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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
December 8, 2005

CONTENTS:
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1. Marie Sester, FF Future of the Present 2005 Recipient, at ZKM, Germany
2. China Blue, FF Alumn, reviewed in NY Arts
3. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, Dec. 16, 8:30 pm
4. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, at Rena Bransten Gallery, SF, thru Jan. 14
5. Laura Hoptman, FF Alumn, appointed curator at New Museum, NY
6. Maja Petric, FF Alumn, at NYU, Dec. 10, 5 pm and more
7. Ida Applebroog, Claudia de Monte, Max Gimblett, Cindy Sherman, FF Alumns, at Cendrillon, NY, Dec. 12, 6:30-10 pm
8. Kyong Park, FF Alumn, in Rotterdam, Dec. 9
9. Warren Neidich, FF Alumn, book/website launch, Artists Space, Dec. 13
10. Alice Wu, FF Alumn, at SICA, Long Branch, NJ, opening Dec. 11, 3-6 pm
11. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, at Bransten Gallery, SF, reception Dec. 8
12. Michael Kimmelman, at NY Public Library, Dec. 9, 7 pm
13. Beverly Naidus, FF Alumn, at Bluestockings, NY, Dec. 28, 7 pm
14. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, reviews Peter Hujar at PS 1
15. Eddy Falconer, FF Alumn, at Festival International du Court-Metrage
16. Paul Granjon, FF Alumn, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, thru Dec. 23rd
17. Julie Harrison, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, at Smith College, thru Feb. 19, 06
18. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at White Columns Gallery, NY, opening Dec. 15, 2005
19. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, in Deep Listening Inst. benefit, thru Dec. 31
20. Moira Roth, FF Alumn, wins CAA Annual Recognition Award
21. Peter Cramer, Bradley Eros, FF Alumns at Millennium Film Workshop, Dec. 10, 8 pm
22. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at Baumgold Gallery, NY, opening TONITE
23. Joyce Cutler-Shaw, FF Alumn, residency in Taiwan, 2005
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1. Marie Sester, FF Future of the Present 2005 Recipient, at ZKM, Germany

ACCESS has been launched as a permanent installation at ZKM | Museum for Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany, with the opening of the exhibition "Lichtkunst aus Kuntslicht"

To participate online, http://www.accessproject.net

the tracking hours are as follows:
Wednesday – Friday: 10am - 6pm CET (GMT+1)
Saturday - Sunday: 11am - 6pm CET (GMT+1)
(Monday + Tuesday - closed)

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.

ACCESS is a co-production with ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany.

with all best wishes,
marie
http://www.sester.net
http://www.accessproject.net

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2. China Blue, FF Alumn, reviewed in NY Arts

Here is a link to "The Construct of Observation" a review of "Negative Ellipse" and an interview, written by Jill Connor and published in NY Arts

http://www.nyartsmagazine.com/pages/nyam_document.php?nid=1279&did=2952.

Thanks for checking it out.

China Blue
www.chinablueart.com

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3. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, Dec. 16, 8:30 pm

Happy Holidays.
I am showing new work that I am excited about. It’s the fourth and final part of Dark Matter. Hope you can make it.
Sincerely,
Kathy Westwater

macho (in-process, excerpt )
Choreography Kathy Westwater
Performance Abby Block, Julia Graham, Laura Manzella
Music Peter Kirn

Friday, December 16, 2005
8:30 pm
at Danspace Project
St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery
131 East 10th Street at 2nd Avenue

Admission $5 + 2 cans of food or $10

Reservations 212/674-8194 or www.danspaceproject.org

Friday’s Food for Thought program entitled “the empires of the future are the empires of the mind” is curated by Ursula Eagly and features the work of choreographers Rebecca Davis, Jessica Morgan, Jill Sigman, Sara Smith and Kathy Westwater.

Food proceeds benefit AIDS Service Center NYC.

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4. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, at Rena Bransten Gallery, SF, thru Jan. 14

Paul Henry Ramirez
Frothy. Flirty. Feely.
New paintings and installation.

Rena Bransten Gallery
77 Geary Street, San Francisco. CA 94108
Tel 415.982.3292
www.renabranstengallery.com
Opening December 1 through January 14, 2006
Reception Thursday, December 8, 5:30 until 7:30

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5. Laura Hoptman, FF Alumn, appointed curator at New Museum, NY

New Museum of Contemporary Art appoints Laura Hoptman as Curator

Lisa Phillips, Henry Luce III Director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, announced today the appointment of Laura Hoptman to the position of Curator. This announcement follows the recent arrival of Richard Flood as Chief Curator at the New Museum.

Ms. Hoptman was most recently Curator of Contemporary Art at the Carnegie Museum of Art where she organized the 2004-05 Carnegie International. Prior to the Carnegie, she served as Assistant Curator, Drawings, at the Museum of Modern Art (1995-2001), where she organized “Drawing Now: Eight Propositions”, an international survey of contemporary drawings, in addition to several well received “Projects” exhibitions. She also served as co-curator for “Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama” and was one of a team of six curators who organized the first “Greater New York” exhibition at P.S.1. in 2000. She previously held positions at both the Whitney Museum of American Art and at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Ms. Hoptman received her B.A. from Williams College (1983) and her M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University (1986).

“Laura is an experienced and talented curator, writer, and educator. We welcome her to the New Museum as we expand and strengthen our curatorial team in advance of opening our new building on the Bowery. Laura’s passion and vision will be a tremendous asset throughout this dynamic period of growth and change,” stated Lisa Phillips.

About the New Museum of Contemporary Art

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, founded in 1977, is the only museum in New York City exclusively presenting contemporary art from around the world. Dedicated to a global presentation of new art and new ideas, the New Museum has exhibited artists from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Poland, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, and the United Kingdom among many others. In addition, the Museum presents the work of under-recognized artists, and has mounted ambitious surveys of important figures such as Ana Mendieta, William Kentridge, David Wojnorowicz, and Paul McCarthy before they received widespread recognition. The Museum’s Media Lounge, launched in November 2000, was the first museum space in New York City devoted to presenting new media art. The New Museum formed an affiliation with Rhizome.org, a leading online platform for the global new media art community, in 2003.

In 2005, the New Museum will break ground on a new home at 235 Bowery at Prince Street. This 60,000 square foot facility, designed by the Tokyo-based firm Sejima + Nishizawa/SANAA, will greatly expand the Museum’s exhibitions and programs, and will be the first art museum constructed in Downtown New York in the city’s modern history. Exhibitions and programs will be held in a temporary location at 556 West 22nd Street through Spring 2006. For the most up to date information, visit www.newmuseum.org.

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6. Maja Petric, FF Alumn, at NYU, Dec. 10, 5 pm and more

By this email I am inviting you to the grand show of Interactive Telecommunication Program (ITP) at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Details are below. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the show, but I will participate in it with the 3D Interactive Installation.

I am also inviting you to the small preshow event that I will attend and participate by performing live image processing piece. This Live Image Processing & Performance Show will happen on Saturday, December 10, 5pm at ITP.

ITP Winter Show 2005
Date and Time:
12/18/2005, 2pm - 6pm
12/19/2005, 5pm - 9pm
Location:
ITP, TSOA
721 Broadway
South Elevators to 4th Floor

An amazing display of interactive technologies, resulting in physical installations and screen-based projects. Twice a year, ITP hosts a student show that draws roughly 2,000 visitors over the two days. The diversity and creativity of the students are evident in the work as they explore a wide range of fields like interactive art and sound, assistive technology, wireless devices and physical computing to name a few.

This event is free and open to the public. There is no need to RSVP.

Show projects and descriptions will be available at
http://itp.nyu.edu/show

For questions, contact itp.inquiries@nyu.edu or 212-998-1880
http://itp.nyu.edu

Maja Petric
+1 646 724 25 61
maja.petric@nyu.edu

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7. Ida Applebroog, Claudia de Monte, Max Gimblett, Cindy Sherman, FF Alumns, at Cendrillon, NY, Dec. 12, 6:30-10 pm

Menu Cover Artworks from our Friends

A sale to support the Tubbataha Reef
National Marine Park
Come celebrate Cendrillon’s Tenth Anniversary
Monday, December 12, 6:30-10 PM
at Cendrillon
RSVP (212) 343-9012
acbesa@prodigy.net

Contributing Artists:
Bill Albertini • Ida Applebroog

Myrel Chernick • David Clarkson
Claudia de Monte • Mariano del Rosario
Dianne Deneroff • Carlos Esguerra
Fred Eversley • Pauline Galiana
Feliciano “Blue” Gallardo • Max Gimblett
Mike Goldberg • Guy Gonzales • Judy Hoffman
Yoshi Higa • Mitchi Itami • Stella Kalaw
Shirley Kaneda • Chong Kang • Hageen Kim
Ted Kurahara • Ayane Kurai • Donald Lewallen
Lenore Lim • Cesar Llamas • Perry Mamaril
Jed Marino •Ed Mcgowin • Russ Munson • Joy Nagy
Neal Oshima • Pablo Orendain • Paul Pfeiffer
Lina Plantilla • Ling Quisumbing
Niña Samantela-Ruivivar • Linda Schrank
Cindy Sherman • Fran Siegal • Joel Soliven
Jeff Tolbert • Lynn Umlauf • Art Veloira
Joan Vennum

Proceeds will be aggregated by GlobalGiving and forwarded to the
WWF Philippines for the Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park.
If you are unable to join us, please

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8. Kyong Park, FF Alumn, in Rotterdam, Dec. 9

Kyong Park and STEALTH.[u]ltd invite you to
a book presentation and a discussion

Friday, 9th of December
hosted at Haven 1350
Maashaven Z.Z. 3-5
3081 AE  Rotterdam
(right next to metrostation Maashaven and Now & Wow)

19:00
A reception for the publication
“Urban Ecology: Detroit and Beyond”

The City of Detroit constitutes one of the great monuments to urban decay, an unmistakable sacrifice to the globalization of labor and capital and the nomadic behavior of economies, technologies, and industries. Yet this city forms a powerful ground upon which to critique the problems of the hyper economy of the suburban matrix, and to sow the seeds for new urban thoughts on a post-capitalist future. “Urban Ecology: Detroit and Beyond,” contains eight projects by International Center for Urban Ecology [iCUE] - a nomadic laboratory for the future cities - together with writings and projects from 33 other contributors, including Azra Aksamija, Stefano Boeri, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Marjetica Potrc, Lorenzo Romito, Christoph Schafer, Sean Snyder, Michael Sorkin, Eyal Weizman and Lebbeus Woods.

edited by Kyong Park
designed by Matthias Rick
published by MAP, Hong Kong
distributed by D.A.P. and IDEA BOOKS
ISBN 96286040-4-X2005

Funded by Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

http://www.map-office.com/book/urbaneco.html

20:00
“Cities of Upheaval”
a discussion with Kyong Park and Piet Vollaard

The fate of contemporary cities rest in-between the uniformity of incorporated globalization and the balkanizing capacity of self-organizations, as they have become the chosen spheres of cultural, ethnic and religious conflicts. This inscribes my nomadic encounters with Detroit, then East Germany and now the Western Balkan. Though each of these regions is distinct in cultural landscapes, but they have become parallel in the globalization of social issues. The desire for a universal spatial justice and the defense for the continuation of - a possibly reinvented - locality are shared in these distant cultures.

The reasons why cities have become sites for a new warfare — urban warfare — originate from many factors. And yet we cannot dismiss the role of spatial segregations by the borders of economic classification that runs along different cultural, ethnic and religious territories.

The development of such differentiations was designed and built during the most radical period of political experimentations in our history, the last century. In the attempt to build the ideology of modernism, at both sides of global alliances, we somehow managed to isolate ‘free society’ in hierarchically-defined, often racially-based, islands of privileged sovereignty, administered by the programs of nation-state.

But now, resistances to the fragmentation of the society within the universal ideology of nation-state, cultural, ethnic and religious associations are crossing geo-political  boundaries by overlaying their own emerging geographies for legitimacy and recognition. It is inevitable that Europe, probably within half a century, will reach a 50/50 relation between natives and immigrants, just to retain the economic standards of today. The balance between depopulation and aging of the natives, and the expanding population and youth of immigrants, shifts uneasily.

Meanwhile conditions of fear and anger within contemporary European cities are rising, approaching the levels of USA that Europe frowns upon. My prediction of American style urban riots occurring in Europe in less than five years was wrong; they happened already, less than a month ago. Clearly Europe has yet to come to terms with the fact their immigrants came to stay, not just temporarily. Acknowledging this will require a redefinition of society.

How ‘Dutch’ will Rotterdam be in 2025?

Nowadays Rotterdam (itself also a child of the modernist experiment) inevitably has to balance between globalizing and balkanizing trends. But how could a positive potential be gained from the latter? And what will the shift mean for the city - its population, its cultural climate but also its future urban structure? Do architects and urbanists have an outlook on ways to handle this new social revolution - like modernism demanded a century ago? Around these questions, a discussion will unfold.

Kyong Park is a co-curator of "Europe Lost and Found", and the director of International Center for Urban Ecology in Detroit. He was a co-curator and an artist for project Shrinking Cities in Berlin, and the founder/director of StoreFront for Art and Architecture in New York.

Piet Vollaard is an architectural critic, writer and architect. He is director of ArchiNed, the architecture website of The Netherlands and board member of the Megacities Foundation.

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9. Warren Neidich, FF Alumn, new book/website launch, Artists Space, Dec. 13

Dear Friends,

Just thought you might be interested in news of my book and web launch
at Artists Space. Hope you can stop by if you are in town.
Cheers,
Warren

On Tuesday, December 13, 2005, Artists Space and Pointed Leaf Press will celebrate the publication of Earthling by Warren Neidich with a book signing by the author and the launch of Artbrain.org #3 curated by Warren Neidich and Nathalie Anglès. The event will be held at Artists Space at 35 Greene Street in SoHo from 6 to 9 pm and is free and open to the public.

Earthling ( 84 pages, hardcover, $50, www.pointedleafpress.com ) presents Neidich’s most recent body of work with an interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist and an essay by Barry Schwabsky. Often taken in cafés and using found newspapers and magazines, which the artist has altered, the photographs are eerie, humorous and taken straight from today’s headlines. Photographs from the book are available through Michael Steinberg Fine Arts in New York City.

Pointed Leaf Press was founded in 2002 and publishes high quality, illustrated books. Titles include Over the Top: Helena Rubinstein, Extraordinary Style, Beauty, Art, Fashion, and Design; The Complete Kagan, Vladimir Kagan: A Lifetime of Avant-Garde Design; and Class Act: William Haines—Legendary Hollywood Decorator. Artbrain.org#3 was created in 2000 by co-founders Warren Neidich and Nathalie Anglès, as a site for works of visual art, film, writing, architecture whose ideas are in the territory of Neuroscience.

Nathalie Anglès is currently at Location 1 where she developed the International Residency Program. After completing the curatorial internship at the Ecole du Magasin, CNAC Grenoble she went on to work on curatorial projects at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts and the Union Centrale des Arts Decoratifs, Paris before moving to New York in 2000.

Warren Neidich is currently an artist and fellow at the Center for Cognition, Computation and Culture at Goldsmiths College. His work has been shown internationally at such places as the ICA, London, PS1, Long Island City and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

For more information contact: Stefania Heim at Artists Space (212)-226-3970 EXT. 306 or Liz Webster at Pointed Leaf Press (212) 535-1086.

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10. Alice Wu, FF Alumn, at SICA, Long Branch, NJ, opening Dec. 11, 3-6 pm

Dear Friends,
I have a new sculpture in the O Show opening this Sunday! Hope to see you there. Love, Alice

MatCh-Art is pleased to announce the opening of the O Show this Sunday, December 11 from 3 to 6 pm at the Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts (SICA) in Long Branch, NJ.

The O Show is an homage to roundness in contemporary art and includes work by the following artists:  Lisa Beck, Louis Cameron, Moriah Carlson, Orly Cogan, Mark Dagley, Joel Edwards, Rob Grunder, Francis Holstrom, Sharon Horvath, Jim Houser, Jasper Johns, Chris Kasper, Laura Ledbetter, Jim Lee, Monique Luchetti, Noah Lyon, Andrew Masullo, Rob Matthews, Derick Melander, Tom Moody, Matthew Northridge, John Phillips, James Rosenthal, Savako, Randall Sellers, Mark Shetabi, Jordan Tinker, John Torreano, Alice Wu, B. Wurtz, and Nami Yamamoto.

It's easy to get to SICA from NYC--take New Jersey Transit's North Jersey Coast Line train from New York Penn Station to the Long Branch station. The Long Branch station empties onto Third Avenue. Turn left and walk north on Third Avenue until you arrive at SICA, located at 20 Third Ave.

Please visit our website for more info: www.match-art.com or the SICA website for further directions: www.sica.org

Hope to see you there!
With love from MatCh-Art,
Matthew Fisher & Christina Vassallo

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11. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, at Bransten Gallery, SF, reception Dec. 8

Hi All,

The Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco will be exhibiting new paintings and installation, December 1 through January 14, 2006. You can view the work at www.renabranstengallery.com.
Kind regards, Paul

Paul Henry Ramirez
Frothy. Flirty. Feely.
Rena Bransten Gallery
77 Geary Street, San Francisco. CA 94108
Tel 415.982.3292
www.renabranstengallery.com
click on images for details
Opening December 1 through January 14, 2006
Reception Thursday, December 8, 5:30 until 7:30
www.paulhenryramirez.com

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12. Michael Kimmelman, at NY Public Library, Dec. 9, 7 pm

LIVE from the NYPL presents The Robert B. Silvers Lecture:

THE DILEMMA OF THE NEW:
Michael Kimmelman

Friday, December 9, 2005 at 7:00 pm :
Celeste Bartos Forum
( Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street /Enter at 42nd Street)

What comes after the shock of the new?

An informal defense of the personal pleasures of looking at art now, taking in changes over the last few decades and the current scene, from Matthew Barney, Christo, Richard Serra and earth art to modern memorials.

A decidedly personal approach to how we might respond to what's new. Kimmelman will argue against ideology and for the benefits of open eyes and an open mind.

About Michael Kimmelman:

Michael Kimmelman is the longtime chief art critic of The New York Times and a contributor to the New York Review of Books. Time Magazine describes his latest book, The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa, as a "transcendent experience." It has just been named a notable book of the year for 2005 by The Times. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Kimmelman is also the author of Portraits: Talking with Artists at the Met, the Modern, the Louvre and Elsewhere .

About The Robert B. Silvers Lecture:

The Robert B. Silvers Lecture is an annual series created by Max Palevsky in recognition of the work of Robert B. Silvers, co-editor of The New York Review of Books, of which he was a founder in 1963. The series features contemporary people whose fields correspond to the broad range of Mr. Silver’s interests in literature, the arts, politics, economics, history, and the sciences.
Opening Night / 2006 Season
American Vertigo: Bernard-Henri Lévy, Tina Brown & more
Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 7:00 PM
Celeste Bartos Forum
For more information visit: www.nypl.org/live
Join the e-mail list: live@nypl.org
STAY TUNED! www.nypl.org/live

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13. Beverly Naidus, FF Alumn, at Bluestockings, NY, Dec. 28, 7 pm

BLUESTOCKINGS DECEMBER EVENTS CALENDAR
172 Allen Street @ Stanton (1 block south of Houston)
212.777.6028 http://www.bluestockings.com/
You will not be turned away from an event
at Bluestockings for lack of $

Wednesday, December 28th @ 7pm - $5 to $10 Suggested
Discussion: The Power Of Art For Social Change
Activist, artist, writer, and educator Beverly Naidus will discuss the history and power of art for social change. Her slideshow and talk will emphasize the importance of various practices, such as working alone in studio to heal oneself to facilitating community dialog through cultural projects. Beverly was active in the NYC street art movements of the early 80's and the LA feminist art movements in the 80's and 1990's. Currently, she is designing the 'Art For Social Change' program at the University of Washington.

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14. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, reviews Peter Hujar at PS 1

Greetings!
Please follow the hyperlink below to read the review.
Comments welcome as always.
Regards,
Deborah

Circumspect Cultural Pioneer
Remembering a mentor, Peter Hujar, at P.S. 1 in Long Island City
By DEBORAH GARWOOD

GAY CITY NEWS
Volume 4, Number 48 | December 1 - 7, 2005
http://www.gaycitynews.com/gcn_448/circumspectculturalpioneer.html

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15. Eddy Falconer, FF Alumn, at Festival International du Court-Metrage

Eddy Falconer has a short concert video, WINSTON TONG AND VOODOO CABARET LIVE, coming up at the Festival International du Court-Métrage à Clermont-Ferrand, which takes place Jan-Feb. 2006.

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16. Paul Granjon, FF Alumn, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, thru Dec. 23rd

PAUL GRANJON: "Z Lab"

Kapelica Gallery, Kersnikova 4, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Exhibition: 6. - 23.12.2005

The Z Lab is the research Centre of Z Productions. Since its move from Marseille to Cardiff (UK) in September 1995, the research and development programme focused on the co-evolution of humans and machines.

"Z Lab Transported" (performance)
The performance begins with a pseudo scientific and biographical lecture about hair and machines. I describe a biological hair, move on to hairy influences of my childhood (pets and tv characters) and an anecdote that took place around puberty. After examining various electronic pets, the lecture focuses on the furry robots made in Z Lab: the Fluffy Tamagotchi,  Toutou and Furman. A special emphasis is placed on Furman, a 1.8 meters high kicking robot, including a video demonstrating Furman kicking me in the chest.

"Furman", 2003
Furman is a bipedal semi-humanoid stationary robot about 1.8 meters high (6'). It is covered in fur from head to knees, and has hairy legs. It first appeared in a freakish dream of mine, kicking karate style.

"Sexed Robots", 2005 (presented in Welsh pavilion at 51. Venice Biennial, 2004)
The sexed robots are autonomous wheeled platforms fitted with nylon genital organs, respectively male and female. They are programmed to explore their environment, occasionally entering a "in heat" mode, where they will try and locate a partner in the same state. If a partner is located, the robots will attempt to mate.
More info: www.zprod.org

Project is supported by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and Municipality of Ljubljana - Cultural Department.

# Kapelica Gallery - Gallery for contemporary investigative arts
Zavod K6/4, Kersnikova 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
T: +386 1 43 80 302, F: +386 1 43 80 301, E: gallery@kapelica.org

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17. Julie Harrison, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, at Smith College, thru Feb. 19, 2006

FF Alumn Julie Harrison, has two books in an exhibition of work celebrating Granary Books.If you happen to be in Northampton, please go check out the show.

TOO MUCH BLISS: TWENTY YEARS OF GRANARY BOOKS
at Smith College Museum of Art November 12-February 19, 2006

http://www.smith.edu/artmuseum/exhibitions/granarybooks/

Northampton, MA November 1, 2005 – Too Much Bliss celebrates the work of Granary Books,publisher and catalyst for the creation of some of the country’s most innovative artists’ books, and a key entity in the fields of poetry and scholarship on the history of the book arts. The exhibition focuses on 40 limited-edition artists’ books, including collaborations between a diverse selection of important artists,writers, poets, printers, and binders such as Susan Bee, Charles Bernstein, Ted Berrigan, John Cage,Henrik Drescher, Johanna Drucker, Larry Fagin, Phillip Gallo, Barbara Fahrner, Julie Harrison,
Yvonne Jacquette, Daniel Kelm, Jerome Rothenberg, Carolee Schneemann, Anne Waldman, and Jonathan Williams. [Please read through end of press release for
related program information.]

Serving the vital function of bringing together writers, artists, and bookmakers to investigate verbal/visual relations through the making of artists’ books, Granary’s mission is to produce, promote, document, and theorize new works exploring the intersection of word, image, and page. Since 1985, Granary Press has produced over 100 outstanding publications, including artists’ books, books on poetry and music, and scholarly writing about the history of books. This exhibition celebrates Granary Books’s twentieth year of operation, featuring 40 examples of artists’ books, and displaying what has earned them the reputation as one of the most unique and significant small publishers operating today.

Initially, founder and director Steve Clay regarded Granary Books as a vehicle for the distribution of small press books, particularly poetry, with a lot of attention paid to the crafts of bookmaking—printing, papermaking, and binding. Granary Books occasionally produced small broadsides and ephemeral pamphlets until the early 1990s, when a conversation between Clay and artist Barbara Farhner sparked the production of Nods, a book that combined the talents of Farhner, letterpress printer Philip Gallo, binder Daniel Kelm (who operates The Wide Awake Garage in Easthampton), and an existing text by the avant-garde composer/writer/artist John Cage. This spontaneous collaborative effort brought to life Clay’s view of the book as an interactive process involving writer, visual artist, typographer, binder, and reader, and reaffirmed his sense of the creative role of the publisher.

Since that time, Granary Books has branched out, producing important scholarly texts on the history of writing, poetry, and the book arts, which are printed in trade editions and are widely available, alongside limited edition books that display the cross-media creativity for which Granary has become known.

While the exhibition primarily focuses on the limited-edition artists’ books produced by Granary, a reading room within the gallery allows viewers to peruse the trade editions, representing the full scope of Granary Books’s unique creations. Some works in the exhibition indicate a local collection where that item can be seen in its entirety, as only selected pages are shown in the exhibition. We encourage everyone who sees the exhibition to visit these local collections and experience the books fully themselves.

Presentation of Too Much Bliss: Twenty Years of Granary Books at the Smith College Museum of Art has been made possible in part by a gift from the estate of Selma P. Seltzer. Exhibitions and programs at the museum are also supported by the Tyron Associates, Friends of the Museum, and the Museum Shop.Media sponsorship for this exhibition has been provided by The Valley Advocate.

Smith College Museum of Art – General Information
Widely regarded as one of the most distinguished college museums in the country, the Smith College Museum of Art is best known for its 19th- and 20th-century European and American collection. In addition, it is developing holdings in Asian, African, and Latin American art. The permanent collection features works by Manet, Monet, Picasso, Copley, Eakins, Stella, Motherwell, O’Keeffe, and many other famous painters, along with noteworthy sculpture and classical antiquities, prints, drawings, and photographs.

The museum reopened in the spring of 2003, following a two-year renovation and expansion. The new building is fully accessible and encompasses four floors of galleries for the permanent collection as well as an active program of 12 to 15 special exhibitions each year. Visitor amenities include two artist designed, fully functional restrooms, 11 hand-crafted gallery benches, the Museum Shop and Café at theMuseum.

Museum hours are 10-4 Tuesday through Saturday and noon-4 on Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students with ID, and $2 for youth ages 6-12. Admission is free for museum members and for the Smith community, as well as for Five College students and faculty and all children five and under. Free passes are available at ForbesLibrary with a Forbes library card ( 20 West St., next to the Smith campus), and no admission fees are charged on the first Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.-4 p.m..

The Smith College Museum of Art is located on Elm Street at Bedford Terrace in Northampton, Massachusetts, a short walk from the downtown shopping, dining, and gallery district and less than a five minute drive from I-91. For additional information about museum programs, parking, directions, and amenities, please call 413.585.2760 or visit www.smith.edu/artmuseum.

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18. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at White Columns Gallery, NY, opening Dec. 15, 2005

I am collaborating on a piece with Chris Johanson at White Columns Gallery.Called: “ Negative Monument to Surveillance, Infiltration and the Quest for Neutralizing Through Violence and Psychological Warfare by the U.S. Government Against It’s Own Citizens” and Nice Store Monument

C’mon over and have your lovely selves entered into our database!
It opens Dec. 15 6 – 9pm
320 West 13th St.
NY, NY.
212.645.4764
(entrance on Horatio St. btwn. 8th. Ave & Hudson St.
GALLERY HOURS: TUESDAY - SATURDAY, 12 - 6 PM

http://www.whitecolumns.org/
http://seemen.org/

Kal Spelletich
SEEMEN
institute for the arts , sciences and letters.
since , well, 1980!
http://seemen.org/

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19. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, in Deep Listening Inst. benefit, thru Dec. 31

PLEASEKEEP THIS CIRCULATING,THANKS LINDA

Dear Deep Listeners:

The following Silent Auction for Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. will be completed on December 31st, 2005. We would like to give you an opportunity to bid on the following items.  In order to bid, just send an email to me at dlevents@hvc.rr.com . Please know that all your contributions will be tax-deductible. Payments can be made easily by Paypal, and by Check.

Very best wishes,
Lisa B

SILENT AUCTION ITEM #1
DONATED BY LARRY ZALINSKY OF
ELITE CARRY SYSTEMS, LTD AND MEZZANINE BOOKSTORE & CAFÉ, Kingston, NY

Nylon Sport Duffel Bag designed by Larry Zalinsky. Features multiple compartments including a wet pocket and removable organizer. Bottom constructed of sturdy rubber.
Estimated value: $89.95

SILENT AUCTION ITEM #2
DONATED BY LARRY ZALINSKY OF ELITE CARRY SYSTEMS, LTD AND MEZZANINE BOOKSTORE & CAFÉ, Kingston, NY

Packing Cube Set & Hanging Toiletry Kit designed by Larry Zalinsky. Designed for optimum organization and wrinkle free packing. Transparent design for quick content identification. Keeps items neat and easy to access.
Estimated value: $55.00

SILENT AUCTION ITEM #3
DONATED BY LARRY ZALINSKY OF
ELITE CARRY SYSTEMS, LTD AND MEZZANINE BOOKSTORE & CAFÉ, Kingston, NY
Travel Pillow & Eye Mask Set designed by Larry Zalinsky. Plush fiber flannel travel pillow with cushioned eye mask.
Estimated value: $19.99

SILENT AUCTION ITEM #4
DONATED BY LINDA M MONTANO
ART/LIFE PERFORMANCE CLOTHES WORN BY PAULINE OLIVEROS FROM THEIR ARCHIVE TO MY ARCHIVE, TRANSFORMED INTO AN ART/LIFE OBJECT:
Both Pauline and Ione give me clothing to re-cycle which I do very well. One was a hand-made outfit made for Pauline in the late 70's. She performed in it many times. When she gave it to me to re-cycle, I knew that I would make it into an art-relic.  I have recovered both objects from their "archives," taken them from my "archive" and now, please take good care of this work of art, in a time when historically and currently, objects are so filled with meaning and transformed memory!
Estimated Price: $200-$2000

SILENT AUCTION ITEM #5
DONATED BY PAULINE OLIVEROS
Horse Sings From Cloud (1984)

Poem printed as a limited edition broadside Printed by Black Mesa Press for
Woodland Patter Book Center with a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board in
an edition of 200.

Value $100

SILENT AUCTION ITEM #6
DONATED BY IONE
WHOLE SELF TAROT READING WITH IONE
EXPLORE PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE IN EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE.

ONE HOUR READING.
Value $100.00
Bids up to $60 as of 11/11/05

SILENT AUCTION ITEM #7
DONATED BY LINDA MONTANO
PRESENCE ONE-TO-ONE; DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WITH LINDA M MONTANO: FOR ONE PERSON;.......CURRENTLY I FEEL FROZEN IN AN INACTIVE TIMELESSNESS AND HAVE CALLED IT "RETREAT", SO THAT I CAN'T HAVE ACCESS TO A NEGATIVE LABEL LIKE LISTLESSNESS OR LAZINESS. FOR THIS AUCTION I DONATE ONE HOUR OF NOTHINGNESSS. YOU AND I WILL MEET TOGETHER AND DO NOTHING, FEEL NOTHING, SAY NOTHING. WE WILL AGREE TO WALK OR SIT AT AN ARRANGED TIME AND PLACE. YOURDONATION IS TO THE SILENT AUCTION FOR DEEP LISTENING SPACE, A PLACE THAT
HAS DONE EVERYTHING POSSIBLE FOR THIS COMMUNITY AND FOR OUR
PERSONAL/CULTURAL HAPPINESS FOR YEARS.
(SUGGESTED PRICE: 10% of your TOTAL INCOME. TAX DEDUCTIBLE)

SILENT AUCTION ITEM #8
DONATED BY ORNELLA PISANO
ITALIAN MOSAIC GLASS CANDLE HOLDER.  ELEGANT MULTI-COLORED GLASS DESIGN
FROM ERCOLE INTERNATIONAL.
VALUE: $300.00
Bids up to $100 as of 11/11/05

Lisa Barnard
Events Coordinator/Research Assistant
Deep Listening Institute
The Gallery at Deep Listening Space
www.deeplistening.org
www.pofinc.org

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20. Moira Roth, FF Alumn, wins CAA Annual Recognition Award

COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION'S COMMITTEE ON WOMEN IN THE ARTS NAMES WINNERS OF 2006 AWARDS FOR ART HISTORY AND FILM

The Committee on Women in the Arts of the College Art Association (CAA), the national organization of artists, art historians, curators, and critics, has chosen the 2006 recipients of two prestigious awards for excellence in art and leadership in the world of art. The awards will be presented in Boston on February 23, 2006.

A winner of the CWA Annual Recognition Award is Dr. Moira Roth, Trefethen Professor of Art History at Mills College in Oakland, California.  Acclaimed author of many books, lecturer, and innovative curator, she has focused on performance art and feminist art along with her explorations of maps, buried histories, multicultural plays and works of underrepresented artists.  She founded Visibility Press along with photographer Diane Tani to publish catalogs of lesser known California artists. Roth received the CAA's Frank Jewett Mather Lifetime Achievement Award for Art Criticism and the WCA's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. Often a creative participant as well as commentator in multimedia performances, Moira Roth currently resides in Berkeley, California, where she continues her impassioned explorations of contemporary issues such as artists' responses to war and its aftermath.

The other winner of the CWA Annual Recognition Award is Dr. Trinh T. Minh-ha, Professor of Women's Studies and Rhetoric (Film) at the University of California at Berkeley.  An important film maker, writer and music composer Dr. Trinh has received 32 Retrospectives of her critically acclaimed films along with Grants and Awards from the Guggenheim, Hewlett and Rockefeller Foundations. Widely published, her books, poems and articles are international in scope, covering Feminist and Postcolonial theories, cultural politics, film, art, music and literary theories. Her books include African Spaces, and Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism.  Her films have been featured at Documenta, the Sundance Film Festival, Secession, the Whitney, Kyoto, Busan and Shanghai Biennales, and the Athens International Film Festival among many other prestigious international film festivals.

The CAA Committee on Women in the Arts will honor these outstanding women at their Annual Award Ceremony during the CAA Conference in Boston, Mass., on February 23, from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. Ticket information will be posted on CAA'swebsite(www.collegeart.org) in the Fall.

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21. Peter Cramer, Bradley Eros, FF Alumns at Millennium Film Workshop, Dec. 10, 8 pm

Please come!
Saturday, December 10, 8PM
Millennium Film Workshop, 66 East 4th Street, NYC
New Films recently added to the Film-Makers Cooperative catalogue by:
Robert Breer, Tom Chomont, Peter Cramer, Martha Colburn, Bradley Eros, Paul Gabel, Henry Hills, Taka Iimura, and Carl Michael-George

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22. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at Baumgold Gallery, NY, opening TONITE

Robin Tewes - "Tasteful Obsessions" Solo Exhibition of paintings
at the Adam Baumgold Gallery, 74 East 79th street, New York City, 10021 December 8-January 28th Reception: Thurs, Dec. 8. 6-8PM
Exhibition Preview at: www.adambaumgoldgallery.com

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23. Joyce Cutler-Shaw, FF Alumn, residency in Taiwan, 2005

Congratulations to Joyce Cutler-Shaw, FF Alumn, on the completion of the 2005 Chiayi Art Festival on the Tropic of Cancer, an artists’ residency in Chiayi County, Taiwan, from June 22-July 7, 2005. For more details please visit www.joycecutlershaw.com

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