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Goings On: posted week of September 26, 2006

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1. Warren Lehrer, Judith Sloan, FF Alumns, at Neuberger Museum, Sept. 28, and more.
2. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, at Dieu Donné Papermill, Oct. 4, 7-11 pm
3. Twelfth International Festival of Contemporary Arts - City of Women, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Oct. 2-10
4. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, in Beyoglu, Istanbul, opening Sept. 26, 6 pm
5. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, in Guadalupe, Mexico
6. Anna Mosby Coleman, FF Alumn, at Cine Cappellini, NY, Sept. 30, 2 pm
7. Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, at MOCA, Atlanta, GA, Sept. 30-Nov. 25
8. Andrea Polli, FF Alumn, in Ear to the Earth Festival, NY, Oct. 6-14
9. Yuliya Lanina, FF Alumn, at Van Deer Plas Gallery, NY, opening Sept. 27. 6-9 pm
10. John Malpede, FF Alumn, in Impact Festival 2006, NY, Oct. 14, 2 pm
11. Devora Neumark, FF Alumn, in Montreal, Oct. 8, 2 pm
12. Courtney Martin, FF Alumn, announces http://projectgalvanize.blogspot.com
13. Ebon Fisher, FF Alumn, at Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, TODAY, and more.
14. Jess Dobkin, FF Alumn, at WARC Gallery, Toronto, Sept. 30, 7 pm
15. Meow Meow, Lance Horne, FF ALumns, at Spiegeltent, NY Sept. 30, 6pm
16. Sonja Hindkjaer, FF Alumn, at www.lauritz.com
17. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, at M Bar, LA, Sept. 30

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1. Warren Lehrer, Judith Sloan, FF Alumns, at Neuberger Museum, Sept. 28, and more

The Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College and EarSay present a multimedia theatrical performance of Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America with character actress/audio artist Judith Sloan & artist/writer Warren Lehrer monologues, images, and sounds portraying the struggles, humor, and pathos of new immigrants and refugees living in the most polyglot place on the planet

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY
Thursday, September 28th at 4:30pm
The Humanities Theater
Durst Family Humanities Building (next to the Neuberger Museum of Art)
Free to Purchase College students, faculty and staff
Info: 914-251-6100

Discussion moderated by Professor Renqiu Yu and reception at the Neuberger Museum of Art to follow performance.

About the Performance: As immigration policy is being debated around the country in terms of national and cultural security, Crossing the BLVD presents the very human stories of why new immigrants and refugees have migrated to the United States and what their experiences have been since they came here pre- and post-9/11. Lehrer is the tour guide providing commentary and perspective as Sloan channels many of the people they met on their three-year journey around the world through the borough of Queens. Their performance is illuminated by projections of Lehrer’s photographs of the subjects, objects they have carried with them from home to home, landscapes and maps, along with Sloan’s soundtrack of original music, sounds and voices. The performance is presented in conjunction the The Crossing the BLVD exhibition at the Neuberger Museum of Art.

Performance co-produced by EarSay with support from the Elias Foundation For more details visit the websites and follow the links to events.
http://www.crossingtheblvd.org
Or http://www.neuberger.org

and

Judith Sloan and Warren Lehrer’s Crossing the BLVD multimedia exhibition is currently on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY through January 7, 2007. http://www.crossingtheblvd.org
Or http://www.neuberger.org

Immigration issues and policy are being hotly debated throughout the nation. A timely exhibition at the Neuberger Museum of Art/Purchase College, which examines the immigrant experience, adds yet another dimension to the discussion. Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America, a dramatic multi-media traveling exhibition presents portraits, sounds, and stories of dozens of new immigrants and refugees in Queens, New York, the most ethnically diverse locale in the United States. Crossing the BLVD was created by documentary artists Warren Lehrer, (photographer/writer) and Judith Sloan (sound artist/oral historian). It was organized for the Neuberger Museum of Art by Dede Young, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

“At a time when immigration patterns are re-shaping American culture, Crossing the BLVD shares the stories, sounds, and images that reveal the human toll of the pre- and post-Cold War and 9/11 worlds,” notes Sloan, who, with Lehrer “traveled the world” between 1999-2002, trekking through the streets of their home borough in search of migration stories and a deeper connection to their diverse community. Their project resulted in a book (W.W. Norton) and traveling exhibition comprised of a photographic series, audio sound stations, “soundscapes,” a mobile story booth, and a multi-media performance.

“While Congress is discussing immigration in terms of economics, the English language, and terrorism, our exhibition presents an alternative panoramic portrait of personal stories of why and how people leave their countries, and discusses the experience of living in America,” says Lehrer. “The show portrays the largely invisible lives, images, sounds and stories of new immigrants and refugees, creating a group portrait of a multi-ethnic, multi-racial community [in Queens] that portends the future of America.”

Ninety photographic portraits by Warren Lehrer portray the proud, colorful humanity, beauty, and struggle of individuals who have crossed through war zones, borders, oceans, and cultural divides. Some subjects are portrayed in various attire, revealing the cultural hybridization experienced by new immigrants. Some portraits are juxtaposed with others to form group portraits of families, neighborhoods, co-workers, teammates, classmates, fellow exiles or band-members. Portraits are paired with short narrative excerpts of the subject’s own words; contextual maps of the country or countries of origin overlaid with maps of Queens neighborhoods; panoramic landscapes of Queens and important objects and images that Crossing the BLVD participants carry/carried with them from home to home.
 
Audio sound stations produced by Judith Sloan enable visitors to hear the voices, sounds and music of those portrayed in this show. Audio pieces include text/audio compositions by Sloan and Lehrer, original music by composer Scott Johnson and participants in the exhibition, as well as Crossing the BLVD radio documentaries produced by Sloan and Lehrer for public radio. While the radio documentaries conform to traditions of public radio reportage, Sloan and Lehrer’s audio compositions and Johnson’s music compositions blur the boundaries between music and speech, journalism and expressionism. An ambient soundscape of people praying, voices on the streets, found and composed music bring visitors into this crossroad of the world upon entering the exhibition.
 
The Mobile Story Booth provides a point of access to the Crossing the BLVD story archive – an online collection of first-person narratives, and extends that archive to Museum visitors, who can contribute their stories and photographs to the Crossing the BLVD website. The design of the booth draws on references common to the immigration experience including a passport photo booth, call center booths, airport and custom checkpoints.
 
"Immigrant life as told in the intimate, rich, comic, ironic and sad stories so often seen but not heard in America's big cities..." The Washington Post
 
"An offbeat tour of one of the country’s most ethnically diverse counties... Riveting stories about a new wave of immigrants to America..." The New York Times

* Winner Brendan Gill Prize from Municipal Art Society of New York The prize is awarded annually to the creator of a building, book, essay, poem, lyric, song, composition, play, painting, sculpture, landscape or any other work of art which best captures the energy of New York.

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2. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, at Dieu Donné Papermill, Oct. 4, 7-11 pm

2006 Benefit Committee
Martina Batan, 2006 Benefit Committee Chair
Brett Littman
Michael Ross
Peter Russo
Tara Ruth
James Simon
Dona Warner
Aaron Yassin

Dieu Donné Papermill’s
7th Annual Benefit Auction
Wednesday, October 4, 7–11 PM
The Gallery at Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street, New York, NY

View auction works online at www.dieudonne.org

Individual tickets $125
Party of ten with premier seating $1,200

To reserve your tickets, please contact Peter Russo at (212) 226-0573 or peter@dieudonne.org. All proceeds from the auction support Dieu Donné Papermill’s programming and artist residencies.

Please join us on Wednesday, October 4th from 7–11 PM at The Gallery at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues). The evening will feature cocktails, catering by Bitefood, and a live and silent auction of works on handmade paper. Donating artists were supplied with an array of handmade paper produced by the artistic staff at Dieu Donné Papermill and asked to create a unique work on or with the paper, using the sheets individually or in combination.

This year’s live auction, conducted by Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby’s, features the work of over forty world-renowned and emerging artists, including: Polly Apfelbaum, Arturo Herrera, Glenn Ligon, and others. The silent auction features the work of more than seventy-five notable artists, including: Jen DeNike, Noah Loesberg, Amy Wilson, and others. Proxy bids will be accepted on all works. Silent auction work is also available through a Buy-It-Now option set at $400.

More information and images of works at www.dieudonne.org.

Auction Preview Reception
Thursday, September 14, 6–8 PM

Benefit Auction Exhibition
Friday, September 15 – Friday, September 29

Dieu Donné Papermill
433 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

A reception featuring all donated works for the live and silent benefit auctions will be held Thursday, September 14th from 6–8 PM at Dieu Donné Papermill. All donated works for the live and silent benefit auctions will be exhibited Friday, September 15–29 at Dieu Donné Papermill. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10–6 PM or by appointment. Proxy bids will be accepted on all works through the duration of the exhibition. The Buy-It-Now option on Silent Auction works will be available through 10:30 PM on October 4, the night of the event.

This year's benefit auction features generously donated works on handmade paper by:

Live Auction
Joe Amrhein, Polly Apfelbaum, AJ Bocchino, Chakaia Booker, Nina Bovasso, Ernesto Caivano, Paul Chan, Nancy Cohen, Robert Cottingham, Will Cotton, Annabel Daou, Michele Oka Doner, Rosemarie Fiore, Craig Fisher, Tony Fitzpatrick, Rachel Foullon, Carl Fudge, Douglas Gordon, Erik Hanson, Kirsten Hassenfeld, Arturo Herrera, Heather Hutchison, Mel Kendrick, Jon Kessler, Peter Kreider, Abby Leigh, Mark Licari, Glenn Ligon, Karen Margolis, David Opdyke, Bruce Pearson, Paul Henry Ramirez, Jennifer Riley, Jonathan Seliger, Arlene Shechet, Kate Shepherd, Jean Shin, Tom Slaughter, Ben Snead, Jane South, Lyle Starr, Jessica Stockholder, Julianne Swartz, Barbara Takenaga, Mickalene Thomas, Lane Twitchell, Vargas-Suarez Universal, Paul Wong and Daniel Zeller.

Silent Auction
Chuck Agro, Reed Anderson, Elaine Angelopoulos, Suzanne Bocanegra, Robert Boyd, Brad Brown, Randy Brozen, Nathan Brujis, Phong Bui, Tim Casey, Pedro Cruz Castro, John White Cerasulo, Zoë Charlton, David Clarkson, Ian Cooper, Jane D'Arensbourg, Jen DeNike, Drew Dominick, Tyler Drosdeck, Mia Enell, James Esber, Jane Fine, Rico Gatson, Rachel Gladfelter, Kay Gordon, Stacy Greene, Christine Hill, Busser Howell, Suzanne Joelson, Amy Kao, Emiko Kasahara, John King, Fran Kornfeld, Joey Kötting, Emily Noelle Lambert, Jon Lash, Farsad Lebbauf, Mary Leto, Noah Loesberg, LoVid, Isabel Manalo, Doreen McCarthy, Elizabeth McCue, Mark Milroy, Megan Moorhouse, Elizabeth Morris, Cyrilla Mozenter, Gary Murphy, Margaret Murphy, Steven Orlando, John Ortiz, Marsha Pels, Dan Peyton, Yvonne Puffer, Leah Raintree, Carlos Rodriguez, Czashka Ross, Donna Ruff, Tara Ruth, Henry Sanchez, Christopher Saunders, David Scher, Kristen Schiele, Willy Schwenzfeier, Drew Ellen Shiflett, Mike Peter Smith, Stephen Sollins, Pat Spitler, Randall Stoltzfus, Robert Streicher, Amy Talluto, Monica Tap, Mary Temple, Sarah Trigg, Sarah Vanderlip, Martin Wilner, Amy Wilson, Bayard X, and Aaron Yassin.

Artist roster subject to change.

ABOUT DIEU DONNÉ PAPERMILL

Mission - Founded in 1976, Dieu Donné Papermill is a non-profit artist workspace dedicated to the creation, promotion, and preservation of contemporary art in the hand papermaking process. In support of this mission, Dieu Donné collaborates with artists and partners with the professional visual arts community.

History - Dieu Donné Papermill proudly celebrates our 30th anniversary in 2006. Dieu Donné Papermill continues to reinvent and adapt the age-old techniques of hand papermaking for contemporary artmaking. Dieu Donné Papermill’s work with artists Chuck Close, Robert Cottingham, April Gornik, Jane Hammond, Jim Hodges, Glenn Ligon, and Richard Tuttle, among many others, set a standard of excellence in the hand papermaking medium. Dieu Donné Papermill is housed in a 5,000 square foot ground-floor facility in the SoHo district of New York City where it maintains an exhibition space, a showroom of art produced in the studio, a fully equipped papermaking studio, and an archive of art.

Dieu Donné Papermill is supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York Department of Cultural Affairs; and foundation support including; American Express, AOL Time Warner, Lily Auchincloss, Inc. Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Foundation, The Edith C. Blum Foundation, The Buhl Foundation, Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Con Edison, The Cowles Family Foundation, Joan K. Davidson (The J.M. Kaplan Fund), JP Morgan Chase Foundation, The Corning Foundation, Federated Department Stores, The Fifth Floor Foundation, The Kathy and Richard S. Fuld Jr. Foundation, Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, Heckscher Foundation For Children, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation, The Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation, The Albert Kunstadter Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, The Peter Norton Family Foundation, The Reed Foundation, The Ruth Stanton Family Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and individual donors.

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3. Twelfth International Festival of Contemporary Arts - City of Women, Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 2-10

2nd - 10th October 2006
Ljubljana , Slovenia
Memory / History

City of Women 2006 shall investigate the various meanings of history and memory. Situated on the intersection between our personal lives and collective culture, experience and memory involve both the individual and the social body. As a shared artistic and social practice, cultural memory links the present to the past. In doing so, cultural memory has strong ethical and political aspects. The arts are continuously engaged in non-linear processes of remembering and forgetting, characterised by repetition, rearrangement, revision, and rejection. A wide range of contemporary practices in art have recently attempted to create a place for individual voices and histories. 

The Festival will present around 45 women artists from Canada, USA, Croatia, Lebanon, Netherlands, France, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Germany, Serbia, Switzerland and Slovenia. The City of Women anticipates a fruitful interdisciplinary exchange.

In attachment you can find this year s festival programme. 

More information will be found online www.cityofwomen.org, since the CoWeb project City of Women Goes Web!   will again join the (this time even more numerous) City of Women team into a team of authors who will provide daily on-line information about the Festival in words, images and sound. Our team will produce reviews of events in different languages, talk to the Festival guests, and ask visitors about their opinions and impressions. In 2005, CoWeb was initiated by the Faces mailing list.

For additional information please contact us on pr@cityofwomen.org.

Petra Slatinsek

odnosi z javnostjo / public relations / 12. Mednarodni festival sodobnih umetnosti - Mesto zensk / 12th International Festival of Contemporary Arts - City of Women

T: +386.1.432.23.90
E: pr@cityofwomen.org
W: www.cityofwomen.org

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4. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, in Beyoglu, Istanbul, opening Sept. 26, 6 pm

Rumour as Media
20 October 2006 – 21 October 2006
Opening: 26 Sept 2006, 6 p.m.

Petra Bauer / Jochen Gerz / Lamia Joreige / Martha Rosler / Walid Sadek / The Speculative Archive / Ultralab™

Akbank Sanat
Istiklal Caddesi No. 14-18
Beyoglu - Istanbul

Tel: +90 212 252 35 00
+90 212 292 39 84

http://www.akbanksanat.com
Discussion Forum: “How to do things with rumour”, Wednesday, 27 September 2006.

Rumour may be the world’s oldest media. What is more all-pervasive, more corrosive than rumour? Like its siblings, gossip and hearsay – or what is loosely referred to as “news” – rumour is not just the channel through which the subordinate classes vent their spleens against the rich and famous, spreading compromising half-truths about them. Nor conversely, is rumour merely the way in which the powers-that-be manipulate public opinion. If rumour is so corrosively effective, it is because it is itself a media.

Though rumour is characterised by its indeterminacy – its basic anonymity and lack of identifiable source or authentication protocol – rumours are performative. That is, they make things happen. As everybody knows, there is “no smoke without fire,” and once a person is stained by rumour, it is next to impossible for them to clear their name. It is for this reason that rumours have always proven so devastatingly effective in provoking panic and pogroms. Whether they spread from the outskirts to the corridors of power, or the other way around, rumours have terrified and inspired the common people no less than their rulers, sparking fear of war and reprisal, thirst for vengeance and retaliation. At the same time, rumours are always context specific. A rumour “flies” in one context though it would never leave the ground in another. This context specificity is linked to rumour’s indeterminacy. In short, precisely because it is by definition unauthored, rumour is what “people are s aying”, what’s “going around” or – to quote songwriter Leonard Cohen – what “everybody knows.” This is what makes rumour so impossible to suppress or control, and why in the age of the blogosphere, cell phones and media concentration, rumour has such a promising, and eminently ambiguous, future before it.

This exhibition seeks to document the performative power of rumour and to examine some of the ways in which seven contemporary artists and artists collectives have made use of that media to deconstruct, manipulate or exploit its fascinating power. In highly different ways, their works focus on rumour’s paradoxical capacity to build community, by instilling in its listeners an almost overwhelming urge to pass it on to someone else, drawing its participants into a collective rhetorical operation of confident uncertainty.

Curated by Stephen Wright

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5. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, in Guadalupe, Mexico

PERFORMANCE PRAYER PILGRIMAGE : GUADALUPE, MEXICO

a. SEND ME THE NAME OF ONE PERSON YOU WANT TO THANK WHO GAVE YOU "LIFE" .
b. I WILL READ YOUR NAME AND THE NAME OF THAT PERSON IN PRAYER AT THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, MEXICO, MID NOVEMBER DURING A PILGRIMAGE.
c. PLEASE EMAIL ME THE NAME BEFORE NOVEMBER 1, 2006.

PAST PILGRIMAGES: LOURDES, FRANCE;ST JOSEPH'S ORATORY, MONTREAL; BARD COLLEGE, N.Y.; VATICAN, ROME. ALL 2006.

For performances, Art/Life Counseling, teaching, videos:
LINDA M MONTANO
THE ART/LIFE INSTITUTE
185 ABEEL ST
KINGSTON , N.Y. 12401
845-246-4482
www.bobsart.org  ; www.vdb.org

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6. Anna Mosby Coleman, FF Alumn, at Cine Cappellini, NY, Sept. 30, 2 pm

CINE CAPELLINI AUTUMN MATINEE
Saturday, September 30th.

Presented by Anna Mosby Coleman, with works by Annie Heckman, Karolina Sobecka, Pablo Lopez, Paul Galando, Sujin Lee, Y Liver, and Yseult Digan.

Cine Capellini, a performance, video, and new media venue for experimental work will be providing a pasta festa along with innovative new video. Pasta festa served at 2pm; videos screened 3pm. Place: 209 East 16th Street, St. George's Courtyard, New York City.

See http://www.cinecapellini.com for details. TO
RESERVE TICKETS RSVP to cine_capellini@yahoo.com -
tickets are free while they last.

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7. Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, at MOCA, Atlanta, GA, Sept. 30-Nov. 25

Photograph of Joni Mabe featured in MOCA GA exhibition.
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia - MOCA GA - 1447 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309-3017. Artists Photographing Artists - a project of the Atlanta Photograph Group (APG), this exhibition features portraits of Georgia artists by Georgia photographers. Exhibition dates: Sept. 30-November 25, 2006. Museum hours: Tuesday- saturday 10:00am -5:00pm. www.mocaga.org, info@mocaga.org. 404-881-1109. Photo of Joni Mabe the Elvis Babe by Mikel Yeakle.

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8. Andrea Polli, FF Alumn, in Ear to the Earth Festival, NY, Oct. 6-14

Save the Dates
October 6-14, 2006

Prominent composers, sound artists and environmentalists from around the world converge in downtown New York to bring you powerful and singular perspectives on our fast vanishing ecosystems. Experience natural and man-made environments through concerts, installations, public art and panel discussions.

Featuring sound art, music and images by Alvin Curran, Steven Feld, Luc Ferrari, Joan La Barbara, Annea Lockwood, Andrea Polli, Laurie Spiegel, Morton Subotnick, Hildegard Westerkamp, Iannis Xenakis, and many others.

Concerts, installations and discussions take place at various downtown venues including: 3-Legged Dog Arts & Technology Center, Judson Church, Winter Garden at the World Financial Center, Elevated Acre at 55 Water Street.

Installations, receptions and panel discussions are free but with limited seating, reservations are highly recommended.

Concerts are $10 each or $35 for a Festival pass for all 8 concerts. Priority Seating is available.

For more information go to www.eartotheearth.org

Ear to the Earth is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with additional funds from the French-American Fund for Contemporary Music and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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9. Yuliya Lanina, FF Alumn, at Van Deer Plas Gallery, NY, opening Sept. 27. 6-9 pm

Dear friends,

Hope to see you at the group show I am participating in!

September 27-October 29
Group show: "Elements: Fire"
Opening reception: September 27, 6-9pm

Participating artists:
Philip Stein, Vasily Kafanov, Artem Mirolevich, Dimitri Semakov, Yuliya Lanina, Mary Westring

Van Der Plas Gallery
South Street Seaport Pier 17, 2nd Fl
New York, NY 10038

Best,

Yuliya
www.yuliyalanina.com

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10. John Malpede, FF Alumn, in Impact Festival 2006, NY, Oct. 14, 2 pm

AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY ‘THE REAL DEAL’ CHOSEN AS AN
OFFICIAL SELECTION OF THE IMPACT FESTIVAL 2006
Film Explores the Power of Community Theater on Skid Row

New York, NY (August 28, 2006) THE REAL DEAL, a documentary chronicling the evolution and impact of the homeless performance group Los Angeles Poverty Department (L.A.P.D.) and founder John Malpede, has been chosen as an Official Selection of the Impact Festival 2006.  Produced by the Halo Group, THE REAL DEAL was directed by Tom Jones and written by Jones and John Malpede.

THE REAL DEAL premiered at the 2006 Beverly Hills Film Festival where the jury presented the Best Producer award to Jones.  The documentary then made its European debut in Amsterdam as part of the collaborative theater project RIGHTABOUTNOW.NU.  The Impact Festival screening will mark the New York premiere of THE REAL DEAL.    

Jones uses a one man performance by Malpede, recorded at Highways Performance Space in Los Angeles, as the basis for the film.  Intertwined throughout Malpede’s multi-dimensional recounting of L.A.P.D.’s story are conversations with past L.A.P.D. participants, clips from 20 years of performances and in depth interviews with homeless activists, government officials and longtime supporters of the theater group, including acclaimed theater director Peter Sellars. By incorporating these elements with scenes from Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles and footage from the unprecedented 2005 hand count of the homeless in Los Angeles County, Jones creates a street level view of the dark, disturbing and frightening world of homelessness that underscores Malpede’s revelation of the “the real deal” at the conclusion of his show.

THE REAL DEAL is the culmination of a sixteen year collaboration between Jones and Malpede.  Assigned to produce a story on the L.A.P.D. for ABC in 1990, Jones was deeply impressed by Malpede and the mission of L.A.P.D. and approached him about producing a documentary.  During the subsequent years while continuing to develop the documentary, they also worked together to create additional events to further the work of L.A.P.D. including a special production “Call Home” staged for the 1993 Los Angeles Festival.

“We are pleased and proud to be part of the Impact Festival,” commented Jones.  “John began his work combining art with social advocacy in New York.  In fact, the idea for THE REAL DEAL began over 30 years ago with a performance piece that was conceived and executed here, so it is gratifying to screen this film in the city where John’s incredible journey began.  I have had the great advantage of spending many hours with John and members of the L.A.P.D. as they have responded to the changing needs of the homeless community.  I hope this film illustrates how John’s early inspiration has evolved into an unwavering commitment to giving the homeless a voice and an artistic outlet.” 

“The story of the film is nearly as long as the history of LAPD.  It’s become a part of it,” said Malpede.  “Tom plugged away at this with a determination that went beyond a desire to make a film.   The REAL DEAL is an expression of Tom’s belief in LAPD and its mission to create community and speak for social justice.  LAPD has been called, “an imperfect act of faith”.  It only exists because the value placed in it by its members.  You put Tom’s belief together with the beliefs of everyone involved, you’ve got one mighty stack of pancakes.  You can’t get to The Real Deal by shortcut.”

Los Angeles Poverty Department was founded in 1985 by director, actor, activist, and writer John Malpede. LAPD’s mission is to create performance work that connects lived experience to the social forces that shape the lives and communities of people living in poverty.  LAPD was the first performance group in the nation made up principally of homeless people and is dedicated to building community on Skid Row, Los Angeles. Since its founding, the company has offered performance workshops that are free and open to the Skid Row community— partnering with numerous social service and advocacy groups.  LAPD has also partnered with communities and arts organizations across the United States to create original works that speak to a range of political issues. Extended residencies have been held in Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, San Francisco, Houston, and Minneapolis, among other cities and the L.A.P.D has staged performances in the Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom.

Tom Jones has produced and directed for NBC, ABC, CBS, Paramount, Disney, multiple cable outlets and syndication.  His documentary, “The Search for Amelia Earhart”, (NBC, Carolco) made national headlines when it uncovered a section of the aviatrix’s airplane in the South Pacific.  Jones produced all the media for Ross Perot’s presidential campaigns, including the award winning long format programs for which the campaign is famous.  He has done extensive work for museums, including “1968: The Year That Rocked the World” for the Newseum in Washington DC and “Reel Justice” for the American Museum of Law.  He founded a not for profit organization with Dr. Michael Nobel which creates and distributes arts based educational programs to middle school children.  His corporate clients include Countrywide Financial, Starbucks, AARP and Toyota.

Impact Festival 2006 will take place September 12 – October 22.  THE REAL DEAL will premiere on Saturday, October 14, 2:00 pm at the Shinbone Alley@45 Below, 45 Bleecker St., New York, NY.

Impact Festival, www.impactfestival.org

Los Angeles Poverty Department, www.lapovertydept.org

Kathy Jones,
Halo Group
732-747-8091
kjones1980@aol.com

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11. Devora Neumark, FF Alumn, in Montreal, Oct. 8, 2 pm

EATING CHICKEN BONES AND OTHER UNLIKELY SIGNS OF LOVE

Please join me for dinner and dialogue.
Together we will explore notions of scarcity/abundance and shame/dignity.

Sunday, October 8, 2006 at 14:00
2238 Cardinal Street (Ville-Emard) Montreal
Metro MONK

NOTE: the only fixed menu item will be chicken bones, though please feel free to bring something to share pot luck style.

Devora Neumark

fireside@progression.net (RSVP)

Presented in the context eal, this gathering is one element of HOME BEAUTIFUL, a collaborative project that includes plans for an ecologically responsible co-housing community in Ville-Emard. This project is supported in part through Skol's As If All Were Well 2006/2007 programming and is currently co-directed by Devora Neumark and Lisa Ndejuru.

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12. Courtney Martin, FF Alumn, announces http://projectgalvanize.blogspot.com

Galvanize is a contemporary arts programme based in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, that runs from 14 September to 26 October, 2006. Headed by artist Mario Lewis and supported by Caribbean Contemporary Arts (CCA7), Galvanize is a platform for presenting new work by visual, performing, and literary artists, and for provoking critical discussion of art practice and reception in the contemporary Caribbean. The theme of Galvanize 2006 is "Visibly Absent".

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13. Ebon Fisher, FF Alumn, at Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, TODAY, and more

UPCOMING PUBLIC LECTURES & AN EXHIBIT ON EBON FISHER'S NERVEPOOL

THE NERVEPOOL: How Collective Media Rituals in Brooklyn Evolved into a Transmedia Sanctuary for Multispecies Communion

Public lecture by Ebon Fisher
12:15pm, Tuesday, September 26, 2006

IN-FLUX SPACE
University of Minnesota
E 110 Regis Center, 405 21st Ave. South,
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55455

A GLIMPSE OF THE NERVEPOOL:
Drawings, Zoacodes & an Animation from Ebon Fisher's Transmedia World

LECTURE by Ebon Fisher:
2-3:30pm, Thursday, Oct. 12th, 2006
CBS AUDITORIUM
320 South Broad St., Philadelphia

EXHIBIT Opens Friday, Oct. 13:
GALLERY 817
University of the Arts
8th Floor, Anderson Hall
333 South Broad St., Philadelphia, PA

Contact Prof. Sharon Horvath for details: shorvath (at) uarts.edu

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14. Jess Dobkin, FF Alumn, at WARC Gallery, Toronto, Sept. 30, 7 pm

Jess Dobkin's Vagina Dentata: Nuit Blanche September 30

Fee for Service: A Performance Art Work by Jess Dobkin
Part of ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche
One Night Only at the WARC Gallery
Starting at 7pm September 30, ongoing throughout the night.
401 Richmond Street West, #122, Toronto

Performed by Jess Dobkin and Chanelle Gallant
Showcased in conjunction with "Super Happy Lucky Itch"
an installation about sex and technology by Sherri Hay and Camilla Singh

Come see Jess sharpen pencils with her Vagina Dentata.
The performance is free and open to the public.
Pencil sharpening is $2.
Must be 18 or older to participate.

For more about Jess Dobkin and her projects, visit www.jessdobkin.com
For more about the WARC Gallery, visit www.warc.net
For more about Nuit Blanche, visit 
http://nuitblanche.livewithculture.ca

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15. Meow Meow, Lance Horne, FF Alumns, at Spiegeltent, NY September 30, 6pm

"Meow Meow in Beyond Glamour: The Absinthe Tour" International Singing Sensation and exotic performance artist, the 'annihilatory' Meow Meow, descends on The New York Spiegeltent with her 'voix inhumaine' in a spiralling journey of obsessional love songs, minor multimedia, tired old tricks and gorgeous suicide ditties.

Stranded somewhere between the middle ages, 1930s Shanghai show tunes, 60s French pop and post-punk thrash, Meow Meow surrenders to the business we call 'show' with dexterity and desperation that is beyond pure glamour.

".an extraordinary voice that sounds as though Diamanda Galas drowned in cherry liqueur. Proving that femininity is a performance, that Brecht need not be tedious and that lingerie can be improved with the elaborate use of tassels, Meow was a shrieking triumph." The Age www.spiegelworld.com
www.meownmeowrevolution.com

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16. Sonja Hindkjaer, FF Alumn, at www.lauritz.com

One of my Gicleé prints are from today at the auction house www.lauritz.com
so now you have the opportunity to bid on this lovely lady. She can be found by entering the lot number 819334 in the search box.

The reproduction on the auction site is not so clear, but if you go to www.hindkjaer.com/paint22.html it is possible to see the details on the original painting and they are just as detailed on the print.

best,
Sonja
lot: 819334
Giclee print. "Venus of the Universe".
no 20 of 48 signed and numbered.
11.8 x 15.8 in
30 x 40 cm.
with certificate of authenticity signed by artist and masterprinter.

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17. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, at M Bar, LA, Sept. 30

BETH LAPIDES' UN-CABARET NEWSLETTER

Hello, Ladies (and lady-lovers)!

This Saturday, Sept. 30, the UN-CABARET stars Beth Lapides, the Major Accomplishments of Laura Kightlinger, Sherri Shepherd AND Merrill Markoe! Yikes! What is a sublime coven of deeply funny foxes delivering fresh,personal comedy.

8pm @ M-Bar, 1253 N. Vine St. (x Fountain). $15 + drinks. Doors open at 7pm. Seats guaranteed only with dinner reservations.
323-993-3305 or get pre-paid tickets online: http://www.uncabaret.com/LiveShows.html

Then strap in for this:

THE UN-CAB LAB PERFORMANCE SPECIAL: Saturdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 (2-5pm) + performance (optional) on Wed., Nov. 1 (8pm).

Get 4 weeks of amazing insights and thrilling suggestions from creative intuitive Beth Lapides, then take the opportunity to get onstage and take your new material (and attitude) out for a test drive!

Same low, low price: $300, Guild $275, Ongoing students only $250! This is a special event so get it while you can!
Register now - limited spaces available - 323-993-3305: http://www.uncabaret.com/Lab.html

By the way, Beth's new website is up in advance of her new book, "DID I WAKE YOU?", which drops on 11-11-06!
bethlapides.com: http://www.bethlapides.com

If you're subscribed to Un-Cabaret digital downloads, this week while you're exercising you could be listening to:
"Math Camp", Tami Sagher's epic love affair with numbers.

One more reason to get fresh comedy delivered weekly (or order a la carte)! Great original stories by Alan Zweibel, Rob Cohen, Stephen Glass, Scott Carter, Cindy Chupack, Kevin Nealon and many more. Coming soon: Merrill Markoe confronts her closet!: http://www.audible.com/uncabaret

Enjoy!
Greg Miller, Producer - UN-CABARET - comedy that matters since 1993
137 N. Larchmont Blvd. #107, LA, CA. 90004

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