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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
September 14, 2004

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1. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at Makor Cinema, NY, Sept 9, 7 pm
2. Isabelle Samaras, FF Alumn, at Shooting Gallery, SF, opening Sept 17, 7-11 pm
3. Marie Sester, FF Future of the Present '05 Winner, in Paris, France, opening Sept 21
4. Daile Kaplan, FF Alumn, at Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, opening Sept 18
5. Jim Snitzer, FF Alumn and Member, at Icon Gallery, Fairfield IA, thru Oct 16
6. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, at New Georges Theatre MANFEST, Sept 18, 19, 24, 26, 27
7. Lisa Kron, Lori E. Seid, Carmelita Tropicana, FF Alumns, at Cooper Union Great Hall, Sept 21, 8 pm
8. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at Liverpool Biennial, Sept 18, 6 pm.
9. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, at Collective Unconscious, TriBeCa, Sept 16 thru Oct 30
10. Julie Ault, Warren Neidich, Mark Tribe, FF Alumns, at GAS,NY, opening Sept 15, 6-9
11. Paul Rutkovsky, FF Alumn, at Flux Factory, Long Island City, through Sept 25
12. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, in today's New York Times, Sept 14, 2004
13. Harley Spiller, FFAlumn, in The New York Times, Sept 10
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1. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at Makor Cinema, NY, Sept 9, 7 pm

Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, screens RESISTING PARADISE at Makor Cinema, 35 W. 67 th St. on September 9 at 7 ($15)and 9:30 ($9). Hammer will introduce both screenings and have Q &A following the 7pm screening. Synopsis of film: The Mediterranean town of Cassis, France, known for its perfect light, was home to Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard during WWII. French and German resistance fighters used the port to help countless people, including Walter Benjamin, escape. Renowned film artist Barbara Hammer recounts the stories of brave individuals and offers a meditation on the value of art in the time of war.

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2. Isabelle Samaras, FF Alumn, at Shooting Gallery, SF, opening Sept 17, 7-11 pm

Please join us for *the* event of the season:
The Shooting Gallery & Tiki News presents
"Tiki Art NOW! A Volcanic Eruption of Art"

Don't miss this group show featuring over 60 artists from around the world paying homage to Tiki! This stunning display of neo-primitive images in captured in a 90 page full color catalog available opening night (or later from Shooting Gallery).

Gallery opening Friday, September 17th, 7-11pm
Shooting Gallery
839 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
www.shootinggallerysf.com
415-931-8035

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3. Marie Sester, FF Future of the Present '05 Winner, in Paris, France, opening Sept 21

ACCESS is a public art installation that applies web and surveillance technologies, allowing web users to track individuals in public spaces with a unique robotic spotlight and acoustic beam system, without people wearing any gear, exploring the ambiguities among surveillance, control, visibility and celebrity. http://www.ACCESSproject.net

ACCESS will be featured at Villette Numerique 2004 in the Exposition "Zone de confluences", Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, September 21 - October 3, 2004.
http://www.villette-numerique.com/2004/pages/index.php?pg=16

Opening reception Sept.21, 6:30 - 9 pm

To participate online, visit http://www.ACCESSproject.net

Thank you,
Marie Sester
http://www.sester.net

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4. Daile Kaplan, FF Alumn, at Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, opening Sept 18

Daile Kaplan, FF Alumn, is curator of "Pop Photographica, Photography's Objects in Everyday Life." The exhibition opens at the Parrish Art Museum on September 18 and is on display through November 14.

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5. Jim Snitzer, FF Alumn and Member, at Icon Gallery, Fairfield IA, thru Oct 16

Jim Snitzer, FF Alumn and Member, is exhibiting photographs of Yosemite National Park at Gallery 51 EAST, 51 East Broadway, 3rd Floor, Fairfield, Iowa. info@icon-art.com, www.icon-art.org. The show continues through October 16th, 2004.
Mon-thurs, 1-3:30, 5-9:30, Saturday 1-4 or by appointment 641-469-6252
Jim Snitzer's website is:
http://www.uiowa.edu/%7Eart/faculty/art_studio/snitzer/snitzer.html

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6. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, at New Georges Theatre MANFEST, Sept 18, 19, 24, 26, 27

Unique opportunity to participate in FF Alumn and drag king pioneer, Diane Torr's "Man for a Day" workshop,as part of New Georges Theatre MANFEST - www.newgeorges.org
September 18,19 Fee $135 (limited enrollment). 8th Avenue Studios on 939 8th Avenue, NYC 646-336-8077. Diane Torr has been famously teaching women to be "a man for a day" since 1989. Each participant in her two-day workshop receives an individual make-over, complete with facial hair, and learns to take up space, walk, eat, pick up objects, smile… as a man. The workshop culminates in a visit to a public place, where you'll test your new identity. Outrageous and fun!

Additional workshop (not part of festival) to be held on Sep 26,27 - email Diane for details on dragkingdt@aol.com

Additionally, there is the chance to see Tornado live at Petit Versailles on Sat September 18 9pm and at New George's cabaret event on September 24 (www.newgeorges.org)

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7. Lisa Kron, Lori E. Seid, Carmelita Tropicana, FF Alumns, at Cooper Union Great Hall, Sept 21, 8 pm

Lori E. Seid, FF Alumn, Invites all to a very important event
Tues. Sept. 21st, 2004 8pm
Cooper Union's Great Hall
Several months ago a group of artists including Trisha Brown, Elizabeth Streb, Lisa Kron, Linda Chapman, Mary Patierno started working together to organize an event to help make a difference in the upcoming election. The result is called Joyful November and it's going to be at the Great Hall at Cooper Union on September 21st. The first part of the event is a benefit perfomance with performers like Lou Reed, Bill T. Jones, Will Power, Mark Crispin Miller, Carmelita Tropicana, Maggie Moore, Lisa Kron and the Lynne Cheney Players. Proceeds willl go directly to benefit Downtown for Democracy which is doing great work getting out the vote in swing states among other things (check out dowtownfordemocracy.org). After the performance, representatives of various organizations will be at tables throughout the hall ready to sign up volunteers. So you can find an organization you like and sign yourself up. There will be a party vibe provided by DJ Bald Bastard -- and refreshments. It's going to be a great event. If you've been despairing about how to make a difference in this election this is the event for you.

Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door.
To purchase tix go to:
https://www.downtownfordemocracy.org/event_ticket_purchase.php?event_id=15

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8. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at Liverpool Biennial, Sept 18, 6 pm

David Medalla, FF alumnus, will perform the first of his series of new live improvisations entitled "Auguries in Autumn", to mark the opening of the Museum MAN Berlin exhibition, directed by Adam Nankervis, at the start of the Liverpool Biennial, on Saturday, September 18, 2004, at 6 p.m. This new work by the Filipino artist was inspired partly by Ernest Fraenkel's interpretation of Stephane Mallarme's poem "Un coup de des n'abolira pas le hasard' ("A throw of the dice does not abolish chance") and Medalla's own interpretation of the esoteric references in Mallarme's poem. As in many of Medalla's performances, the participatory element will play an important part; in this particular case, he will invite members of the audience to play with him a game of dice, betting their secrets and dreams against Medalla's own secrets and dreams. The pair of dice Medalla will use in the performance comes from Las Vegas and are in the form of salt and pepper cellars. The "Auguries" will be in the form of sybilline utterances by one of Medalla's own heteronyms, "La Profeta Divina", who first made an appearance in Copenhagen a few years ago. Medalla's performance will take place inside the assemblage-installation created by Adam Nankervis inside a Georgian house in Liverpool. The assemblage-installation consists of selected items from the permanent collection of Museum MAN Berlin, which Adam Nankervis founded in 1996 when he moved to East Berlin and was inspired initially by the photograph of an unknown man Adam found inside an apartment at Prenzlauer Berg. Museum MAN Berlin is a lived-in museum, devoted to the enigmas of anonymous persons as well as to the "flotsam and jetsem" of Adam Nankervis' own extensive travels and numerous performances in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Venice, Honolulu, Lisbon, and other places. The Museum MAN Berlin's exhibition will be one of the highlights of this year's Liverpool Biennial. David Medalla's performance there is open to the public.

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9. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, at Collective Unconscious, TriBeCa, Sept 16 thru Oct 30

Karen Finley, FF Alumn, officially inaugurates the new Collective: Unconscious theater complex in Tribeca with, GEORGE & MARTHA. This broad two-character political satire combines the real-life antics of George Dubya and Martha Stewart with Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" duo (and a touch of George and Martha Washington). This co-production between Collective: Unconscious and P.S. 122 stars Finley as Martha and newcomer Neal Medlyn as George. George & Martha is set during a secret rendezvous in a hotel room in New York City during the Republican National Convention. Here, they air their embittered legal and political woes into the intimacy of their private relationship. The tragedies and personal triumphs of these self-created icons become intertwined in their symbiotic need to be loved.

GEORGE & MARTHA runs September 16 - October 30, Thursday - Saturday at 8:00pm. Tickets are $25. Collective: Unconscious is located at 279 Church Street (at White Street -- accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,Q,W,6,J,M,Z to Canal or 1,9 to Franklin Street). For reservations and information call 212-352-0255 or visit www.TheaterMania.com.

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10. Julie Ault, Warren Neidich, Mark Tribe, FF Alumns, at GAS,NY, opening Sept 15, 6-9

Giganticism
September 16 2004 - November 06 2004
Opening reception Wednesday, September 15th 6-9 pm
Gigantic ArtSpace [GAS] takes a small look at GIGANTICISM - oversized consumption practices; the amplifying power of the media and its exaggeration of the spectacle; a supersized consumer society; the implications of scientific inquiry; global income inequality; ever greater computing power and digital storage capabilities; and spatial and perceptual expansions on land, in water, in the atmosphere, in outer space, inner space and cyber space. An exhibition catalogue will be available.
Curated by Alice Arnold and Lea Rekow.
Participating Artists:
Andy Gensler
Chris Musgrave
Dee Hibbert-Jones
Ian Burns
Ingo Günther
Laura Kurgan
Lee Etheredge IV
Mark Tribe, Alexander Galloway, Martin Wattenberg
Martin Beck and Julie Ault
Matt Siber
Rafael Vargas-Suarez Universal
Susan Leopold
Thom Klepach
Warren Neidich

Gigantic ArtSpace [GAS]
Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat 11am - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm
Lea Rekow , director
59 Franklin St
NY NY 10013
p. 212 226 6762
f. 212 226 6505
giganticartspace.com

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11. Paul Rutkovsky, FF Alumn, at Flux Factory, Long Island City, through Sept 25

Flux Factory presents,
Paul Rutkovsky's Garbage Jacket
REFUSE:
functional art objects and music made from waste
September 10 through September 25th, 2004
Flux Factory Inc.
3838 43rd Street.
Long Island City, NY 11101
tel/fax:1 (718) 707 3362
Paul Rutkovsky
paul@art.fsu.edu
new from lithuania http://media.vda.lt/index_en.php
drawings http://mailer.fsu.edu/~prutkov/html/
garbage http://garnet.acns.fsu.edu/~prutkov/index.html

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12. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, in today's New York Times, Sept 14, 2004

Charles Isherwood has written a theater review of Tim Miller, FF Alumn's, performance at P.S. 122, "US." The review, titled "Upfront Political Artist Taps Inner Show Queen" appears on page E5 of today's New York Times. Tim Miller is performing "US" at PS 122 at 150 First Avenue at 9th Street in Manhattan

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13. Harley Spiller, FFAlumn, in The New York Times, Sept 10

The New York Times, September 10, 2004, by Laurel Graeber

Showing Your Stuff
You have to wonder what Harley Spiller's parents thought of his collections while he was growing up. One thing is certain: they didn't throw them out. And now Mr. Spiller, a k a Inspector Collector, has provided an apt retort to exasperated adults who wish their children would just chuck all those marbles, Beanie Babies, Pokémon cards or whatever: "Hey, Mom and Dad, it could all go in a museum some day!"

Mr. Spiller, who has been acquiring everything from bottle caps to straws to subway tokens (now MetroCards) since childhood, has his own show, "Inspector Collector's Cool Stuff," at the Queens Museum of Art. With 18 of his collections and one borrowed one - pencils from the Revolutionary War - it illustrates how humble objects chronicle the habits and beliefs of cultures.

Consider Mr. Spiller's Chinese menus. They demonstrate that this cuisine is global - he has examples from Greenland and Iceland - and they are case studies in how countries view one another. The display includes comments from Chinese who examined the menus, noting how some designs reflected racial stereotypes or Western expectations.

Mr. Spiller has filled the show with intriguing questions that the exhibits answer, like "What is ullage?" (The air space inside a bottle.) He has also created a free catalog ("Stuff") and a contest that asks youngsters to identify six mystery objects. (Those making one or more correct guesses win prizes.) The answers will be revealed on Oct. 10, Junior Collectors' Day, an invitation for children to display their own collections. (Applications are available at the exhibition or from inspector-collector@nyc.rr.com.) So don't throw anything out.

"Inspector Collector's Cool Stuff," through Oct. 24 at the Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, (718) 592-9700. Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Suggested admission: $5; 65+ and children, $2.50; under 5, free.

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