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Goings On: posted week of October 8, 2007

CONTENTS:
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1. Selene Luna, FF Fund for Performance Art recipient 2007-2008, at Galapagos, Brooklyn, Oct 29, 8 pm
2. Wooloo, FF Alumns, in NYC, Oct 21-Nov 6
3. Simone Forti, FF Alumn, at Unknown Theater, Hollywood, CA, Oct 18-28
4. Andrea Cote, FF Member, at PanAmerican Art Projects, Miami, FL, opening Oct 13
5. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, in Tokyo, Oct 8-14
6. Warren Niedich, FF Alumn, at Trolley Gallery, UK, opening Oct 8, 7 pm
7. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, at Univ. of Nebraska, thru Oct 20
8. Sally Greenhouse, FF Alumn, at Hosmer Gallery, Northhampton, MA, thru Oct 30
9. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, Oct 26-27
10. Beth B, FF Alumn, at EFA Gallery, NY, Oct 17
11. Jenny Polak, FF Alumn,a t Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Queens, thru Nov 17
12. elin o’Hara slavick, FF Alumn, at Duke University, Oct 18
13. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at Copro Nason Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, thru Oct 31
14. Daniel Joseph Martinez, FF Alumn, at The Project, NY, thru Nov 3, 2007
15. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, at London Gallery West, Oct 26, 2007 – Jan 6, 2008
16. Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, now blogging at http://art6blog.blogspot.com/
17. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at Monkey Town, Brooklyn, Oct 17, 8 pm
18. Willoughby Sharp, Ally Anderson, FF Alumns, online at artnet.com
19. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, at Dieu Donne, NY
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1. Selene Luna, FF Fund for Performance Art recipient 2007-2008, at Galapagos, Brooklyn, October 29, 8 pm

Selene Luna’s shrimp monologues:
Pocket Venus
Monday, October 29, 2007 at 8:00PM at Galapagos, Brooklyn

Selene Luna, actress, burlesque icon and Hollywood cabaret veteran debuts her solo show Pocket Venus in Manhattan on Monday, October 29th at 8:00PM.

Pocket Venus is a unique and powerful stage show featuring Luna’s spellbinding story telling intertwined with her unmistakable glamorous esthetic. Pocket Venus seamlessly and humorously weaves together Luna’s lifetime of adversity, including anecdotes from her illegal immigration as an infant to her upbringing in the tough housing projects of East Los Angeles and incredible tales of Hollywood that can only be told by a little person. Straightforward and hilarious, Luna addresses topics most people are dying to know but would rarely get the chance to ask a little person.

At 3'10", Selene Luna is a one-of-a-kind entertainer whose recent career highlights include co-starring with Academy Award nominee Karen Black; a featured role on Emmy nominated daytime soap Passions; and stage direction under legendary haute couture designer Thierry Mugler. Fresh from her triumphant sold-out solo runs in Los Angeles (Pocket Venus and Say It to My Face!), Luna is currently performing an extended Off-Broadway run with comedian Margaret Cho’s touring variety show The Sensuous Woman.

Pocket Venus also features a stellar guest performance by New York City’s legendary Murray Hill, aka “Mr. Showbiz,” beloved entertainer, infamous personality, newsmaker, and renowned comedian and cabaret host. Mr. Hill has produced, written, and starred in a string of sold-out theatrical productions, including smash hit THE MURRAY HILL SHOW and his UK debut with the WEST END.

Luna's intelligent, quirky and versatile showmanship makes for a compelling evening of top-notch entertainment.

“She's got a quirky humor reminiscent of the red-haired comedian, made naughty by a touch of Bettie Page sensuality and the girlish charm of Betty Boop. It's that kind of presence that has made Luna one of the most recognizable faces in the city's burlesque-revival scene.”
Pandora Young, LA Weekly, LA People 2007

“Luna’s stories about Hollywood are equally fascinating. She tells of her reluctance to play an elf in a film, comparing stereotypical costume roles for Little People to performing in blackface. Family photos, pictures of noteworthy Little People and video clips of Luna’s acting work have been seamlessly incorporated into the show.”
Sandra Ross, L.A. Weekly Theater Critics

“Luna took audiences through her personal journey from a social outcast to an actress struggling not to play “second banana” (literally!) in commercials to vivacious burlesque dancer to the beautiful, self-realized performer of indomitable talent and spirit that she is today.”
Ken Knox, IN Magazine

Tickets and Venue Information
Galapagos Art Space, 70 North 6th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211, (718) 782-5188. Box office will open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Advance tickets available to select events through www.smarttix.com or by phone at (212) 868-4444.

This work was made possible, in part, by Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art, supported by Jerome Foundation in celebration of the Jerome Hill Centennial and in recognition of the valuable cultural contributions of artists to society.

Pocket Venus Press Contact:
Jen Gapay
Thirsty Girl Productions
917-770-8559
jen@thirstygirlproductions.com
myspace.com/thirstygirlproductions

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2. Wooloo, FF Alumns, in NYC, October 21-November 6

PARTICIPATE IN LIFE EXCHANGE DURING PERFORMA 07
WOOLOO.ORG is now inviting artists to participate in LIFE EXCHANGE – presented at the invitation of Franklin Furnace during PERFORMA 07, the Biennial of New Visual Art Performance in New York.

LIFE EXCHANGE is a one-week exhibition offering applicants the possibility to perform actual Life Exchanges with other individuals for a time.

10 applicants will be selected to open LIFE EXCHANGE on October 31st, 2007. During the following week (until Nov. 6th), these selected artists will perform the 10 first life exchanges with members of the public attending the exhibition in Chelsea, New York City.

To apply for participation in LIFE EXCHANGE, you must live in or around New York City (hotels included). You must also be willing to let another person live in your home for at least 24 hours. This includes handing over your home keys for this period, as well as letting another person use your clothes and other property.

In return, you will receive access to another person’s home, clothes, etc.

To apply or learn more about LIFE EXCHANGE, please go to: www.wooloo.org/LifeExchange
The application deadline is October 21st, 2007. (Midnight/Pacific Standard Time.)

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3. Simone Forti, FF Alumn, at Unknown Theater, Hollywood, CA, Oct 18-28

Unknown Theater
presents
Turtles All The Way Down
directed by Simone Forti

Simone Forti
Terrence Luke Johnson
Sarah Swenson
Douglas Wadle

engage each other in an evening of sound, movement, words, reflection and the unexpected revelations that only improvisation can bring. Their work is acid and sweet, funny and dead serious.

October 18 - 21 & 25 - 28
Thursdays - Saturdays @ 8pm

Sundays @ 6pm

In Turtles All The Way Down, each performer gives play to his/her own subject of interest. This improvisational work is based on two premises:
that if you_re freely moving as you_re speaking, your thoughts and mental images influence your feeling tone, your sense of space, and your action, which in turn affects the pathways of your mind. And that any four subjects will shed light on each other in particular ways. Performers and audience alike will be connecting the dots between travels in India, love, Italian genealogy within the rise of fascism, and ways of knowing, laced with live music. Lighting design will be by Carol McDowell. As each performance will be unique, you may want to visit Turtles All The Way Down more than once.

Unknown Theater
1110 Seward Street
Hollywood, CA 90038
3 blocks East of Highland, 50 feet North of Santa Monica free parking one block North, at Lexington & Seward

323 466-7781
tickets at box office $22
tickets online $17
http://www.unknowntheater.com
more information about the performance at website

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4. Andrea Cote, FF Member, at PanAmerican Art Projects, Miami, FL, opening Oct 13

Andrea Cote, FF Member, PanAmerican Art Projects, October 13
"Cut" and "Cathexis"
Two Projects Incorporating the Artist’s Body and Her Hair
October 13 - November 18
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 13, 6-9 pm

Andrea Cote will be presenting her first show with PanAmerican Art Projects. On view will be "Cut," a video performance and installation and "Cathexis," a series of photographs. The exhibit opens with a reception Saturday, October 13, 6-9 pm. Gallery hours are Tues- Sat 10-6.

"Cut"
video performance and installation
Cut will be presented in the Project Room. On one wall of the square gallery is a video projection of an hour long-performance in which the artist cut her hair section by section, painting it and pressing it onto a large paper to create an immersive drawing. On the remaining walls the artist will print with the hair she cut off, leaving a trace of her presence. Cut is a meditation on time, loss, and transformation.

"Cathexis"
series of photographs
In psychodynamics, “cathexis” is defined as the process of investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object, or idea. It is also the libido's charge of energy. In these highly charged images, hair swims across the surface of the body and its surroundings in an evolving organic network that seems to have its own intelligence.

Andrea Cote is a multi-disciplinary visual artist raised in Miami, currently based in New York. She has presented solo and collaborative installations and performances in Miami, Seattle, Philadelphia, and New York. Venues include Art Center South Florida, The Dorsch Gallery, The Delaware Art Museum, The Rochester Contemporary, Jack the Pelican Presents, and The Rotunda Gallery. Her performance Hairbody was presented at The Print Center in Philadelphia in conjunction with the 2004 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Her performance BodySite was presented at the Dumbo Arts Festival and –scopeMiami and will be presented later this fall in Buenos Aires and at Art Sites. This is Andrea’s first solo show in Miami.

Pan American Art Projects specializes in art of the Americas with the mission to build a bridge between North and South American cultures by presenting and exhibiting artists from both regions concurrently. Opening in 1990 in Los Angeles, the gallery later moved Dallas in 1994. In December 2006, the gallery opened a 4,500 square foot space in Miami, which features two exhibition rooms, a video box, sculpture garden, and an apartment with a studio for visiting artists.

PanAmerican Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
t 305.573.2400
f 305.573.0720
www.panamericanart.com
Tues-Fri 10-6, Sat 12-6

For more information on Andrea Cote's work visit www.andreaspace.net

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5. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, in Tokyo, Oct 8-14

INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART EVENT 2007 "Artist as Activist"
Period: 8th-14th October, 2007
Venue: Various location in Tokyo (City project) Plan B (Video screening)

etc
Organize by: AA project team
Grant: Pro Helvetia, Swiss arts Council Support: Embassy of the federal republic of Germany, Embassy of the republic of Poland Authorization: Association for Corporate Support of the Arts Cooperation: Arts and Law URL: http://www.artistasactivist.org/

The aim of international art festival "Artist as Activist" is to create new relation to Tokyo with its History, culture, environment and local citizen. Through physical performance art, live art and city project that concern with society and city of Tokyo discovery how to live with others together. The festival will feature both point of view of inter international and domestic artists, also this is a challenge that we encourage artist’s site-specific works and the figure of Tokyo come to the front by their live activities. We greatly explore a perspective of relate between contemporary art and society.

The festival has three categories
A : City project, Period 8th-14th October, 2007 Venue : Several public space
B : Live performance art, Period 8th-14th October, 2007 Venue: Several public space C: Video screening night 14th of October, 2007 7pm-12pm Venue: Plan B

Participating artists
///City project & Live performance art/// Yevgeniy Fiks(USA/Russia), Valerian Maly & Klara
Schilliger(Germany/Swiss) Wladyslaw Yoshinori Niwa(Japan), Takuro
Kotaka(Japan) etc

///Video Screening///
Kazmierczak & Ewa Rybska(Poland), Immo Klink(UK), Steve Hines(UK), Lynn
Lu(Singapore), Stefanie Trojan(Germany), Machiko Tagami(Japan), Mai Kobayashi + Naoto Kobayashi(Japan), etc

Project Schedule:
7th October (sun)
Valerian Maly & Klara Schilliger "Arrival zone"
Narita International Air Port Arrival Gate 17:00-17:40

8th October (mon/holi)
Artist as Activist "Shibuya Moving Opening Party"
Start point In front of Star Bucks Coffee near by Shibuya scramble crossing 20:00-24:00

9th October (the)
Yoshinori Niwa "Hyper pillow fight”
Hachiko park of JR Shibuya station
20:00-20:05

10th October (wed)
Takuro Kotaka "Park Recipe"
Yoyogi Park
14:00-15:00
11th October (thu)
Yevgeniy Fiks "Ideo water”
Near by Tokyu Denentoshi-line “Futakotamagawa”
13:00-17:00

12th October (fri)
Valerian Maly & Klara Schilliger "vapour trail"
SL park in front of JR Shimbashi station
13:00-

13th October (sta)
Valerian Maly & Klara Schilliger "Departure zone”
Narita International Air Port Departure Gate 11:45-12:00

14th October
“AA video night”
Live space Plan B ( 4-26-20-B1F, Yayoicho, Nakano-ku, Tokyo, 1640013) http://www.i10x.com/planb/ Tel : 03-3384-2051 19:00-24:00

Admission: 1000yen

What’s AA project team? :
AA project team is an international art organization, artists and art editor group ,established in September of 2006.The artistic director is artist Yoshinori Niwa(b.1982) ,also staff are editor Kenji Yamakita(b.1982) and artist Takuro kotaka(b.1984). We use powerful network of Yoshinori Niwa and accept advices from other organizers. We explore possibilities of Tokyo’s art scene.

Office :
AA project team c/o Yoshinori Niwa
2-60-16 Sayuri - 6, Wakamiya, Nakano, 1650033, Tokyo Tel: 090-4187-0362 E-mail: niwa@niwa-staff.org
AA project team
Yoshinori Niwa

www.niwa-staff.org/aaproject.html
niwa@niwa-staff.org
http://niwa-staff.org/blog/
T : +81-3-6322-7968 / +81-90-4187-0362
Address: 2-60-16-Sayuri 6, Wakamiya, Nakano-ku, Tokyo, 1650033, JAPAN

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6. Warren Niedich, FF Alumn, at Trolley Gallery, UK, opening Oct 8, 7 pm

I just wanted to let you know about my upcoming exhibition at Trolley Gallery, opening on Monday October 8th at 7pm. I will be showing my photo-based installation Blanqui's Cosmology 1996-2006. This work investigates the early beginnings of modernism. If you are coming over for Frieze or just in London it would be great see you there. Please read the attached press release for more details about the show.

Best wishes, Warren

FYI

Warren Neidich works and lives between Berlin and London. His interdisciplinary time-based works explore the way that culture and language have interacted in ways that affect subjectivity and identity through the reconfiguration of brain and mind. Recent exhibitions include Protections (2006), Kunsthaus Graz, Masquerade (2006), Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, The Expanded Eye (2006), Kunsthaus, Zurich, Sweet Dreams, Contemporary Art and Complicity (2006), Bayle Art Museum, University of Virginia, Earthling,(2006) Andrew Mummery Gallery, London Multitasking, (2007) NGBK, Berlin, , My Vision, (2007) Zephyr Space, Mannheim, Germany, The Moscow Biennial, 2007,Neon Lights and LEDs at Edward Mitterrand Gallery,2007 Geneva, Switzerland. He has been chosen by French curator, Ami Barak for the exhibition "About Beauty " at this years Artforum Berlin. He will also participate in the Tulca 2007 Visual Art Program, Hospitality, in Galway, Ireland. In the past his work has been shown internationally in such institutions as the Whitney Museum of Art, New York City, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, the Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and P.S.1, MOMA, Long Island City. Seven books of his work have been published including American History Reinvented, 1989, Aperture Foundation,. Unknown Artist, Fricke-Schmid, 1993, Camp O.J. DAP, 1996 and his recent publication, Earthling, Pointed Leaf Press, 2005 with an interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist and an essay by Barry Schwabsky. A collection of his writing Blow-up: Photography, Cinema and the Brain was published by DAP in 2003. He is recipient of the AHRB-ACE Art Award, 2004, The Arts Council of England Merit Award,2005 and The British Academy Award, 2005. He is currently visiting artist and research fellow at the Center for Cognition, Computation and Culture at Goldsmiths College, London, 2006-2008.

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7. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, at Univ. of Nebraska, thru Oct 20

TIM MILLER RESIDENCY at LIED CENTER- UNIV of NEBRASKA OCT 7-20

Hi Everyone!

I'm off to the University of Nebraska! The two week residency at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts will be really exciting. Over the two weeks I will be making a piece with the University of Nebraska students and performing two of my solo shows GLORY BOX (Oct 9) and US (Oct 17).

http://www.liedcenter.org/events/index.php?m=10-2007

The Lied Center has put together a truly amazing residency with lots of really charged community engagement, workshops and performances. I will be a busy boy! I will also be performing in Omaha Oct 13 at Seriously Funny, a benefit for the Nebraska Gay Rights group Citizens For Equal Protection

http://www.cfep-ne.org/home/

Speaking of GLORY BOX...here is a new YOUTUBE performance excerpt I just put up from that show. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQrAoTKGs7I

cheers, Tim

http://hometown.aol.com/millertale/
http://timmillerperfomer.blogspot.com/
www.myspace.com/timmillerqueerperformer

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8. Sally Greenhouse, FF Alumn, at Hosmer Gallery, Northhampton, MA, thru Oct 30

SALLY GREENHOUSE, FRANKLIN FURNACE ALUM 1993
--- video/sooundart installation "Sally Sleeping : Self-Portrait of the Artist Asleep"

On Wednesday, October 17th in the Calvin Coolidge Room (adjacent to Gallery), a gallery talk will be presented by Dr. Simone Alter- Muri, Professor of Art Therapy and Art Education at Springfield College.

Our closing reception for the event will be held on Monday, October 29th from 5-7pm at Hosmer Gallery. Everyone is welcome.
The art works will be displayed until Tuesday, October 30th.

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9. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, Oct 26-27

Full Hunter Moon Drumming Circle
Blessing ourselves as we pursue the hunt for our destiny.
Bring a symbol of the pursuit of your power.
$25
October 26, Friday
7:30pm
Mama Donna's Tea Garden and Healing Haven
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Info: 718-857-1343

and

Halloween Ritual for Kids

A fun-filled, child-friendly Halloween ritual. Share the spirit and
The true meaning of the holiday with your children.
$25 for one parent with child. $5 for each additional child
October 27, Thursday
11am-1pm
Mama Donna's Tea Garden and Healing Haven
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Info: 718-857-1343

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10. Beth B, FF Alumn, at EFA Gallery, NY, Oct 17

No Wave Film Night at EFA Gallery

Amos Poe: The Foreigner
EFA Gallery is pleased to announce a special film night, October 17, 2007 from 7pm to 9pm. Three distinctive films by the director/artists Beth and Scott B and Amos Poe will be screened. These films mark the genesis of the "No Wave" or "New Cinema" film scene.

G-Man by Beth and Scott B (1978, 40 min) An exploration of social schizophrenia in which terrorists consult their mothers before planting bombs, and the head of the NYC bomb squad succumbs to his dominatrix. With Bill Rice and Marcia Resnick.

Letters to Dad by Beth and Scott B (1979 15 min) A litany of letters written to Jim Jones read by a cast of artists and musicians. With Arto Lindsay and Pat Place.

The Foreigner by Amos Poe (1978 60 min) An agent sent on a secret mission blindly navigates the darkened corners of New York City while thugs and counter spies shadow him and plot his demise. With Eric Mitchell, Patti Astor, Anya Phillips, The Cramps and The Erasers.

Primarily seen as an art movement, No Wave or New Cinema flourished in the Lower East Side between the years 1976 and 1984. Each film, shot on super-8 and then transferred and edited on video, was a collaborative effort between artists, filmmakers, actors, and musicians. By mimicking B-movie narratives, these underground films set themselves apart from the structuralist films of the time and are predecessors of today's "indies."

The film night is in conjunction with the exhibition, The Price of Nothing, curated by Jason Murison. The Price of Nothing runs from September 14 to October 27, 2007. As part of the exhibition, a library of six "No Wave" films are available for viewing. Each film will be available for screening in its entirety by selecting the works, by title, from the front desk. Additionally, one film will be screened at 4:30 pm daily. Films will include: Amos Poe's The Foreigner (1978), James Nares' Rome '78 (1978), Eric Mitchell's Kidnapped (1978), Charlie Ahearns' The Deadly Art of Survival (1979), Vivienne Dick's Beauty Becomes the Beast (1980), and Anders Grafstrom's The Long Island Four (1980).

Screening Schedule
(4:30 pm daily)

Charlie Ahearn
The Deadly Art of Survival
Sept 19, 28 Oct 10, 19

Vivienne Dick
Beauty Becomes the Beast
Sept 20, 29 & Oct 11, 20

Anders Grafstrom
The Long Island Four
Sept 21 & Oct 3, 12, 24

Eric Mitchell
Kidnapped
Sept 22 & Oct 4, 13, 25

James Nares
Rome '78
Sept 26 & Oct 5, 17, 26

Amos Poe
The Foreigner
Sept 27 & Oct 6, 18, 27

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11. Jenny Polak, FF Alumn,a t Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Queens, thru Nov 17

Dear all
I have a new work in the Jamaica Flux show at 164th st. by Citi Bank through November 17th.
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 disguised as a tree, drawing attention to urban migrant labourers’ need for housing. The 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 Next to the CitiBank. Jamaica Center will have maps and info. There will be tours and events every Saturday

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
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 .

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12. elin o’Hara slavick, FF Alumn, at Duke University, Oct 18

Oma / Auma
elin o'Hara slavick

Opening Reception, Thursday October 18, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Gallery
Sponsored by Duke University Center for International Studies and the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies

My Oma, Gerda Lukas, died in 2006 at the age of 95. The color photographs were taken at the Red Cross Haus Am Killesberg in Suttgart, Germany the day after she died. The black and white photographs were taken over fifteen years ago in East Germany and last summer in what was once East Germany, in the poorest county, north of Berlin. Both series touch upon loss, defeat and the time between transitions from socialism to capitalism, from the past to the present, from failure to reconstruction. Trauma begs for representation.

Pamela Gutlon
Director of Operations,
John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies
(919) 668-1925
(919) 684-8749 Fax

elin o'Hara slavick
Professor of Art
Hanes Art Center CB# 3405
UNC, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
www.unc.edu/~eoslavic

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13. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at Copro Nason Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, thru Oct 31

Thru oct. 31
Opening this Saturday, at Copro Nason Gallery in Santa Monica, Isabel Samaras' "Monster Ballads".

With "Monster Ballads", Samaras continues to explore the human, tender side of monsters -- both as martyrs who didn't choose their own fates, and as "regular folks" who enjoy their hobbies as much as the next guy. Messenger birds appear in each of the "Songs of the Monster Martyrs" paintings (inspired by the cacophony of birdsong outside her studio) -- the owl, often used to symbolize mourning; the crow, a classic symbol of death; the goldfinch, a reference to the soul flying away; and the sacred ibis, said to have secret knowledge of the dead. In the "Songs of Leisure", companion animals are witness to fiends relaxing and enjoying down time. Tinged with mischief and a sympathetic mercy towards monsters of all kinds, the images invite the viewer to be part of her humorous and heartfelt storytelling process.

For this show, Samaras created a very limited edition multiple -- a special wooden "Monster Martyr" jigsaw puzzle, hand-cut by master puzzle maker Myron, and boxed in editions of ten. Because they are individually cut by hand no two are alike, each contains a "secret bird" custom piece, and all are signed and numbered by both Samaras and Myron. They are $200 a piece -- if you must have one, please call the gallery ASAP as there are only twenty (ten each of two different images). Once they're gone, they're gone!

"Monster Ballads"
Opening Saturday, October 6th, 8:00-11:00pm Copro Nason Gallery
2525 Michigan Avenue T5
Bergamot Station
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310-829-2156
www.copronason.com

If you're in the area, please do come and say hi,

Isabel Samaras
isamaras@mac.com
www.devilbabe.com

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14. Daniel Joseph Martinez, FF Alumn, at The Project, NY, thru Nov 3, 2007

Daniel Joseph Martinez, FF Alumn, presents Divine Violence, at The Project, 37 W. 57th St.,, 3rd Floor, NY www.elproyecto.com

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15. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, at London Gallery West, Oct. 26, 2007 – Jan 6, 2008

JORAM TEN BRINK
ELLY CLARKE

THE JOURNEY/MOSCOW TO BEIJING

26 October 2007 - 6 January 2008

Elly Clarke and Joram ten Brink's journey on the Trans-Siberian train forms the basis of the exhibition 'The Journey/Moscow to Beijing' at London Gallery West. Travelling together as part of the 'Capturing the Moving Mind's conference taking place on the train, the exhibition reveals two distinct yet related interpretations of the same event.

Joram ten Brink's 16mm film The Journey is a poetic essay that weaves together images taken on and off the train with stills of modern and ancient Russia and China. As the film unfolds, these images are blended with a soundtrack layering music, dialogue, atmospheric effects and station announcements to recreate the disembodied experience of travel. Drawing equally from the traditions of documentary, personal cinema and diary films, The Journey constantly shifts its parameters, forcing the viewer to reassess the origin and meaning of the exotic content of the film. In the repeated viewing context of looped gallery projection the numerous cinematic narratives and shifting points of view in The Journey are particularly effective as they allow for multiple readings of the work.

Using a range of formal strategies from documentary to art photography, Clarke's project Moscow to Beijing is investigative and interactive in nature: it consists of large-scale hand-printed colour photographs, snapshots, interviews with passengers, a 3-screen video installation, postcards and local ephemera. This diversity of materials and approaches mirrors the fragmented nature of her enquiry, which aims to transcend the barriers of language, nationality and geography. Clarke's project creates an intimate space in which the subjectivities of the passengers she encounters on the train can be gleaned. In her work the artist is a cipher, attempting to produce images from a position of trust in which the subjects are active, if sometimes resistant, participants.

Ten Brink and Clarke offer here a series of interpretations of the Trans-Siberian train journey – not a cohesive 'Great Train Journey' of the traditional television documentary, but a truly contemporary take on the nature of travel in a globalised and media-saturated world, where images and experiences can no longer be just what they seem.

Capturing the Moving Mind: Management and Movement in the Era of Permanently Temporary War held on the Trans-Siberian train, 11–20 September 2005.

Joram ten Brink is a Reader in Film at the School of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster, where he also heads doctoral studies in art and design and directs the AHRC-funded Arts on Film archive. He works as a writer/director of documentary and experimental films in the UK and Holland, and his work has been screened at the Berlin and Rotterdam film festivals, and at MOMA in New York. His edited volume Building Bridges – the Cinema of Jean Rouch is published this year by Wallflower Press.
Elly Clarke is an artist based in London. She has a Masters in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins and an Undergraduate degree in History of Art from Leeds. Her work has been shown in the UK and abroad, including Globe Hub in Newcastle, the Banff Centre in Canada, the Kiasma Museum in Helsinki, and in London. She is a current contributor to Control Magazine (Issue 17).

A full-colour illustrated catalogue produced to coincide with the exhibition is available for purchase from London Gallery West, price £5.00

Opening Times: Daily 09.00 – 17.00

Private View: Thursday 25 October 17.00 – 20.00 at London Gallery West

Gallery Talk – Sarah Carrington, formerly of curatorial partnership B&B, in conversation with Joram ten Brink and Elly Clarke:
Wednesday 14 November 14.30 – 15:30 at London Gallery West

Press images available on request.

London Gallery West
University of Westminster
Watford Road
Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3TP
phone: +44 (0) 20 7911 5000 X4771
email: a.leeman@wmin.ac.uk

Elly Clarke
ellyclarke@gmail.com
http://www.axisweb.org/artist/ellyclarke

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16. Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, now blogging at http://art6blog.blogspot.com/

FF alumn Mitzi Humphrey announces that art6 Gallery, which she co-founded over three years ago, now has art6-the blog; http://art6blog.blogspot.com/ is the link to the blog written by art6 poet/singer Shann Palmer.

A new art6 exhibition season has started, with a First Friday reception on Monday, October 1, 2007. Opening show of the 2007-2008 season is "Hispanic Roots," in conjunction with Richmond's Que Pasa Festival and through October. Exhibiting Latin artists are Jorge Benitez, Federico Chiriboga, Javier Tapia, Diego Sanchez, Nora Pozzi and Max Soler. Opening night acts: Jimmy Warner, Carlos Pozzi: Latin music. Cash bar, refreshments, and a special treat- a chocolate fountain from Bootsie's Chocolate Obsession.
Other October events at art6 include "souvenir's young america and tulsa drone," 8pm, Friday, October 12, $6; "Balancing Act," 8pm, Saturday, October 13, by Lelia Pendleton $7 (all proceeds from this performance benefit the gallery); and 3rd Sunday's Poetry "Bend an Ear" Open mic poetry reading, October 21, free.

art6 is at 6 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia. 804 343 1406.

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17. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at Monkey Town, Brooklyn, Oct. 17, 8 pm

Joshua Fried’ RADIO WONDERLAND
live media processing music project controlled by old shoes & Buick steering wheel
expanded with pan-traditional keyboardist JED DISTLER and experimental video

at MONKEY TOWN, Williamsburg restaurant - concert venue - video parlor
When: Wednesday, 17 October 2007 at 8:00 pm
Where:? Monkey Town - 58 N 3rd St (btw. Kent & Wythe), Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
Box office: 718.384.1369
Admission: $5, $10 restaurant minimum

NO SOAP RADIO WONDERLAND is:
Joshua Fried (Radio Wonderland): boombox, laptop, shoes, steering wheel
Jed Distler: keyboards
Brock Monroe: psychedelic light show and analog video
Adam Kendall: software-based video

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18. Willoughby Sharp, Ally Anderson, FF Alumns, online at artnet.com

Please see the article about Willloughby Sharp by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy at the following link:

http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/features/spivy/spivy10-3-07.asp

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19. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, at Dieu Donne, NY

Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, has created the multiple Licks, 2007 watermarked handmade paper, silk screen, and laser-cut handmade paper 29.5 x 19 inches

Collaborators: Rachel Gladfelter, Catherine Cox and Paul Wong
Published by Dieu Donné for the Editions Club
Dieu Donné
315 West 36th Street,
New York, NY
www.dieudonne.org

PAUL HENRY RAMIREZ
Editions Club 2007
New edition in handmade paper published by Dieu Donné

Dieu Donné is pleased to announce the release of Licks, a new edition by artist Paul Henry Ramirez. This remarkable edition of one-hundred was produced using a wide array of both traditional, hands-on methods and advanced digital techniques. This work was the artist's first exploration of handmade paper.

The project began with a drawing by Ramirez that Dieu Donné artistic staff digitized in order to create a vinyl watermark that would be cut by sign fabricators. The watermarked paper was "blown-out" with a hose by hand and combined with additional layers of pink and orange handmade paper. Three colors of silkscreened paint and two laser-cut "drips" were then developed to complete the work's complex visual arrangement of squirts, hairs, and juicy swirls.

About the artist
"Body parts squirt, squirts grow hair, hairs sprout nodes, and nodes become a profusion of color and motion. Juicy, swirling paint suggests the internal and external rhythm of the body. I use this visual vocabulary of sensual images to highlight the comedy of our bodily functions." -Paul Henry Ramirez, 1997

Ramirez was born 1963 in El Paso, Texas and currently lives and works in New York City. Ramirez has had many recent solo exhibitions, including: Chunk, Caren Golden Fine Art, NY, (2007); Frothy, Flirty, Feely, Rena Bransten Gallery, CA, (2005-06); Paint Pours, Aldrich Museum, CT; and Seriously Playful, Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Gallery, University of Texas, (2004).

The artist has been included in several recent group exhibitions, including: Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960's, San Antonio Museum of Art, TX, (2008-09); Quirky, Westport Arts Center, CT and Intrigue: The Art of Sensuality, NY, (both 2007); So New, New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY (2007); Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, NY, (2005); and Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY, (2005).

Ramirez's work is included in several public collections, notably the Aldrich Museum, CT; the El Paso Museum of Art, TX; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY. See reverse for more details.

About the Editions Club

A secret artist is selected annually by the Dieu Donné Art & Gallery Committee to create an edition of one-hundred works, available to Edition Club subscribers.

Initial subscription is on a first-come, first-served basis and is good for a lifetime as long as subscription dues remain current. Subscription is non-transferable. Once the subscription list reaches one-hundred people, a waiting list will be formed. All proceeds benefit the programs at Dieu Donné.

Past Editions Club artists include: Nina Bovasso, (2006); Lyle Starr, (2005); April Gornik, (2004); James Brown, (2003); Suzanne McClelland, (2002); Jonathan Seliger, (2001); and Robert Blackburn, (2000).

To inquire about subscription, please contact Catherine C. Parker at (212) 226-0573.
Dieu Donné 315 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018 www.dieudonne.org (212) 226-0573

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