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Goings On: posted week of March 26, 2007

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1. Yvonne Brooks, FF Member, at McNally Robinson Booksellers, NY, March 31
2. Colette, FF Alumn, at HPGRP Gallery, NY, opening April 4, 6-9 pm
3. Nao Bustamante, FF Alumn, now online
4. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, in Calaf, Spain, March-May, 2007
5. Emmett Williams, Memorial Celebration, April 1 from 7:00 PM
6. Candida Royalle, Veronica Vera, FF Alumns, at the Museum of Sex, NY, May 16
7. Pamela Sneed, FF Alumn, at Tonic, NY, March 26, 8 pm
8. Nao Bustamante, Laure Drogoul, FF Alumns, in Baltimore, March 29-April 1
9. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, in CT and MA, March 26-29
10. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, may rewrite Idaho art history
11. Bradley Eros, Dara Birnbaum, Michael Smith, Stuart Sherman, FF Alumns, at Collective for Living Cinema, April 1-29
12. Peggy Diggs, FF Alumn, at Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn, opening March 30
13. Annie Sprinkle, FF Alumn, at Collective Unconsicous, April 26-May 12, 2007
14. Marie Sester, FF Alumn, in Gijón, Spain, March 30-June 30
15. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NY, April 14, 11:30-3:30
16. Leon Golub, Daniel Joseph Martinez, FF Alumn, at Bard College, opening April 15
17. Theodora Skipitares, FF Alumn, at La MaMa, NY, March 22-April 8
18. Heidi House Arneson, FF Alumn, at Amazon Bookstore, Minneapolis, March 30
19. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Trash Bar, Brooklyn, March 28
20. Anton Van Dalen, Ellen Lanyon, Robin Tewes, FF Alumns, at Adam Baumgold Gallery, opening March 23, 6-8 pm
21. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at Galapagos, Brooklyn, March 28, 8 pm
22. Kelly Dobson, FF Alumn, video now online at http://altfoodtv.blogspot.com
23. George Sanchez-Calderon, FF Alumni, at Zieher Smith, NY, March 29, opening, 6-8
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1. Yvonne Brooks, FF Member, at McNally Robinson Booksellers, NY, March 31

Join Franklin Furnace alumn Yvonne Brooks, and co-author Steven Grant, at McNally Robinson Booksellers, Saturday, March 31st, 1-3 p.m. to celebrate the launch of their two new children's books,  Meet the Goat Kids and The Goat Kids Explore the Woods.  These unique books use beautiful photographs to illustrate the entertaining and exciting adventures of four spirited pygmy goat kids: Charlie, Ella, Jack, and Sally.  While children enjoy interactive book readings, adults can join the authors to discuss children's book publishing and raising pygmy goats.  Celebrate the book launch with goat cheese, wine, and beverages.   Free goat stickers for the kids.  Purchase any goat kids book and take home an original goat kids poster.  Saturday, March 31, 1-3 p.m., at McNally Robinson Booksellers,  52 Prince Street (between Lafayette and Mulberry). You can learn more about the goat kids at www.goatkids.net

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2. Colette, FF Alumn, at HPGRP Gallery, NY, opening April 4, 6-9 pm

COLETTE
THE APARTMENT
AT HPGRP GALLERY
April 4th- May 12th
32-36 Little West 12th St.

OPENING: April 4, 2007 - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

“At the core of Colette’s work is a nomadic principle, an openess to any media, material, or cultural network as a means of circulating images or ideas. An enduring concern to speak to multiple audiences or ideas, large and small, elite culture and mass culture.” —Johnathan Crary (‘83)

“Colette is a pioneer in the 70’s persona movement that first introduced the now common issues of role playing and identity to the contemporary art movement.” —Walter Robinson (Artnet 2007)

“Colette has been a visionary presence on the New York art scene since the early ‘70’s. Her work is complex and encompasses many concepts that stretch our notion of art. She explores the role artists play in our lives, the female persona in art, and the line between fine-art and commercial art and fashion. Many of her ideas are echoed today in the art world as well as throughout popular culture.” —Paul Tschinkel (Documentary film on Colette; ‘93)

In the AP ARTMENT, Colette will create a fictitious space reminiscent of living rooms re-created in museums for historical and archeological purposes and will address the importance of home. Home as art is a recurring theme in Colette’s work, beginning with her legendary silk environment which began in the early ’70’s and continues to be an artwork in progress. For an artist living close to ground zero, a place where demolition of old buildings and development of new luxury hi-rise apartments are on the rise, the threat of being displaced is difficult to ignore. “Personal habitat” has re-entered Colette’s work with a new perspective, that of uncertainty and impermanence, and has offered Colette another opportunity to address and blur the fine line between art and life. This exhibition will include artworks, photographs, and clothes from Colette’s famous closet, furniture and artifacts. This was not Colette’s first foray into fashion. In the 70’s, she was already internationally known for her fabric environments and her “Beautiful Dreamer” uniforms which were inspired by the crinkled materials of her rooms. Her works were not only held in prestigious museums and galleries but also in unorthodox art spaces such as the streets. She presented her tableaux and multi-media spectacles often in shop windows, clubs, boutiques, etc... In 1978, as part of an installation/performance for Fiorucci, she slept during the day in the store’s windows in her undergarments and corset, and revolutionized the style of young women with her “Victorian Punk” look. Fiorucci responded by commissioning her to design the “Deadly Feminine” line. During her stay in Berlin (’84-85) she designed the sets and costumes for the Berlin opera and in 1997 she was featured in the Fashion/Art show at the Guggenheim with a mannequin of herself wearing one of her extravagant gowns. From 1994-2000, true to her persona of the ‘90’s, “ Olympia”, the artist was hostess to her ever-changing “Colette Art Salon” at the Lowen Palais in Berlin. As part of the Montreal Biennale she installed her entire New York studio, Maison Lumiere, in the Mexican Consulate’s headquarters in the center of town. Hung amidst the artwork and furniture was her new “ligne nomade” part of her “mode dechiree”. In 2004, Colette transformed an entire floor in the HPGRP building in Ginza, Tokyo. “The Bedroom” was entirely covered with ruched satin fabrics, mostly in pink. Inside the room were new paintings, sculptures, a satin clothing line created to match the environment, and various objets d’art. Following “The Bedroom” in Tokyo, she presented “Domestic Bliss and the Colette Look”, a pink environment with a grand dining table and dinnerware designed by Colette that could be seen from streets at Rosenthal’s’ Madison Avenue headquarters. In 2005, she was included in a group show along with other famous peers in “La Robe” at UNESCO, Paris, which incorporated fashion and art. Later that year she also participated in “clothesline” for an exhibition at the Santa Fe Art Institute. In early 2006, her early work was part of “Downtown New York 1974-1984,” which opened at the Grey Art Gallery, and traveled to the Warhol Museum, and is presently at the Museum of Modern Art in Austin, Texas. Simultaneously, at the House of Kultur in Germany her Justine series which recorded Colette’s pioneering downtown days labeled “Reverse Pop” was resurrected. In the spring she was the highlight at the Frauen Museum in “Ladies of the Night”. In June she unveiled her latest works in two solo exhibitions “La Vie en Rose I” at Pablo’s Birthday gallery in Tribeca and “La Vie en Rose II” at Carol Johnssen gallery in Munich. These works documented a period dedicated to religiously wearing the color pink. “Intriguing Faces” showcases Colette’s commissioned portraits, at the Vivian Horan gallery uptown Manhattan through the end of this January.

For more info please contact:

Shuhei Yamatani, HPGRP Gallery, 212-727-2491 / GGPR for Colette at 212-477-4238 /
Maison Lumiere 212-825-0482

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3. Nao Bustamante, FF Alumn, now online

Hey Everybody, I'm in cyberspace! You can view my short video work, "A Story" at Extensions: The Online Journal of Embodiment & Technology. Scroll to the right or click on the little mouth at the bottom of the page, follow the link, but there is a lot of other cool stuff there too.

Thanks, Nao

http://www.performancestudies.ucla.edu/extensionsjournal

Nao Bustamante
bustan@rpi.edu
www.naobustamante.com

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4. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, in Calaf, Spain, March-May, 2007

A town-wide public intervention

Calaf, Spain
Presented as part of Idensitat 07
http://www.idensitat.org/

From March to May, 2007 I relocate from my home in the South Bronx, NY to Calaf, Spain for two months for the purpose of meeting every person living in this town of over 3000 inhabitants.  I initiate the interactions upon arrival at my new place of residence, working hand-in-hand with the Idensitat staff to forge my first contacts. The scope of the action widens throughout the length of my stay, as I invite every person I meet to introduce me to someone else in the area.  These encounters take the shape of an intimate home or "studio" visit, or that of an everyday activity agreed upon those involved.

The intervention is documented through a collective "Calaf Photo Album," to which its inhabitants contribute with photographs of themselves, to be published in the fall of 2007.

Thank you.
Nicolás Dumit Estévez

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5. Emmett Williams, Memorial Celebration, April 1 from 7:00 PM

A Memorial Celebration for EMMETT WILLIAMS, poet, performance artist and founding member of Fluxus, who died on February 14 at his home in Berlin, Germany, will take place in New York City on Sunday, April 1 from 7:00 PM at the Emily Harvey Foundation, 537 Broadway @ Spring Street, 2nd floor. The program will include videos and live performances of Williams' scores by artist friends and his son Garry Williams. Cake will be served.

Event organizer: Geoffrey Hendricks, contact: 212-431-8625 or cloudsmith@aol.com      

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6. Candida Royalle, Veronica Vera, FF Alumns, at the Museum of Sex, NY, May 16

SAVE THE DATE!

Please join us for
THE FIRST ANNUAL MUSEUM OF SEX GALA
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
7pm – 10pm

Help raise funds for the Museum of Sex while enjoying an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with a special performance by Dita Von Teese!

Alan Cumming
Perez Hilton
Honorary Chair

Event Chairs
Fred Davis
June Reinisch
Candida Royalle
 
Benefit Committee
Barbara Carrellas
Brian Christopher Cummings
Joy Davidson
Vanessa del Rio
Betty Dodson
Brent Nicholson Earle
Robert W. Richards
Seymour Stein
Iké Udé
Veronica Vera

For more information on sponsorship or to purchase tickets,
please call (646) 519-7904 or email mosex@stampeventco.com
Tickets start at $150.

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7. Pamela Sneed, FF Alumn, at Tonic, NY, March 26, 8 pm

THE MORTON UMBRELLA GIRL DAILY COMPETITION: DAY 33,945
by Helen Phillips, with Adam Thompson & Avni Bhatia
sound by Tom Isler

SOME NOTES ON GHANA
a monolog by Pamela Sneed

ISHMAEL HOUSTON-JONES

A LETTER FROM OMDURMAN (3RD MODULE)
by Jeffrey M. Jones, with Makeda Christodoulos

and
A MYSTERIOUS VIDEO

Monday, March 26, 2007 - 8:00 PM @ Tonic

107 Norfolk btw. Delancey & Rivington (F Delancey; JMZ Essex)  
Tickets $8.00 @ the door, 1st come, 1st served, no reservations 

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8. Nao Bustamante, Laure Drogoul, FF Alumns, in Baltimore, March 29-April 1

4th Annual Transmodern Festival (Live.Art.Action)
Baltimore , MD - March 29th thru April 1st
Baltimore 's "Best Art Event" Returns for its Fourth Year
www.transmodernage.com

Save the date and spread the word!

The 4th annual Transmodern Festival (Live.Art.Action) will be held in Baltimore from March 29th through April 1st. This unique and critically acclaimed festival (deemed Baltimore's "Best Art Event 2006" by the Baltimore City Paper) occurs across five locations in five days including Goucher College, Maryland Institute College of Art, Load of Fun Studios, Creative Alliance, and one day of site-specific performances at Wyman Park in Charles Village.

The 2007 festival features internationally renowned experimental performance, sound, and visual artists Nao Bustamante, Baraka de Soleil/ D UNDERBELLY, Center for Tactical Magic, Temple Crocker, Ijeoma & Oluyemi Thomas and many others.

http://www.transmodernage.com/artists.html

Transmodern Festival exhibitions, performances, and installations provide a rare and comprehensive glimpse into some of the world's most radical contemporary artists. The artists presented in the festival defy traditional genres and embrace radical innovation through transmedia, clashes of organic vs. artificial intelligence, psychogeography, dislocation of consensus reality, real politic, and collective cultural action.

Thursday, March 29th

Maryland Institute College of Arts, Brown Center, Falvey Theater presents the "Peter Zahorecz Memorial Film Night" featuring short experimental works by Nancy Andrews, Derek Jarman, Anna Hallin, Diertra Thompson and more.
http://www.transmodernage.com/film.html

Friday, March 30th

Load of Fun Studios presents a lively night of installation and performance work. Avant-garde installations with guided tours will transform the space from 8:00pm until 9:00pm with special un-announced "surprise performances." Formal performances will begin on the 3rd floor at 9:00pm. Artists include: Michelle Nagai, Spoon Popkin, Lexie Mountain Boys, The Center for Tactical Magic, Fat Worm of Error, Marina Rosenfeld compositions, and more.

http://www.transmodernage.com/performance.html

Saturday, March 31st

Creative Alliance presents festival headlining performances from critically acclaimed local and national artists Nao Bustamante, Baraka de Soleil /D UNDERBELLY, Temple Crocker, and Ijeoma and Oluyemi Thomas. Wendy Babcox's SLAPDOWN!, a live female wrestling bout with accompanying rock band will close the show.

http://www.transmodernage.com/performance.html

Sunday, April 1st

Sarada Conway orchestrates an afternoon in Wyman Park to remember. Participating artists include Wendy Clupper, Melissa Webb, Pamela Sunstrom, Sara Dierck and others. http://www.transmodernage.com/schedule.html

March 26th through April 27th
Opening Thursday, April 5th

Goucher College presents "Collaborate Now!" A gallery retrospective of Transmodern artists from the past and present including Laure Drogoul, Chiara Giovando, Audrey Chen, Lauren Bender, Denise Tassin, Erin Womack and many more.

http://www.transmodernage.com/exhibition.html

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9. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, in CT and MA, March 26-29

Barbara Hammer on NorthEast tour with Lover Other:The Story of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore. 

All screenings free and open to the public:
Monday, March 26
Saint Joseph College
The Carol Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT
7 p.m,.
(860) 231-5529

Tuesday, March 27
Emerson College
The Bordy Theater
216 Tremont Street, 1rst Floor
Boston
7 p.m. Reception to follow
(617) 510-6470

Wed. March 28
Fitchburg State College
Fitchburg, MA.
Ellis White Lecture Hall
2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Thurs. March 29
Smith College (in conjunction with Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival)
Northampton, MA.
Smith College Auditorium
8 p. m.
(413) 585-3533

www.barbarahammerfilms.com

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10. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, may rewrite Idaho art history

Release and photos online: http://news.boisestate.edu
BOOK FIND MAY REWRITE IDAHO ART HISTORY, BOISE STATE PROFESSOR SAYS

A small, dusty-blue book found in files in the museum at the Idaho State School for the Deaf and Blind has shed new light on the life of Idaho*s most famous native artist/bookmaker, reportedly deaf and perhaps autistic James Castle, according to Tom Trusky, Boise State professor and director of the Idaho Center for the Book.

Castle was born in Garden Valley in 1899 and was thought to be deaf, mute, illiterate and mentally challenged. He produced thousands of drawings and illustrations during his life, using tools that he fashioned himself, before dying in Boise in 1977. Castle attended the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind.

Trusky recently interviewed Jerry Wilding, retired ISDB teacher and current curator of the school*s museum who uncovered the ledger book.

A few years ago Wilding discovered the slim volume that chronicles mail deliveries 1910-1916 to the then newly-built facility in Gooding, Idaho.

Only this year, however, as Wilding reviewed the volume, did the curator realize it contained information that would revise the understanding of the self-taught artist and his family.

Wilding, who now calls the record book one of the museum*s *most cherished* items, noticed entries detailing deliveries to the young artist from 1912 to 1915. Previously, the Castle family, acquaintances, curators and Castle biographer Trusky had believed Castle, with his hearing-impaired older sister Nellie Castle, had matriculated at the school at 1910, only to be expelled after a few months as *uneducable.* Nellie Castle was thought to have graduated before her marriage in 1914. Wilding*s book sets the record straight.

*We now know,* explained Trusky, who has studied the Gooding school volume, *that Nellie - an excellent student - apparently attended the Gooding school for only one year. However, the mail log book chronicles deliveries to her brother James at the school until 1915.*

The book reveals that the artist may not have been as self-taught as previously thought, Trusky suggested. Still, he notes, it does not invalidate family and local lore that Castle was sent home to Garden Valley from school.

*It may be that it was in 1915 - not 1910 - that educators felt they could not assist the teenager,* Trusky said.

Why Castle did not stay at ISDB and graduate is still a mystery. Trusky will incorporate the new finding into a second, revised edition of his definitive biography, *James Castle: His Life and Art.*

Contact: Tom Trusky, English, (208) 426-1999, ttrusky@boisestate.edu Media Contact: Julie Hahn, University Communications, (208) 426-5540, juliehahn@boisestate.edu

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11. Bradley Eros, Dara Birnbaum, Michael Smith, Stuart Sherman, FF Alumns, at Collective for Living Cinema, April 1-29

On The Collective for Living Cinema

Dates: April 1– 29, 2007, Thurs-Sun, 1-6 pm
Opening: Sunday April 1, 6-8

Organized by Orchard in association with Anthology Film Archives

In 1973 a group of film students from the Harpur College Cinema Department looking to create a contemporary and fertile context for their work found The Collective for Living Cinema, an artist-run cooperative that would serve both as an exhibition venue and a center for production and discourse. Above the first program note was a miniature manifesto stating their intention to “overcome the economic, social and political burdens of an art in chains.” Lasting for 19 years, The Collective came to embody the under-defined moment between the canonized generation of “the essential cinema” and the transfiguration of film as “new media” embraced by the institutional hierarchy of the art world and subject to the theoretical, critical and economic tidal forces therein. Run as a multi-disciplinary venue, The Collective continuously engaged in a recovery of the recent past, championing the marginal and positing alternative film histories. The screening room was seen as a workshop in which this culture became immersed in its own brand of cinematic delirium. Annette Michelson pointed out that The Collective "attempted to break down distinctions between industrial film and avant guard film, between films that form part of a classical canon and those which are on the margins or periphery of canonical taste." By "maintaining and constantly questioning an exploratory attitude rather than by embalming predigested classical canon", Michelson stated, The Collective emerged in the 1980's as the "liveliest" New York film venue of it's time.

This exhibition will re-examine the Collective’s history and parallel it's mission within the current set of “economic, social and political chains.” It has been organized as a series of individually programmed screening events at ORCHARD (April 6-8 to be held at Anthology Film Archive), a timeline of documentation and an installation specific to the ambivalent capacity of cinema to enter the gallery through production / distribution on video.

Peggy Ahwesh
Abigail Child
Vivienne Dick
Su Friedrich
Joe Gibbons
Bette Gordon
Nicolás Guagnini
Bob Fleischner / Mark Graff
Henry Hills
Ken Jacobs
Gerorge Kuchar
Saul Levine
Ken Ross / James Livingston
Jeff Preiss
Yvonne Rainer
Stuart Sherman
Michael Smith

ARTISTS CALL: Super 8 Against U.S. Intervention in Latin America:
Scott B
Andrew Chambers
Doug Eisenstark
Mary Filippo
Clifford Fournier
Ellen Gain
Julio Benítez, Doug Hertz, Rob Scheber & Nancy Sullivan
Silvia Goldsmith
Andrew Guthrie
Jim Hubbard
Robert Huot
Bette Gordon & Karyn Kay
Lewis Klahr
Lorna Lentini
Dan Walworth, Norman Cowie & Yanni Damianos
Hilary Kliros & Anne Manuel
Katy Martin
L. Mentel
Marjorie Keller & Sidney Peterson

Screenings and events by:
Theo Angell
Dominic Angerame
Peggy Ahwesh,
Christina Battle
Ericka Beckman
Bette Gordon and James Benning
Dara Birnbaum
Mary Billyou
Bill Brand
Bill Brown
Pola Chapelle
Abigail Child
Lili Chin
Cinema Zero
Ann Craven
Direct Art Product
Mark McElhatten
Marianna Ellenberg
Angie Eng
Redmond Entwistle
Bradley Eros
Helki Frantzen
Brian Frye
Ernie Gehr
Paolo Gioli
Amy Granat
Bette Gordon
Sabine Gruffat
Ali Hossaini
Ken Jacobs
Lewis Klahr
Jutta Koether
Anya Maddow-Zimet
Ruthie Marantz
Bruce McClure
Shana Moulton
Julie Murray
A.P. Komen/Karen Murphy
On Film Inc.
Leighton Pierce
Jeff Preiss
Jennifer Reeves
Steve Reinke
Shelley Silver
Jason Simon
Michael Smith
Deborah Stratman
Elisabeth Subrin
Leslie Thornton,
Anthony McCall, Claire Pajaczkowska, Andres Tyndall and Jane Weinstock
Grahame Weinbren
Brian Wilson
Pawel Wojtasik
Fred Worden

April 6-8
Screenings at Anthology Film Archive.
For info: http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/

Orchard
47 Orchard St.
NYC, NY 10002
(212) 219-1061
contact@orchard47.org
www.orchard47.org

Orchard is located between Hester and Grand St.
F train to East Broadway or B, D to Grand
Gallery Hours: Thurs-Sun 1 to 6 pm

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12. Peggy Diggs, FF Alumn, at Schroeder Romero, NY, opening March 30

PERPS, USERS AND UTOPIA
Peggy  Diggs
Laurel Roth & Andy Diaz Hope
Heidi Schlatter

March 30 - May 5, 2007
Opening Reception:  Friday, March 30, 6-8pm

637 W. 27 th St. NYC

For full details, please visit http://www.schroederromero.com/

Schroeder Romero is pleased to present the group exhibition, Perps, Users and Utopia, featuring work by Peggy Diggs, Laurel Roth & Andy Diaz Hope, and Heidi Schlatter. The works in the exhibition transform ideas of social design.

Peggy Diggs' [FF alum] project, WorkOut, was inspired by society's future need for living in constricted living conditions due to global warming over the next 20 years. More people will be living in emergency shelters due to natural disasters or will downsize their homes due to rising costs of fuel.  Diggs chose to collaborate with a community that had experience in confined living habitats and, with a Creative Capital grant, she worked with 15 incarcerated men (over 90% of them incarcerated for life) at the State Correctional Institution at Graterford, outside Philadelphia, for 18 months in 2005-2006. After design workshops and spatial problem-solving exercises, they produced cardboard models of their ideas.  All materials to construct the objects had to be in compliance with the prison's strict rules.  One prototype was chosen by the prisoners for full-scale production - a partially collapsible desk/storage unit to be made out of sturdy cardboard. The units were hand-made and painted by the inmates in their aesthetic influences: tattoos, grafitti art, labyrinths, tribal art, and the backs of playing cards.  The prison forbade the selling of the units, so the prisoners decided to donate 20 desks to residents at Riverview Home, a Philadelphia city-run care facility for ailing and elderly homeless individuals.  On view in the exhibition will be examples of the desks as well as documentation of the project.

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13. Annie Sprinkle, FF Alumn, at Collective Unconscious, April 26-May 12, 2007

Dear Friends and Fans of Collective: Unconscious,

We are very proud to bring you an exclusive engagement and the East Coast premiere of Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens’ EXPOSED:EXPERIMENTS IN LOVE, SEX, DEATH & ART from April 26 – May 12, 2007.

We have a very special opportunity for C:U’s email subscribers. Between now and April 6 you can get a $25 ticket to any evening performance and $15 for the matinees. Go to here to purchase your tickets today and enter code CUExposed! You may also purchase tickets by phone at 212.351.3101

Collective:Unconscious presents
EXPOSED:EXPERIMENTS IN LOVE, SEX, DEATH & ART  
Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens return to New York with the east coast premiere of EXPOSED:EXPERIMENTS IN LOVE, SEX, DEATH & ART.
 
EXPOSED: EXPERIMENTS IN LOVE, SEX, DEATH & ART is part of a seven year project by Sprinkle and Stephens to producing art projects that celebrate love. Called the “Love Art Laboratory,” the project is aimed at promoting peace and equal rights. Inspired by artist Linda Montano's Fourteen Years of Living Art, each year is assigned a theme and a color and it begins with a performance art wedding. The project began December 18, 2004 with a by-invitation-only wedding at Collective: Unconscious. It was here that they took formal vows to become “love art collaborators,” as well as committed domestic partners. The project evolves as their lives together unfold.

This theater/performance art show deals with Stephens and Sprinkles’ relationship - exploring artificial insemination, breast cancer treatments, queer weddings, art experiments, aging, sexuality and more. As a response to the war, anti-gay marriage sentiment and the politics of breast cancer, they invite everyone to a genuine celebration and critical public exploration of the deepest realms of romantic, sexual and familial love to bring about positive social change.

This new multimedia performance event is directed by Neon Weiss with media design/soundscape by Sheila Malone.
 
The show will open April 26, 2007 and run through May 12, 2007. Get your tickets NOW at www.weird.org. Saturday matinee’s are $20, all evening performances have two price tiers, $30 for general admission a special $100 for a VIP admission to that evenings performance and The Gold Benefit on May 9, 2007. This event will benefit Collective:Unconscious and feature special performances.

These performances are supported, in part, by the Lower Manhattan
Cultural Council with funds from the September 11th Fund.

Collective:Unconscious
279 Church Street
(bet. White and Franklin Sts.)
New York City
www.weird.org

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14. Marie Sester, FF Alumn, in Gijón, Spain, March 30-June 30

Marie Sester will premiere Threatbox.us at LABoral, Centro de Arte y Creacin Industrial, Gijón, Spain, in the "Feedback" show on March 30. Threatbox.us will be installed from March 30 - June 30, 2007.

Threatbox.us is an art installation with web surveillance interface in which a movie frame “attacks” visitors via a robotic video projector and computer vision tracking system.

Watch Threatbox.us live:
Threatbox.us live streaming will debut during the opening. To watch Threatbox.us live, visit http://www.threatbox.us 12pm - 8pm [GMT + 2] daily / closed on Tuesday

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15. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NY, April 14, 11:30-3:30

PRACTICING PRAYER: A THREE HOUR VOW:#1

with Linda M Montano
PURPOSE: To be three hours in silence.
WHEN: Saturday, April, 14, 2007
TIME: 11:30-3:30
WHERE: St Patrick's Cathedral, Manhattan, 460 Madison Avenue
IDENTIFICATION: Wear consrvative"church clothes" and something orange(scarf?)
WHAT: INSTRUCTIONS: 11:15-11;55, instructions on steps in front of cathedral.
PRAYERS: 12-3, silent retreat inside Cathedral.
SUMMARY: 3-3:30, outside on steps of Cathedral.
CONCLUSION: Reception of a PERFORMANCE ART SAINT CERTIFICATE
CONSIDERATIONS:
Reservations are not necessary, just arrive, Be on time.
Silence in Church.
Bathroom and food, before or after.
Cell off etc.
Tell usher, "am going to Mass" so can sit in main section..from 12-1:30.
After mass is over at 1:30, can walk around etc.
At Communion, go up with folded arms for a "blessing" or stay seated.Communion for practicing Catholics.

COST: $5.00
QUESTIONS: lindamontano@hotmail.com

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16. Leon Golub, Daniel Joseph Martinez, FF Alumn, at Bard College, opening April 15

Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

Center for Curatorial Studies
Bard College, PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
845-758-7598 | ccs@bard.edu |http://www.bard.edu/ccs

Spring Exhibitions in the CCS Galleries, April 15 – 29, 2007
Opening reception: Sunday, April 15, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

in someone else's skin
Artists disclose how social and political violence manipulates and transforms individuals, often in unexpected ways. (Allora & Calzadilla, Leon Golub, Miguel Luciano, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Carlos Motta, Oscar Muñoz, Rosana Paulino)
Curated by Rebeca Noriega-Costas

Facts on the Ground ,
Projects that retool social, political, and historical information systems of the city. (Bernard Khoury, Sarah Oppenheimer, Sean Snyder, Spatial Information Design Lab) Curated by Amy Owen

Stutter and Twitch
Video and photographic artworks reveling in suspended time. (David Claerbout, Yael Bartana, Johanna Billing, Nancy Davenport, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Kristan Horton, Adad Hannah)
Curated by Chen Tamir

These exhibitions were made possible with support from the Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg Student Exhibition Fund; the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation; the Patrons, Supporters, and Friends of the Center for Curatorial Studies; and by the Center’s annual benefit for student scholarships and exhibitions. Additional support for the spring exhibitions has been provided by the Monique Beudert Fund and the Mondriaan Foundation.

Limited free seating is available on a chartered bus that leaves from New York City for the exhibition opening. The bus returns to New York City after the reception. Reservations must be made in advance by calling the Center at 845-758-7598.

Museum Hours
Wednesday – Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
All CCS Bard exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Also on view:
WRESTLE, the inaugural exhibition at the Hessel Museum of Art, draws from 40 years of work from the Marieluise Hessel Collection. Instead of providing an overview of Hessel's collection or a selection of “greatest hits,” WRESTLE presents provocative juxtapositions that suggest contesting conceptual strategies or the use of similar material approaches to markedly contrasting ends. Many works zero in on questions of psychological struggle, the self divided against itself, and masculinity, sexuality, and violence. Curated by Tom Eccles and Trevor Smith

The Center for Curatorial Studies
The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) is an exhibition and research center dedicated to the study of art and exhibition practices from the 1960s to the present day. The Center’s graduate curriculum is specifically designed to deepen students’ understanding of the intellectual and practical tasks of curating exhibitions of contemporary art, particularly in the complex social and cultural situations of present-day urban arts institutions. In November, 2006, CCS Bard inaugurated the Hessel Museum of Art, a new 17,000 square-foot building for exhibitions curated from the Marieluise Hessel Collection of more than 1,700 contemporary works. For further information, call the Center for Curatorial Studies at 845-758-7598, e-mail ccs@bard.edu, or visit http://www.bard.edu/ccs

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17. Theodora Skipitares, FF Alumn, at La MaMa, NY, March 22-April 8

Theodora Skipitares presents her latest production THE EXILES at La MaMa Theater. Featuring life-size puppet figures, video by Kay Hines, and live music by Tim Schellenbaum and Yukio Tsuji, THE EXILES is adapted from Euripides' ORESTES and Jean-Paul Sartre's THE FLIES.

Performances dates are March 22 through April 8 and take place

Thursday- Sunday at 7:30 and additionally Sunday at 2:30. Tickets are $18. Reservations: 212 475 7710.

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18. Heidi House Arneson, FF Alumn, at Amazon Bookstore, Minneapolis, March 30

Dear Friends,

I've been quiet lately, flying under the radar...I've applied for substantial grant to help DIRECT ACTION grow. (cross your fingers for it)
I'm developing new performance peice for this summer TBA,and performing great role in indie film which begins shooting in July
(my daughter is also cast in film). 

BUT MOSTLY,

I've been at my laptop ten or more hours a day, writing my first novel, FLYING BOY.

FLYING BOY
examines the complexity of love and abuse in a small Midwestern town.

Still in progress (over 300 pages complete), I will be reading a few pages for you, in an evening of storytelling with writers Sandy Beach, Shelia Bland, Danielle Daniel and Pat Samples.

Friday, March 30, 7pm 
Amazon Bookstore
4755 Chicago Ave
Mpls MN 55407
(612) 821-9630
www.amazonfembks.com 

I'm not on the web calendar, but will be there, manuscript in hand.

If any of you are interested in performance/writing workshops, email me.
I may be rejoining the tribe to coach again this summer.
Keep telling your stories!
Keep speaking the truth!

Peace, Love and Light,

Heidi

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19. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Trash Bar, Brooklyn, March 28

Come out to Trash this Wednesday to be with your favorite gals! Here are the PERKS:

a You get to watch as Full Tank meets this weird band The Shaydes. They play with lampshades on their heads.
b You get to see Guest Tanker Eveline play her Trombone.
cYou get to laugh as the great and funny duo Snaggletooth opens the show.
d You get the hardhittin' punk duo Cocaine and Abel to finish you off!
e You get OPEN BAR from 8 to 9.

Come come come!!!
Halona
TRASH BAR
256 GRAND ST
BROOKLYN WILLIAMSBURG

WED. MARCH 28
DJ MOJO PRESENTS...
8:30 SNAGGLETOOTH
9:00 THE SHAYDES
10:00 FULL TANK
11:00 COCAINE AND ABEL
$6

...as always, check in with us on MySpace. There are a lot of new pix on there.

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20. Anton Van Dalen, Ellen Lanyon. Robin Tewes, FF Alumns, at Adam Baumgold Gallery, opening March 23, 6-8 pm

Adam Baumgold Gallery presents the exhibition “Drawn to the Edge” from March 23 through April 28, 2007. This group drawing exhibition of 41 artists will focus on two distinct drawing styles - “all over” drawings that cover the entire page many times without a central motif, and drawings that deal with the edge of the sheet as a means of cropping or expanding the image.

The artists in the exhibition are Saul Steinberg, H. C. Westermann, Marc Bell, Renee French, Matt Leines, Julie Doucet, Anton Van Dalen, Jacob El Hanini, Ellen Lanyon, Adam Dant, Scott Teplin, Tom Gauld, Matthew Thurber, Mark Kostabi, Robyn O'Neil, Thomas Burleson, Diane Christiansen, Robin Tewes, Tony Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Bird, Daniel Zeller, Alexander Gorlizki, Jean Pierre Nadeau, Trenton Doyle Hancock, William Arthur Schwedler, Vivienne Koorland, Christina Ramberg, Martin Wilner, Olive Ayhens, James Castle, Michael Krueger, Ruth Marten, Keith Jones, Madge Gill, Anke Feuchtenberger, Huston Ripley, Elvis Studio (Helge Reumann And Xavier Robel), Michael Pajon, and others.

Some works included in the exhibition are Robin Tewes’ camouflage drawing “It’s A Jungle in Here,” 2007 that has an image of a chair submerged in an all over camouflage pattern that becomes neatly embedded within the composition. Saul Steinberg’s ink drawing “Drugstore,” 1946 is a complex vignette of an old fashioned drugstore teaming with people, activities and products that covers the entire page through cropping, implying activity beyond the edge of the sheet. Scott Teplin’s drawing and watercolor “Aquaduct,” 2007 features a series of interlocking rooms that seem to be expanding on all sides past the picture plane. The Elvis Studio’s (Helge Reumann and Xavier Robel) ink drawings of retro/future Metropolis scenes are so densely packed with activities that the viewer must look at many separate incidents before grasping the whole composition.

The gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 - 5:30 P.M. A preview of the exhibition can be seen at adambaumgoldgallery.com. For additional information please contact Adam Baumgold at (212)861-7338.

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21. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at Galapagos, Brooklyn, March 28, 8 pm

RADIO WONDERLAND live in NYC!
8pm Wednesday 28 March 2007

at

GALAPAGOS
70 N. 6th Street
between Kent & Wythe (1st stop L train!) Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
718 782-5188
$5

With audio-visualist and software maven Luke DuBois.

PLUS DJs Zach Layton & Nick Hallett spinning everything from Cage to Stockhausen, for the monthly series DARMSTADT--CLASSICS OF THE AVANT-GARDE.

Radio Wonderland took its baby steps at this great and artsy Williamsburg club. So it seems auspicious to return now with the fully developed (and yet ever developing) show. Galapagos has a great stage --and there will be room to dance!

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22. Kelly Dobson, FF Alumn, video now online at http://altfoodtv.blogspot.com

Check out “Blendie” a video by Kelly Dobson, FF Alumn, now online at http://altfoodtv.blogspot.com

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23. George Sanchez-Calderon,. FF Alumni, at Zieher Smith, NY, March 29, opening, 6-8

Following its 2006 showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami and the Moore Space in the Miami Design District, George Sánchez-Calderón’s project entitled PLINTH/MONUMENT/STOOP will be presented at ZieherSmith, 533 W. 25 th St., NYC. The eponymous sculpture and related photographs will be accompanied by photographs of a second project, NICHE. The two series comprise a body of work undertaken by the artist during a two month period in the spring of 2006.

PLINTH/MONUMENT/STOOP literally describes the plywood structure that Sánchez-Calderón built to resemble a plinth for a classical monument on one side and a stepped platform on the other. He then placed the piece in the haunting light of the I-395 Freeway Overpass, near his studio in the Overtown section of Miami, Florida. For two months, the piece remained outdoors for locals to use to their liking – activities that never resulted in the destruction or desecration of the piece. Instead, Sánchez-Calderón would visit at various times with his camera, and ask those at the scene if they would like to be photographed. Explaining the plinth’s traditional purpose as a pedestal for a work of art instantly inspired participants to respond. Standing on the plinth, some choose to present poses in classical contrapposto or defiant gestures of power. Others lounged on the steps, transforming it into a symbolic stoop, a traditional social center for many of America’s urban centers. A majority of the participants refused any payment other than a copy of their photograph.

The following month NICHE was constructed and remained in Sánchez-Calderón’s warehouse studio. The photographs from this series also feature subjects from the surrounding vicinity, invited into the studio and paid to model for a single pose within the niche and its implied sanctity.

In a neighborhood rapidly becoming gentrified, a process hastened by its growing reputation as a center of the white-hot contemporary art scene, (including the encroaching “Design District” and the annual art fairs that populate the neighborhood for one week each December), Sánchez-Calderón provides its inhabitants with a rare chance to actually participate with art through his subtle neighborhood interventions. Few forgot the artist’s promise of a photograph, and eagerly received the image documenting their contribution. Through the series, Sánchez-Calderón creates a timely portrait of Miami and an homage to the locals who might soon be displaced, images that combine the gritty reality with a graceful air of pride and dignity that can supercede all backgrounds.

PLINTH/MONUMENT/STOOP builds on Sánchez-Calderón’s history of creating surreptitious public art in and around his hometown of Miami. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, the Margulies Collection, the Craig Robbins Collection and the Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz collection. He has received the Oscar B. Cintas Fellowship, the South Florida Cultural Consortium Award, and is a finalist for the 2007-08 Rome Prize.

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