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Goings On: posted week of October 1, 2007

1. Robert Ransick, FF Future of the Present 2007 grantee, at Eyebeam, NY and online
2. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, in Pordenone, Italy, Oct 6-14
3. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, announces current and fall exhibitions
4. Deb Margolin, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Oct 5-7, 7:30 pm
5. Gaetano Carboni, FF Alumn, launches www.pollinaria.org
6. Homer Jackson, FF Alumn, new community arts project now online
7. Lady Pink, FF Alumn, on the Maury Povich show, and online
8. Paul Zaloom, FF Alumn, at Judson Church, Oct 2-4, and more
9. Nao Bustamante, FF Alumn, at Jack Hanley Gallery, LA, opening Oct 6, and more
10. Vernita N’Cognita, FF Alumn, at Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, thru Oct 30
11. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, announces new publication from Spring Publications
12. Lynn Hershman Leeson at Cinema Village, NY, Oct 5-18, and more
13. Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, at Montpelier Center, VA, thru Nov 24
14. Licio Isolani, FF Alumn, at Pratt Institute, Oct 3
15. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, in Warsaw, Poland, Oct 5, and more
16. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, September news
17. Diane Jeep Ries, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, NY, Oct 4, 10 pm
18. Linda M. Montano, FF Alumn, at Alternative Books, Kingston, NY, Oct 14
19. Ellinor Bjelm, FF Alumn, launches KRETS, Malmo, Sweden, opening Oct 6
20. Vito Acconci, Nicolás Dumit Estévez ,Joan Jonas, Alan Kaprow, Alison Knowles, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Carolee Schneemann, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, in Performa07, Oct 27 through Nov 20
21. Nicole Eisenman, FF Alumn, at Cue Arts Foundation, opening Oct 18, 6 pm
22. Patty Chang, FF Alumn, at San Francisco Art Institute, Nov 12
23. Moya Devine, FF Alumn, at Kruglak Gallery, Oceanside, CA, opening Oct 13
24. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, in the New York Times, Sept 30
25. Gaetano Carboni, FF Alumn, in Abruzzo, Italy, Oct 6, 6 pm
26. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at Jack Hanley Gallery, SF, Oct 4, 6-9 pm
27. Beethoven Live, at PS 122, NY, Oct. 28-Nov. 3
28. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, 8 pm
29. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Joe’s Pub, Oct. 14, 7 pm
30. Erica Van Horn, FF Alumn, at Small Publishers Fair, London, England, Oct 12-13
31. Ex.Pgirl, FF Alumns, at HERE Arts Center, NY, Oct 24-28
32. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, at Arizona State Univ. Art Museum, Nov 8
33. Vitaly Komar, FF Alumn, at haudenschildGarage, La Jolla, CA

1. Robert Ransick, FF Future of the Present 2007 grantee, at Eyebeam, NY and online

Franklin Furnace is pleased to announce the Future of the Present 2007 grantee Robert Ransick is exhibiting his funded project "Casa Segura" in the exhibition Interference at Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology in New York City until November 10th, 2007. In addition, the extensive project website has launched at www.casasegura.us. We invite you to visit both portions of this project.

The Casa Segura prototype will be deployed in the Sonoran desert in southern Arizona and installed on private property this coming winter, 2008.

This project was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and Jerome Foundation.


2. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, in Pordenone, Italy, Oct 6-14

Tom Trusky will screen "The Grub-Stake" (1922), a now fully-restored version of Indie silent film maker Nell Shipman's magnum opus, at Le Giornate del Cinema Muto (The Days of Silent Film), the international silent film festival in Pordenone, Italy, October 6-14th. Trusky will also premiere his just-completed, two-years-in-the-making documentary, "At Lionhead: Nell Shipman in Idaho, 1922-1925." Both works will appear on the DVD "From Lionhead Lodge," Volume III in "The Nell Shipman Collection," available in October.


3. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, announces current and fall exhibitions

Hello friends and colleagues,
I hope everybody had a good summer.
Here is a list of my current and Fall exhibitions 2007.
If you are in the area, please stop by.


a. Kingston Sculpture Biennial
Kingston, NY outdoor works
continuing to Oct 16. I am showing
the Solar Photo-Car.

b. Jersey City Studio Tour, plus two
related exhibitions. "Inside" & "Fire"
Oct 6-7 and the other JC shows
Sept 21- Oct 20

c. "Far Sighted"
Albany International Airport Gallery
Albany, NY 2nd floor
Oct 26'07 - Mar. 30, '08
opening: Oct 26, 5-8pm
Group show of works relating to travel

d. The First Woodstock Biennial
Kleinert-James Art Center
34 Tinker St. Woodstock, NY
Oct 20 - Dec 2, 2007
Curator- Nohra Haime
Opening: Oct 20, 5-7pm
call for hours

e. JUMBO, Oct 5 - Dec 31, '07
Muddy Cup Coffee House Gallery
303 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
curated by- Franc Palaia
group exhibition, 20 artists,
large scale works from 3 to 12 feet will fill the entire 3500 sq. ft space
opening -Oct 5, 6-8pm
Open everyday 7am-11pm.

f. "Sculptour" an going outdoor sculpture show
SICA- Shore Institute of Contemporary Art
Long Branch, NJ 732-263-1121
Runs thru Oct 16, 2007
I'm showing the "Solar House Sculpture"
ALSO: at SICA - I am included in the
"Fourth Annual International Juried" show
Oct 14 - Nov 9, 2007

g. "BIG PICTURES" Solo Show,
bau-beacon artist union
161 Main St. Beacon, NY
large scale color digital panoramic photographs
3ft - 9 ft . images from Italy, Greece,
Croatia, NJ & NY
Opening: Nov 10, 6-9pm
Nov 10- Dec 2, 2007
Gallery Hrs: Fri-Sun, 12-6pm & by appt.

Ulster County Community College
Stone Ridge NY
"Ecology Integrity: On The Brink"
Group show of ecologically inspired works that address global warming
Nov 30, '07- Dec. 28. '08


4. Deb Margolin, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Oct 5-7, 7:30 pm

My new solo show, entitled
O Yes I Will (I will remember the spirit and texture of this conversation)
is going up at

Dixon Place
258 Bowery (Houston and Prince Sts)

October 5, 6, 7
for tickets call 212-219-0736 x 110

this is my first new solo show since 2004



5. Gaetano Carboni, FF Alumn, launches www.pollinaria.org


Pollinaria is a new project that combines residency programs dedicated to interactions between art and science and practices of organic farming that preserve and support local genetic patrimony.

Pollinaria has recently launched its website: www.pollinaria.org


6. Homer Jackson, FF Alumn, new community arts project now online

Below are an article and some photos of a new community arts project that I am involved with. Peace. Homer Jackson




7. Lady Pink, FF Alumn, on the Maury Povich show, and online

A short video summary of Lady Pink’s work with Maury Povich can be accessed by clicking the link below. Thank you.



8. Paul Zaloom, FF Alumn, at Judson Church, Oct. 2-4, and more


Paul Zaloom is coming to NYC to perform.

I'm gonna play a Cabaret at Judson Church on Washington Square, Friday and Saturday, Sept 28 and 29, and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Oct 2, 3, and 4, 2007. I'm doing my gay Punch and Judy show,ThePunch and Jimmy Show...the 12 minute version...on the bill with a group of Danish and US artists. Details pasted below.

I'm also gonna dothat abbreviated Punch show atAvant Garde A Rama at PS122 on Friday Oct 5th.Try this link:

I hope to see some or all of you there or here or somewhere. I have little or no internet access while in NYC, so I won't be able to answer emails.


CABARET [TRIBUNALE], a fresh, multidisciplinary art and performance project, is making its international debut. Curated by Kristine Siegel and Line Felding, Cabaret [Tribunale] presents a range of artistic voices working in film, dance, music, visual arts, literature, and puppet theater, presented live according to the basic rules of the cabaret tradition. Award winning poet, comedian and vocalist MC Jabber, the master of ceremonies, will frame the evenings entertainment, as each artist offers thought-provoking fine art acts integrating political commentary, rascally antics, vogues, manias and critical satire.


Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY
8PM All Days
Friday, September 28
Saturday, September 29
Tuesday, October 2
Wednesday, October 3
Thursday, October 4
$20 Tickets may be purchased by visiting us at
www.cabaret-tribunale.net and at the door.


9. Nao Bustamante, FF Alumn, at Jack Hanley Gallery, LA, opening Oct 6, and more

Hello there, Make it a point to enjoy Los Angeles! xo, nao

Nao Bustamante does L.A.
Supercedure: October 6, 2007

October 5 + 6 (Bustamante judging on the 5th)
Fri + Sat 8:30pm $20/$15
Tix: 310 315-1459
Information: 323)445-3393

The Golden Unitard Pop Off is coordinated by Anatomy Riot's Meg Wolfe, Pop Tarts/Max 10’s Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, and dance appraiser Sara Wolf. See your favorite in/famous dance and performance artists endure challenges in this fierce and friendly competition to the win the "Golden Unitard." Think Survivor meets Dance Fever. Save the date and place your bets. Participants at press time include Christine Suarez, Gregory Barnett, Jeremy Hahn, Anna B. Scott, Pat Payne, Mitsu Salmon, Nancy Sandercock, Eko, Flora Wegman, Kristen Smiarowski and Holly Johnston. New participants are being added daily. Events include the “Outdoor Butoh Speed Race”, “Blind Surprise Duet” and the “(Wo)(M)angst movement challenge”. Surprise celebrity judges including internationally renown performance sensation Nao Bustamante, and art star Hannah Sim of Osseus Labyrint will have the final word on who will win the Golden Unitard.

“ We have devised a selection of challenges that reflect the diversity of movement practices in contemporary performance and dance. Plus gold spandex is fabulous and equally reflective” – Marcus Kuiland-Nazario

contact: Marcus Kuiland-Nazario (323)445-3393

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.

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.

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


10. Vernita N’Cognita, FF Alumn, at Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, thru Oct 30

Attack of the 50 Foot Women
A Season of female artists at Monster Truck Gallery and Studios

Date: 20th September - 30th October

5 events:
20th September - 2nd October: Shiela Rennick
4th - 9th October: Vernita N'Cognita
11th - 16thOctober: Michelle Considine
18th - 23rd October: Scissors cuts Paper
25th - 30th September: 4mation 2

Venue: Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, 73 Francis St. Dublin 1

Press contact: Rayne Booth alanlolarayne@gmail.com 087 9957074

Attack of the 50 Foot Women.
Watch out! They're taking over!

For six week in September and October, Monster Truck is giving the run of the gallery to a choice selection of women artists. They are talented, smart, 50 foot tall and they have the power of ten men in their muscle bound painting arms!

In an exciting six week programme, Monster Truck will showcase the work of ten very different female artists. From painting to performance, this season of art will highlight the fact that women artists no longer need to be bound by themes of femininity or inequality, that thanks to the feminist art movement of the 70's women are now free to be artists expressing their own personal concerns. The only things these artists have in common is that they are very good at what they do.

Lending her unique voice to the season, all the way from New York comes the doyenne of the downtown scene and pivotal member of the feminist art movement, Vernita N'Cognita. Having worked with collective galleries in New York since the 1970s, Ms N'Cognita is now coming to Dublin to give her support to Dublin's own collective artist- run gallery, Monster Truck. She will be performing several of her works in the gallery including the seminal 'Bohemian Barbie' and more. Make sure you are in attendance, for a crazy night where anything could happen. It's sure to go down in history.

For the first two weeks of the season we have secured a highly exciting event: the first solo show ever by up and coming painter Shiela Rennick. Her work combines popular culture references with sweet pastels, strange surreal subject matter and an intriguingly dark sense of humour. Most recently, Rennick was one of the winners of the Jerwood Contemporary Painting prize 2007, and her work will be exhibited in September in a four person show at the Galway Arts Centre.

The group 'Paper Cuts Scissors' are Anne Hendrick, Lucy Sheridan, Fiona Chambers and Maire O'Mahony. Each of these artists distinctive and individual practices employ a variety of different media, comfortably moving across the fields of film, photography, drawing, painting and installation. There is an overriding common sense of energy, play and simplicity, in constant tension with a dark undercurrent.

Michele Considine's work shows fragments of unfolding female experience and circumstance – sexual, crass, vulnerable, inane, innocent and playful. Filtered through a broad spectrum of female imagery and iconography, and referencing art history, contemporary society and popular as well as sub-culture, the work reflects the rituals and fetishes, constraints and liberties of emerging womanhood.
The images are charged by the expressions, gestures and poses of the subject and her surroundings. They offer an array of interpretations, allow us to explore the object as subject, and inspire a variety of narrative possibilities.

4mation are Paula Naughton, Samantha Mogelonsky, Lisa Flynn and Bethany Murray, all recent graduates of Central Saint Martins. For these four artists, human presence represents a key concern within their artistic practices . Combining diverse media such as photography, video and installation, each artist takes a different approach to exploring the body as a fluid state, a fragment, a means of communication and a disappearing and reappearing entity through its presence and absence in the gallery space.
We hope you can join us at Monster Truck on the 20th September for the preview of Sheila Rennick's exhibition at the launch of Attack of the 50ft Women! 6-8pm Monster Truck Gallery & Studios.


I will be lecturing and doing a day of tutorial at the Burren College of Art on the 10th of October.



11. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, announces new publication from Spring Publications

Spring Publications is publishing The Human Argument, the Writings of Agnes Denes with Intro. by Klaus Ottman. Prepublication purchase from website http://www.springpublications.com

The American conceptual artist Ages Denes investigates science, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, art history, poetry and music. A pioneer of ecological art, Denes’s work involves ecological, cultural, and social issues and is often monumental in scale.

Thank you,



12. Lynn Hershman Leeson at Cinema Village, NY, Oct 5-18, and more

Strange Culture. 2007. USA. Lynn Hershman Leeson. 75min.

The surreal nightmare of internationally-acclaimed artist and professor Steve Kurtz began when his wife Hope died in her sleep of heart failure. Police who responded to Kurtz's 911 call deemed Kurtz's art suspicious and called the FBI. Within hours the artist was detained as a suspected "bioterrorist" as dozens of federal agents in Hazmat suits sifted through his work and impounded his computers, manuscripts, books, his cat, and even his wife's body. Today Kurtz and his long-time collaborator Dr. Robert Ferrell, Professor of Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, await a trial date.

Cinema Village, New York, NY - Oct 5-18
Wexner Art Center Oct 5,6 - http://www.wexarts.org/fv/index.php?eventid=2415
Reel Art Ways - Oct 5th - http://www.realartways.org/

Dear Friends,
Our film, Strange Culture is now open.We hope you will forward this to your email lists to let people know when they can see it.

Strange Culture represents not just a film, but two people's lives and the future of our cultural institutions. It is an independent film, in the truest sense. Thanks in advance for your help.

Strange Culture a brilliant statement on artistic freedom and the dangers it faces. This film should be seen, should be discussed and is an important document on our times. Film Threat probably the best and certainly the most urgent film in the (Sundance) Frontier section Indie Wire
A frightening and riveting hybrid documentary, Strange Culture confronts the government's inordinate and insensitive reaction to one artist in the practice of his work. In 2004, Steven Kurtz, a founding member of Critical Art Ensemble, a collective dedicated to the advancement of social justice through cultural activities, was working with his wife, Hope, on a piece about genetic food engineering for a MassMoCA exhibition. When Hope died suddenly of heart failure, Kurtz called 911. Police arrived, became suspicious of the Kurtzes' art, and called the FBI. The artist was detained as a suspected "bioterrorist" while federal agents in Hazmat suits sifted through his work and impounded his computers, manuscripts, books, cat, and even his wife's body. Despite the fact that the materials in question were harmless bacteria, the government is still pursuing a trial. Since the ongoing nature of the case prevents Kurtz from discussing its details, Lynn Hershman Leeson has employed actors to dramatize parts of the story.

Hershman Leeson deftly interweaves news footage, reenactments, animation, interviews, and footage of Kurtz himself in this stranger-than-fiction narrative of the law gone wild.

STRANGE CULTURE features a remarkable cast including Tilda Swinton, Peter Coyote, Thomas Jay Ryan, Josh Kornbluth and Steve Kurtz.Directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson and shot by Hiro Narita , an original score by the Residents. Produced by Lise Swenson, Steven Beer and Lynn Hershman Leeson, Executive Producers Eli Rosenberg, Melina Jampolis, Jessie Fuller, Co Producers Barbara Tomber, Loren Smith, Dan Kessler

Official Selection 2007: Sundance, Berlin Film Festival (Opening Film Panorama) "Cinema of Consciousness Award", 2007; Human Rights Watch Festival (Opening Film, Lincoln Center) Locarno Film Festival , Edinburgh Film Festival, Hotdocs Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival and many others.


13. Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, at Montpelier Center, VA, thru Nov 24

FF alumn Mitzi Humphrey will be showing large etchings “Received Language” and “Trees of Dusk” in the "ONE/OFF Printmakers’ Exhibition” at Montpelier Center for Arts and Education, 17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier, Virginia, 804-883-7378 through November 24. Reception 3-5 pm October 14.


14. Licio Isolani, FF Alumn, at Pratt Institute, October 3

SCIENCE AND ART SYMPOSIUM Magnetic Resonance and Art A Pratt-Met-NYU Collaboration Wednesday October 3rd, 2007 9:45am-6pm Pratt Institute, Engineering Building Room 371 To register, please send e-mail to: edelfede@pratt.edu Program 9:45 am: Science and Art, PrattÕs collaborative projects with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York University Dr. Eleonora Del Federico, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Pratt. 10:00 am: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Art: the basics. Dr. Alexej Jerschow, Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, New York University 10:15 am: Studies of ultramarine pigment fading and the greening of the blue pigments in Medieval paintings Cyndi Hern, Research Assistant and History of Art senior, Pratt and Lindsey Tyne, Pratt Alumni Research Assistant currently 2nd year graduate student NYU Conservation Center. 10:30 am: Magnetic Resonance of stone materials and fresco paintings Kara Winters, Pratt Alumni Research Assistant, MS in Historic Preservation 2006, Pratt. 10:40 am: NMR studies of stains on paper Jacob Newman, Ph.D. student, Chemistry Department, New York University 11:00 am: The aging of traditional oil paintings Dr. Margaret MacDonald, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Conservation The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 11.20 am-11:30 am: Break 11:30 am: The degradation of paint films in Medieval illuminated manuscripts. Dr. Eleonora Del Federico, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Pratt Institute, 11:50 am: The importance of conservation, materials and techniques in the curriculum of art history students Prof. Diana Gisolfi, History of Art and Design, Director of the Pratt in Venice program 12:05 pm: The degradation of artist’s materials from an artist’s perspective Prof. Licio Isolani, Department of Fine Arts. Pratt Institute 12:20 pm: Final remarks - Dr. Eleonora Del Federico 12:30 pm- 2:30pm Lunch break 2:30pm-6:00 pm: NMR MOUSE In situ colorimetry and fresco workshops- ARC-D4 Directions Take the Brooklyn-bound A or C train to the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station. Cross platform and take G train (front car) to the Clinton-Washington station. Use Washington Avenue exit. On Washington, walk one block north to DeKalb Avenue. Turn right onto DeKalb and proceed one block to Hall Street/Saint James to the corner gate of the Pratt campus. The talks are in the Engineering building, room 371.


15. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, in Warsaw, Poland, Oct 5, and more

Peter Grzybowski presents

Performance in Warsaw
Friday, October 5, 2007 7-10 PM
2nd International Festival In the Context of Art / Differences
October 4-7, 2007
Ethnographic Museum
ul. Kredytowa 1, Warsaw, Poland
(48 22) 827-76-41
Additional presentation:
Monday, October 8, 2007 5-9 PM
Ostroleka Gallery
Pl Gen. Jozefa Bema 14, Ostroleka


16. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, September news



A balmy, breezy late summer day with seasonally warm, choppy water greeted a record 335 swimmers in Provincetown Harbor on Saturday for the 20th annual Swim for Life and Paddler Flotilla. The 1.4 mile open water swim from Long Point Lighthouse to the Boatslip Resort raised an estimated $170,000 for AIDS, women’s health, youth and the community. Beneficiaries include Helping Our Women, the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, Outer Cape Health Services, Lower Cape Ambulance, Provincetown Rescue Squad and Cape and Islands Gay Straight Youth Alliance (CIGSYA).

Highlights of the weekend included live and online broadcast of the event on community radio station WOMR 92.1 FM, the 14th annual Celebration of Life Concert produced by John Thomas at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, the post-Swim Mermaid Brunch with Zoe Lewis, and awards presentations with Board of Selectman Chair Mary Jo Avellar and Town Manager Sharon Lynn.

Once again a large contingent fro Wellesley High School swim teams participated and energized swimmers with several cheers. There were also contingents from LANES of Boston, the YMCA of Worcester, Philadelphia, and swimmers from across the country. Sponsors of the event include the Provincetown Banner, Paul Mitchell, Far Land Provisions, Boatslip Resort, ArtsEditor.com and In Newsweekly, with support from the Provincetown Visitor Services Board.

Longtime Provincetown resident and Swim volunteer Wayne Ryerson received the David Asher Volunteer Award for his commitment to community service, including chairmanship of the Provincetown Soup Kitchen. Paul Asher, on behalf of the Asher Family, presented a donation to the event in his brother David’s memory.

Top Swim for Life fundraisers include, once again, Kathryn Rafter and Fancey Beall of Provincetown and Dallas at $15, 370, and Shawn and Nicole McNulty of Provincetown at $13, 500. Other top fundraisers include: Paul Mast of Waldwick, RI at $8,420; Harry Arnini of West Hartford, CT, the oldest swimmer at 86 – who swam along with his daughter and granddaughter – at $3,805; Victor Pardi of Provincetown at $3,095; Ed Moore of Boston at $2,650; Gene Elizabeth Landis of Amesbury, MA at $2,250; Roberto Caldera of Boston at $2,025; and Dina Barker of New York City at $2,005.

Approximately sixty swimmers who raised over $500 were given a signed poster of Susan Baker’s 2007 Swim for Life design. Prizes from local businesses were awarded to $1,000 Club members and the Circle of Honor inductees – those who have swum ten times or raised $10,000. These include: Kevin Batt of Jamaica Plain; Merrill Hilf of Philadelphia; Dave Pike of Wellfleet; Barbara Suprenant of Worcester; Catherine Kroeger of Brewster – the oldest female swimmer at 81; and Jim Seligman of Boston. The top finisher and one of the youngest swimmers at 14 was Theo Coyne of Iowa City who clocked in at 31:18. The top female swimmer was Nauset High School swim coach Katie McCulley of Eastham at 32:41.

Assisting in the safety of the swimmers were the Provincetown Rescue Squad, the Provincetown Harbormaster, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Cape Cod National Seashore, a lifeguard contingent, dozens of kayakers and motor boats and the Swim for Life medical team.
The Swim for Life is produced by artist Jay Critchley, director of the Provincetown Community Compact, a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the arts and well being the Provincetown community and the Lower Cape. The Compact also manages the C-Scape Dune Shack and Fowler Dune Shack residency programs and acts as a fiscal sponsor for grass roots community projects. The 2008 Swim for Life will be held on September 6. Contributions are still being accepted online or sent to: Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, The Compact, P. O. Box 819, Provincetown, MA 02657. www.swim4life.org


17. Diane Jeep Ries, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, NY, Oct 4, 10 pm

I am reading my newest erotic excerpt at Variety Night at Dixon Place on Oct 4th at 10pm. It is hosted by Howling Vic.

Diane Jeep Ries


18. Linda M. Montano, FF Alumn, at Alternative Books, Kingston, NY, Oct 14



19. Ellinor Bjelm, FF Alumn, launches KRETS, Malmo, Sweden, opening Oct 6, 6-10 pm

KRETS presents
An exhibition by SHOBOSHOBO (FR)
October 6 - November 4, 2007
Opening reception: October 6, 6-10 pm

(Wednesday 12-5 pm, Thuresday 5-8 pm, Friday 12-5 pm, Saturday-Sunday 12-3 pm)

KRETS // Kristianstadsgatan 16 // Malmö // Sweden
www.krets.info // krets@krets.info

Welcome to the opening of KRETS and opening reception “Potomor” a monster exhibition signed by the French artist Shoboshobo. Door opens 6 pm and we promise some good music from Rough Bunnies and Luva.

Mehdi Hercberg is an illustrator, musician, artist and teacher of multimedia graphic design at the Ecole Estienne in Paris. His project Shoboshobo originally involved Japanese visual artists and musicians and toured through Japan as an art bus with interactive and collaborative happenings taking place in different places. Shoboshobo is also creating clothes, mostly colorful monsters on jumpers and t-shirts. His graphic works is featured in several magazines and books (Pictoplasma, Rojo, Nieves, Dazed and confused, Pig, Tokyon, Code, Modart etc.). Recently Shoboshobo started the project "Shoboshobo books", making small blueprint books in very limited editions. He collaborates with several arists such as Hendrik Hegray, Jonas Delaborde, Andy Bolus, Yu Matsuoka, Stephane Prigent, Jon Burgerman, Sam Borkson and Andrea Crews, and has showed his works in several countries such as Japan, France, Canada, Sweden, Italy, Holland, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. “Potomor” is his first solo exhibition in Scandinavia.

For further information about Shoboshobo:

KRETS is a new gallery space/project room located at Kristianstadsgatan 16 in Malmö, Sweden. KRETS wants to support and bring forth emerging contemporary artists which in most cases are not represented on the conventional and commercial scene. KRETS will cover a wide range of genres and expressions, and work with different forms of exhibitions, seminars, interactive workshops and live performances/experiments.

For further information about KRETS:


20. Vito Acconci, Nicolás Dumit Estévez ,Joan Jonas, Alan Kaprow, Alison Knowles, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Carolee Schneemann, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, in Performa07, Oct 27 through Nov 20


NOVEMBER 20, 2007


PERFORMA07, the second biennial of new visual art performance, opens on October 27 in New York City, launching a four-week program of performances, exhibitions, screenings, symposia, and live events including ten major PERFORMA Commissions by Carlos Amorales, Sanford Biggers, Nathalie Djurberg, Japanther, Isaac Julien, Daria Martin, Kelly Nipper, Adam Pendleton, Yvonne Rainer, and Francesco Vezzoli. PERFORMA07 features the work of over ninety international artists at more than fifty leading cultural institutions and venues throughout the city, with the participation of more than thirty curators, and is organized under the artistic direction of its founder, RoseLee Goldberg.

PERFORMA07 will open with a special premiere of a new PERFORMA Commission by celebrated Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli in the rotunda of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. In his first ever live performance, Vezzoli will present a restaging of Cosi' e (se vi pare,) or Right You Are (If You Think You Are), the renowned play by Luigi Pirandello, which implicates the audience in its examination of celebrity while also pointing to the relativity of truth, the necessity of illusion, and the instability of the human persona. The evening will begin with a Gala Dinner, to benefit PERFORMA, hosted by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn. Tickets for the dinner can be reserved by calling (212) 366-5700.

Vito Acconci / David Adamo / Carlos Amorales / Ei Arakawa & Amy Sillman / Are You Meaning Company / Fia Backström / Ronnie Bass / Jérôme Bel / Tamy Ben-Tor / Sanford Biggers / Ulla von Brandenburg / Pablo Bronstein / Trisha Brown / Tania Bruguera / James Lee Byars / Kabir Carter / Dimitri Chamblas / Boris Charmatz / Cheapcream / Zoila Imaculada de la Concepción / Douglas Coupland / Tom Cole & Lovett/Codagnone / Tony Conrad / Marie Cool & Fabio Balducci / Nick Curris (aka Momus) / Philippe Decouflé / Nathalie Djurberg / Pete Drungel / Nicolás Dumit Estévez / Emilio Fantin / Ryan Gander / Gang Zhao / Rainer Ganahl / Grand Union / Nicolas Guagnini / Deborah Hay / He Yunchang / Karl Holmqvist / Hans Isaksson / International Festival / Christian Jankowski / Joan Jonas / Japanther / Isaac Julien & Russell Maliphant / Allan Kaprow / Alison Knowles / Elke Krystufek / Tove Leffler / Shaun El C. Leonardo / Long March Collective / Daria Martin / Eva and Franco Mattes (aka 01001011101011 01.org) / Dave McKenzie / Meredith Monk / Robert Morris & Stan VanDerBeek / My Barbarian / Bruce Nauman / Maurizio Nannucci / Luigi Negro / Kelly Nipper / Giancarlo Norese / Michael Northam / Darren O’Donnell / Yoko Ono / Serkan Özkaya / Adam Pendleton / Mai-Thu Perret / Cesare Pietroiusti / Michael Portnoy / Emilio Prini / Qiu Zhije / Yvonne Rainer / Robert Rauschenberg / Aïda Ruilova / Jelena Rundqvist / Carolee Schneemann / Second Front / Dexter Sinister / Markus Schinwald & Oleg Soulimenko / Snöfrid / Barbara Sukowa & The X-Patsys / Elaine Summers / Emily Sundblad / Eva Svuje / Min Tanaka / TM Sisters / Tomas Vanek / Francesco Vezzoli / Emily Sundblad / Marianne Vitale & Agathe Snow / Tris Vonna-Michell / Jennifer Walshe / Lawrence Weiner / Michael Williams & Melissa Brown / Ian Wilson / Xu Zhen / + MORE

Anthology Film Archives / Artists Space / Art in General / Art Radio WPS1.org / Aperture Foundation / Baryshnikov Arts Center / The Bronx Museum of the Arts / Brooklyn Academy of Music / China Institute / Creative Time / Dance New Amsterdam / Dance Theater Workshop / DISPATCH / The Drawing Center / Electronic Arts Intermix / Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts / The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / Japan Society / The Jewish Museum / The Judson Memorial Church / The Kitchen / Lower Manhattan Cultural Council / The Museum of Arts and Design / Museum of Chinese in the Americas / New York University / Participant, Inc. / Performance Space 122 / P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center / SculptureCenter / The Studio Museum in Harlem / Storefront for Art and Architecture / Swiss Institute--Contemporary Art / WFMU 91.1FM-NYC and http://www.wfmu.org / White Box / White Columns / The Whitney Museum of American Art / WPS1 Art Radio / + MORE

590 Madison (The Atrium) / The Box / Columbia University / Dance New Amsterdam / Dexter Sinister / Freemans / The Highline Ballroom / The Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel / Passerby / The New School / Second Life / Stephan Weiss Studio / World Financial Center / The Zipper Theater / + MORE

Canada / Chambers Fine Art / Deitch Projects / Fruit and Flower Deli / Greene Naftali Gallery / James Cohan Gallery / Metro Pictures / Salon 94 / Smith-Stewart / + MORE

PERFORMA Commissions and PERFORMA07 programs are supported by grants from the Toby Devan Lewis Philanthropic Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the David & Elaine Potter Charitable Trust, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Greenwall Foundation, the Peter Norton Family Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Fundación/Colección Jumex, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Savannah College of Art and Design, Outset Contemporary Art Fund, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, IASPIS, Altria Group, Inc., New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Ken and Judith Joy Family Foundation, Dena Foundation, Bloomberg L.P., the Moon and Stars Project, Goethe-Institut New York, Austrian Cultural Forum, the PERFORMA Producer's Circle, the PERFORMA Visionaries, and many generous individuals. Sponsors include: Time Out New York, Grolsch, Millennium Hotels, Christiania, and Fazioli.

A complete program of events and full ticketing information is available at http://www.performa-arts.org


21. Nicole Eisenman, FF Alumn, at Cue Arts Foundation, opening Oct 18, 6 pm

Mark Turgeon
Curated by Nicole Eisenman
October 18--December 1, 2007
Exhibition opening Thursday, October 18, 2007, 6:00pm

CUE Art Foundation
511 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Tel 212 206 3583
Fax 212 206 0321

CUE Art Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, is dedicated to providing a comprehensive creative forum for contemporary art by supporting under-recognized artists via a multi-faceted mission spanning the realms of gallery exhibitions, public programming, professional development programs and arts-in-education.


22. Patty Chang, FF Alumn, at San Francisco Art Institute, Nov 12

Visiting Artists and Scholars at SFAI in Fall 2007

The San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is pleased to welcome, throughout the Fall 2007 semester, an impressive array of visiting artists and scholars. Of decisive importance to SFAI's educational mission, visiting artists and scholars provide the students and faculty at SFAI, as well as the Bay Area public at large, with an opportunity to engage publicly and directly with the major practitioners and theorists of contemporary global art and culture.

The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series creates an open forum through which students, faculty, and members of the public are challenged both to go beyond basic canonical approaches to the study of art and to discover a global perspective that is enabled by, and further encourages, conceptual and comparative approaches.

The Graduate Lecture Series, Spheres of Interest: Experiments in Thinking & Action, likewise invites students, faculty, and members of the public to engage with the thoughts and productions of an assemblage of international participants from a variety of fields. A goal of the series is to provoke its various audiences, through exposure to new and challenging ideas, to imagine unfamiliar forms of perceiving and creating.

In addition to the public lectures they give, visiting artists and scholars, whether on campus for several days or for an entire semester, regularly engage with students, in an immediate and active way, by teaching intensives or by participating in seminars, critiques, and colloquia.

Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Carsten Nicolai
Monday, September 24

Kerry James Marshall
Distinguished Visiting Painting Fellow
Wednesday, September 26

Liz Larner
Wednesday, October 10

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla
Wednesday, October 17

Allora and Calzadilla will also have a site-specific exhibition of new work (including videos), curated by Hou Hanru, SFAI's director of Exhibitions and Public Programs, in the Walter and McBean Galleries on the SFAI campus from October 19 to December 15, 2007. The opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, October 18 from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Walter and McBean Galleries. Advance screening of videos starts October 2 in the Walter and McBean Galleries.

Francesco Bonami
Wednesday, October 24

Amy Sillman
Distinguished Visiting Painting Fellow
Monday, November 5

Iona Rozeal Brown
2007 Richard C. Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow
Wednesday, November 7

Patty Chang and David Kelley
Monday, November 12

Pedro Reyes
Wednesday, November 14

Julie Mehretu
Distinguished Visiting Painting Fellow
Monday, November 19

Choi Jeong-Hwa
Monday, December 10

Graduate Lecture Series--Spheres of Interest: Experiments in Thinking & Action

Jürgen Bock
Friday, September 21

Friday, September 28

Lia Gangitano
Friday, October 12

Françoise Vergès
Friday, November 2

Lynn Hershman Leeson
Chair of SFAI's Film Department
Friday, November 9

Camille Norment
Friday, November 16

Florian Hecker and Chris Watson
Acoustic Landscapes and Noise
Friday, November 30

Dont Rhine
Friday, December 7

SFAI's public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Peter Norton Family Foundation, and the Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund. The Distinguished Visiting Painting Fellowships are also funded by the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation. Additional funding is provided by InSight. Through educational activities, community outreach, volunteer opportunities, and social programming, InSight's mission is to advance the visibility and promote the success of SFAI within the Bay Area community and beyond. The Allora and Calzadilla exhibition is sponsored by the Franco Soffiantino Gallery in Turin, Italy, and is presented in collaboration with the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago and the Moore Space in Miami. It is also presented concurrently with the exhibition Apocalypse Now: The Theater of War, co-curated by Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla, and Jens Hoffmann at CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco, on view from 30 November 2007 to 26 January 2008. The Richard C. Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship was established in 1998 by the generosity of Richard Diebenkorn’s family. The $25,000 fellowship makes it possible for the contemporary artist to whom it is awarded both to teach at SFAI and to pursue studio work. Carsten Nicolai's lecture is copresented by Volume http://www.volumeprojects.org

San Francisco Art Institute

Founded in 1871, SFAI is one of the oldest and most prestigious schools of higher education in contemporary art in the US. Focusing on the relation between thinking, making, and learning, SFAI's academic and public programs are dedicated to excellence and diversity.

SFAI's School of Studio Practice is centered on the development of the artist's vision through studio-based experiments and the understanding that the artist is an essential part of society. It offers a BFA, an MFA, and a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Design+Technology, Film, New Genres, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture.

SFAI's School of Interdisciplinary Studies is motivated by the premise that critical thinking and writing, informed by an in-depth understanding of both theory and practice, are essential for engaging global society. It offers degree programs in History and Theory of Contemporary Art (BA and MA), Urban Studies (BA and MA), and Exhibition and Museum Studies (MA only).

For more information about exhibitions and public or academic programs at SFAI, please go to http://www.sfai.edu or call 415 749 4500.


23. Moya Devine, FF Alumn, at Kruglak Gallery, Oceanside, CA, opening Oct 13


Mixed media by San Diego artists Irene Abraham, Moya Devine,Cheryl Griffiths, Kathy Miller and Judith Parenio. Images exploring the experience of facing the complexities and contradictions of today's world.

October 9-November 1,2007.
Kruglak Gallery,Miracosta College, One Barnard Drive, Student Center lower level, Oceanside,CA.

Hours, Monday-Thursday, 10:00 am-3 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday evenings6:00-7:30 pm. Free. 760-795-6657

Opening reception, Saturday, October 13, 5:00-7:00 pm.


24. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, in the New York Times, Sept 30

On This Site Stood a Man With a Message
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Published: September 30, 2007, The New York Times, Connecticut edition

The blue and yellow sign along Main Street in Ridgefield looked a lot like a historical marker, but something wasn’t quite right. Rather than commemorate a famous person who had stood there, or an event that had shaped history, the marker honored the role of dissent in the functioning of a “healthy democracy.”

Say what?

Say art as road trip. This and several other fake historical markers installed along Main Street in one of Connecticut’s oldest historic districts are the work of the conceptual artist Norm Magnusson, the latest participant in the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum’s Main Street Sculpture Project.

Mr. Magnusson is an artist-activist. His cast aluminum markers focus our attention on pressing contemporary social and political issues, often restating the concerns or comments of ordinary Americans in carefully composed messages that are designed to make you think. He’s like a Michael Moore of the highway.

Mr. Magnusson’s subject matter is exceedingly broad, ranging across a variety of topical issues, including global warming, the war in Iraq and the debate over evolution and intelligent design. His candor is pitiless and unsparing, showing no fear or favor to any particular ideology.

“Historical markers are an inherently interesting vehicle for socially pointed thoughts,” he is quoted as saying in a news release issued by the museum. He hopes that his art will open people’s minds to different points of view, maybe even help raise consciousness and shape opinions on issues of importance. He calls what he is doing “an art of social conscience.”
An art of social confrontation is more like it, given the subject matter of some markers. Take the one that deals with television violence. Playing off the format of a typical historic marker, it reads: “On this site stood Ry Brauer, typical American teen. By the age of 18, he had witnessed over 30,000 murders on TV.”

Another documents the story of an uninsured woman who could not afford the prescription drugs that would have saved her life. Yet another introduces us to Ian Wikno: “Joined the Army Reserve to pay for college, sent to Iraq in March 2005, has not yet returned home.” Names that appear on the signs are fictitious.

Born in 1960, Mr. Magnusson lives and works in Woodstock, N.Y. He began his career creating goofy animal paintings with social commentaries before turning to more pointedly political artwork using e-mail and video.
He is working on a project that involves installing dozens of his markers at rest stops along about 1,800 miles of I-75, beginning just south of the Canadian border near Newberry, Mich., and continuing through six states down to White Springs, Fla. He hopes to have the project completed by Memorial Day, in time for the summer traveling season.

Mr. Magnusson created several markers for the Aldrich show, including one inspired by the museum’s administration building, a historic Colonial house known as Old Hundred because it served as a grocery and hardware store from 1783 to 1883. Later it was a post office and then a church. The sign speaks to the plight of mom and pop stores pushed out of business by chains.

But it is the future, not the past, that most concerns Mr. Magnusson. One marker installed outside the museum entrance reads like an epitaph for the human race: “On this site stood Robert Oknos, who thought that global warming would not affect him in his lifetime.”
“Norm Magnusson: On This Site Stood,” The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, through
Nov. 4. Information: (203) 438-4519
or www.aldrichart.org


25. Gaetano Carboni, FF Alumn, in Abruzzo, Italy, Oct 6, 6 pm


Saturday 6th October 2007 – 6.00 pm Torre delle Valli, Civitella Casanova, Abruzzo, Italy

Legendary electronic composer Mira Calix will be the first voice of Pollinaria, a new project in Italy's Abruzzo countryside that combines residencies for artists and scientists with organic farming.

A countryside farmhouse is the propelling centre of Pollinaria's biodiversity-focused agricultural activities. The historic home will soon become a research space for artists and scientists and a dwelling for everyone who wishes to discover the resources and participate in the experience that is Pollinaria.

In the evening of Saturday 6th October 2007 Mira Calix will perform a site specific work in the austere environments of the farmhouse, populated for centuries by families of farmers.

In the heart of rural Abruzzo, this opening ritual will be marked by music both of the origins and technologically advanced, awakening ancient places and concealed inner landscapes.

Free entrance upon reservation: T + 39 349 4003131

Torre delle Valli, 65010 Civitella Casanova, Abruzzo, Italia
T + 39 349 4003131 E info@pollinaria.org

www.pollinaria.org www.miracalix.com


26. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at Jack Hanley Gallery, SF, Oct 4, 6-9 pm

A collaborative art show
6-9PM Thursday, Oct. 4
Jack Hanley Gallery
389 Valencia St.
2 doors to the left of the main gallery

I am collaborating with a dear friend of mine, Chris Johanson, on a show at the Jack Hanley Gallery right here in the lovely Mission district of San Francisco.

The Opening is 6-9PM on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007.
There will be BEEERRR and RAGI da lawyer will be DJing.
I have worked with jack for 20 years and chris for a good 10 years.

To see some Kal & Chris's collaborative projects go to:

hope 2 see you there,


27. Beethoven Live, at PS 122, NY, Oct 28 - Nov 3

Sunday, October 28- Saturday, November 3
At PS 122, New York, New York

Beethoven Live
Czech co-founders of the LaS Company, choreographer Kristina Lhotáková and director/sound designer Ladislav Soukup, create a unique documentary dance-theatre working with non-dancers, "real people," as inspiration.

For the New York segment of The Name of the Game, a piece that explores the irrevocability of nature, they have assembled a corps of four young people, aged fifteen to twenty-five, who were cast in NYC and who then traveled to Prague to work with the LaS company. The youthful cast, growing up, changing every day, and literally leaping into their lives, embodies the unstoppable forward mechanism of nature, progress, and moments that will never come back. Yet the project seeks to reinvent the "unrepeatable" with aesthetic tools of rhythm, pictures, and movement.

In October, 2005 Lhotáková and Soukup opened "The Name of the Game - Queretaro" at the Encuentro del Cuerpo Festival in Mexico, with Mexican performers. Another version of "The Name of the Game" is currently being worked on in Prague. These three variations will be presented as a mini-festival in Prague in late 2007 at the Archa theatre.

Sunday, October 28- Saturday, November 3
(no performance Monday, Oct. 29)
Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets from $20, $15 (students/seniors), $10 (members)
Performance Space 122
150 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009


28. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, 8 pm

I'll be an artist-in-residence at Dixon Place this October, presenting my show "The Musical Underbelly" every Thursday (that would be 4, 11, 18, 25) at 8:00.

The show is a guided tour of historical musical oddities: music from cults, secret societies, visionaries, mediums, occultists, and cranks; a collection of the damned and disturbing. Included is music by Paschal Beverly Randolph, Rosemary Brown, Rameau's Nephew, Lewis Carroll, Leila Waddell, the Count of Saint-Germain, Athanasius Kircher, and more. There will be Solresol, agricultural plainchant, playing card melodies, and the Harmony of the Spheres. I'll be singing and fingering the keyboard and cuatro; the velvety tones of the viola will be supplied by either Corinna Lynch or David Gold.
For more info, see www.dixonplace.org.


29. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Joe’s Pub, Oct 14, 7 pm

Nora York
returns to
Joe’s Pub
to perform

October 11 2002 Congress passed a bipartisan resolution authorizing President Bush to use military force.
This joint resolution was cited as the `Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002'.

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."

York’s evolving concert event POWER/PLAY had its first incarnation as a commission for Brooklyn Academy of Music Bam Cafe to compliment their film series “Hanoi to Hollywood”.

This current concert continues to explore the unraveling American narrative; todays United States of America at war and work; through the lens of the Civil War, WW2 and Vietnam War, up to our current situation.

The current version of POWER/PLAY was RECORDED JANUARY 15th 2007 — and will be a presented as a free AUDIO/WEBCAST on
www.norayork.com — you can listen anytime. Webcast begins October 11th 2007.

"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 2003

JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street NYC
TICKETS: 20 Dollars
By Phone: 212-239-6200
On the Web: www.telecharge.com
contact: John Seroff 212 539 8563


30. Erica Van Horn, FF Alumn, at Small Publishers Fair, London, England, Oct 12-13

Erica Van Horn + Simon Cutts of CORACLE PRESS will be at this years SMALL PUBLISHERS FAIR Friday12th + Saturday 13th October 2007 Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC, GB

The fair will be open from 11 am-7pm, Admission free Holburn tube

For further information regarding participants and the scheduled readings go to www.rgap.co.uk


31. Ex.Pgirl, FF Alumns, at HERE Arts Center, NY, Oct 24-28

HERE Arts Center presents:

Dancing security guards. Bear fight. Charisma chef. Chicken pie. Snow pants.
10 Plates
A new performance piece by Ex.Pgirl

10 Plates is a multicultural journey that traverses the intersections among urban myths, storytelling and food. In their style of hysterical physical theatre, Ex.Pgirl treads the line between danger and humor, revealing the ridiculous, disturbing and heartbreaking aspects of everyday fears through the perspectives of five female performers.

Wednesday October 24th @ 7pm
Thursday October 25th @ 7pm
Friday October 26th @ 7pm
Saturday October 27th @ 2pm and 7pm
Sunday October 28th @ 2pm

Tickets: $15

HERE is located at 145 Sixth Ave, entrance on Dominick Street
(C/E to Spring St.)

Conceived, written, and directed by: Bertie Ferdman and Suzi Takahashi
Developed and created with: Valerie Issembert, Kiyoko Kashiwagi, and Soomi Kim
Guest appearance: Luke Strandquist
Dramaturgy: Mallory Catlett
Video: Julien Jourdes
Lighting Design:Ayumu Poe Saegusa

Press Contact: Kate Villanova (201) 953-1266

FOR MORE INFO: visit www.expgirl.org

This production is being presented through HERE's Supported Artist Program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment as well as technical and administrative support. 10 Plates is made possible in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts. Development for 10 Plates was made possible, in part from Urban Artist Initiative grant, a LMCC Swing Space residency, a Field Artist residency, and Chashama Queens residency.


32. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, at Arizona State Univ. Art Museum, Nov 8

Tempe, Arizona (dl)

Shirin Neshat – Annual Elaine Horwitch Lecture (11/8)


Thursday, November 8, 7:30 p.m.
Lattie F. Coor hall, Room 170

Reception with the speaker at the ASU Art Museum
immediately following the lecture.

Sponsored by the Horwitch family and the Elaine Horwitch Cultural Fund in memory of the distinguished Scottsdale art gallery owner and collector. For 15 years, the Horwitch Lectures have brought international figures in contemporary art to ASU for public lectures and workshops with students.

Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat came to the United States to study at the University of California at Berkeley in 1974 and soon found herself exiled from her homeland after the Islamic revolution. Her experience compelled her to explore the emotional space of exile in her art, working in photography, video installations and recently film.

Arizona State University Art Museum
Tenth Street and Mill Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85287-2911
t. 480.965.2787
f. 480.965.5254
e. asuartmuseum@asu.edu
w. http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/


33. Vitaly Komar, FF Alumn, at haudenschildGarage, La Jolla, CA

haudenschildGarage presents SPARE PARTS, a renewable cycle of projects commissioned and produced by Eloisa Haudenschild and Steve Fagin, 3 over a 3-year cycle, that encourages the juxtaposition of the crucial, the trivial, and the arcane. The projects vary in form, from a book, or an installation, to a musical extravaganza. The only rule of the cycle is: no trilogies allowed. The cycle, CHEEK2CHEEK, is currently under development, and includes the projects noted below.

Decolonizing Architecture is a collaboration between London based architect and theorist Eyal Weizman and Bethlehem based architects Sandi Hillal and Alessandro Petti. Giorgio Agamben is among the consultants for this project, which takes a specific settlement, Psagot, overlooking Ramallah, and redesigns it for a post-evacuation time and context. A scale model, architectural plans and a public event will be produced around plans for turning the fabric of this settlement/suburb into a Palestinian public institution. The project represents a real hope in response to the (possible) reality of Israeli evacuation.

The Last Book, directed by Steve Fagin, resurrects the medieval illuminated manuscript through the invocation of our current alchemy, new technologies. To conjure a future as the past in reverse, a one of a kind book, including handwritten text, moving images, and sound, will be produced. As in ancient cultures, the meaning of the book will only be fully available as a performative entity. In other circumstances it will be available to be looked at, but never to be touched, or read from by the community at large. The text will be provided by Mary Gaitskill and the moving images courtesy of Leslie Thornton.

Strange Bedfellows is a collaboration between Chinese artist Shi Yong and Russian artist Vitaly Komar, who playfully twist and turn the history of Sino-Soviet "friendship" (a term definitely held in quotation marks). From Mao's infamous visit to Moscow and ominous handshake with Stalin in 1950 to their own casual encounter in Beijing in 2007, Shi Yong and Vitaly Komar tamper with the tropes of political "friendship" to produce a series of performances, videos, and installation. Initially hosted by ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, in Fall 2008, the hope is to carry on this encounter in venues in Hong Kong- where all business, whether east or west, now meets-in New York, where Vitaly Komar now lives, and in Moscow, home (among other things) of the Kremlin and tomb of Lenin.



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