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Goings On: posted week of September 24, 2007

CONTENTS:
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1. Andrea Cote, FF Member, at Abrons Art Center, Sept 25, 6:30-8 pm
2. Jennifer Monson, FF Alumn, at Floyd Bennet Field, Brooklyn, Sept 30, and more
3. Alison Knowles, Jean Toche, Larry Miller, FF Alumns, at Location, NY, Sept-Nov
4. Tiffany Ludwig, Christy Rupp, FF Alumns, at Nathan Cummings Foundation, opening Sept 27
5. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, FF Member, publishes new book, and more
6. Julia Mandle, FF Alumn, at The Art Director’s Club, NY, Oct 10-13
7. Marthe Fortun, FF Intern, at Rosenberg Gallery, NY, September
8. Taylor Mac, FF Alumn, at HERE, NY, Sept 26-Oct 19
9. Paul McMahon, Linda Montano, FF Alumns, in Woodstock, NY, Oct 7, 4-7 pm
10. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Joe’s Pub, NY, Oct 14, 7 pm, and more
11. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at 3-Legged Dog, NY, Sept 29, and more
12. Jenny Polak, Steed Taylor, FF Alumns, at Jamaica Center for Arts, NY, opening Sept 29
13. Susan Joy Share, FF Alumn, at Center for Book Arts, Oct 19, and more
14. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, in Berkeley Parade and Festival, CA, Sept 30
15. Cheri Gaulke, FF Alumn, at The Getty, CA, thru Oct 7, and online
16. Jennifer Monson, FF Alumn, at The Kitchen, NY, Oct 3 and 4, 8 pm
17. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, at Bates College, ME, Sept 28
18. Eric Harvey Brown, FF Member, at Art House, Jersey City, opening Oct 6, 5-9 pm
19. Gearoid Dolan, FF Alumn, in DUMBO Festival, Sept 28, 9 pm-12 am
20. Rashaad Newsome, FF Alumn, in DUMBO Festival, Brooklyn, Sept. 29-30
21. Arturo Lindsay, FF Alumn, at MoCADA, Brooklyn, opening Sept 27, 6-9 pm
22. Mendi Lewis Obadike, FF Alumn, on Chicago Public Radio, now online
23. Monika Agnello, FF Intern, opens Seven Gaits project space, Southbridge, MA
24. Nao Bustamante, FF Alumn, at Jack Hanley Gallery, LA, opening Oct 6, 6-9 pm
25. Rumi Tsuda, FF Alumn, at 2B Gallery, Budapest, Oct 12, and more
26. Anna Mosby Coleman, Sarah Drury, George Ferrandi, FF Alumns, at Cine Capellini festival, Gramercy Park North, NY, Sept 28-29
27. Jo Andres, FF Alumn, at Raintree Gallery, High Falls, NY, opening Oct 6
28. Andrea Polli, Lucy Lippard, FF Alumns, in the NY Times, Sept 23
29. Naeem Mohaiemen, FF Alumn, now online and more
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1. Andrea Cote, FF Member, at Abrons Art Center, Sept 25, 6:30-8 pm

Panel Discussion: New Positions
Panelists discuss feminism, the Pictures generation, and reenactment

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 from 6:30-8 pm
Abrons Art Center at Henry Street Settlement
466 Grand Street, Lower East Side

Rebecca Schneider, author of The Explicit Body in Performance and the forthcoming Reenacment: Performance Remains in Visual Culture and Director of the Graduate Program in Theatre and Performance Studies at Brown University.

Valerie Lamontagne, Montréal-based performance and digital media artist, critic and curator who regularly writes for Parachute, Rhizome and Magazine Electronique du CIAC; Ph.D. candidate investigating “Relational and Ubiquitous Performance Art” at University of East London / SMARTlab.

Titia Hulst, a curatorial advisor at the Pelham Art Center and curator of "Lovely, Dark and Deep", "Puppy Love" and "Photo ID", is currently pursuing doctoral studies in modern and contemporary art at NYU's Institute of Fine Arts.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Posing:

Posing
September 18 – November 11, 2007
Abrons Art Center at Henry Street Settlement
466 Grand Street, Lower East Side

Curated by Andrea Cote and Joelle Jensen, the multimedia exhibit will feature the work of eight visual artists. The artists in this exhibition either reveal or circumvent the relationships – and inherent power structures – between artist, model, viewer, history, culture and media.

Artists: Yi Chen, Nikhil Chopra, Kate Clark, Alex Forman, Yoshio Itagaki, Chris Kaczmarek, Valerie Lamontagne and Amy Talluto

Catalog for exhibition available at http://www.lulu.com/content/1078020
Link to Press Release: http://andreaspace.net/announcementposing.html

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2. Jennifer Monson, FF Alumn, at Floyd Bennet Field, Brooklyn, Sept 30, and more

iLAND- interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art Nature and Dance announces the public engagement of the iLAB 2007 Artist in Residence Program:

The City From a Plants Perspective: Mapping NYC as Native Flora

Collaborators:
Lise Brenner, Choreographer, NYC
Ulrich Lorimer, Curator, Native Plants, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, NYC
Katrina Simon, Landscape architect and visual artist, Sydney, Australia
Jonathan Zalben, Composer and sound artist, NYC.

iLAB 2007 is based on the concepts that most people organize their activities via mental maps (wait for the train here; get off in front of the stairs at 14th Street) and that maps are creative projects, capable of uncovering unseen aspects of even the most well-traveled landscape. Tracking native plants in New York City makes for an exponential rise in perceiving (and valuing) vacant lots, wind and migratory bird patterns, and some of the city’s many obscured histories. iLAB 2007 uses the presence of poplars, pokeweed, and Indian hemp as the horticultural trigger for movement-based, sound-based, and design-based data collection about the urban habitats of these and other native plants. Join iLAB 2007 on one or both excursions to the outermost edges of the outer boroughs for creative field study and collective map-making.

Dates, Times, Location:
12 - 5pm Sunday, September 30, 2007
Floyd Bennett Field / Ryan Visitor’s Center
and
4 - 7pm Friday, October 5, 2007
Coney Island / Nathan’s

Events are FREE and open to the general public and will happen rain or shine.

Directions and Transportation:
Floyd Bennett Field: 2 to Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College, then Q35 bus to the Ryan Visitor’s Center/Aviator Sports Complex. We will meet inside the Ryan Visitor’s Center. For more information on Floyd Bennett Field, see www.nyharborparks.org/visit/flbe.html
BIKE: Greenway (Class I bike route) along Flatbush Ave.
CAR: Take Belt Parkway to Exit 11S, then Flatbush Ave south.
Coney Island: D, F, N, Q to Stillwell Avenue. Follow the exit signs to Surf Avenue. You will see Nathan’s across the street. We will gather at the seating to the right of the food services.

info@ilandart.org
212-375-8283

iLAND is a not for profit organization conceived and formed by choreographer Jennifer Monson in 2004. The organization’s mission is to investigate the power of dance, in collaboration with other fields, to illuminate our kinetic understanding of the world. iLAND, a dance research organization with a fundamental commitment to environmental sustainability as it relates to art and the urban context, cultivates cross-disciplinary research among artists, environmentalists, scientists, urban designers and other fields.

iLAB 2007 is supported in part by the Robison Foundation.

Jennifer Monson
Artistic Director, iLAND-interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art Nature and Dance
www.ilandart.org
jennifer@ilandart.org

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3. Alison Knowles, Jean Toche, Larry Miller, FF Alumns, at Location, NY, Sept-Nov

S.O.S. International is pleased to present FREE SHOW, a series of interactive works taking place in the corner windows of an apartment building in the landmark district of Weehawken Street. Visible from the Hudson River Park and the West Side Highway, FREE SHOW will feature site-specific projects by artists who transgress the threshold between the public and private spheres of home and street with interactive exchanges, services and performances.

SCHEDULE OF PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Saturdays Only 1:00 to 6:00 pm

September 29th NANCY HWANG
October 6th TAKETO SHIMADA
October 13th ALISON KNOWLES
October 20th JEAN TOCHE
October 27th eteam
November 3rd CARMEN CARMONA
November 10th FEDERICO GUZMÁN
November 17th LARRY MILLER

LOCATION
304 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10014

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4. Tiffany Ludwig, Christy Rupp, FF Alumns, at Nathan Cummings Foundation, opening Sept 27

Dear Friends,
I am pleased to have curated Well Dressed, which is opening September 27th at Nathan Cummings Foundation located at 475 10th Avenue 14th floor in Manhattan, Organized by Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, this exhibition explores the cultural, historical, spiritual and economic implications of attire and adornment. Works by the following artists are included:

Xenobia Bailey
Nick Cave
Mary Chan
Sonja Clark
Eldridge Cleaver
Leslie Dill
June Gaddy
Terri Greeves
Laura C Hewitt
Susan Kingsley
Larry Krone
Meredith McNeal
Susan Newmark
Mark Newport
Joseph Rodriguez
Christy Rupp, FF Alumn
Zoe Sheehan Saldanña
Two Girls Working: Tiffany Ludwig, FF Alumn, and Renee Piechocki
Andy Yoder
Cheryl Yun

The reception will be on Thursday, September 27th from 6-8PM. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by calling 646-485-1284.

Regular gallery hours are 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday, through December 14, 2007 or by appointment 212-787-7300 x206.

I hope you will have a chance to see this very thought provoking exhibition!

Best,
Randall Harris, Director
Figureworks
168 North Sixth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718 486-7021?
http://www.figureworks.com

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5. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, FF Member, publishes new book, and more.

Wonderful reviews of They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust

We are delighted with the early reviews and press coverage of both the exhibition and the book and wanted to share them with you. For full reviews and additional information about the book and exhibition, including videos, photographs, online cellphone tour, and more, please go to http://www.mayerjuly.com

Very best wishes for the new year, -b

They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust, by Mayer Kirshenblatt and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. University of California Press: ISBN: 978-0-520-24961-5. Hardcover with jacket: 411 pages, 196 color illustrations, 11 black and white drawings, 2 maps. $39.95. Details here: http://www.mayerjuly.com

Stories of prewar life in a Polish town are rescued from oblivion by a painter's brush, Los Angeles Times, Book Review Section, by Louise Steinman, Sunday September 16, 2007. "In the Bible, Noah collects for his ark two of each species to preserve from annihilation in the Flood. In this glorious ark of a book, Mayer Kirshenblatt has accomplished a project of no less epic proportions: He has rescued from oblivion stories of his town of Apt as it lived and breathed before the war."

Starred review in Publishers Weekly, Monday September 10, 2007: Publisher's Weekly is very selective about the books it reviews and even more selective in starring them. Of the 45 non-fiction books reviewed on this occasion, only 4 were starred, and we were 1 of the 4: "Kirshenblatt's paintings are amazing—a cross between a childlike realism and the embroidered fantasy of memory; they convey a sense of boyhood innocence tinged with grief...This collection of pre-Holocaust memories will be a lasting contribution to our understanding of Eastern European Jewish life and culture before its destruction."
Mayer July: Self-taught painter, 91, maps a Jewish life now lost, Jessica Werner Zack, Special to The San Francisco Chronicle, Friday September 14, 2007. Quoting Mayer: "It is my mission to teach people what life was like before the war. We were poor, but we had culture, people with various professions, industry, and it is no more and never will be again. What was most important about it? Life itself!" A 3-spread in the Arts and Leisure section, starting on page 1.

Vibrant works offer visual keys to culture, Contra Costa Times, by Robert Taylor, Thursday September 13, 2007. "Scene by scene, street by street, family by family, the paintings nearly come to life on the museum's walls, creating something like a home movie of a vanished world."

A Father Tells His Story," by Jean Tamarin, The Chronicle Review, Section B of The Chronicle of Higher Education, Friday August 17, 2007. Quoting "The Daughter's Afterword": "What resulted is more picaresque than bildungsroman. They Called Me Mayer July is episodic: It is made up of spare anecdotes told in the 'realm of living speech,' digressions into the practical workings of the world. ... This is Walter Benjamin's art of the storyteller, 'the man who could let the wick of his life be consumed completely by the gentle flame of his story.'" Check out hard copy of The Chronicle Review, pp. 14 and 15, for a beautiful two-page color spread featuring paintings and excerpts.

"It is best through personal stories that we can grasp the world of our fathers which the Nazis had destroyed. Mayer Kirshenblatt has a unique gift for evocation of the past in his simple and beautiful paintings. Each one tells a story. Together they make up a world."--Jan T. Gross, author of Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland

"Mayer Kirshenblatt brings to life the small Polish town of Apt prior to 1934. We see before our eyes the world of Polish Jewry, from the well-dressed kleptomaniac who steals live fish to Kirshenblatt's mother in her kitchen. His paintings are simple, direct, often witty, and always moving. A book to buy, a book to share."--Sander L. Gilman, author of Multiculturalism and the Jews

"As if memory itself had come and lifted up his brush, Mayer Kirshenblatt evokes every aspect of his childhood in a tender, beautiful series of paintings. The accompanying narrative mirrors the qualities of his art: a remarkable spontaneity and transparency permits the precious illusion that Apt, Poland lives again in scenes of birth and death, recreations of kitchens and fire stations and farms, inhabited by a full and lively cast of butchers, milkmaids, prostitutes, musicians, all so lovingly and creatively brought to life. It is a magician's trick, a joyous and deeply satisfying immersion in the lost world of prewar Poland Jewry."--Ann Kirschner, author of Sala's Gift: My Mother's Holocaust Story

They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust, by Mayer Kirshenblatt and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. University of California Press: ISBN: 978-0-520-24961-5. Hardcover with jacket: 411 pages, 196 color illustrations, 11 black and white drawings, 2 maps. $39.95. For full reviews and additional information about the book and exhibition, please go to http://www.mayerjuly.com

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
University Professor
Professor of Performance Studies
Tisch School of the Arts
New York University
721 Broadway, 6th fl
New York, NY 10003-6807
212-998-1628 T / 212-254-7885 F
bkg@nyu.edu
http://www.nyu.edu/classes/bkg/web

"As if memory itself had come and lifted up his brush..." http://www.mayerjuly.com

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6. Julia Mandle, FF Alumn, at The Art Director’s Club, NY, Oct 10-13

“Come & Have a Chicky Meal, Cuz You’re Gonna Love This Deal”
New York City Premiere of Performance-Installation
This large-scale work, by Brooklyn-based artist Julia Mandle, takes its title from an advertising slogan that was recently found in the charred remains of a bombed KFC franchise in Pakistan. In the context of the changed "image" of America, Mandle's work asks "What does it mean to be an American today?" She combines performance art, architecture, and clothing design to create this live sculpture and explore this territory.

WHERE: The Art Director’s Club
located in Chelsea: 106 West 29th Street (between 6th & 7th Aves)

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 10 – Saturday, October 13, 2007
Gallery Hours: Weekdays 10am – 6pm; Saturday 12 – 5pm
Performance Times: Wednesday – Friday at 7pm*; Saturday at 5pm

Additional Program
*“Conspiracy of Progress” panel discussion on Wednesday, October 10th at 7:45pm, following the performance. This personal and lively discussion, moderated by Stephen Greco, Executive Director of Dance Theater Workshop, will feature activists from the arts, media, and elsewhere.

HOW TO GET TICKETS:
This event is free and open to the public

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
www.jmandleperformance.org

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7. Marthe Fortun, FF Intern, at Rosenberg Gallery, NY, September

IT MOVES:
JUDAS

On Wednesday September 12th at 6.15 pm, I offered people present at the Rosenberg Gallery 10 dollars for every item of clothing they removed from my body. Once I had been undressed and parted with my money, I left the space.

I wore 6 items of clothing. I paid 60 dollars in total to my un-dressers.

The event was not documented visually.

Marthe Fortun
New York City/Atlantic City 2007

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8. Taylor Mac, FF Alumn, at HERE, NY, Sept 26-Oct 19

HERE Arts Center and Ethyl Crisp Productions present...
Taylor Mac’s The Young Ladies Of
Directed by Tracy Trevett
September 26-October 19, 2007

“One of the best performers the city has to offer.” -- New York Press

“Taylor Mac seduces you, breaks your heart, patches it back up again and sews sequins along the scars.” -- The Irish Times

"Quite the most distinctive and brilliant performer I've witnessed in ages."
-- The Scotsman

In 1968, while stationed in Vietnam, Lt. Robert Mac (Taylor's father) placed an ad asking "young ladies" to write him. Hundreds replied.

Sept. 26 – Oct. 19, Wed. - Mon. @ 8:30pm
HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Ave. (between Spring & Broome)
TIX: $20, $16 for Students w/ ID
www.here.org / 212-352-3101

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9. Paul McMahon, Linda Montano, FF Alumns, in Woodstock, NY, Oct 7, 4-7 pm

WOODSTOCK MOTHERSHIP: THE INCREDIBLY MIXED MEDIA STUDIO OF
PAUL MCMAHON (MCMOUSE) & RALPH SCHIANO
presents:
WHAT? LAUGHING IN AND OUT LOUD IN WOODSTOCK FOR 3 HOURS

Linda M Montano will conduct a workshop based on inner/outer joy for all.....
Some movement, laughing, RESTING, bring a snack and a blanket.
I never went to pre-K, nursery school or summer camp so this is IT!!!!!

for more information about Montano's work: www.bobsart.org, or
www.lindamontano.com

WHERE? WOODSTOCK MOTHERSHIP, 6 Hillcrest Ave, Woodstock,12498
(between Tannery Brook & Neher)
WHEN? SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7TH, 4-7PM
COST? BY DONATION
QUESTIONS: paulmcmouse@hvc.rr.com

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

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10. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Joe’s Pub, NY, Oct 14, 7 pm, and more

Happy new year!
A few -- Up-coming NORA YORK events---save the dates!

Sunday October 14th 7pm!
at
JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater (see below for all information)

Nora York
Joined by:
The Amazing band -- to perform
POWER/PLAY
The Amazing band is
piano -- Jamie Lawrence
Guitar -- Steve Tarshis
Drums -- Peter Grant
Bass-- Dave Hofstra
Accordion-- Charlie Giordano
And
Sherryl Marshall--voice

JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street NYC
http://www.joespub.com

TICKETS: 20 Dollars
Tickets can be purchased 24 hours a day online at joespub.com.
Btw- 10am and 9pm, tickets can be purchased by phone at 212-967-7555.
Btw- 11am and 5pm for tickets and dinner reservations 212-539-8778.

To acknowledge the passing of five years since the U.S congress gave president George Bush war powers, York and her Amazing Band present a musical recollection of original compositions and 1960s set-piece conflations framed by remixed verses of Bob Dylan's declarative tome "Master’s of War.".

"War, inequality and abuse of authority are also on Nora York’s mind these days; this daring vocalist and conceptualist is able to turn her ruminations into fascinating musical explorations. York is sure to take us to parts un-dreamed of." - The New Yorker

York’s evolving concert event POWER/PLAY had its first incarnation as a commission for Brooklyn Academy of Music Bam Café to compliment their film series “Hanoi to Hollywood". POWER/PLAY has continued to explore the unraveling American narrative of America at war, work and play.

Beginning mid October 2007 a audio/webcast of our
Recording of POWER/PLAY -- On my site FREE! give a listen!
www.norayork.com

Spread the word.

MONDAY OCT. 22, 2007
Begins the fourth season of
THALIA FOLLIES!!!
symphony space NYC
It's FALL ! election season!

Nora York is a member of the fantastic cast of THALIA FOLLIES
Cast: Ivy Austin, Sidney J. Burgoyne, David Buskin, Mary Brienza,
Kathryn Markey and Nora York
Plus Special Guests
Staged and hosted by Isaiah Sheffer
Produced by Martin Sage

Tickets: $21; $25 Day of Show; Members $17;
Rush $10 call day of show for availability
Venue: Leonard Nimoy Thalia
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990
Tel: 212.864.5400

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11. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at 3-Legged Dog, NY, Sept 29, and more

RADIO WONDERLAND live in NYC!

Hear me put together shards of commercial radio, with rubber-band grooves and daubs of sticky riffs. Made of live radio.

This SATURDAY Sep 29th--
3LD's free party with installations, dancing, drinking, musical robots

And:

Next SUNDAY Sep 30th--
SPLICE, NYC's Eclectic Electronic Sundays

DETAILS

SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2007 6:00pm - 2:00am (Radio Wonderland set time TBA)

*3LD Rebirth Day Party*
3-Legged Dog Art and Technology Center
80 Greenwich Street (near Rector St., lots of subways nearby) New York, NY 10006
212.645.0374

Installations by LEMUR robots, Troika Ranch, 3LD, more. Live DJ. Live Radio Wonderland of course.

FREE! And word has it....free booze.

3LD parties are amazing: people really turn out; it's a bit like wandering around a computer art show at the New Museum, only with drinks and dancing and a slightly debauched vibe. This is also where next year I will be creating the theater piece *Frequency Hopping* with the Hourglass Group, and an all-robot orchestra!

http://3leggeddog.org/mt/

SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2007 8:00 pm
(Radio Wonderland set time 8:00pm!)

*SPLICE, NYC's Eclectic Electronic Sundays* Monkey Town
58 N. 3rd St (btw. Kent & Wythe)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
718.384.1369

Also appearing:
I, Synthesist + Elijah B Torn + The Flight Orchestra + DJ Maxx Klaxon

$5 + $10 food/drink minimum

Come early and come hungry! Monkey Town is a full, and fine, restaurant (with a full, and fine, wine list), as well as a video/performance venue with 4 giant screens. Splice promises a night of "Electro, IDM, synthpop, robot rock, and experimental sounds" (and which of those terms describes Radio Wonderland, hm?).

http://www.monkeytownhq.com/splice.html

Reservations highly recommended!

http://www.monkeytownhq.com/reservations.html

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12. Jenny Polak, Steed Taylor, FF Alumns, at Jamaica Center for Arts, NY, opening September 29

Dear all,
I will have a new work in the Jamaica Flux show opening Saturday Sept 29th
The opening events start at 10 AM, I will be at my site from 11AM –12:30 and 4:30-6PM
reception at 6 - 9PM.

I and the other artists and curators talk about the work at Jamaica Center at 1PM
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning is at:
161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
718-658-7400 ext. 133
http://www.jcal.org/general/contact.html

My work is a fictitious Mobile House for Urban Migrant Workers, drawing attention to urban migrant labourers’ need for housing: a tree-like appearance camouflages the House as street beautification. This project is being produced with support from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. It will be outside the FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN JAMAICA | 164TH STREET between Jamaica Ave and 89th Ave | JAMAICA, NY 11432 Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning will have maps and info.

There will be great collection of experimental outdoor art and performances.

Participating Artists in Site-specific Art
On megumi Akiyoshi, Grimanesa Amoros, Shelly Bahl, Aileen Bassis, Lishan Chang, Jon Cuyson, Stephanie Dinkins, Gabriela Galvan, Heather Hart, Shigeko Hirakawa, Christopher K. Ho, Akiko Ichikawa, Sook Jin Jo, Susan Kleinberg, Haejae Lee, Diane Meyer, Carol Pereira, Jenny Polak, Ruey-Shiann Shyu, Lisa C Soto, Anna Stein & Athena Robles, Steed Taylor, Saya Woolfalk, BASE (Leslie Hewitt & William Cordova), RIDER Project (Michele Gambetta, Veronica Jay Clay, Landon Jones, Adam Lister, Mary Pinto, and Ryan Schroeder).
I hope you can make it – call me on 917 803 3187 to find me!
Jenny
--
Jenny Polak
917 803 3187
http://www.jennypolak.com

To get to JCAL: the last E, J and Z line stop ‘Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer’ is 3 blocks away. Exit front of train, Left. Walk 1 block N to Jamaica Ave., turn Right and walk to 161st. For $5 You can take the LIRR from Penn station or from Flatbush Avenue, 2 stops to Jamaica Center (where you get JFK AirTrain), then take subway 1 stop to Parsons/Archer .

presents
Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows 2007
September 29 – November 17, 2007
Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows 2007 is a contemporary public art project which includes the commission, creation, and exhibition of 25 multidisciplinary, site-specific artworks. These works will be displayed at a variety of locations along Jamaica Avenue (Queens, NY) including banks, stores, restaurants, street corners, phone booths, parks, and other public spaces from September 29 – November 17, 2007.

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13. Susan Joy Share, FF Alumn, at Center for Book Arts, Oct 19, and more

Susan Joy Share – Fall Events

NYC & BKLN

LECTURE - Fri, Oct 19, 6:30 PM
An Alaskan Decade - In conjunction with her exhibit Center for Book Arts, Sept. 28-
Dec. 8. Share, (2007 Sally Bishop Fellow) will talk about the development of her work since she moved to Anchorage from Brooklyn 10 years ago.

WORKSHOP - Sat and Sun, Oct 20 and 21, 10AM-4PM
Imbedded Thoughts - Workshop focuses on page development through layering and imbedding images, color and text.

at: Center for Book Arts
www.centerforbookarts.com

SHOW AND TELL – Fri, Oct 26, 7-8:30 PM
Share will show her animated books and talk about how they are made. Following - a workshop on how to make a Jacob’s Ladder toy.

at: Proteus Gowanus
www.proteusgowanus.com

BOOK ART PERFORMANCE & WORKSHOP - Sun, Oct 28, 3-5:30PM
For families, teachers, & a performance by the Touchstone Center Ensemble

at: Abrons Art Center
rlewis212@aol.com
www.touchstonecenter.net

ST. LOUIS AREA – Two Workshops
Book as Performance- Sat, Nov 3, 10AM-4PM
Combining Structures – Sun, Nov 4, 10AM-4PM

at: The Foundry Arts Centre
www.foundryartcentre.org
adirector@foundryartcentre.org

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14. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, in Berkeley Parade and Festival, CA, Sept 30

FRANK MOORE FOR PRESIDENT CAMPAIGN STOP

We’ve had enough!
The next stop on the “Enough!” tour of the Moore/Block Presidential Campaign will be the “How Berkeley Can You Be?” Parade and Festival.
Berkeley, California
Sunday September 30, 2007

http://www.howberkeleycanyoube.com/

The Parade starts at 11 am at the corner of California and University Ave.
For complete Parade route go to:
http://www.howberkeleycanyoube.com/parade.shtml

The Festival starts at noon and is the termination point for the Grand Parade Civic Center Park, (Martin Luther King Park), in between Martin Luther King Way and Milvia, Center and Allston Way, in the heart of downtown Berkeley.
For more Festival information go to:
http://www.howberkeleycanyoube.com/festival.shtml

http://www.frankmooreforpresident08.com/
http://www.eroplay.com
fmoore@eroplay.com

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15. Cheri Gaulke, FF Alumn, at The Getty, CA, thru October 7, and online

Dear Friends,
Here’s some info about an exhibition I’m in.

There has been a recent interest in work from the 1970s, a decade in which I came of age as an artist. I have work from this era in an exhibition entitled Evidence of Movement, currently at the Getty Research Institute through October 7, 2007. The exhibition surveys the variety of ways that artists in the 20th century have documented and represented performance-based art using nearly every medium imaginable—from photographs, films, video, and audio recordings, to notes, drawings, scores, books, and objects.

My work is included in Close Radio, which was a weekly series of experimental radio broadcasts on Los Angeles station KPFK from 1976 to 1979. I was living in Old Town Pasadena at the time when the area was occupied by artists and winos (that was before the term homeless even existed). It was long before The Gap and Tiffanys moved into the area. We had tons of beautiful skylit studio space and paid pennies for it (my rent was $35). The work we were doing was simple and conceptual. I was exploring the subject of women’s feet and shoes as a metaphor for women’s mobility (or lack thereof) in society, researching the theme through fashion, cultural histories, personal narratives and fairy tales. For Close Radio, I read aloud the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, The Red Shoes, while dancing in red high heeled shoes. By the end I nearly collapsed in exhaustion. It was a time when performance art was often durational and always a one-time, almost ritualistic activity. It was 1977.

You can actually listen to the audio performance online through the Getty’s website. Here’s a link. http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/evidence_movement/index.html
The show closes Oct. 7.

Thanks!
Cheri Gaulke

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16. Jennifer Monson, FF Alumn, at The Kitchen, NY, Oct 3 and 4, 8 pm

Mika Kurosawa and SKANK
with special guests Jennifer Monson, Margarita Guergue,
and Hahn Rowe
at The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011 212-255-5793 www.thekitchen.org
Wednesday, October 3, 8pm
Thursday, October 4, 8pm

Tickets: $12

Curated by Yasuko Yokoshi

A legendary and highly influential presence within the Japanese contemporary dance scene, Mika Kurosawa is known for highly experimental works that combine pared-down movement inspired by the work of Trisha Brown and Yvonne Rainer with elaborate costumes evocative of fairy tales and cabaret performance. Kurosawa will present a new version of her solo dance Romantic Night, never performed in the United States, as well as a new, improvisational work with a live sound score by Japanese experimental musician SKANK (leader of the post-hardcore band MEXI). They will be joined onstage by New York-based dance improvisers Jennifer Monson and Margarita Guergue and multi-instrumentalist Hahn Rowe.

This program is made possible with generous support from Altria Group, Inc., the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

This performance is a part of Turning Japanese, a city-wide celebration commemorating Japan Society’s Centennial.

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17. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, at Bates College, ME, Sept 28

Agnes Denes will deliver the Eleventh Annual Otis Lecture, keynote address to the exhibition Green Horizons, at Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, Bates College, Maine, on September 28

Thank you,
Agnes Denes

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18. Eric Harvey Brown, FF Member, at Art House, Jersey City, opening Oct 6, 5-9pm

Art House Productions Presents:
THE ACCUMULATION PROJECT
Curated by Other Leading Brand

Opening reception: Saturday, October 6th, 2007, 5-9pm
Viewing hours: Saturdays in October, 12-4pm and by appointment

Accumulators:

Mauro Altamura, Paul Baumann, Eric Harvey Brown, Irene Chan, Peter Happel Christian, Lisa Dahl, Jill Greenberg, Tamara Gubernat, Sam Imperatrice, Songyi Kim, Caleb Larsen, Laura Mylott Manning, Presley Martin, Sergio Milla, Barbara Nasto, Shan Raoufi

The Accumulation Project is a group of over a dozen artists who have collected some sort of object of their choice over the course of a year and done something with those objects. Ranging from plastic bags, to opinions, to barcodes of personally consumed products, to meticulously gathered dust clumps; these banal objects, when reinterpreted by the artists, morph into powerful, whimsical, and interesting conversations about us and our culture.

Background:
Each month, from September 2005, through September 2006, these artists sent documentation to the curators to be posted on the website. Through these photos, words, audio clips and videos, the progress and transformation of each project could be followed throughout the year. At the three month stage of the Accumulation Project, we staged our first "teaser" exhibition at Lunarbase Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

You can see photos here: http://www.accumulationproject.org/dec16_opening/index.html

The upcoming final exhibition represents a complete year's worth of accumulation. In the period leading up to the show artists have had the opportunity to re-work the presentation of their accumulates and reflect on the importance of "more" and the role of time in their projects. This show is also the inaugural art exhibit at Art House Productions. It will be held in conjunction with the 2007 Jersey City Artist Studio Tour (Oct. 6 & 7, 2-5pm)

Art House Productions
Hamilton Square
1 McWilliams Place, Roof
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(near Erie St./8th St.)

Take the PATH train from Manhattan to the Grove Street station in Jersey City, and follow this map:
http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Grove+Street+PATH+Station+%4040.719635,-74.042679&geocode=&dirflg=&daddr=1+McWilliams+Place,+07302&f=d&hl=en&sll=40.723519,-74.04223&sspn=0.017075,0.030427&ie=UTF8&ll=40.723519,-74.04253&spn=0.017075,0.030427&z=15&om=1

Sponsored by The City of Jersey City, Mayor Jerramiah Healy, The City Municipal Council and the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Cultural Affairs, and Pro Arts, a non-profit artists organization.

Learn more here-->
http://www.accumulationproject.org/
http://www.arthouseproductions.org/

eric

Photography book benefiting Gulf Coast charities I helped work on-->
http://www.signsoflifebook.com/

My recent photos-- http://www.flickr.com/photos/dogseat/show

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19. Gearoid Dolan, FF Alumn, in DUMBO Festival, Brooklyn, Sept 28, 9 pm-12 am

DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival 2007
Target Assault an outdoor multimedia performance
by screaMachine (Gearoid Dolan)
Friday, September 28th, 9pm - 12am
under the bridge at Pearl St between Front & Water St.
D.U.M.B.O. Brooklyn, NY

for more info:
http://www.screaMachine.com
http://www.dumboartscenter.org

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20. Rashaad Newsome, FF Alumn, in DUMBO Festival, Brooklyn, Sept 29-30

At the 11th Annual Art Under the Bridge Festival, curator Felicity Hogan presents:

Duron Jackson: "Five Men"
Rashaad Newsome: "Shade Compositions"

Friday, September 28, 2007.
Performances begin at 7pm:
Rashaad Newsome followed by
Duron Jackson (15 - 20 mins each)

Location: 111 Front St Gallery Buildings, 2nd fl., # 216.
Installation on view: Saturday, 29th, 12 – 8pm and Sunday, 30th, 12 – 8pm

For the 11th Art Under the Bridge Festival, presented by Dumbo Arts Center, curator Felicity Hogan brings together two New York artists, Duron Jackson and Rashaad Newsome, who are connected through their exploration of issues concerning the role of black identity within popular culture and current society. Using performance, installation, video and digital technology in their artistic practice, both artists harness the language of gesture, choreographing and directing male and female performers chosen specifically for each piece, to produce original, dynamic and innovative artworks.

Rashaad Newsome's "Shade Compositions" is an ongoing performance series that, uses a variable number of black females who perform choreographed dismissive actions that are often characterized as "ghetto" in order to create an orchestra of rhythmic compositions. Using two Nintendo Wiis that he reprogrammed with Max MSP technology, a crescendo of aggravated music is built up by the artist editing the beats created live by the girls, thus making each a one-of-a-kind performance.

Duron Jackson presents "Five Men," a performance that examines the ongoing obsession and distortion of the black (non-European) body throughout contemporary culture. This work is an effort to visually distill (extract) the complexity of what it is to be alien within a western social paradigm while narrating a way of being. Life- sized impressions are taken directly from the male figure, yielding trace or evidence of a unique mark or symbol, which in turn places the unadorned male body in discourse with the social body.

Duron Jackson is a Brooklyn based multi - disciplinary artist whose recent solo exhibition "Revere/Riviled," curated by Isolde Brielmaier, was held at the Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn, 2007. Recent group shows include "I Died For Beauty," curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Newman Popiashvili, New York, 2007 and "Scarecrow," curated by David Hunt, Postmasters Gallery, New York, 2006. Jackson attended Hunter College, NY and S.U.N.Y. Empire State College Studio Art Program where he received a B.A. in Visual Art.

Originally from New Orleans, Rashaad Newsome currently lives and works in New York. "Shade Compositions" will be performed in 2008 as part of his residency at Location One and he will also be performing at The Kitchen in spring 2008. Later this year a video of the project is being made as part of the BCAT/Rotunda Gallery's multimedia residency. Solo exhibitions include "Shade Compositions" at Glassbox Gallery in Paris, France and K.U.E.L., in Berlin, Germany, 2006. Newsome attended Tulane University in New Orleans, LA where he received a B.A. in Art History and studied film at Film Video Arts in NY. In addition he is currently sponsored by Harvestworks, NY and MAC Cosmetics Inc.

For more information and images please contact Felicity Hogan on 718. 902. 6767 or felicityhogan@gmail.com
Subways: F to York Street and A, C, and E trains to High Street. For further details on the 11th Art Under the Bridge Festival, go to www.dumboartscenter.org

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21. Arturo Lindsay, FF Alumn, at MoCADA, Brooklyn, opening Sept 27, 6-9 pm

Arturo Lindsay: LOVE is the final exhibition in a series of three solo exhibitions in which the artist explores both the personal and collective emotional experiences. LOVE proposes to examine the power of art to enhance the experience of love. Arturo has spent over twenty years creating works of art that address "the challenges he faces as he shifts from teaching through art, to learning from making that is spiritually and emotionally very personal." His work examines the spiritual and aesthetic retentions rediscoveries and re-inventions of African cultures in America. As a Panamanian raised in Brooklyn, Arturo brings a unique perspective of his dual identity to his work. As a metizo (an individual of mixed racial and cultural ancestry) he blends his rich cultural experiences into works of art.

Opening Reception!
Thursday, September 27, 2007 6-9pm
MoCADA - 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY

MoCADA and Franklin Furnace present the Opening Reception for Arturo Lindsay: LOVE! MoCADA will extend its hours into the late evening to welcome the public for its first viewing of the exhibition!

Join the artist, curator, museum staff and neighboring community for an evening of art, live entertainment, delectable hors d'oeuvres and tantalizing conversation!

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN DIASPORAN ARTS
80 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, New York 11217
718-230-0492
www.mocada.org

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22. Mendi Lewis Obadike, FF Alumn, on Chicago Public Radio, now online

Dear friends,

We're writing to let you know about Chicago Public Radio's recent feature on our project Big House / Disclosure. They have presented an interview and excerpts of our work in conjunction with the Third Coast International Audio Festival, where we'll be giving a presentation in November. If you're in the area, we'd love to see you then.

Peace,
Mendi+Keith

Third Coast Audio Festival
http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/

Podcast URL (See instructions below)
http://www.thestreamguide.com/xml.php?channelid=59

Print Interview
http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/behind_scenes_keithandmendi.asp

Music and Sound Clips
http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/audio_library.asp#current

Podcast Instructions
Copy and paste the following URL into your podcasting client.

http://www.thestreamguide.com/xml.php?channelid=59

To add this feed to iTunes:
1. Go to the "Advanced" Menu.
2. Select "Subscribe to Podcast..."
3. Copy and Paste the above URL into the text box.
4. Press "OK."

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23. Monika Agnello, FF Intern, opens Seven Gaits project space, Southbridge, MA

Dear Friends,

We opened up a new gallery and studios (sevengaits project space) at the end of June.
www.sevengaits.com

We’ve linked to Franklin Furnace. Of course!!!

Monika Agnello

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24. Nao Bustamante, FF Alumn, at Jack Hanley Gallery, LA, opening Oct 6, 6-9 pm

Jack Hanley Gallery
945 Sun Mun Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213.626.0403
www.jackhanley.com

Supersedure: New paintings by Xylor Jane
Video Installation by Nao Bustamante
October 6 – November 10, 2007
Opening reception: Saturday, October 6, 6-9pm

Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles, is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Xylor Jane titled Supersedure. The show will include a suite of oil paintings on panel and a video installation by Nao Bustamante.

"Supersedure may occur naturally or be induced, for love or honey"

Xylor Jane's paintings are built upon mathematical frameworks that employ many elements to form a whole. Xylor tediously fills these structures with dots or lines using arithmetic exercises, such as the Fibonacci sequence or alpha-numeric translations, that dictate color and mark making. Unpredictable patterns emerge from this logical sequencing and the sign of the hand contrasts austere mathematical structures. In beekeeping, supersedure is the process by which an old queen bee is replaced by a new queen that is younger and more vigorous. A honeybee colony can be thought of as a single organism because the social structure is complex, fixed, and the individual bees are simply cells of the organism. Xylor Jane's paintings start at the cellular level and proliferate outward, radiating from the center, superseding the mathematical rigidity of the underlying system. Hive mind structure becomes the trance inducing form, subjugating the mean to the organism.

Nao Bustamante's video installation untitled # 1 (from the Earth People 2507 series) represents the beginnings of a meditation on a year long project titled Earth People 2507. The work is a video message in a bottle, being housed in the high security mine, Iron Mountain; to be upgraded in successor technology into perpetuity. Bustamante is seeking an institution that will agree to screen the completed single channel project in 2507.

Xylor Jane lives and works in Massachusetts. This is the artist's second solo exhibition at Jack Hanley Gallery. Xylor has recently exhibited a solo show at CANADA Gallery, New York, and in San Francisco at The LAB. She has been featured in the New York Times, Flash Art, The Village Voice and has contributed to publications such as LTTR and North Drive Press.
Xylor Jane keeps bees at a Massachusetts convent.

Nao Bustamante lives and works in New York. Bustamante's work has been presented at the ICA in London, SFMOMA, and the Kiasma Museum of Helsinki. She has performed in galleries, museums, universities and underground sites throughout Asia, North Africa, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and North America. Currently she is the Assistant Professor of New Media and Live Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

For further information on the exhibition, please contact Sara Clendening at jhgsouth@jackhanley.com or 213-626-0403.

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25. Rumi Tsuda, FF Alumn, at 2B Gallery, Budapest, October 12, and more

Exhibition 3-3
Performance 12th October 2007
exhibition open thru 3rd November 2007
2B Gallery
IX Budapest, Raday utca 47, Hungary

Exhibition 3-3 featuring three Japanese women and three men from Japan, reports on the current state of contemporary Japanese visual art. The three women are from New York, and their exhibition is combined with a live performance. Rumi Tsuda’s work was inspired by the tea ceremony: she creates a painting collage on her white kimono, then puts it on. Kazuko Miyamoto’s dance to birdsong is an integral part of her installation, while Nobuho Nagasawa, an urban planner, is creating a site-specific installation for the Budapest exhibition. The men are from Osaka and have been exhibiting together in Japan for more than ten years. Their similar visual approach and expressive, detailed methods are reflected in their oil paintings on canvas as well as in their giant woodcuts and computer prints. http://bof.hu/2007/program.php?t=kat&id=258&l=en

and

www.maruda.info
International Bureau of Identity Documentation (ibid)*
Prospectus 08.4.4-ID:

Your Documents Please
International Identification Document Exhibition Opening April 2008

In an insecure world of fallible people with fallible ideas and ideologies, ibid invites you to submit an application to use the UNBRIDLED POWER of your ART to create (in suitable format as stipulated below) a Vital Document for purposes (known and unknown) of identification, emigration, immigration and imagination in an exhibition to be transported Internationally to several locations.

We ask that you think of this endeavor both as an opportunity to identify yourself (or not) and as a venue to vent and vet the veritable forms and permits bestowed locally on citizens (documented and undocumented) of the world in embassies, municipalities and other bureaucratic institutions around the globe by making a Document of Identification your way. Nevertheless, it is not our intent to prejudice the content of your ID for it is clear that in this context virtually any presentation–visual, textual, textural or otherwise–must be considered a valid form of identification.

In order to facilitate the portability of the documents (always important when crossing borders), ibid requires that they do not contain illegal items or substances banned from air travel and that they be limited in dimension to approximately the size of conventional passport documents, 5” x 7” (13cm x 18cm), and flat enough so they can be easily stashed together in a suitcase for travel. Unless otherwise specified, all documents will be exhibited on a wall at eye-level.

Please submit by e-mail to our bureau before Dec. 15, 2007, a completed entry permit application (download at www.maruda.info) together with a one or two sentence description of your prospective document, a jpeg (640px x 480px) headshot photo of yourself, a jpeg (1500px x 2100px) photo of one of your previous artworks and a CV (MS Word document, pdf file or html text pasted in e-mail). There are no fees (and no insurance) involved in this exhibition. Questions and inquiries to Daniel Georges: ibid@maruda.us

Currently Scheduled venues for the exhibition are:

April 4- 20 2008
The Museum of Arts & Crafts-ITAMI
2-5-28, Miyanomae,
Itami-shi HYOGO 6640895 JAPAN

November 2008
2B Gallery
Budapest IX. Ráday u.47 Hungary

*Please note: ibid is a fictitious organization. Exhibited items will be under the auspices of the individual venues. Curators are Daniel Georges and Rumiko Tsuda.

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26. Anna Mosby Coleman, Sarah Drury, George Ferrandi, FF Alumns, at Cine Capellini festival, Gramercy Park North, NY, Sept 28-29

http://cinecapellini.com/

Cine Capellini 2007

Cine Capellini screens its second annual festival on September 28 and 29 on Gramercy Park North.
Short films and videos will be screened following an al fresco meal.
This event is free, but
tickets must be reserved and confirmed.

HE IS NOT MY ENEMY by Anna Mosby Coleman and Kamel Boutros, the artist hosts of this event,
will premier (worldwide) along with NY Premier of:
"Love under the water and in outer space" by Annie Heckman.

The prizewinning short films:
While the Widow is Away, directed by Adam Reid
& Most, directed by Bobby Garabedian will screened.
Featured short video works include:
Superstition by Sarah Drury;
Prelude to a Better Place by George Ferrandi;
a selection of "Void Videos" by Julie Püttgen including River Voids;
Wasteland and 12 Night by LEMEH42
and First the Dishes then the Revolution by Jeff Stark.

Cine Capellini seeks to serve the body, soul, and spirit
with a festival created for nourishment.

Please see http://cinecapellini.com/ for time & location details.

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27. Jo Andres, FF Alumn, at Raintree Gallery, High Falls, NY, opening Oct 6

Jo Andres, FF Alumn, presents “Darkness & Delight” cyanotypes, October 6-December 18, 2007 at Raintree Gallery, 107 Main Street, High Falls, NY 12440 (above the poist office) 845-687-2685. www.joandres.com

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28. Andrea Polli, Lucy Lippard, FF Alumns, in the NY Times, Sept 23

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/23/arts/design/23dede.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1190654239-MVFY83NvasrMcbgd/1bRig

The New York Times, September 23, 2007
Art
Looking for Inspiration in the Melting Ice
By CLAIRE DEDERER
BOULDER, Colo.

HULKING over this bucolic college town like Frankenstein’s redoubt, the National Center for Atmospheric Research is a constant reminder that Boulder — party-loving college students and Olympic-caliber athletes aside — is at heart a science town.

More specifically it’s a hotbed of research on one of the scientific world’s most pressing issues: climate change. And it was probably inevitable that the topic would be harnessed by the town’s 35-year-old art museum.

“We have the highest density of climate scientists in the world in the Boulder-to-Broomfield corridor,” said Marda Kirn, who runs EcoArts, an interdisciplinary arts organization here. Her group is a driving force behind “Weather Report: Art and Climate Change,” an ambitious new art show at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. “We have buildings full of climate scientists,” she added, as if climatology Ph.D.’s were stacked like rolls of paper towels at Costco.

For the show dozens of artists, including Agnes Denes, Mary Miss, Subhankar Banaejee, Andrea Polli, Joel Sternfeld, Iain Baxter and Chris Jordan, were asked to join with scientists to create pieces about climate change. Some of the artists had been collaborating with scientists for years; Ms. Kirn matched other artists with scientists from the Boulder area. “The artists had to be very specific about the questions they wanted to ask and the research they were doing,” she said. “Matching them with scientists was almost like setting up dates.”

Her idea — to create an interdisciplinary show on global warming — enticed the art critic Lucy Lippard to step into the curator’s role for the first time in 15 years. “It’s a killer — it’s the hottest topic, so to speak,” said Ms. Lippard, 70, who in her long career has championed Conceptual Art, public art and feminism in books including “The Pink Glass Swan” and “The Lure of the Local.”
The pieces in the show spill from the museum to the park across the street, along the Boulder Creek path and up the mountainside to the university and beyond.

The collaborations vary from artist to artist and scientist to scientist. Brian Collier, an artist in Kansas City, Mo., drew on data and imagery provided by Chris Ray, an ecologist and evolutionary biologist at the University of Colorado, and by Shana Weber, the sustainability manager at Princeton, for his work “Pika Alarm.” He chose the pika, a tiny mountain-dwelling mammal related to rabbits, as his subject because it may prove to be the first animal to become extinct because of global warming. It’s also very cute, he acknowledged.

“I’m always looking for accessible focal points for people to approach big problems,” Mr. Collier said. He mounted a motion-activated speaker atop a pole that emits the pika’s singular high-pitched cry when someone approaches or passes by. A help-yourself postcard describes the creature’s plight.

For some collaborators the research and creative roles began to overlap. Working from her home on a remote Maine island the artist Aviva Rahmani communicated for months with the geologist and environmental scientist Jim White via a desktop sharing system. With Mr. White’s input she created computer images of the effects global warming might have on the Nile, Mississippi and Ganges river deltas, all of which are home to major urban centers. Ms. Rahmani manipulated satellite photographs of the three sites to show how they might fare under a hotter sun as Mr. White gave feedback on her speculations.

To their surprise they found it easy to collaborate, both said. “When Jim and I started working together, we each had preconceptions about the other’s work,” Ms. Rahmani said. “We found out immediately that we’re on the same page. He would be talking to me about the ethical implications of the decisions we need to make about global warming. I would be talking to him about how we’re raping the planet.”

Working with Sheila F. Murphy, a hydrologist, and Peter W. Birkeland, a geologist, the artist Mary Miss looked for ways to help local residents envision the flooding of Boulder Creek, in the heart of town. Ultimately she affixed six-inch bright blue discs to trees, telephone poles, the facade of the museum and the doors of the downtown library. “If you look from one dot to the next, each is placed at the high-water mark of a 500-year flood,” she said.

And Jane McMahan received permission to head up to Arapahoe Glacier, which provides drinking water for Boulder, and remove a hunk of it with a chain saw. Her collaborator, the glaciologist W. Tad Pfeffer, has said the glacier has receded at least 100 feet since 1960; the artist’s solution was to put the ice on “life support” in a plastic enclosure that she likens to an infant incubator. Solar panels power the refrigerator for the incubator, which sits in a sunny park between the creek and the library.

Amy Franceschini, a performance artist and designer from San Francisco who has collaborated with scientists for several years, was inspired this time by Arthur Shapiro, a professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis. Ms. Franceschini, who joined him in the field as he took notes, later spoke of his line of research — butterfly migration — as if it were an art installation or an earthwork.

“I told him: ‘You’re as much of an artist as any artist I know,’ ” she said.

“He does his practice along a line that stretches across California, from the coast up to about 3,000 feet,” she said, adding: “Their migratory patterns are changing. They’re moving higher into the hills as it gets hotter.”

Ms. Franceschini is one of many artists who are trying to invent strategies for combating global warming. For the show her art collective, Futurefarmers, created a performance piece called “The Unfinished Journey of Carl Linnaeus.” Visitors were invited to climb into a structure in Central Park in Boulder and discuss quotations from scientists about climate change. Ms. Franceschini was curious: “Do laypeople have ideas about how we might live differently? Do you have to be a scientist to be the voice of reason, or can you be a freak who’s building inventions in your garage?”

Ms. Lippard has noted the split between prescriptive and descriptive work about climate change by the artists and scientists. “It remains to be seen which will be more effective, imagining what the change will be like or coming up with ideas for what to do about it,” she said. “I want to include some way at the museum for people to talk about which piece made them feel more like doing something.”

Ms. Lippard has long argued that a powerful image can foster change. She cites “The Mountain in the Greenhouse,” a piece in the show by the environmental artists Helen and Newton Harrison. They were spurred by the research of the Viennese biologist Georg Grabherr, who found that the habitats of Alpine plants were moving slowly upmountain as the temperature warmed. The resulting work, which shows flowers fleeing up a mountain, is “one of those pieces where all of a sudden I could really grasp the whole concept,” Ms. Lippard said. “An emblematic image can really make a difference.”

In an installation by Melanie Walker and George Peters — constructed, they say, from the detritus of an outmoded energy system — black-painted power lines, anchored by lumps of coal, lean away from a walkway at the atmospheric research center. Stretched taut between poles are ribbons that vibrate in the breeze, emitting an eerie, thereminlike whir.

For visitors among the installations in “Weather Report” it’s clear that conceptual art and science have more in common than some may have thought. “At the core of art and science is this flame,” Ms. Kirn said. “It’s about curiosity and asking questions and not taking no for an answer.”

Ms. Lippard agreed. “The critics used to say that conceptual art brings in too much other stuff, too many ideas,” she said, but “I love the idea that art can become something that acts in the world.”

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29. Naeem Mohaiemen, FF Alumn, now online and more

Naeem Mohaiemen, FF Alumn, has several new projects, as follows:

a)
Dear Runa, I Found Your Props
http://shobak.org/projects/dear_runa.shtml

b)
For Pawnshop, an e-flux project
Opening Reception, Oct 1st, 6-8 pm
53 Ludlow Street, LES, New York

c)
War of Six Six Six against Sixty Million
http://shobak.org/projects/war_of_six.shtml

d)
Finnish Museum of Photography
Jan 07-Sep 08

e)
I Can't Find Dhaka
(with Salahuddin Ahmed/Atelier Robin Architects, Dhaka)
http://shobak.org/projects/cant_find_dhaka.shtml

f)
For FM Ferry Experiment (Sep 07)
A neurotransmitter (Valerie Tevere+Angel Nevarez) project

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