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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
May 22, 2006

1. Lenora Champagne, FF Alumn, at HERE, May 25-26, 7 pm
2. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY, thru May 29
3. Coco Go, FF Alumn, report on recent exhibitions and activities
4. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Synagogue for the Arts, NY, thru June 25, and more
5. Colette, FF Alumn, at Pablo’s Birthday, Tribeca, closing party TONITE
6. Daniel Rothbart at The Roger Smith Hotel, NY, opening May 26
7. Martha Rosler, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at Printed Matter, May 27, 5-7 pm
8. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at Roland’s, East Village, TONITE
9. Aline Mare, FF Alumn at White Box, May 30, 7:30
10. Simone Forti, FF Alumn, in Allan Kaprow memorial celebration, UCSD, June 3
11. G.H. Hovagimyan, Andrea Polli, FF Alumns, at Hartwick College, opening May 27
12. Deb Margolin, FF Alumn, at AMC Loews, 34 th Street, NYC, June 2, 3
13. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, in Dubai, UAE, May 27 thru June 14
14. Alyson Pou, FF Alumn, at Women’s Studio Center in Long Island City, June 3
15. David & Gisela Gamper, FF Members, at Location One, June 6, 8:30 pm
16. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Kentler, Brooklyn, opening June 2, 6-9 pm
17. Dan Graham, FF Alumn, honored by Storefront for Art and Architecture, June 19
18. Susan Mogul, FF Alumn, website, fellowships, exhibits and more
19. Susana Cook at Dixon Place and WOW, NY, May 27-June 3
20. Tasha Depp, Norm Magnusson, FF Alumns, in Woodstock, NY, opening May 27
21. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, call for prayers, deadline June 16
22. Simone Forti, FF Alumn, in Tribute to the Life and Art of Nam June Paik, FF Alumn, at LACMA, June 1, 7:30 pm

1. Lenora Champagne, FF Alumn, at HERE, May 25-26, 7 pm

Dear All,

I’d like to invite you a work-in-progress performance of " Domestic Drifts," the new section of TRACES/fades, my new performance work that considers Alzheimer's and our national inability to remember history.

The cast for this section includes Valda Setterfield, Molly Powell, and Amelie Champagne Lyons.  Music is by composer Daniel Levy; video is by Lauren Petty and Shaun Irons.

The showing will take place at HERE Art Center (west of Sixth Avenue, south of Spring Street) at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, May 25 and 26. Please note: The new entrance is on the side street below Spring Street. Admission is $8.

There are two other works-in-progress excerpts both nights; ours will be the first on the bill each evening.

This project is supported by a HARP residency at HERE and by commissioning funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. This section was written during a residency at Yaddo.


2. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY, thru May 29

Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at the opening of the Van Brunt Gallery's New Hudson Room. Beacon, New York. through May 29. Magnusson is presenting the first month's worth of his watercolor a day for a year project. Please visit vanbruntgallery.com for more information.


3. Coco Go, FF Alumn, report on recent exhibitions and activities

a. a work to wear for Flux Factory "Works on Paper Spring Benefit bazaar- 450 works by 256 artists
Saturday 20 May 2006, 6-10pm open May 21-27 4-7 or by appointment
38-38  43rd St, L.I.C. NY 11101 718-707-3362
with four live bands and one dj present at the opening! Lots of live entertainment in our performance lounge.
Contact Kerry Downey Kerry@fluxfactory.org

the project website for this show will never disappear,
it is a permanent project of Flux Factory.

b. 16 new Bye Buy pieces for Tamara Lai Sacrificed Earth project

c. Regina Vater teaching my art ideas and concepts in installations performances and books to art students in Brasil.

d. an installation of Bush crooning a tune of Love in carrots on the boat of
COPILANDIA a public art intervention sponsored by the Centro de Arte de Sevilla,
as member of GRATIS, a collective

Copilandia is a copyright-free island, floating on a
boat in the Guadalquivir River

COPILANDIA is equipped with art materials, copiers
of all media, computers and sound systems, COPILANDIA will multiply,
disseminate and celebrate art that explores the free exchange of
communication between cultures.
Formed in 1994 by Victoria Gil, Kirby Gookin, Federico Guzmán and Robin
Kahn to create Isla Del Copyright ( Bilbao, 1995), Copiacabana (Guadiana
River, Badajoz 1996) and other copyright free public projects on both
sides of the Atlantic.

e. Toting my weeping willow basket hat in the Sassu Worn Contagion Pollination project:
this project travels to:
Thailand New Media Arts Festival MAF 2006 May 2-4

MUSEU HISTÓRICO de Santa Catarina -Florianopolis /Brasile 2 giugno 2006

MUSEO CASABIANCA , www.museocasabianca.com

LONDON BIENNALE, MAMMUT GALLERY www.londonbiennale.org June 2 2006
www.mammut.ct.it www.grupposinestetico.it/video/video_WornContagion06.mov

La Web Biennial Istanbul Turkye

f. Contributed another Healing Bush on my back with yoga painting for Real Art Ways CT Real Party April 8  2006

g. My Sounding Pillow for six to sound their dreams in another exhibition of Un Cuscino per Sognare- A Pillow to Dream on
curated by Rosanna Chiessi
Palazzo Casotti, Reggio Emilia italy
artists: Yoko Ono, Meiko Shiomi, Shozo Shimamoto, Takako Saito, Andrea Salvator, Marta Mambriani, Lorenzo Burani, Augusto Concato, Simona Spaggiari, Mariangela Guatteri, Fabrizio Cicconi, Giovanni Mundula, Richard Onyango, Joachim Silue, Alison Knowles, Ben Patterson, Philip Corner, Jack Hirschman, Dustin Ericksen, Coco Gordon, Costantino Ciervo, Luigi Mainolfi, Enzo Silvi, Giampaolo Di Cocco, Vincenzo De Simone, Margherita Abbozzo, Valerio Deho, Antonino Bove, Fatma Lootha, Artlab, Louis Nixon, Franko-B. Kris Canavan, Kevin Francis Gray, Andrea Chiesi, Aldo Spoldi, Baldo Diodato, Renato Mambor, Maurizio Elettricao, Elisabetta Gonzo, Claudio Cosimato, Paolo Grassino, Dionis Escorza, Arigo Lora Totino, Peter Goi, Margaret Raspe', Ugo Dossi, Irma Blank, Ellen Larson, Konrad Balder, Schauffelen, Karin Andersen, Anne Friederike Goy, Suzanna Neumann,Klaus Munch, Hilde Margani, Dogan Ozdoogan, Flavio Favelli, Patrizia Giambi, Pietro Iori, Paola Liantonio, Eugenio Miccini, Francesca Caraffini, Dario Ghibaudo, Francesca Giacomelli, Sigrid Gloerfelt, Giancarlo Guidotti, Gilberto Bortolotti, Jacob Di Chirico, Barbara Trebitsch, Giogio Poloni, Annalisa Riva, Sergio Muratori, Mariolina Amato, marco Baldini, Andrea Contin, Jacha Ban, Milan Knizak, Angelica bergamini, Stefania Balestri, Ampelio Zappalorto, Alessandro Vicari, Patrizia Gueressi, Stefano Cagol, Carla Tolomeo, Silvia Guberti, Beili Zhou, Angelo Pretolani, Daniel O Busia, Cesare Fullone, Dario Arcidiacono, Barbara matilde Aloiso, Paolo Conzato, Renato Morganti, Adriano Persiani, Daniel Spoerri, Dorota Koziari, Adolfo Lugli, Guido Piacentini, Angela Frascione, Enrica Rebeck, Bruno Picarello, Roberto Valentin, Alex Guzzetti, Eugenio Barbieri, Carolina Caycedo, WAL, Tufano, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Bruno Lorini, Donatella Costa, Gabriele Cicerchia, Rosa Foschi, Antonella De Nisco, Jan erik Andersson, Luca Maria Patella, Graziano Pompli, Pietro Mussini, Andrea Nacciarritti, Salvatore Cotugno, Fabrizio Garghetti, Antonio Guccione, Fabrizio Cocchia, Gertrude Moser-Wagner, Giulia Ravazzolo, Miryam Molinari, Vittorio Messina, Davide Fontanili, :uciano Massari, Roberto Corradi, Hyon Soo Kim

h. Congelo (Coco and Angelo Ricciardi):
My books, Patented: Don't Throw out the Bread (Congelo Press), Helix Words (Congelo Press) written with Angelo Ricciardi as Congelo, and Artline Do Not Cross project book (Arte 404 Contemporanea), in installation at Galleria Martano, Torino Italy.

Self photographed actions by myself and my mother artist, Alisa, each holding a cut out letter from phrase below sent by Angelo to each person in the project in a new book published by Angelo Ricciardi, ACHTUNG BITTE KUNST KANN EINE FALLE SEIN for Trevi Flash Art, MUSPAC Director

A newly released Video for Angelo Ricciardi's project Happy Birthday Mister Johns- I delivered myself in a hairdresser's apron to the offices of the Whitney Museum to document Jasper Johns' May 15th Birthday project. On may 15th each invited artist created their own cake suggested by Johns flag, to celebrate his 75th Birthday.


i. Artist books in Fiat Voluptas Tua, Studio Gennai, Pisa, italy in collaboration with Il Gabbiano, curated by Mara Borzone

j. Artist books in Art pages, Isernia international artist book show, curated by Loredana Rea

k. Large Books in ArteLibro, Festival del Libro d'Arte, Bologna Palazzo Re Enzo WWW.artelibro.it

l My B2 Bomber Moldy Lemon, for Roberto Scala's Lemon Art project, Torino, Italy May 2006

m. My book 100 MONKEYS -100 poems in answer to Simon Petit's  SELECTED POEMS (Talisman House), sent on to Rita Degli Esposti in Venezia who wrote her book THE MONEY DANCE in reply to Simon and Coco. Keeping it going.


4. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Synagogue for the Arts, NY, thru June 25, and more

Art From Detritus Box 1149. NYC NY 10013 Ph & Fx:212 925 4119 www.ncognita.com

“2 D-D-Detritus: Collage Only”
curated and conceived by Vernita Nemec
Contact: Gallery Coordinator @
212.966.7141/ fx 212.966.4968  
or Exhibit Curator ph/fx 212.925. 4419
Synagogue for the ArtS
49 White Street New York City (Tribeca) 10013
(Three blocks below Canal St. betw. B'way and Church- #s1 & 9-Franklin St stop,
A.C,E, N, R,Q,  #6 to  Canal St.; #M 1 and #M 6 buses to White St

thru June 25, 2006
opening reception Thursday, May 18, 6 -8 PM.

“2 D-D-Detritus: Collage Only” is the latest installment of “Art From Detritus: Recycling With Imagination”, an annual exhibit of art that has been bringing attention to the critical issue of too much trash since 1994 by inviting artists to participate from around the world who use throw–aways to create their art. The exhibit is curated and conceived by Vernita Nemec, an artist who has been creating art from discarded materials for the past decade.
This exhibit of Detritus Art focuses on the medium of collage, art that is made of cut or torn fragments glued together. Traditionally collage is thought of as art of paper fragments, found and saved. In this exhibit, however, the artists include other found fragments, not necessarily of paper, but also fabric, bark, glass, rubber, string, and materials that stretch the definition of collage, but do not go into the 3rd dimension by becoming assemblage, two art forms capitalized on in the early 20 th century by artists seeking to broaden the definition of what art is.
Since the beginning of time, artists have been creating from trash- the “detritus of life” -- for a host of reasons: the beauty and accessibility of the old and discarded, its spiritual and emotional significance and its cheapness. Artists today are also attracted to trash for financial and aesthetic reasons, but now, because of the overabundance of trash threatening our health and planet, politics have entered the picture.
By using society’s wastes as material to make their art, these artists are not only communicating the importance of recycling, but they are doing it. The Detritus exhibits initially were inspired when Nemec attended her first Recycling Conference. Since curating that first Detritus exhibit in Portland, Oregon, she has continued to present Detritus exhibits including hundreds of artists throughout the U.S. for more than a decade.
Many of the artists have been exhibiting with the Detritus shows since their inception in '94 and others have joined more recently. Past exhibits have been supported by the Kaufmann Foundation, the National Recycling Coalition plus the many galleries and universities that have presented past Detritus exhibits.
For more historical information about Detritus Art & past exhibits, please go to www.ncognita.com.
We thank the Synagogue for the Arts for presenting Art from Detritus for the third season.

Artists in this current exhibit include:

Stephanie Aaron * Esther Berman * Marcia Bernstein * Carol Block * Richard Brachman * Marlene Bremer * Kiki Brodkin * Ed Brodkin * Ursula Clark * Joan Criswell * May De Viney * Bernice Faegenberg * Bill Fleming * Daniel Genova * Paul Greco * Fred Gutzeit * Ed Herman * Cathy Hunter * Lisa Jones-Moore * Mary Frances Judge * Tom Kleese * Jamie Kelty * Kathleen King * Bernice Sokol Kramer * Richard Kurtz * Rachel Leibman * Rachel Martin * Suzi Matthews * Keiko Miyajima * Kazuko Miyamoto * Lisa Jones-Moore * N'Cognita * Emma Powell * Elizabeth Rhoads Read * Sarah Riley * Bullet Shih * Barbara K Schwartz * d'Ann de Simone *
Virginia Evans Smit * Katherine Ellinger Smith * Shirley Smith * Jean Smolar * Helaine Soller * Marilyn Sontag * Ljubica Stanivuk * Jaime Lee Strollo * Janel Trinchitella * Toby Turkel * Angela Valeria * Takeshi Yamada * Marjie Zelman

For more information, contact gallery coordinator or curator, 212.966.7141/fax 212.966.4968 or 212 925 4419. GALLERY HOURS: M-W, Thurs. 1-5pm; Tues, 1-7pm & by appointment


Huntington Public Library / Art Gallery 338 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9-9:00pm. Sat: 9-5pm/Sun: 1-5pm
For directions, phone the Reference Desk at 631-427-5165, x252.
“Endless Junkmail Scroll”, a collage installation & Multi-media performance

June 2006
Reception: Saturday June 17, 2:00—4:00PM

performance at 3:00PM
with the artist N'Cognita & musician Sean Carolan

Huntington : In Vernita Nemec’s Endless Junkmail Scroll, the viewer is confronted with a tapestry of textures and symbolic meanings: the artist’s answer to all that junk mail we receive that tries to convince us to borrow money, open more charge accounts or accept services we don’t need. The 100 foot artwork is also a creative reflection on the information overload and complexity of life in 21 st century America. In conjunction with the exhibition, Nemec will present an adaptation of a new performance first presented at the Pompidou Centre in Paris on Saturday June 17, th at 3 PM with composer and musician Sean Carolan who has created original music for this event.
The artist’s process is ongoing in the creation of this “cutting edge” collage (with more tearing & burning than cutting). As sections of the scroll are sold (by linear inch), the scroll is closed, re-collaged and re-connected, keeping the work in constant transition. Nemec transforms the scroll for each exhibition. The scroll's torn fragments and burned edges gives the impression of an aged document, saved for posterity. The value we attach to ephemera is explored both aesthetic and philosophically in this scroll of security envelopes that the artist has 'snaked' around the gallery.
Critic Ed McCormack calls Nemec’s scroll “a defining, career-crowning achievement… Encapsulating the philosophy of aesthetic ecology that prompted her to found the Art from Detritus movement (art made from recycled materials), …it is a major statement which seems slated to extend this artist’s influence beyond the underground where it has too long languished as one of the better kept secrets of the avant-garde."

The artist created her first installation artworks in the mid-70’s, transferring fragments of notes, ideas and the detritus of her artmaking from the walls of her studio to the walls of the gallery like a giant sketch. She has continued creating these installations both as site specific works and as a backdrop for performance artworks in Mexico, Europe and the U.S. A sense of autobiography has continuously permeated Nemec’s art since an early feminist performance in which she swept the corner at Spring & Wooster Streets in Soho where she still lives and works.

Vernita Nemec aka Vernita N’Cognita has been active in the art world as visual artist, performance artist and curator since the late 1960’s when she co-curated X-12, the first feminist art show of the period, and worked with such political art organizations as Artworkers Coalition (AWC), Women Artists in Revolution (WAR), Artists Meeting for Cultural Change . In the 90’s, Nemec served as Director of Artists Talk On Art, interviewing many art world luminaries, and as independent curator at the Henry Street Settlement for the Arts. For the past decade, Nemec has been organizing and independently curating exhibitions of art made from recycled materials called “Art from Detritus.” She is currently director of Viridian Artists, a contemporary art gallery in New York City's Chelsea.

A recipient of grants from the Jerome Foundation, Artists Space, Franklin Furnace and the Field, Nemec has presented her visual and performance art in the U.S., Mexico, Hungary, Germany, France and Japan. The Endless Junkmail Scroll's next stops will be Fountain Street Gallery in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and the Schacknow Museum of Art in Plantation Florida.

The library is a red brick building on the corner of Main St & Prospect St. Parking is on the street or in free town parking lots. For directions, please phone the Reference Desk at 631-427-5165, x252.


5. Colette, FF Alumn, at Pablo’s Birthday, Tribeca, closing party TONITE

Some New Works from “La vie en Rose “series are on view until Friday may 26 th- at Pablo’s Birtday- 84 Franklin (Between Church and Broadway ) -open weekdays-9 until 6 pm- Please call to check if gallery is open on Saturdays. For any further information contact: pablo’s birthday 212 219 7750 or 917 519 4100. You can also contact Maison Lumiere at 212 825 0482.

*Monday the 22nd of May there will be a private CLOSING RECEPTION- from 7 until 10pm
rsvp – 212 825 0482

We look forward to seeing you!


6. Daniel Rothbart at The Roger Smith Hotel, NY, opening May 26

Les jeux sont faits
Sculpture and Media Installations
by Daniel Rothbart
Curated by Enrico Pedrini
Opening Reception Friday May 26, 6:30 – 9:30 P.M.

May 25 – June 3, 2006

The Lab Gallery
The Roger Smith Hotel
501 Lexington Avenue at 47th Street, New York, NY
212-339-2092 www.rogersmitharts.com
Open Wednesday through Saturday 12:00 Noon – 7:00 P.M.

Produced in Association with the Galerie Depardieu, Nice, France

For more information visit www.semioticstreet.com


7. Martha Rosler, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at Printed Matter, May 27, 5-7 pm

Please join us Saturday, May 27th from 5:00-7:00pm at Printed Matter to celebrate the publication of the first two volumes of Between Artists:

Liam Gillick & Lawrence Weiner

Paul Chan & Martha Rosler

Between Artists is a series of small format, conversation based books
edited by Alejandro Cesarco. The books document different positions and
strategies of leading and up-and-coming contemporary artists.

For additional information, as well as ordering these and other A.R.T.
Press titles please visit http://www.artresourcestransfer.org/

Printed Matter
195 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
T: 212 925 0325
Art Resources Transfer, Inc.
526 W 26th Street, #614
New York NY 10001
T: 1 212 255 2919
F: 1 212 352 8448


8. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at Roland’s, East Village, TONITE

My Dearest East Village Pigeons,

Please come tomorrow night !
May 22
6:30 - 9 pm
Celebrate with the EVCC
Join the GET LOCAL Membership Drive Party !

Local Sumptous Foods !
Local Fantastic Raffle donations !
Local Arts Stars Penny Arcade, Chris Rael and Zero Boy Perform !
Local May Pole Dancers !

At Roland's ( aka Golden Tongue ) super sexy loft space on Tompkins Square Park !
295 E 8th St Buzzer #7 - @ Ave B

Join EVCC and Get Local for a suggested tax deductible $25.
You'll not only be pitching in to the fight to save some of the community we love,
you'll also pick up some groovy EVCC swag featuring the EVCC pigeon designed by Beck Underwood !


9. Aline Mare, FF Alumn at White Box, May 30, 7:30

A multi-media powerpoint event celebrating the completion of Self/Cell, a collaboration between myself, Aline Mare and poet, Olivia E. Sears, published by Spider Woman Press. This book examines the notion of the self in the era of biotechnology and genome mapping: are we no more than the sum of our genetic parts? It has a foreword by Susan Griffin, and was printed in an edition of 1,000.

White Box
525 W 26th St
7:30 reading


10. Simone Forti, FF Alumn, in Allan Kaprow memorial celebration, UCSD, June 3

1927 – 2006

a memorial celebration
Saturday, June 3, 2006
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Visual Arts Facility
University of California at San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jollla, CA 92093-0327

Directions: http://visarts.ucsd.edu/node/view/495/

An afternoon of food, play, performance, words and noise celebrating the life of Allan Kaprow

Visual Arts Facility
University of California at San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jollla, CA 92093-0327

Directions: http://visarts.ucsd.edu/node/view/495/


11. G.H. Hovagimyan, Andrea Polli, FF Alumns, at Hartwick College, opening May 27

An environmental installation featuring the work of over thirty international sound artists selected to create a sonic field of information produced with renewable energy, digital technologies, and ecological imagination. Hikers to the back woods location will use bluetooth-enabled devices or transistor radios to receive sonic information through digital downloads and radio transmissions.

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, May 27th, 2006, at 4:00pm (Rain date: June 10).

At the Pine Lake Environmental Campus of Hartwick College, 940 acres of woods in the upper Catskills of New York State, USA. Visitors to the opening are encouraged to spend the night onsite experiencing the audio transmissions and to bring along their camping gear and a Bluetooth enabled device or a transistor radio. Directions and additional information available on the website. Installation will be active May 27th through June 27th, 2006.

The project was initiated and curated by Cary Peppermint and The Department of Ecology Art and Technology, a performative collaborative of artists seeking to create works that explore issues that lie at the intersection between digital media technologies and the environment.

Wilderness Information Network includes the sound works of:
Dirk Adams - Tamara Albaitis - Sheinagh Anderson - Tanguy Arnaud - Steven
Matthew Brown - Hillary Charnas - Catherine Clover - Richard Curtis - Jan de
Weille - The Dry Heeves - Ivan Elezovic - Jeff Gburek - Josh Goldman - David
Hahn - Scott F. Hall - Francis Heery - G.H. Hovagimyan - Fabrice Janssens -
Mike Johnson - David Kasdorf - François Martig - Eric Morrill - Andrea Polli
- Joao Ricardo - Tara Rodgers - Leif Sandberg - Laura Solari - Charles
Stankievech - Michael Trommer - The UN in Unnatural - Juha Valkeapää -
Thomans Parker Williams

If we encountered a pod-cast, or a streaming radio server in the woods, in the "natural" environment, what kind of information would be distributed? If there was an entity, a life-form, or a "natural" other that disseminated sonic information, wild-information, how would this information sound? This project encourages artists to create audio sound works that imagine the "voice" of the ecological other and explore its translation into the language of digital art technologies.

If "nature" encountered a pod-cast, or a streaming radio server in the woods, in the "natural" environment, what kind of information would be distributed? This project could take on unpredictable, interactive, and experimental dimensions as it also encourages artists to consider themselves as human animals, beings within "nature" producing sound works for unknowable others, e.g. ferns, salamanders, flowers, mosquito, beetles, flowers, deer, coyotes, bear, water, etc.

This project is made possible by support from Hartwick College, The Upper Catskills Community Council for the Arts, the NYSCA, and The Pine Lake Environmental Campus of Hartwick College.


12. Deb Margolin, FF Alumn, at AMC Loews, 34 th Street, NYC, June 2, 3

Hello Everyone!

Please come see me make my celluloid debut-- Mark your calendars!!Two weeks from tomorrow, I play the title role in Madeleine Olnek's new short, "Make Room for Phyllis," a comedy about polyamory.

It premieres as part of an evening of comic shorts called "She's so outrageous" as part of NEWFEST at the LOEWS ON 34th ST!! So you can buy popcorn and everything!!

Tickets are available at www.newfest.org beginning Wednesday, May 24. Please note, however, that online ticketing will discontinue
for programs at 8PM the night before their scheduled screening.

Screening 1: Friday 06/02 10:30PM
Theater*:AMC Theater 10

Screening 2:Saturday 06/03 1:30PM
Theater*:AMC Theater 10

*All screenings take place at the AMC Loews 34th St Theater (at 8th
Individual Ticket Prices:
General $12.00
Members $10.00
Students & Seniors $6.00

Thanks and I hope to see you there!!
Much love,


13. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, in Dubai, UAE, May 27 thru June 14

Hi You!
I'll be showing New Art in DUBAI, UAE. Should you happen to be in that part of the world, stop by the gallery; better yet, e-mail me & meet me for a cup of tea....I'll be in Dubai May 24th to June 2nd.
OPENING: Saturday, May 27, 7:00 to 9:00.
SHOW: May 27 to June 14.
Under the Patronage of the CONSUL GENERAL OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, Mr. Walter Leuchs.
Sponsored by LUFTHANSA.
Great German Food by WOLF MY DAD & USCHI MY STEP-MOM.

dare I say: I hope to see you there?... I hope ALL of you have a wonderful late May 2006. I'll be in the desert, thank you very much. Look forward to those 110 degrees. Seriously.


Al Fahidi Roundabout
Bastikya, Bur Dubai
P.O. Box 37304
Dubai U.A.E.
Tel 3535383
email xva@xvagallery.com


14. Alyson Pou, FF Alumn, at Women’s Studio Center in Long Island City, June 3

I would like to invite you to an afternoon performance of A SLIGHT HEADACHE
on Saturday June 3rd at 4pm at the Women¹s Studio Center, Inc. 21-25 44
Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101. (See Directions below.)

A SLIGHT HEADACHE is a solo movement/theatre work set in the late 1800s, which explores the unusual relationship of a mother and daughter. The mother gives birth to a tiny girl from her forehead and they are inextricably joined, from that moment by their hair.  As they journey from America to London, freak show to salon, the daughter struggles for independence while her mother seeks to insure their survival by exploiting their unusual bond. The story introduces a world where medical practice is not yet a science, imagination and invention rule the day, and anything is possible.

The Women’s Center is a lovely new space with abundant natural light and hard wood floors in Long Island City. I am pleased to share this performance in this intimate studio setting I hope that you can join me on June 3rd.

Please RSVP to alyson@creative-capital.org or call 212-925-5664.

Warmest regards, Alyson

Subway: E, V to 23rd St./Ely Ave. 7 to 45th Road/ Courthouse Square, R to
Queens Plaza. Go to the website www.womenstudiocenter.org
< http://www.womenstudiocenter.org/ for detailed subway, walking driving
directions. Looks challenging but it is 5 minutes away from Manhattan and
very easy to find.


15. David & Gisela Gamper, FF Members, at Location One, June 6, 8:30 pm

Tuesday June 6, 2006 @ 8:30 PM

David & Gisela Gamper's
See Hear Now
a real-time music & video collaboration

in Roulette's Festival of Mixology

@ Location One
20 Greene St. , New York, NY

Hope you can come & experience our performance!


16. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Kentler, Brooklyn, opening June 2, 6-9 pm

Kentler International Drawing Space
353 Van Brunt Street
(Red Hook) Brooklyn, NY 11231-1245
Tel. & Fax: 718.875.2098

Opening Friday, June 2nd from 6 to 9pm
An exhibition ofsixteen artists selected from the Kentler Flatfiles. Guest curator is
Carter Foster, curator of Drawings at the Whitney Museum. He will be giving a Curator's Talk on Saturday, June 10th at 4pm.

Ernst Benkert
Hovey Brock
Stephanie Brody-Lederman
Phillip Chen
Richard Howe
James Jack
Ellen Kahn
Jiri Kornatovsky
David Lantow
Janell O’Rourke
Sherae Rimpsey
Susan Schwalb
Robert Schwinger
Elaine Smollin
Alicia Wargo
Martin Zet

Florence Neal
Executive Director


17. Dan Graham, FF Alumn, honored by Storefront for Art and Architecture, June 19


The Board of Directors invites you to the
Storefront for Art and Architecture
2006 Annual Benefit
Honoring Dan Graham and Terence Riley
and bidding farewell to our outgoing Director Sarah Herda

Monday, June 19, 2006
7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
1 Chase Manhattan Plaza

(Cocktails and light fare. Festive attire. Tickets required.)

For more information please call 212.431.5795
or email info@storefrontnews.org


18. Susan Mogul, FF Alumn, website, fellowships, exhibits and more

Come visit Website under construction

And view her trailer: Driving Men - an upcoming personal documentary

In the last year 2005-2006
Susan Mogul received

a. An individual artist fellowship from the Getty Trust Fund

b. Nominated for a video/film fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation and her early work is in these two historical exhibitions

c. Centre Pompidou, Paris, “Los Angeles 1955-1985: Birth of an Art Capital” , 2006

d. Museum of Modern Art, New York City, 2006
Tomorrowland: CalArts in Moving Pictures
work screens July 27th and August 5th


19. Susana Cook at Dixon Place and WOW, NY, May 27-June 3

The idiot King
The Tragedy of Greediness in the name of God
Written and Directed by Susana Cook

Everything you always wanted to know about the sanctity of marriage and how it can lead up to war.

The Idiot King will take you inside the palace to witness God's visits and the discussions on government policies that are defining the future of the world.

The Idiot King combines video, sound design, movement, official and religious discourses to create a political satire that exposes the ridiculous arguments used by the ruling class.   In this show humor is used as a tool to ridicule the ones in power and their reasons for the oppression of minorities.  Real facts are mixed up with ridiculous exaggerations, becoming very difficult to tell them apart.
You can be with him, against him or laughing at him.  

The Idiot King
Written and directed by Susana Cook
Original score: Julian Mesri
Video: Lucy Mackinnon and Soraya Odishoo
Featuring: Consuelo Arias, Lucy Mackinnon, Anni Amberg, Soraya Odishoo, Karen Jaime, Julian Mesri, Jennifer Fomore, Amanda Salane, Jose Garcia Armenter and Susana Cook.

Saturday May 27th, 8pm at WOW Cafe, 59 East 4th street, between 2nd and 3rd Ave, Ph:212-777-4280
Thursday- Saturday June 1-3, 8pm at Dixon Place, 258 Bowery, Between Houston and prince, New York, NY 10012, Ph: 212-219-0736
info: www.susanacook.com


20. Tasha Depp, Norm Magnusson, FF Alumns, in Woodstock, NY, opening May 27

FF Alums Tasha Depp and Norm Magnusson in UNEXPECTED CATSKILLS a thought provoking exhibition of work by seven artists who live in the Catskills and work in a variety of media. Inspired by the Catskill landscape the artists reveal a very different view of the region. We are living in a time when any sense of balance between humans and nature seems to be tipping. Our cultures relationship to nature has evolved into a place arrived at on vacation or visited on television. Working within the natural surroundings of the Catskill Mountains, the artists in this exhibition have created works that turn on the question of our place in this world of conflicting Nature and Culture. In their various ways, these artists show us works that broaden our view toward this region in transition. Curated by Portia Munson.

Location: Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild's Kleinert/James Arts Center, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock, N.Y.
Exhibition Dates: May 27- June 25, 2006
Gallery Hours:12 noon to 5:00pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday or by appointment.
Opening reception: Saturday, May 27, 5:00 to 8:00pm


Vincent Bilotta achieves a painterly idealization of nature using the latest computer technology. He visits the sites of famous Hudson River School paintings where he takes numerous photos, brings them back to his computer, and weaves them together creating a modern take on a classic subject. He will be exhibiting a wall size archival K3 print.

Tasha Depp is showing paintings from two different bodies of work; in one she paints close up landscapes in which a piece of garbage caught in the weeds might be mistaken for flowers. In the others, she makes beautiful paintings of wild flowers on trash both collected from the roadside and woods.

Jared Handelsman will be showing his large scale, one of a kind photograms of nocturnal landscapes. Working with this early photo technique, he captures images of the natural world lit by moonlight and artificial means: a flashlight illuminating a garden or the passing headlights of a car piercing the forest landscape at a curve in the road.

Norm Magnusson will be showing new historical markers from his I-75 project. Using the appropriated format of the roadside markers that dot the history-rich Catskill region, he has created his own markers with socially relevant content, using the authority of the format to consider the issues addressed.

Iain Machell creates poetic environmental sculpture. He inscribes military lingo into the natural world by carving text into rocks and dead tree limbs. He will show a rock/text installation and photographs of other installations including one of a log jam in a stream where a log has been carved with the word "target."

Alexander Queen travels around the Catskills drawing quick sketches of the landscape. Back in his studio he works from these sketches drawing many versions and reworking them over a long period of time. He will be showing a wall of these landscapes.

Susan Wides is a landscape photographer who creates beautiful, voyeuristic, environmental images of the natural world. By shifting the focus of her large format camera she alters the scale of a scene causing the viewer to look at and experience the landscape differently. In one photo a large car dump nestled into the autumn forest is seen as if toy-like through a brightly colored scrim of blurred leaves.

For more information, call the Guild at 845-679-2079 or visit our web
site: woodstockguild.org


21. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, call for prayers, deadline June 16

Performance\ prayer pilgrimage: number 4, Linda M. Montano, July 6, 2006

you send: a one sentence prayer intention to me (lindamontano@hotmail.com) by june 16, 2006.

I will take your intention to italy on pilgrimage and read it in rome , july 6,2006, at michelangelo's pieta, the statue of mary, jesus's mother, holding and mourning her son.

Alternate: remember your current intention in your own way.


22. Simone Forti, FF Alumn, in Tribute to the Life and Art of Nam June Paik, FF Alumn, at LACMA, June 1, 7:30 pm

Tribute to the Life and Art of Nam June Paik at LACMA, An Evening of Remembrances, Performances, Projected Video Clips, and Rarely Seen ClipsBing Theater, June 1, 7:30

Kathy Rae Huffman, Julie Lazar, Bill Viola, Mary Livingstone Beebe, David A. Ross, Simone Forti, FF Alumn, with a music performance by Steve Roden

Archival video and rare footage, courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix, New York
A special reception sponsored by the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles immediately follows the tribute. A Tribute to Nam June Paik is organized by Carole Ann Klonarides and presented by the Film and Contemporary Art departments of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in association with Los Angeles Filmforum, The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS)and the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

Admission is free but tickets are required and may be picked up at the box office starting at noon on the day of the event. Tickets must be presented at the door of the Bing Theater by 7:20 pm, after which time entrance to the theater is on a first come, first serve basis. LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles CA, 90036. For more information about LACMA and its programming, log on to www.lacma.org

Museum Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, noon–8 pm; Friday, noon–9 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11 am–8 pm; closed Wednesday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Call 323 857-6000, or http://www.lacma.org
for more information.

General LACMA Admission: Adults $9; students 18+ with ID and senior citizens 62+ $5. Admission (except to specially ticketed exhibitions) is free every evening after 5 pm, the second Tuesday of every month, and for children 17 and under.

Please note: LACMA is free every evening after 5 pm.


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