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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
August 24, 2004

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1. Sarah Schulman, Bina Sharif, FF Alumns, at PS 122, NY, Aug 23-24, 7 pm
2. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, retrospective at Chelsea Art Museum, Sept 9 - Nov. 6
3. David Medalla, FF Alumn, announces London Biennale Live Events at Crystal Palace
4. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, reviews Guggenheim, NY exhibition
5. G.H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, live on the web, Aug 23 and 26
6. Pauline Oliveros, FF Alumn, at World Trade Center, August 28, 5-7:45 pm
7. Ausbury Stevens, FF Alumn, at McPherson Fine Art, NY, opening Sept 18
8. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, organizes Provincetown Swim for Life Sept 11
9. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at The Flea, NY, Aug 24-26
10. Ligorano/Reese, FF Alumns, at the Kitchen, NY, opening Aug. 27, 5-7 pm
11. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Symphony Space, Aug 29-Sept 2, 8 pm
12. Julia Mandle, FF Alumn, at Van Alen Institute, NY, Sept 28, 6:30-8:30 pm
13. Joyce Kozloff, Carrie Moyer, Jeny Polak, William Pope.L, Dread Scott, Krzysztof Wodiczko, FF Alumns, at Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn, opening Aug 25, 6-9 pm
14. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, in Philadelphia, Oct. 8-14, and online in September
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1. Sarah Schulman, Bina Sharif, FF Alumns, at PS 122, NY, Aug. 23-24, 7 pm

Bina Sharif, FF Alumn, at PS 122, NY. Comedy of Terrors Monday and Tuesday at 7 August 23, 24. Followed by live interview of Ms Sharif by Sarah Schulman, FF Alumn.

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2. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, retrospective at Chelsea Art Museum, Sept 9 - Nov 6

"Agnes Denes: Projects for Public Spaces,"

The Chelsea Art Museum is pleased to announce the first New York retrospective of the work of the pioneer conceptual and environmental artist, Agnes Denes.

The exhibition, "Agnes Denes: Projects for Public Spaces," curated by Dan Mills and organized by the Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, includes proposal drawings, sculpture, photographs, and documentation of important visionary public projects created by Denes from 1968 to the present.

It will be on view at the Chelsea Art Museum from September 9th to November 6th, 2004, opening reception September 14th from 6pm-8pm. Introductory remarks by Agnes Gund.

Recognized as a pioneer of environmental art, Denes has addressed ecological, cultural and social issues in her work-- often on a monumental scale. As a pioneer of environmental art, Denes has created numerous global projects including "Tree Mountain - A Living Time Capsule" in Finland, a massive earthwork and reclamation project that reaches 400 years into the future to benefit future generations, creating in effect the first "manmade" virgin forest.

For "Wheatfield - a Confrontation", Denes planted and harvested two acres of wheat in downtown Manhattan in a work that Mills describes as "addressing human values and misplaced priorities." In her 25-year master plan for "The Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie" "Denes proposes bringing into prominence and environmentally stable the 100-kilometer-long defense line dotted with 70 forts built from the 16th-to the mid-19th centuries in the center region of the Netherlands," Mills said.

In the fully illustrated catalogue which accompanies the exhibition, Eleanor Heartney describes the way Denes's work investigates ideas across disciplines, investigating the physical and social sciences, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, art history, poetry and music. "She stresses interconnections between specialized bodies of knowledge which often seem to exist in not-so-splendid isolation" said Heartney. "In pursuing her goals, Denes has planted time capsules which safeguard key precepts of human wisdom for future generations. She has infused the rural into the urban, planting a wheat field beneath the shadow of the World Trade Towers. She has drawn on the metaphor of the ship as vessel for human preservation, and sheep and birds as models for human behavior. She has infused the pyramid with social meaning, making it serve as a symbol of human dilemmas and predicaments. For over three decades, she has persevered in cultivating hope despite much justification for the contrary."

Denes has had more than 350 solo and group exhibitions, a major retrospective at Cornell University, and exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum in New York, the Venice Biennale and Documenta.

A research fellow at the Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University; the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at M.I.T.; and DAAD in Berlin, Denes has lectured extensively at universities in the U.S. and abroad and participated in global conferences. She has written four books and holds an honorary doctorate in fine arts.

She has completed commissions in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East and has received numerous awards, including four National Endowment Fellowships, the McDermott Award from M.I.T.; the Watson Award from Carnegie Mellon U.; and the Rome Prize, from the American Academy in Rome in 1998.

Agnes Denes will present a lecture titled: "Art for the Third Millennium - Creating a New World View", at the museum on October 7th at 6:30 pm.

The Chelsea Art Museum exhibition received major funding from the Agnes Gund Foundation. Additional support was provided by Charles J. Tanenbaum, Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state Agency, which is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Richard Florsheim Foundation, and the Office of Development and Association for the Arts at Bucknell University.

The Chelsea Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 pm to 6 pm.
On Thursdays the museum remains open until 8 pm.

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3. David Medalla, FF Alumn, announces London Biennale Live Events at Crystal Palace

David Medalla, FF Alumn, founder and director of the London Biennale, assisted by Adam Nankervis, the international coordinator of the London Biennale, will compere an evening of performances by London Biennale artists during the" 6000 Chairs" arts festival at Crystal Palace in south London, on Sunday, August 29, 2004, from 6 to 8 p.m. The live events will take place on the shell-shaped concert platform facing the lake at Crystal Palace. The first item on the program is a dance drama featuring Felma Barbo (Philippines/UK) as an Enchanted Flower, Yosha (Japan) as a Zen monk, Adam Nankervis (Australia) as a Ninja warrior, and David Medalla (Philippines/UK) as the Magic Dragon.

A galaxy of international artists will present new works at this free arts festival, which is being organised by Anne Bean, Carlos Cortes, Ben Eastop, Rosie Bradley and other volunteer cultural workers Among the London Biennale artists participating in the "6000 Chairs" arts festival at Crystal Palace are: Felma Barbo (Philippines/UK), Duo Dynamico: Aristide Stornelli and Alvaro Tostoni (Venezuela), Frauke Ehmke (Germany/UK), Regine Elliott (France/UK), Sumer Erek (Cyprus/UK), Foreign Investment (Germany, Austria, France/UK), Geraldine Gallavardin (France). Mai Ghoussoub (Lebanon), Cyril Lepetit (France), Simon Longo (Italy/UK), Patrizia Lopes (Portugal), Rafaella Losapio (Italy), Roberta Kravitz (USA), Teodoro Maler (Argentina/UK), Mark McGowan (UK), Nicole Mollett (UK), Mmmmm: Luna Montenegro (Chile) and Adrian Fisher (UK), Adam Nankervis (Australia), Richard Niman (UK), Raul Pina (Mexico), Andrew Reyner (USA), William Santis (Mexico),Tiago Slewinski (Portugal), Katie Sollohub (UK), Lucy Taylor (UK), Alma Tischler (Germany/UK), Vasha (Norway/UK), Yosha (Japan) , and Claudia Wegener (Germany/UK).

The evening will mark the finale of London Biennale 2004, which began last May first and featured numerous solo and group exhibitions, including many live events. Several London Biennale artists curated a diversity of shows in various venues in and outside London. These included: "Mountain Banners" by John Dugger, at the Alpine Club in Shoreditch; duo shows by Geraldine Gallavardin and Adam Nankervis, Tiago Slewinski and Marko Stepanov, curated by Mark Wisher at the Tablet Gallery inside the Tabernacle, Notting Hill; "Observer, Observed" by Regine Elliott at the Kingsgate Gallery in West Hampstead; "Love/Sex". curated by Sabrina Bramble and Eva Pelaez, with participation by Infinity Bunce and Lorraine Clarke at Seven Sisters; two group shows: "E = MC2", curated by Jill Rock at the Institute of Physics; "Neo Dogma Non", curated by Rosemarie Lopes in the Rudolf Steiner House; "Fabrications"curated by Reynolds featuring her "Puki Monsters" as well as works by fellow-New York artists Mary Fry, Yolande T. Hunter and China Clark, at the GEC Gallery in Bethnal Green; "Precipitations", curated by Adam Nankervis at the Kufa Gallery on Westbourne Grove; "Draw . . .Drawing", curated by Giacomo Picca at Gallery 32 in Mayfair; "Longshore Drift at Brighton Beach", curated by Katie Sollohub; "All for Love" at the Brompton Cemetery, curated by Jill Rock; "Insula Ovinium" on the Isle of Sheppey", curated by Nicole Mollett; "Exquisite Corpse", video collaborations, curated by Rachel Cornish; "Eros-Arrows" at the Foundry near Old street in Shoreditch.

Among international artists who mounted solo shows,gave performances and/or participated in the many events during London Biennale 2004 are: Arvinder Bawa, Claudia Wegener, Sabine Jellinek, Regine Elliott, Guy Brett, Carlyle Reedy, Lynn MacRitchie, Marisol Cavia, Jessica Wilkes, Wayne Chisnall, Cecilia Madureira, James White, Sylvia Prasad, Mali, Jill Rock, Isabela Parla, Vanessa Koeller, Trolley (aka Bryan Mulvihill), Roberto Romero, Luna Montenegro, Adrian Fisher, Leif Svendsen, Lindsay O'Nions, Cyril Lepetit, Arnan de Leon, Elisabetta Fumagalli, Gulsen Bal, Ernesto Saresale, Jeong Hee, Roberto Scala, Caterina Davinio, Joao Simoes,Camille Rodskaier, Sebastiaan Schlicher, Ryan Lemke, Christie Brown, Peter Oxley, Patrizia Guerresi, Lucas Ihlein, Gabriela Maciel, Marian Carroll, Joanna Jones, Raul Pina, Liliana Lopez, Oliver Dungey, Joyce Rykman, Nancy Petry, Ivan d'Prag, Rosa Freitas, Elisa Gallo Rosso, Ofar Quarson, Nick Kuskin, Adam Nankervis, Luciano Peru Cachaca, Sina Shamsavari, Giacomo Picca, Fritz Stolberg, Dolores Sanchez, Marco Soares, Vasha, Geraldine Gallavardin, Yosha Imamura, Sumer Erek, Teodoro Maler, Katie Sollohub, Thomas Lisle, Jeanine Woolard, Chris Burke, Charlotte Bernstein, Antonio Sassu , Rosemarie Lopes, Marko Stepanov and many others. Dorothea Fayne from the USA and Firus Bakhor from Tajikistan gave a concert at the Kufa Gallery.The Duo Dynamico from Venezuela (Aristide Stornelli and Alvaro Tostoni) showed at The Foundry, while Mai Ghoussoub and Anne Sherbany had a duo-show at the Shoreditch Gallery.

There will be a picnic by London Biennale artists on the afternoon of Sunday, August 29, 2004, at Crystal Palace prior to their performances there. Everybody is invited to join in the celebrations. Bring friends, food and drinks.

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4. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, reviews Guggenheim, NY exhibition

http://www.offoffoff.com/art/2004/speakingwithhands.php

Please find above the link to my review of the exhibition "Speaking With Hands: Photographs from the Collection of Henry Buhl" at the Guggenheim.
Hope you enjoy it. Comments welcome. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, dagarwood@earthlink.net

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5. G.H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, live on the web, Aug. 23 and 26

Rant/ Rant Back/ Back Rant is a performance work by G.H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, and Peter Sinclair. The performance uses news report catch-phrases that cycle through the global information environment, sampled and re-mixed during the perfomance using digital signal processing. The work looks at the use of targeted language within the framework of mass media. It also posits a sort of overloaded media psychosis embodied by the live performance word jam created by Sinclair and Hovagimyan. Two live performances will be video streamed over the web on August 23rd and 26th respectively. Viewers wishing to access the video stream can go to http://nujus.net and click on the Rant/Rant Back button at the foot of the page. After the performances the works will be archived for video on demand.

Peter Sinclair and G.H. Hovagimyan have been artistic collaborators over a number of digital performance and installation works. Mr. Sinclair who is a well-known sound artist lives in Marseille, France while Mr. Hovagimyan who is a multi-media artist lives in New York City.

Sinclair's works have recently been highlighted in the French contemporary art magazine artpress. (Art Press special edition, number 24, 2003. Le Burlesque. Une Aventure Moderne.) One work, A SoaPOPera for iMacs done in collaboration with Hovagimyan will be included in a historic exhibition called Le Burlesque that will be on view in Paris at the National Galeries Jeu du Paume Museum in 2005. Documentation and video of this work can be seen at: http://nujus.net/gh_04/gallery3.html

Part of the inspiration for the work Rant/ Rant Back/ Back Rant developed out of xenophobic rants that Sinclair encouraged Hovagimyan to do for their 2001 Interactive sound and laser installation work titled Shooter. You may view documentation and video here: http://nujus.net/shooter-new-site/index.html

Their latest work Rant/Rant Back/ Back Rant Will be performed in the Netherlands at the Groningen Museum, August 23rd and August 26th at STEIM, Amsterdam.

While investigating synthetic voice programming in 1996 Hovagimyan met Peter Sinclair. The two began to collaborate on a series of works that used text and synthetic voice as an element for robotic performance and installation work. Sinclair brings to the collaboration a fascination with the mechanic possibilities inherent in programming and digital art as well as his expertise in the realm of sound art and performance works. Indeed, before meeting Hovagimyan, Sinclair was quite accomplished as a performance artist in France. A survey of his works can be seen at: http://www.nujus.net/peterhomepage/html/

Hovagimyan brings to the piece a long history of using text within his work both individually and in collaboration with Sinclair. In 1994 Hovagimyan did a billboard campaign for Creative Time in New York City. The billboard , Hey Bozo… Use Mass
Transit, used a block of text somewhat in the manner of rap lyrics. Documentation as well as an NBC news report can be seen
at: http://nujus.net/gh_04/gallery2.html

In 2000-2001 Hovagimyan created a series of rant performances for the palm pilot called Palm Rants. Documentation can be viewed at: http://nujus.net/gh/html/rants.html. An example can be seen at http://nujus.net/gh_04/video/entertainMenow.mov

As far back as 1974 Hovagimyan has been using agit-prop as part of his work. Indeed a 1974 work Tactics for Survival in the New Culture was shown in a 1978 group show called Manifesto organized by Collaborative Projects in New York City. Subsequently, in 1994, Hovagimyan updated the piece, turning it into a hypertext work and one of the earliest examples of what is now known as Net Art. The work can be viewed online at: http://www.thing.net/~gh/artdirect/tactics.html

Their collaborative works as well as their homepages can be accessed via the web at: http://nujus.net (note the site uses pop-up windows and javascript. Enable scripting and pop-up windows to view the site)

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6. Pauline Oliveros, FF Alumn, at World Trade Center, August 28, 5-7:45 pm

Dear Deep Listeners,

Here is the URL to view the score for Ringing for Healing and all the instructions for participation.

http://www.ringout.org/observance.htm

I hope that you will be able to participate from where ever you are and go there if possible. Please pass the URL on to as many people as possible to help us get the critical mass needed. Here is the score:
World Trade Center/ Ground Zero Observance
Saturday, August 28, 5:00-7:45 PM.

I think it is so very important to have love and healing as the motivating energy of the RingOut. Anger and revenge are the tools of the current administration.
Pauline Oliveros

CONTENTS:
Introduction
Ringing for Healing: For Victims of Violence All Over the World
About Pauline Oliveros
Arriving at the WTC Site (Important!)

Introduction
RingOut invites you to participate in our peaceful observance at the World Trade Center/Ground Zero--Pauline Oliveros' Ringing for Healing: For All Victims of Violence All Over the World. Come to the event and receive a free bell to ring or bring your own bells! 3,000+ bells will be available.

We will form a ring around the site and ring at least 2,749 bells for 9/11's victims. We will ring with respect the site as an incentive for justice and diplomacy rather than for war and the suppression of civil and human rights.

Bells traditionally open and close ceremonies. Our bells will ring in a week of harmony of many voices expressing their visions of peace and justice in NYC and around the country. Keep in mind During the ringing, the Bellwethers will keep track of the score. Follow their lead. You are welcome to dress as you like and express--silently-any message you like. Please be respectful of the site and the event. If you get tired of ringing, it is OK to rest or stop. If you stop completely and there is someone nearby who does not have a bell, please give it or lend it to her/him. It is not necessary to ring to experience the beauty of bell-ringing.

Ringing for Healing: For All Victims of Violence All Over the World
By Pauline Oliveros

The Observance begins at 5 PM (ringing begins at 5:30) and runs approximately 2-3/4 hours to 7:45 PM. You are invited to create a peaceful, respectful event using a bell or bells as your voice. Please be a listening presence. If it is necessary to speak please do it very quietly without distracting others during the performance. You are invited to help create a peaceful and respectful atmosphere for a memorial. This is a memorial for all those killed by violence around the world. Many will desire to use the time meditatively.

PART I: 2,749 RINGS (1:08)

Arrive
Please arrive by 5:00 PM to meet your Bellwethers (RingOut leaders). Read the instruction on arriving below. If you have not brought your own bell, your Bellwether will give you a bell and instructions and let you know where you can stand.

ii. Ring
Participants gather in a circle around the entire WTC site, face inwards and following the lead of the Bellwethers, at about 5:30 PM, begin to ring. All ring simultaneously at approximately 40 beats per minute (slow, like a pile driver). Coordination of the ring should be like a concerted pulse, with everyone listening to be together. We will ring together approximately 2,749 times, in observance of the victims of 9/11.

iv. Imagine
As you listen to each pulse of your bell, you are invited to send healing through the sound of your bell to all who have been victims of world violence, as well as the 9/11 victims. Try to pulse your bell like a heart beat. Listen to stay together with all others to create one heartbeat.

PART II. SILENCE.
Begins at approximately 6:40 PM. Duration 10 minutes.

PART III: DIRECTIONAL RINGING (50 minutes)
i. Imagine
At the four sides of the WTC site, participants are invited to imagine qualities associated with that compass direction.

EAST (Church Street and further east): Expressing the qualities of sunrise: new beginnings, babies of all kinds, human and animal, innocence.

SOUTH (Liberty, Washington, Cedar Streets or further south): Warmth, comfort, nurturing, and goodness.

WEST (West side of the West Side Highway or further west): Sunset, visions, and dreams.

NORTH (Vesey Street or further north): Wisdom, truth, eldership, navigation.

"CENTER" (All directions): The joy of communication and interconnectedness from all directions.

ii. Four Rounds

East: ring for 2 minutes, then silence.
South: ring for 2 minutes, then silence.
West: ring for 2 minutes, then silence.
North: ring for 2 minutes, then silence
All face WTC site ("Center"); all ring for 2 minutes, then silence.
Repeat this cycle four times.

iii. Last Round
East: ring for 2 minutes, then silence.
South: ring for 2 minutes, then silence.
West: ring for 2 minutes, then silence.
North: ring for 2 minutes, then silence
All face outward ("Center"); all ring for 2 minutes-then KEEP RINGING, and disperse into the city, ringing in all directions as long as possible wherever you go.

Pauline Oliveros
156 Hunter St.
Kingston NY 12401
845 331 4732
917 216 3577 cell
http://www.deeplistening.org/pauline
What sound makes your day?

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7. Ausbury Stevens, FF Alumn, at McPherson Fine Art, NY, opening Sept 18

Ausbury Stevens, FF Alumn, will exhibit new and old works on paper at McPherson Fine Art on 400 West 14th Street. Exhibit is open Saturday, September 18th through Sunday, September 19. Gallery hours: 12 - 6pm. Ph. 512-797-5247 for details.

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8. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, organizes Provincetown Swim for Life Sept 11

Provincetown Swim For Life & Paddler Flotilla Set For September 11.

The 17th Annual Provincetown Harbor Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, a fundraiser for AIDS, women's health and youth, is scheduled for September 11, 2004. Always the Saturday after Labor Day - this year coinciding with the tragedy of September 11, 2001 - this momentous date is an opportunity for the community to come together and honor those who have died while renewing the commitment to each other and the future.

At last year's 1.4 mile open water swim and paddle across magnificent Provincetown Harbor close to 300 swimmers and kayakers participated, along with 200 volunteers and safety boaters, raising $134,000. The 2004 event includes the traditional Friday night Celebration of Life Concert at the Meeting House, and on Saturday the Swim for Life and Mermaid Brunch will once again be held at the Boatslip Resort, with a special event in the harbor at dusk: Provincetown Harbor Lights. The Pool Splash, organized by Barbara Punis, will run concurrently for those who choose to swim in a pool or are "harborly-challenged."

Beneficiaries of the event include Helping Our Women, the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, Outer Cape Health Services, Cape and Islands Gay Straight Youth Alliance, the Family Tree AIDS History Project and Art Archives AIDS. Business sponsors to date include the Provincetown Banner, Mike's Movies/Boston, KY Liquid, Paul Mitchell, the Boatslip Resort and Far Land Provisions.

Top fundraisers last year were: the father/daughter team of Shawn and Nicole McNulty of Provincetown at $9,500; Kathryn Rafter of Provincetown and Dallas, Texas at $6,455; Paul Mast of Waldwick, New Jersey at $4,242; Raymond Johnson of Truro at $2,885 (who was selected for the annual David Asher Volunteer Award); and perennial top fundraiser Daryel Duhaime of Wakefield, MA at $2,320. The team of Rafter and Francey Beall, and Paul Mast joined the Circle of Honor, an award given to those who either have swum ten years or raised $10,000. Swimmers came from across the country and from Canada, Czech Republic and Spain.

The 2004 t-shirt design was created by artist Barbara Cohen. The 11th annual Celebration of Life Concert will be produced again by John Thomas and will include local and visiting entertainers including West End Wendy Wendell and Zoe Lewis, and the return of the identical twin brothers, John and Richard Contiguglia performing a four-handed List piano piece. The Mermaid Brunch will be held for the first time at the Boatslip and is open to the public. Awards, ribbons, prizes and entertainment are planned, including a special edition of artist-designed playing cards for those who raise $300 or more in pledges, as well as the $1,000 Club awards and ribbons. To commemorate both the victims of 9/11 and those who have been lost to AIDS and breast cancer, Ewa Nogiec of iamprovincetown.com will create Provincetown Harbor Lights, a flotilla of kayaks pulling strings of lights across the harbor beginning at dusk.

The event is produced by artist and Provincetown Community Compact Director Jay Critchley. Registration for kayakers and safety boaters begins at 8:30 am at the Boatslip beach, 161 Commercial Street, with swimmer registration on the deck at 9:30 am. Pool Splash swimmers may register at the Boatslip or at the heated pool at the Surfside Inn & Suites, 543 Commercial Street. Swimmers will be transported to Long Point for the 11:00 am start. The public is invited to cheer swimmers at the finish line beginning at 11:30 am, followed by the Mermaid Brunch at noon on the Boatslip deck. For pledge forms and volunteer, Pool Splash, or Provincetown Harbor Lights information, or to make a contribution, contact: thecompact@comcast.net, 508 487-1930, www.swim4life.org, or write, Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, P.O. Box 819, Provincetown, MA 02657.

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9. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at The Flea, NY, Aug 24-26

Announcing a new chamber work: *The Mirrored Fist* its rhythms, chords and melody derived from obsessive computer transcription of intense spoken word

music-joshua fried
words and performance-r. erica doyle
with
violin-Hiroko Taguchi
cello-Rubin Khodeli
piano-Marija Ilic
voice-Kamala Sankaram

ComposersCollaborative inc. Presents non Sequitur: addictions Tue., Wed., Thurs. Aug 24, 25, 26, 2004 at 8:00pm

music and verse colliding on stage
at The Flea Theater, NYC
41 White Street (betw. Broadway and Church), NYC
$20 gen'l, $15 students/seniors
Charge by phone: 212.663.1967

Composer/Writer duos:
Joshua Fried & R. Erica Doyle
Justine F. Chen & Latasha N. Nevada Diggs
Beata Moon & Sanjana Nair
Randall Woolf & Elena Georgiou

Plus the MIGHTY CCi House Band
music curator Jed Distler
literary curator and host Regie Cabico
director Arnold Barkus + associate director Charlie Sohne

More information,including artist interviews and tickets:
http://www.composerscollab.org/upcoming_events/index.html

Folks, I don't usually write for "real" instruments with actual players, musical notation and all. I'm very excited about this premiere. Thanks for reading.
Joshua Fried
http://composer.home.acedsl.com

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10. Ligorano/Reese, FF Alumns, at the Kitchen, NY, opening Aug 27, 5-7 pm

LINE UP Video Installation by Ligorano/Reese
video by Ligorano/Reese
music by Mark Dresser
at the Kitchen
512 West 19 Street, NY, NY 10011
tel. 212 255-5793
August 27 - September 3, 12-6 pm
Opening reception Friday, August 27, 5-7 pm

This event is part of the Imagine Festival of Arts, Issues & Ideas, a citywide cultural festival, Aug 28 - Sept 2, designed to inspire, instigate and support civic engagement through the arts. www.imagine04.org

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11. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Symphony Space, Aug 29-Sept. 2, 8 pm

For all you who plan to be in New York during the Republican Convention -- come raise your spirits --

SYMPHONY SPACE PRESENTS:
THALIA FOLLIES
A political Cabaret
Sunday -- Thursday August 29th -- Sept 2nd
8PM !!!
SYMPHONY SPACE
Broadway at 95th Street
For tickets-- 212 864 5400 -- www.symphonyspace.org
Tickets 15 dollars ($14 seniors & students and 6 tix)

A 75-minute revue featuring --
Nora York, Natalie Douglas,Sidney Burgoyne,Kevin
Burdette

Lanny Meyers -- Musical Director
Isaiah Sheffer -- Director
Martin Sage -- producer

contributing writers & composers, Sybil Adelman, Eric Bentley, Victoria bond,Roy Blount Jr., Andy Borowitz, Bertold Brecht, Russell Conner, Laura Shaine Cunningham, E.L. Doctorow, Carmen Firan, Leonard Fleischer, Michael Genet, Lewis Grossberger, Margo Jefferson, Patricia Marx, Lanny Meyers, Arthur Morely, Bobby Paul, Flash Rosenberg, Martin Sage, Pete Seeger, Jonathan Sheffer who has written a 10-minute opera, "The Pat & Jerry Show" based on Pat Robertson and Jerry Fallwell's 9/13/01 tv appearance, Calvin Trillin, Patricia Volk, Isaiah Sheffer, Nora York.

During the five nights of the RNC in New York, August 29 through September 2, Follies patrons will be able to stay on after the show, have another drink and watch the tv convention coverage on the Thalia screen.

The Thalia Follies will resume on Tuesday evening, September 14, and play every Tuesday until Election Night, adding new topical material every week of the election campaign.

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12. Julia Mandle, FF Alumn, at Van Alen Institute, NY, Sept. 28, 6:30-8:30 pm

Greetings. I am writing to remind you about the exciting new exhibition opening this fall of my company¹s recent work at the Van Alen Institute: Projects in Public Architecture.

WHAT: Variable City: Fox Square -- a unique exhibition combining site-specific performance art and urban design research, presenting a project initiated last fall in downtown Brooklyn.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 28th, 2004 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

WHERE: The Van Alen Institute, 30 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor (N/R to 23rd Street at Fifth Avenue; F/V to 23rd Street at Sixth Avenue; or 1/9 to 23rd Street at Seventh Avenue).

Please mark it down on your calendar. I hope to see you there!
All my best,
Julia Mandle
Director/Founder
J Mandle Performance
232 Third Street #D0A
Brooklyn, NY 11215
T: 718 246 7440 F:718 596 5566
www.jmandleperformance.org

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13. Joyce Kozloff, Carrie Moyer, Jeny Polak, William Pope.L, Dread Scott, Krzysztof Wodiczko, FF Alumns, at Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn, opening Aug 25, 6-9 pm

173A North 3rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
tel/fax (718) 486-8992 www.schroederromero.com
Watch What We Say
Exhibition Dates: August 26 - September 2, 2004, 12 - 6pm
Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 25, 6 - 9pm
Contact: Marc Lepson (718) 692-4571, pauperprints@earthlink.net

ARTISTS:
Robbie Conal, Jim Costanzo, Erika deVries, Electronic Disturbance Theater, Christopher Knowles, Joy Garnett, Jerry Kearns, Joyce Kozloff, Carrie Moyer, Ann Messner, Jenny Polak, William Pope.L, Dread Scott, Peter Scott, Carla Repice, Leonard Silverberg, James Tomon, Barbara Weissberger, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Emna Zghal

An exhibition of new and recent visual works in a variety of media, Watch What We Say presents a mix of emerging and established artists who address pressing political issues of the moment in poetic, subversive, emotional and clear-eyed terms. In the weeks following the attacks of September 11, 2001, President Bush's press secretary Ari Fleischer replied to criticism of administration policy by warning that "all Americans need to watch what they say, watch what they do". This challenge to free expression emphasized the climate of war, repression, and xenophobia that continues to run through American society. By speaking directly to this web of issues that remain intertwined and interdependent, the artists selected for this exhibition present works that testify to the power of creative thought in the face of overwhelming odds.

For this show, timed to coincide with the Republican National Convention in NYC, artists Joy Garnett, James Tomon, Carrie Moyer, Jerry Kearns and Robbie Conal show works that take on images of power via painterly construction and de-construction of mediated images. Jenny Polak and Krzysztof Wodiczko look closely at the immigrant experience, while Wlliam Pope.L and Dread Scott examine racial relations in historical and contemporary terms, and Peter Scott's 'mirror' image "explores the interplay between the relentless marketing of fear and the selling of comfort". Taking a more emotional aproach, Christopher Knowles presents a simple and moving interpretation of color coded alert levels, along with Leonard Silverberg's carefully composed ink washes of wandering displaced persons, Joyce Kozloff's meticulous watercolor map of the partition of 1948 Palestine/Israel, and Barbara Weissberger's humorous and disturbing corporeal forms. Ann Messner's newspaper vending machine installation presents a hopeful alternative by dispensing free copies of 'un conventional heroes', a narrative of personal courage and dissent. Rounding out the show are video interventions by Jim Costanzo, off-site performance by Carla Repice, live internet radio broadcast by Erika deVries and a Virtual Sit-In of the RNC by Electronic Disturbance Theater (Ricardo Dominguez, Carmin Karasic , Brett Stalbaum, Stefan Wray).

Looking directly at extreme circumstances, these artists project back lyrical responses that are complex, beautiful, and meaningful. Difficult questions are posed eloquently, with respect to the myriad of possible answers. Watch What We Say is curated by Marc Lepson, an installation and graphic artist (co-organized with Dread Scott) shown at IT IN Space NYC, Spring 2003. His work is on view at the Brooklyn Museum's "Open House" exhibition through August 15, and can be seen at http://www.artistsnetwork.org/news7/news288.html

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14. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, in Philadelphia, Oct. 8-14, and online in September

InLiquid.com presents a major new media project, HYPER-RUNT, curated by Ebon Fisher and Emily Zimmerman ONLINE September 3-18, 2004 and ONSITE October 8-14, 2004 at the National Products Building in Old City, Philadelphia.

(Philadelphia, August 2004) In September and October 2004 the nonprofit artist organization, InLiquid.com, is pleased to present HYPER-RUNT, an exhibit of digital and conceptual art curated by Ebon Fisher and Emily Zimmerman.

HYPER-RUNT is an exhibition of experimental art projects by an internationally diverse group of artists including Bigtwin, Shawn Brixey, David Brody, Klip Collective, Ken Goldberg, Natalie Jeremijenko, Yael Kanarek, Mark Napier, Joseph Nechvatal, neuroTransmitter, Caterina Verde, and Tim Whidden. The artists were asked to submit those projects which rose up out of the creative process and took on an insistent life of their own, either in the studio or out in the public arena. These works do not fit snugly in the usual litter of cultural categories. As Ebon Fisher points out,

"HYPER-RUNTs raise uneasy questions pertaining to the nature of art in the realm of artificial life forms, media viruses, robot psychology, and inter-species cultures. They flirt with the possibility of a 'post-human' future in which the paradigm of art and civilization gives way to a hyper-biology of emergent processes. A HYPER-RUNT might be seen as an ornery cultural lifeform, an élan vital, unexpectedly rearing its head in the turmoil brewing between artist, audience, technology, and ecosystem."

HYPER-RUNT's online component (September 3-18, 2004), presented at www.inliquid.com/hyper-runt/, will act as a preview to the exhibition, and will include essays, images, links, and manifestos by the participants.

HYPER-RUNT's installation (October 8-14, 2004) will be the last event to take place at Philadelphia's National Products Building, which is scheduled for reconstruction in November 2004. The National Products building is located at 109-131 N. 2nd Street in Old City Philadelphia. This exhibition will include technologically based installations and site-specific works tailored to the spaces of the National Products building. InLiquid.com is also hosting a series of events in conjunction with the exhibition, including a screening of 'Frames', a documentary about Grahame Weinbren's piece by the same name, and an evening of immersive media with Klip Collective and musical guests. See www.inliquid.com/hyper-runt/ for a full list of events including dates and times.

Both events will be promoted during the Philadelphia Fringe Festival through a guerrilla marketing campaign in Philadelphia and New York with materials featuring the HYPER-RUNT logo and URL.

Curator, Ebon Fisher, was one of the first instructors at MIT's Media Lab during its inception. Since the early 1990s he has been cultivating media organisms through the use of media rituals and "Bionic Codes" in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He ran the Digital Worlds program at the University of Iowa for 3 years, beginning in 1998, and has exhibited and lectured internationally. His digital world, Nervepool, is at http://www.nervepool.net. Curator, Emily Zimmerman, has worked with Creative Time in New York as a curatorial assistant to Carol Stakenas, and is currently working as a research assistant on a moving images reader for Tanya Leighton. Other consultants on the HYPER-RUNT exhibit include Glen Muschio, professor and director of the Digital Media Program at Drexel University. Prior to teaching at Drexel University, Glen had over 20 years experience in corporate communications, legal, community and educational media production. Ian Cross is a co-founder of the Philadelphia area New Media Association (PANMA), co-founder and CEO of I-Site, Inc., and co-founder of MYX gallery in Philadelphia.

InLiquid.com is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) web-based membership organization dedicated to providing opportunities and exposure for visual artists and designers, serving as a free public hub for arts information and resources, and making the visual arts more accessible to a broader audience. More than just an online presence, InLiquid also nurtures our creative community through a continuing series of "non-virtual" art exhibitions and events.

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