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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
March 17, 2004

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1. Grupo 609, FF Fund for Performance Art '04 winner, at NYU, March 23, 8-10 pm

2. Stefanie Trojan, FF Fund for Performance Art '04 winner, in NYC, March 23-26

3. Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, screens film at Anthology, March 31, 6 pm, and more
4. Egad what a program! FF Alumns at Chashama performance festival, March 18-20
5. culturebot.org a new online blog magazine seeks contributors, editors and more
6. Artist seeks audio interviews with lower Manhattanites prior to 9/11
7. Captured, A film/video history of the Lower East Side, now available
8. Andrea Kleine, FF Alumn, at Women's Project Theater, March 22, 7 pm
9. The Legend of Leigh Bowery, FEVA benefit screening/party, East Village, March 18
10. Deb Margolin, FF Alumn, at Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ, April 2-4
11. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at RISD Museum, March 30, and more
12. Jon Keith Brunelle, FF Alumn, at Galapagos, March 29, 7:30 pm
13. Larry Walczak, FF Alumn, eyewash at Front Room, Brooklyn, March 19, 7-9 pm
14. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at Ohio Wesleyan University, March 19, 7-11 pm
15. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, at SF Art Institute, March 23, 7:30 pm
16. Tish Benson, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, March 22
17. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, Eggs on End, 1 am March 20, South St. Seaport Pier 16
18. Slutty Puppets At CB's 313 Gallery, March 26, 10 pm
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1. Grupo 609, FF Fund for Performance Art '04 winner, at NYU, March 23, 8-10 pm

"GRUPO 609 WILL NOT BE APPEARING THIS EVENING"
Tuesday, March 23, 8 to 10 PM
Shorin Performance Studio, room #802
Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South at LaGuardia Place

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. and the Program Board of New York University are pleased to announce their collaboration in a presentation of the work of Grupo 609, and round-table discussion of the social and political context in which Cuban artists are working today.

Grupo 609 is a five-woman collective from Cuba. Their public performances have received much attention in Cuba as they question the repression and misplacement of women's rights in the Third World. They aim to dislodge the ordinary notions and entrenched social ideals of gender hierarchy and many of their performances are public interventions that draw attention to the social support roles women play but that are more than often taken for granted. Yet Grupo 609 is also known for humorous parodies which implicate and question various historical and personal feminist problematics, and issues of self-identity and exhibitionism/voyeurism. Their performances have included construction site work in communion dresses, gallery and retail store human-mannequin encampments, straight-from-the-shower street interactions in bathrobes, and a performance of puppets under a bridge outside the recent Havana Biennale.

In June 2003, Franklin Furnace's esteemed peer review panel selected six artists/collaborations including Grupo 609 to receive a $5,000 Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art awards. Artists are required to present their work in New York; letters of invitation and funds have been couriered to Cuba and visa applications made to the Department of State. But the artists will not be present on March 23rd. Instead, Franklin Furnace will screen the videotape of Grupo 609 work prepared by Conrad Gleber and Duff Schweninger as part of a larger documentary film, and Franklin Furnace's founding director, Martha Wilson, will moderate a round-table discussion among Holly Block, Maria Finn Dominguez, Conrad Gleber, Sandra Levinson and Diana Taylor.

The Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art is supported by Jerome Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts. "Grupo 609 Will Not Be Appearing This Evening" is additionally supported by the Cuban Artists Fund.

The New York University Program Board is a student run organization dedicated to bring the latest and most innovative entertainment and cultural programming to the entire university community. Members of the Program Board are responsible for every aspect of the events they program, from booking talent to contract negotiation, production management and publicity. This event is being presented by the Performing Arts Committee, who produces artistically engaging performances and events, and is especially eager to facilitate cross-cultural exchange with international artists.

Franklin Furnace's mission is to present, preserve, interpret, proselytize and advocate on behalf of avant-garde art, especially forms that may be vulnerable due to institutional neglect, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content. Franklin Furnace is dedicated to serving artists by providing both physical and virtual venues for the presentation of time-based visual art, including but not limited to artists' books and periodicals, installation art, performance art, "live art on the Internet"; and to undertake other activities related to these purposes. Franklin Furnace is committed to serving emerging artists and their ideas; and to assuming an aggressive pedagogical stance with regard to the value of avant-garde art to cultural life.

Panelists Bios
Holly Block has been the Executive Director of Art in General since 1988. She was recently appointed as co-commissioner for the US participation of Paul Pfeiffer for the 2003 International Biennale of Cairo. Block's book about contemporary from Cuba, Art Cuba: The New Generation, was published by Harry N. Abrams in 2001. She has recently completed the gallery section for Havana for the 2004 Time Out Guide. Skowhegan School of Painting's Board of Governorshas justselected Block to receive aService to the Arts awardfor Spring 2004.

Maria Finn Dominguez taught a writing course for Hunter College at Casa de las Américas in Havana, Cuba in January 2003. She subsequently produced the website, The Crocodile, Letters from Cuba to publish her students' writing projects with funding from The Center for Puerto Rican Studies and The Puffin Foundation. In fall and winter of 2003, she covered the Havana Biennale for The New York Times, and wrote about Cuban Sandhill Cranes for Audubon Magazine. She recently compiled and edited the anthology, Cuba in Mind, which is forthcoming on Vintage Books June 8th, 2004.

Conrad Gleber teaches theory and the critical issues of art and design at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. During the summer he directs the European graphic and new media design program at the FSU Study Centre in London. He exhibits digital artwork, sound and video installations and recently collaborated on an exhibition of artists' books at the Baltic Contemporary Art Centre in Gateshead, England. He serves as the editor for two academic journals of new media, the International Digital Media & Art Association and the New Media Caucus of the College Art Association.

In 1997, he began traveling regularly to Cuba for research purposes and formed lasting friendships with artists and academics there. It was an urge to share his view about the vitality and energy of the artists working in Cuba that led to a partnership with Duff Schweninger, an artist living and working in New York. The partners traveled to Cuba
in 2002 to document the present situation in the lives of the artists they met and to record the dialogue as an exchange between artists. It relied heavily on chance encounters and serendipitous introductionsincluding the meeting of Grupo 609, who had only been working together for less than a year.

For Duff and Conrad, the documentary satisfied some inkling and tested a personal notion that an artist to artist documentary could reveal a close and complex side of the motives of artists living and working in Cuba. The humor, directness and clear explanations they give talking about their work provides an engaging point of view for anyone curious about contemporary art in Cuba.

Sandra Levinson is the President and Executive Director of the Center for Cuban Studies, and was one of the Center's founders in 1972. She is the editor of CUBA Update, a magazine published by the Center. In September 1999, she opened the Center's Cuban Art Space, where she serves as the director/curator.

Levinson has served as project director for many Center programs, including seminars and conferences on U.S.-Cuba relations, art and photography exhibits (including the first large Cuban photography exhibit, "Cuba: A View from Inside" in 1985), and other Cuba-related subjects.

In 1993 she completed work on an exhibit of short documentary films by and about Cuban women, which is distributed by Cinema Guild. With directors Randa Haines and Lorenzo De Stefano, she co-produced "Los Zafiros: Music from the Edge of Time," a documentary about a 60s hit group in Cuba. (The movie won the 2003 Imagen Award for best Latin documentary film.)

Levinson is an expert on the socio-cultural aspects of the revolution, and is working on a book about divided Cuban families. For this research, she has traveled throughout the United States and Cuba to interview the scattered members of nuclear families. Thicker than Blood: The Cuban Revolution and Divided Families is under contract with Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Two years ago she organized an Artists and Writers Committee for Normalization of Relations with Cuba. She worked on a coalition which presented a U.S. Summit Meeting on Cuba in September 2002 in Washington, D.C. Her latest project is the establishment of an Artist-in-Residence program, which would bring individual Cuban artists to New York for two-three months, but the current administration's refusal to grant visas for such a purpose has stalled the program.

Diana Taylor is Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at NYU. She is the author of Theatre of Crisis: Drama and Politics in Latin America (1991), Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina's 'Dirty War', (1997), and The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas, (Duke U.P., 2003). She has edited and co-edited numerous volumes on performance, such as Stages of Conflict: A Reader of Latin American Theatre and Performance (Michigan U.P. 2004), Holy Terrors: Latin American Women Perform (Duke, 2003), Defiant Acts: Four Plays by Diana Raznovich (Bucknell U.P., 2002), Negotiating Performance (Duke, 1997). She is the founding Director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, funded by the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Performance artist Martha Wilson is Founding Director of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc., a museum in lower Manhattan which, since its inception in 1976, has presented and preserved temporal art: artists' books and other multiples produced internationally after 1960; temporary installations; and performance art. Franklin Furnace now exists entirely as a virtual museum on the Web. Trained in English Literature, Ms. Wilson was teaching at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design when she became fascinated by the intersection of text and image. As an artist, she has performed in the guises of Alexander Haig, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, and Tipper Gore. Ms. Wilson lectures widely on the book as an art form, on performance art, and on "live art on the Internet."

Contact:
Franklin Furnace Archive
45 John Street #611
New York, NY 10038
212-766-2606
info@franklinfurnace.org

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2. Stefanie Trojan, FF Fund for Performance Art '04 winner, in NYC, March 23-26

stefanie trojan
performances: march 23 26 /04
opening :
march 23, 04 5pm
whitney at altria
120 park avenue at 42nd street
new york, new york 10017

march 24 /04 5pm
corner fifth avenue/broadway/23rd street
new york, new york 10016

march 25 /04 5pm
se corner fifth avenue/ 42nd street
new york, new york 10036

march 26 /04 5pm
se corner eight avenue/ 14th street
new york, new york 10011

This performance is made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art, supported by Jerome Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts, and the DAAD, Germany.

stefanie.trojan@gmx.de
cell +1-917.488.3983

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3. Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, screens film at Anthology, March 31, 6 pm, and more

Erika Yeomans' new short film CHUBBY BUDDY ("the last castrato") will be presented at New Filmmakers early program at Anthology Film Archives Wednesday, March 31st 6-7pm. 32 Second Ave at 2nd St. "Chubby Buddy" was originally performed as a sound project at AC Project Room in 2001. Other screenings include the Cucalorus Independent Film Festival www,cucalorus.org, North Carolina, March 24-28, 2004 | London Review:
www.shadowsonthewall.co.uk/03/short-e.htm#chub

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4. Egad what a program! FF Alumns at Chashama performance festival, March 18-20

egad what a program
Currency 2004
International Festival of Contemporary Performance
March 18-20, 2004
217 E 42 St.

"EGAD! What a program!" Martha Wilson, Franklin Furnace

Performance art comes to the East Side when chashama presents Currency 2004, an International Festival of Contemporary Performance, March 18-20, 2004 at their new home, 217 E 42 St. in Manhattan.The festival will feature three different programs of the best in contemporary performance. Details are listed below. Free admission to all events.

Thurs. 3/18
Darryl Hell (US)
Jill McDermid (US)
Peter Baren (Netherlands) FF Alumn
Chumpon Apisuk (Thailand)
Peter Grzybowski (US) FF Alumn

Fri. 3/19
Andre Stitt (UK) - also walkabout on E 42 St. 1-2pm FF Alumn
Sylvie Cotton (Quebec, Canada)
Marialuisa Ramirez (Bolivia/Chile)
Boris Nieslony (Germany)
Marilyn Arsem (US)

Sat. 3/20
Alastair MacLennan (No. Ireland) FF Alumn
Adina Bar-On (Israel)
Jeffery Byrd (US)
Artur Tajber (Poland)
Lorena Wolffer (Mexico)

Performances begins at 8 PM. For more information, visit the chashama website at www.chashama.org or contact Festival Director Dan McKereghan at 718.965.2617.
chashama is located at 217 E 42 St. between Second and Third Avenues. Subway - 4,5,6,7, Shuttle to Grand Central

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5. culturebot.org a new online blog magazine seeks contributors, editors and more

Culturebot.org is a new, blog-style online magazine covering downtown performance, dance, live art and culture. Started by P.S. 122 and NPN, we are currently working to make the site a community resource and to create an ongoing, real-time conversation about the ever-evolving world of live art. We are seeking contributing writers and editors as well as designers, coders and information architects to help us bring this project to the next phase. People with knowledge of blogs and blog software (Movable Type) are especially encouraged, but interest and passion are just as good. If you are interested in finding out more about the project, please email:
editor@culturebot.org or just check out the site at
www.culturebot.org. At this time this is an all-volunteer effort though we are exploring funding possibilities.

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6. Artist seeks audio interviews with lower Manhattanites prior to 9/11

Artist working with obsolete monuments seeks audio interviews from people who lived and/or worked in lower manhattan prior to 9/11, for an interactive audio and drawing installation in SoHo NY Fall '04 entitled "Drawing WTC." Similar previous projects in Eastern Europe and Berlin are documented at: research.umbc.edu/~lmoren/rrr. For questions about participating in these 15-30min. audio interviews please contact Lisa Moren at lmoren@umbc.edu. Thank you.

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7. Captured, A film/video history of the Lower East Side, now available

CAPTURED: A FILM/VIDEO HISTORY OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE
Over 105 stories of film/video making in the Lower East Side and East Village.
Curator/Producer: Clayton Patterson
Editors: Clayton Patterson, Paul Bartlett, Urania Mylonas
Book Designer: Alexandra Bourdelon
Clayton Gallery 212 477-1363 clayton161earthlink.net
Angel Orensanz Foundation orenfound@aol.com 212-780-0175

CAPTURED:
A FILM/VIDEO HISTORY OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Elsa Rensaa, Michael Carter, Lane Robbins, Mika Deutsch, Sarah Hauser, James Ricks, Eric La Prade, Ron Kolms, Carl Watson, Jerome Poynton, Chris Rael AUTHORS: Rachel Amodeo, Anntelope, Penny Arcade, Aaron Beall, Mark Binelli, Jennifer Blowdryer, Michael Bowen, Gary Ray Bugarcic, Jacob Burkhardt, Jim C. aka Jim Cornwell, Calmx, Michael Carter, Michelle Clifford, Robert Coddington, Mitch Corber, Thom Corn, Cricket Delembard, Bradley Eros, Larry Fessenden, David Finkelstein, Ebon Fisher, Henry Flesh, Amanda Fortier, Tessa Hughes Freeland, Ruth Galm, Davidson Gigliotti, Gary Goldberg, Bill Gordy, Jason Grote, Ernest Gusella, Deedee Halleck, Robert A. Haller, Ed Halter, Anne Hanavan, Matthew Harrison, Leon Hartman, Ray Jadwick, Tom Jarmusch, Baird Jones, inju kaboom, Swami Kaprinda, Carlos Kase, Julius Klein, Ron Kolm, Sandra Koponen, Erik La Prade, Bill Landis, Kyle Lapidus, Rodger Larson, Rik Little, Jessica Loos, Ann Magnuson, Aline Mare, Greg Masters, Casandra Stark Mele, Max Von Meyerling, Eric Miller, Matt Mitler, Alan Moore, Miss Joan Moosey, Bill Morrison, Jay Murphy, Jerem iah Newton, David Ng,Valery Oisteanu, Francis Palazzolo, Clayton Patterson, Jerome Poynton, Joe Pure, Bill Raden, Bill Rice, Lane Robbins, Bob Rosenthal, Joshua Rothenberger, scot-free, Peter Sempel, Harris Smith, Nico Smith, Rachelle Starr, Howie Statland, Alan Steinfeld, Nelson Sullivan, Aldo Tambellini, James Tully, Laki Vazakas, Ray Warning, Carl Watson, Grahame Weinbren, Lee Williams, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, Jud Yalkut, Matthew Yokobosky, Laura Zambrano, Nick Zedd
TRANSCRIBERS: Mika Deutsch And Lane Robbins
WARRIOR: David Leslie
OFFICE SUPPORT: Charles Phaneuf, Daoud Tyler-Ameen, Nicole Heidbreder, Miki Fuujiwara, Matt Neufeld, Ana Triaidad, Megan Friddle, Lane Robbins, Mika Deutsch, Barbara Sauermann

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8. Andrea Kleine, FF Alumn, at Women's Project Theater, March 22, 7 pm

Women's Project & Productions - Spring Fling Series presents...

LOLA VICTROLA'S MONDAY MARQUEE
a fantastic evening of nouveau vaudeville!
featuring stars and starlets:
RAQUEL CION as chanteuse Cou-Cou Bijoux
HILARY CHAPLAIN, classically trained actress and musician
VICTORIA "HOWLING VIC" LIBERTORE as Ol' Blue Eyes with a surprise
HARVEST MOON and JORDANA KAPLOW, sexy sisters in silhouette
JODY SPERLING as dancer Loie Fuller re-incarnate
MARY PURDY, the comedienne who cooks
CHRISTINE HOLT as Vegas songstress Ms. Ruby Sky
JENNY MCGOWAN as star hoola-hooper Miss Saturn
...and BABS WINN as your host LOLA VICTROLA!
one night only!
MONDAY, MARCH 22nd @ 7:00pm
The Women's Project Theater
424 W. 55th Street (between 9th & 10th Aves)
Suggested donation $6.
Call 212-765-2105 for reservations

Spring Fling is a series of artist-curated evenings. Lola Victrola's Monday Marquee is curated by: Janet Burnahm, Andrea Kleine, Ariel Nazarian, and Sarah Cameron Sunde.

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9. The Legend of Leigh Bowery, FEVA benefit screening/party, East Village, March 18

The Legend of Leigh Bowery
Screening at Two Boots Pioneer Theater
46 Avenue A @ 3rd street (212-254-3300)
March 18-26
Opening Night Benefit Screening Followed by
an AFTER PARTY - COSTUME CONTE$T at
PLAID
with special guest DJ
Proceeds benefit FEVA
(Federation of East Village Artists)
Thursday March 18 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00 admission includes movie, party and a drink
$500 Grand Prize ! COSTUME CONTEST $200 Runner Up !
Be The Latest Legend. Be your own best creation. Show us your most outrageous, inventive, and over the top look and win cold cash.
PLAID is 76 East 13th St. tween 4th Ave. & B-way - all Union Sq. subways.
Cant make it to the screening ? ....
But want to party at Plaid or enter the Costume Contest?
Guest list requests should be emailed to
david@howlfestival.com BEFORE noon thursday / 17.

The Legend of Leigh Bowery
Directed by Charles Atlas
The world's original party monster, Leigh Bowery was a completely unique and outrageous figure. He was a costume designer, performance artist, he ran possibly the wildest club ever in London: Taboo (from which the Boy George Bway show gets its name), and he was the muse of eminent British painter Lucian Freud. Whether he was going to discos with a toilet seat as a headpiece or giving birth to a naked woman onstage at Wigstock, Bowery defined the culture of outrage that dominated London in the 80s. The film treats you to a visual feast of Leigh's many incredible outfits and provides a peek into the London underground of that time. With appearances by Boy George, Rifat Ozbek, Damien Hirst, Michael Clark, Bella Freud, and many other denizens of the outer reaches of the imagination.

"A detailed and affectionate biography, the film makes the case for Bowery as a significant artistic catalyst blazing a glittery trail at the intersection of fashion, pop music, and surrealist performance." --NY Times

"A saucy eye-opener, Atlas' film should be required viewing for those eager to experience the heyday of London's flamboyant, unpredictable underground art and club scene." --NY Newsday

"Charles Atlas's remarkable moving-picture-book tribute to Bowery, the late fashiondesigner-cum-performer who pushed the New Romantic penchant for lunatic masquerade into new heights of artistic ambition." --Village Voice

"A mesmerizing, beautifully made documentary about one of the most flamboyant figures of the last century." --Film Journal International

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10. Deb Margolin, FF Alumn, at Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ, April 2-4

I am performing my new solo show, Index to Idioms, at the Puffin Foundation April 2 and 3 at 8pm and April 4th at 4pm? It is an Off-World Theatre Production of this new work, directed by Merri Milwe. The Puffin Foundation, a not-for-profits arts organization, is located at 20 East Oakdene Avenue in Teaneck, New Jersey. By bus from NYC: NJ Transit 167T to Hillside Avenue. Telephone 201-836-8923 or www.puffinfoundation.org

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11. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at RISD Museum, March 30, and more

Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, speaks at RISD Museum March 30;
shows movie "Toilet Treatments" in Las Vegas April 3

RISD LECTURE SERIES: BUT IS IT ART?
March April 2004

Presented by David Henry, Head of Rhode Island School of Design Museum Education, this series of lectures looks at the cultural forces and artistic explorations that inform the art of today. The series is specifically intended to assist those who would like to better their understanding of contemporary art.

Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 pm
Lecture Series: But Is It Art?: Performance
From Dada to Fluxus to Laurie Anderson, live performance has and continues to play a significant role in art. David Henry, the Museum's Head of Education, and Judith Tannenbaum, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, discuss this topic with respondent James Montford. Free and open to the public; enter through the Farago Wing; doors open at 6:15 pm.

Tuesday, March 16, 6:30 pm
Lecture Series: But Is It Art?: Installation
El Lissitzky, Claes Oldenburg, and Pepón Osorio are just a few of the many artists who have attempted to transform whole spaces. David Henry, the Museum's Head of Education, and Judith Tannenbaum, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, discuss this topic with artist Jim Drain. Free and open to the public; enter through the Farago Wing; doors open at 6:15 pm.

Tuesday, March 30, 6:30 pm
Lecture Series: But Is It Art?: Provocation
Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Karen Finley, and many more have proven that the art world loves provocateurs…. or does it? David Henry, the Museum's Head of Education, and Judith Tannenbaum, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, discuss this topic with artist Jay Critchley. Free and open to the public; enter through the Farago Wing; doors open at 6:15 pm.
Tuesday, April 13, 6:30 pm
Lecture Series: But Is It Art?: Art in the World
The Bauhaus, Diego Rivera, Robert Smithson: find out why so many artists have gone out of their way to get their art out of the art world and into the real world. David Henry, the Museum's Head of Education, and Judith Tannenbaum, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, discuss this topic with artist Ellen Driscoll. Free and open to the public; enter through the Farago Wing; doors open at 6:15 pm.

About The RISD Museum of Art:
A world-class museum in Providence, R.I., The RISD Museum of Art was founded as part of Rhode Island School of Design in 1877. Its permanent collection includes paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, costume, furniture, and other works of art from every part of the world, including objects from Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome and art of all periods from Asia, Europe and the Americas, up to the latest in contemporary art. In addition, the Museum offers a wide array of educational and public programs. For more information, please call (401) 454-6500 or visit www.risdmuseum.org

Jay will be showing his movie, "Toilet Treatments," winner of the HBO Audience Award at the Provincetown International Film Festival 2002, at the Sociometry Fair 2004 in Las Vegas, April 1-3. Sociometry Fair Theme: The "Quantitative analysis of individuals and their relationship to groups (www.sociometry.com); it examines Guerrilla Society which is similar in focus yet in no way conforms to the rogorous demands of science or mathematics!"

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12. Jon Keith Brunelle, FF Alumn, at Galapagos, March 29, 7:30 pm

Announcing the fifth edition of:
The Psychasthenia Society laptop stories and music

This month:
Jon Keith Brunelle -- opiated video-story adaptations
Bit Shifter -- low-bit, high-energy music composed and performed an a
Nintendo Game Boy
Ray Sweeten -- resonant architecture coupled with glacial analog beats
Daniel Vatsky -- improvised visual hallucinations

Monday, March 29
7:30 p.m.
$5.00

Galapagos Art Space
70 North 6th Street
Williamsburg
(between Wythe and Kent,
L train to Bedford Ave.)
718-782-5188
http://www.galapagosartspace.com

Jon Keith Brunelle blends storytelling with movie stills and video in performances that explore how cinema and technology drive culture. He curates and hosts the monthly gathering of The Psychasthenia Society, featuring some of the best work by New York artists whose instruments are laptop computers and related devices.

Further details at http://www.psychasthenia.com

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13. Larry Walczak, FF Alumn, eyewash at Front Room, Brooklyn, March 19, 7-9 pm

eyewash, a migratory gallery based in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn produces their next exhibition at the Front Room Gallery at 147 Roebling Ave. eyewash@Front Room presents PATTERN RECOGNITION, a group show of three female artists new directions in photography. This exhibition opens on friday, March 19 from 7-9pm and runs through April 18. Hours are Friday through Sunday 1-6pm-917-699-0941 & is located a short walk from the Bedford Ave. L station. PATTERN RECOGNITION curated by Larry Walczak features artists Robin Michals, Liza Phillips & Moonching Wu. Pattern Recognition is the process of identifying a correspondence between stimulus and processed information. This is often accomplished with incomplete or ambigious interpretations of the raw data. A pattern could be a description of a surface or of the juncture between light and water. A pattern orders and synthesizes raw data. Robin Michals uses images from the Internet & creates dense colorful grids in her work to convey a physical sense of the quantity of armaments such as jet fighters. In her two featured series she also utilizes images of various decaying vegetables & fruit as a metaphor for life in the 21st century. Liza Phillips makes fictional landscapes using real imagery. She creates a site-specific installation using a 40' print that literally wraps around parts of the gallery. Moonching Wu takes photographs of landscapes through an airplane window in her AERIAL VIEW series. She refers to her large prints as "photo-extracts" in an attempt to abstract the spirit from the form. For additional information and to view upcoming eyewash exhibition previews go to www.eyewash.cc

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14. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at Ohio Wesleyan University, March 19, 7-11 pm

Ohio Wesleyan University GLBT Resource Center and PRIDE announce the "GENDERRBALL," an evening of (political) performance, revelry, and extravaganza, on Friday, March 19, 2004 from 7pm-11pm. Scheduled performers include: Penny Arcade: performance artist who has been queer since the 60's and is not
afraid or ashamed to talk about it--or about sexual and identity politics,
hegemony and the media, celebrity culture, and "The Vagina Monologues" among
various other topics: http://pennyarcade.tv

Skian McGuire: a "butch working-class Quaker leatherdyke" who will bring hir
slam poetry and dare to amaze thee. Stacey Whitmire: OWU alum and drag king who (as Johnny Kat:
www.johnnykat.com) "has wowed audiences with his peculiarly Southern enthusiasm and his flawed sense of masculinity." S. Bear Bergman: playwright/author of "Ex-Post Papa: Life As a Freelance Dyke Dad," a funny, challenging, and heartwarming performance about LGBTQ mentoring and the ways in which we as queers create families in order to make safe space for ourselves in the world: http://expostpapa.com

$ 5 at the door gains your entry into a party like you may have never seen, or one which you never thought you'd attend, or one you might throw every weekend. Non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments provided by Delaware, Ohio's (and the world's) one and only AVESTA Eclectic Cuisine.

Location: Hamilton-Williams Campus Center
40 Rowland Avenue
Delaware, Ohio 43015
questions, comments, concerns should be sent via email to glbtrc@owu.edu or hone messages at 740.368.3196 come as you are or as you'd like to be.

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15. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, at SF Art Institute, March 23, 7:30 pm

Sonya Rapoport, FF Alum, on March 23 at 7:30, will lecture at the San Francisco Art Institute in their Art and Technology Series. She will first talk about her transition in the mid seventy's from abstract expressionism to computer assisted art. The second part will be a discussion of a recent web project which builds upon another artist's (Eduardo Kac) work, as a scientist builds on a previously published scientific paper.. And the third part describes a web piece in-progress, Kabbalah/Kabul: Sending Emanations to the Aliens, derived from her presentation at a Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, SETI, Workshop for ENCODING ALTRUISM: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF INTERSTELLAR MESSAGING.

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16. Tish Benson, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, March 22

Contact: Bob Holman
212.614.0505

Tish Benson's Wild… Good Stuff… Strong: Open Rehersal/Workshop

"Chaos is order…the light feeds off the shadow…no colors clash…conservatism is "edgy" therefore what I do is sameo sameo…singin' off-key can be harmonious and babblin ramblin words flingin arms and hair is linear storytellin'… and so I'm workin' these truths to discover a performance piece that will live luxuriously outside of my head", said "spiritmental" performance artist, Tish Benson. Using works from her recently published book, WILD LIKE THAT GOOD STUFF SMELLIN STRONG, as the jump off, she will conduct an open rehearsal/workshop exploring her ex-southern black belle journey from the spirited fool to spiritmental bohemian folk conjurer. Monday March 22, 11:00 a.m. at BOWERY POETRY CLUB 308 Bowery, New York, NY. FREE.

Tish Benson is an award winning poet, screenwriter, playwright, solo performance and collaborative artist. She is a Franklin Furnace Performance Grant Recipient, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Recipient in Playwriting, and a Nuyorican Grand Slam Champion. Her most recent performances have been with theatrical hip-hop orchestra 3BeanStew and appearing on HBO Def Poetry Jam (2004). Her film, Hairstory aired on Lifetime has won the Juror's Choice Award from the Link's Film Festival and Best Narrative Award from Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival. She is from Texas and is currently living in Brooklyn.

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17. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, Eggs on End, 1 am March 20, South St. Seaport Pier 16

Eggstra! Eggstra! Eggstra! Read All About It:
Eggs On End: Standing On Ceremony
29th Annual World Famous Vernal Equinox Celebration
With Donna Henes, Urban Shaman & Friends
March 20
Friday Night/Saturday Morning
1:00am Event Begins
1:49am Equinox Moment

South Street Seaport Pier 16
Part Of Mama Donna's Celebration Cycle Of Four Seasons:
A Year On The Pier
Rain Or Shine As Usual!
Please Bring Drums And Noisemakers. Volunteers Needed - Please Call! Free
Eggciting!
Eggcellent!!
Eggceptional!!!!
Eggstraordinary!!!

Donna Henes, urban shaman, is a contemporary ceremonialist specializing in multi-cultural ritual celebration of the cycles of the seasons and the seasons of our lives.

She is the author of the queen of my self, the moon watcher's companion, celestially auspicious occasions, and dressing our wounds in warm clothes, as well as the cd, reverence to her: mythology, the matriarchy & me. She is also the editor and publisher of the highly acclaimed quarterly journal, always in season: living in sync with the cycles,

In 1982, she composed the first (and to this date, the only) satellite peace message in space: "chants for peace * chance for peace."

Mama donna, as she is affectionately known, has offered lectures, workshops, circles, and celebrations worldwide for 30 years. She is the director of mama donna's tea garden & healing haven, a ceremonial center, ritual consultancy and spirit shop in exotic brooklyn, new york.

For further information, a list of services and publications, a calendar of upcoming events and a complimentary issue of always in season: living in sync with the cycles. Contact:
Mama Donna's Tea Garden And Healing Haven
Po Box 380403
Exotic Brooklyn, Ny 11238-0403
Phone/Fax 718-857-2247
Email: Cityshaman@Aol.Com
http://www.Donnahenes.net
http://www.Thequeenofmyself.com

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18. Slutty Puppets At CB's 313 Gallery, March 26, 10 pm

On Friday March 26th At 10:00 P.M. At
Cb's 313 Gallery
313 Bowery Nyc
$7
Imnotlost.Net Presents

Slutty puppets: a sloshy evening of rockin puppetry and other various mayhem, hosted by raise plow. This evening's line-up offers breast-puppets by bex, the god of lascivious behavior, government porn from the tiny ninja master, a variation on the perceptual order of things by imnotlost, audience participation from the king of talcom powder, foam penis puppets, barbie dolls with complex emotions, and a climatic knife-wielding showdown!

Show up early. Show up late. Drink beer and watch puppets, all night!
See: www.imnotlost.net/slutty/slut5/ for more info

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