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Goings On: posted week of October 4, 2006

1. Stephen Holman, Tom Murrin, FF Alumns, at Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, November
2. Alba Sanchez, FF Alumn, at La Mama, NY, thru Oct 8
3. Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Regina Vater, Hannah Wilke, FF Alumns, at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, NY, thru Oct 21
4. Ron Athey, FF Alumn, at Chelsea Theatre, London, UK, Nov 7-10
5. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, Oct 13, 7:30 pm, and Oct 14, 1-4 pm
6. Alvin Eng, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Oct 5 and 12, 8 pm
7. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, in Montreal, Canada, October 3-8
8. Patricia Hoffbauer, FF Alumn, at Micro Museum’s 20th Birthday Party, Brooklyn, Oct 21
9. Yoav Gal, Yael Kanarek, FF Alumns, at Eyebeam, NY, Oct 5, 7 pm
10. RENO, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, TONIGHT, 11, 8 pm
11. Rae C. Wright, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, NY, Oct 19-20, 7 pm
12. Leslie Sharpe, FF Alumn, at Indiana Univ., Bloomington, thru Oct 14
13. John F. Simon Jr., FF Alumn, at Macy’s, Herald Square, thru Oct 8
14. Rhizome, NY, celebrates its Tenth Anniversary, thru Feb 2007
15. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, Oct 7, 8 pm
16. Eric Bogosian, FF Alumn, at Second Stage Theater, NY, and more
17. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Chashama Gallery, opening TONITE, 6-9 pm
18. Le Petit Versailles Garden, FF Alumn, reading and screening, Oct 7
19. Dieter Roth, FF Alumn, dual exhibitions in NY openings Oct 12 and 19
20. Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, Oct 21, and more
21. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, in Providence, RI, TONITE, and on NPR
22. John Baldessari, Dan Graham, Krzystof Wodiczko, FF Alumns, in Barcelona, thru Nov 27
23. Thirty-two local artists in Footprints at Grand Space, Brooklyn, opening Oct 12, 6-9 pm
24. Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, FF Alumn, at Miami Dade Public Library, thru Jan 13, 2007
25. Peggy Diggs, FF Alumn, at Nathan Cummings Foundation, opening Oct 26, 6-8 pm
26. Regina Vater, FF Alumn, at W&TW Gallery, Austin TX, Oct 25, 6:30 pm
27. Andy Horowitz at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, thru Oct 29
28. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, at NJ City University, Oct 10, 6:30 pm
29. Brody Condon, FF Alumn, at Museum het Domein, The Netherlands, opening Oct 13
30. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, at Omni Gallery, Uniondale NY, thru Nov 26, 2006
31. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, in The Grand Street News

1. Stephen Holman, Tom Murrin, FF Alumns, at Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, November

Tom Murrin and Stephen Holman, FF Alumns, will be at Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, during the first three weeks of November, 2006. Full information is available at http://track16.com/exhibitions/murrin_holman/press.html


2. Alba Sanchez, FF Alumn, at La Mama, NY, thru Oct 8

Hey Guys,
I have a new show that opened the 45th season at La MaMa.

All the 411 is on the shows website www.spicandspam.us/


3. Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Regina Vater, Hannah Wilke, FF Alumns, at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, NY, thru Oct 21

Safe: An exploration of domesticity and alienation safety and hazard & LifeDeathPornGucci: A collaged "staged environment" Sep 8 - Oct 21, 2006
Hannah Wilke S.O.S Starification Object Series-covering breasts in curlers sitting

Safe: An exploration of domesticity and alienation safety and hazard
Curated by A.S. Bessa
On View thru October 21, 2006

Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is pleased to present the dual exhibition opening of Safe, a group show inspired by Tod Hayne's film curated by A.S.Bessa, and LifeDeathPornGucci, a solo show by collage artist John Findysz.

Safe, Tod Haynes' glorious film from 1995, meticulously follows the descent of an American suburban housewife into the dark depths of alienation and illness. Unable to find protection between the walls of an expensively appointed and maintained home, the main character, played by Julianne Moore, ultimately succumbs to a psychosomatic condition that requires her isolation from the very world that spoiled her. This exhibition, organized by A.S. Bessa, takes inspiration in Haynes' film without aiming to illustrate it. Its intention is rather to expand on Haynes' critique of contemporary life and mores by identifying correlations and parallels in contemporary art. In this selection of works, the issue of "safety" is not solely restricted to health issues, but opened up to reflect on the transient nature of art and our impulse to collect and protect it.

Safe includes important works from the 1970s by Hannah Wilke, Mierle Laderman Ukeles and the Brazilian conceptual artist Regina Vater. Additional drawings by Peter Saul, Jason Fox, Karen Kilimnik and Kay Rosen; photographs by Tina Barney, Larry Sultan and Susannah Ray; and mixed media works by Cheryl Donegan, Paul de Gusman, Cary Leibowitz and Karin Schneider.

LifeDeathPornGucci: A collaged "staged environment"
by John Findysz

Opening: September 8th, 2006, 6-9 pm
 On View: September 8 - October 21, 2006

LifeDeathPornGucci is John Findysz's second solo show in New York City following his November 2005 debut titled ObsessionCompulsionSexDesign. Findysz's wall to wall collage explosion continues to investigate our cultural relationship with pornography from the gay male point of view. Using contemporary and vintage images, Findysz specifically curates and stages objects within an environment to create a specific mood or "snapshot" of the bigger picture of how our choices in personal items (home decor, clothing, reading material) come to define us as we really are, or how they can be used to create the "character" of what we would like to be. Previously Findysz has worked exclusively with designer chairs and designer shoes (specifically Gucci) and has shown the objects in a traditional gallery format. For this show, Findysz has expanded his focus to collage an entire environment representing what could be the typical apartment of any urban gay man. Could this actually be his apartment?

Presented by Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts
508W 26th Street, Suite 5A
New York, NY 10001
T - 212.463.8500


4. Ron Athey, FF Alumn, at Chelsea Theatre, London, UK, Nov 7-10

Ron Athey & Dominic Johnson Incorruptible Flesh (Inner Pig/Petrified Life) at Chelsea Theatre, London UK.

After the sell out success of The Monster in the Night of The Labyrinth at the Hayward Gallery in July, Ron Athey returns to London in November for a new performance collaboration with Dominic Johnson as part of the Sacred season at Chelsea Theatre.

Incorruptible Flesh (Inner Pig/Petrified Life)
7 ­ 10 November. 8pm.  Advance booking essential:
http://www.chelseatheatre.org.uk or call 0207 349 7811

On Friday 10 November Kaos is hosting a special after-show party at the Chelsea Theatre (10pm-2am) With guest DJ Franko B joining residents Choronzon & Bradley on the decks + artists film screenings in the bar.



5. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, Oct. 13, 7:30 pm, and Oct 14, 1-4 pm


A ceremony of alignment with the female forces of the universe on Friday the 13th, an especially significant day for Goddess Power. A rousing evening of stimulating empowerment for women only. Ritual, drumming, dancing, spirits to drink and delectable taste treats to eat. Please be really red!




$50. In advance
$60. At the door

For directions & info contact Mama Donna's Tea Garden: (718) 857-1343


6. Alvin Eng, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Oct 5 and 12, 8 pm

On Thursdays, Oct. 5 & 12, I will be presenting a workshop production of two new pieces, "The Last Emperor of Flushing," and "Pere W/American Helpings"--a collaboration with Margot Newkirk, at Dixon Place, Bowery near Houston, NYC. If you're free, please come on down.
Happy Autumn,

Dixon Place Presents

A new memoir monologue written and performed by Alvin Eng
Excerpt from a new offbeat oratorio-in-progress
by Margot Newkirk & Alvin Eng

Thursdays, Oct. 5 & 12 at 8:00 pm

Dixon Place, 258 Bowery, 2nd Fl, between Houston & Prince
Tickets $15 or TDF, $10 student/senior discounts available
Advance tickets at www.dixonplace.org / Reservations: 212-219-0736

The sequel to The Flushing Cycle, Eng's acclaimed memoir monologue play, THE LAST EMPEROR OF FLUSHING explores the irony/tragedy of a child who struggled mightily to adjust to “Father Knows Best” Americana Flushing, only to find that struggle irrelevant in 21st Century pan-cultural Flushing (NYC's second Chinatown). It's the end of an era. Sort of like China's “Last Emperor” paying admission to enter The Forbidden City, that was his childhood palace. The piece has been developed at Urban Stages' Mondays at the Merc new play reading series, Queens Theatre in the Park's 1st Annual Asian Cultural Festival and at Pan Asian Repertory Theatre's “2 Nights Only” series. Newsday wrote of Eng's work: “Audiences smile and find their own immigrant assimilation trials reflected in his words.”  This is Eng's third appearance at Dixon Place, he has performed at all three of their locations.

The evening will begin with excerpts from PÉRE W: AMERICAN HELPINGS a new off-beat oratorio by Margot Newkirk and Alvin Eng. In this music-movement-based piece, Pataphysics meet a certain President of the U.S.A. in an iconic showdown in the deep hot south. There, a musical portrait of American Icons from (Muddy) Waters to Warhol to West (Kanye, Adam & Jerry) forms within its rhythmic confluence of art, politics, and pop culture.

ALVIN ENG has shown work at Dixon Place, La MaMa, P.S. 122, Urban Stages, Pan Asian Rep., Immigrants Theatre Project, Queens Theatre in the Park, The Nuyorican Poets Café, PACT and the A Train Plays among others. The editor/compiler of play anthology/oral history, Tokens? The NYC Asian American Experience on Stage (that also includes his play, “The Last Hand Laundry in Chinatown”), his plays and poetry have also been published in American Theatre Magazine, The Nuyorican Poets Café anthologies, Action and Aloud, and in Performing Arts Journal.

MARGOT NEWKIRK is a playwright and theater practitioner in New York City. She has worked for the Atlantic Theater, New Dramatists, and Voice & Vision Theater in new play development. She most recently co-produced Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, the inaugural production of the newly formed Hipgnosis Theatre Company, an ensemble-based classical theater company.

For more information: www.dixonplace.org, or www.alvineng.com.


7. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, in Montreal, Canada, Oct 3-8

new performances in Montreal

Centre des arts actuels SKOL
372 rue Ste-Catherine ouest, espace 314
October 3, 2006, 8 PM
Bain St-Michel
5300, rue St-Dominique
October 6, 2006, 8 PM
14th SoToDo Congress of Performance
September 28 - October 8, 2006, Montreal, Canada
Participating Art Centers:
Centre des arts actuels SKOL, Centre d’art et de diffusion Clark, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse,
DARE-DARE Centre de diffusion d’art multidisciplinaire Praxis art actuel

Peter Grzybowski


8. Patricia Hoffbauer, FF Alumn, at Micro Museum’s 20th Birthday Party, Brooklyn, Oct 21

Hello Friends!

Just wanted to keep you up to date about the exciting events at Micro Museum® in the upcoming weeks.  Make sure you don't forget to  join us for our BIRTHDAY BASH happening on October 21.  We are celebrating Twenty years on Smith Street!!!!

The zaniness begins at 7 — 10 PM with The Conundrums featuring Amber Ray and Muffinhead, Maxine Steinman, Rastro, Patricia Hoffbauer/George Sanchez, Andy Cohen, Bruce McClelland, Robert Ross, and other performing artists offering live performances as a tribute to the space that has nurtured their visions for 2 decades. People should know to expect the unexpected at this unusual Brooklyn hotspot. Admission $20. Refreshments served from area restaurants.


Micro Museum is hosting its annual HAUNTED MAZE on Saturdays October 14, 21 and 28 from 12- 7 PM with a $2 admission.  Dedicated to kids of all ages this maze experience is designed to delight as well as fright.  Costume wearing visitors will be invited to be photographed for an online competition.  The winner will receive a free gift basket from the museum.  Vote by October 31 until 6 PM ---- winner will be contacted Nov 1.    


The 11th Annual NOT STILL ART Festival 
Date: Saturday October 7, 2006
Time:  1:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Artist Interviews
8:00 PM - International Screening
$10. admission / $5. students


NYC Premiere
Master Painter Michael Santini
Micro Museum®, 123 Smith Street Downtown Brooklyn (F & G trains to Bergen)
November 4 - December 9
Opening Party November 4 from 6 — 10 PM
Featuring live cello music by Adrianna Khoo
www.micromuseum.com http://www.reflect-arts.com

Master painter Michael Santini will exhibit his "modern medieval" art works at Micro Museum, 123 Smith Street in Downtown Brooklyn, November 4 to December 9. On November 4, the Wisconsin artist will participate in an informal Q & A video recording session at 5 PM prior to the opening reception 6 — 10 PM. Micro Museum is open to the public on Saturdays 12 — 7PM with $2 per person admission. Otherwise all works are for sale by appointment (718) 797-3116.

By popular vote, Michael Santini was awarded "Best in Show" for his painting "Circus Gliders" in Circus Surreal 2006, juried by Juliette Pelletier of Reflect-Arts and Kathleen Laziza of Micro Museum this past spring. As the winner Mr. Santini receives this solo exhibit. The dynamic Circus Surreal 2006 exhibited 41 artists from 19 states in an exciting and diverse presentation of painting, photography, sculpture, digital media, interactive and performance art. "Circus Gliders" is on-loan by collector Bruce McClelland.

Santini’s oil paintings are reminiscent of the Medieval Dutch Masters, using the clarity of color and line, subtle symbolism and fine craft of these painters along with his unique personal style and concepts; his stunning masterpieces are striking fascinating. His artworks are allegorical portrayals of the constant spiritual and worldly struggle of good versus evil. His subtle and profound symbolism depicts this concept; the elements and characters in his work exist within a constant, yet ever changing boundary, rearranging themselves in each of his creations. Personal contemplation, hope choice and accountability as well as political and religious strife are consistent themes in his profound works.

Michael Santini was born in Pennsylvania, spent 25 years in Arizona, and resides in Wisconsin. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Salem College in West Virginia in 1968, and has been exhibited internationally for 40 years. Santini’s works are part of premier private collections world wide, he has won numerous awards, completed many significant commissions, and is widely published. This is his NYC premiere exhibition.

Micro Museum is 20 years old! In 1986 William and Kathleen Laziza ignited this thriving art center that celebrates communication through community with living artists on the second floor of 123 Smith Street. For 17 years it was a pioneering incubator that expanded to their ground floor location in 2002. The public is invited to meet enterprising artists from around the corner or the globe for our 20th year at "Instant Reception" every Sat 5 — 7 PM

Reflect-arts, Inc. is based in New York City, and was founded by its Director Juliette Pelletier in 2005.  Reflect-arts is dedicated to creating unique events to give artists opportunities to exhibit, showcase performers, and develop audiences in unique venues around the world.

Hope to see you!
Thanks for all your support.


9. Yoav Gal, Yael Kanarek, FF Alumns, at Eyebeam, NY, Oct 5, 7 pm

Hi Friends, SHANA TOVA to all.  We’re celebrating the release of the CD Bit by Bit, Cell by Cell at Eyebeam (540 West 21st Street between 10th and 11th Ave.), on Thursday, Oct. 5th, 7:00 PM.  A performance of the WOA Band (Heather, Sarah and myself) is also a part of the evening, planned for 7:30PM, as well as food and drink, free!  
Would be great to see you, more info below.  

Additionally, Heather is performing Mozart tomorrow evening (Sept. 28) @ 7:30 PM, with the Elysium group.  Would be great to see you there as well, info below.

Hope you’re all doing well, and happy new Jewish year,

Yoav Party at Eyebeam:  
World of Awe

Contact: Heidi Campbell    
NYC: October 5, 2006  7:00 PM – (performance start at 7:30 PM)
Location: Eyebeam Art and Technology Center
540 West 21st Street (between 10th and 11th Ave.)
World of Awe is a multimedia project created by media artist Yael Kanarek. Refreshments provided by bitforms gallery.

Yoav Gal, Yael Kanarek Bit by Bit, Cell by Cell
Remember the Atari and the dawning of computer game technology? Well, it's back, not with a vengeance but as an intense musical tool for an enigmatic Postmodern opera out of New York City known as Bit by Bit, Cell by Cell.
The fantastical production is a team effort of media artist Yael Kanarek, composer Yoav Gal, and dance-filmmaker Evann Siebens, packaged as an enhanced CD collectible art-object designed by Mushon Zer-Aviv. Together, it is a World of Awe production, helped along by a residency at Harvestworks. And what a production it is. The plot (in itself an award-winning narrative) revolves around a lone traveler who searches for a lost treasure in a parallel world. Finding a portal in front of 419 East 6th Street and performing a dance right there in the street (see it when you place the CD in your computer), the hooded traveler escapes toward Sunset/Sunrise.

The rest is unclear but beautiful, striking in its mystery: Excerpts from the traveler's journal are set to the processed voice of soprano Sarah Rivkin combined with the sounds of the lost world/old-school of the Atari 800XL to convey the traveler's different moods, and create the musical topography of World of Awe.

In a collection of letters to a distant lover (how operatic!) the traveler signs them: "Yours forever, your sunset/sunrise forever yours, yours forever yours." What happened? Answers, please, on a postcard...

Dream Magazine, www.dreamgeo.com:

Like clusters of angels caught in various beams of light and held suspended as their songs bleed through to our world. Actually this is a “postmodern opera”, and features a performance of the opening track Portal as a Quicktime movie in addition to the eleven songs. The musical backing and interludes are all performed on an Atari 800XL. Soprano Sarah Rivkin's voice is sometimes layered into choirs of operatic/angelic voices. The Atari 800XL sections have a thick antiquated/timeless quality, sometimes almost sounding like a seriously deranged harpsichord. Quite lovely, listenable, and beautifully packaged as well.
by George Parsons


10. RENO, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, TONIGHT 8 pm

Dear People - “The Gospel” means “good news” and I’ve got some.  Please come on over to this excellent throwback dive and let me tell ya. Love, RENO

308 BOWERY (just N of Houston)
212  614-0505




11. Rae C. Wright, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, NY, Oct 19-20, 7 pm

"Vicki Weaver & I"
A comedy about hate.
October 19 & 20th,Thursday & Friday at 7p.m.
With RaeC Wright, Miranda Strand, and Jodi Lin.
Directed by the incomparable Merri Milwe

What does a fundamentalist, seer, ‘survivalist,’ and ‘racialist’ murdered by the FBI in 1992 have in common with an activist, multiculturalist, environmentalist, NYC performance artist getting together a show in 2006? A hair-do, for one. A prom dress, for another. Datelessness in high school. And enthusiasm, perhaps prescience, maybe even righteousness. 

Of all our human emotions, hate is the hardest to own.  "Vicki Weaver and I" looks at hate--with humor. With total conviction, Wright takes us back to the mundane moments before Vicki Weaver was struck by an FBI sharpshooter’s bullet while holding her infant in the doorway of her Ruby Ridge, Idaho home.  And she moves seamlessly from those scenes to the compellingly honest storytelling for which she is acclaimed, this time laying out her own history as a "believer," and sharing her own laughably passionate attachments to 'hates.'  A facilitated talk-back after the show lets audience members who so desire chime in with their own most beloved hates.

Provocative, poignant and funny -- a short evening of theatre that's long on ideas.
rae c wright


Dixon Place
258 Bowery


12. Leslie Sharpe, FF Alumn, at Indiana Univ., Bloomington, thru Oct 14

I am co-directing the international symposium and exhibition Perform.Media with Andrew Bucksbarg at Indiana University Bloomington. It opens this Friday Sept 29. The symposium runs till Oct 1 and the exhibition until Oct 14th.

for more info see below or visit http://performthemedia.net


Perform.Media is a transdisciplinary festival and symposium of creativity, theory, research and technoculture. September 29th-October 14th, 2006
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Perform.Media presents a ground breaking first for Indiana University and the Midwest, with a festival and symposium creating intimate discussion, performances, gallery environments, presentations and workshops, both online and off.  Perform.Media brings together artists, directors, writers, composers, musicians, DJs/VJs, researchers and theorists, in a festival and symposium to share work and engage in discourse at the confluence of performance, new media, and techno-culture.

Perform.Media traverses transdisciplinary territories in the collaboration and social feedback of creative/artistic work, research and theory.  The festival and symposium will include experiments in live audio-visual improvisations, interactive and game media, performance processes, mobile and locative works, mixed and virtual reality presentations, net.art and "all things newer media."

With over fifty participants from around the globe, Perform.Media will explore the "performing" and "playing" of participatory and collaborative new media and technology.  Perform.Media supports collisions as much as intersections and affirmations, including creative/artistic, cultural or science/research approaches to the activity of new media performing and technology.


13. John F. Simon Jr., FF Alumn, at Macy’s, Herald Square, thru Oct 8

I'm sending a quick email to let you know that I'm in a group show in the windows of Macy's Department store at Herald Square.

I created 3 entirely new works that integrate my drawing, laser cutting, software and LCD panels. The new pieces are installed in 3 'shadow box' windows just to the left of the big entrance on 34th street and right near the corner of Broadway. They will only be up there for the next 2 weeks - until Oct 8. But they will be running 24/7 so you can stop by day or night.

And if you can't make it by - you can check out the installation here:




14. Rhizome, NY, celebrates its Tenth Anniversary, thru Feb 2007

Rhizome Tenth Anniversary Festival
August 2006 to February 2007
T: 212-219-1222 ext. 208

For a full schedule, images, or more information,
visit the website:
Rhizome celebrates Tenth Anniversary with Festival in New York and online

From August 2006 through February 2007, Rhizome will present a number of innovative exhibits, performances, discussions, and online projects throughout New York and elsewhere, in celebration of ten years of leadership in the new media arts field. This ambitious slate of programs will honor the vibrancy, diversity, and strength of this growing field and will provide an opportunity to connect with new media art both online and offline.

Rhizome was initiated in 1996 as an online platform for the global new media art community. At that time, the organization’s focus was primarily upon Internet art. Ten years later, Rhizome retains this focus and has also grown to support a wide range of art that engage emerging technologies—including sound art, locative media, digital video, software art, and modifications of video games. As the Internet and other computing technologies have come to play a more prevalent role in culture, Rhizome has supported artists’ expanded involvement with these tools and materials. The anniversary festival provides a touchstone moment to celebrate new media art and look forward to further advancements in the field.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS include collaborations with a number of organizations committed to supporting new media, including Rhizome’s affiliate, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and also the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Kitchen, the Vera List Center, ISEA, and Foxy Production.

Rhizome and the New Museum will co-present Time Shares, a series of nine Internet-based exhibitions on themes ranging from globalization to pop culture to site-specific works in the popular online game space, Second Life. An exhibition of the eleven compelling Internet-based art works commissioned by Rhizome in 06-07 will also be included.

This Fall, The Kitchen will host a night of Internet-related performances, the Vera List Center will host a discussion about open source issues, and the Guggenheim will be the venue for two media activists’ performative lectures. In February, an exhibition at Foxy Production gallery will look at the relationship between nature and technology. The international group of artists included in these programs includes some of today’s most engaged practitioners, such as Young Hae Chang/ Heavy Industries (Hong Kong), Olia Lialina (Moscow), JODI.org (Rotterdam), Jacob Ciocci (Pittsburgh), the Yes Men (Glasgow/ Paris), Ze Frank (NY), Ricardo Miranda Zuniga (Mexico City/ NY), and the Raqs Media Collective (Delhi).

Considering Rhizome’s origin as an email list, Rhizome has always been a catalyst for discourse. During the festival, Rhizome and the New Museum of Contemporary Art will continue to collaborate on a new series of book releases, entitled Celebrating New Media Scholarship, three of which have already drawn very large audiences. Additionally, an online collaborative writing project, entitled Keylines, will provide a site for active discussion of issues relevant to new media and culture at large, including the environment, feminism, protest, and art historical questions. The site launches this week, with specially-commissioned essays by Raqs Media Collective, Bruce Sterling, David Ross, Lynn Hershman, and others.

For a full schedule, images, or more information, visit the website: http://rhizome.org/events/tenyear

Rhizome would like to thank the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the New York State Council for the Arts (NYSCA), the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), College Art Association and the Experimental Television Center and for their generous support of the Festival.


15. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, Oct 7, 8 pm


Hi  Folks!

I will be performing my show "Us" at Hamilton College Contemporary Voices and Visions series. Come and see this new show and please send folks! Call and reserve tickets right away. HAMILTON COLLEGE in Clinton NY Saturday, October 7, 8:00 pm at Wellin Hall $15 general /$10 senior /$5 student

Here's a fabulous review of "Us" from The San Francisco Chronicle

I am VERY buzzed about this new show. Since my partner of ten years and I STILL can't get married and get a green card, we face having to leave the US when his visa runs out later this year. On top of the hot-button, culture war gay marriage stuff, I finally come out as a big musical show queen! Us ricochets between my love affair since childhood with Broadway musicals crosscut to an exploration of home, exile and the injustices lesbian and gay couples face in the good ol' USA. "Us" is a funny, sassy and pissed-off exploration of these most American contradictions as the piece careens from memories of a ten year old's plan to flee to Canada to escape the war in Viet Nam ("Man of La Mancha") , to a meditation on why a Southern California child spoke in an English accent (Oliver!"), to a surreal gay wedding day  tug-of-war at the edge of America as the Niagara Falls rushes between my legs (Don't Rain on My Parade"!)

Teetering here on the edge of exile, it has been really fun to do this exploration of how gay marriage and how musicals informed my queer identity and politics as we grow up. But then, I was once an 8 year old boy who did stripteases for his brother with GYPSY on the record player!

Though it is very disheartening to have a "president"  who wants to permanently enshrine bigotry in the US Constitution and that in the State of California 4000 marriages were invalidated by the CA Supreme Court -- on the bright side, it is SO exciting as the civil marriage revolution happens in Massachusetts and in different ways all over America. Having been working on these marriage equality issues for years in my performances, it's very gratifying to have it be filling the media, courts, State Legislatures and national dialog. It's all scary but thrilling as we get to that "tipping point" of social change! All this and showtunes too! All info is below.

best, Tim

Hamilton College
Saturday, October 7, 8:00 pm at Wellin Hall
$15 general /$10 senior /$5 student

"Timelier than ever in light of President Bush's proposed constitutional amendment to deny gays' rights to marry, US boils with Miller's distinctive mix of anger and humor, literate intelligence and rock-star stage presence. Moving with relentless energy around the space, including the seats, he links his political commentary with childhood memories of that most wholesome and most subversive of American entertainments, the Broadway musical. Miller is here acerbic, sweet, self-righteous, exhibitionist, and celebratory."

Albert Williams, Chicago Reader


16. Eric Bogosian, FF Alumn, at Second Stage Theater, NY, and more

From Time out New York, Sept 28 issue,

Eric Bogosian, The irascible wordsmith is still mighty vexed., By Zoë Wolff

Rather than a midlife crisis, Eric Bogosian, 53, is having a midlife renaissance. A fugitive from Woburn, Massachusetts, he arrived on the NYC punk scene in the mid-’70s and shot to fame as a playwright and performance artist coursing with sociopolitical venom. The badass belletrist spewed five solo shows and five plays, nabbed three Obie awards and collaborated with the likes of Oliver Stone on film versions of his diatribes. In recent years, despite solid acting gigs and two novels, the buzz mellowed—but now, his older work is all the rage again. His 1994 play about angsty Gen Xers in a parking lot, subUrbia, is being revived with his wife, Jo Bonney, directing a cast of young celebrities. Another infamous Bogosian rant, Talk Radio, is bound for Broadway early next year, and he’s currently packing heat as a cop on the new season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Chatting in his Tribeca office, we noticed a subUrbia tattoo on Bogosian’s forearm.

Wow. That’s dedication.

It’s fake. Some promotional thing from the opening night of previews.

What—are you worried that people won’t show up?

I went to see Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young the other night. No one wants to hear what they are doing now—they want 30 years ago.

So why is this play still relevant?

The territory I’m covering is ’60s-onward American postwar culture. And it may be getting more intense: Our culture was cocaine, now it’s crack; the incredible fascination with celebrity and the notion that anybody can become a star; and these vast hinterlands of suburbia, with people aching to get out…

You’ve updated the script: American Idol, iPods, the Iraq War—these phenomena didn’t exist 12 years ago. 

There was the issue of what’s changed between then and now. Four major things showed up: A Pakistani is a different person in our culture today; what it means to be in the armed services during wartime; the use of cell phones; and the proliferation of hip-hop culture, which has saturated everything.

Do you listen to hip-hop?

Man, I was there from the beginning, yo! I toured with the Rock Steady Crew in 1982, on a big bus as part of something the Kitchen put together. Crazy Legs is still around! I like hip-hop. The Beyoncé piece with Jay-Z, “Crazy in Love,” is one of the great songs of the 21st century.

You have two teenage sons. What are you like as a dad?

Bad—I beat them. [Laughs]

Ever worry they might become Republicans, as a backlash at you?

It’s not that they’re right-wing. They’re just not as heated up about things. My boys have grown up with this lefty social commentator at the dinner table. They are so sick of hearing my thoughts about everything. At a certain point they get tired of all the ’60s and ’70s stories, my druggie New York period.

You talk about that with them?

I mean, I’m not going to glorify it. But they’re very sophisticated, upper-middle-class New York kids. They’re like the people I ran into at Oberlin when I went off to college. Coming from blue-collar Woburn, I was really angry at those people for a long time, but now that my children are those people, it’s hard for me to be angry.

Are you saying you’ve gone soft?

I’m not as sure that I am right, so I’m not as sure that I can be as indignant and pissed off. On the other hand, I’m still pretty pissed off.

You’ve been compared to the late Spalding Gray. Does that ring true?

He and I came to the conclusion that the only thing we really had in common is that we walked out in front of an audience solo. In many ways, he was a better writer. And he was a genuine libertine. I’m tremendously conservative, and I’m a total prude.

Wait, what?

I place value on actions that are relatively conservative, like preserving a solid family life. I work a regular day. I look back, and I can’t even believe I did certain things. Some people need to write about this stuff all the time to let everybody know they’re not that person anymore. I mean, big fucking deal. You stuck a needle in your arm. I stuck a needle in my arm a million times. I don’t anymore, so I don’t see the need to talk about it all the time.

SubUrbia opens Thursday 28 at the Second Stage Theatre. Law & Order: Criminal Intent airs Tuesdays at 9pm on NBC.


17. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Chashama Gallery, opening TONITE, 6-9 pm

chashama presents: Reconstruction
October 4 – 27th, 2006
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 4th from 6–9 pm
Curated by Station Independent Projects

chashama Gallery, 112 West 44th Street, Times Square, New York
Close to 42nd Street MTA stops on the West Side, Close to Bryant Part and ICP

Artists: Sandra Bermudez, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Karen Marston, PRAXIS, Orlin Mantchev, Pierre St-Jacques, Auriane Sokoloski

Performances by Auriane Sokoloski October 6th from 12-2pm and 7th from 4–6 pm and opening night. Performances by PRAXIS during the week of October 23rd–October 28th and opening night. 

Times to be announced at opening.

Reconstruction explores the many subtleties and shapes of survival and transformation using all manner of media, from painting to video and performance.  The nightly news is a litany of destruction. The wreckage surrounds us—towers fall, waves crash, the world is at war and love is hard to find. But reconstruction and renewal spring eternal even from our contaminated contemporary soil. The stamina of desire and vitality asserts itself anew in the work of these eight artists.

Sandra Bermudez hints at the vagaries of marriage and childhood depictions of commitment with the lush-lashed, dewy eyed “Little Birds” a top towers of white pillows. Stephanie Brody-Lederman’s paintings are inspired by the contaminated but nurturing atmosphere in NYC after September 11th.  Karen Marston's paintings are dreamy, richly colored imaginings of hearts, lungs and bronchia breathing underwater or entwined with twisting tree branches, organs roosting in nests of veins and twigs. Beneath the surface of these painterly explorations of body and environment, metaphors unfold speaking of pain, loss and regeneration. Performance team Praxis constructed a Death Clock for the show which will be displayed continuously, changing daily on the window of chashama to bring awareness to the continuing loss of lives in Iraq.  Orlin Mantchev’s abstract paintings are of the Newfoundland landspace and deal with how the people, culture and land has been overlooked and neglected but how in the end it has thrived through its own means and traditions.  Pierre St-Jacques's video “Clouds and Raindrops” is about the complex nature of human difference and the intricacy of perception and human interaction. Auriane Sokoloski’s performance work and photography deals with the female Gothic and the different manners in which women and men experience fear and longing.

chashama is a New York City arts organization with a ten-year history of supporting artists of all genres and experience levels by offering them access to space and major support resources. chashama provides opportunities for artists by transforming vacant real estate into multi-arts complexes and animating them with innovative and challenging art. chashama’s exhibition program is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information contact:

Leah Oates/Station Independent Projects
Curator for Reconstruction

Suko Presseau
Visual Arts Program Coordinator
tel. 212-391-8151 x42


18. Le Petit Versailles Garden, FF Alumn, reading and screening, Oct 7

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 www.AlliedProductions.org

October 7, 2006

7 PM Sharp! READING – Evan Kennedy & Corrine Fitzpatrick
Celebrate the publication of US THEM POEMS!

Dear Friends and Enemies of Contemporary Poetics,
Times are evil, yet you are beautiful. In order to persevere through the latest round of grisly news, let us turn to fanciful, poetic diversions. I have tried my best with a newly published chapbook, "Us Them Poems," available from the charming miscreants at BookThug press. It is an admirable venture on their part, slaving and stapling in the caves of Toronto under the radar of Homeland Security. But who, citizen, is "us"? Who is "them"? "Us Them Poems" is a series of twenty prose poems about those who carry out a secret agenda and those who all of a sudden and unavoidably find themselves in dissent. Whistle blowers confront bell ringers, spoon benders battle restaurant owners, umbrella makers cast suspicious glances at parasol designers, and seventeen additional moments are pushed to a crisis. As these poems illustrate in a fusion of Donald Barthelme and Gertrude Stein, it has come time to pick sides, as even the yawning and thumb-twiddling are called to take loyalty oaths. "Us Them Poems" is a field guide, a how-to manual, a wartime ration book, a directory of unseen craftsmen overlooked in contemporary American poetics. If war is the destruction of good restaurants, as Pound maintained, "Us Them Poems" is the three course meal that has been prepared, though the shrapnel has yet to be picked out. So let us pause in our mudslinging and count our tears, though "Us Them Poems" has already done it for you: there are twenty, friend, and each is a tiny (meaningless?) triumph over the machine we've wanted to throw our bodies upon.

9 PM SCREENING - Hey-Yeun Jang
“Flickering” 2006 Projection Installation & other Filmworks
Artist Statement - Hey-Yeun Jang

My works are about “in-between”. They can be about the world between two blinks of the eyelids, sorrow between two heart-beats, eternity between two foot-steps, or verbal cliché between two breaths. They draw attention to spatial, temporal and dimensional aspects of “in-between”, so my works have ranged from photo, film, sculpture, language, text, performance, installation and drawing. Among a wide range of media, I use film often as a medium to explore because it captures unconscious, unanticipated, fleeting moments for eternity. It enables my thoughts to float and new form and technique to induce a closer approach to the meaning of my work. Slide projection installation “Flickering (1995~2006)” started with 34 frames of my eye image that was filmed accidentally 11 years ago. 34-frame is less than two-second-length of film when it’s run, but I open up the gap between frames, space between appearing and disappearing and space where presence and absence coexist.
“Flickering” is filmic drawing that is about <gazing. The moment the viewer look at it, they are looked by it at the same time. It starts with physical notion and reaches abstract landscape of the mind. It is metamorphosed and expanded from two-second-film to nine minute motionless moving image. Hey-Yeun Jang is Korea-born, New York based artist. She has exhibited widely in museums in the U.S and abroad. Within last few years her work has been featured at Haus der Kulturen der Welt(Berlin, Germany), Wurttembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (Stuttgart, Germany), Carrillo Gil Museum (Mexico city, Mexico), Centro Cultural Tijuana(Tijuana, Mexico) , National Museum of Contemporary Museum (Korea), Museum 63 Artist Commune (Hong Kong, China) and Queens Museum (New York, USA). Her film has been screened at Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Anthology Film Archives, Los Angeles County Museum and Berkeley Art Museum. Her exhibition has received many reviews including Art in America, the New York Times, New York Arts, Berliner Zeitung, Stuttgart Zeitung, Taipei Times.

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



19. Dieter Roth, FF Alumn, dual exhibitions in NY openings Oct 12 and 19

Dieter Roth
“Unique Editions”

Graphics and Objects
October 12 - November 25, 2006
opening Thursday October 12, 6-8 pm
Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art

October 19 - November 25, 2006
opening Thursday October 19, 6-8 pm
Josée Bienvenu Gallery Dieter Roth: Unique Editions is a two-gallery exhibition in New York highlighting the originality of Roth’s editions and books, which have, until recently, been known primarily through underground channels. The two-part exhibition on the German-born, Swiss artist, who lived from 1930 -1998, is organized by Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art and Josée Bienvenu Gallery in collaboration with Matthew Zucker.

Roth’s editions of books, graphics and multiples exhibited here are one-of-a-kind works of art. Roth eschewed traditional artistic procedures, for example, by slicing up newspaper pages to make microbooks, including The Daily Mirror Book (1961), a miniscule book made out of pages from the British tabloid, The Daily Mirror. The artist also regularly made use of non-art mediums such as chocolate, cheese, sausage, and banana, to create unique, fugitive works.

What distinguishes this exhibition is that at least two examples of each edition are shown together, demonstrating Roth’s exploration of difference within structures of sameness. The exhibition clearly demonstrates the variety of the artist’s editions, challenging commonly held ideas of what constitutes an edition.

Like Ed Ruscha, Dieter Roth is a pioneer of the modern artist’s book. His first and most unique books include children’s books and hand-cut slot books dating from the mid-1950s, several years before Ruscha published his first title in 1963. Roth’s books and editions constituted the works to which he was most passionately committed; they were also the ones on which his original reputation was built in Europe during the late1960s and early 1970s; his first major museum shows were all retrospectives of books and editions.

As Garry Garrels, Curator of Roth’s 2004 exhibition at MoMA writes, “Roth’s work developed over a fifty-year period with both a diversity and a logical coherence that establish him as one of the most singular and important artists of the second half of the century. Roth shifted from a foundation in classic modernism into the arena of contemporary art, or what has been sometimes called “post-modernism”. Testing fundamental issues of authorship and the notion of the self is fused with equally essential questions of the character and nature of art, the materials from which art may be made, as well as the hierarchies and distinctions between media.”

Dieter Roth created the majority of the works in the exhibition in his own studio, seizing control of most aspects of the creative and publishing process. With this hands-on, do-it-yourself approach, Roth created unique books, prints, and editions challenging conventional genres; having influenced many artists over the last four decades, from Richard Hamilton to more recently Martin Kippenberger, Jason Rhoades and others, these works are arguably among his most significant contributions to art history.

New Publication: “Artists’ Books by Dieter Roth”

Coinciding with the two-gallery exhibition is the new publication “Artists’ Books by Dieter Roth” featuring a survey on the books made by Dieter Roth. In particular it lists all books from Roth’s Collected Works series. The book comes with a text by Dirk Dobke, Curator, Dieter Roth Foundation, and has approx. 400 color reproductions on 200 pages. Published by Matthew Zucker/Irving Zucker Art Books, distributed by D.A.P. , ISBN 978-0-9790321-0-3 / 0-9790321-0-5, $ 50.00.
A limited edition of 30 copies with an original, signed drawing by Dieter Roth will be available.

For more information, contact Carolina Nitsch at 212 463 0610 or Josée Bienvenu at 212 206 7990.

Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art
537 Greenwich Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10012
tel 212 463 0610
fax 212 463 0614

Josée Bienvenu Gallery
529 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10012
tel 212 206 7990
fax 212 206 8494


20. Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, October 21, and more

Directed by Tobaron Waxman, 2001, USA, 7 minutes.
A daddy/boy scene between two female-to-male transmen considers the question of how time unfolds for the submissive.


saturday, october 21st - 6:30 pm

all screenings take place at anthology film archives

theater location: 32 Second Avenue at Second Street.
directions: F or V train to 2nd Ave or 6 train to Bleeker or 2nd 
Ave.; M15 bus to 3rd St.


Scheduled for October 17-22, 2006, the  fourth annual CineKink NYC will feature a carefully-curated program  of films and videos that explore and celebrate a wide diversity of  sexuality. In addition to screenings, plans for the festival also  include a short film competition, audience choice awards,  presentations, parties and a gala kick-off fundraiser, to be followed  by a national showcase tour. Billing itself as "the really alternative film festival," the event  is presented by CineKink, an organization dedicated to the  recognition and encouragement of kink-positive depictions in film and  television. With offerings drawn from both Hollywood and abroad,  works presented at CineKink NYC will range from documentary to drama,  camp comedy to hot porn and everything in between."


October 9, 2006–January 7, 2007
New Media Gallery
Madison Museum of Contemporary
227 State Street
Madison , WI 53703

“Trans,” like the fluid medium of video, promises movement. The “trans” in transculturation—that complex ongoing process of cultural mixture, exchange, alteration, and invention—moves within, between, and also beyond the intricate border zones of geopolitical place, identity, body, and consciousness. What can video do not only as a complex tool of documentation, alteration, and fabrication but also as an affective agent of transfer, transport, and transformation? Bringing together works that employ different aesthetic tactics to take on the pressing political question of movement and change, the exhibition features works made with video technology or transferred to digital video by international artists Ursula Biemann, Ximena Cuevas, Richard Fung, Jayce Salloum, Yinka Shonibare, Tobaron Waxman, and Carrie Mae Weems. Exploring transnational tourism and migration, transhistory, destruction, and revolution, transcultural exchanges, AIDS, love and transmission, and gender, sexuality, and transformation, the assembled works may also prompt connections between and among issues that are often held apart.

Curated by Jill H. Casid, Assistant Professor of Visual Culture Studies in the Department of Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Transvideo exhibition in the museum’s new media gallery has been organized in conjunction with “Trans: A Visual Culture Conference” hosted by the University (October 19-22, 2006). For further information about the conference, see the Visual Culture website at www.visualculture.wisc.edu.


21. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, in Providence, RI, TONITE, and on NPR

Wednesday, October 4, 5:30-7 PM, at AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence

Action Speaks—a series of panel discussions that brings urban dialogue for a healthy democracy to downtown Providence—kicks off its 11th season with a panel on the 1918 flu epidemic and current global health threats on October 4. Panelists will include artist Jay Critichley, whose most recent work addresses anxiety and fear-mongering around disease. His large-scale sculpture, Flagged (143 surgical masks sewn into an image of the American flag), will be shown on stage. Critchley will be joined by Dr. David Gifford, head of the RI Health Department, Dr. Kirsty Duncan, medical geographer and author of Hunting The 1918 Flu: One Scientist's Search For A Killer Virus, and Dr. Leonard A. Mermel, Medical Director, Department of Epidemiology & Infection Control, Rhode Island Hospital.

For more on Action Speaks and the full season's schedule, see: www.as220.org/actionspeaks

Provincetown Swim for Life on NPR:




A brilliant summer day greeted the 19 th Annual Provincetown Harbor Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla benefit on Saturday, September 9 as 300 swimmers took to the water for the 1.4 mile crossing. With a flotilla of 75 kayakers, dozens of support boats, the Provincetown Rescue Squad, the Provincetown Harbormaster, a dozen lifeguards organized by Patrick Finn of Wellfleet and the U.S. Coast Guard, the harbor was ablaze with bright colors as the full moon high tide assisted the swimmers towards the Boatslip beach.

Jan Kelly, a long time Swim for Life volunteer who has offered her time and energy unceasingly to Provincetown organizations and individuals, received the David Asher Volunteer Award, presented by Jay Critchley, artist and Swim for Life organizer.

The 300 swimmers were transported to Long Point with the help of Ptown Trolley, Cee Jay, Flyer’s Boatyard, Provincetown Harbormaster and numerous other motor boats. Just before the 11:00 am start of the event, swimmers Kathryn Rafter and Francey Beall took the plunge into marriage in a “private“ceremony at Long Point, and then dove into the seasonally warm water for their reception on shore. And for the second year in a row, these Provincetown and Dallas residents raised the highest amount of pledges, $13,035. Right behind then at $10,460 were Shawn McNulty and his daughter Nicole of Provincetown. Other top fundraisers include: Daryel Duhaime of Wakefield, MA at $5,265; Dan Guerrera of New York City at $5,000, and the first to cross the finish line at 29 minutes, 29 seconds; Paul Mast of Waldwick, New Jersey at $3,668; Taylor Polites of Provincetown at $3,470; John Hopkins of Truro at $3,120; Chris Chappa of Norwalk, CT at $2,565; Greg Anton of Provincetown at $2,100; and Victor Pardi of Provincetown at $2,040.

Swimmers who entered the Circle of Honor – established to honor those who have swum either ten times or raised $10,000 – include: Mary T. Howard, Roslindale, MA; Ken Smith, Boston, MA; Cindy Ellen Phelps, NH; Gene Elizabeth Landis, Amesbury, MA; Pam Suprenant, Webster, MA; Judy Ullman, Newburyport, MA; and Leonardo Torres, Brookline, MA. A handcrafted, glass medallion created by Kaolin Davis was presented to each recipient.

Nancy Civetta, an inspired three-time swimmer from Wellfleet and Somerville, crossed the entire swim route doing the difficult butterfly stroke. Barbara Punis once again swam the 126 laps – the equivalent of 1.4 miles – in the Surfside Hotel & Suites pool, participating in the Pool Swim for “the harborly-challenged”.

A number of teams once again highlighted the event, including 28 swimmers from LANES Boston, 20 members of the girl’s swim team from Wellesley High School, 14 members of FINS Aquatics Club of Philadelphia, a mother/son team of Susan Austrian and Matthew Clarkson – the youngest swimmer, age 13 – from Chestnut Hill, MA, and a memorial team in honor of Swim for Life swimmer Carolyn Bell who died tragically in car accident, including the oldest swimmer, Harry Arnini, 85, of West Hartford, CT, his daughter, granddaughter and several of Bell’s friends.

A spirited Celebration of Life Concert at the Meeting House, produced by John Thomas, kicked off the weekend, reuniting the women drummers after several years’ absence. Zoe Lewis and the Rubber Band kept thousands on the Boatslip deck jumping while the cheerleaders, medical team and finish line contingent greeted swimmers in waist deep water below. Prayer Ribbons – colored ribbons inscribed with the names of those we love – were strung along the deck railing and were a visual witness to the celebratory events of the weekend.

The traditional Mermaid Brunch, with the awards ceremony, was catered by Far Land Provisions, a business sponsor. Other business sponsors included the Provincetown Banner, Paul Mitchell, Mike’s Movies/Boston and the Boatslip Resort. The weekend fundraiser is sponsored in part by the Provincetown Tourism Fund and the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is produced by the Provincetown Community Compact, Inc., directed by artist Jay Critchley.

The Swim for Life benefits the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, Helping Our Women, Outer Cape Health Services, Cape & Island Gay Straight Youth Alliance, Provincetown Rescue Squad and the Lower Cape Ambulance Association.

A limited number of t -shirts designed by Paul Bowen are available through the Swim for Life. The 20 th Annual Provincetown Harbor Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla is scheduled for September 8, 2007. For pledge forms, volunteer and Pool Swim information, or to make a contribution, contact: thecompact@comcast.net, 508 487-1930, www.swim4life.org, or write, Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, P.O. Box 819, Provincetown, MA 02657.

Cape Cod Times article: http://www.capecodonline.com/cctimes/divinginto10.htm


22. John Baldessari, Dan Graham, Krzystof Wodiczko, FF Alumns, in Barcelona, thru Nov 27

Exhibition dates: from 22 September to 27 November 2006
Produced by MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, and curated by Manuel J. Borja-Villel.

MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Plaça dels Angels, 1
08001 Barcelona, Spain

From the mid-sixties to the end of the seventies, the profound transformations that took place in our society brought with them a change in paradigm. While the basic element that had constituted our system of perception and understanding until that time had been vision, from the eighties this was gradually replaced by recognition of the linguistic structure of artistic production. Vision, or optical perception, had guaranteed modernity the autonomy of artistic species, the search for their specific nature and the cancellation of any kind of “otherness”; but the change of paradigm re-introduced narrative, figuration and theatricality, transforming the spectator into an “agent” and treating the subject as a structural element of the piece. In other words, room was made for the “other” that would no longer be hijacked by that “universal vision” required until then by modernity.

This change also led to art no longer being considered a mere object but rather something to be appreciated as an institution, with the consequent recognition of its discursive nature and of the possibility that elements not necessarily artistic (such as gender and social issues) could be considered an area for intervention. In short, the diversity of time replaced the uniformity of space.

Some of the works and artists included in this new presentation already formed part of MACBA collections, but there have also been a huge number of new acquisitions in 2006 through purchases made by the MACBA Foundation, deposits and donations. The novelties presented this year in the MACBA Collection are intended to demonstrate this change in paradigm through works by Chantal Akerman, Eugènia Balcells, John Baldessari, Stanley Brouwn, James Coleman, Öyvind Fahlström, Dan Graham, Joaquim Jordà, Antoni Llena, Anish Kapoor, Mike Kelley, Cildo Meireles, Mario Merz, Herminio Molero, Juan Muñoz, Raimundo Patiño, Cierna Pavlina Fichta, Manolo Quejido, Jo Spence o Krzystof Wodiczko. The exhibition also presents artists who, from a position in current artistic production, continue to expand upon those ideas that led to the change in paradigm, namely Maja Bajevic, Danica Dakic, Tacita Dean and Gabriel Orozco, among others.

galería cadaqués.
works from the bombelli collection
Exhibition dates: from 22 September to 27 November 2006
Produced by MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, and curated by Roland Groenenboom.

Throughout the twentieth century, Cadaqués attracted avant-garde artists and other intellectuals who spent their summers there. Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Richard Hamilton and Dieter Roth, among others, spent long periods of time in the Costa Brava town.

Lanfranco Bombelli, an artist and architect of Italian origin, opened the Galería Cadaqués in 1973 and in this context of the avant-garde. In the seventies and eighties the gallery was of great importance in Catalonia as an initiator, producer and promoter of the art of the time, and initiated not only temporary exhibitions, such as the collaborative works executed by Richard Hamilton and Dieter Roth in Cadaqués in 1976 and 1977, but also in situ works related to Cadaqués, such as the project Cadaqués, Canal Local (1974) by Muntadas and the action Flauta i trampolí (1981) by Antoni Miralda.

Through key works of its founder’s collection, the exhibition summarises and reviews those years of activity and analyses the importance of the gallery in the context of Cadaqués as a peripheral nucleus of the twentieth-century avant-gardes.

The exhibition, that forms part of the MACBA Collection, stresses the relations between this collection and the programme of the Galería Cadaqués, which, among its heterogeneous activities, deployed four artistic lines: constructivism (especially Swiss concrete art), pop art, the avant-gardes of the sixties and seventies, and local artists, represented by Catalan abstract painting and the new tendencies in Catalonia of the seventies and eighties.


23. Thirty-two local artists in Footprints at Grand Space, Brooklyn, opening Oct 12, 6-9 pm

32 local artists participating in Footprints, opening O ctober 12. 6 to 9pm, at Grand Space
778 Bergen Street (at Grand Avenue)


24. Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, FF Alumn, at Miami Dade Public Library, thru Jan 13, 2007

Miami-Dade Public Library System's
Art Services and Exhibitions Department presents
FALLOUT: A History of Upheaval - Nicaragua and Its Diaspora

by Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga
October 4, 2006 - January 13, 2007
West Kendall Regional Library, 10201 Hammocks Boulevard, Miami -

Artist's talk and multimedia presentation: Wednesday, October 4, 2006, from noon - 1:30pm

New York-based artist Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga adapted this ongoing project for Miami, which is a major site of the Nicaraguan diaspora. It is an installation that presents a written and graphical history of the country, including a website that collects personal histories, memories and opinions on Nicaragua from exhibition visitors; and new audio recordings that retell folk tales as well as historically famous recordings.

About the website: FALLOUT: A History of Upheaval, Nicaragua and Its Diaspora http://turbulence.org/Works/fallout/

First commissioned in 2004 by turbulence.org, a non-profit arts organization that commissions works from artists who use the Internet as a creative medium, FALLOUT serves as a repository of personal perspectives concerning the enigma of the Nicaraguan national character. It is an open archive of informed and thoughtful insights addressing the past, present and future of Nicaragua, as well as parallel situations in other countries. Miranda began the archive by requesting personal commentary from individuals representing various generations of one family. Visit FALLOUT http://turbulence.org/Works/fallout/  online to find out more about the project, view a selective timeline of Nicaraguan history, play the video game "Always Go Left," and contribute your own stories and commentary.

Library Hours:
Monday - Thursday
9:30 - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday
9:30 - 6:00 pm
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Call 305.375.5048 or email art@mdpls.org for more information.


25. Peggy Diggs, Suzanne Lacy, FF Alumns, at Nathan Cummings Foundation, opening Oct 26, 6-8 pm

www dot creative-capital dot org
An Exhibition of Creative Capital Artists

The Nathan Cummings Foundation
475 Tenth Avenue, 14th Floor
between 36th & 37th Streets
New York, NY  10018

23 October 2006 - 19 January 2007
Opening Reception 26 October 2006, 6-8 pm

RSVP @ 646-485-1284
For private viewing, please contact
Karen Garrett @ 212-787-7300, ext. 206

Cory Arcangel
Mel Chin
Maya Sara Churi
Liz Cohen
Critical Art Ensemble
Elena del Rivero
Peggy Diggs
Ricardo Dominguez
Hasan Elahi
Pablo Helguera
Eduardo Kac
Hirokazu Kosaka
Suzanne Lacy, Susan Liebovitz Steinman, Yutaka Kobayashi
Golan Levin
Franco Mondini-Ruiz
Sheryl Oring
Ted Purves & Susanne Cockrell
Paul Shambroom

www dot creative-capital dot org is an exhibition of images and text that spotlight risk-taking in contemporary art practice and innovation in artist support. Since 1999 the Creative Capital Foundation has provided individual artist project grants in all contemporary disciplines, and developed a comprehensive, breakthrough funding model that helps artists thrive in today's cultural landscape. The featured grantees in www dot creative-capital dot org are artists who have not only made engaging, groundbreaking work, but have also employed new delivery and distribution systems for what they produce. Through a series of project descriptions and their documentation, on wall panels and Sony PlayStation Portables, this exhibition highlights their unconventional methodologies, embracing what art is-and what it may become-in this new century.

Ken Chu, Project Director


PEGGY DIGGS premieres objects from her community-based project WorkOut at the Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia. The exhibition is the culmination of a collaboration with fifteen inmates at the maximum-security State Correctional Institute in Graterford, Pennsylvania, where Diggs and the inmates spent time developing innovative solutions for confined living habitats. October 12 - 25


26. Regina Vater, FF Alumn, at W&TW Gallery, Austin TX, Oct 25, 6:30 pm

Regina Vater, FF Alumn, will show four new short videos at W&TW Galler, 1710 Lavaca, Austin TX 512-477-1064


27. Andy Horowitz at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, thru Oct 29

Hi All -
Some of you may know me from my tireless work at Performance Space 122. Some of you may remember me from such hit solo shows as POTTY MOUTH and NAKED & FAMOUS. Well, I'm performing again for the first time in several years, this time as a Demon Tour Guide in Les Freres Corbusier's HELL HOUSE at St. Ann's Warehouse. This is a great production - it is not only fantastically entertaining but a disturbing examination of a very real cultural phenomenon.

There's more info at the official site:
and at St. Ann's Warehouse site:

I hope you can find the time to come see this show. We're in previews until October 9th, we "open" on the 10th and run through the 29th. There are tours most weeknights, every 15 minutes from 7:30 - 9:45PM. I've pasted in the tour schedule for the next two weeks below so you can know when I'll be doing the show. If you have any questions, drop me a line. It also doesn't hurt just to mention at the box office which tour guide you're there to see.

OH - and while I've got your attention, be sure to pick up a copy of this month's HEEB Magazine to read my "love letter" to Nigella Lawson in page 77's "wizenheimer" column.

thanks and seeya soon...in HELL!!


Wednesday and Thursday, 10/4-10/5
7:30- Tour Corinthians (Greg)  
7:45- Tour Revelations (ANDY)  
8:00- Tour Ecclesiastes (Ryan) 
8:15- Tour Leviticus (Brian)           
8:30- Tour Corinthians (Greg)  
8:45- Tour Revelations (ANDY) 
9:00- Tour Ecclesiastes (Ryan) 
9:15- Tour Leviticus (Brian)           
9:30- Tour Corinthians (Greg)  
9:45- Tour Ecclesiastes (Ryan) 

Friday-Monday, 10/6-10/9
7:30- Tour Revelations (ANDY))  
7:45- Tour Leviticus (Brian)           
8:00- Tour Ecclesiastes (Ryan) 
8:15- Tour Corinthians (Greg)  
8:30- Tour Revelations (ANDY))  
8:45- Tour Leviticus (Brian)           
9:00- Tour Ecclesiastes (Ryan) 
9:15- Tour Corinthians (Greg)  
9:30- Tour Revelations (ANDY))  
9:45- Tour Leviticus (Brian)      

Tuesday, October 10/10
7:30- Tour Corinthians (Greg)  
7:45- Tour Revelations (ANDY))  
8:00- Tour Leviticus (Brian)           
8:15- Tour Corinthians (Greg)  
8:30- Tour Revelations (ANDY))  
8:45- Tour Leviticus (Brian)           
9:00- Tour Corinthians (Greg)  
9:15- Tour Revelations (ANDY))  
9:30- Tour Leviticus (Brian)           
9:45- Tour Corinthians (Greg)  

Thursday-Sunday, 10/12-10/15
7:30- Tour Corinthians (Greg)  
7:45- Tour Leviticus (Brian)           
8:00- Tour Ecclesiastes (Ryan) 
8:15- Tour Revelations (ANDY))  
8:30- Tour Corinthians (Greg)  
8:45- Tour Leviticus (Brian)           
9:00- Tour Ecclesiastes (Ryan) 
9:15- Tour Revelations (ANDY))  
9:30- Tour Corinthians (Greg)  
9:45- Tour Leviticus (Brian)


28. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, at NJ City University, Oct 10, 6:30 pm

In conjunction with "How American Women Artists Invented
Postmodernism" exhibition on view at NJCU Galleries through Oct 13.

Performance artist Martha Wilson will present a free "Artist's Talk" at New Jersey City University on Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m., in the Visual Arts Building Auditorium, 100 Culver Avenue in Jersey City. The community is welcome.

Ms. Wilson will speak on her performance art as well as her experiences as founding director of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc., a Brooklyn museum founded in 1976 that provides both physical and virtual venues for the presentation of time-based visual art, including but not limited to artists' books and periodicals, installation art, performance art, and "live art on the Internet."

Trained in English literature, Ms. Wilson became fascinated by the art field in which text and image intersect while teaching at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.  As a performance artist, she has appeared as Alexander Haig, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, and Tipper Gore at venues ranging from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles to Spazio Zero in Rome.

Presented in collaboration with The Margery Somers Foster Center and the Institute for Women and Art of Rutgers University and The Feminist Art Project, Ms. Wilson's lecture is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ms. Wilson's lecture is being held in conjunction with "How American Women Artists Invented Postmodernism," an exhibition of trailblazing American feminist art that is part of The Feminist Art Project, on view in NJCU's Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery and Visual Arts Building Gallery through Friday, October 13.

For more information or directions, visit
http://www.njcu.edu/dept/art/galleries/ or call Dr. Midori Yoshimoto,
NJCU director of campus galleries, at (201)200-2197.


29. Brody Condon, FF Alumn, at Museum het Domein, The Netherlands, opening Oct 13

next week i am rolling back to the Netherlands to set up a small solo at the awesome Museum het Domein deep in ye'olde country that opens October the 13th.

DefaultProperties(); is a re-interpretation of a Baptism scene by the Flemish painter Gerard David, the first in a series of animated recreations of Northern European late medieval religious paintings.

DefaultProperties(); depicts a twitching, chubby figure of Asian decent with a skin disease apparently lost in prayer within a medieval landscape next to a bored man in furs idling by the river wielding a magical flaming sword. Meanwhile the sky is filling with a swirling extra-dimensional portal from which is emerging a astral being of unknown but seemingly royal nature...

go get art-historicized! -------- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_David

www.tmpspace.com (i'll update it soon with images i swear)


30. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, at Omni Gallery, Uniondale NY, thru Nov 26, 2006

Omni Gallery,
333 Earle Ovington Blvd Uniondale NY 11553
September 25 - November 26, 2006
Reception: October 26 2006, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


31. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, in The Grand Street News

The text of the article follows below. To see the article and photographs, please go to


Sour is the New Sweet
Grand Street News –
Sixth Annual New York City International Pickle Day was fun, free - and delicious!

by Rachel Fershleiser

een Balloons adorned lampposts up and down Orchard Street. Signs reading “What’s the dill?” elicited giggles and groans as they pointed the way. The sun shone like it was still August. There was no doubt about it—September 17th was the perfect day for a pickle festival.

This year marked the sixth time in a row that salesmen, chefs, farmers, and fans gathered on the Lower East Side to celebrate New York City International Pickle Day. The streets were packed as men, women, and children swapped recipes and anecdotes. Some had come for the fair, while others happened upon it. One woman, possibly looking for the farmer’s market held a block north, shouted to a friend “More pickles? Really? What, is the whole street pickles or something?”

Actually, ma’am, it is. But the featured treats reached well beyond the standard cucumber, including a variety of cultural traditions and pickled cabbage, beets, okra, ginger, turnips, green beans, and even herring. Pickled garlic stalks, or scapes, were a big hit.

“They’re much lighter and sweeter than I expected,” said Harlem resident Avi Guter. Lynn Loflin of Newton Farms, an annual scapeppickler and festival attendee, interjected that they were made with sugar. He thanked her but announced that his favorite pickles are “classic sour. The more sour the better.”

Nine yearpold Natalie Rutkovsky of Brooklyn likes her pickles spicy. “I love spice,” she said. “It’s the greatest-greatest.” She also loves Pickle Day, which she describes as “brilliant, because you could try a lot of things.” Her sister Emily, age 6 ½, showed off the pickle picture that was the newest addition to the cast on her left arm. “He made it,” she said, indicating Harley Spiller, Pickle Day’s arts and crafts guru, “He’s really funny, and you could make everything.”

Spiller, a six-year Pickle Day veteran and museum educator, is better known as Inspector Collector. He encourages learning by playing and building with objects, and as he led children in creation of green hats, wallets, and feather adorned “pickle ticklers,” he learned a few things himself. He asked four-year-old Grace, who was cutting some chartreuse ribbon, if she could name the scissor she held in any other languages. “No,” she replied, “only Mandarin and Cantonese.”

Some older pickle fans were learning by doing as well. Twenty-nine-year-old Jon Orren of Wheelhouse Pickles made his festival debut this year; his Park Slope based company was founded nine months ago.

“Pickling has always been a hobby of mine,” he said. “Friends told me I should go into business, and when I left my job in International Development, I did.” Now Orren is acclaimed for his award-winning pickled pears and special slime-free okra. Less tasty, but equality popular, were singing pickle T-shirts and buttons.

Dara Lehon of the Lower East Side BID shares his enthusiasm. “I grew up here,” she says. “Everywhere we went we brought pickles and bialys. Even on the plane to Florida.”

She’s watched Pickle Day grow and expects its popularity will continue to soar. “It’s just fun. It’s a celebration of different cultures and of the unique Lower East Side history, which really is still here.”

The BID sponsors Pickle Day along with the NY Food Museum, a roving set of exhibits and celebrations designed to encourage people to think about the food they eat. This year The Onion and Whole Foods were also major supporters. If there was one activity more popular than lining up for Guss’s kosher dill, it was asking Whole Foods reps whether the Houston Street location is really coming.

“It’ll open in early spring,” assured Rebecca Ulanoff of the Chelsea location. “We’re so excited to be a part of this neighborhood.”

And, even as they debated the street’s sweetest half-sour, that sense of community seemed to be one thing everyone at Pickle Day could agree on.


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