifacts of the evil overlord, a billion overacted cut scenes, terrorists-du-jour, neogeiger aliens, hovertanks, troglodytes, vampires, and +7 potions of healing; all set in a neo-post-industrial steam-cyberpunk castle with teleportals and elevators and platform puzzles in every room. There I am an undercover half-ogre sorcerer carrying a vorpal six-barrel chain gun while riding a Harley into the roman coliseum to battle a cyborg lion controlled by a ghost emperor, which is actually a time traveling nanobot AI, battling for domination over a fictional kingdom that exists only in the minds of mutant Siamese twins.


Brody Condon will also be showing new prints from "Fake Screenshot Contest". The fake screenshot contest is a collection of recent contributed fake computer and console game screenshots. (www.tmpspace.com/fakescreen/screenshots.php)


2. Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga. FF Alumn, at Whitney Museum artport site, and in Quebec.

Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga presents a medley of recent projects at the Whitney Museum's artport -- portal to net art -- as the site's gate page for December. The page will pop up when the following link loads:

Ricardo is also exhibiting a new installation at Daimon Media Center in Hull, Quebec, as part of SI: ALORS: SINON: The exhibit runs from December 7th through the 21st:


3. AA Bronson, Joan Jonas, Alice Wu, FF Alumns, at Participant, Dec. 17, 2003

Re:ACT : A Day Without Art / A Night of Performance presented by The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) and Long Island Association for AIDS Care (LIAAC)

Featuring performances by AA Bronson, Joan Jonas, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Black Leotard Front, Lovett/Codagnone, Emily Sundblad, Alice Wu

Wednesday, December 17. Cocktail Reception 7-8 PM, Performances 8-10PM
@ Participant, Inc.
95 Rivington Street, NY NY

Tickets $100 per person; all ticket proceeds benefit LIAAC.

For information and tickets call 631.385.2451


4. Beatriz da Costa, Jamie Schulte, Brooke Singer, Diane Ludin, Andrea Polli, FF Alumns, receive 2004 Turbulence Commissions

2004 Turbulence Commissions Schedule

Turbulence is pleased to announce its 2004 Commissions schedule:
Artists are: Paul Catanese; David Crawford; Beatriz da Costa, Jamie Schulte, and Brooke Singer; Doron Golan; Peter Horvath; iKatun (Jim Bailey, Kanarinka, Pirun, and Yori Sakakura); Shannon Kennedy; Lewis LaCook; Diane Ludin; Victor Liu; M. Takeo Magruder; Jillian Mcdonald; MTAA; Andrea Polli; Harris Skibell; Yoshi Sodeoka; Noah Wardrip-Fruin, with David Durand, Elaine Froehlich and Brion Moss.

These commissions were made possible with funds from The Greenwall Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, the LEF Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs.

About Turbulence's Commissioning Process
To succeed in our fundraising efforts, we conform to the individual criteria of each foundation to which we apply.

a. Proposals accepted year round: some foundations require that we include pre-selected artist's proposals in the applications we make to them. To be considered for these year round commissions, please see our guidelines @ http://turbulence.org/guidelines.html As proposals are received, they are sent to select members of the net.art community who arrive at a consensus about which projects to support. Strong proposals are kept on file to be included in new applications for funds.

b. Competitions: other commissions are awarded by panels of jurors convened for specific competitions. These competitions are announced to our subscribers and posted to numerous other listserves. We also post the guidelines on the Turbulence web site. To insure that you receive announcements, please go to http://turbulence.org and click on "Subscribe" in the table of contents.


5. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, at the Knitting Factory, NY, Dec. 12 and 13, 7 pm

Beth Lapides' UN-CABARET presents
SAY THE WORD "Secret Santas"

Friday, Dec. 12 & Saturday, Dec. 13
The Knitting Factory ­ Main Stage
74 Leonard St, 7pm, $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
Tickets: 212-219-3006 or www.uncabaret.com

"Say the Word" will feature great original non-fiction, written & read by Beth Lapides, the entire writing staff of "Sex and the City", plus writers from "The Daily Show", "The Onion", "Roseanne", "Saturday Night Live", and others. See these stunning comic talents step out from behind the camera to talk about what¹s really on their minds courtesy of Beth Lapides and the Un-Cabaret.

"Secret Santas" is a special edition of "Say the Word", the Un-Cabaret's ongoing series that fuses the depth of spoken word with the energy of live comedy. This is great writing that isn¹t afraid to be funny and it¹s coming to New York for two special live shows sponsored by The Onion.

Dec 12 also marks the release of Volumes 1 & 2 of "Play the Word", a series of CD's packed with original, deep, smart, surprising, and very funny first-person non-fiction, written & read by some of the best comedy writers in the world and recorded live at the Un-Cabaret¹s "Say the Word" series.

"Play the Word!" (vol. 1) features tales of dating, sleeping, hair-straightening, masturbating, a patriotic poem, and more, written & read by Merrill Markoe (author and Emmy-winning original head writer of "Late Night with David Letterman"); Rob Cohen (Emmy-winning writer of "The Ben Stiller Show" and "The Simpsons"), Julie Rottenberg (Emmy-winning writer-producer of "Sex and the City"), Alan Zweibel ("Saturday Night Live", co-creator of "It¹s Garry Shandling¹s Show"); Beth Lapides (NPR commentator, creator of "Say the Word", "Un-Cabaret's "The Other Network"), Winnie Holzman (creator of "My So-Called Life"), and George Meyer (head writer & Executive Producer of "The Simpsons").

"Play the Word!" (vol. 2) offers stories about fishing, fasting, family, sperm-donation and an epic celebrity breakdown from Jay Kogen (Emmy-winning writer-producer of "The Simpsons", "Frasier"), Cindy Chupack¹s (Emmy-winning writer-producer of "Sex and the City" author of "The Between Boyfriends Book"); Eric Gilliland ("Roseanne"), Beth Lapides, Julia Sweeney ("God Said Ha", "Saturday Night Live"); Cindy Chupack ("The Norm Show", "Saturday Night Live"), and Rob Cohen ("The Ben Stiller Show").

"Play the Word" CD's are available for just $10 each at http://www.uncabaret.com
and at all Un-Cabaret live shows.

Un-Cabaret has been delighting audiences for 10 years now with fresh, fearless, intimate comedy from some of the most creative minds in the business including Julia Sweeney, Bob Odenkirk, Scott Thompson, Andy Dick, Margaret Cho, Michael Patrick King, Laura Kightlinger, Andy Kindler, Mike McDonald, Patton Oswalt, Jeff Garlin, Randy & Jason Sklar, Terry Sweeney, Moon Zappa, Greg Behrendt, Taylor Negron, and others. Un-Cabaret also produces events like last year's smash hit "The Other Network" (featuring un-aired TV masterpieces from Ben Stiller, Darren Star, Judd Apatow, Bob Odenkirk, Robert Smigel, Conan O-Brien, and others), ongoing Un-Cab Lab performance workshops, and is currently in production on a feature film.

For more info contact:
PR uncabaret@earthlink.net 323-993-3305


6. Sol LeWitt, FF Alumn, at Maiden L:ane Exhibition Space, opening Dec. 18, 5 pm

Sol LeWitt, FF Alumn, presents Maquettes 1979-2003 at Maiden lane Exhibition Space, 125 Maiden Lane, NYC from December 18, 2003 through February 18, 2004, Mondays-Friday, 9 am - 6 pm. Opening Reception, December 18, 5-7:30 pm.


7. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, January/February 2004 events

January 7 Wednesday 7:30pm Full Wolf Moon Drumming Circle Hunkering in the dark. Hungering for the light. Howling at the moon.
$20. Mama Donna's Tea Garden and Healing Haven Park Slope, Brooklyn
Advance reservations required. Reservations close 24 hours prior to event.
For info and reservations call Mama Donna's: (718) 857-2247

January 13-February 17, 6 Tuesdays 7:00-9:30pm Spirit Support Group
Winter Theme: Dwelling in the Dark
Learn the Lessons of the Long Night by turning inward, digging deep and healing yourself in a supportive, tranceformative atmosphere.
For women only. $240. Advance reservations necessary.
For info and reservations call Mama Donna's: (718) 857-2247

January 17 Saturday 12-6pm Spirit Shop Open Day
For all your ritual needs. Lots of new items from around the world.
Made-to-order amulet bags, cards, gift items, ceremonial attire and Mama Donna's Own Blend of Blessing Oils.
For info call Mama Donna's: (718) 857-2247

January 21 Wednesday 7:30pm New Snow Moon Drumming Circle
Bright with a blizzard of creativity! $20.
For info and reservations call Mama Donna's: (718) 857-2247

January 26 Monday 7:30pm Healing Circle
Healing ourselves, each other and our mutual Mother Earth. Please join your energy with ours as we send out our best blessings for physical, mental, spiritual and environmental well-being for us all.

February 2 Monday 7:30pm Candlemas
Let us celebrate the tiny spark of light in the dark and hope in our heart.
Please wear black and bring a votive candle. $20.
For info and reservations call Mama Donna's: (718) 857-2247


8. Peter Cramer, Kiki Smith, FF Alumns at Film-Maker's Cooperative benefit, Dec. 12 plus a party in Brooklyn

Peter Cramer, FF Alumn donated a "digigraph" still print from Black & White Study for the raffle. They have some other swell gifts too. Both parties will be loads of fun so come celebrate my birthday weekend blowout...

The Film-Makers' Cooperative
2003 Holiday Benefit Party
at The Millennium Film Workshop
66 East Fourth Street

Friday, Dec. 12th, 8:00pm
FILMS by Stan Brakhage, Abby Child, Sandra Davis,
Anne Hanavan, Ken Jacobs, Lewis Klahr, Lana Lin, Marie Losler, Lisa Oppenheim, Kiki Smith (A Colab project)
dj Bradley Eros
(tax deductible donation)

Then later for all you adventurous types and Brooklynites...
"The Island of Misfit Toys" by Never Never Party @ ToyBox Friday 12/12
Featuring Nightlife Legend and Uber Dragster 'Sweetie', in a rare live
performance with Tranny Rockstar Lisa Jackson!!!!
Giveaways from Toys in Babeland!
Resident Vinyl Master Dj ECON and his Trusty sidekick Tavish
Art-Porn-Celluloid Projections
Unbelievable Poly-gendered Go-Go
With your Hosts Sera Penumbra and Pumpkin!
Creative dress strongly encouraged
Showtime 12:30am $5-damage
Toybox (was Luxx)
256 Grand
L to Bedford



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