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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
July 24, 2006

1. Michelle Handelman, FF Member, at Le Petit Versailles, August 10, 8:30 pm
2. Julia Heyward, FF Alumn, at Lincoln Center, July 27, 8:30 pm
3. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, selected as 2006 Sundance Institute Composer Lab Fellow
4. RENO, FF Alumn, at Galapagos, Brooklyn, July 27, 8 pm
5. Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, in Cornelia, GA, August 5, 10 am til Elvis leaves the building
6. Christopher Hewitt, FF Member, releases new DVD, and welcomes submissions
7. Peter Cramer, Bradley Eros, Jack Waters, at Collective Unconscious, TONITE
8. Dick Higgins, Dieter Roth, Mark Russell, FF Alumns, in Portland, OR, September
9. Nam June Paik, Yoko Ono, FF Alumns, in video to be released Sept. 15
10. Dianne Arndt, FF Alumn, at Gallery Aferro, Newark, thru August 6
11. Elizabeth Downing, Michael Willis, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, July 31, 8 pm
12. C. Carr, FF Alumn, at Astor Place Barnes and Noble, TONITE
13. Benoit Maubrey, FF Alumn, in Boston, July 30-31
14. Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, at Hell on Reels Film Fest, Astoria, July 30

1.Michelle Handelman, FF Member, at Le Petit Versailles, August 10, 8:30 pm

August 10 Thursday 8:30 pm
“ This Delicate Monster” created by Michelle Handelman

“This Delicate Monster” is a multi-media pop fable inspired by Charles Baudelaire’s Flowers of Evil, a book of poems succulent and darkly suave as 19th-century Paris and Baudelaire himself. Michelle Handelman transposes the Flowers of Evil into a garden feast of excess and desire with multiple projections, live performances, organic foods and cocktails, creating a haunting and hallucinatory fragmented narrative best described as a cross between a music video, a pagan ritual and a Vogue fashion shoot gone terribly wrong. Collaborating with couture costume designer Garo Sparo and a cast of performers, Handelman visits the abyss of fear and the sublime - implicating the viewer every step of the way. A visceral experience not to be missed.

Michelle Handelman, video artist, performer and director of the critically acclaimed feature documentary BloodSisters (1999 Bravo Award) invites the viewer into her invented world of This Delicate Monster – a benevolent nightmare creating a new spin on the human condition - an abject space where meaning falls apart in a persistent and macabre performance of endurance.

Le Petit Versailles Garden
346 East Houston Street < Avenues B & C >
F / V trains to Second Ave. Walk east on Houston St. or
J / M trains to Delancey. Walk northeast to Houston St.
Rain or Shine. FREE or voluntary donation.
Press contact: Peter Cramer 212-529-8815

Events are made possible by Allied Productions,Inc., Gardeners & Friends of LPV,Citizens for NYC, GreenThumb/ NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts; NYC ,Dept. of Cultural Affairs,NYC Dept. of Sanitation & NYC Board of Education. and Manhattan Neighborhood Network. LPV Programs are made possible with public funds the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency



2. Julia Heyward, FF Alumn, at Lincoln Center, July 27, 8:30 pm

"Miracles in Reverse" plus two new works in progress
July 27th at 8:30 pm at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center
part of the Scanners: NY Video Festival.
Julia Heyward -Heyward will be performing with elements of her large scale triptych “Nothing Random Access Memory” which includes the completed interactive version of "Miracles in Reverse" as well as work-in-progress versions of part two, "Points of View,” a series of 'faux' windows (including the artist's own bedroom window, which looks out onto Cortland Alley, an often used film location featuring a continuous stream of Hollywood simulated violence) and part three "The Gabriel Frequency," featuring the Archangel Gabriel the middleman of monotheism and the source of much of the conflicting revelations that to this day is at the core of the various infidel cleansings. All parts of the triptych deal with trauma and memory -- some from a local/personal perspective others from a global/mythological perspective. Heyward will be performing with musician/collaborators Greg Smith, Mike Barron, Michael Kott and Collier Hyams. “Miracles in Reverse” was directed and designed by Heyward with music by Heyward and Greg Smith with Michael Kott, Dwight Loop and Greg Bowman; additional sound design by Don Christensen.The lingo prgamming is by Aishwarya Saigal.
This work was produced by generous grants from The Rockefeller Foundation’s Film/Video/Multimedia Fellowship , The Rockefeller Foundation’s Multi Arts Production Grant, The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, The Greenwall Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts
and The New York Foundation for the Arts. This project is sponsored through Harvestworks.
For more info and to purchase tickets:

"Miracles in Reverse" is an interactive DVD-ROM an audio visual album… a hybrid of a family album and a music album. "Miracles" is structurally and conceptually composed of loops ( music and visuals ). These designs explore the rhythms of the vicious cycles of associative and obsessive thoughts as well as other mantras. Within the programming design there is room for interpretation in the sense that the performer can literally play her 'life movies' like a musical instrument which evokes sounds and pictures. The narrative is centered around trauma and memory consistently traveling between the personal and the global with a kind of slippery Jungian spirit dipping into the collective unconscious, quantum theory, animism, neuroarcheology, and history reflexively. How we survive the memories, how we distort the memories, and how we store and access the memories gets equal time in this life’s reflections .


3. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, selected as 2006 Sundance Institute Composer Lab Fellow

Terry Dame was selected to be one of 6 composers out of 250 applicants to participate in the 2006 Sundance Institute Composer Lab. The lab takes place at the Sundance Institute in Utah from July 25-August 10th. The two week intensive pairs composers with directors from the Sundance Directors Lab to work on feature projects. Dame also recently finished two feature film scores. One for Maria Maggenti's new feature "Puccini for Beginners" which premeired in competition at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and opened both the Frameline Festival in San Francisco and OutFest in LA. The second film, entitled "MOM” by director Erin Greenwell premiered in NYC at NewFest in June and also had showings at Framline and OutFest.


4. RENO, FF Alumn, at Galapagos, Brooklyn, July 27, 8 pm

There are currently a good sized clump of Americans who are actually relishing this high pitched chaos the rest of us sane folks are trying to do somethin’ about.  That pisses me off.

Thurs, July 27th 8pm
w/Cindra Wilson

70 N 6th St.
(L to Bedford,btwn Wyth + Kent)
reserve: 718 782-5188

c i t i z e n r e n o . c o m


5. Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, in Cornelia, GA, August 5, 10 am til Elvis leaves the building

Joni Mabe the Elvis Babe will host the Big E Championship Luau Show on Friday August 4. Dinner provided by Bone Daddy's Bar-B-Que starts at 6:00 PM and concert featuring 2004 Big E Champion Damon Hendrix, 2005 Big E Champion ArikChristopher and 2005 Youth Division Champion Alex Swindle will start at 7:00 PM. Admission is $25.00. Please call for reservations.

The Seventh Annual Big E Festival and ETA Competition will be held Saturday August 5.Competition starts at 10:00 AM and ends when Elvis leaves the building. Over 20 ETAs will be performing including, Robby Dean Scott - Mr.Polk Salad Annie, Johnny Elvis, Rick Wade, Owen Roberts, Dana Daniels, Joe Mikle, Charlie Cole IV, Greg Dennison, Matthew Spaulding and more. Vote for your favorite ETA with the People's Choice Award. All proceeds benefit the John B. Gosbecker Animal Shelter of Habersham County. Enjoy Elvis' favorites foods: peanut butter and banana sandwiches, bar-b-que, hotdogs, bratwurst, homemade ice cream, boiled peanuts, moon pies, roasted peanuts, cold drinks, Snowballs, Ding-Dongs and much more.

Tour Everything Elvis, visit the gift shop, win door prizes. See antique Cadillacs provided by Peachtree City Cadillac Club.Admission is $10.00.

Bring lawn chair and prepare to rock! Both events will be held at the Loudermilk Boarding House Museum, 271 Foreacre St., Cornelia, GA. For more information call 706-778-2001.


6. Christopher Hewitt, FF Member, releases new DVD, and welcomes submissions

liveartwork DVD issue 3, July 2006 Now Released!

July sees the release of the third issue of liveartwork DVD, a unique publication which showcases contemporary, international performance art work.

Issue 3 features documentation of the debut of Lone Twin Theatre's first narrative based theatre work, 'Alice Bell'; extracts from the most recent appearance by legendary performance art group Black Market International and 'FunnySorryJesus', Norwegian performance theatre group Baktruppen's very unique interpretation of the Bible. Also featured are solo performance works from Sylvette Babin ( Canada), Paul Granjon ( UK) and Mark Wayman (UK).

With a new issue published every three months, liveartwork DVD aims to present an overview of contemporary performance art practice to an international audience.

Remember, all issues of liveartwork DVD are available in both PAL and NTSC video formats.

See the liveartwork DVD website at www.liveartwork.com/dvd for full details
about the publication, the artists and works featured on issue 3.

liveartwork DVD issue 3 is published on DVD-R, PAL or NTSC format discs and costs 10 Euros for individual orders, including international postage costs. liveartwork DVD can be ordered using most credit / debit cards, PayPal or bank transfer. For details of how to order see: www.liveartwork.com/dvd/order.htm

Copies of the two previous issues of liveartwork DVD can also be ordered on
the website.

liveartwork DVD welcomes submissions of video documentation of live
performance art works for possible inclusion in future issues. If you wish
to make a submission please read the guidelines at

liveartwork Homepage:
Please also take a look at the liveartwork homepage at www.liveartwork.com
which provides a range of resources for the international performance art

Christopher Hewitt
liveartwork DVD


7. Peter Cramer, Bradley Eros, Jack Waters, at Collective Unconscious, TONITE


Back from a 10 year hiatus in New Orleans Naked Eye Co-Founder, artist extraordinaire, and Katrina survivor Leslie Lowe hosts a repeat screening of

program 1

selected early works and taped introductions* from the core makers of
the extension of the film program at Abc No Rio from 1983 – 1995

MONDAY July 24TH 2006, 7:30PM

Collective: Unconscious 279 Church Street
NYC in Tribecca (Just south of White Street)

$5.00 Admission includes free popcorn! Air Conditioned!
Works by

Peter Cramer
Bradley Eros (Erotic Psyche)
Carl George
Leslie Lowe
Aline Mare (Erotic Psyche)
Kembra Pfahler
Jack Waters

*Film introductions excerpted from Naked Eye Cinema TV


PRESS CONTACT: 212-529-8815

Jack Waters
P.O. Box 20260 Tompkins Square Station
New York, NY 10009

(212) 529-8815
FAX by appointment at (212) 353-0250



8. Dick Higgins, Dieter Roth, Mark Russell, FF Alumns, in Portland, OR, September

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
2006 Time-Based Art Festival
September 7-17, 2006

PICA presents TBA:06. Now in its fourth year this contemporary art festival features more than 250 regional, national, and international artists working across genres in theatre, dance, music, video and—new this year—visual exhibition and installation. Curated by Guest Artistic Director Mark Russell, expect moments of movement and imagery under bridges, over rivers, on stages and throughout the city—all in Portland, Oregon USA. Highlights include performances from musician Laurie Anderson, choreographer Bebe Miller, French theatre group Vivarium Studio, and all-female Japanese performance group Yubiwa Hotel along with a new visual art exhibition by Matthew Day Jackson, and installations by Harrell Fletcher, Johanna Billing, Beth Campbell, and Marina Abramovic. The TBA Festival examines and celebrates every form of contemporary art and is the only festival of its kind in North America.

Contemporary Crafts Museum & Gallery
Artist-made Books from the Collection of Barbara Tetenbaum
Through September 17

Provocative and rarely seen work by Walter Hamady, Dick Higgins, Linda Hutchins, Dieter Roth, Topher Sinkinson, Karel Tiege, Walter Tisdale, Edie Tsong, Chris Ware and more.


9. Nam June Paik, Yoko Ono, FF Alumns, in video to be released Sept. 15

45 minute video featurette plus DVD bonuses
by Skip Blumberg (& 46 collaborators)
Release date: September 15, 2006

In the new video DVD featurette " NAM JUNE PAIK: LESSONS FROM THE VIDEO MASTER," New York City's art community remembers the wisdom of video's first artist. Recorded earlier this year at the famed artist's memorial service, there are  46 short visually-stylized often-humorous insightful interviews with friends, colleagues, collaborators and protégés; including Merce Cunningham, Yoko Ono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Davidson Gigliotti ( Videofreex), Beryl Korot, Bill Viola and, of course, Shigeko Kubota as well as Nam June's nephew Ken Paik Hakuta. And more.

Nam June Paik¹s work broke the rules of art, television, graphics, and, because TV can use all possible media and information, practically everything else, too.

Fast-moving and entertaining for all audiences, the new video is also an excellent learning tool and research source for media artists, art historians and students as well as an encyclopedia of special effects techniques.

Distributed by IMP, Inc.  IMPINCNYC@verizon.net     212-431-8480

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10. Dianne Arndt, FF Alumn, at Gallery Aferro, Newark, thru August 6

Dianne Arndt’s Fire In The Bronx... & Armed And Dangerous, multiple light-box installations, are on view at the Gallery Aferro’s IN LIGHT exhibit from July 12 through August 6. The gallery is at 73 Market Street, Newark, NJ. The work focuses on “a linear display of civic unease.”

Also check out her latest video, Men of the Giglio on YouTube using keywords Dianne Arndt or Giglio. The video is an intimate portrait of 150 Italian American men carrying a 105-foot tower down Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For more information check out the events site at www.olmsfeast.com.


11. Elizabeth Downing, Michael Willis, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, July 31, 8 pm

Elizabeth Downing and Michael Willis, FF Alumns, will be playing music at Dixon Place, 258 Bowery, 2nd floor in NYC on July 31 at 8:00 P.M. as part of DP's HOT! Festival.


12. C. Carr, FF Alumn, at Astor Place Barnes and Noble, TONITE

Dear Friends
This is just a reminder that I'm reading next Monday July 24 at the Astor Place B&N, 7 p.m----from my book Our Town: A Heartland Lynching, A Haunted Town, and the Hidden History of White America. Thank you! Cynthia Carr

From the reviews:
"Carr's search for a version of the truth gives her narrative the page-turning drive of a detective story. . . .One of the most fascinating and challenging explorations of [race] to arrive in a long time." --- Mother Jones

"Combines investigative journalism with an intensely personal family history…Outstanding." --- Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"Haunted, obsessed. . . [James] Baldwin would have admired Carr's intelligent, driven, traumatic reckoning." --- New York Newsday

"Unfolds like Rashomon with a cast of hundreds.. Righteous in its fight for truth." -Entertainment Weekly, Editor's Choice

"Carr joins the likes of Edward Ball and Diane McWhorter in helping lead America to the promised land of racial reconciliation that must come but cannot so long as the silence from the whites' side is so deafening." -Debra Dickerson, Elle

``An exhaustive, courageous examination of racism's horrifying but sometimes very familiar face.'' - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

``This beautifully written, detail-filled work brings together the historical and personal in a powerful and moving fashion and belongs on the shelves of every U.S. library.''- Library Journal, starred review

``When James Baldwin imagined a lynching through the eyes of a white sheriff in the short story `Going to Meet the Man,' he was enacting his premise that American racism was most honestly explored from the standpoint of the racist.... I cannot think of a nonfiction author in this country who has so bravely taken up Baldwin's dare.'' Samuel G. Freedman, New York Times Book Review


13. Benoit Maubrey, FF Alumn, in Boston, July 30-31

Benoit Maubrey and Audio Ballerinas at SIGGRAPH 2006 in Boston at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

AUDIO BALLERINAS will be performed three times during the week during the following time slots:
Sunday 30 July during the reception 3:30-5:30pm
Monday JULY 31 10am-12:15pm
Monday JULY 31 4-6pm

For photos, PDF catalogs, and videos of these projects please look at the following web site:

Cordially Yours,

Bahnhofstraße 47, 14806 Baitz Germany
tel: ++49-(0)33841-8265 fax: ++49-(0)33841-33121
e-mail: maubrey@snafu.de
cell phone in the USA : 202 374 4614


14. Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, at Hell on Reels Film Fest, Astoria, July 30

Sorry for the e-spam but my short film Chubby Buddy is screening as
part of HELL ON REELS in Astoria. It sounds like an interesting
outdoor film/arts festival. Info below.
Happy summer. Best E
Hell on Reels [Astoria Moving Picture Festival]: Summer Series 2006
SUNDAY | JULY 30 | 2006
Doors open 7:30 PM | Films begin 8:30 PM
12-21 Astoria Boulevard
Astoria, NY 11102

Hell on Reels [Astoria Moving Picture Festival], named in reference to the infamous Hell Gate Bridge spanning NYC's East River, is a forum for the exhibition of exceptional and unique short format moving image works, including documentary, narrative, music video, animation, design and experimental films.

The intention of the festival is to provide a forum for the presentation of a diverse range of moving image works and promote creative dialogue and collaboration among participants within the local Queens community, greater NYC metropolitan area and global film society. The first installment of the Hell on Reels [Summer Series] on May 21, 2006 was a great success and featured a selection of short films from around the globe, from Jackson Heights, Queens to Malmo, Sweden and Chicago, Illinois to Berlin, Germany. The June 25 th installment of the festival featured short works of all genres ranging from quirky animations from Brooklyn, to hand manipulated 16mm film from Ontario, Canada.

All screenings are outdoors in the garden to take full advantage of the NYC summer while it lasts!

Hell on Reels [Astoria Moving Picture Festival] Summer Series 2006 is graciously hosted by:

Hell Gate Social
12-21 Astoria Boulevard
Astoria, NY 11102


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