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Goings On: posted week of November 19, 2007

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1. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at Western Michigan Univ., thru Dec 21
2. Peter Cramer & Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at UC San Diego, Nov 29, and more
3. elin o’Hara slavick, FF Alumn, at Sarah Lawrence College, Nov 28, 6:30 pm
4. Ellen Fisher, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Nov 9
5. Linda Montano, Paul McMahon, FF Alumns, in Woodstock, NY, Dec 8, 5-8 pm
6. Barbara Rosenthal, Carolee Schneemann, Hannah Weiner, FF Alumns, at The Poetry Project, NY, Nov 28, 8 pm
7. Barbara Ess, Mary Beth Edelson, Kirby Gookin, Coco Gordon, Guerrilla Girls, Geoffrey Hendricks, Alison Knowles, Larry Miller, Yoko Ono, Mike Smith, Robin Tewes, FF Alumns, at Emily Harvey Foundation, NY, Dec 12-18
8. James Johnson, FF Alumn, now online
9. Renate Bertlmann, FF Alumn, to receive City of Vienna, Austria, Great Award for Fine Art 2007
10. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, at Galeria Miejska bwa, Poland, opening Nov 27
11. Brooke Toczylowski, FF Alumn, at Madarts Gallery, Brooklyn, opening Dec 1
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1. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at Western Michigan Univ., thru Dec 21

"Keeping It Real" - Curated by Jerry Kearns
Richmond Center for Visual arts, Western Michigan University, Albertine Monroe Brown Gallery
Novemeber 15-December 21, 2007

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2. Peter Cramer & Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at UC San Diego, Nov 29, and more

Peter Cramer & Jack Waters @ UCSD and CCA

Greetings friends, relatives and colleagues,
You are cordially invited to our presentations at UCSD and California College of the Arts.
Please forward this invitation to anyone that may be of interest.
Thursday November 29 , 10pm - UCSD Visual Arts Performance Space
http://lectures.visarts.ucsd.edu/2007-08.php

AND

Wednesday, December 5, 11:30 am – 1 pm
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco campus
http://sites.cca.edu/currents/events/waterscramer.html
Thanks and look forward to seeing you there.
Cordially yours,
Peter Cramer & Jack Waters
New York City

Since 1981 Cramer and Waters have been partners in their combined experience in performing, visual and media arts. They were a catalytic force behind POOL , a dance/performance collective in the early 80's. POOL explored contact and other forms of improvisation, emphasizing combined theatrical forms, ritual, activism and group dynamic.

Co-Directors of Abc No Rio from 1983 -1988, they initiated an arts in education program in association with neighborhood public schools and settlement houses. This was a multifaceted program of workshops in the arts conducted at the facility. The community interface was thorough and detailed, yet organic. The activity reflected the style of Abc No Rio in the 80's - raucous, progressive interdisciplinary multi-media. An apprentice program was developed with student internships assigned to professional artists. Studio, gallery and museum visits, plus production assistance with performances and screenings were all integral elements of the program.

Concurrent with their work at No Rio they, among a group of colleagues co-founded and ran Allied Productions,Inc. a not for profit arts umbrella. Under their direction this multi-purpose organization highlighted the performing arts, having sponsored, produced and presented many experimental and emerging dance artists and groups. Under the combined auspices of POOL, No Rio, and Allied, they organized and produced national and international events - tours in dance, performance, music, media, and visual art exhibitions as interdisciplinary events.

Peter Cramer and Jack Waters are the creators of Short Memory/No History, an interdisciplinary live media work about memory, perception, history, and representations of AIDS Activism and queer culture. The installation previewed at Zurich's Shedhalle in June 2000. Cramer's photographs were a prominent feature of this piece as were his photographic images for their June 2000 collaboration on NYC's Creative Time Daily Dispatch project.

'We Remember' is a three-channel installation integrating video, still photograph, and print media to manifest the past present, present and future of the AIDS and gay activist movement. Blending the personal with the political, and reconciling the marginal with the familiar, PRIDE 2001 resurrects erased and forgotten operatives of AIDS and gay activism. The installation was originally mounted for the month of June 2001 in the street windows of the Donell Media Center on West 53rd Street opposite the Museum of Modern Art.

In 2005 we were invited to Barcelona where we created "Lo Vamos A Hablar (Let's Talk About It)" at the Centre de Cultura Contemporanea Barcelona for CCCB's first recognition of World AIDS Day. Organized by Jack Waters and Peter Cramer with Carlo Quispe of Allied Productions, Inc. and the cooperation of Girlswholikeporno from Barcelona.

http://lovamos.blogspot.com/2006/12/cccb-world-aids-day-2005.html
This clip documents the CCCB screening area inclusive of video and films on video curated by Cramer and Waters. A list of the film/video curation and the full project activities can be requested by emailing: info@alliedproductions.org In addition it was reconfigured for the 2006 MIX Festival,the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival. http://lovamos.blogspot.com/2006/12/lo-vamos-mix-nyc.html

Most recently we were guest of the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice Italy.
Visit these blogs for a sample of our investigations for our newest work in progress, Pestilence.
http://www.veneziahomo.blogspot.com/
http://opusfutura.blogspot.com/

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3. elin o’Hara slavick, FF Alumn, at Sarah Lawrence College, Nov 28, 6:30 pm

FF Alum elin o'Hara slavick will read from her new book, Bomb After Bomb: A Violent Cartography, (Charta Books, Milan, 2007), with a foreword by Howard Zinn, at Sarah Lawrence College, Wednesday, November 28, 6:30pm. She will be joined by Taj Forer, Andrew Lichtenstein and John Pilsen - all Sarah Lawrence graduates with new books on their art projects.

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4. Ellen Fisher, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Nov 9

By THE NEW YORK TIMES
Published: November 9, 2007
DANCE
Full reviews of recent performances: nytimes.com/dance.

ELLEN FISHER After less than an hour’s sampling of a rehearsal for Ellen Fisher’s forthcoming solo, “Time’s Up ... ... Scenes 1-12,” you stumble out into the Manhattan streets feeling as if you’ve been through multiple worlds and mental states. Who knows what will take place on Saturday when Ms. Fisher presents her entire three-hour dance installation at the Roulette gallery?

The piece is built around a dozen 15-minute music segments, which Ms. Fisher requested from various artists, including the composer-choreographer Meredith Monk. (Ms. Fisher is in Ms. Monk’s vocal ensemble.) Some, like the singer-songwriter Rachel Loshak, and the visual artists Don Voisine and Mark Dagley, responded with original compositions, which will have their premieres at the performance. Others, like the fashion designer Gary Graham, chose a selection of songs. (He threw in some costume changes as well.) Ms. Fisher took what each person submitted without editing the songs or their order.

Then she went to town. Well versed in the trance dances and rituals of South Asia, and particularly Sri Lanka, she is a wizard when it comes to manipulating objects, from puppets to film to garments, and creating simple but transformative shadow play. One of Mr. Graham’s picks was “Isis” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Ms. Fisher’s response, involving a bare orange bulb, a filmy curtain and her shadow is breathtaking. It’s as if Peter Pan’s sinister, beguiling twin, hopped up on some illegal substance and intent on serious mischief, had slipped out of Neverland to show Peter how shadow magic is actually done. The audience is free to come and go during the performance, but Ms. Fisher is not an artist you walk away from easily. (Saturday, 3 to 6 p.m., Roulette, 20 Greene Street, near Canal Street, SoHo, 212-219-8242, roulette.org; $15; $10 for students and 65+.) CLAUDIA LA ROCCO

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5. Linda Montano, Paul McMahon, FF Alumns, in Woodstock, NY, Dec 8, 5-8 pm

project inc. at the woodstock mothership presents:

LINDA MONTANO AS PAUL McMAHON
DECEMBER 8, 2007 5-8 PM

Montano's performance will take place in the gallery at the Woodstock Mothership on the last day of McMahon's current show, "I GIVE THANKS FOR MY WONDERFUL LIFE." Linda Montano recently performed as Bob Dylan in “I DREAMED THAT BOB DYLAN THOUGHT HE WAS LINDA M. MONTANO” in the window of Alternative Books in Kingston, NY.

Linda M. Montano, a seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance art, has been actively exploring her art/life since the mid 1960s. Her work investigates the relationship between art and life through intricate life altering ceremonies, some of which last for seven or more years. She is interested in the way artistic ritual, often staged as individual interactions or collaborative workshops, can be used to alter and enhance a person's life and to create the opportunity for focus on spiritual energy states, silence and the cessation of art/life boundaries.

For more about Montano go to www.bobsart.org

Paul McMahon's show is open by appointment at 845-679-3392 or 8100.

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6. Barbara Rosenthal, Carolee Schneemann, Hannah Weiner, FF Alumns, at The Poetry Project, NY, Nov 28, 8 pm

I'm showing videos on DVD that I remastered, of THREE VIDEOTAPES: BARBARA ROSENTHAL AND HANNAH WEINER at The Poetry Project for the Hannah Weiner Tribute on Nov. 28 at 8pm
Poetryproject.com
Thanks,
Barbara Rosenthal

Hannah Weiner's Open House
Wednesday, 8:00 pm

A reading to celebrate the vision of poet Hannah Weiner (Clairvoyant Journal, Little Books/Indians, Spoke) and the publication of Hannah Weiner’s Open House by Kenning Editions, featuring readings, performances and recollections by Charles Bernstein, Lee Ann Brown, Thom Donovan, Patrick Durgin, Laura Elrick, Kaplan Page Harris, Andrew Levy, John Perreault, Rodrigo Toscano, Carolee Schneemann, James Sherry, Anne Tardos & Lewis Warsh. With special guests Jerome Rothenberg, Bernadette Mayer and Barbara Rosenthal. Charles Bernstein's most recent book is Girly Man. He is co-director of PennSound and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. Lee Ann Brown published Hannah Weiner's book, silent teachers remembered sequel through her press Tender Buttons, and collaborated with Hannah as well on the poem, "Immoblete" in Brown's first book Polyverse (Sun & Moon), in the section entitled "CoLabs." Hannah also provided Lee Ann with the word, "Comfit" which she saw on her arm and which became the title of the section of short poems since it means "a sweet or nut." Lee Ann Brown now teaches poetry at St. John's University and other places, like Naropa University. Lee Ann is reading at the Poetry Project Decmebr 12th with Abigail Child. Thom Donovan is a devotee of Hannah Weiner. His paper on her work and person, Every Name in History is *Hannah*, can be literally hallucinated online at whof.blogspot.com. He also coordinates Peace On A events series in Manhattan's East Village. Patrick Durgin edited Hannah Weiner's Open House for Kenning Editions, as well as her Early and Clairvoyant Journals for UCSD's Archive for New Poetry. His chapbook Imitation Poems is just out from Atticus/Finch, and a collaboration with Jen Hofer entitled The Route is very shortly forthcoming from Atelos. Laura Elrick is currently writing an extended prose work about medicalized and imagined internal spaces, traffic jams, urban mountains, and war. Her first two books are sKincerity (2003) and Fantasies in Permeable Structures (2005). Kaplan Harris is currently editing, with Rod Smith and Peter Baker, The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley for the University of California Press. He and Mel Nichols curate the Ruthless Grip Poetry Series at Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center. For the Weiner event he plans to talk about her early career as a lingerie designer. Andrew Levy is a contributing writer on President of the United States’ The Big Melt (Factory School, Aug. 07), and he is the author of Ashoka (Zasterle Books), Paper Head Last Lyrics (Roof Books), Curve 2 (Potes & Poets Press), Values Chauffeur You (O Books), Democracy Assemblages (Innerer Klang), and other titles. His newest manuscript is Don’t Forget to Breathe. He is editor, with Roberto Harrison, of the poetry journal Crayon. John Perreault is a poet, art critic, and artist. His books of poems are Camouflage (1966), Luck (1969), and Harry (1974). Hotel Death and Other Tales was published by Sun & Moon in 1989. He is now working on a novel called THE. Carolee Schneemann is a multidisciplinary artist. Her video, film, painting, photography, performance art and installation works have been widely shown in the United States and Europe. Her most recent exhibit catalog Split Decision was published by MOCCA Toronto and CEPA Gallery – Buffalo, NY in March. James Sherry is the author of ten books of poetry and criticism. He is the editor of Roof Books and runs the Segue Foundation in NYC. Anne Tardos is a poet and visual artist. She has published several books of poetry and the multimedia performance work and radio play Among Men. She is the editor of Thing of Beauty, by Jackson Mac Low, from the University of California Press this fall. Her new book Letting Go is also coming out this fall. Rodrigo Toscano’s latest book is Collapsible Poetics Theater, which was a National Poetry Series 2007 winner. Toscano's experimental poetics plays, body movement poems and polyvocalic pieces have recently been performed at the Disney Redcat Theater in Los Angeles, Ontological-Hysteric Poet’s Theater Festival and Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival (Alexandria, Virginia). Lewis Warsh is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction and autobiography, including The Origin of the World, Touch of the Whip, Ted's Favorite Skirt and Debtor's Prison (in collaboration with Julie Harrison). He is coeditor of The Angel Hair Anthology and editor and publisher of United Artists Books. A new book of poems, Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 is forthcoming in 2008. He is director of the MFA program in creative writing at Long Island University in Brooklyn.

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7. Barbara Ess, Mary Beth Edelson, Kirby Gookin, Coco Gordon, Guerrilla Girls, Geoffrey Hendricks, Alison Knowles, Larry Miller, Yoko Ono, Mike Smith, Robin Tewes, FF Alumns, at Emily Harvey Foundation, NY, Dec 12-18

Dear Friends:
The Holiday Shopping Show 2007 IS BACK!

An exhibition of limited edition artist multiples from $5 - $500
Curated by Robin Kahn
When: December 12th – December 18th , 2007, everyday 1-6pm.
Opening: Wednesday, December 12th, 2007 6-9 pm (drinks courtesy Mercury Gin)
Where:The Emily Harvey Foundation
537 Broadway, 2nd floor
between Spring and Prince St
NYC NY 10012

The Holiday Shopping Show is a wide selection of art multiples at affordable prices. Projects range from photographs, sculptures, and prints to custom-made household items, toys and creative surprises that fit the variety and scope of everyone’s Holiday Shopping list. All pieces are available the day they are bought so bring your shopping bags!

Artists include:
AY-O Peggy Ahwesh Rebecca Broughton Ana Cardoso Carmen Carmona Mary Ellen Carroll Mary Chatham Julia Chiang Sarah Crowner Greg Curry Lisa Dilillo eteam Mary Beth Edelson Barbara Ess Mike Estabrook Alonso Gil Guerilla Girls Kirby Gookin Coco Gordon Federico Guzmán Geoffrey Hendricks Nancy Hwang Shirley Irons Pam Jacobs Amanda Keeley Alison Knowles Anne Kyle Patrice Lerochereuil Louise Loening Kaye Mahoney Calder Martin Felicia Megginson Larry Miller Rebekah Modrak Ken Montgomery Laurel Nakadate Trong Gia Nguyen Heather Nicol Evelyne Noviant Yoko Ono Terrie Pipa Katia Read Lia Rochas-Paris Reka Reisinger Aurelien Rivoire Marina Rosenfeld Gabriella Russomagno Heidi Schlatter Michael Schmelling Peter Scott Nikko Sedgwick Maura Sheehan Taketo Shimada Eli Silverman Joao Simoes Wendy Small Mike Smith William Stone Robin Tewes Nick Tobier Michelle Watt Robert Watts Charmaine Wheatley Matteo Zagolin and others…

For more information contact Robin Kahn @(917) 270 0626 or robinkahn@yahoo.com

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8. James Johnson, FF Alumn, now online

In April of this year Studio 258 closed its doors at 258 Santa Fe Drive in Denver. I'm happy to announce that most of the exhibitions that took place there have been archived on the web at my newly updated Home Page:

http://spot.colorado.edu/~johnsoja/Home.html.

Stop by and see some recent work on the Studio page as well as a completely new page of Magic Squares from the recent and not too distant past: http://discopie.com/MagicSquares/MagicSquares.html.

www.discopie.com
Ephemeral Art

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9. Renate Bertlmann, FF Alumn, to receive City of Vienna, Austria, Great Award for Fine Art 2007

Renate Bertlmann will get on Monday, 26th November 2007 the Great Award for Fine Art 2007 of the City of Vienna from the city councilor Dr. Andreas Mailath-Pokorny in the name of the Mayor of the City.

More details will be posted soon, in German, at
www.wien.gv.at/kultur/abteilung/ehrungen/preise.html.

Thanks and many greetings
from Renate

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10. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, at Galeria Miejska bwa, Poland, opening Nov 27

EGO SUM
opening: 27.11.2007 6pm
Exhibition: 28.11.2007 - 27.01.2008
The main ideological assumption of the “Ego sum” project is to emphasise the essence of human existence as an individual.

Participants:
Elzbieta Jabłońska /Poland/
Aleksandra Sojak - Borodo /Poland/
Stefanie Trojan /Germany/
Anita Zabilevska /UK/

curators:
Wacław Kuczma
Danuta Pałys
cordinator:
Ewa Krupa

The main ideological assumption of the “Ego sum” project is to emphasise the essence of human existence as an individual. The art of the recent years, just like the whole pop culture, focused on mankind and its image, has rejected an individual into oblivion. The individual lost its form, becoming just a spot in the mass of the mediapop picture. The individual is an element lost in the present, but simultaneously, it is an element of the machine called mankind. The world dominated by consumption and non-spiritual power of economics has become an adversary of art and culture. Art in the position of a cultural conscience acts, paradoxically, on the basis of the principles against which it tries to be in opposition. The artists participating in the project are supposed to try to determine the position of a human being “hic et nunc”, in the current time and place

Galeria Miejska bwa
85-006 Bydgoszcz, ul.Gdańska 20
phone 052/339 30 50
fax 052/339 30 60

e-mail: bwa@galeriabwa.bydgoszcz.pl
www.galeriabwa.bydgoszcz.pl

opening hours:
Tue - Fri 10.00 - 18.00
Sat - Sun: 11.30 - 16.30

ticket prices:
normal: 6 zł
cheap: 3 zł
group guides: 6 zł

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11. Brooke Toczylowski, FF Alumn, at Madarts Gallery, Brooklyn, opening Dec 1

Upcoming Exhibition of new work:
Uncommon Thread, group show
Madarts Gallery
Opening Reception:
Saturday, December 1
8 pm-midnight
Refreshments and snacks!

I will be exhibiting 8 portraits from the White Voices Series (see attached for two), accompanied by an audio piece made from interview clips with the subjects.
Also, my studio is next to the gallery and will be open for visits.

December 1-16, 2007
255 18th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave) Park Slope, Brooklyn R to Prospect Ave

see http://www.madarts.org for more details, including gallery hours

xo,
Brooke

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