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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
November 16, 2004

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1. Gülsen Calik, Ed Ruscha, Maciej Toporowicz, FF Alumns, at Gigantic ArtSpace, NY, opening Nov 19, 6-9 pm
2. Alexander Komlosi, FF Fundwinner 04, announces www.professionalhumanbeing.net
3. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at Central Library, Brooklyn, opening Nov 30, 6-8 pm
4. Chrissie Iles, Pauline Oliveros, Krzysztof Wodiczko, FF Alumns, at Univ. Minnesota, Dec 2-5, 2004
5. Guerilla Girls book release party at Printed Matter, Nov 11, 5-7 pm
6. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, Electric Junkyard Gamelan, at HERE, NY, Nov 18-20
7. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, in Silver Spring, MD, November 19-21
8. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, announces new participants in 21 Years of Living Art,. Including FF Alumns Scott Durkin, Koosil-Ja Hwang, Vernita Nemec, & Annie Sprinkle
9. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Joe's Pub, NY, Dec 9, 7 pm
10. Ma Liu Ming at Ochs Galleries, Berlin & Beijing, Nov 18 - Dec 23
11. Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, Dan Graham, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Alan Sondheim, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at Printed Matter, Nov 18, 6-8 pm
12. Bill Gordh, FF Alumn, at Avery Fisher Hall, April 2, 2005, and more
13. Sara Bevan, FF Intern Alumn, at Haji & White, London, England, thru Nov 28
14. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, publishes two new books
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1. Gülsen Calik, Ed Ruscha, Maciej Toporowicz, FF Alumns, at Gigantic ArtSpace, NY, opening Nov. 19, 6-9 pm

Gigantic ArtSpace
59 Franklin Street
New York, NY 10013
T. 212 226-6762 | F. 212 226-6505
www.giganticartspace.com
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 7pm

The Book as Object and Performance
Curated by Sara Reisman

November 19, 2004 - January 22, 2005
Please join us for the OPENING RECEPTION on Friday, November 19, 2004, 6-9PM, A Book Signing by Sebastian Romo on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004, 6-8PM, and Performances by AUX, Joe Fish, Jesal Kapadia, Pia Lindman, and Maciej Toporowicz on Thursday, December 16th, 2004, 6-9PM

Gigantic ArtSpace [GAS] presents The Book as Object and Performance, an exhibition of artworks that take the format of the book as a point of departure to deconstruct that which is bound up in text, image and the physicality of books. Artworks in the exhibition consider the broad implications of technological advances on the book and print media, and the ways in which history and culture are articulated through both mass and unique media. The exhibition presents works by 22 visual artists, two evenings of selected book projects "read" and performed by artists in the exhibition, a sound component organized by Reynard Loki, and a catalogue with a critical text by art historian Eva Diaz.

Books occupy space and time like no other object. They are both ubiquitous and precious, making public all types of information that can be consumed in the intimate act of reading. Books are the subject and material of countless artistic projects, and their presence or absence in social, domestic, and institutional spaces can be read as an indication of education and class status. Questioning Western and American historical canons, many of the artworks physically render the book unhinged, while producing narratives about the breakdown of narrative itself. Ultimately, the exhibition creates a dialogue between artworks about the circulation of the written word and its transformation through the act of reading.

Participating artists include Manuel Acevedo, AUX (a duo formed by Reynard Loki and Christopher Shores), Ayreen Anastas, Matthew Buckingham, Gülsen Calik, Laura Carton, Joe Fish, Rajkamal Kahlon, Airan Kang, Pia Lindman, Reynard Loki, Carlos Motta, Jesal Kapadia, Brian O'Connell, Olu Oguibe, Kambui Olujimi, Jenny Perlin, Ed Ruscha and Raymond Pettibon, Sebastian Romo, Maciej Toporowicz, and Edwina White.

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2. Alexander Komlosi, FF Fundwinner 04, announces www.professionalhumanbeing.net

Dear Friends, Clients and well-wishers,
We are pleased to announce the opening of the Virtual Office of the Professional Human Being! Come for a visit!
www.professionalhumanbeing.net
Best,
Alexander Komlosi, P.H.B. and the Virtual Office Team

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3. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at Central Library, Brooklyn, opening Nov 30, 6-8 pm

REDUCTIVE READINGS
by Doug Beube
Grand Army Plaza-Central Library
Brooklyn, NY. 11238
718-230-2100
www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org
Balcony Cases, 2nd Fl.
Nov 30th-Jan 30th, 2005
Opening reception on Tues. Nov. 30th, 6-8pm

Doug Beube explores the ambiguous space between abstract and the specific, between what is known and unknown. Beube physically deconstructs books only to reconstruct them in ways that also call to mind the playful construct of language. His books are forms of conceptual sculpture: he cuts into, folds, and reshapes books to mirror or suggest their implied content.

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4. Chrissie Iles, Pauline Oliveros, Krzysztof Wodiczko, FF Alumns, at Univ. Minnesota, Dec 2-5, 2004

"Art and Commitment" symposium
December 2 - 5, 2004
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

"Art and Commitment" is a four-day public conversation involving artists, scholars, and communities across the arts that seeks to explore the social role of contemporary art through collaborative and interdisciplinary modes of art and knowledge production.

Guests include (in order of presentations) Krzysztof Wodiczko; Richard Leppert; Libby Larsen and Pauline Oliveros; George Yudice and Osvaldo Sanchez; Amar Kanwar and Carol Becker; Ann Markusen; Mary Schmidt Campbell and David White; Marina Abramovic and Chrissy Iles; and Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Bob Holman, and David White. There will also be performances by Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Pauline Oliveros, as well as a poetry slam hosted by Bob Holman and Maria Damon.

"Art and Commitment" is presented by the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts, and takes place in the West Bank Arts Quarter in Minneapolis from December 2 - 5, 2004. Complete information, as well as a live stream of the symposium, can be found at http://artandcommitment.umn.edu. All events are open to the public and, with the exception of the Gómez-Peña performance, are free.

Inquiries may be directed to artcom@umn.edu.

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5. Guerilla Girls book release party at Printed Matter, Nov 11, 5-7 pm

Printed Matter, Inc. is excited to announce the release of our latest publication, The Guerrilla Girls' Art Museum Activity Book, an artrageous look at the world of New York City museums. On Thursday, November 11, 2004 from 5 -7 PM we will host a launch party for the book and an opening reception for Guerrilla Girls: The Art World And Beyond, an exhibition of recent Guerrilla Girls work that will be on view at Printed Matter through December 23, 2004. Printed Matter is located at 535 West 22nd St. between 10th and 11th Avenues.

A bunch of anonymous females who fight discrimination with facts, humor and fake fur, The Guerrilla Girls have been re-inventing the F-word - feminism - since 1985. Using the names of dead women artists as pseudonyms, they appear in public wearing gorilla masks. They have produced over one hundred posters, stickers, books, printed projects, and actions that expose sexism, racism and corruption in the worlds of art, film, politics, and the culture at large.

The Guerrilla Girls' Art Museum Activity Book is a comic-book style call to action, and a parody of those cutesy books museums produce to teach children to respect High Culture. After sleuthing around in the galleries, board-rooms and financial portfolios of the Met, the Brooklyn Museum, the Whitney, the Guggenheim and the Museum of Modern Art, the Guerrilla Girls present seven fun and funny activities designed to encourage readers to fight discrimination, unethical behavior and conflicts of interest in museums everywhere. Included are quizzes, a connect-the-dots museum floor plan, and a do-it-yourself museum store complete with arty sex toys and t-shirts with slogans the museums don't want you to see.

The Guerrilla Girls exhibition at Printed Matter, Guerrilla Girls: The Art World And Beyond, will feature posters, stickers and other projects from recent campaigns to expose the unconscionably low numbers of women and people of color behind the scenes in Hollywood. The Guerrilla Girls will also put some fresh stats on the museum world up against the wall along with a useful message for women concerned with Homeland Security.

The work of the Guerrilla Girls has been plastered on walls and billboards all over the country and has been reproduced in newspapers and magazines and on TV and radio nationally and internationally. It can be found in the permanent collections of The Library of Congress and The New York Public Library as well as The Getty Museum and a number of the museums they have publicly criticized like The Museum of Modern Art and the Walker Art Center. The Guerrilla Girls are the authors of three previous books: Confessions of the Guerrilla Girls, The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art, and Bitches Bimbos and Ballbreakers: The Guerrilla Girls' Illustrated Guide to Female Stereotypes.

The Guerrilla Girls regularly appear in jungle drag at colleges, universities, conferences and museums around the world where they talk about their work and its impact. They have received awards from the National Organization for Women, the New York City Borough President, the National Library Association, the Center for Women's Policy Studies, the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, and the Ministry of Culture in Berlin. They were featured on the cover of ID magazine's issue on socially conscious designers and they are last year's recipients of the Mather Award for Art Criticism from the College Art Association. They even made it into the latest edition of Gardner's Art Through the Ages!

The Guerrilla Girls' Art Museum Activity Book, ISBN 0-89439-018-X, is published by Printed Matter Inc. and priced at $10. It is available, along with 15,000 other artists' publications, from Printed Matter's website: www.printedmatter.org

For additional information, please contact Rachel Bers, Programming and Website Coordinator, at (212) 925-0325 or rbers@printedmatter.org

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists' books and other artists' publications.

Printed Matter has received support, in part, through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York Arts Recovery Fund, The Altria Group, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Fifth Floor Foundation, Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, LEF Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and private foundations and individuals worldwide. Printed Matter, Inc. is not affiliated with, nor a division of, any other non-profit organization.

Printed Matter, Inc.
535 West 22nd St
New York, NY 10011
www.printedmatter.org
T: 212 925 0325
F: 212 925 0464

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6. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, Electric Junkyard Gamelan, at HERE, NY, Nov 18-20

Terry Dame's
Electric Junkyard Gamelan
Thursday- Saturday, November 18-20, 2004
Thursday @9pm, Friday & Saturday 9pm & 11pm, $20
$15 if purchase tickets before November 15th
$17 anytime w/code VPE17

Electric Junkyard Gamelan will be performing five shows in three nights at the HERE Arts Center in Manhattan. We play the original, gamelan inspired, music of composer Terry Dame on invented and object instruments such as the Rubarp and Big Barp (rubber band harps), the Terraphone (copperpipe horn), the Sitello (electric cello/sitar) and the Clayrimba, a three octave tuned clay pot "marimba". If you have never seen us before or even if you have this will be a rare opportunity to see us in a full theatrical setting with beautiful lights and a great sound system. We'll also be premiering new pieces and new instruments. Electric Junkyard Gamelan features musicians Robin Burdulis, Terry Dame, Mary Feaster, Lee Frisari and Julian Hintz. Its going to be a great show so please come and check us out.

Electric Junkyard Gamelan
Thursday- Saturday, November 18-20, 2004
Thursday @9pm, Friday & Saturday 9pm & 11pm, $20
$15 if purchase tickets before November 15th
$17 anytime w/code VPE17
HERE Arts Center
145 6th Ave (Spring & Broome)
212-868-4444
www.here.org
www.terrydame.com

Costume design: Kelly Horigan
Lighting design: Chris Brown
Sound system design: Joshua Coleman

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7. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, in Silver Spring, MD, November 19-21

Boise State University Professor of English and FF Alumn Tom Trusky will be a featured presenter at the 2004 Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair & Conference being held in Silver Spring, MD November 19th-21st. Trusky's slide/lecture presentation, "James Castle Meets George Eastman," is an analysis of the influence of "Kodaking" on the self-taught, autistic Idaho artist-bookmaker (b.1899-d.1977).

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8. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, announces new participants in 21 Years of Living Art,. Including FF Alumns Scott Durkin, Koosil-Ja Hwang, Vernita Nemec, & Annie Sprinkle

I am happy to announce the participants in the second seven years of 21 YEARS OF LIVING ART(1998-2019), and also announce two satellite projects. I dedicate this experience to all artists-practitioners of art/life, and especially thank Allan Kaprow for mentoring the way to make our lives works of art. Linda M. Montano. 2004

The PROPOSALS OF THE SEVEN PARTICIPANTS IN LINDA M. MONTANO'S, 21 YEARS OF LIVING ART(1998-2019) ALSO :THE PROPOSALS OF 2 SATELLITE PROJECTS

MICHELLE BUSH:
"Beginning December 2005. As a continuation of COLLABORATEME: a project based on the control and relinquishing aspects of collaboration, with daily concrete manifestations of the different chakras such as sounds, exercises, elements and images associated with the 7 energy centers. Collaborations will stem from and encompass the seven following notions:

Year 1.red chakra (smell): innocence vs insecurity.
Year 2.orange chakra (taste): willingness to feel emotions vs sexual guilt.
Year 3.yellow chakra (sight): sense of generosity and peace vs anger or a sense of victimization.
Year 4.green chakra (touch): social identity and self-acceptance vs a lack of compassion.
Year 5.blue chakra (hearing): expressing and receiving vs pressure when not communicating one's emotions properly.
Year 6.indigo chakra (extra sensory perception): a deep level of being vs self-centeredness.
Year 7.white chakra (pure awareness): bliss vs a sense of aloneness and separation.

In collaboration we go from control to relinquish extremes in the midst of the development and production of the collaborative work with the drive to create a balanced exchange similar to creating a balanced flow of energies within the chakras."

VERNITA NEMEC aka VERNITA N'COGNITA
"I will begin my project December 8,2004 and will explore art/life with all others in this group and specifically will pay attention for seven years plus one to:
a. Time itself
b. Procrastination
c. My personal concerns and challenges around aging."

BARBARA CARRELLAS:
"On December 8,2004, I will begin an eight year art/life project: THE EIGHT NEW/ANCIENT SACRAMENTS OF PLEASURE AND CHANGE. I will create chakra-based rituals to be celebrated on the eight natural holidays(solstices, equinoxes, etc.) that explore and celebrate the paradoxes between the fixed commitments/initiations of the seven Sacraments of the Church and the ever-changing, fluid realms of intuition, pleasure and nature. Beginning with yule, Extreme Unction, crown chakra, and white, I will spend the first year in meditation and preparation for the next seven, developing and refining rules, rituals and parameters. At the end of the eighth year, I will present what I have discovered in a project which may be drawn, written, photographed, or performed live or on the internet."

SCOTT C. DURKIN:
CONSTANT LEARNING: "Beginning December 8, 2004, I will:
a. Learn one instrument each year for seven years.
b. At the end of each year, I will present a recital, (live and webcast).
c. Upon completion of the 8th year, I will present a concert and release an album (as a free downloadable file).Instruments to be learned:
1. Dec. 2004 - Dec. 2005: Recorder
2. Dec. 2005 - Dec. 2006: Piano
3. Dec. 2006 - Dec. 2007: Violin
4. Dec. 2007 - Dec. 2008: Guitar
5. Dec. 2008 - Dec. 2009: Trumpet
6. Dec. 2009 - Dec. 2010: Clarinet
7. Dec. 2010 - Dec. 2011: Bodhran
(Instruments subject to change.)"

KOOSIL-JA HWANG:
"I will begin my Living Art Project on December 8, 2005 (to be announced.) I will use one year prior to December 8, 2005 to form my idea for the next seven years."

ESTHER K. SMITH:
"The years 2004-2005 I will archive the Esther K. Smith Museum which I founded in the 70's in Chicago. This Museum of found art includes an apron collection, instruments, mail art postcards and it has been stored for 24 years. I might open the Museum as a salon for concerts and plays or create a website. Publications, editions and collaborative possibilities are also being considered as final presentations of this Museum."

KRISTA KELLEY WALSH:
"On December 8, 2005, I will begin my art/life project based on the Cabalist system of reading the will of the seven planetary spirits in the seven mirrors which are made of seven different metals and associated with the seven days of the week, the seven planets and corresponding themes. For example the 7th mirror is lead, Saturday, Saturn and is associated with lost articles and secrets. Each year I will manufacture a mirror of the metal for that year and a corresponding bead that I will wear throughout the year. I will research the subjects associated with that mirror and develop public performances and/or actions each year on the themes:
1. Lost Articles and Secrets: Lead.
2. Love: Copper.
3. Worldly Success: Tin.
4. Money Maters: Mercury.
5. Enmitius & Lawsuits: Iron
6. Dreams and Mystic Enlightenment: Silver
7. Great Folks of the Earth: Gold."

TWO SATELLITE SEVEN YEAR PROJECTS

ANNIE SPRINKLE AND ELIZABETH STEPHENS:
7 YEARS OF LOVE ART
(Inspired by Linda M. Montano's 14 YEARS OF LIVING ART:12/8/84-12/8/98)

"From December 18, 2004 - December 17, 2011 we(Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens) will explore love as art for seven years. Every year there will be a wedding.The spirit of each year and each wedding will utilize a theme and color based on one of the seven chakras.

We will start with the root chakra, color red.Our home will be the Love/Art Laboratory dedicated to exploring love as art. The wedding and collaborating will be documented and on public view at www.LoveArtLab.org, beginning November 2004. We promise to love, honor and respect each other and do this piece even if death do us part."

KURTIS CHAMPION, assisted by his mother, VICTORIA SINGH:
A 7 YEAR MOTHER-SON PERFORMANCE
"I, Victoria Singh and my son, Kurtis Champion began a 7 year performance on July 7, 2004... he was 7 months old at the time. On the 7th day of each month, we will perform an art/life experience which will end on July 7, 2010 when Kurtis is 7 years of age. Kurtis will do an age appropriate painting, i.e. finger painting, that will evolve into more symbolic works as he develops his artistic skills. He will use the 7 colors of the chakras for each year, starting with red."

INVITATION TO PERFORM:
"I INVITE YOU, THE READER, TO FEEL FREE TO JOIN US AND CREATE YOUR VERSION OF A SAFE, COMPASSIONATE, AND EXCITING PUBLIC OR SECRET ART/LIFE SEVEN YEAR EXPERIENCE ." Linda M Montano, 2004.

Thanks to Barbara Carrellas for technical help.

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9. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Joe's Pub, NY, Dec 9, 7 pm

SAVE THE DATE
THURSDAY DEC 9th
Nora York with her amazing band
To CELEBRATE her new CD
WHAT I WANT on Say Yes-records
What I Want will not be available commercially until April 2006 --
The only way to get yours NOW will be to be THERE to party with us Dec. 9th!

THURSDAY December 9th
At JOES pub... performance starts at 7pm....
Thursday DEC. 9th
7pm
20$
at Joe's Pub...The Public Theater.
doors open at 6 ! come early to buy CDs!!!!

Showtime 7:00 !
Tickets $20

Box Office 212.539.8778
Telecharge 212.239.6200
www.telecharge.com
www.joespub.com
Seating limited -- Reservations suggested!

SPREAD THE WORD!!!!

Steve Tarshis, guitar --
Jamie Lawrence -- piano
Dave Hofstra , Bass --
Allison Miller -- Drums
Sherryl Marshall --voice

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10. Ma Liu Ming at Ochs Galleries, Berlin & Beijing, Nov. 18 - Dec 23

PERFORMING THE BODY
Photography and Performance from China
Cang Xin l Chen Lingyang l Chi Peng l Hai Bo l Ma Liuming l Miao Xiaochun l Muchen & Shaoyinong

Curated by Claudia Stein and Alexander Ochs
Mois de la Photo: Berlin - Paris - Vienna
Opening: Wed 17th Nov, 7pm to 10pm
Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin l Beijing

Exhibition dates : Nov 18 - Dec 23, 2004
Open : Tue-Sat 11am to 6pm

Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin l Beijing
Address : Sophienstr. 16 - 10178 Berlin - Germany
Tel : +49 (0) 30 283 91 387
Fax : +49 (0) 30 283 91 388
E-mail : info@alexanderochs-galleries.de
Website : www.alexanderochs-galleries.de

Since 1997, Alexander Ochs has been bringing East Asian contemporary art to Europe, recently opening a branch of his gallery in China itself. PERFORMING THE BODY will be opened by Claudia Stein, the editor of the magazine Photography Now and co-curator of the exhibition.

Although traditional artistic practices and styles still dominate in China, over the last two decades many new concepts and experiments have taken shape. Photography has in recent years become the primary medium for documenting and interpreting recent social transformations. Once used exclusively as an instrument of propaganda, it has within the briefest time span been able to penetrate other artistic practices like painting, installation, and performance, taking on an important role of its own among the contemporary arts. Using a documentary approach or a more surrealistic method, the artists transforms their experiences into visually stimulating images. Often ambitious in format and experimental in its use of form, they show a broad spectrum of individual responses to the changes currently taking place in Chinese economy, society, and culture.

Chen Lingyang born 1975 in Zhejang Province, China, Lives and works in Beijing
Chi Peng born 1981 in Yantai of Shadong, China, Lives and works in Beijing
Hai Bo born 1962 in Changchun City, China, Lives and works in Beijing
Ma Liuming born 1969 in Huangshi, Hubei Province, China, Lives and works in Beijing
Miao Xiaochun born 1964 in Wuxi Jiangsu, China, Lives and works in Beijing
Muchen & Shaoyinong born 1970 and 1961 in Xining, China, Live and work in Beijing
Cang Xin born 1967 in Suihua of Heilongjiang Province, China, Lives and works in Beijing

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11. Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, Dan Graham, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Alan Sondheim, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at Printed Matter, Nov 18, 6-8 pm

Printed Matter, Inc. and NSCAD University Press are very pleased to announce a book launch event for Artists Talk: 1969-1977 on Thursday, November 18, 2004, from 6 to 8 PM. Editor Peggy Gale and NSCAD University President Paul Greenhalgh will be present at the event to sign copies of the book and answer questions about NSCAD University Press. Printed Matter is located at 535 West 22nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.

Artists Talk: 1969-1977 is an insightful collection of transcriptions of historic talks by fourteen major international artists given early in their careers. Edited by Peggy Gale, Artists Talk includes lectures by Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, Joseph Beuys, Daniel Buren, James Lee Byars, Paterson Ewen, Robert Filliou, Dan Graham, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Mel Ramsden for Art & Language, Alan Sondheim and Lawrence Weiner. An important resource for contemporary art and its attendant issues, Artists Talk reveals artists' concerns during a period bracketed by conceptual art and an international restructuring of power and influence in the art world.

"It's the first time these NSCAD lectures have been available in printed form," says Susan McEachern, Editorial Director of the NSCAD University Press, "and they have a real freshness and spontaneity to them. Students were present, and the verbal exchanges speak to the kind of climate here [at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design] at the time; openly debating the art of the period."

The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design was established in 1972 as a vehicle to publish books by and about leading contemporary artists. Between 1972 and 1987, twenty-six titles by such artists as Michael Snow, Steve Reich, Gerhard Richter, and Yvonne Rainer were published. Re-launched in 2002, the NSCAD University Press intends to once again establish the university as a source for the publishing of primary documents and scholarly works in the fields of contemporary art, craft and design.

Artists Talk: 1969-1977, ISBN 0-919616-40-2, is the first book to be published by the re-launched NSCAD University Press. It is priced at $39.95. Other upcoming titles from the Press include Modernism and Modernity: The Vancouver Conference Papers, edited by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Serge Guilbaut, and David Solkin, Complete Writings 1959-1975 by Donald Judd, and Raw Notes by Claes Oldenburg.

Artists Talk: 1969-1977 is available, along with 15,000 other artists' publications, from Printed Matter's web-site: www.printedmatter.org
For additional information, please contact Rachel Bers, Programming and Website Coordinator, at (212)925-0325 or rbers@printedmatter.org

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists' books and other artists' publications.

Printed Matter has received support, in part, through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York Arts Recovery Fund, The Altria Group, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Fifth Floor Foundation, Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, LEF Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and private foundations and individuals worldwide.

Printed Matter, Inc. is not affiliated with, nor a division of, any other non-profit organization.

Printed Matter, Inc.
535 West 22nd St
New York, NY 10011
www.printedmatter.org
T: 212 925 0325
F: 212 925 0464

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12. Bill Gordh, FF Alumn, at Avery Fisher Hall, April 2, 2005, and more

My performance with the New York Philharmonic is April 2, 2005 at Avery Fisher Hall at 2 PM www.newyorkphilharmonic.org/ypc

The orchestra has commissioned Bill Gordh and composer Jon Deak to create a new work, "The Roaring Mountain" for their Young People's Concert Series. The world premier is April 2nd, 2004 at Avery Fisher Hall. Bill who is writing the libretto will narrate the piece with the orchestra. Bill has also been invited to offer a storytelling program for the pre-concert activities for the other 3 Young People's Concerts this season. The dates are Nov. 13, Dec 11th, Bill official debut on April 2nd ,and May 7th.

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13. Sara Bevan, FF Intern Alumn, at Haji & White, London, England, thru Nov 28

Dear Everyone,
Most of you have probably heard about it a million times, but just to let you know that I have a small exhibition at Haji&White, 53 Fashion Street, London, E1 69X (just off Brick Lane). Its a bit of old Goldsmiths work and some newer RCA (and after) things. Sadly the private view is looking a bit vague at the moment, but I hope you can make it at somepoint (16th- 28th November, 12- 6.30, Tuesday to Sunday)

Sara Bevan

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14. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, publishes two new books

VEL
by Alan Sondheim
Product Information: POETRY
Paperback: 120 pages
Perfect-Bound Binding
Size: 7.5" x 9.25"
ISBN: 0-9759227-4-2
Retail Price: $16.00
blazevox.org/books/as.htm

Book Description: A collection of codework poems written by Sondheim while at the Virtual Environment Lab, a research center at West Virginia University, where he visited during the summer of 2004. Baldwin says in his intro, "Sondheim's work is important for its problematic status, as the result of and still part of the work of digital media. As digital writing in a strong sense, Sondheim's writing appears problematically coded - problematic because it is decodable neither as "human-readable" or "machine-readable" but suspended between."

http://www.blazevox.org/books/as.htm
[from] vellum, velocity: an introduction to VEL
by Sandy Baldwin, charles.baldwin@mail.wvu.edu

The dictionary tells us that VEL is an abbreviation for vellum, a fine-grained opaque or almost-translucent parchment made from lambskin or calfskin. Vellum is a sensuous, reflective surface. The written word is lit up through the stretched and cured skin. VEL also abbreviates velocity, probably derived from a Latin root for liveliness, today defined as the rate of speed, a derivative of movement through time. The VEL in the title of Alan Sondheim's new book VEL is the acronym for something quite different: Virtual Environment Lab, a research center at West Virginia University, where Sondheim visited and explored during the summer of 2004. Sondheim's collaboration with computer scientists exploited creative mis-use and adaptation of the technologies at the VEL, disrupting and re-distributing built-in assumptions about the imaging and integrity of the human body and the capture of the "real." The experiments at the VEL, preliminary as they were, established the fascination of the problem of "liveness" in virtual environments. Sondheim worked with clusters of data drawn from motion capture systems to map and drive animations, videos, texts, and other artifacts. These data clusters, in their aggregate state as "clusters," capture motion and "life." The results are beautiful and moving, very alien and very human, enigmatic and intimate. Some of the writings collected here are direct results of his work at the VEL; all were written during Sondheim's visit. And so, the meeting of linguistic roots and corporate-strength acronym is appropriate. Sondheim writes on the organic matter of vellum and the velocity of bodies in motion. The technicality of being live and the already virtual velocity of written life is very much the concern here. Sondheim's writing is best described through his own term "codework, the computer stirring into the text, and the text stirring the computer." So, a first take on VEL is its relation to the computer. ... His work is opaquely illuminated by the net.

One might think of Alan Sondheim as the Joyce of our time. Too big while he's here among us, or while we're here among him, to get our heads around what he's done and is doing.On the other hand, it's clear he doesn't want to be our Joyce at all, in deliberate, un-scrolling process as he is of immolating himself, incinerating any last trace of canonical identity in a stupendous bonfire of poetry, code, and secret philosophy. What "Joyce" shall be left? What "Sondheim"? A monk burns in full view and the blaze refuses to go out. We're here watching, startled and baffled, contemptuous and titillated. That we don't quite know what fuels the seemingly mystical act renders the transfiguration all the more unsettling and marvelous.
Kent Johnson

Sondheim's writing refreshes. Narrative or persistent personality the reader constructs will resist. It's funny output, coded, destabilising. It projects, expands and redirects personal need, hunger amidst insubstantial plenty, where the real material is imaginary. Writing without purpose; purposeful writing; not delivery of contentment or white space infill. Writing as individuation of multipliers where what is familiar is parodic as it is manifested, cyborgian tenacity creating its selves in process awareness, sans merci. I is mindful of being confederated awareness. Peripheral desiring bodies remain animal, alone and palely loitering during downtime, mammals with machines, sensuous making intellects.
Lawrence Upton

Alan Sondheim co-founded the Cybermind and Wryting email lists online. He is editor of Being on Line and author of .echo and Disorders of the Real. His latest book, The Wayward, of the Salt Modern Poets books series, is now available. He publishes widely on Net issues, and his video/sound work is internationally exhibited. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his partner, Azure Carter, and their cat, Boojum.

Relevant URLS:
http://www.asondheim.org/
Trace Projects at http://trace.ntu.ac.uk/writers/sondheim/index.htm
Sondheim may be reached at sondheim@panix.com.

[ Excerpt from VEL ]
Cutting the Timber


A man lay down across the threshold of the kitchen outside, head within. He was to represent the saw. Two players now took hold of his feet outside, while two others caught his head and shoulders in the kitchen. They pulled against one another, forward and backwards, as if they were sawing wood, until one pair proved too strong for the other.

- Irish Wake Amusements, Sean O Suilleabhain, Mercier, cork, 1967, p. 82.

the ocean divides one world from another.
there is no gravity in division.
worlds bracket the ocean.
new worlds bracket old oceans and new oceans.
the horizon bends crazily with the disorientation of the wounded.
troop ships sank quickly in the frigid waters.
the _bow_ of the ship _ploughs_ a _furrow_ through the waters.
no one is present in this landscape.
no one is looking.

it is so clean i am sure you will be very happy.

Another new title from Salt
The Wayward by Allan Sondheim
1844710475
216 x 140 mm 252 pp.
GBP12.99 USD $19.99
Customers can order directly from the publisher at
http://www.saltpublishing.com/shop/proddetail.php?prod=1844710475

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