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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
January 07, 2004

CONTENTS:
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1. Marty Pottenger, FF Alumn, at Dance Theatre Workshop, Jan 8-24, and at Painted Bride, Phila, Jan 28-31, 2004
2. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Overtones, LA, Jan 17, 2004
3. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, has paintings in new reality show, NBC starting Jan. 8, 2004
4. Koosil-ja, FF Alumn, at Nest, Brooklyn, Jan 8-13, 10 pm
5. The East Village: 20 Year Anniversary at Studio 18 Gallery, NY, opening Jan 10
6. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, February 2004 events
7. Helen Varley Jamieson, FF Alumn, helps launch web venue for performance art
8. David Medalla, FF Alumn, performs in Berlin,Germany.
9. Deb Margolin, FF Alumn, at NYU's Goldberg Theater, Jan 23, 7:30 pm
10. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, at Ocularis, Brooklyn, Jan 18, and at the Lab, SF, Jan 9-Feb 7, 2004
11. Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, presents "Chubby Buddy,"Art in General, Jan 17, and elsewhere.
12. RENO, FF Alumn, new stuff at Bowery Poetry Club, Jan 9-11, 8 pm
13. Rev. Billy, FF Alumn, at Community Church of NY, Jan 11, 3:30 pm
14. David Michalek, Franc Palaia, FF Alumns, in symposium, Beacon NY Jan 10, time change, now 5-7 pm
15. Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, curates Dennis Oppenheim at White Box, opens Jan 16.
16. L Factor Public Programs at Exit Art, Jan-Feb, 2004
17. Kathleen Chalfant, FF Member, in the New York Times, January 7, 2004
18. Kriota Willberg, FF Alumn, at Lincoln Center, Jan 10 and 11.
19. Todd Alcott, Lisa Kron, R. Sikoryak, FF Alumns, at Makor, Jan 11, 12-6 pm
20. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, at Assoc. of Performing Arts Presenters Conference, NY.
21. Chrysanne Stathacos, FF Alumn, at Participant, Inc., January 9-11, 2004
22. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Williamsburg Art & Historical Society, opening Jan. 10
23. William Pope.L, FF Alumn, at The Project, thru Feb. 8, 2004, and more.
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1. Marty Pottenger, FF Alumn, at Dance Theatre Workshop, Jan 8-24, 2004

abundance, written by Marty Pottenger,
Director: Marty Pottenger and Steve Bailey.
Composer: Terry Dame is the composer
Set Designer: Mimi Lien
Sound Designer: Mio Morales
Costumes: Martin Lopez
Lights: Susan Hamburger
at
Dance Theatre Workshop, NYC, January 8-24, 2004
And at
The Painted Bride, Philadelphia Jan. 28 - 31st. Tuesdays are pay what you can night.

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2. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Overtones, LA, Jan 17, 2004

Saturday January 17th 2004
Overtones
11306 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
310 915-0346 -- http://www.overtones.org --
Performace to compliment a show of drawings by new York Artist Lenny Silverberg.
We will present my song cycle :ALL WORK AND NO PLAY ( an excerpt of POWER/PLAY) SHOWTIME 8pm sharp!
featuring:
Nora York -- voice/music and concept
Claire Daly -- Baritone sax
Anders Swanson -- Bass
Matt Coe -- guitar
Aldo Bentivegna -- drums
Thanks.

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3. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, has paintings in new reality show, NBC starting Jan. 8, 2004

Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF alumn has two paintings, "Taking Luigi to the Vet" and "High Strung" included on the set of "The Apprentice," a new reality TV series. The 15 episode show will start Thurs, January 8th 8:30/7:30pm on NBC channel 4.

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4. Koosil-ja, FF Alumn, at Nest, Brooklyn, Jan 8-13, 10 pm

AN EXTENDED RUN of mech[a] and OUTPUT
a new dance and mixed media project
by
koosil-ja
with
Benton-C Bainbridge (live video), Geoff Matters (music), and Liminal Projects, Omar Khan & Laura Garófalo (environmental design).
Thursday through Tuesday, January 8-13
At 10 pm [NOTE NEW LATER SHOWTIME]
Box office Information: (212) 375-0189

The address: élan in NEST, 88 Front Street at Washington Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn
Tickets are $15, with $10 discount tickets for members
the box office opens at 9:30 pm
cash only
To register for free membership, please email dancekk@earthlink.net
Seating is limited for each performance, and reservations are highly recommended.
Please call (212) 375-0189 to reserve.

mech[a] and OUTPUT is a new dance and mixed media project by koosil-ja in collaboration with Benton-C Bainbridge (live video), Geoff Matters (music), and Liminal Projects, Omar Khan & Laura Garófalo (environmental design). The project explores the relationship between resistance and creativity. mech[a] is a dance of restraint, based on koosil-ja's study of the dances of the Noh-play DOJOJI. Through rigid adherence to the original choreography of DOJOJI, she treats the form itself as the subject, rather than as a medium. Simultaneously, the group transposes the work into their own aesthetic context. In contrast, OUTPUT is a dance of expression as koosil-ja responds to and interprets over 100 video clips she has sequenced, selected from different movies thematically related to the story of DOJOJI. Her collaborators play the sequenced footage from a video pendulum set in the center of the stage, 20 ft by 20 ft in a 3,000 sq. ft. raw space, and seats the audience around. In the end, the two approaches merge as the struggles between female anger and righteousness, between physical restraint and emotional expression. Developing both pieces together over a long period in her own space élan, koosil-ja seeks a way of creating and presenting work that is congenial to its mixed media nature, in the process revisiting the premises of theater and refining it to its essence.

mech[a] was created with generous funds from Altria Group, Inc., the Japan Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation MAP Fund, with support from Material for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, The Experimental Television Center¹s Presentation Funds program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and generous contributions from friends and peers. OUTPUT was created with generous funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Experimental Television Center¹s Presentation Funds program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.

élan is a part of the residency program designed by NEST in DUMBO Brooklyn, NYC.


Directions by subway:
élan is located at 88 Front Street, on the corner of Washington Street, in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn. Take the A or C
to High St., walk down Cadman Plaza West under Brooklyn Bridge; F to York St., walk down York St, turn right on
Washington St.; or 2 or 3 to Clark St., walk down Henry St. to Old Fulton, take a left, and go under the BQE.

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5. The East Village: 20 Year Anniversary at Studio 18 Gallery, NY, opening Jan 10

The East Village: NOW AND THEN 20-Year Anniversary
At Studio 18 Gallery with Molly Barnes
18 Warren St, NYC 10007
Jan. 10 - Feb. 14, 2004
Opening reception: Sat. Jan. 10, 4-6pm

Mike Bidlo
Ellen Berkenblit
Mike Cockrill/Judge Hughes
Richard Hambleton
Mark Kostabi
Nicky Nodjoumi
Rick Prol
Walter Robinson
David Wojnarowicz
Martin Wong
And others

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6. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, February 2004 events

February 2 Monday 7:30pm Candlemas
Let us celebrate the tiny spark of light in the dark and hope in our heart. $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

February 6, Friday, 7:30pm Full Snow Moon Drumming Circle
A fire and ice ceremony to re-fuel the flame in our hearts. $20. Advance reservations necessary. For info and reservations call Mama Donna's: (718) 857-2247

February 13, Friday, 7:30pm A Sizzling Shakti Circle
A ceremony of alignment with the female forces of the universe on Friday the 13th, an especially significant day for Goddess Power. A rousing evening of stimulating empowerment for Wild Women only. Please be really red! $20. Advance reservations necessary. For info and reservations call Mama Donna's: (718) 857-2247

February 14 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

February 20 Friday 7:30pm New Sap Moon Drumming Circle
The thaw at the end of a long winter. Let us drum up the sap! $20. For info and reservations call Mama Donna's: (718) 857-2247

February 22 Sunday 11am-5pm The Queen of My Self: Stepping into Sovereignty
in Mid Life An all-day workshop for women of a certain age. Come meet and celebrate the Queen in you as we share a spirited and profound mythological, philosophical and ritual exchange. Turn your midlife crisis into your crowning achievement! $75. Advance reservations necessary. For info and reservations call Mama Donna's: (718) 857-2247

February 27-29 Fri-Sun Weekend Retreat Women in Mid Life: Passionate Voices for Change. Mama Donna will lead her workshop, The Queen of My Self, during this weekend-long leap year retreat at Wisdom House in Litchfield, CT. For more info, contact Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center: (860) 567-3163

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7. Helen Varley Jamieson, FF Alumn, helps launch web venue for performance art

January 2004 will see the launch of UpStage: a web-based venue for live performance: http://www.upstage.org.nz

UpStage has been created by the globally-dispersed cyberformance troupe Avatar Body Collision and programmer Douglas Bagnall. It aims to provide a web-based venue and tool for artists to compile digital media into live theatrical events in real time, for an online audience.

UpStage is available free to artists, students, teachers, researchers, schools, and anyone interested in exploring live performance on the internet.

The development of UpStage was funded by the Smash Palace Collaboration Fund, a joint initiative of Creative New Zealand and the NZ Ministry for Research, Science and Technology, and undertaken with project management support from MediaLab South Pacific. The launch kicks off at 6pm New Zealand time on 9 January 2004, with the official bit and online demo happening from 6.30pm. If you're not in Wellington, we hope you can join us online - there will be a link from the UpStage web site on the day: http://www.upstage.org.nz

International times include (add half an hour for the start of the official part):
USA, Cal: 9pm (Thursday 8th)
USA, NYC: 12 midnight
UK: 5am (Friday 9th)
Europe: 6am
Finland: 7am
Australia, NSW: 4pm

If you are in Wellington and would like to join us at MediaLab South Pacific, please email me for address details.
helen

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8. David Medalla, FF Alumn, performs in Berlin, Germany.

After their beautiful and fabulous performance entitled ORANGES AND LEMONS (inspired by a children's song about London Bells), at Umspannswerk in Kreuzberg, which was part of the opening of CHANGING CHANNELS in Berlin, David Medalla, FF Alumn, and Adam Nankervis will perform seven impromptus and participatory performances which will take place in different locations all over Berlin, from the nymphs fountain in Kreuzberg to the Hunting Lodge of the Hohenzollerns in the Grunewald Forest.The impromptus and performances are dedicated to the memory of Shoe Taylor Guinness, artist, dancer and singer extraordinaire.

CHANGING CHANNELS, curated by Bill Allen, Adam Nankervis and Marianne Wagner-Simon of Erste Stock, is a LONDON BIENNALE POLLINATIONS. The first LONDON BIENNALE POLLINATIONS was RIO TRAJETORIAS which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2001. CHANGING CHANNELS, which is currently taking place in a variety of venues all over Berlin, features all kinds of visual art, music, poetry, dance, video, film and live performances by over 100 artists from all parts of the world. For further information please type on the address bar of your computer www.londonbiennale.org and click on CHANGING CHANNELS.

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9. Deb Margolin, FF Alumn, at NYU's Goldberg Theater, Jan 23, 7:30 pm

Deb Margolin, FF Alumn, reads on January 23rd, Friday, at 7:30pm at 721 Broadway, Tisch School of the Arts, in the Goldberg Theater on the 5th floor. There will be a reading of my play Bringing the Fishermen Home. It is part of the HotINK playwright's festival sponsored by the Department of Undergraduate Drama at NYU.

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10. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, at Ocularis, Brooklyn, Jan 18, and at the Lab, SF, Jan 9-Feb 7, 2004

Stanya Kahn shows new video work, "Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down," at Inside of Inside group show at the Lab in San Francisco. January 9th-February 7th. Opening Reception January 9th, 6pm.
The Lab
2948 16th street
San Francisco

Also, in New York on January 18th at 7pm at Ocularis in Williamsburg, collaborative video piece "Winner," by Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn screens on program called "Fail Better" along with videos by Vito Acconci, Richard Serra, Andy Warhol, Miranda July, Tony Labat and Seth Price.

Fail Better
7pm January 18th 2003
Ocularis
70 North 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
http://www.ocularis.net

Sometimes failure is a better aspiration than success. Accidents, crises and rejection come easy and are often catalysts for artistic, political or personal production. The short works in this program offer different expressions of failure: Its an engine, its a constant and maybe its not our fault anyway. Fail, fail again, fail better.

Hand Catching Lead, Richard Serra, 1968, 3min., MOMA Screen Test, Reel 21Test #7, Andy Warhol, 1966, 4min., Winner, Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn, 2002, 16min., Principal's Office, CELLmedia, 2001, 5min., Room Service, Tony Labat, 8min., 1980, Unused or Rejected Pieces, Arranged in Order For Lauren, Seth Price, 2003, 10min., Atlanta, Miranda July, 1996, 10min., Shadowplay, Vito Acconci, 1970, 4min.

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11. Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, presents "Chubby Buddy,"Art in General, Jan 17, and elsewhere.

CHUBBY BUDDY
Featuring MOT FILIPOWSKI as Francis Howard
Directed and Written by ERIKA YEOMANS
Edited by SANDRA MONTIEL
Original Score by PIERRE FOLDES
Additional Music: 1902 Recording, ALESSANDRO MORESCHI, "The Last Castrato"
"Domine Salvum Fac Pontificem Nostrum Leonem"

UPCOMING SCREENING DATES 2004:
Art in General Gallery, New York, Jan. 17th, 2004
Transmediale - International Media Art Festival, Berlin Jan. 31st -Feb. 4th 2004
Magnolia Independent Film Festival, Mississippi, February 3-5th 2004
Independent Feature Project/BUZZCUTS, Pioneer Theater, New York, Feb 10th, 2004

CHUBBY BUDDY ("the last castrato") was originally conceived as a live sound work for AC Project Room's Sound Series 2001 curated by Neal Benezra and Kelly Adams. In 2003, the project was shot as a short experimental video narrative. (Mixed media: super 8, dv and found film stock, color/b&w, 13 min. running time)

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12. RENO, FF Alumn, new stuff at Bowery Poetry Club, Jan 9-11, 8 pm

January 1, 2004 (5764 Jewish, 4701 Chinese, 47 Me)

Dears,

New Year. New President? Mandatory! I see how the 41% of the electorate that is Evangelical, (i.e., the "Christian Right" which is neither, as a famous bumper sticker had it), aren't sending their money to Falwell, Dobson, etc., anymore, SINCE THEY BELIEVE THAT GOD PUT GW BUSH IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND SO THEY'VE WON!!! Yo! This Bulloney was settled 200 years ago. CHURCH is your business. STATE is all of ours. They are not in the same family. I'll be working up the slapstick side of this tragic American trend in these shows that were set up by my agency for producer/presenter types to peruse the talent.
However, to do what I normally do while levitating ideas while in front of judges only is not that groovy so it would be very lovely if you came too. Also, there's only a few of the talent brokers, and this club is bigger than that. I like the Bowery Poetry Club - it feels like the Wah-Wah Hut and all those E. Vill dives where lots of us got started. Bob Holman from Nuyorican is the proprietor and it is happily funky. BUSH NO MORE IN 2004. [Lamish saying, but you know what I mean.] Love,
Reno

RENO
NEW STUFF
on god, sex, religion, sex
BOWERY POETRY CLUB
308 Bowery (N of Houston)
Friday-Sunday Jan 9-11 8pm
212 614-0505

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13. Rev. Billy, FF Alumn, at Community Church of NY, Jan 11, 3:30 pm

"GEORGE BUSH DOES NOT RETURN TO GROUND ZERO"

REVEREND BILLY AND THE STOP SHOPPING GOSPEL CHOIR
Sunday, January 11TH, 3:30 PM
Community Church of New York, 40 E 35th Street at Madison
Free at the door, We pass the plate for expenses
TRAINS: 6 to 33rd, BDFR to 34th

The anti-consumerist Church of Stop Shopping kicks off the election year with a funeral for fear. Reverend Billy confronts the sentimental patriotism of the Bush thugs and reclaims Ground Zero as a locus of peace and possibility. The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir, 25 voices strong, joyously celebrates the victory. Reverend Billy is the creation of Obie award winner artist Bill Talen. The Church of Stop Shopping is an interactive play directed by Savitri Durkee, musical director Benny key, conductor James Solomon Benn. Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir were invited performers at The Burning Man Festival and can be seen regularly at their home stage in New York, St Mark's Church.

This show is the first installment in a national tour that will include the New Hampshire Primary, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Oregon, and California, and international appearances in Berlin, London, and Barcelona. Bill Talen's book What Should I do if Reverend Billy is in My Store was recently published by The New Press. Reverend Billy and The Church of Stop Shopping have been the subject of numerous American and European documentaries. Tomato Records will release a CD of their work in Spring, 2004.
www.revbilly.com

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14. David Michalek, Franc Palaia, FF Alumns, in symposium, Beacon NY Jan 10, time change, now 5-7 pm

Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, announces a Symposium for the Luminous Image, VI exhibition at Collaborative Concepts gallery, Beacon NY. Saturday, January 10 from 5-7 pm. The following artists will show slides of their work and discuss the concept of illumination and photography. Artists include: Kristin Anderson, Elizabeth Cohen, Jeep Johnson, David Michalek, FF Alumn, Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, Debra Pearlman and Camilo Rojas. The event is free and for more information call 845-486-1378.

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15. Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, curates Dennis Oppenheim at White Box, opens Jan 16

Dennis Oppenheim
Armatures For Projection ­ The Early Factory Projects

Curated By Raul Zamudio
January 16- February 14, 2004
Opening Reception: Friday, January 16th, 6-8 Pm

White Box is pleased to announce the exhibition, Dennis Oppenheim: Armatures for Projection, the Early Factory Projects. The exhibition consists of works on paper, photographs, video, and a sculpture all made between the early 1970s and the mid 1980s. The works on paper are the formal and conceptual precursors to sculptures and installations that Oppenheim collectively called "the early factory projects." Re-contextualized in the exhibition as formally independent from his three-dimensional works, the works on paper exemplify Oppenheim¹s mastery of line that is fluid and biomorphic as it is hard-edge and geometric, and that simultaneously evinces organic and synthetic qualities.

The "early factory projects" sculptures can be generally characterized as mechanical and dynamic and are highly diverse in material and composition. Varied in formal structure, these early pivotal works by Oppenheim extend in myriad directions the psycho-mechanistic elements of Duchamp¹s Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even. The sculpture on view in the exhibition will be Object with a Memory (1983), which thanks to the Munson-William-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, will be on view for the first time in thirty years at White Box.

The photographs in the exhibition are from a series of earthworks and process-oriented installation pieces from the early 1970s that involve the use of flares. The flares were placed to make up words that were then ignited on the landscape. While an aspect of earthwork concerned the circumvention of the museum and gallery via site-specific work made outside the traditional exhibition space, Oppenheim¹s flare pieces looked ahead to other forms of site-specificity where the social context of a given space became crucial for the work's realization. One work, for example, spelled the word "poison" and refers both to environmental pollution as well as the sulfur that emitted from the flare. Oppenheim's pyrotechnical earthworks from the early 1970s have been very influential and this form of ephemeral sculpture/installation has most recently been seen in the work of Cai Guo-Qiang. Rounding out the exhibition will be the video Machine Gun (1974), a piece that involves the use of an automatic weapon.

Special Thanks to CROBAR.
For further information and/or images please contact 212-714-2347 or info@whiteboxny.org
White Box is a 501[c][3] not-for-profit arts organization.
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 6 pm
WHITE BOX
525 WEST 26TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10001
TEL 212-714-2347
www.whiteboxny.org

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16. L Factor Public Programs at Exit Art, Jan-Feb, 2004

L FACTOR PUBLIC PROGRAMS at EXIT ART
January - February 2004
EXIT ART
475 Tenth Ave (corner 36th St)
New York, NY 10013
212-966-7745 www.exitart.org
DISCUSSIONS
Thursdays at 7:30pm

JANUARY 15
L Factor Curators
Ed Morales, Music critic and author: Living in Spanglish
Papo Colo, Co-founder and cultural producer, Exit Art
Rene Alegria, Editorial director Rayo, imprint of Harper-Collins
Maria-Christina Villasenor, Curator, Media, Guggenheim Museum
Christian Viveros-Faune, Director, Roebling Hall, Bklyn & Satellite, NY

JANUARY 22
What's Latin About Rock and Hiphop?
Organized and moderated by Ed Morales
Raquel Rivera, Author: New York Ricans in the Hiphop Zone
Elizabeth Mendez-Berry, Vibe Magazine
Enrique Lavin, Latin rock critic
Bryan Vargas, Guitarist

JANUARY 29
7:00pm
Oscar de La Hoya and Tristan Tzara:
The Absurdity of Latin Masculinity
Performance and lecture by Nicolas Gaugnini

JANUARY 29
7:30pm
Post Latino New Latino
Organized and moderated by Christian Viveros-Faune
Featuring artists, curators and critics

FEBRUARY
When Did You Decide to be a Latino?
Organized and moderated by Ed Morales
call for date

VIDEO
Fridays at 7:30pm
Curated by Maria-Christina Villasenor

JANUARY 9 Spanglish and Hy-Spanic
Short works examining constructions of Latino
identity and related language and acculturation issues.
Jesus Rodriguez, Alex Rivera, Carla Guiterrez, Jorge Aguirre

JANUARY 16 Quien Es Mas Macho?
Short works exploring issues of machismo, gender-based stereotypes & reversals, issues of sexuality & sexual identity.
Yvette Pita, Jessy Terrero, Pepe Urquijo, Eric Escobar, Jorge Aguirre, Maria Teres Murillo, Cristina Ibarra

JANUARY 23 Objects and Objetivos
Short fetish object stories and explorations of Latino iconography.
Dolissa Medina, Alex Rivera, Pepe Urquijo

JANUARY 30 Ich Bin Ein Latino Short works which reflect on Latino icons and their embrace and emulation in mass popular culture internationally.
Adrian Garcia Gomez, Felipe Galindo, Jorge Aguirre, Manuel Dominguez, Fulana, Jim Mendiola

FEBRUARY 6 Rock 'n Espanol
Short works which revisit popular music culture through the lens of Latino influence and perspectives.
Felipe Galindo, Pepe Urquijo, Jim Mendiola

READINGS
Wednesdays at 7:30pm
Curated by Rene Alegria

JANUARY 14
Ernesto Quinonez and Ed Vega

JANUARY 28
Nelly Rosario and Willie Perdomo

MUSIC
Thursday at 8:00pm
Curated by Jose Ayala

FEBRUARY 19
Featuring the bands
Si*Se Zemog PostData Furioso

L FACTOR is funded by the Altria Group, Inc., The Rockefeller Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the Jerome Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Greenwall Foundation, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts and our members. Media sponsor AOL Latino.

EXIT ART
475 Tenth Ave
(corner 36th St)
New York, NY 10013
For more info: 212-966-7745
www.exitart.org

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17. Kathleen Chalfant, FF Member, in TODAY's New York Times.

A story about "The Last Letter," the one woman play with Kathleen Chalfant, appears in today's New York Times. Written by Julie Salamon, it is entitled A Life of Film, Spliced with Theater, and available at www.newyorktimes.com

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18. Kriota Willberg, FF Alumn, at Lincoln Center, Jan 10 and 11

Kriota Willberg/Dura Materis/are performing with Drastic Action, Freefall(ltd), and Karen Bernard/Solo Dances
Saturday, January 10th at 5:30 pm and Sunday, January 11th at 1:30 pm
at Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theater (7th Floor of the Samuel Rose Building, Broadway at 66th Street)
One Hour Program! FREE! What value!
Call 212.995.0149 for reservations
Dura Mater performs: Plasticine Adolescent, a pointe solo incorporating awkward lines and graceful transitions into a dance punctuated by sickled feet, hpyerextended elbows, and intricate hand gestures. Four Cygs, an excerpt from the work Waterbirds, is the Anti-Swan Lake complete with precision waddling and music by composer Scott Westerfeld. Dura Mater's dancers are Julie Betts, Beth Simons, Katya Vasilaky, Kriota Willberg, and Kindra Windish Want to learn more about Dura Mater? www.duramater.org

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19. Todd Alcott, Lisa Kron, R. Sikoryak, FF Alumns, at Makor, Jan 11, 12-6 pm

Carousel will be featured in
Uptown/Downtown Makor Marathon
this Sunday, January 11 between 12-6 PM

Carousel presents cartoon slide shows and other projected pictures.
This time around, it includes performances by:
Todd Alcott
Megan Montague Cash
Brian Dewan
Kaz
Michael Kupperman
Lauren R. Weinstein & Patrick Hambrecht
and your host, R. Sikoryak.
(there will be 2 different shows, with different performers, at 1 pm and 3 pm)

More details below:

Artists from the Makor Artists Networks mix-it up with with some of downtown's most exciting performers! UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN MAKOR MARATHON Performance, Poetry, Spoken Word, Music, Comics, Film, Video and Art Sunday, January 11th 12 - 6pm NON STOP A $20 All Day Pass lets you see and hear it all Advance Tickets $15. Be the first in line for the High Noon DJ Bagel Brunch

Featuring:
Hourly Gallery Launches
Makor Comic Book Corner
Belladonna* poetry salon curated by Rachel Levitsky
Bowery Poetry Club's Urbana National Poetry Slam Champs
Brooklyn's daring short film collective Rooftop Films
"Carousel" Cartoon Slide Show hosted by R. Sikoryak
Deep Dish Cabaret
DJ Raz Mesinai aka Badawi
Tribeca Performing Arts Center Artist-in-Residence Karen Sommers and Friends
Video Animations by Raul Vincent Enriquez
Writer and Performer Lisa Kron
Gallery art curated by Anat Litwin
Produced by Makor/Steinhardt Center and Robin Schatell, Urban Arts Productions.
Sun Jan 11 / 12-6 PM / $20. $15 in Advance
For Program details and times
www.makor.org or 212.601.1000
Information: makorartists@92y.org
Makor/Steinhard Center of the 92nd Street Y
35 W 67th Street (btwn Columbus & Central Park W)

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20. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, at Assoc. of Performing Arts Presenters Conference, NY.

Hi All!
I look forward to seeing some of you in NYC at APAP (Assoc. of Performing Arts Presenters) Conference this upcoming weekend and early next week. I'm very honored to be be receiving the APAP Sydney Yates Award for Arts Advocacy at the Monday Awards Ceremony!! I'm also buzzed to be opining/ranting/shouting-out as the Closing Plenary speaker on Tuesday.

As the new year starts, my Aussie partner Alistair and I keep hoping for a day in America when lesbian and gay couples are finally respected under law. We are hanging on by our fingernails here in the US for the present. Alistair has a few months left on work visa to teach creative writing at Antioch University in LA as well as the Santa Barbara campus. Any day we could get "a rejection of his extension" - nice sentiment - and have to leave the US immediately. We're hopeful about Massachusetts civil marriage for gay folks ruling, but even if that goes through it could be years before that helps in terms of US immigration. Keeping our fingers crossed. 2003 was a wild ride with some good news from the Supreme Court, Canada Marriage Equality and THANK GOD for Massachusetts.

Who knows what 2004 will bring if we all kick in! I wish everyone a
Happy-Productive-Fierce-Transformative New Year!!!

best, Tim
http://hometown.aol.com/millertale/timmiller.html

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21. Chrysanne Stathacos, FF Alumn, at Participant, Inc., January 9-11, 2004

You are all invited to
biCHANCE by Chrysanne Stathacos at Participant Inc
95 Rivington Street, New York
Contact: Lia Gangitano, 917 488 0185

Installation/performance duration: January 9-11, 2004, 12-7pm
Closing reception and performance: January 11, 7-9pm

From January 9-11, 2003, PARTICIPANT INC will present biCHANCE, an installation and performance by CHRYSANNE STATHACOS. Stathacos will construct a large-scale rose mandala on the floor of the gallery, plucking roses apart petal by petal, and inviting the audience to participate in this process. The mandala will fill the gallery space by the third day.

The mandala will exist completed for one day. During the final performance on Sunday, January 11, the petals will be swept off the gallery floor, making a rose waterfall and landing on the floor below. At this time, Stathacos will read from her book, 1000+wishes (a compilation of anonymous wishes from The Wish Machine Project) comprised of written and spoken wishes collected from around the world via travel, Internet, fax, and mail. These accumulated wishes link common desires, pain, joy, and hopes in a poetic rant that accents similarities more than differences.

biCHANCE is the third installation/performance of a seven part Rose Mandala series, reflecting the process of time, birth, desire, death, and emptiness that will culminate in a video work, The Roses. The final mandala will be made in Jaipur, India (January 2005) in connection with Nature Morte, New Delhi. The second mandala is currently on view in The Invisible Thread (part of The Buddhism Project) at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, NY.

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22. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Williamsburg Art & Historical Society, opening Jan. 10

Dear Friends,
A Happy, Healthy, Exciting yet also somehow simultaneously Mellow 2004 to all of you! The "Williamsburg Salon", that's me and some 69 other members, is showing it's yearly fruits. If you have time, do stop by.
7th Annual Williamsburg Salon
Williamsburg Art & Historical Society
135 Broadway
Brooklyn
www.wahcenter.org
J/M/Z Train to Marcy Ave.
January 10 - February 1, 2004
Reception Saturday, January 10, 4 - 6 pm.

Heads up: I will be showing a weird new Wall Doll at the Terrible Toy Fair 2 - curated by Madame Dollhaus - at GBGB's Gallery, opening Thursday, February 5. Official Invitations to follow.
Halona

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23. William Pope.L, FF Alumn, at The Project, thru Feb. 8, 2004, and more.

William Pope.L, FF alumn, has a show on view at The Project from January 7th till February 8th 2004: re-Funkt: prints & dvds
and William Pope.L's travelling exhibition, eRacism, will be on view at the following venues:

ARTISTS SPACE
eRacism, part 2
January 14 - February 21, 2004
Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 24, 6:00-8:00pm

ARTISTS SPACE
38 Greene Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013
212 226 3970

Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts
eRacism, part 1
January 5 - February 5, 2004
Opening Reception:
Thursday, January 22, 5:00-8:00pm

Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts
33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732 932 2222

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