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Goings On: posted week of December 1, 2006

1. Paco Cao, FF Fund for Performance Art recipient 2005-06, concludes “Don’t touch the White Woman”
2. Rashaad Newsome, FF Fund for Performance Art recipient 2006-2007, in Miami, Dec 9, 7-10 pm
3. Annie Sprinkle, FF Alumn, at 111 Minna Gallery, SF, Dec 10, 5-9 pm
4. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY, Dec 3, 2 pm
5. Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, in Miami Beach, Dec 7-10, 7-10 pm
6. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, at Judson Church, Dec 4, 8 pm
7. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, Dec. 12, and at National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., Dec 6
8. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Niagara, NY, Dec 1, 9 pm, and more
9. Jennifer Hicks, FF Alumn, in Somerville, MA, Dec 2
10. Ligorano/Reese, FF Alumns, at Printed Matter, NY, opening Dec 2, 5-7 pm
11. Ida Applebroog, Kate Gilmore, FF Alumns, in Miami, opening Dec 5, 5-8 pm
12. Candida Royalle, Annie Sprinkle, FF Alumns, at Museum of Sex, NY, Nov 30
13. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, in Austin, TX, Nov. 30-Dec 3
14. Willoughby Sharp, FF Alumn, at MoMA, NY, Dec 11, 6 pm
15. Jenny Holzer, Marie Sester, FF Alumns, in Luxembourg, Dec 8, 2006-Feb 25, 2007
16. Reverend Billy, FF Alumn, at Cooper Union, Dec 10, 7 pm
17. Andrea Fraser, FF Alumn, at Orchard, NY, Dec 3, 6-8 pm
18. Anahí Cáceres, FF Alumn, celebrates arteUna’s 10 th anniversary on the Web
19. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, in Indonesia, Dec 7-9

1. Paco Cao, FF Fund for Performance Art recipient 2005-06, concludes “Don’t touch the White Woman”

On January 12, 2006 Paco Cao launched his exhibition and contest Don’t touch the White Woman at Claire Oliver Gallery in Chelsea. Eighteen portraits were exhibited and a “personality contest” was conducted. The visitor was invited to be jury and contestant at the same time. He/she could vote for the portrait with the best attributes and attitude and compete in the contest by answering questions on the official form. The winner received induction into the GPS and had her portrait taken.

On February 14, 2006 the final results of the contest were released. The winner portrait was GPS VIII. The best entry was Megan Metcalf.

To watch the online portrait visit http://www.franklinfurnace.org/grants/artists_updates/cao_paco/updcao.html and click on 11/20/2006

About the project

The year is 2125. The American Empire is on the verge of collapse, its white population on the edge of extinction. Fearing continued attacks from foreign nations on its Caucasian population, particularly its women, the United States signs a treaty known as Don’t Touch the White Woman. This treaty successfully brings peace and stability between world governments, however it does little to deter attacks by rogue terrorist cells. In order to combat this unrelenting enemy, a special Antiterrorist Force is formed. An array of heretofore mythological beings – vampires, werewolves, and the like – previously forced to hide in secret societies emerges after centuries underground. These beings are enlisted and soon become the cornerstone in the global struggle to save the Caucasians. This new antiterrorist taskforce is dubbed the Global Protection Syndicate (GPS).

In the turbulent twenty-second century, the high profile nature of the GPS in ensuring security and stability creates new paradigms of beauty and style. Public devotion escalates, their images multiply and abound. Capitalizing on the newly established stardom of the GPS, some companies even succeed in marketing robotic replicas of its members. Portraits of GPS members posing in the manner favored by European masters of the renaissance and baroque periods – but in the attire of the late twentieth century – grow rapidly in popularity. As their fame escalates, “personality contests,” which allow people to imitate their GPS member of choice, become one of the most representative events of twenty-second century pop culture.


2. Rashaad Newsome, FF Fund for Performance Art recipient 2006-2007, in Miami, December 9 th, 7-10 pm

"Kick it One Time"
Sat. Dec. 9, 2006, 7-10pm

Join Rush Arts Gallery for our 10th Anniversary Party in Miami/ one night
live performance project-co-curated by Derrick Adams and Carmen Hammons-
featuring performances by seven artists who will be incorporating sound,
motion and music.

The title "Kick it One Time" references the impermanence art. The series of
performances will be scheduled throughout. the evening with DJ Induce
playing music in between.

Elia Alba
Shaun El C. Leonardo
Carol Pereira
Rashaad Newsome
Traci Tellius
Kalup Linzy
Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow
Ann Liv Young

Hosted at
Ingalls & Associates, The Courtyard,
125 NW 23rd Street, Miami FL

"Beauty Shop"
Thur. Dec. 7, 2006, 7-10pm

Beauty is power. In popular culture Ideas of beauty are everywhere. Quietly influencing how we see each other and how we feel about ourselves. This exhibition showcases the work of twenty-five artists who are examining, critiquing and exploring representations of beauty, identity and the private rituals of beautification. Curator: Derrick Adams

Aisha Bell
Ashley Reid
Ayana Jackson
Cacy Forgenie
Carla Edwards
Carlos Sandoval de Leon
Charles Huntley Nelson
David Antonio Cruz
Deborah Grant
Jayson Keeling
Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow
Kojo Griffin
Lauren Woods
Luke Abiol
Mary Valverde
Michael Paul Britto
Mickalene Thomas
Mikal Levon Calloway
Nathaniel Mary Quinn
Navin Norling II
Ramon Silva
Rashaad Newsome
Shinique Smith
Wanda Ortiz
William Cordova/Leslie Hewitt
William Mwazi


3. Annie Sprinkle, FF Alumn, at 111 Minna Gallery, SF, December 10, 5-9 pm

Press contact:

Carol Queen, Center for Sex & Culture


Stephanie Lady Monster

Get Ready for XXXmas at NUDE AID, an Erotic Art Making and Give-Away Event to Benefit the Center for Sex & Culture

San Francisco, November 17, 2006 -- The Center for Sex & Culture, San Francisco's "Best Emerging Sex Non-Profit" (SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay), announces a one-of-a-kind art happening and creative soiree on Sunday, December 10th. Hosted by the legendary prostitute/porn star-turned-internationally acclaimed artist Dr. Annie Sprinkle and produced by burlesque artist Lady Monster and Center for Sex & Culture director and pleasure activist Carol Queen, Nude Aid will help CSC retire debt incurred when it had to move suddenly from its South of Market location late last summer. 

Visitors to Nude Aid will pay $20--40 for admission to the event, held at 111 Minna Gallery (around the corner from SFMOMA), and will be greeted by over two dozen artists drawing, painting, sculpting, photographing, and making erotic art, live, inspired by a very diverse team of two dozen nude or fetish-clad models and muses. Admission entitles each visitor a ticket to trade for one piece of art created during the event. Multiple ticket purchase is encouraged, and each ticket can be traded for another piece of art.

All patrons can watch the artists at work and enjoy beverages from 111 Minna's cash bar and free "whores d'ouevres." More art is available in the silent auction, which will feature works donated by noted erotic artists and collectors. Select pieces will be auctioned live at the end of the evening. 

Many notorious San Francisco personalities will model and entertain at Nude Aid, including burlesque coach Bombshell Betty, Snatchy the Clown, fetish model Madison Young a.k.a. Tina Butcher, Jukie Sunshine, Jim e Sparkle Pants, Dylan Vade, Drissana Denvananda a.k.a. Isis Starr, Lady Monster herself, and many others. Big, beautiful blues diva Candye Kane will model and we hope to convince her to make on-site, original textile art using one of her own 43GGG brassieres! 

Just in time for XXXmas and all the other holidays when you might want to surprise your sweetheart or treat yourself to a unique work of art, NUDE AID will be a sexy, arty extravaganza and a uniquely San Franciscan party! Sounds provided by DJ Pantshead of the ECC and DJ PussPuss.

Featured live artists include:

Elizabeth Stephens
Charles Gatewood
Ruby Pearl
Dave Cherry
Dee Dee Russell
Sadie Lune
Alejanrdo R. Torres
Randal Alan Smith
Kam Yui Cheung
Craig Kersten
Matt Sachs
Sister Dora the Carnalite
And many others!

Artists and collectors who have donated works to the silent and live auction include:

Porn queens Nina Hartley, Gloria Leonard, Candida Royalle, FF Alumn, and Sharon Mitchell
Actor and photographer Leonard Nimoy. FF Member
Legendary collage artist Winston Smith
Joani Blank, who has donated an original by Czech artist Jan Saudek
Penny Slinger
Larry Utley
Eric Kroll
Katie Gilmartin
David Steinberg
Carol Queen and Robert Lawrence
And many more!
The Center for Sex & Culture is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational organization which hosts sex ed classes for adults, curates cultural events having to do with sex, and maintains a sexuality library and archive. They are online at www.sexandculture.org.

Details in brief:

NUDE AID: Erotica Art Making and Give Away Event
Benefiting the Center for Sex & Culture
Hosted by Annie Sprinkle
Sunday, 12/10, 5--9 pm
111 Minna btw. 2nd St. and New Montgomery www.111minna.org
$20--40 sliding scale admission gets you a free piece of erotic art made on the spot!

For more details and information, including late-confirming artists, visit www.ladymonster.com and click on “NUDE AID.” Many artists and donors are linked to from the site, should more detail about their work be desired.


4. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY, Dec 3, 2 pm

Judith Sloan, FF Alumn and Warren Lehrer of EarSay, and the Neuberger Museum of Art present an insightful and timely panel discussion on the United States as a place of refuge (today and historically), held in conjunction with the exhibition Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in in a new America by Lehrer and Sloan

Panel Discussion
Sunday, December 3, 2006  2 PM

Brian Lehrer, Talk show host for WNYC New York Public Radio
Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan, Documentary artists and exhibition co-creators and co-founders of EarSay
Bovic Ideda Antosi, Political Asylee, Democratic Republic of the Congo, detained at Wackenhut Detention Center
Raluca Oncioiu, Political Asylee, Romania, Director Immigration Services Department, Catholic Charities
Shekaiba Wakili, Afghan-American photographer, educator and activist
Ninotchka Rosca,Philippine-born exiled writer and activist imprisoned by Marcos Dictatorship
Eleanor Acer, Director, Asylum Program, Human Rights First
Clara Knopfler, Transylvanian Holocaust survivor of three camps
Sumi Mitsudo Koide, Japanese-American interned during World War II, physician and activist
Panel discussion will take place in the PepsiCo Theater of The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College.
Reception to follow at the Neuberger Museum of Art

Event is co-produced by EarSay with support from the Elias Foundation.

Tickets, In advance: $10, $5 Museum members, Day of event: $15, $10 Museum members
Free to Purchase College faculty, staff, and students

Advance tickets strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, call the Neuberger Museum of Art reservation line at 914.251.6125. Tickets may also be purchased at the Museum Tuesday through Sunday, 12-5 PM until December 2.
The Neuberger Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday, 12-5 PM where the Crossing the BLVD exhibition is on view through January 7, 2007

Tickets, In advance: $10, $5 Museum members, Day of event: $15, $10 Museum members
Free to Purchase College faculty, staff, and students
Advance tickets strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, call the Neuberger Museum of Art reservation line at 914.251.6125. Tickets may also be purchased at the Museum Tuesday through Sunday, 12-5 PM until December 2.
The Neuberger Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday, 12-5 PM where the Crossing the BLVD exhibition is on view through January 7, 2007


5. Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, in Miami Beach, December 7-10, 7-10 pm

DUSK, curated by Raul Zamudio, The Village/DIVA Miami Beach, Ocean Drive, Miami Beach,12/07-12/10/2006, 7 00 pm - 10 00 pm. Every day at dusk, Raul Zamudio invites a curator to present the work of selected video artists. - - -DIVA Miami Beach and Raul Zamudio Presents: DUSK /dusk/–noun 1. The state or period of partial darkness between day and night; the dark part of twilight. 2. Partial darkness; shade; gloom: “She was barely visible in the dusk of the room.” Dusk, as it definition implies, is an in-between state; and this designation is used as curatorial framework for a series of video screenings that will be part of DIVA Miami Beach. DUSK consists of programs of video art selected by local, national and international curators under the directorship of Raul Zamudio. Each curator will be given a slot in the program to interpret dusk either in its literal guise as a register between lightness and darkness, in its implication as “partial darkness, shade, gloom”, or will use the term as metaphorical foil. Invited curators: Frederick Janka/Curator/Mexico City, Jennifer Teets/Curator of Contemporary Art, Arte Publico Siquieros, Mexico City, Camilla Sing/Assistant Director/Curator/Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Mariko Tanaka/Director of Exhibitions/The Artist Network, NYC, Roland Stone/Curator/Writer/London, Victor Zamudio Taylor/Curator/Writer/Researcher/Mexico City/Paris, Elzbieta and Gosia Koscielak/Curators/FORUM/Wroclaw, Poland, Zhahoui Zhang/Director/Curator/ Museum of Contemproary Art, Beijing.


6. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, at Judson Church, December 4, 8 pm

"macho" (excerpts)

Choreography Kathy Westwater
Music Peter Kirn
Dramaturgy Dan Hurlin
Dance Abby Block, Ursula Eagly, Jessica Morgan & Kathy Westwater

December 4, 8pm
Movement Research at Judson Church
55 Washington Square South

Shared program with Jennifer Monson & Regina Rocke

“macho” explores the human fascination with torture. It sources Greek mythology and current day cosmological and geopolitical events, including Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse.

Kathy Westwater creates art that exists in the human body, somatically locating choreographic structures in the body then defining and expanding them in physical terms. Her work has been presented throughout NYC including at Dance Theater Workshop, Brooklyn Museum, Franklin Furnace, Movement Research, Danspace Project, P. S. 122, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Knitting Factory, 92nd Street Y, and Joyce Soho. It has received critical attention in The New York Times, The Village Voice, American Theater, The Drama Review, and Dance Magazine. She received an MFA in dance from Sarah Lawrence College where she studied with Sara Rudner, Dan Hurlin, and Dana Reitz. She has also studied and performed in the work of Simone Forti;  and in the multi-media political art of Merián Soto and Pepón Osorio. Kathy teaches contact improvisation and composition at Sarah Lawrence College and has taught at Bennington College, 92nd Street Y, and Movement Research.


7. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, Dec. 12, and at National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., Dec 6

Screening and discussion: RESISTING PARADISE (what do artists do during a time of war?) at
The Change You Want to See Gallery and Convergence Stage
84 Havemeyer St., Store Front

7:30, Director present


Washington Jewish Film Festival, Dec. 6

Presenting most recent work:
Lover Other, Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore
at 6:30 pm

National Museum for Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington , DC 20005-3970
202-783-5000, 1-800-222-7270


8. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Niagara, NY, December 1, 9 pm, and more


THIS FRIDAY come to Niagara, 112 Ave. A at 7th street...our ALWAYS inspiring friends, the highly energetic SH-SH-SH-SHARK ATTACK, is on at 9, FULL TANK on at 10. No cover for this punctual show! The Tank would love to greet you.

And here's another Full Tank Youtube video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qjeqoyFdwE



9. Jennifer Hicks, FF Alumn, in Somerville, MA, December 2

Performance Dec 2nd
Boston Butoh Dance Performance Series
Franklin Furnace Alumni
Jennifer Hicks
therapy, hypnotizing chickens and neglected witness

Third Life Studio for Performing and Healing Arts
Somerville, MA,
tickets $15
www.thirdlifestudio.com for more info


10. Ligorano/Reese, FF Alumns, at Printed Matter, NY, opening Dec 2, 5-7 pm

Printed Matter, Inc. is pleased to present The Pure Products of America: 1992 - 2006, the first comprehensive survey of the artist duo Ligorano/Reese's ongoing project of political editions and artworks. Please join us on Saturday, December 2, 2006, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM, to celebrate the opening of this exhibition. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue at 22nd Street.

For the purpose of this exhibition, Ligorano/Reese will launch a new pure product entitled The Party's Over, giftwrap that highlights the scandals of the Bush administration and their accomplices over the past four years. The Party's Over is printed on silver and gold currency foil paper and designed using reproductions of Exhibit A evidence from the administration's heaviest hitters, including facsimiles of Jack Abramoff's American Express expense records and E-mails; indictments of reporter Judith Miller and Vice President chief of staff Lewis Scooter; email correspondence from Michael "Brownie" Brown; and checks from Jeffrey Skilling and Ken Lay; among others.

Initiated in 1992, the Pure Products series, which consists of over a dozen works, satirizes the marketing of politics, politicians, and religion. Each limited edition is handmade and assembled by the artists in their studio and may be incorporated into larger installations and sculptural works. Ligorano/Reese often mail their works to government officials and politicians, and the resulting ephemera from these correspondences will also be exhibited to contextualize their work within a greater political and public arena.

Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese have collaborated together as Ligorano/Reese since the early 80s. Their work focuses on social issues through the manipulation of images and audio from print, television, the Internet, and radio.

The Party's Over sells for $7 and will be available at Printed Matter along with other editions by Ligorano/Reese, including Contract with America Underwear, Blind Faith snow globes, and Free Speech Zone t-shirts. To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, Ligorano/Reese will be selling signed copies of The Party's Over for $25.

For additional information, please contact Max Schumann, Associate Director, at 212.925.0325 or at mschumann @ printedmatter.org

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists' books and other artists' publications.

Printed Matter, Inc. has received support, in part, through grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Altria Group, Inc, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Canadian Consulate General and the Government of Canada, The Cowles Charitable Trust, the CRH Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, LEF Foundation, Materials for the Arts, The Peter S. Reed Foundation, the Schoenstadt Family Foundation, The Starry Night Fund, The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and private foundations and individuals worldwide.

Printed Matter, Inc.
195 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
T: 212 925 0325
F: 212 925 0464


11. Ida Applebroog, Kate Gilmore, FF Alumns, in Miami, opening December 5, 5-8 pm

PIEROGI and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in Miami
2010 North Miami Avenue (between N.W. 20th/21st Streets) in the Wynwood section of Miami
Entrance and Free Parking in rear of building on N.W. Miami Court

Opening Reception/Preview Date: December 5, 2006. 5-8pm
Exhibition Dates: December 6–9 (11am-8pm) and December 10 (11am-4pm)

We are pleased to present an exhibition of TAVARES STRACHAN’s
The Distance Between What We Have and What We Want (Arctic Ice Project), 2004-06

In March 2005 Strachan traveled to the Alaskan Arctic in search of a frozen river. Within several days he located one under the Arctic Circle. With the help of a skilled team, he cut into the frozen water to extract a 4.5 ton portion. While on exhibition, the ice sits in a glass freezer, which derives its power from a solar energy system, and so the power of the sun keeps this remnant of the Arctic intact, stable, and on view. Tavares Strachan was born in the Bahamas. He holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Yale University.

PIEROGI will also present work by:
Dawn Clements
Brian Dewan
James Esber
Jane Fine
Tony Fitzpatrick
Kate Gilmore
Jonathan Herder
Johan Nobell
David Scher
Ward Shelley
Jim Torok
Daniel Zeller
and others.

RONALD FELDMAN FINE ARTS will also present work by:
Ida Applebroog
Nancy Chunn
Keith Cottingham
Carl Fudge
Rico Gatson
Cameron Hayes
Kelly Heaton
Pepón Osorio
Bruce Pearson
Jason Salavon
and others.

PIEROGI Brooklyn | 177 NORTH 9TH STREET, BKLYN, NY 11211
T.718.599.2144 | E.INFO@PIEROGI2000.COM | HTTP://WWW.PIEROGI2000.COM

T.+49 (0)341 241 90 80 | E. INFO@PIEROGILEIPZIG.COM | HTTP://WWW.PIEROGI2000.COM



12. Candida Royalle, Annie Sprinkle, FF Alumns, at Museum of Sex, NY, November 30

The Naked Feminist
Screening/Q&A with Candida Royalle

The Naked Feminist challenges the myths surrounding women in the porn industry while exploring preconceived notions of control, pleasure and exploitation. Through candid behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with porn stars, academics and feminists, including women who are considered by many to be The American Masters of porn: Jane Hamilton (aka Veronica Hart), Candida Royalle, Annie Sprinkle, Sharon Mitchell, Nina Hartley, Marilyn Chambers and Ginger Lynn Allen, this informative and straight-talking documentary strips away the ideological straitjacket surrounding the decades-old porn versus feminist debate by demonstrating that strong, inspirational women are found in all walks of life - including pornography.

The Naked Feminist demonstrates how women are taking control of pornography and manages to bring the discussion into the mainstream, providing a wider, more complete analysis of how this new ideology is playing out in the minds of regular Americans and culture at-large.

* Winner Audience Award Emerging Visions SXSW Film Festival 2004*

An adoring and uncensored look at women in porn.
- San Francisco Documentary Film Festival

Takes a You Go,Girl approach to disputing notions of exploitation in the porn biz... - Variety

Space is limited. Reservations recommended.
$10 Admission
$8 Members, Seniors & Students
Tickets can be purchased at the front desk, or in advance by
212.689.6337 x115.

Thursday, November 30
7:00-9:00 pm
233 Fifth Avenue @ 27th Street
New York, New York 10016


13. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, in Austin, TX, Nov 30-Dec 3

TIM MILLER performs in AUSTIN...NOV 30-DEC 3- VORTEX & U of TEXAS - 1001 BEDS!

Hi Folks!

I'll be in Austin doing a performance/lecture at UT and performing my new show 1001 BEDS at The Vortex  Nov 30-Dec3 . The show is based on my brand new book of the same name. 1001 BEDS is a raucous and rowdy exploration of my queer adventures in a performer's life fiercely lived in travels through love, politics, sex and art.  Press release below.

I will also be doing a presentation at the University of Texas Performance as Public Practice program. I will be doing a public lecture/rant/performance Friday Dec 1 at  2PM in the Winship building, room 2.112 (on the second floor). This event is called SEX/BODY/SELF and is open to the public.

Nov 30-Dec 3 , 8PM
Where: The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Road(1/2 mile East of I-35, between Chestnut and Maple)Austin, TX 78722 On bus route #20
Reservations: 512-478-LAVA (5282)
Admission: Thursday $15,   Fri & Sun $20,  Sat $25
Limited Seating. Advanced reservations recommended.

"Tim Miller sings that song of the self which interrogates, with explosive, exploding, subversive joy and freedom, the constitution and borderlines of selfhood. . . . You think you don't need to hear such singing? You do! You must!"
-Tony Kushner, playwright of Angels in America

From a gay teen's head-on collision with life in a sleazy hotel across the street from the Hollywood Bowl to an ecstatic vision of a sex-positive future on a mattress in a police holding cell, the show is a  kinky and funny journey thru the beds and hotels and life on the road as a traveling salesman- oops I mean a performance artist! I was doing the math recently and I figured that if I continue to tour as a performer for another twenty years, I will end up sleeping in at least 1000 hotel beds in my lifetime on the road. For maximum poetic oomph, let's say 1001 beds! Yikes!

The book "1001 BEDS" came out recently and  is a collection of my essays, performances, manifestos, performance touring stories from Tokyo to Chattanooga and my journals. 1001 BEDS is a fiercely funny, sexy and inspiring story based on excerpts from the book about the transforming power of art and the richness of gay identity lived out loud. Here's a little spiel from my blog.

Here's the book cover and Bed #1...
best, Tim  Miller
My new book of essays & performances 1001 BEDS!


14. Willoughby Sharp, FF Alumn, at MoMA, NY, December 11, 6 pm

Experimental Magazines and the International Avant-Gardes, 1945­1975
December 11, 6:00 p.m.
The Celeste Bartos Theater
This panel considers various aspects of the avant-garde magazine such as the nature and history of artist-run journals whose founding principles originated in early Modernism, developed through the twentieth century, and remain important to many artists and writers today. The panel looks at journals that were conceived as ongoing platforms for new works of art, for graphic experiment, and for simultaneous expression in the arts, literature, philosophy, politics, and other fields. It examines the ways in which magazines represented ideas of particular artistic and intellectual communities, even as they responded to and disseminated ideas internationally. With Benjamin Buchloh, Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of Modern Art, Harvard University; Edward Sullivan, Dean for the Humanities and Professor of Fine Arts, New York University; and Willoughby Sharp, independent curator, artist, and former publisher and co-founder with Liza Bear of Avalanche magazine (1970­76). Moderated by David Little, Director of Adult and Academic Programs, The Museum of Modern Art. Tickets ($10; members $8; students and seniors $5) can be purchased at the lobby information desk and the Film and Media desk, or online at www.ticketweb.com


15. Jenny Holzer, Marie Sester, FF Alumns, in Luxembourg, Dec 8, 2006-Feb 25, 2007

ACCESS by Marie Sester will be featured in ON/OFF at the Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'Art Contemporain (Luxembourg), Dec. 8, 2006 – Feb. 25, 2007, showcasing John Armleder, Lilian Bourgeat, Hsia-Fei Chang, Jacques Charlier, Christian Cordes, Simone Decker, Jean-Jacques Dumont, Carsten Höller, Jenny Holzer, Ann Veronica Janssens, Peter Kogler, Mischa Kuball, Ruth Schnell, Marie Sester, Michel Verjux.

ON/OFF is organized in partnership with three institutions in the context of Luxembourg and Greater Region European Capital of Culture: the Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain ( Luxembourg), the FRAC Lorraine ( Metz, France), and the Saarlandmuseum ( Sarrebruck, Germany).

The three institutions are publishing a catalog in common (bilingual French and German; with an English translation). The catalog (230 x 290 mm; 220 pages) will be released December 6, 2006.

ACCESS is a public art installation that applies web and surveillance technologies, allowing web users to track individuals in public spaces with a unique robotic spotlight and acoustic beam system, without people wearing any gear, exploring the ambiguities among surveillance, control, visibility and celebrity.

ACCESS is a co-production with ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany.


16. Reverend Billy, FF Alumn, at Cooper Union, Dec 10, 7 pm

Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Great Hall, Cooper Union - Astor Place, New York City
Sunday December 10, 7 PM
$10, no-one turned away, res: ReverendBilly.Org

"Towering somewhere near the nexus of avant-garde theater, civil disobedience, and the unaccountably bizarre is the high golden pompadour of Reverend Billy Talen." Timothy Bracy, The Onion

"The Church of Stop Shopping will exorcise your demons of avarice and gluttony and teach you that even without 127 perfect gifts under the tree, around the menorah or the kinara, you can still feel whole."  Kari Milchman, New York Press

"But are you serious?"   Glenn Beck, CNN


17. Andrea Fraser, FF Alumn, at Orchard, NY, Dec 3, 6-8 pm

Please join us for a book launch at Orchard on Sunday December 3, 6-8 pm. At 6 pm, Sharon Hayes and Ulrike Mueller will have a conversation about performance art and politics.

OE Critical Readers in Visual Cultures #8
Work the Room. A Handbook of Performance Strategies
b-books, Berlin, 2006

With contributions by Christa Benzer, Linda Bilda, Gregg Bordowitz, Stephan Dillemuth, Discoteca Flaming Star, Marie-Thérèse Escribano, Achim Hochdörfer, Andrea Fraser, Sharon Hayes, Judith Hopf, Christof Kurzmann, Xavier Le Roi, Matthew Lyons, Sabine Marte, Mattin, Katrin Pesch, Yvonne Rainer, and Britta Scholze. Edited and with an introduction by Ulrike Müller.

WORK THE ROOM is a handbook of performance strategies in contemporary art. Investigating critical actions and the forms they take, this collection criss-crosses the field of performance work tying together threads of political investment: How can politics be performed when the public consists of those present and sharing a room? How can the space between performer and audience be activated? What if we are mobilized by our emotions more than by our political convictions?

Sharon Hayes’s work moves among multiple mediums in an ongoing investigation into the interrelation of history, politics, and speech. Her installation, video, and performance work has been shown in New York at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Parlour Projects, the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Indepedent Study Program, Dance Theater Workshop, Dixon Place, HERE, Performance Space 122, the Joseph Papp Public Theater, the WOW Cafe, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art; and in Los Angeles at LACE, Track 16, Gallery 2102, and The Project.

Ulrike Müller is an artist currently living and working in New York. Since 2005 she has been an editor for the queer feminist art journal LTTR (www.lttr.org). Exhibitions, performances and and video screenings include MIX NYC ( New York, 2006), Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film ( Graz, 2005), LTTR Explosion (with Marie-Thérèse Escribano, New York, 2004), and Mothers of Invention—Where is Performance Coming From (MUMOK, Vienna, 2003).

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18. Anahí Cáceres, FF Alumn, celebrates arteUna’s 10 th anniversary on the Web

Anahí Cáceres announces arteUna 10th anniversary on the Web and panel discussion with screenings, performances and a toast.

ArteUna celebrates its tenth year on the Web and closes its international submission call “1976-2006, 30 years from the Coup d’Etat” (Fondo CulturaBA and the support of Human Rights organizations and institutions.) A large 30 piece puzzle, a community construction of the memory of the last three decades. With more than 250 participants from Argentina and abroad.

Net-art, video, video performance, popular music, experimental music, images, illustrations, unreleased texts, testimonial poetry, documents and radio programs.

To see information about the project visit: http://www.arteuna.com/ArteUna.htm

To see the supporting foundations go to: http://www.arteuna.com/convocatoria_2005/listado_auspicios.htm

To see the participants’ projects visit: http://www.arteuna.com/convocatoria_2005/participaciones.htm

To see the call for submissions visit: http://www.arteuna.com/convocatoria_2005/rompe_cabezas.htm

Panel discussion with guess artists and curators at Sala Living Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, on November 28, 2006.

Panel guests include Anahí Cáceres, Corinne Sacca Abadi, Liliana Lukin,Claudio Martyniuk, Mirta Rosenberg, Joan Prim, Juana Radusky de Tucumán, Carmen Lapacó de madres de Plaza de Mayo, línea fundadora, Natalia Matewecki, from UN, La Plata and others.


19. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, in Indonesia, December 7-9

Peter Grzybowski, New Performances in Indonesia

"Bird Migration" Indonesia International Performance Art Event 2006

December 7 – 9

Galeri Nasional Indonesia in Jakarta
Jl. Medan Merdeka Timur 14, Jakarta 10110

December 8, 2006 - performance

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