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Goings On: posted week of October 15, 2007

CONTENTS:
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1. Chez Bushwick presents “A Benefit Of The Doubt,” honoring Martha Wilson and Franklin Furnace, at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Nov 17, 6:30 pm
2. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, at The Green Room, NY, Oct 14-Nov 18
3. Alicia Cristina Grullon, FF Alumn, at Gallery 173, NY, thru Nov 3
4. John Jesurun, FF Alumn, at The Soho Rep, NY, Oct 13-28
5. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at Laguardia Community College, LIC, Nov 10, and more
6. Liz Downing, Michael Willis, FF Alumns, at Baltimore Museum of Art, Oct 28
7. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, in Innsbruck, Austria, TONIGHT, 8 pm
8. Ellen Harris, FF Board Alumn, at Steven Kasher Gallery, NY, Nov. 12, 6-8 pm
9. Ellen Fisher, FF Alumn, at Roulette, NY, Nov 10, 3-6 pm
10. Penny Arcade, Rev. Billy, John Fleck, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, in Globesity Festival, NY, opening Oct 22
12. Julia Mandle, FF Alumn, in The Sunday New York Times, Oct 14
13. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, at Alexander Gray Associates, opening Oct 24, 6-8 pm
14. Benita Abrams, Ron Littke, FF Alumns, at Tusten Library, Narrowsburg, NY, Oct 19, and more
15. China Blue, FF Alumn, Eiffel Tower project, now online at www.chinablueart.com
16. Peggy Diggs, Mike Glier, Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Julia Mandle, FF Alumns, in Williamstown, MA, Oct 26, 7-9 pm
17. Regina Vater, FF Alumn, in San Francisco, Oct 18-20
18. Anita Ponton, Susana Cook, Jess Dobkin, Jennifer Miller, FF Alumns, in A Festival of Women, Toronto, Oct 25 - Nov 3
19. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at The Swiss Institute, NY, Nov 6, 6 pm
20. RENO, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, Oct 22, 8 pm
21. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, at UC Berkeley, Oct 27
22. LAPD, FF Alumns, at Red Dot Gallery, LA, Oct 25
23. Bob Sikoryak, Doug Skinner, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Oct 17, 8 pm
24. Cary Peppermint, FF Alumn, now online at http://www.ecoarttech.net
25. Lynn Swanson, FF Alumn, in Belgrade, Serbia
26. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at MacDowell Colony, October-December
27. Liz Downing, Michael Willis, FF Alumns, at Baltimore Museum of Art, Oct 28
28. Pauline Oliveros, FF Alumn, at Emily Harvey Foundation, NY, Oct 18
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1. Chez Bushwick presents “A Benefit Of The Doubt,” honoring Martha Wilson and Franklin Furnace, at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, November 17, 6:30 pm

The Founders and Board of Chez Bushwick cordially invite you to attend:

A Benefit Of The Doubt

Honoring Martha Wilson & Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.

Saturday, November 17th, 2007. 6:30 pm

Hosted By:
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts
31 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10013

Chez Bushwick, an award-winning nonprofit organization in Brooklyn, is dedicated to the advancement of interdisciplinary art and performance, with a strong focus on new dance. Chez Bushwick is emblematic of artistic freedom, collaboration, and creative risk-taking, through a number of public programs produced by artists. www.chezbushwick.net

Franklin Furnace was founded in 1976 to serve artists who were not being supported by existing artistic organizations. From its inception, Franklin Furnace's energies have been focused on three aspects of "time-based" programming: a collection of artists' books; a performance art program for emerging artists; and exhibitions of time-based arts. www.franklinfurance.org

Yes! I Will Attend
A Benefit Of The Doubt
Cocktails, Dinner, & Screening Of Historical Performance Works (Plus Below) 6:30 pm ____$300
Choreography @ The Furnace: A Special Performance Program (Plus Below) 8:00 pm ____$200
Chez Bushwick Presents FORCE MAJEURE 9 pm ____$100

Thank You!
You Will Promptly Receive Confirmation, And A Receipt For Questions, Please Call 1.718.418.4405

Make Checks Payable To:
Chez Bushwick, Inc.
304 Boerum St. #23
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Name:
Company:
Email Address:
Phone:

_____Yes, My Company Will Match This Tax-Deductible Gift

BENEFIT COMMITTEE (In Formation):
Jonah Bokaer
Ariane de la Belleissue Lourie
Phoebe Eng
Ronald Feldman
Seth Harrison

CHEZ BUSHWICK BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Wayne S. Blank
Jonah Bokaer
Keith Butler
Christopher Eamon
Andrew Evans
Meredith Glisson
Seth Harrison
Phyllis Herschenfeld
Erica L. Marks
Elayne Nicholas
Keith Recker
Brent Sikkema
Patsy Tarr
David Valdez
David Vaughan
Christian Vesper
Micki Wesson
Greg Worley

____I am unable to attend, but will support in the amount of:
____$50 Supports a clean, well-equipped studio
____$75 Supports technology and marketing needs
____$100 Commissions innovative new writing for the performing arts
____$150 Commissions photography and video of new performance works
____$250 Commissions one artist to perform new work in progress
____$500 Underwrites a 100-hour space grant, providing free workspace to artists
____$1000 Makes possible $5/hr studio rentals to the arts communities of NYC
____$2500 Underwrites one Chez Bushwick monthly showcase

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2. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, at The Green Room, NY, Oct 14 - Nov 18

SUNDAYS, OCTOBER 14 - NOVEMBER 18:
KAREN FINLEY: WAKE UP! (The Green Room, 45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette)

The most controversial woman in performance premieres her latest work. WAKE UP! is an evening of two short pieces. The first half is "The Dreams of Laura Bush," an illustrated dream journal of America's First Lady. Politics, sexuality, and an "all-star cast" blend seamlessly in this absurd new work. The 2nd half is "The Passion of Terri Schiavo," a surprisingly tender yet unapologetically comic look at issues of dignity in death and the value of life -- a filtered through Mel Gibson, reality TV and more.

Sundays at 7pm. Tix are $22, available at 212-239-6200 or www.TeleCharge.com.

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3. Alicia Cristina Grullon, FF Alumn, at Gallery 173, NY, thru November 3

Gallery 173 presents
current work by
Alicia Cristina Grullon
From the Becoming Myth Series
"Becoming Myth: An autoethnographic study"

Ms. Grullon has created stunning photographs based on her research of ethnographic photographs and carte de visites from the late 19th century. In her work she re-enacts and performs scenes from these old images to explore duality and transformation. Ms. Grullon creates beautiful and thought provoking images asking viewers to reconsider how they see.

On view from October 6 through November 3, 2007 By appointment. For further information on Alicia Grullon go to www.becomingmyth.com

Gallery 173
Virginie Sommet, owner
173 Canal Street, 5th Floor
Between Mott and Elizabeth Sts
646.245.6072
virginie.sommet@gmail.com
virginiecommet.com

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4. John Jesurun, FF Alumn, at The Soho Rep, NY, Oct 13-28

PHILOKTETES
written, directed and designed
by John Jesurun
U.S. premiere
October 13-28, 2007
The Soho Rep, 46 Walker Street, Manhattan
TICKETS AT smarttix.com or 212-868-4444

Ten years after abandoning Philoktetes on an island, his fellow soldiers return, now forced to ask for his help.

Jesurun's signature hybrid of vernacular and lyrical language, cinematic and stage acting, and lush projections create a sharp-witted adaptation of this classic myth of beauty and brutality. One of the leading forces in contemporary theatre, Jesurun's internationally acclaimed play receives its eagerly awaited American premiere.

Cast:
Will Badgett, Louis Cancelmi & Jason Lew
Lighting Designer Jeff Nash
Costume Designer Ruth Pongstaphone
Assistant Director Rafael Gallegos
Technical Director Ray Roy
Casting Calleri Casting
Public Relations Sam Rudy Media Relations

Performance Calendar:

Previews: October 13, 14
October 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21
23, 24*,25, 26, 27, 28

All shows at 7:30 p.m.
*Benefit performance and party
Wednesday, October 24
$500 Dinner at Arqua Ristorante, premium show seating, party at The Bubble Lounge $250 preferred show seating, party $100 show, party

Event Producer: Ariana Smart Truman
Tickets:
99 cent Sundays: all tickets to Mainstage shows 99c Regular tickets: $25 Discount special: $10 when purchased before October 14. Discount code: PK10

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5. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at Laguardia Community College, LIC, Nov 10, and more

PROTECTION FROM ENERGY VAMPIRES
DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND BEYOND

Discover how to create protective actions to safeguard yourself from the inside out.
$29.
November 10, Saturday 10am-12:30pm

LaGuardia Community College 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, NY

TO REGISTER, CALL 718 482-7244

And

HEALING CIRCLE

Healing ourselves, each other, and our mutual Mother Earth.
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
Free
November 12, Monday 7:30pm

Mama Donna's Tea Garden and Healing Haven, Park Slope, Brooklyn
Info: 718-857-1343 or www.donnahenes.net

Donna Henes is an internationally renowned urban shaman, award-winning author, popular speaker, and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. She has published four books, a CD, an acclaimed quarterly journal and writes a column for UPI (United Press International) Religion and Spirituality Forum. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy in Exotic Brooklyn, NY where she works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.

For information about upcoming events and services contact:
Mama Donna's Tea Garden & Healing Haven
PO Box 380403
Exotic Brooklyn, New York, NY 11238-0403
Phone: 718/857-1343
Email: CityShaman@aol.com
www.DonnaHenes.net
www.MamaDonnasSpiritShop.com

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6. Liz Downing, Michael Willis, FF Alumns, at Baltimore Museum of Art, Oct 28

For Lurch and Holler’s performance as part of the
BMA’s Free Fall, October 28, 2007
1:00-2:00
Woodward Room
Baltimore Museum of Art
Free Admission

With banjo, piano, songs, intimate letters and historical readings we tell the story of the Cone sisters, Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta, as they unwittingly begin their collection of art works and “charming bric-a-brac”. To illuminate the personalities of the odd and hoarding pair, we draw from excerpts of Gertrude Stein’s portrait “Two Women”, from Sister Wendy’s poetic adulation for Henri Matisse, “Master of Color” and from critical opinion written during our time and his. Our musical time line begins at the end of the Civil War and closes some 75 years later at the reading of Miss Etta Cone’s Last Will and Testimony, which transformed a lifetime of gathering into the BMA’s Cone Collection.

Lurch and Holler, Liz Downing and Michael Willis, is an utterance of devotion to the Universe and Her maker, as we contemplate the beautiful sadness of the human condition. We offer this vocal debris in the form of hymns, parables and regressions, with the hope that we and the Listeners will be drawn to gaze upon the moon.

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7. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, in Innsbruck, Austria, TONIGHT, 8 pm

PETER GRZYBOWSKI
P R E S S
Performance in Austria
October 16, 2007
Gallery So ToDo
15th Congress of Performance Art
October 16-18, 2007 8 PM

Plattform Mobiler Kulturinitiativen (pmk)
Viaduktbögen 19-20
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
http://www.pmk.or.at/

Special thanks to the Polish Institute in Vienna and Mrs. Maria Ossolinska

http://www.polnisches-institut.at
http://grzybowski.org

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8. Ellen Harris, FF Board Alumn, at Steven Kasher Gallery, NY, Nov 12, 6-8 pm

Fred & Ellen Harris, Stephen Shames, & Steven & Susan Kasher invite you to
A Benefit for Uganda’s Forgotten Children

Monday November 12th

Steven Kasher Gallery
521 West 23rd Street
2nd floor
(at 10th Avenue)
New York City
212. 966.3978
6 to 8 PM

Please join us at the Steven Kasher Gallery on Monday November 12th from 6 to 8 PM to benefit Ugandan orphans

Uganda: The Forgotten Children
Stephen Shames’ 30x40 photos & drawings by Ugandan children depicting their lives.
Day of Benefit Only

Limited-edition Shames prints at half price.
Free 8-1/2 x 11 inkjet print with a $250 donation.
Purchase a drawing by a Ugandan child.
One inkjet print will be raffled off.

100% of the money raised will be used to educate orphans & children from refugee camps

www.stephenshames.org

This benefit is organized by the Stephen Shames Foundation for Concern for the Future, a Ugandan run program that enrolls bright, motivated AIDS orphans, former child soldiers, and children from refugee camps in the top primary and secondary schools in Uganda, then sends them to university. Donations are tax-deductible

Mission Statement
The Stephen Shames Foundation locates forgotten children with innate talents and molds them into leaders. We do this by raising funds for and partnering with Concern for the Future, an indigenous Ugandan-run leadership program. Concern for the Future (CFTF) finds bright, motivated AIDS orphans, child soldiers, children in refugee camps, and other vulnerable youth in Uganda who want to go to college but can’t because of poverty, AIDS, and war. Concern for the Future’s student-members attend the top primary and secondary schools in Uganda, then go on to university. CFTF’s staff, aided by community partners, imbue the children with a strong work ethic, a devotion to democratic values, and a desire to serve.

In a few years CFTF has transformed the lives of 75 youngsters:
Half of our secondary students attend Uganda’s 11 best schools.
Of these 22 students, eleven ranked 1st or 2nd in their class.
46% of our younger kids attend the country’s top primary school.

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9. Ellen Fisher, FF Alumn, at Roulette, NY, Nov 10, 3-6 pm

Dear Friends,
SAVE THIS DATE !!!!!!
November 10
I will be performing a dance / installation and have asked 12 artists to curate music for this project. THIS IS A BIG SHOW !!!!

at ROULETTE , 20 Greene Street in Soho
NOVEMBER 10 3-6 PM
Audience is free to come & go
$ 15
reservations
212-219-8242

Come & bring your friends
hope to see you there.
Best,
Ellen

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10. Penny Arcade, Rev. Billy, John Fleck, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, in Globesity Festival, NY, opening Oct 22

i have been working on The Globesity Festival for 5 months. and I am very excited by what we are creating and about the publics involvement in it!!
xxoopenny arcade

WWW.THEGLOBESITYFESTIVAL.ORG

FREE!
Free means you don't pay

The Globesity Festival is all free to everyone! every show, every talk and every panel!
The Globesity Festival is created in an effort to stage a week of cultural opposition to the dominant culture here in NY against the burgeoning consumerism and gentrification that is ruinng our way of life.

Globesity Festival opens on Oct 22 with the great comedian and Civil Rights Leader Dick Gregory his talk on Monday Oct 22 at 7pm is absolute MUST for anyone who considers themselves an activist or artist with a social agenda.
Dick Gregory was the first artist activist and paved the way for all political comedy and activist art..

Along with great performances of NEW WORK from comissioned artists like Rev Billy and Choir, Comedian Rick Shapiro, Great Small Works Theatre, Phoebe Legere, Darius James, John Fleck , Penny Arcade, and others on the subject of overconsumption and consumerism there are NEW VOICES like Strike Anywhere theatre, Universes, Janie Martinez, Erin Markley, Eric Lockely among others, and some startling new voices from our submissions artists : Meggan Gomez, Susan macintosh, Katie Wallack, among others and there are great panels and talks.

Tuesday Oct 23rd On consumerism in the arts : WHO IS NOT FOR PROFIT? THE ARTIST IS NOT FOR PROFIT!" stripping away the pyramid scheme behind the Myth of Emerging Arts. with Jonas Mekes, Jack Waters, Penny Arcade,Michael Cross Burke and TBA Organic fashion show, 36:24:36, plus talk with Abby Ellin of Teenage Waistline

Wed Oct 24th 7pm Talks by Thomas Moore on emotional and spiritual emptiness, 8pm performances Zeroboy, Last Poets and more

Thursday 7pm Oct 25thFood System reform: Eating Good in the Hood with Food System reformist Hilary Baum
8pm performances Jim Delaikis, Eric Lockley,and more

Oct 26th Art and Activism with the great painter prankster Ron English .
8pm Rev Billy and Choir, Rick Shapiro, Penny arcade and more 10;30 new burlesque with Amber Ray, Velocity Vulgaras La John Joesph and more

Saturday Oct 27th we are in Tompkins Scare Park with Art Action League and Healthcorps till we start in with more great performances at 8pm including the great John Fleck, Phoebe Legere and Janie Martinez

Sunday Oct 28th hear at 1pm Dr Furhman on America's Diseases. with a painting, Poetry anthing goes ART Squat with our closing performances till 9pm

there is just so much to share...and more than anything it is an opportunity to form community and forge collitions and alliance which is what our besiged community needs more than anything..for the arts, for housing for everything that effects our daily lives.

Theatre for The New City 155 1st ave between E9th St and East 10th 212-254-1109

You must reserve your FREE Tickets for all shows and panels our own line is 888-470-4729 for free reservations and schedule information

Full schedule at www.theglobesityfestival.org

Feel free to join us volunteer, collaborate get involved.

For more involvement info@theglobesityfestival.org

There is an ART Squat on Sunday Oct 28th where painters and all artists are invited to come and collaborate from noon on...also poets and text based artists can sign up for 3 minute poems or monolgues on overcosumption and consumerism in any form they experience it.

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12. Julia Mandle, FF Alumn, in The Sunday New York Times, Oct 14

J MANDLE PERFORMANCE After Julia Mandle’s current project, “Come and Have a Chicky Meal, Cuz You’re Gonna Love This Deal,” was previewed last year at Montclair State University in New Jersey, one of the performers confessed to its creator that she never thought “wearing a chicken head would be a life-changing experience.” Ms. Mandle laughed while recounting the story recently in her Brooklyn studio, but it’s clear that she wants to change people with her arresting performance-art pieces — or at least make them pause and think about the world and how they move through it.

She describes “Chicky Meal” as a live sculpture, a “portrait of America going through an identity crisis.” Part installation and part performance, it explores how Americans’ perceptions of themselves line up with the nation’s image abroad. Three women, costumed in Ms. Mandle’s striking, structured gowns (embroidered with anti-American slogans), interact languidly with a white, star-shaped structure, spreading charcoal stains along the pocked, damaged walls. A fourth woman, the one wearing the giant chicken head, moves more rapidly and plays the role of seductress. (Her dress reads, “I said I was Canadian while traveling abroad.”) Perhaps she is a metaphor for the lure of American popular culture.

Ms. Mandle conceived the project after reading about the 2005 bombing of a KFC restaurant in Pakistan. The work’s title is an ad slogan found in the building’s remains.

The performance can be viewed from above, from a balcony, or close up, while moving or standing still. In Ms. Mandle’s world the more perspectives, the better. (Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m., the Art Directors Club, 106 West 29th Street, Chelsea, 212-643-1440, jmandleperformance.org; free.) CLAUDIA LA ROCCO, The New York Times, Sunday, October 14, 2007

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13. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, at Alexander Gray Associates, opening Oct 24, 6-8 pm

Karen Finley
Nation Building
October 24–December 1, 2007

Reception for the Artist: Wednesday, October 24, 6:00–8:00 pm
Alexander Gray Associates is pleased to present an exhibition of visual work critiquing the Iraq War by renowned performance artist Karen Finley. Including works on paper and installation, Nation Building was shown early in 2007 with critical acclaim at Boston’s Emerson College, where she was the 2007 Artist-in-Residence. Finley’s exhibition with Alexander Gray Associates coincides with Performa 07, the biennial of performance by visual artists taking place throughout New York. She will be performing her new solo work, “WAKE UP!” each Sunday night at 7 PM at The Green Room (45 Bleecker Street) through November 18, 2007 (for tickets, visit www.telecharge.com)

The exhibition includes two bodies of drawings, in Finley’s signature pen-and-ink style. In the first group, The Dreams of Laura Bush, Finley channels the First Lady’s unconscious through illustrations and text that imagines inner psychological conflicts, incorporating sexual fantasy, popular culture, and current political events. Imagining the personal lives of the White House and their Freudian impact on global politics, Finley satirically morphs the personal and the political. In one journal entry, Laura Bush writes to her husband, begging him to go to therapy for help with his depression, “You have destroyed the trust of the nation, but do you have to destroy us, too?” A second suite of drawings considers another powerful female political figure its subject. Media images of Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice are extracted and analyzed, isolating wisps of hair, eyes, hands and shoes, transforming familiar gestures into small figure studies reminiscent of post-Impressionist sketchbooks. In a large-scale graphic work, Rice’s eyes are dropped as bombs from a military plane, transforming Iraq war imagery into a Surrealist landscape.

An installation made of rope occupies the gallery’s main wall, consisting of nooses based on Sadaam Hussein’s execution. At first glance, this dense arrangement of ropes reads as a single textile work, evoking Eva Hesse’s sculptural work and 1970s craft-oriented Feminist work. In this installation, Finley questions the cancerous way that violence breeds more violence. While specifically rooted in the former Iraqi dictator’s death, Finley is also interested in what was familiar about the image of Hussein being noose-hung—images of the Salem Witch trials and KKK lynchings, for example—placing global capital punishment further into an United States context. In the same space, a media-based installation continuously polls the deaths in Iraq; one station showing the names of U.S. soldiers who have died; the second, a list of Iraqi citizens whose death count has gone largely unnoticed by the U.S. public.

New York-based artist Karen Finley is best known for her riveting and visceral solo performance work, which were at the center of the Culture Wars in the United States of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Using her voice and her body , these performances left an indelible impact on audiences, channeling rage and mourning around the AIDS crisis, violence against women, war, and censorship into personal and emotional expression. Her visual art has been exhibited internationally, and is in the collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. She is the author of numerous books, including A Different Kind of Intimacy (Thunder's Mouth Press, 2000) and George and Martha (Verso Books, 2006). She has been recognized with an honorary Doctorate degree from the San Francisco Art Institute, two Bessie Awards, an Obie Award, and in 1998 was named Ms. Foundation’s Woman of the Year. Finley is currently a professor of art and public policy at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Alexander Gray Associates is a contemporary art gallery and advising firm based in New York. Our exhibition program focuses on mid-career visual artists who emerged in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Through consulting and collection advising, we provide expertise for our individual and corporate clients. Our ultimate goal is to provide a direct experience with Modern and contemporary art that encourages discourse around art's role in the advancement of culture. Gallery hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11:00 AM–6:00 PM.

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14. Benita Abrams, Ron Littke, FF Alumns, at Tusten Library, Narrowsburg, NY, Oct 19, and more

FF Alums Ron Littke and Benita Abrams will premier their new video "Murder on the Stone Arch Bridge" at the Tusten Library in Narrowsburg NY on Friday, Oct. 19th at 8pm and at the Jeffersonville Library in Jeffersonville NY on Saturday, Oct. 20th at 4pm. The video tells the bizarre story of events leading up to the 1892 "Hex" murder in upstate New York. Come join us for a Halloween film extravaganza.

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15. China Blue, FF Alumn, Eiffel Tower project, now online at www.chinablueart.com

Dear Friends:
We just got back from our trip to Paris where we recorded La Tour Eiffel! The actual recording was even better then I could have imagined. I had a team of 6 people to help with this extensive and unique project (photographer, videographer, and technicians). While we were there we were very lucky and were able to get access to a number of areas that are not accessable to visitors. So, as a result, I have footage of places that have not been seen by the public and pictures that are fantastic. The acoustic recordings are compelling, eery and beautiful.

I have created a webpage for people to see and hear what we did. I am sure you will find it fascinating. It is at www.chinablueart.com.

If you have a moment do drop me a line and tell me what you think of the material.

China Blue
www.chinablueart.com

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16. Peggy Diggs, Mike Glier, Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Julia Mandle, FF Alumns, in Williamstown, MA, Oct 26, 7-9 pm

Contact: ED EPPING
A.D. Falck Professor of Art
Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267
Greylock ABC House Co-president
PH: 413.458.8702
E-MAIL: eepping@williams.edu

EXCEPTIONAL BIENNIAL SHOWING OF ARTISTS FOR ABC ARTS AUCTION, (Williamstown, MA) - The Greylock chapter of A Better Chance, Inc., will hold its second ABC Biennial Arts Auction on Friday, October 26, from 7 to 9:00 p.m. in the former Hopkins Furniture store-front at 61 Spring St. in Williamstown.

The work of over 54 painters, photographers, sculptors, designers, architects, and printmakers will be auctioned to benefit the non-profit organization, Greylock ABC, Inc.

Included in this year’s silent auction are Jenny Holzer, Laylah Ali, Kara Walker, Ann Hamilton, Carlos Jimenez, Rosmarie and Keith Waldrop, Bludot Design, Granary Books, Ligorano + Reese, Julie Mandle, Mike Glier, Peggy Diggs, Greg Drasler, Nancy Davidson. Julie Mandle, Derek Stroup, and many others.

Preview for the auction is Thursday, October 25 from 6-7:30. Tickets for the event are $35 and may be reserved by calling (413) 458-8702 or e-mail, eepping@williams.edu. The admission will be deducted from any winning bid, and all contributions are tax deductible. Wine and light fare will be served during the evening’s events.

Work by Kara Walker (who has just opened her retrospective at the Whitney Museum of Art in NYC), Ann Hamilton’s print (just editioned this September), Jenny Holzer’s LED work, ARNO (her show will soon open at Mass MoCA) and many, many works by young emerging artists from New York, Chicago and California “make this a collector’s dream event,” said Ed Epping, co-president of the Greylock, ABC and an organizer of this year’s event. Two of these artists—Holzer and Hamilton— have represented the USA in the American Pavilion in the Venice Biennale.

“Our last auction in 2005 was a huge success and attracted over 100 people to the event. The generosity of all contributing artists,’ Epping continued, “is outstanding and very much appreciated. Once again my colleagues have stepped up to offer our young ABC scholars a better chance.”

The Greylock chapter is a part of the national A Better Chance program that enables talented and motivated students of color from under-resourced communities to attend strong secondary schools. The Greylock chapter each year has up to eight students, who during the academic year live with resident directors in the ABC House in Williamstown and attend Mt. Greylock Regional H. S. Since its founding in 1968 the Greylock Chapter has helped place almost 100 students on a different life path, including in almost every case attendance at a top college or university.

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17. Regina Vater, FF Alumn, in San Francisco, Oct 18-20

Bill Lundberg and I (Regina Vater) will be showing video works and video installations in the

Annual conference of the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture.
at the Sheraton Hotel on 11th and I35. San Francisco
Opens on Thursday, Oct 18 and closes on Saturday October 20
Viewing hours are 9-6 in the Creekside rooms on the bottom

Please come end enjoy! The show is open to the public

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18. Anita Ponton, Susana Cook, Jess Dobkin, Jennifer Miller, FF Alumns, in A Festival of Women, Toronto, Oct 25-Nov 3

BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES THEATRE presents
HYSTERIA
A FESTIVAL OF WOMEN

Festival Director Moynan King
Oct 25 – Nov 3, 2007 Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street, Toronto 416-975-8555

Festival Sponsor TD FINANCIAL GROUP

“WOMEN WHO STRIVE TO BE EQUAL TO MEN LACK AMBITION”
Timothy Leary

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre proudly announces programming for HYSTERIA, North America’s largest multi-disciplinary showcase of work by women. This year’s Festival features a stellar lineup that includes literary sensations Sherri D Wilson & Ivan Coyote, UK artist Anita Ponton, Quebecois performance-phenom Nathalie Claude, Montreal’s Lesbians on Ecstasy, and an entire programme of New York City artists.

Now in its fourth incarnation, HYSTERIA has become one of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s most eagerly anticipated events. Over a ten-day period Buddies plays host to rapid-fire succession of events ranging from a visual art display and performance installations to eclectic lineups featuring dance, film, music, spoken word and theatre performances.

In just three years HYSTERIA has showcased more than two hundred artists, and this year is as bountiful as ever. Just some of the amazing women featured in this year’s lineup are: musical acts Lesbians on Ecstasy

(Montreal) and Rae Spoon (Calgary), literary sensations Sherri D Wilson (Calgary) and Ivan Coyote (Vancouver), dance artists Allison Cummings and Susan Lee, comediennes Rebecca Northan and Teresa Pavlinek, performance artists Joanna Householder and Anita Ponton (UK) and theatre artists Nathalie Claude, Toni Elwand, Marcia Johnson and more.

In programming this year’s HYSTERIA, Festival Director Moynan King has amassed a splendid line-up of women from across North America and beyond. Of particular note, this year’s festival will feature a strong connection with New York’s artistic community with NYC’s bravest and boldest female artists appearing on a Buddies’ stage for NEW YORK INVASION, curated by Jess Dobkin, featuring Felice Shays, Staceyann Chin, Susana Cook and Jennifer Miller.

Back this year are Hysteria favourites STRANGE SISTERS, Buddies’ infamous sexy lesbian cabaret and MASS HYSTERIA, hosted by The Black Roses. 2007 HYSTERIA will also feature the return of Montreal artists Nathalie Claude (performing a new solo) and Les Walkyries.

Other must-see out-of-towners include a presentation of west coast stars Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon’s exciting new collaboration YOU ARE HERE.

For Immediate Release: October 2, 2007
Media Contacts: Erika Hennebury, 416-975-9130 x40, erika@artsexy.ca Jim LeFrancois, 416-975-9130 x69, jim@artsexy.ca

http://www.artsexy.ca

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19. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at The Swiss Institute, NY, Nov 6, 6 pm

David Medalla, FF alum and Founder-Director of the LONDON BIENNALE, will give a performance in the Swiss Institute of New York, 495 Broadway 3rd floor, in Manhattan, on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, at 6 p.m. Curating the performance from the London end is international independent curator Mathieu Copeland, assisted by Piper Marshall of the Swiss Institute. A legendary pioneer of performance art, David Medalla has given many memorable performances and impromptus in New York since he was a student at Columbia University in the 1950s to the present new millennium. One of his performances, entitled "Five Immortals at Drop Dead Prices", was presented by Franklin Furnace, with a grant from the Jerome Foundation, in the Great Hall of Cooper Union. Another witty and ironic performance by David Medalla, entitled "The New Voyages of Baron Allergie de Tackyville", was presented, with the collaboration of English writer Brian Morgan, at the Clocktower Gallery in Manhattan.

Called a "luftmensch" and a visionary artist by American art critic Dore Ashton, David Medalla twice won the painting award of the New York Foundation for the Arts. David Medalla has participated in numerous historical exhibitions of modern art including "Fluxattitudes" at the New Museum of Contemporary Art on Broadway, the exhibition Transforming the Crown" at the Studio Museum in Harlem, DOCUMENTA 5 curated by Harald Szeemann at Kassel, Germany, the First International Video Encounter curated by Rene Berger at Espace Cardin in Paris, "Out of Actions" curated by Paul Schimmel at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, "L'Informe" curated by Rosalind Krauss and Yve-Alain Bois at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, "Art Lifts Berlin" curated by Frederick Meschede at the DAAD Galerie in Berlin,, "Art and Healing" curated by Jessica Morgan and Emily Moore at the Institute of Contemporary Art of Boston, "Happiness" curated by David Elliot at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, "Art of the Sixties! curated by Chris Stephens at Tate Britain, London, and the National art Gallery of Melbourne, Australia, and "Force Fields" curated by Guy Brett at MACBA the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, Spain.

In 1994, David Medalla and Adam Nankervis founded the Mondrian Fan Club. Medalla and Nankervis participated in the 2nd Johannesburg Biennial,directed by Okwui Enwezor, in an exhibition curated by Gerardo Mosquera in the Johannesburg Art Gallery. David Medalla and Adam Nankervis gave two inter-related inter-active performances curated by Koan Jeff Baysa at the White Box in Chelsea, New York. David Medalla gave his participatory performance entitled "Liberte Picnique: in the stone alcove at the entrance of Great Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn following the Puki Procession of American artist Reynolds.

David Medalla's performance at the Swiss Institute of New York is entitled "Four Aces". It will be a participatory event featuring sounds, sonar poetry, improvised movements and danced images. David Medalla has requested also the collaboration of handsome young men to be in his performance. Among those who have responded positively to Medalla's request are Ryan Lemke, Ethan Shoshan, Peter Cramer, Carlos Moore, Ryan Lawrence, Luc Goodhart, Dominic Cloutier, and Rick Yankey. Other handsome young men who would like to participate in Medalla's performance are requested to contact him at this E mail address: davidmedalla@hotmail.com

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20. RENO, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, Oct 22, 8 pm

RENO
BLUE STATE RANTS
tangents we might just hook up include:
our purpose here on earth;
hedge funds;
bundling sublime mortgages,
I mean, sub-prime mortgages;
History’s unfortunate tendency to repeat itself with no help at‘all from us; and a piece of Optimistic Conjecture recently given to me by Howard Dean.

Monday, Oct. 22 @ 8PM
BOWERY POETRY CLUB
308 Bowery (N of Houston)
(212) 614-0505

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21. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, at UC Berkeley, Oct 27

The 5th annual symposium entitled "The more things change, the more they stay the same. Any truth in this?" will start off with video clips of interviews of alumni given by the Oral History Department of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Interviews with Sonya Rapoport, media artist, and Fred Martin, former director of the San Francisco Art Institute are featured. The videos will be followed by live discussions with the interviewees. General focus of the symposium is on art education. Specifically addressed will be the history of the Berkeley Art Department, which, in the early 50's and 60's along with Iowa State and Yale, was considered the best art school in the USA.

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22. LAPD, FF Alumns, at Red Dot Gallery, LA, Oct 25

‘Glimpses of Utopia: 24 - 30’, a ‘Come Together’ at The Red Dot Gallery

LOS ANGELES POVERTY DEPARTMENT performance event uses randomizing strategy to bring together diverse visions of a utopian LA Downtown.

October 10, 2007 — Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD), in collaboration with the Red Dot Gallery, presents “Glimpses of Utopia: 24 - 30” on October 25 at 7:00 pm, at The Red Dot Gallery, located at 500 S. Spring Street (on the corner of 5th Street & Spring Street), Los Angeles, CA 90013. This event is free and requires no reservations.

This presentation on October 25, 2007 is the fourth in a series of Glimpses of Utopia events—each a unique event in which 7 or 8, presenters, people living and working in downtown Los Angeles express their vision for the city and Skid Row. It utilizes a community ‘come together’ strategy conceived by collaborating artist Harrell Fletcher, a 2006 Alpert Award winner. The first event, (Glimpses 1-7) took place June 21, 2007, at The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy and the second, (Glimpses 8-15) on July 26, at the Red Dot Gallery and “Glimpses of Utopia: 16-23” on September 20 at the Historic Fire Station Old 23. These events are part of LAPD’s yearlong performance project UTOPIA / dystopia which includes series of performances, public art, panels and community conversations.

“Glimpses of Utopia: 24 - 30” combines the insight and passion of 7 selectors and 7 presenters. The “selectors” were asked to identify someone in downtown whose work and vision of urban life was inspiring. Those invited, "the presenters" were asked to do a presentation about what they are doing and how they would like to see downtown evolve. Together they represent a wide array of people living and working downtown, including musicians, architects, developers, small business owners, poets, workers and community activists. Taken all together, the participants create this daring and authentic performance, capturing all 14 utopian visions.

Participants include: Fridgeir Helgason, a photographer living in a Main Street loft, who will show a short movie he made when he lived at the Midnight Mission; Gordon Turner, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles, will speak on patient dumping on Skid Row; Steve Diaz from LA Community Action Network, who will speak on his work as a housing advocate; Dwight Lewis who will speak on his work at St. Vincent Cardinal Manning Center; Lisa Watson, executive director of the Downtown Women’s Center, who will talk about the development of a 75-unit housing project for low-income women; Deacon Alexander, a board member of the Vernon Main Neighborhood Council, will speak on his work to make sure that more community resources and access to city facilities are available to Skid Row residents. Neighborhood resident, and professional musician Oscar Harvey will play harmonica and bass guitar.

Glimpses of Utopia events will continue to take place in a variety of locations throughout Skid Row and its adjacent neighborhoods. At 4 pm on Nov. 16, 220 people will make a 15 min. ‘Glimpses of Utopia movement-line’ on the sidewalks of Skid Row, reaching to City Hall, followed by a reception and another 'Glimpses' conversation event at the Red Dot Gallery. A fruit-of-our-research performance event will run at REDCAT Theater on December 6-9, 2007.

The UTOPIA / dystopia Project is made possible with the support of: the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, The Multi-Arts Production Fund of Creative Capital with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Animating Democracy Initiative of Americans for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts-Theater Program.

The UTOPIA / Dystopia Project involves a number of community partners including, The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), the LA Central Library, the Department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, United Coalition East Prevention Program (UCEPP), Central City Community Outreach, LA Community Action Network (LA CAN) and SRO Housing, Inc.

"The innovative troupe…is a truly unique part of the Southern California theater scene." - KCRW, “Theater Talk”, James Taylor, 2005.

LAPD is a community-based theater in the heart of Los Angeles' Skid Row area, an area which has the largest concentration of services for formerly homeless people in Los Angeles County. The neighborhood includes 50-plus former flophouses that have been converted to safe, decent affordable housing, by enterprising non-profits (primarily SRO housing and Skid Row Housing Trust). The area also has a highly developed drug recovery consciousness, which includes free recovery programs, and numerous AA, NA and CA groups.

For more information about LAPD, visit http://lapovertydept.org.

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23. Bob Sikoryak, Doug Skinner, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Oct 17, 8 pm

Dixon Place presents...

CAROUSEL
Cartoon slide shows & other projected pictures presented by a glittering array of artists, performers, graphic novelists, & other characters.

Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Featuring:
Leela Corman
Emily Flake
K. Thor Jensen
Doug Skinner
Brian Michael Weaver
Craig Yoe
and more!

Wednesday, October 17
8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)

Dixon Place
258 Bowery, 2nd Fl, between Houston & Prince

Tickets: $12 or TDF; $10 student/senior

Advance tickets & more info:
www.dixonplace.org
(212) 219-0736

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24. Cary Peppermint, FF Alumn, now online at http://www.ecoarttech.net

ECOARTTECH
Selected Works Fall 2007
http://www.ecoarttech.net

Untitled Landscapes For Portable Media Players, 2007 These were influenced by a class we have both recently been teaching called "Challenge of Modernity." We almost titled these untitled landscapes "Industrial Revolution." They are intended to be downloaded as a series of four, shuffled on the playlist of your personal media player, and viewed at random. MP4, WMV, and AVI file formats are all available.

Frontier Mythology, 2007
(Documentation of Installation Version) - 24.1MB A mobile, solar-powered environmental digital video and FM radio installation made of recycled shipping pallets. Three portable multimedia players inhabit a primitive, lean-to structure displaying videos of diverse contemporary environments while a transistor radio picks up a pirate radio transmission reciting quotations from classical works of U.S. Literature that both develop and critique the frontier myth that informs American constructions of land, nature, and wilderness. Originally designed to be located along a remote section of the Appalachian Trail.

Frontier_MixV1.0.mp3 - 15MB, 2007
An audio mp3 selection of literary quotes read by computer voice "Vicki"
pertaining to the American frontier from authors including Ursula K. Le Guin, Willa Cather, Cormac McCarthy, Samuel Clemens, Leslie Marmon Silko, Frederick Jackson Turner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Edward Abbey, John Steinbeck, Owen Wister, and St. John de Crèvecoeur. Add this to your mp3 player.

Peace & Love - Ecoarttech.net 2007

http://www.ecoarttech.net

Reblog images:
http://ecoarttech.net/images/front_logo5.jpg
http://ecoarttech.net/images/untitledlandscape_blog.jpg

Ecoarttech is a collaborative project between Cary Peppermint & Christine Nadir

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25. Lynn Swanson, FF Alumn, in Belgrade, Serbia

Lynn Swanson, FF Alumn, is currently in Belgrade, Serbia after sojourns in Turin and Trieste, wrapping two months as dialogue/acting coach (cum scene doctor and interpreter) for the film "Einstein" directed by Liliana Cavani ("The Night Porter", "Ripley's Game"). The cast includes Vincenzo Amato as Einstein, Maya Sansa and Sonia Bergamesco as his first and second wives, along with more than 60 secondary roles and hundreds of extras. Produced in both tele-film and cinema versions, the project is scheduled for release in early 2008.

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26. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at MacDowell Colony, October-December

Pleased to Meet You

During October-December 2007 I “relocate” from my home in the South Bronx to Peterborough, New Hampshire with the purpose of meeting every person living in this town. I initiate the project upon arrival at MacDowell, where I work hand-in-hand with the staff to forge my first contacts outside of the artists’ colony. The scope of the action widens throughout the length of my stay, as I invite every person I meet to introduce me to someone else in the area. These encounters take the shape of an intimate home or “studio” visit, or that of an everyday activity agreed upon by those involved. In addition to the straightforward format of personal introductions, I reach out to specific groups within the town through artist visits and audio-visual presentations developed for and with the support of local organizations. During these presentations I share information on the project and use an illustrated talk on my place of origin, the stigmatized “Fort Apache” South Bronx, both as a way to introduce myself as well as to encourage the audiences to contribute to the conversation with information on Peterborough, my new place of residence.

Photography will be the primary medium used to document my encounters.

Pleased to Meet You is presented as part of Peterborough Projects and the MacDowell Colony Centennial. For More information visit: http://www.macdowellcolony.org/centennial/index.html

For information and a digital pdf of the publication Pleased to Meet You presented in Calaf, Barcelona, as part of IDENSITAT 07, visit: http://www.idensitat.org/dumit/book.pdf

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27. Liz Downing, Michael Willis, FF Alumns, at Baltimore Museum of Art, Oct 28

For Lurch and Holler’s performance as part of the
BMA’s Free Fall, October 28, 2007
1:00-2:00
Woodward Room
Baltimore Museum of Art
Free Admission

With banjo, piano, songs, intimate letters and historical readings we tell the story of the Cone sisters, Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta, as they unwittingly begin their collection of art works and “charming bric-a-brac”. To illuminate the personalities of the odd and hoarding pair, we draw from excerpts of Gertrude Stein’s portrait “Two Women”, from Sister Wendy’s poetic adulation for Henri Matisse, “Master of Color” and from critical opinion written during our time and his. Our musical time line begins at the end of the Civil War and closes some 75 years later at the reading of Miss Etta Cone’s Last Will and Testimony, which transformed a lifetime of gathering into the BMA’s Cone Collection.

Lurch and Holler, Liz Downing and Michael Willis, is an utterance of devotion to the Universe and Her maker, as we contemplate the beautiful sadness of the human condition. We offer this vocal debris in the form of hymns, parables and regressions, with the hope that we and the Listeners will be drawn to gaze upon the moon.

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28. Pauline Oliveros, FF Alumn, at Emily Harvey Foundation, NY, Oct 18

NEWS FROM DEEP LISTENING INSTITUTE
www.deeplistening.org

A 12th Annual Dream Festival Event

DREAMS OF THE JUNGFRAU- A Short Experimental Narrative Film By Ione, Sound Design by Pauline Oliveros, to premiere at Emily Harvey Foundation, 537 Broadway, New York, NY on Thursday, October 18, 2007 with Two Showings at 7PM and 9PM, Reception at 7:30PM www.deeplistening.org/jungfrau

"Last Year at Marienbad” Meets “Grand Hotel,” Meets the Deep Listening Retreats!"

This is the way Author/Director Ione "pitches" the 20-minute experimental narrative film she created with Music and Sound Design by renowned composer Pauline Oliveros.

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