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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
June 29, 2004

CONTENTS:
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1. Alyson Pou, FF Alumn, wins American Antiquarian Society Fellowship 2004
2. Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater, July 17
3. Sabrina Jones, FF Alumn, at Alwan for the Arts, Beaver St., NYC, June 30, 7:30 pm
4. Susana Cook, Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, July 1-24, 2004
5. Lttr Issue #3, with Eileen Myles, FF Alumn, at Art in General, July 17-August 5
6. Brody Condon, FF Alumn, at Machine Project, L.A., July 17, 6-8 pm
7. Kathy Acker, Sue De Beer, FF Alumns, at Macarrone, NYC, launching June 30th.
8. Marcus Young, FF Alumn, at Southern Theater, MN, July 8-11, 8 pm
9. Marja Samsom, FF Alumn, NY Times review of her restaurant Chibitini
10. Bruce Nauman, FF Alumn, wins Praemium Imperiale prize 2004
11. Stephanie Rowden, FF Alumn, at Littlejohn Contemporary, thru July 16.
12. Peggy Shaw, FF Alumn, at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, MA June 30-July 24
13. Eileen Myles, FF Alumn, at Poetry Project, NY September 22 & 29.
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1. Alyson Pou, FF Alumn, wins American Antiquarian Society Fellowship 2004

Alyson Pou, FF Alumn, was awarded a 2004 Artist Fellowship by the American Antiquarian Society to use their archives and collections to do historical research on the Victorian Period for her performance/installation piece "A Slight Headache"

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2. Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater, July 17

Erika Yeomans', FF Alumn, video CHUBBY BUDDY screens in the NEW YORK VIDEO FESTIVAL at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th St.
Saturday, July 17th 2004, 2 pm program
Admission: $10, Students $7, Film Society - AIVF Members $6.
Box office tel: 212-875-5612 | www.filmlinc.com

CHUBBY BUDDY ("the last castrato") (Super 8, color, 13 mins., 2003)
Directed and Written by Erika Yeomans, Featuring Mot Filipowski as Francis Howard
Original Score Pierre Foldes | Editor Sandra Montiel

Winner of The Magnolia Independent Film Festival Best Experimental Film Award 2004

Chubby Buddy was originally conceived as a live sound project for New York gallery AC
Project Room's Sound Series in 2001 curated by Neil Benezra and Kelly Adams,

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3. Sabrina Jones, FF Alumn, at Alwan for the Arts, Beaver St., NYC, June 30, 7:30 pm

Please join me in celebrating the release of
"LIFE DURING WARTIME"
The 35th issue of
World War 3 Illustrated
Wednesday June 30th, 7:30 PM

featuring:
Multi-Media Live Action Cartoon Slide Shows by: Sabrina Jones, Seth Tobocman, Peter Kuper, Kevin Pyle, Mac McGill, Rebecca Migdal and Music by madhappy
$5 admission

at:
ALWAN for the arts
16 Beaver Street (4th floor)
between Broad and Broadway
Subway: 4,5 Bowling Green,
N,R Whitehall, 2,3 Wall Street,
J,M,Z Broad Street, 1,9 South Ferry

Drop in any time: www.sabrinaland.com.or call ahead: 718.369.1607

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4. Susana Cook, Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, July 1-24, 2004

100 Years of Attitude
Written and directed by Susana Cook
"Everybody thought there were no lesbians in Macondos"
Performed by J. Bob Alotta, Susana Cook, D'Lo, Alex Fogarty, Lisa Haas, Audrey Kindred, Annie Lanzillotto, Mistah, Marisa Ragonese, Riley Snorton and Simba Vangala.
Music by Julian Mesri
Lighting Design by Lucy Mackinnon
Previews: July 1-3, 2004
Performances: July 8-24, 2004

Susana Cook's 100 Years of Attitude constructs an allegory of worldly crisis which constantly jumps the divide between the surreal and the commonplace. Latin American Magic Realism meets Global Logic Terrorism in this frenzied clash of sanctifiers, executioners, lesbian homeowners, and some very undistinguished guests - all fighting to make their way in one queer land of make believe. This epic tale of love, valour, and staged compassion follows the family of women as they venture beyond death and silence to embark on a 100-year journey in search of progress and their very own dramatic reappearance.

Cook welcomes you to a world of adaptation and civilization - gone awry - as only she could tell it. Her artistic approach has been described as Argentinean-Butch-Political-Performance-Art and, as with all of her work, 100 Years of Attitude deftly combines political satire, dark humor, and non-traditional branches of theater, to create this tour de force of biting social commentary. Dixon Place, 258 Bowery 2nd Floor Preview Performances Thursday-Saturday, July 1-3 at 8pm, tickets $10
Performances Thursdays-Saturdays, July 8-24 at 8pm
$15 at door; $12 advance; $10 students/seniors
Reservations: 212.219.0736 www.theatermania.com
Dixon Place is located at 258 Bowery, 2nd Floor, between Prince

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5. Lttr Issue #3, with Eileen Myles, FF Alumn, at Art in General, July 17-August 5

Explosion Lttr
Practice More Failure
July 17- August 5, 2004
New York, New York
Art In General
www.lttr.org
www.artingeneral.org

Come celebrate the release of LTTR Issue 3, PRACTICE MORE FAILURE!

With LTTR's third issue, themed "Practice More Failure," editors K8 Hardy, Emily Roysdon, and Ginger Brooks Takahashi seek to enthuse process and practice as opposed to the masterpiece. An annual collectively made art journal, LTTR brings together a community of queer and feminist artists, writers, and cultural producers.

Artists featured in this issue of LTTR include: Aisha Burnes, Allison Smith, Boris Torres, Carrie Moyer, Christy Gast, Edie Fake, Eileen Myles, Elisabeth Subrin, Ely Shipley, Itziar Okariz, Jesal Kapadia, Judith Leeman, K8 Hardy, Kate Schatz, Lynne Chan, Marie-Therese Escribano, Marriage, Michelle Marchese, Suzy Liar, Tammy Rae Carland, Ulrike Mueller, and Zara Zandieh.

LTTR Issue 3 will be available at Art in General and Printed Matter July 17, 2004.

Explosion LTTR will focus on artists working together and a community dedicated to critical feminist practice. Inhabiting Art In General's project space from July 17 -August 5 with teams of artists collaborating, the storefront is transformed into the LTTR headquarters where practice becomes public.

Live art, performance lectures, new collaborations, and a film/video screening will be presented in a series at Art in General, Participant Inc. and Reena Spaulings Gallery.

EXPLOSION EVENTS
All events are free and open to the public.

JULY 17 RELEASE 7-10PM
Lesbians on Ecstasy
Libber
Virginia Puff Paint
Portrait Studio by Cass Bird
DJs Lez Celeb and the Chairman

JULY 18 FREE DANCE LESSONS
On Canal and Lafayette Streets, Afternoon

JULY 19 "ELUSIVE QUALITY" FILM/VIDEO SCREENING
Curated by Astria Suparak and Lauren Cornell
Participant Inc 8:30 PM

JULY 19 & 20
Xylor Jane & Matt Keegan inhabit LTTR HQ and present a new collaboration
Art in General Project Space 12-6 PM

JULY 21 & 22
Luis Jacob & Leidy Churchman inhabit LTTR HQ and present a new
collaboration.
Art in General Project Space 12-6 PM

JULY 22 LIVE ART at Art in General 7-9 PM
Janet Pants
Marriage
Gregg Bordowitz
Sharon Hayes
Emily Sunblad
Megan Palaima

JULY 24 - 26 REENA SPAULINGS SERIES
371 Grand between Essex and Norfolk
646-610-9036

JULY 24 Trans Legal Workshop by Bridge Joyce and Franklin Romeo
Reena Spaulings Gallery 2 PM

JULY 25 Two Performances
Tara Mateik: SBI, The Society of Biological Insurgents
JJ Chinois: Performance Artist
Reena Spaulings Gallery 8 PM

JULY 26 Elisabeth Subrin: Making "Madness" Artist Talk
Reena Spaulings Gallery 8PM

JULY 26 & 27
Jen Smith & TBA collaborator inhabit LTTR HQ and present a new
collaboration.
Art in General Project Space 12-6 PM

JULY 28 & 29
Allison Smith & Carrie Moyer inhabit LTTR HQ and present a new
collaboration.
Art in General Project Space 12-6 PM

JULY 29 LIVE ART at Art in General 7-9 PM
Judith Halberstam and Eileen Myles
Marie Thérèse Escribano and Ulrike Mueller
The Toxic Titties
The Blow

AUGUST 2 & 3
Courtney Dailey & Klara Liden inhabit LTTR HQ and present a new
collaboration.
Art in General Project Space 12-6 PM

AUGUST 4 & 5
Fereshteh Toosi & Aisha Burnes inhabit LTTR HQ and present a new
collaboration.
Art in General Project Space 12-6 PM

AUGUST 5 CLOSING/Collaborations Presentation at Art In General 7-9 PM

PLEASE CHECK OUR UPDATED WEBSITES
www.lttr.org
www.artingeneral.org

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6. Brody Condon, FF Alumn, at Machine Project, L.A., July 17, 6-8 pm

Machine Project announces "Untitled War", a medieval battle staged inside the gallery space. On July 17 from 6 to 8pm, armored warriors will engage in gut wrenching, full-contact combat with assorted melee weapons.

"Untitled War" is a performative event combining fantasy role-playing, fabricated history, extreme sports, and computer games, where warriors of various historical periods from the Society of Creative Anachronism will endure an ongoing First Person Shooter Game style Deathmatch battle. Live camera views (similar to the spectator camera views found in online FPS games) will be projected next door at the Echo Park Film Center, creating a game-like viewing experience for those outside the space.

"Untitled War" is the latest project by artist and uber-gamer Brody Condon (www.tmpspace.com). Working in the mystical confluence of contemporary art practice, computer games, and historical combat re-enactment, Condon's work is engaged in locating and fabricating situations and visual works where computer games and game culture leak outside of the screen and into lived experience. He was a authorized fighter in the SCA, and his personal and collaborative work has recently been exhibited at the 2004 Whitney Biennial, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. The Society for Creative Anachronism (www.sca.org) is an international medieval re-enactment group, which selectively re-creates the historical period from approximately the latter Roman era to 1650 A.D.

Existing to encourage the heroic experiments of the gracefully over-ambitious, Machine Project presents workshops, events, installations and performances on a semi-regular basis. The gallery is located in Los Angeles at 1200 D North Alvarado Street, just north of Sunset. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from noon to five, as well as by appointment. Interested parties should contact gallery director Mark Allen via electronic mail, at m@machineproject.com, or at 213-483-8761.

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7. Kathy Acker, Sue De Beer, FF Alumns, at Macarrone, NYC, launching June 30th.

John Russell presents Frozen Tears II The Sequel
Launch 6-9pm, Wed June 30
At: Macarrone Inc,
45 Canal Street,
NYC 10002
T: 212 431 4977

Texts By: Kathy Acker, Mireille Andrès, Antonin Artaud, Dominique Auch, Ned Baldwin, Stephen Barber, Georges Bataille, Baudelaire, John Beagles, Mark Beasley, Dodie Bellamy, Alissa Bennett, Simon Bill, Jesse Bransford, R.A.Bransford Jr Esq, Paul Buck, Bonnie Camplin, Aline Bouvy/John Gillis, Dennis Cooper, John Cussans, Trinie Dalton, Sue De Beer, Brock Enright, Felix Ensslin, Dan Fox, Robert Garnett, Paul Green, Matthew Greene, Fernando Guerreiro, Pierre Guyotat, Ilana Halperin, Glen Helfand, Jacques Henric, Rachel Howe, Ben Kaleb Brantley, Seth Kelly, Kevin Killian, Christopher Knowles, Jennifer Krasinski, Cedar Lewisohn, Lorenzo De Los Angeles III, Rachel Lowther, Dave Martin, Karl Marx, Casey Mckinney, Gean Moreno, J.P. Munro, Paulina Olowska, Simon O¹Sullivan, Arthur Ou, Damon Packard, Mike Paré, Graham Parker, Wotjek Puslowski, Adam Putnam, Ian Rafael Titus, Eugène Savitzkaya, Eric Schnell, Amy Sillman, Allison Smith, Joanne Tatham/ Tom O'sullivan, Daniel Torop, Genya Turovsky, Banks Violette, Benjamin Weissman, Ivan Witenstein, Thom Wolf

Further Dates: Skylight Books, Los Angeles ­ July 25;
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco ­ 30 July;
Historic Wendover Airfield Museum, Salt Lake Desert ­ tba
Info: www.frozentears.co.uk/

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8. Marcus Young, FF Alumn, at Southern Theater, MN, July 8-11, 8 pm

Marcus Young, FF Alumn, Opens World Premiere Of Chinese Dance Drama
"Sun & Moon" At The Southern Theater In Minneapolis

Sun & Moon, an original work by Chinese choreographer Shen Pei and interdisciplinary artist Marcus Young, is a modern reconsideration of one of the oldest Chinese myths. An ancient myth about chasing the sun becomes a modern metaphor for humanity's exploration of space and eternal pursuit of knowledge. This world premiere work brings together Chinese and western dance traditions, with NY dancer hangdong Xu and talented twin cities artists, to create a blend of east-west artistry.
Performance: "Sun & Moon"
Times: Thursday-Sunday, July 8-11, 2004, At 8 Pm
Location: Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Ave. S., Mpls
Tickets: $20; Box Office 612-340-1725

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9. Marja Samsom, FF Alumn, NY Times review of her restaurant Chibitini

Eric Asimov, NY Times food critic, wrote a great review of Chibitini, the newest of three restaurants owned by Marja Samsom, FF Alumn, in the June 25th issue. Chibitini is located at 63 Clinton Street near Rivington, tel. 212-674-7300.

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10. Bruce Nauman, FF Alumn, wins Praemium Imperiale prize 2004

Congratulatsion to Bruce Nauman, recipient of the 2004 Praemium Imperiale, The International prize for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts, in the field of sculpture. For more information please visit www.praemiumimperiale.org

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11. Stephanie Rowden, FF Alumn, at Littlejohn Contemporary, thru July 16

Stephanie Rowden, FF Alumn, "Conditions of Light," installation with four-channel sound, filtered light and changing shadow, through July 16.
Littlejohn Contemporary, 41 E 57th Street, NYC (212) 980-2323

Conditions of Light site: http://www.umich.edu/~srowden

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12. Peggy Shaw, FF Alumn, at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, MA June 30-July 24

New England Premiere of 'To My Chagrin'
Peggy Shaw's "butch grandmother's rock 'n roll lullaby" to her mixed-race grandson opens June 30 "Flamboyant, ironic and shamelessly over the top!"- The Stage (London)
"A riveting performer with extraordinary comic timing!"- San Francisco Bay Guardian
She's been described as "James Cagney with a dash of Joe Pesci."
Then there's "a cross between Harvey Kietel and k.d. lang."
And "a Frank Sinatra type of butch lesbian."

Peggy Shaw's take on the compliments? As she muses in her one-woman show, To My Chagrin: "I've been accused of being masculine. I'd like to talk to you man-to-man about that."

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is proud to present the New England Premiere of To My Chagrin, Peggy Shaw's critically acclaimed provocative performance piece. Wearing a red satin tuxedo jacket and short slick flattop, Shaw's freewheeling theatrical journey, with Vivian Stoll on drums, explores gender hypocrisy, racism, sexism, societal norms, growing older, a search for self-identity and the two important loves that guide her life - her mixed-race grandson and old cars ­- all accompanied by the music of Otis Redding, James Brown, Sam Cooke and Frank Sinatra. Shaw describes the show as a "butch grandmother's rock 'n roll lullaby." To My Chagrin opens Wednesday, June 30, and runs through Saturday, July 24. Performances are at 8 p.m.; there will also be a 4 p.m. matinee on July 24. (This performance is in addition to that evening's performance.)

Shaw was born in Belmont, MA. She worked as a social worker and artist before making her stage debut at 31. In 1980, Shaw, along with Lois Weaver and Deb Margolin, founded the lesbian theatre company, Split Britches. Shaw has won three Obie Awards and teaches classes and workshops at colleges nationwide.

To My Chagrin will be directed by Lois Weaver, with lighting by Emily Stork and sound by Vivian Stoll.

Tickets for To My Chagrin are $23 ($25 on Saturday evening) and may be reserved by calling (508) 349-6835. Tickets may also be ordered online at www.what.org

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13. Eileen Myles, FF Alumn, at Poetry Project, NY September 22 & 29

Wednesday September 22 & 29, 2004
The Workshop From "Hell": A New Opera Written By Eileen Myles & Michael Webster and Directed By Simon Leung
Contact: Miles Champion (212) 674-0910
mc@poetryproject.com

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