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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
June 20, 2006

1. Dennis Oppenheim, FF Alumn, at PS1, June 19, and more
2. Jay Critchley, Julia Heyward, FF Alumns, at Le Petit Versailles, NY, June 24, 8 pm
3. Doug Beube, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Joyce Cutler Shaw, FF Alumns, at Center for Book Arts, NY, opening June 29, 6-8 pm
4. Micki Watanabe, FF Alumn, at Layers, Brooklyn, closing reception, June 21, 7-9 pm
5. Aaron Landsman, FF Alumn, at the Culture Project, June 20, 6:30 pm
6. Billy X. Curmano, Ann Rosenthal, FF Alumns, in CAA Art Journal, and more
7. Tadej Pogacar, FF Alumn, at Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, thru July 15
8. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at ArtSTRAND, Provincetown, opening June 30, 7-9 pm
9. Homer Jackson, FF Alumn, receives 2006 Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative Award
10. Irina Danilova, FF Alumn, launces new website, www.project59.org/59seconds
11. Gary Corbin, FF Alumn, in Montreal Infringement Festival, Canada, June 23-24
12. Judith Ren-Lay, Ellen Fisher, FF Alumns, at LaMama, June 25 and 30
13. Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, in Richmond, VA, June 20, 6-7 pm
14. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, announces PolygamyLand, available September 1
15. New Orleans Public Library seeks any and all books to restock its shelves.
16. Preemptive Media, FF Alumns, at Eyebeam, NY, June 24, 1-5 pm
17. Beth B, FF Alumn, on Court TV, July 6, 10 pm
18. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at Pickled Arts Center, Beijing, thru June 28 th
19. Coco Fusco, FF ALumn, at The Victoria and Albert Museum, UK, June 30, 7:30 pm
20. Benoit Maubrey, FF Alumn, in Boston, July 31-August 1
21. Phillip Warnell, FF Alumn, at Warwick University, UK, June 29, 7:15 pm
22. Nao Bustamante, FF Alumn, at Redcat, LA, July 8, 9:30 and more

1. Dennis Oppenheim, FF Alumn, at PS1, June 19, and more

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and the Gabarron Foundation will host the premiere of Uncontrolled, Unstoppable Motion: A Documentary about Dennis Oppenheim. The film, directed by Barbara Andriano and realized in collaboration with Ombretta Agró Andruff, follows the career of one of the most engaging and active American artists, from the early Earth-Works in the mid-to-late 60s’ to the most recent Public Art Projects. The movie contains interviews with art-world personalities such as Alanna Heiss, P.S.1 Director; Robert Morgan, art critic; Achille Bonito-Oliva, art critic and Luciano Gori, art patron and collector.


P.S.1 Conteporary art center, 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th St., LIC; Monday June 19th at 6:45PM. RSVP: ombretta@ombrettaagro.com or 212-388 0936

The Gabarron Foundation, 149 East 38th Street, NYC; Thursday June 22nd at 7:00PM. RSVP: info@gabarronfoundation.org or 212-573 6968 X25.

Please arrive early as space is limited and we cannot guarantee seating.


2. Jay Critchley, Julia Heyward, FF Alumns, at Le Petit Versailles, NY, June 24, 8 pm

346 Houston Street (between Avenue B & C)
F/V train to 2nd ave. J/M to Delancey
$5 suggested donation
For more information about Le Petit Versailles contact Peter
Cramer: 212 – 529 – 8815 or petitversailles@earthlink.net

8pm - Video & Multi media screenings and presentation
“Toilet Treatment”- Jay Critchley, FF Alumn
Critchley is a visual, performance and conceptual artist and writer who uses a fine-tuned wit and irreverence to tackle a wide range of social issues. His work has been viewed and disseminated worldwide and taken the form of the patriotic Old Glory Condom Corporation, and "Miss Tampon Liberty," a replica of the Statue of Liberty constructed out of plastic tampon applicators that washed up on East Coast beaches.
Jay is also the organizer of the annual Swim For Life to benefit AIDS, Women's health and youth in Provencetown MA.

“Miracles in Reverse ”- Julia Heyward.
Julia Heyward's "Miracles in Reverse," is an interactive DVD-ROM that lets the viewer navigate through wildly looping and intersecting filmic stories. Drag and click the mouse, and you can change the story line, or the camera angle, or the speed at which you view the piece.Julia Heyward is a 2005 Artists’ Fellowship recipient of The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). This presentation is co-sponsored by Artists & Audiences Exchange, a public program of NYFA.

and earlier in the day on Saturday June 24,. At 2pm

Garden Crawl by Robert Ladislas Derr
On Saturday, June 24, 2006 beginning at 2:00 pm, I will perform a psychogeographical crawl titled Garden Crawl through the Green Thumb public garden in the East Village for Allied Production’s Le Petit Versailles. This performance will be similar to my previous performances in which I use the city as a fluid canvas documenting (wearing video cameras attached to my person) the landscape and ephemeral characters that construct the ambiance of place and time. However this time somewhere between a crawl and slither, I will capture the minute environments and nuances of the garden. For approximately one hour, wearing four video cameras, I will move around the garden recording the subtleties, flora, and foot traffic.

The video cameras will record my exploration, while also creating both my void and presence. At the center of these mediated devices, I am void to the second-generation viewer but present through the arrhythmia from my movements in the video. To create my void for the first-generation viewer, I will wear camouflage to blend into my surroundings. Merging with the garden through camouflage accentuates the dichotomy of my absence and presence for the first-generation viewers. Reflecting my surroundings, the camouflage will create my void as I disappear into the vegetation.

Lowering myself to the garden’s perspective, altering my usual state of movement, I will capture an unedited glimpse of the subtly ever-changing minutes of life in the garden. While green space is a rare commodity in New York City, this perspective will give the garden a greater sense of scale. By negating the face-to-face encounters with garden visitors and capturing only their foot patterns, the video footage emphasizes the ephemerality of existence.

The Green Thumb public garden is located at 346 East Houston Street at Avenue C. The videos from the performance will be screened at a later date.

Since 1991, Robert Ladislas Derr has exhibited his artwork in over one hundred solo and group exhibitions at galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad including Open Space (Victoria, Canada), Irish Film Institute (Dublin, Ireland), and CAVE (Brooklyn, NY) and festivals including DiVA Festival (New York, NY) and Darklight Festival (Dublin, Ireland). Derr’s artwork has been reviewed by such publications as The New York Times, trAce Online Writing Centre, and Block Magazine. He has lectured about his artwork at such institutions as the Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival ( Victoria, Canada), Pre/amble: Festival of Art and Psychogeography ( Vancouver, Canada), and iDMAa + IMS <code Conference ( Oxford, OH). Derr has been a recipient of a number of grants, fellowships, and awards including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council and stipend from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council ( New York, NY). It can be said that he often times puts himself literally in the center of a barrage of questions about life and making art. He is an assistant professor of photography in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University.


3. Doug Beube, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Joyce Cutler Shaw, FF Alumns, at Center for Book Arts, NY, opening June 29, 6-8 pm

Doug Beube, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Joyce Cutler Shaw, FF alums, are in Mutilated/Cultivated Environments exhibition at The Center for Book Arts, NYC

Mutilated/Cultivated Environments is a group exhibition that approaches the subject matter of landscape--urban and serene—within traditional, altered and sculptural book formats. These works will invite viewers to explore terrain in either a poetic or conceptual manner, climbing over the hills and valleys of carved pages in an altered codex, wandering along paths of extended accordions, or viewing printed images incorporating typography as topography. The exhibition will include a diverse range of artworks that push the definitions of land, geography, and our environs.

Artists included are: Doug Beube, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Susan Goethel Campbell, Ana Cordeiro, Beatrice Coron, Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Steven C. Dalber, Kristy Deetz, Tommaso Durante, Anne Gilman, Emily Gold, Janet Goldner, Katarina Jerinic, Mary Jane Kidd, Kumi Korf, Guy Laramee, Andre Lee, Mary Ellen Long, Ken Montgomery, Heidi Nellson, Tara O'Brien, Laura Russell, Rocco Scary, Tennille Davis Shuster, Karin Sigurdardottir, Robert C. Smith, Laurie Spitz & Amee J. Pollack, Susan Weinz, Sam Winston & Liz Zanis

Organized by Carol Barton, Artist/Independent Curator & Alexander Campos, CBA Executive Director

Center for Book Arts
28 W 27 th Street (btw 6 th Ave. and B’way), 3rd floor
New York , NY 10001

Opening Thursday, June 29th, 2006
From 6 to 8 pm
On view until September 16, 2006


4. Micki Watanabe, FF Alumn, at Layers, Brooklyn, closing reception, June 21, 7-9 pm

Join us for "SAKE MAKI"
on the first day of summer,
June 21, 2006 (7 to 9 pm).
394 atlantic avenue brooklyn
718 855 8780

Also featuring art by Micki Watanabe
www.hopstop.com for directions
sponsored by Landmark Wine


5. Aaron Landsman, FF Alumn, at the Culture Project, June 20, 6:30 pm

On Tuesday, I am doing a reading of a couple short pieces at a new series called Unfinished Works. I am also one of the curatorial advisors of this series (I'll let you know what 'curatorial advisor' means after I've done it). I'm going to read from writing that is about nostalgia, and that is also nostalgic, sometimes about nostalgia itself. I don't know if these stories belong on a page or on a stage or both. I love trying out new material this way and I hope you can join me.?

Also on the evening, I'm sure you will please to be enjoying the animation stylings of Brent Green's, who will show something new too, and the musical accomplishments of Dennis Cronin, which are soothing and disconcerting. We will be joined by the I'm sure lovely and talented Bob Sloan and Steffi Kammer. There is free beer and the cover is $5 - like a rock show! Logistics are below.


The space is funky and intimate; the artists are talented and hungry; the audience is open and eager; media and metaphors are mixed with reckless abandon.

The Culture Project invites you to celebrate the exclusive launch of UnfinishedWorks,
a new monthly salon championing emerging artists across media.

Tuesday, June 20th @ 6:30pm
The Culture Project, 45 Below: 45 Bleecker Street @ Lafayette
suggested donation $5 (free beer!)
RSVP to boxoffice@cultureproject.org

This month, Unfinished Advisors Aaron Landsman and Bob Sloan present the work of:

Dennis Cronin, musician
Brent Green, animated filmmaker
Steffi Kammer, writer & actress
Aaron Landsman, writer & performer
Bob Sloan, writer & director

UnfinishedWorks is an artistic home that opens doors creatively and professionally to artists; a monthly event that audiences love because they know that they will see exciting work every time, regardless of whether they’ve heard of the presenters; a network of artists across media and of varying levels of experience.

UnfinishedWorks is directed by Olivia Greer, with Cristina Linclau, and housed at the Clture Project.
For more information, please email olivia@oliviagreer.com.

Aaron Landsman


6. Billy X. Curmano, Ann Rosenthal, FF Alumns, in CAA Art Journal, and more


Thought it was time to send some stuff about what's happening with Billy while stranded in the middle.

a. "Billy X. Curmano - Bringing an Eco-Art Tributary into the Media Mainstream by Swimming the Mississippi" in the latest "Art Journal". Ann Rosenthal examines Billy X. Curmano's process for bringing extreme environmental projects into communities and developing new participant centered works with those communities in the Spring 2006 issue of Art Journal (CAA/NYC).

b. He's also represented by an Anti-War mixed media work "Upon My Return" (I must not kill) in the 47th Midwestern Invitational at the Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, MN from June 18th to September 10.

c. Selections from "Objects Collected in the Course of a Swim", along with video from the 2,367.4 mile Mississippi River swim will be exhibited at the "International Conference on Rivers and Civilizations" at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, June 25 and 26.

d. Billy X and the New X Art Ensemble with the Amazing Tess Toster Tones will be featured performers at the "Winona Upon Mississippi Anti-Shakespeare" festival Aug. 10-13, Winona, MN.

e. And finally, his "Wagin' War" rap and the latest installment of "Oxy the Smart Bomb" appear in the Spring 2006 "Veteran" (Vietnam Veterans Against the War). Back issues, in the continuing saga of Oxy, are always available at www.vvaw.org


7. Tadej Pogacar, FF Alumn, at Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, thru July 15

Sparwasser HQ presents:
June 17 - July 15
Marjetica Potrc
Paula Roush
Apolonija Sustersic
Tadej Pogacar and Anja Planiscek
Temporary Services
Curated by Tadej Pogacar
High resolution press photos http://www.sparwasserhq.de

The exhibition Public Services brings together projects by artists and architects whose works and research deal with problems involving the service sector in contemporary urban environments. These projects represent a critical consideration of alternative models of public services, which, ideally, are founded on the principles of openness, access, equality, participation, mobility, adaptability, and transformativity. When artists today think about structures and forms in the contemporary city, they think above all about the importance of open communication within urban structures. By occupying the space that lies between the many different users of cities, corporate capital (and its interests), and the urban structure, they draw attention to processes of degradation and appropriation, borders between public and private, the de-industrialization and agrarianization of cities, and so on, while developing new public-service models based on participation, exchange, and solidarity.

Public Services presents five different starting points for engagement and five explicitly subjective approaches. These projects and creative works have been conceived as forms of immediate and physical intervention in the structure of the city, as social interaction, as a virtual utopian scheme, etc. In terms of their goals, these works may be either indirect or immediate, action-based or utopian.

Marjetica Potrc is interested in the city as a multilayered spatial and social organism. Her works reflect the fragmentary and contradictory experience of the urban environment. She juxtaposes different locations and cities so as to create comparisons between disparate corners of the globe. In doing so, she attempts to understand how the urban context reacts to its own failings. The project she put together for the 3rd Liverpool Biennial deals with alternative sources of energy and their placement in a degraded environment. A balcony with a wind turbine was installed on the fourteenth floor of the Bispham House tower block. The project helped to improve the living conditions of two families. http://www.potrc.org

Paula Roush works in a variety of media - architecture, sound, video, photography, installation, etc. Her recent project SOS:OK (Save Our Souls: Zero Killings), organized in the London neighborhood of Bermondsey (known as Biscuit Town), brought together local residents and employees of now-closed Peek Freans Biscuit Factory to produce an "emergency biscuit." As part of a series of events highlighting the area's history, they produced a new series of nutritional biscuits, packaged as emergency food rations. The first stage of the project was a week of workshops that compiled the reminiscences of those who had worked in the factory. The second part gathered together four hundred volunteers, who then participated in the operation SOS:OK, the largest simulation of an emergency food relief program ever to take place in London. http://www.msdm.org.uk/hq/projects.html

Apolonija Sustersic employs various media (architecture, video, photography, social interaction) in order to actively engage the urban space. She is interested in active intervention, the transformation of spaces, and the resocialization of the urban environment. Her projects respect the site-specific aspects of a given location, very often using them as their starting point. By establishing a public dialogue within the context of various forms of public services - whether a video library or a consultancy for home interior design - she intervenes in day-to-day relations and offers new answers to the question of the role of art in today's world. Her project Prototype for a Self-Employed Economic Unit was developed as a support structure for creating new jobs.

CODE:RED is an ongoing collaborative research project that investigates the area of informal parallel economies, especially those practiced by urban minorities, such as sex workers. The conceptual basis for the model Working Unit Z01 grew out of a collaboration with the architect Anja Planiscek, historian Petra Hoblaj, and the International Organisation for Migrations (IOM). This new model of mobile architecture is designed to serve as a basic module that can be adjusted to meet the needs of the independent work of sex workers. Easily assembled, the camper Working Unite ZO1 provides a simple form of transport that can be easily connected to existing energy sources and sanitation systems; alternatively it may be adapted for self-provision system. The Working Unit Z01 module was inspired by numerous utopian and real urbanistic and architectural models from the late 1960s, for example, Peter Cook's concept of the Plug-In City and the diametric concept of New Babylon, which were conceived as collective social projects and which predominantly operated as a specific projective frame for creating new situations. http://www.parasite-pogacar.si/

Temporary Services is a Chicago-based art collective that has been in operation since 1998. It is made up of Brett Bloom, Marc Fischer, and Salem Collo-Julin. Through numerous public actions, exhibitions, and interventions, the collective problematisizes such issues as authorship, public property, alternative distribution, and the like. Along with several other related initiatives, Temporary Services runs an experimental center in Chicago for visual culture, creative urbanism, social gatherings, and so on. Through the center, Temporary Services has helped create an independent network of similar initiatives both in Chicago and beyond. Temporary Services is primarily interested in ephemeral public projects that operate outside conventional or official categories of public _expression. With its Binder Archive Temporary Services developed a new strategy for bringing large projects to different audiences in an active way. Binders - produced by artists, organizations, archivists, and other groups - are filled with photographs, drawings, documentation, tactile objects, etc., and stored in plastic sleeves. Each binder is a self-contained project or archive of the work of a group or an individual.

Sparwasser HQ
Offensive für zeitgenössische Kunst und Kommunikation
Torstrasse 161, 10115 Berlin
Telefon +49 30 21803001 / 01796705859
Fax +49 30 44047981
Öffnungszeiten: Mi-Fr 16-19, Sa 14-18


8. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at ArtSTRAND, Provincetown, opening June 30, 7-9 pm

ArtSTRAND , new location, 494 Commercial Street (WOMR/Schoolhouse building, side entrance on Howland Street) P.O. Box 680 Provincetown , MA 02657 www.artstrand.com

MY JUDAS:NEW WORK by Bob Bailey & BEIGE PROVINCETOWN by Jay Critchley, June 30 - July 19, Opening Reception June 30 7­-9 pm, Hours: daily 11-8

MY JUDAS: NEW WORK by Bob Bailey and BEIGE PROVINCETOWN by Jay Critchley opens June 30th and runs through July 19th. artSTRAND is a generation of Provincetown artists forming a gallery experiment in art and community. This is the second year of existence and the first in their new location @ 494 Commercial Street, adjacent to The Schoolhouse Gallery.

MY JUDAS: NEW WORK by Bob Bailey
Words possess histories and shape. Bob Bailey’s new text works join words in long continuous lines, looping in on themselves making a formal calligraphy, sometimes obscuring the meaning but always creating implied figurations. Straight edges join curves then crisscross into swarming snake-like pulsations of knots and reckoning. These new designs come in contorted hatbox like shapes and charcoal/pencil drawings. The shaped paintings seem to have been propelled through air catching flung text creating fragments of pronouncements and innuendo. Words are bound together then focused around images; heads with clown like expressions or sailboats reminiscent of Hartley’s Provincetown cubist works. The words “feel”, “water, oil, love”, “cape cod landscape” are titles as well as commentaries. Bailey’s reflections collect meaning through words. Like a person unable to stop collecting unwanted refuse, this is an everyman experience mirroring our lives, summed up in a title of a monoprint from artSTRAND’s 2006 portfolio, Bailey reveals, “my life from your point of view”.

BEIGE PROVINCETOWN will continue Jay Critchley’s twenty-five year exploration of sand and the cosmological link between its beige color, light and the color spectrum, and the beige color of the universe. The use of sand began with the artist’s debut “sand car series” in Provincetown’s waterfront parking lot from 1981-1984 − “Just Visiting for the Weekend” − with sand-encrusted cars, sand-filled cars, sand-blasted cars, and the “sand family”. This ongoing exploration has guided him to the recent research which determined the color of the universe is beige, discovered by physicists Karl Glazebrook and Ivan Baldry of John’s Hopkins University. Last year’s Beige installation at artSTRAND’s storefront space featured sand-filled gallery windows and an array of early 1980s sculptures, drawings and conceptual proposals. This year’s Beige Provincetown − which includes presentations and collaborations with artists and scientists − honors and celebrates the geological sand dune that is Provincetown, transcends the objecthood of art, and creates a multi-media, sensory experience between the grains of sand and the cosmic color, dust and mystery of the universe. The artist has created a “cosmo-geophysical” image for the exhibition, which also features interactive, throw-away flash cameras.

The schedule of project events includes:
June 30-July 19, 2006 : Beige Provincetown, an interactive installation at artSTRAND’s new gallery space, along with a show by Bob Bailey and gallery artists;

Monday, July 10: Color Blind? 7:00 pm, artSTRAND. Karl Glazebrook speaks about his surprising research that shows beige is the color of the universe, and converse with the artist. His presentation will include the debut of a video produced by the artist, edited by Chris Fiset, of a conversation with Professor Glazebrook at Johns Hopkins. Glazebrook is professor at the Johns Hopkins University Physics and Astronomy Department and a Packard Foundation Fellow, and teaches undergraduate courses in introductory astrophysics. His research area is the observational study of galaxies - studying their properties and evolution over cosmic time. In particular he works on the Gemini Deep Deep Survey of very high-redshift (distant) galaxies, and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey the largest survey of nearby galaxies yet undertaken. His Observational Galaxy Evolution research group includes  Dr Ivan Baldry, Dr Sandra Savaglio and graduate students Erik Hoversten and Kuenley Chiu. Their research was recently featured in Nature and in Science as well as the more popular media (links: NY Times, USA Today, Scientific American, Discover).

Monday, July 17: Imaginary Corporations: Jay Critchley and the Art of the Real and the Virtual. 7:00 pm, artSTRAND. Cultural critic and Professor Tim Norris will set a context for examining Critchley's imaginary corporations as well as his style of activist art practice from the early Nuclear Recycling Consultants (NRC) to the current Martucket Eyeland Resort & Theme Park, and his current cosmological expedition, Beige Provincetown. Norris, a lecturer, theorist, and multi-media performance artist, received an MA in Aesthetics and Art Theory from Middlesex University, England, an Master in Arts Administration from Lesley University, and is a PhD candidate at University of Birmingham, England. He is currently working on the multimedia project Good-bye Beethoven: Why Philosophy is Not a Symphony. He presented The Acoustics of War at the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association, in 2003, and The Ghosts of Communication and The History of Static at the Philosophy/Interpretation/Culture Conference, Binghamton University, NY, in 2003. Strangers on a Train, Hegel and Hitchcock, was presented at the eleventh Performance Studies International Conference, at Brown University, 2005;

Tuesday, August 1 : Beige Provincetown. (Check for time). Jay Critchley will give a featured presentation at the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center in Eastham;

August 29 or 30 : A collaboration between Jay Critchley and Smudge Studio artists Jamie Kruse and Elizabeth Ellsworth. (Time and date to be announced). Smudge Studio, a non-profit art and design studio in Brooklyn, was formed in 2002 when Elizabeth and Jamie met in New York at The New School Media Studies Program. Smudge Studio stages and performs events for and between the artists that explore the effects of experiencing and creating “relationality”. It uses collaboration as the primary medium − staging, documenting, and processing “the senses of possibilities and becomings that are ‘felt’ while one is positioned as/with a collaborator”. They create “experience capsules” and “experience maps” and experiment with untraditional media such as time, distance, lapsing, silence, and performance walking as well as traditional media such as film, photography, audio, writing, mail services, and the internet.

Tuesday, August 29: The Swash Zone. 8:30 am, Herring Cove Beach, north parking lot (alternate date, August 30). The artist will collaborate with oceanographer Graham Giese, Senior Scientist at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, and Oceanographer Emeritus at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The artist has known Giese, a Truro resident, since the mid 1970s when they helped organize the Center for Coastal Studies. This experiment will track the movement of brightly-colored pebbles in the “swash zone” of the beach (where the wave action affects sediment transport). The public is invited to observe and participate in this research experiment.

Giese received his PhD from the University of Chicago in Geophysical Sciences and has been associated with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for 50 years, beginning as a research assistant in 1956. He has consulted widely on coastal processes and erosion issues, and has published over 40 articles on the subject. He is presently working on a study with Mark Adams of the Cape Cod national Seashore entitled, " Outer Cape Cod
Coastal Change".

Artist and activist Jay Critchley's visual, conceptual and performance work has traversed the globe, from his patriotic Old Glory Condom Corporation—Worn with pride Country-wide, and the Blessed Virgin Rubber Goddess—Immaculate Protection, to Miss Tampon Liberty and the Nuclear Recycling Consultants. He lives year round in Provincetown, Massachusetts where he founded and directs Theater in the Ground@ Septic Space in his backyard septic tank. He has produced, written and directed two movies: Toilet Treatments, HBO Audience Award at the Provincetown International Film Festival 2002; and, Providence Dirt Newsreel 2002. He produced a CD, Big Twig Tunnel Tapes – Boston’s Big Dig Sings, recorded 125 feet below the city before the tunnels opened for traffic.

Jay has taught at the Museum School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and has had recent residencies at Harvard University, AS220 in Rhode Island, and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center in New York City. He was recently awarded a Special Citation form the Boston Society of Architects for his proposal, Martucket Eyeland Resort & Theme Park. He runs the annual Provincetown Harbor Swim for Life benefit (set for September 9).


9. Homer Jackson, FF Alumn, receives 2006 Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative Award

2006 Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative Awards are Announced
A total of $746,550 is awarded for new exhibitions

Please note: Press Release, project descriptions, panel biographies and visual material are also on our web site at http://www.philexin.org, or call 267.350.4930

Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative
Philadelphia Center for Arts and Heritage
1608 Walnut Street, 18th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Paula Marincola, Director
Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative announces the outstanding projects and recipients of this year’s 2006 grants for the visual arts, including

The Village of Arts and Humanities ($177,050) for Bearing Witness, the Village’s 20th anniversary exhibition curated by artists Joyce Scott, Linda Goss and Homer Jackson, and bringing community members, local and national artists and students together to create public works that reflect and honor the spirit and traditions of North Philadelphia and its African-American community.

PEI grants are awarded on a competitive basis and are selected by a panel of visual arts professionals from around the country and abroad who have expertise in various aspects of the visual arts as well as a broad knowledge of the field. A distinguished nine-member panel reviewed this year’s applications and included:

-Ned Rifkin (panel chair), Under Secretary for Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.,
-Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, Department of Film and Media, Museum of Modern Art, NYC
-Kim Kanatani, Director of Education, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC
-Sara Kellner, Executive Director, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX
-Constance Lewallen, Senior Curator, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, CA
-Marco Livingstone, art historian and independent curator, London, England
-R. Craig Miller, Curator, Department of Architecture, Design & Graphics, The Denver Art Museum, CO.
-Tumelo Mosaka, Assistant Curator, Brooklyn Museum, NY
-Robert Rainwater, independent curator, NYC

The Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative is one of seven cultural initiatives at the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Heritage (PCAH), funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by The University of the Arts.


10. Irina Danilova, FF Alumn, launces new website, www.project59.org/59seconds

Dear Family, Friends, and Colleagues,

Project 59 welcomes Timofey Tkachenko as its web programmer/co-designer who just posted our new 59 Seconds Video Festival website at www.project59.org/59seconds

Any comments and/or suggestions for improvements and additions are appreciated. Please send them to project59@gmail.com If you would like to link our website to yours, please do so. If you would like to link your website to ours please send us a note.

Our Selection of the final 59 is still in progress. The Screenings page is up-to-date for the moment and we will keep posting our quest for 59 screenings of the Festival.

For anyone in or planning to be near Pittsburg, PA on Monday, June 26, welcome to 59 Seconds Video Festival's  Pennsylvania premiere at Garfield Artworks at 8pm, 4931 Penn Ave. [412-361-2262] http://www.garfieldartworks.com/

Hiram and Irina
Project 59


11. Gary Corbin, FF Alumn, in Montreal Infringement Festival, Canada, June 23-24

Gary Corbin in
Four One-Legged Men
The Montreal Infringement Festival
The Barfly Theatre
Montreal , Canada
Friday, June 23rd at 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 24th 4p.m. and 8 p.m.


12. Judith Ren-Lay, Ellen Fisher, FF Alumns, at LaMama, June 25 and 30

Judith Ren-Lay, FF Alumn, at LaMama, June 25 5:30 PM & June 30 10 PM
performing her new solo "Falling Eagle"
Dance Festival - LaMama Moves - Dance Blast
"Dancing Divas" (also featuring Ellen Fisher and Yvonne Meier)
LaMama e.t.c. 74A East 4th St. NY, NY 10003
Tickets $10 boxoffice 212.475.7710


13. Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, in Richmond, VA, June 20, 6-7 pm

Can Can Brasserie Celebrates: Art in Our Community In Cary Court in Richmond, Virginia This Tuesday, June 20, Join Can Can in Celebrating Local Artists art6 features Mitzi Humphrey and Henrietta Near and White Canvas Gallery features Eldridge Bagley, Tuesday from 6 to 7 pm, Light Hors D'oevres and Complimentary Wine Tasting


14. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, announces PolygamyLand, available September 1

"PolygamyLand" describes itself as a "Panorama Book." The 20+ foot-long ink-jet printed accordion fold work consists of color panoramic photographs and diary captions by the author, Tom Trusky, relating to his disturbing journey to polygamous communities in Utah and Arizona. Photographs and captions appear on one side of the unfolded text block. The reverse side contains informative extracts about Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) printed atop screened layers of various-sized Deseret Alphabet letterforms. The copyright title listed for the work is in the Deseret Alphabet, an alphabet created by and for early members of the Latter-Day Saints church and not in use since circa 1870 . Should readers be unfamiliar with Deseret, the author has reproduced on the back cover endpaper a translation chart.
Dimensions: 5 7/8 X 12 ½"
Publication date: 1 September 2006
First printing: 6 copies
Price: $125
Publisher: Painted Smiles Press, POB 6414, Boise, ID  83707 USA


15. New Orleans Public Library seeks any and all books to restock its shelves

Seeking Book Donations
The New Orleans Public Library ( New Orleans LA)

The New Orleans Public Library is asking for any and all hardcover and paperback books for people of all ages in an effort to restock the shelves after Katrina. The staff will assess which titles will be designated for its collections. The rest will be distributed to destitute families or sold for library fundraising.  Please send your books to:

Rica A. Trigs, Public Relations
New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112

If you tell the post office that they are for the library in New Orleans, they will give you the library rate which is slightly less than the book rate.


16. Preemptive Media, FF Alumns, at Eyebeam, NY, June 24, 1-5 pm

Dear Friends,
Preemptive Media is getting ready to launch a new project, AIR (Area's Immediate Reading), in New York City this September. AIR is a networked, social experiment in which individuals will self-monitor the byproducts of fossil fuel combustion by carrying small, portable devices. These devices display current levels of air pollution and locations of other roaming AIR devices for participants to better understand that they are part of a nomadic network. Online viewers can send text messages to prompt people to go to specific locations or volunteer to become a carrier to keep the network moving and alive. Data from the devices will be dynamically visualized along with other information on a digital billboard in Lower Manhattan and the web when the project launches in September 2006.

Come help us beta test the devices and data visualization application currently in development on Saturday, June 24, from 1-5pm at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York City. For more information on the workshop and to enroll, visit

And for more information on the project: www.pm-air.net.

Hope to see you at the workshop or project launch in the Fall!
Beatriz, Brooke and Jamie of Preemptive Media

This project was made possible with support from Eyebeam/Lower Manhattan
Cultural Council's 2005 Social Sculpture Commission.


17. Beth B, FF Alumn, on Court TV, July 6, 10 pm

Produced and Directed by BETH B
Thursday, July 6, 10 pm
On Court TV
As part of The Investigators series
Watch it! Tell all your friends!
B Productions, Inc.
143 Oakview Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040


18. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at Pickled Arts Center, Beijing, thru June 28

Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, presents Self-Devolution, a multi-media presentation at Pickled Arts Center, Beijing, China, thru June 28 th.


19. Coco Fusco, FF ALumn, at The Victoria and Albert Museum, UK, June 30, 7:30 pm

You are cordially invited to the European premiere of:

A performance by Coco Fusco
At: The Victoria and Albert Museum
South Kensington
Date: Friday, June 30, 2006
The performance is free
but call 020 7942 2211 to reserve your seat


20. Benoit Maubrey, FF Alumn, in Boston, July 31-August 1

Benoit Maubrey and Die Audio Gruppe will be presenting the AUDIO
BALLERINAS at the SIGGRAPH 2006 in Boston.
Sunday 31 July during the reception 3:30-5:30pm
Monday 1 August 10am-12:15pm
Monday 1 August 4-6pm.
more infos under
http://www.snafu.de/~maubrey/ and http://www.siggraph.org/s2006


21. Phillip Warnell, FF Alumn, at Warwick University, UK, June 29, 7:15 pm

Phillip Warnell - New Work
Thursday 29th June at 7.15pm
Studio Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick University

Presented as part of the SSHM International conference and in association with The Centre for the History of Medicine, Warwick University.

'O' - Unseen Footage/Radiated Image (performance work in progress, 2006)

The 'Inner Eye', described by philosopher Robert Fludd in 1617 as 'oculus imaginationis', does not receive images, it radiates them - projecting them onto a fantasy screen positioned beyond the back of the head, in the process providing a visual architecture for a journey through the transparent body. The notion of an inner eye, coupled with ideas of part perceptual, part cinematic and part observed interior landscapes also forms the basis for this new work, featuring a miniaturized film projection falling onto a specially made contact lens, worn by the artist, using the 'eye as a cinema screen'. A commissioned reproduction of a 'posing stand', used to keep subjects still during long exposures in early victorian photographic studios, forms an integral part of the performance apparatus. 'O' comes under the umbrella of a larger work in progress, 'The Girl with X-Ray Eyes'. Made with the participation of David Leister

Pallasite & Cereszone - Artists edition, 2006

An artists edition of two maps in a custom wallet (a numbered edition of 500) will be distributed during the event. Available free only at this event. Pallasite & Cereszone are two unique maps that chart a merger between mineral, animal, human and celestial bodies. Places for thought, mining, radiation and citation.

Fever - Video work in progress, 2006

Fever is a four channel video work featuring a waterstone, an ice-rink, a steam outlet and some floor polishing. Highlighting ideas concerned with coverage, evaporation, disappearance and immaterial properties, the piece considers the associative relationship between absorption and performance.

for directions see: http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/home
for more on Phillip Warnell see: www.phillipwarnell.com

'O' can also be seen in September 2006 at Vooruit Arts Space, Gent, Belgium - part of the Homo Futuris festival. Details to follow.


22. Nao Bustamante, FF Alumn, at Redcat, LA, July 8, 9:30 and more

We’re pleased to invite you to the debut screening of our 8 minute short film opus, The Perfect Ones, next month at Outfest – tickets are on sale now. It’s screening in two different shorts programs:

Saturday, July 8th, 9:30pm, Redcat – Program: End of Gays (curated by Jose Munoz, with shorts from our fab friends James Tsang, Emily Roysdon, The Toxic Titties, and Barry Morse)

Monday, July 10th, 7pm, The Village – Program: Some Velvet Morning, music video inspired shorts, including fine music by Addicted2Fiction.

Here’s a link to the Outfest website and program guide:



Shotgun is throwing a hot’n’sweaty afterparty right after the Saturday night screening, at the Eagle LA (formerly The Gauntlet). Break out your pleather, pop and lock some lips and sweat.

Hope to see you there,

Matt and Nao

The Perfect Ones
Directed By: Nao Bustamante,
Matt Johnstone, USA, 2006, video, 8 min.
An amnesia stricken suburban housewife wanders into an underground punk club and discovers a new way of life.


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