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Goings On: posted week of August 7, 2007

CONTENTS:
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1. Istvan Kantor, FF Alumn, @ LeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, opening TONIGHT
2. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, @ Claremont House, Oakland, CA, Aug 16
3. Julie Tolentino, FF Alumn, @ House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany, August
4. Jennifer Monson, FF Alumn, @ HERE, NY, TONIGHT, 8:30 pm
5. Linda Montano, Barbara Carrellas, Scott Durkin, Koosil-ja Hwang, Vernita N’cognita Esther K. Smith, Annie Sprinkle, FF Alumns, in Another 21 Years of Living Art
6. Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Aug 3
7. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, @ Queens Library Gallery, opening Aug 22, 6-8 pm
8. Ron Littke, FF Alumn, teen filmmaking workshop, Jeffersonville and Narrowsburg, NY, Aug 14-21
9. Galinsky, FF Alumn, @ NY Film Academy, Aug 16, 7:30 pm
10. William Pope.L, FF Alumn, @ Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA, opening Sept 7
11. Circus Amok, FF Alumns, 2007 European and NYC tours, Aug-Sept
12. Kanene Holder, FF Alumn, @ Shrine, NYC, Aug 12
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1. Istvan Kantor, FF Alumn, @ LeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, opening TONIGHT

ISTVAN KANTOR: THE REVOLT OF DEPRESSED LYMPHOCYTES
Painting / Sculpture / Mixed Media / Lifespace
Curated by Jubal Brown

Opening Reception: August 9th, 2007, 7pm - 11pm / Performance / Live Music

DeLeon White Gallery
1139 College St. Toronto 416-597-9466

Exhibition runs till September 1st, 2007
Thursday to Saturday 12pm - 6pm
www.eco-art.com / www.istvankantor.com

Toronto’s most infamous revolutionary Queen West art scum shows his creative side with a new selection of objects that look almost like real paintings. Istvan Kantor, aka Monty Cantsin, the open popstar figurehead of legendary underground art cult Neoism, the chronic teenager, now 57, once again doesn’t fail to surprise.

The outsider and provocateur known for his fiery and bloody interventions on museums and in the streets, for burning books, for defecating on a hot plate, for waving flags and sloganeering; accused of killing cats, of ruining Andy Warhols and Jeff Koons, banned from most major museums is also the recent recipient of the Canadian Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts and innumerable official accolades. And he now appears poised to become a collectable commodity for the most discerning art collector.

What’s more, he confesses to having enjoyed the process of making paintings! Has the perpetual revolutionary sold out? Has the mission to Akademgorod been abandoned??
Is he finally trying to be a good boy and a well-behaved artist???

Not even close. The works most resemble juvenile vandalism, as if, even in his own work, he vandalizes the idea of art itself. These “paintings” evoke an early expressionist vigor, desperate, spastic and flailing, reminiscent of his performances with the Machine Sex Action group in which mock convulsions figure largely. Potently violent, acutely sexual and decidedly childish, an excellent combination!

The Revolt of Depressed Lymphocytes, part tribute to Wilhelm Reich as we approach the 50-year anniversary of the renegade psychiatrist's death. Not surprisingly Kantor an ex-medical student is fascinated by Reich, famous for the discovery of orgone energy and for his extremely provocative attitudes toward sexuality, referenced here is Reich’s work with Lymphocytes in the treatment of cancer. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell integral to the immune system; their “revolt” would then be the force that heals the sick body (of society), suggesting the ongoing practice of revolution as a healthy and necessary social activity.

The generalized humanist revolt is celebrated in ambiguous para-military posturing that, hilariously, appears at once both communist and fascist, but is, all the while, undeniably anarchic. Ultimately this is a rally of the human spirit against the cancerous oppression of hyper-authoritarian total control systems.

This exhibition combines these saleable art object / paintings / drawings / scratchings / scrawlings, often on fragments of broken furniture, with more standard Kantor fare of a filing cabinet installation, and various relics of actions such as protest signs and burnt flags, the evidence as it were, serving as icons of a social immune system in action.

If you’ve never seen him bleeding, flaming the steam iron, humping filing cabinets, screaming through the mega-phone, sodomizing himself... you definitely won’t want to miss this. If you are familiar with his body of work this show will offer new insight into the man, the legend and the post apocalyptic anti-pop star Istvan Kantor/Monty Cantsin/Amen!

For more information:
DeLeon White Gallery 416-597-9466
Istvan Kantor 416-516-3688
Jubal Brown 416-901-9859

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2. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, @ Claremont House, Oakland, CA, Aug 16

FINALLY A REAL CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT!

A presidential campaign speech by Frank Moore

Thursday, August 16, 2007
7:30 pm

FREE!

THE CLAREMONT HOUSE,
4500 Gilbert Street, Oakland 94611

http://www.frankmooreforpresident08.com/
http://www.youtube.com/frankmooreforprez08

contact:
Frank Moore
(510) 526-7858
fmoore@eroplay.com

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3. Julie Tolentino, FF Alumn, @ House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany, August

A True Story About Two People (24-hour interactive performance installation) on 8/23/07

and Sleep Darling, i will be be here when you wake (sound and performances 8p-12mid) on 8/30
with soundscores by NY artists Johanna Fateman, Bernard Elsmere, Deborah Melford and Aldo Hernandez.

Overall information re: the re-opening festival: http://www.hkw.de/en/programm2007/new_york/_new_york/projekt-detail.php
nomadic new york curated by NYU's Andre Lepecki

Also: Please check out the Hemispheric Institutes: e-misférica 's recent Artist Presentation,
written by Deb Levine: Queer Pleasures/Julie Tolentino.
Link: http://hemi-server.ps.tsoa.nyu.edu/fmi/xsl/4_1/homepage.xsl?-lay=homeXsl&-find

For further information: the.julietolentino@gmail.com

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4. Jennifer Monson, FF Alumn, @ HERE, NY, TONIGHT, 8:30 pm

I am performing for Johanna Meyer in this Show. I've always wanted to be a bear and a dame. I think it's gonna be a goody. Come if you can.
Love, Jennifer

I am pleased to be showing the next installment of Bearshow at the American Living Room Festival at Here Theater. This section of Bearshow is performed by not only one, but two incredible performers by the name of Jennifer Monson and Alejandra Martorell who will be the women in fur coats acting like bears.

Tickets go fast so buy them now(!) at www.here.org (go to The American Living Room Festival)

Bearshow
Created by Johanna S. Meyer
Performed by Alejandra Martorell and Jennifer Monson
Dramaturgy by Andi Stover

Wednesday/Thursday August 8th and 9th
8:30pm
Here Theater
145 6th Ave. (between Spring and Broome)
tix: $15
www.here.org
212-352-3101

We will be sharing the evening with:
Solo: A Two Person Show by Matt Chapman and Josh Matthews
and Pop Art written by Joanne Hudson

"This work is presented as part of THE AMERICAN LIVING ROOM, which provides artist fees, marketing and technical support."

Bearshow was made possible in part by the LMCC Swing Space Grant, Movement Research Artist in Residency, UCSB Sumer Theater Lab.

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5. Linda Montano, Barbara Carrellas, Scott Durkin, Koosil-ja Hwang, Vernita N’cognita Esther K. Smith, Annie Sprinkle, FF Alumns, in Another 21 Years of Living Art

ANOTHER 21 YEARS OF LIVING ART (1998-2019): LINDA M.MONTANO

MISSION STATEMENT: ANOTHER 21 YEARS OF LIVING ART (1998-2019) is art that compassionately practices an appreciation for life and is a durational continuation of my exploration of the art of consciousness. The artist/lifeists invited to this experience, ecumenically choose their own unique methodologies and explore their work while remaining in virtual/internet communication with each other throughout their practice of compassionately transforming their life, via art. It is based on Linda M. Montano’s endurance:

7 YEARS OF LIVING ART + ANOTHER 7 YEARS OF LIVING ART = 14 YEARS OF LIVING ART, 12/8/1984—12/8/1998.
www.bobsart.org/montano, www.lindamontano.com, www.vdb.org

DESCRIPTION: “When I finished 14 YEARS OF LIVING ART, an art experience-endurance based on the 7 chakras, I became so enamored of working with time that I wanted to share that joy with others, and so I designed ANOTHER 21 YEARS OF LIVING ART. I felt that other artists could become virtual/internet art family and I would feel as if I were in good company, with like-minded friends, doing work based on time, endurance and with reference to my past work, but interpreted by each artist according to their discipline, practice and personal aesthetic. I am proud and honored to be in the company of the following life-artists.” Linda M. Montano

PARTICIPANTS IN SECOND SEVEN YEARS OF ANOTHER 21 YEARS OF LIVING ART:

MICHELLE BUSH: SEVEN YEARS OF POSITIVE OBSESSIONS, 12/8/2005-12/8/2012. I obsess on one sentence/statement and colour in relation to the chakras producing collaborative or interventionist and performance pieces each year.

BARBARA CARRELLAS: EIGHT NEW/ANCIENT SACRAMENTS OF PLEASURE AND CHANGE, 12/8/2004-12/8/2012. I create chakra-based rituals which I celebrate on the eight natural holidays (solstices, equinoxes, etc.) that explore and celebrate the paradoxes between the fixed commitments/initiations of the seven sacraments of the Catholic church and the ever-changing, fluid realms of intuition, pleasure and nature. EIGHT YEARS OF LIVING ART, www.barbaracarrellas.com

SC DURKIN: SEVEN YEARS OF MUSIC, 12/8/2005-12/8/2012.I endeavor to learn one musical instrument a year for the next seven years. SEVEN YEARS OF MUSIC, www.scdurkin.com

KOOSIL-JA HWANG: 12/8/2004-12/8/2012. www.dancekk.com

VERNITA N'COGNITA: 7 MORE UNTITLED YEARS OF WHEREVER MY ART LEADS ME, 12/8/2004-12/8/2012. www.ncognita.com

ESTHER K. SMITH: THEIR HOUSE IS A MUSEUM, 12/8/2004-12/8/2012. Seven years in other people's houses. EK SMITH MUSEUM, www.purgatorypiepress.com

KRISTA KELLY WALSH: SEVEN MIRRORS, 2006-2012. My work is based on the Cabalist system of reading the will of the seven planetarty spirits in the seven mirrors that are made of seven metals and associated with the 7 days of the week, seven planets and cooresponding themes. Each year I will make a corresponding mirror and wear a bead of the same metal, make projects and performances based on the themes of that metal.

SATELLITE PROJECT:
The satellite project is an ongoing congruent program of artists/lifeists within ANOTHER 21 YEARS OF LIVING ART.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE SATELLITE PROJECT:

STEVEN REIGNS: S(T)EVEN YEARS, 1/12007-1/1/20014. I intend to explore the connection between art, life, and spirituality through writing practice, public writing workshops, and publishing chapbooks. S(T)EVEN YEARS SANCTUARY, www.stevenreigns.com

VICTORIA SINGH & KURTIS CHAMPION: SON/ART—CHAKRA COLOR RITUALS, 7/7/04-7/7/11. Kurtis celebrates the chakra colors of each 'year' with art projects on the 7th day of each month.

ELIZABETH STEPHENS & ANNIE SPRINKLE: LOVE ART
LABORATORY—7 YEARS EXPLORING LOVE AS ART, 12/8/2004-12/8/2012. We make art about love. LOVE ART LABORATORY, www.loveartlab.org

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6. Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Aug 3

The curatorial work of Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, is featured in the New York Tiems, Friday, August 3, 2007. Here’s a link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/03/arts/design/03wart.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1186154702-yL2aLJNsmMdb1RSWanwLtw

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7. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, @ Queens Library Gallery, opening Aug 22, 6-8 pm

Doug Beube, FF Alumn, is participating in Workspace07 at the Queens Library Gallery, 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica, NY. For more information please call 718-990-8665 and/or visit www.queenslibrary.org/gallery

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8. Ron Littke, FF Alumn, teen filmmaking workshop, Jeffersonville and Narrowsburg, NY, Aug 14-21

Ron Littke, FF Alumn, will be conducting a workshop for teens in filmmaking in Jeffersonville and Narrowsburg the weeks of Aug 14 and 21. Participants will gain experience in scriptwriting, location scouting, camera, sound, directing, acting, and editing as they create a collaborative movie. For more information, times and locations call 845-252-6583.

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9. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at NY Film Academy, Aug 16, 7:30 pm

Galinsky hosts The New York Film Academy Poetry Slam - Thursday August 16th, 7:30pm sign up, 8pm Show, $6 admission, At The New York Film Academy 100 East 17th Street between Park Ave South and Irving Place, NorthEast Corner of Union Square Park.

Featuring: Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai and the first 15 poets to sign up at the show.

This spoken word series capitalizes on the “You Tube” craze and provides poets a live performance and their work lives beyond that night’s live event, via the online upload, hoping to create broader reach and exposure for each poet's words/message. The only poetry slam where every poet's performance is recorded at the live event and uploaded as it's own poetry 'film' onto the internet for worldwide distribution & viewing.

August 16th, The New York Film Academy Poetry Slam features an opening performance by Kelly Zen-Yie TsaiKELLY ZEN-YIE TSAI is a Chinese Taiwanese American full-time spoken word artist, essayist, playwright, and choreographer who has been featured at over 225 performances worldwide including venues like the Nuyorican Poets Café, the House of Blues, the Apollo Theater in Harlem, and 3 seasons of the award-winning “Russell Simmons Presents HBO Def Poetry.” Originally from Chicago, now based in Brooklyn, Kelly tours the country extensively as a solo spoken word artist and previously toured with both We Got Issues! and Mango Tribe. She has been published in numerous journals and anthologies including WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER WAVE: Dispatches from the Next Wave of Feminists (Seal/Avalon), We Got Issues!: A Young Woman's Guide to a Bold, Empowered, and Courageous Life (Inner Ocean Publishing), and The Spoken Word Revolution Redux (Sourcebooks, Inc.). Her spoken word video, "By-Standing: The Beginning of an American Lifetime," directed by Karen Lin (ZuZu Films) is currently being screened at film festivals and venues across the US and Europe. She also recently attended the World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya as a part of a delegation sent by the Hip Hop Theater Festival. In addition to her touring schedule, current projects include her recently released debut album "Infinity Breaks," her solo show "The Grieving Room," and her first full-length book of poems to be published by UpSet Press in Summer 2008.

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10. William Pope.L, FF Alumn, at Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA, opening Sept 7

SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS
WILLIAM POPE.L—ART AFTER WHITE PEOPLE: TIME, TREES, & CELLULOID…
SEPTEMBER 8–DECEMBER 23, 2007
Opening reception Friday, September 7, 7–9 pm

Santa Monica, CA—July 17, 2007—From September 8 through December 23, 2007, the Santa Monica Museum of Art will present William Pope.L—Art After White People: Time, Trees, & Celluloid… which will include: a large-scale installation, The Grove; a set design and video, APHOV (A Personal History of Videography); as well as a set of digital collages in light boxes entitled The Semen Pictures. Created especially for SMMoA, these works will constitute the first major West-Coast museum exhibition by this African-American artist, who has consistently worked on the edge of the art world, often literally integrating his vision into the physical fabric of the social landscape. Ironically self-dubbed the “friendliest black artist in America,” Pope.L’s practice has continually challenged and confronted social inequity and the bogus construction of difference with dark humor and biting critique. Art After White People: Time, Trees, & Celluloid… will be accompanied by an exhibition catalog published by SMMoA, that will feature the most in-depth interview to date with the artist by exhibition curator Lisa Melandri, and essays by LAXART director Lauri Firstenberg, and environmental historian Wade Graham.

The Grove, APHOV, and The Semen Pictures powerfully broaden Pope.L’s artistic inquiries and expand the formal language of his oeuvre. All investigate themes of time, theater, masking, and transformation. As visitors enter the main gallery, they will see The Grove, an installation of an interior garden of potted palm trees—13 to 15 feet high—hand-painted and power sprayed white—a spectral fairytale forest of glowing trees within the darkened museum space. An exploration of the social, psychological, and environmental consequences of human willfulness, the palms in The Grove will gradually die because of their painted ‘skin.’ The Grove reveals how man’s drive to bend nature adversely affects the surrounding environment and ecology.

Beyond The Grove, visitors will continue their fantastical journey through the gallery space and approach the flickering glow from the projected video, APHOV, presented on a free-standing screening wall, constructed of formidable, wooden struts reminiscent of an old-fashioned drive-in theaters or highway billboards. APHOV is a formally constructed cinematic performance about performance, in a video about video. On screen, viewers will see a man wearing a bulbous latex mask resembling former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Behind him, they catch glimpses of the man’s “lair”—strewn with piles of items such as VHS tapes, cans of food, and cardboard storage boxes. The sound of the man’s breathing grows as his mask weeps streams of glutinous artificial blood. The viewing area for APHOV will be littered with furniture—dining room chairs, sofas, cribs, and high chairs. Through the semi-darkness, viewers will also discern around them mysterious, locked, industrial doors through which they can only peek at an endless warren of cardboard storage boxes. Though Pope.L’s piece has social and political overtones; the work is as much about the medium of video and the passage of time as it is about narrative. The video is simultaneously ambiguous, melodramatic, and ritualistic.

As viewers navigate beyond APOV, they will encounter Pope.L’s final intervention—The Semen Pictures, digital scans of magazine collages made with human hair and semen placed within light boxes. Personal and intimate, these collages simultaneously feature imagery that is large-scale, mass-produced, and consumer driven.

WILLIAM POPE.L was born in New York City in 1955 and received his MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1978. Throughout his career, he has tackled social issues through a rich range of media including performances, installations, painting, drawing, web casts, and writing. In an attempt to defy outmoded social stereotypes and the neatly packaged objects and ideas of American consumerism, Pope.L has devoured and regurgitated The Wall Street Journal (Eating The Wall Street Journal); crawled through gutters on his belly—wearing a Superman suit with a skateboard strapped to his back—from the Statue of Liberty to the Bronx (The Great White Way); walked around Harlem wearing an enormous white cardboard penis (Member [a.k.a. “Schlong Journey”]); and tied himself with sausage links to a Manhattan ATM wearing a skirt made of dollar bills that he attempted to distribute to passersby (ATM Piece). For a recent project called The Black Factory (BF), Pope.L customized a UPS-style truck, trained a three person crew and toured the country mobilizing people to create, to explore their ideas about community, and to assess their own notions of difference. One of the most popular activities of the BF is Black Object Donation, where people donate any object that represents blackness to them. During the tour, the BF collected and displayed over 600 such objects creating a material picture of race attitudes in the United States. Pope.L’s work can be uncomfortable, confrontational, and abject, but it is also human, humorous, and witty—often addressing afrocentrism or class struggle as much as the white American power structure. Pope.L has had recent solo exhibitions and performances at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; The Project, New York; MC Kunst, Los Angeles; and Kenny Schachter ROVE, London. He has also been featured at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, and The Drawing Center in New York. His writing has been published in P-Form, M/E/A/N/I/N/G, and by Exit Art. Pope.L’s awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maine Arts Commission, a Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art award, a Mid-Atlantic Residency, and most recently a fellowship from United States Artists. Pope.L currently teaches Theatre and Rhetoric at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Programs at the Santa Monica Museum of Art

Friday, September 7, 7–9 pm
Opening reception for William Pope.L: Art After White People: Time, Trees, & Celluloid... hosted by IZZE and Maker’s Mark. Members’ Preview 6-7 pm. Media sponsor: KCRW.

Thursday, October 18, 7 pm
A Forest of Symbols: The Historical and Social Palm Tree in Los Angeles
Environmental historian Wade Graham discusses the palm tree and L.A. Free admission. Seating starts at 6:15 pm for SMMoA members, 6:30 pm for non-members.

New Series!
Thursday, November 1, 7 pm
SMMoA Book Club: Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine
Group discussion preceded by private exhibition tour. SMMoA members only; discounted books available at museum shop. For more information and to RSVP contact: anna.nickila@smmoa.org or 310.586.6488 x 16.

Tuesday, November 6, 7 pm
An Evening with William Pope.L
Free admission. Seating starts at 6:15 pm for SMMoA members, 6:30 pm for
non-members.

Support for William Pope.L—Art After White People: Time, Trees, & Celluloid… has been generously provided by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; Janine and Lyndon Barrois; V. Joy Simmons, M.D.; Larry Wilmore; Maisha Closson and Chris Barnes; Yolanda Lawrence; and Terrell and Victoria Tilford, Tilford Art Group.

About the Santa Monica Museum of Art

The Santa Monica Museum of Art—the only kunsthalle in Los Angeles—organizes dynamic exhibitions of contemporary art in all mediums and across disciplines, complemented by outstanding educational programs for people of all ages. The only non-collecting museum in Southern California, SMMoA devotes its exhibition spaces—the main gallery and two Project Rooms—to exploring and advancing the work of international, national, and local artists whose unique bodies of work merit sustained inquiry and recognition. SMMoA diversifies its artistic vision by inviting distinguished guest curators to organize selected exhibitions. Opened in 1988, the museum’s exhibitions and programs celebrate the innovative perspectives of artists who profoundly influence contemporary art and culture.

Next year, the Santa Monica Museum of Art celebrates its twentieth anniversary. The festivities will continue throughout 2008, beginning with a gala kickoff dinner on Thursday, January 10; a groundbreaking exhibition by legendary conceptual artist Michael Asher (January 26-April 19, 2008; opening reception Friday, January 25); and continuing with many extraordinary programs and events—including the fourth annual INCOGNITO 2008 on Saturday, May 3.

GRACIE is SMMoA’s museum store. A multifunctional shop/storage/installation conceived by artist and architect Allan Wexler, GRACIE offers a creative selection of books and merchandise that reflects the museum’s unique mission. GRACIE is named in honor of Board President Laura Donnelley (a.k.a Gracie), a visionary patron of the arts and SMMoA muse.

SMMoA is located at Bergamot Station, Building G1, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, California. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., closed Sundays, Mondays, and all legal holidays. For further information about exhibitions and educational programming, please call (310) 586-6488 or visit www.smmoa.org.

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11. Circus Amok, FF Alumns, 2007 European and NYC tours, Aug-Sept

The Circus is Coming!! The Circus is Coming!! The Circus is Coming!!
New York's renowned, acclaimed, award-winning, astounding
CIRCUS AMOK
presents
BEE-DAZZLED!!

FREE FREE FREE *** ALL REAL *** ALL ALIVE *** FREE FREE FREE

Glamorous, Gritty, Dangerous, Glorious Acrobatic Entomologists, Querelous Quandries, Fantastical Fruits, Incredible Insects, Vaulting Villains, Stupendous Sideshow Spectacular.

2007 Tour Schedule:
[but be sure to check www.CIRCUSAMOK.org for weather updates and late-breaking news!]

SAT 9/1 RIVERSIDE PARK 2PM and 5PM
Enter at 79th St. Riverside Drive, NYC

SUN 9/2 WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK 1PM, 3PM, 5PM
University and Washington Square North, NYC

MON 9/3 CONEY ISLAND 2PM and 5PM
West 10th St. and Surf Ave., BROOKLYN

THURS 9/6 UNION SQUARE PARK 12:30PM, 3PM, 5:30PM
Union Square West and 17th St., NYC

FRI 9/7 COLUMBUS PARK 12:30PM and 5:30PM
Mulberry St. btwn Worth and Bayard, NYC

SAT 9/8 ST MARY'S PARK 3PM
St. Ann's Ave. and St. Mary's St., BRONX

SUN 9/9 PROSPECT PARK 1PM, 3PM, 5PM
Behind the Tennis House, enter at 9th St, BKLYN

FRI 9/14 MARCUS GARVEY PARK 5:30PM
Madison Ave & 124th St, NYC

SAT 9/15 FT. GREENE PARK 2PM and 5PM
Dekalb and Washington Aves., BROOKLYN

SUN 9/16 TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK 1PM, 3PM and 5PM
7th St. and Ave. A, NYC

www.circusamok.org for late-breaking news and weather updates!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
Run Away and Join the Circus for a Day!!

Volunteers are needed at each and every show. If you'd like to join us for the day, please send an email to circusamokbenefit@gmail.com, or call 917-853-6965.

SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!!

CIRCUS AMOK is NYC's internationally-acclaimed one-ring FREE traveling circus. The troupe was founded in 1989 and since 1994, we've been bringing fabulous, political circus spectacle to more than 10,000 diverse audience members in the parks of NYC each season. From East New York to the East Village, Jamaica to Harlem, CIRCUS AMOK dazzles audiences with our mix of traditional circus and variety arts, post-modern dance, street theater and performance art techniques, as we tackle the tough issues that affect New Yorkers: immigration, affordable housing, quality public education, police-community relations, healthcare for all and security post-9/11.

EUROPEAN TOUR SUMMER 2007
MAXIM-KINO
August 8th at 20:59
Landshuter Allee 33
Munich, Germany

Skuc Gallery
August 9th
Stari trg 21
Ljubljana, Slovenia

PAN - Palazzo delle Arti Napoli
August 13th at 17:59
Napoli, Italy

One Minute Film & Video Festival Aarau
August 18th at 21:30
Aarau, Switzerland

WIDMER+THEODORIDIS
contemporary
August 19th at 19:59
Weggengasse 3
Zurich, Switzerland

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen
August 20th at 19:59
Weiherburggasse 13/12
Innsbruck, Austria

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12. Kanene Holder, FF Alumn, at Shrine, NYC, Aug 12

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE!!!!
Please Forward......

Committing that Black on Black Crime Called Blackface Launch Party at Shrinenyc.com
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (133rd-134th St) 2/3/C/B trains to 135th St.

Aug 12th
3:37pm (Not C.P. Time!!!)- 6:30pm

1st Annual Conjure Your Inner Coon Contest in Honor of Comedy Central's Flava Flav Roast and BET's Hot Ghetto Mess

Special Confirmed Guests:

DJ Supreme (Mis-Education of Lauryn Hill Tour)

John Strausbaugh (New York Times, Washington Post and author of Black Like You)

Sheldon Woodley Niles as Space Niggah X (Black Circus(c) by Aixa Kendrick and Leonardo Benzant

Featuring art by Donte K. Hayes (Gingerblack Man) www.dontekhayes.com
Games Include:
1. Coon Confessions
2. Pimp-piñata of Lil'Jon, 50 Cent, Snopp Dogg, Nelly etc.
Admission: Free
Bamboozled Drink Specials!

myspace.com/blackfacecrime

&

August 16th through 31st, 2007
c h a s h a m a
presents

Committing that Black on Black Crime Called Blackface Shock and Awe with a Political Aftertaste Performance by Kanene Holder, Direction by Aixa Kendrick Multi-Media Montage by Ron Jackson & Soundscapist Oja (Sunchild Productions/Earthdriver)

@

chashama performance window @ 266 West 37th Street (between 7th & 8th Aves; A/C/E/1/2/3 to 34th St) FREE and open to the public

Performance Schedule:
Mondays through Fridays: 12:00 PM–8:00 PM Saturday and Sundays: 12:00
PM –6:00 PM

Visual Art installation on view throughout.
Schedule subject to change.

Satirist Kanene, writer and performer of solo-show SITCHAASSDOWN(c) deemed "21 perfect-pitch snapshots of the black experience.", by Ellen Carpenter of New York Magazine, will premiere an interactive, multi-media, performance art installation excerpt called Committing that Black on Black Crime Called Blackface. C.T.B.O.B.C.C.B. pays homage to Buckwheat (BKWT) who is haunted by KFC fried chicken, watermelon, a noose, The Supreme Court's reversal of Brown Vs. Board of Education and flashes of pristine Caucasian enclaves on two 20in screen televisions. These screens flash a motley crew of visual memorabilia and supplanted nostalgic references to "the good ole' days" of minstrel shows then and now. Disney's beloved Uncle Remus and Tar Baby, Amos and Andy and the late great Al Jolson are juxtaposed with Snoop Dogg, Lil' Jon, the Ying Yang Twins and BET's Hot Ghetto Mess and are abruptly interrupted by record scratching and static, creating an amalgamation of farce and socio-political truth.

If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for Anything- Instead
SITCHAASSDOWN www.sitchaassdown.com

DV Republic
www.dvrepublic.org

Hip Hop Odyssey Film Festival
www.h2oiff.org

If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for Anything- Instead
SITCHAASSDOWN www.sitchaassdown.com

DV Republic
www.dvrepublic.org

Hip Hop Odyssey Film Festival
www.h2oiff.org

We Wear The Mask to Survive...
But Who We Be is More Fascinating
Be Brave
myspace.com/blackfacecrime

We Wear The Mask to Survive...
But Who We Be is More Fascinating
Be Brave
myspace.com/blackfacecrime

If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for Anything- Instead SITCHAASSDOWN www.sitchaassdown.com

DV Republic
www.dvrepublic.org

Hip Hop Odyssey Film Festival
www.h2oiff.org

If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for Anything- Instead SITCHAASSDOWN www.sitchaassdown.com

DV Republic
www.dvrepublic.org

Hip Hop Odyssey Film Festival
www.h2oiff.org

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