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Goings On: posted week of December 10, 2007

1. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY, thru Jan 7, 2008
2. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, on WNYC radio, and online
3. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, announces December 2007 exhibitions
4. Anna Mosby Coleman, FF Alumn at AI LOV IU Gallery, Brooklyn, thru Dec 23
5. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at South St. Seaport, Manhattan, Dec 22, 12:15 am
6. RENO, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, Dec 22, 30
7. David Medalla, FF Alumn, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dec 19
8. Jennifer Monson, FF Alumn, at PS122 NY, Dec. 13-22, and more
9. Miriam Sharon, FF Alumn, now online at www.msamuseum.com, and more
10. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, performing, Dec 20-25, 24-7
11. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at NY Film Academy, Dec 17, 8:30 pm
12. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, TONITE, 8 pm
13. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at Harvard University, Dec 16, 8 pm
14. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, in Amherst, MA and Middletown, CT, Dec 15-16
15. Kimsooja, FF Member, December project schedule
16. Tony Whitfield, FF Alumn, new website now online www.tonywhitfield.com
17. Art Spaces Archives Project merges with Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
18. Beth B, FF Alumn, on Court TV, Dec 17, 11:10 pm
19. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, in India, Jan-Feb, 2008

1. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY, thru Jan 7, 2008

Artists reception December 15, 2007

"America's Seven Cardinal Virtues," is the next show of paintings by Norm Magnusson after his acclaimed 2006 show on "America's Seven Deadly Sins." Keeping it positive, Magnusson has identified "the strength of communities," "optimism," "the embrace of the new," "the expectation of justice," "diversity," "freedom," and "the opportunity for prosperity" as America's seven cardinal virtues and created a painting for each one.

Van Brunt Gallery is at 460 Main St. in Beacon, N.Y.. More information can be found at http://www.vanbruntgallery.com. The artist's website is www.funism.com


2. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, on WNYC radio, and online

City's Aging Artists Concerned About Future
by Kathleen Horan

NEW YORK, NY December 04, 2007 —A new study of the city's older artists reveals that in spite of their low incomes, they're still happy. Just don't mess with their rent-stabilized apartments. The report, from Teachers College, is based on 213 artists in the city. WNYC's Kathleen Horan attended a reception in their honor.

REPORTER: Many of the older artists who were part of the survey gathered at Sotheby's. Even though they range in age from 62 to 97, don't think shuffleboard and creamed corn. Instead, consider a silk bronze jumpsuit tucked into gold cowboy boots and a cheetah print faux fur coat. That's what collage and performance artist Vernita Nemec was wearing. She qualifies for the senior citizen discount, but she was far from the only funky-cool granny at the auction house. She moved into her loft in lower Manhattan about 35 years ago.

And like the nearly 60% of the other artists surveyed, she can stay in the city because of her affordable housing. But she wonders what other 20 somethings fresh from Ohio do now to make ends meet. She thinks the city should really help its creatives more.

NEMEC: I feel like we are not totally appreciated here and we are what made New York, New York - the theater, the visual arts and to have to pay $15 for a museum is insane. It's really too expensive.

REPORTER: It's no surprise that one of the recommendations of the report is that the city allow seniors on fixed incomes to remain in their rent-controlled and regulated apartments, and provide similar rent regulations for younger artists just starting out. For WNYC, I'm Kathleen Horan.



3. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, announces December 2007 exhibitions

Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, has work included in the following exhibitons:

a - "122 for 122" - P.S. 122 gallery, 150 First Avenue, NYC, Dec 8-23,2007, opening reception Dec 8, 5-7pm

b - "Holiday Shopping 2007" - Curated by Robin Kahn, Emily Harvey Foundation, 537 Bdwy NYC, 12/12-12/18/2007, opening reception Dec 12, 6-9pm

c - "Night of 1000 Drawings" - Artist Space, 38 Greene Street, NYC, Dec 13, 5-7pm

d - "Keeping It Real" - Curated by Jerry Kearns, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Nov 15-Dec 21, 2007

e - "On Line" - Adam Baumgold Gallery, 74 E 79th street, NYC, Dec 15, 2007-Jan 26, 2008, opening reception Dec 15, 5-7pm


4. Anna Mosby Coleman , FF Alumn at AI LOV IU Gallery, Brooklyn, thru Dec. 23

Anna Mosby Coleman's - 49 drawings to forgiveness - from the work:
70 x 7 are on exhibition at AI LOV IU Gallery (aka IOI Gallery) in a group show.

Works are on view through December 23rd. 85 Fort Greene Place, 1 block from BAM.
718.673.0706 info@ailoviu.org


5. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at South St. Seaport, Manhattan, Dec 22, 12:15 am

Reverence to Her: 33rd Anniversary Winter Soulstice Celebration

Join urban shaman Donna Henes in welcoming back the light. Bring drums and wear white, bright, winter sparkle finery to light the dark!
No reservations needed.
DECEMBER 22, Saturday early morning (late Friday night) 12:15 am
Solstice moment at 1:08 am

South Street Seaport
Pier 16, Manhattan

Contact: Mama Donna's: 718-857-1343


6. RENO, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, Dec 22, 30

Reno “That’s Why I Don’t Have A Gun”
2 Fun Filled Shows In December
Sat. Dec. 22nd @ 6pm (Six O’clock So You Can Get To Your Parties)
Sun. Dec. 30th @ 8pm (Normal Show Time)
$15 (Less If You’re Underemployed)
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (N Of Houston)
212 614-0505


7. David Medalla, FF Alumn, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dec 19

David Medalla, FF alum, will give a talk at the Instituto de Arte Contemporaneo (IAC), at the documentation center Maria Antonia, attached to the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, on December 19, 2007, at 8 p.m.

David Medalla, founder & director of the London Biennale, has been invited to give his talk by Raquel Arnaud, director of the Instituto de Arte Contemporaneo (IAC) of Sao Paulo, which is currently holding an exhibition, curated by Paulo Duarte, devoted to the works of several modern Brazilian artists, among them: Sergio de Camargo, Lygia Clark, Mira Schendel and Helio Oiticica, artists whose works David Medalla featured in SIGNALS, the arts and sciences newspaper which Medalla edited in London from 1964 to 1966.

During his talk, David Medalla will recount his friendships with Sergio de Camargo, Lygia Clark, Mira Schendel, and Helio Oiticica, artists who were also friends of English art historian and curator Guy Brett. Guy Brett made the initial arrangements for Medalla's coming talk in Sao Paulo. Medalla's trip to Sao Paulo has been sponsored by the Brazilian art collector Jose Olimpio.

David Medalla will model his talk at the Instituto de Arte Contemporaneo (IAC) on previous talks he has given at MUSEUM MAN in Liverpool last year, organised by Adam Nankervis, and at the Chelsea Art Museum in New York, curated by Koan Baysa, and on the salon which Medalla conducted in the elegant Penthouse of the Roger White Hotel in Manhattan, New York, presented by Matthew Semler, both this year (2007).

David Medalla will also give a lively account of his performance entitled "Four Aces" at the Swiss Institute of New York this year during "Spoken Word curated by Mathieu Copeland, a magnificent participatory performance with the collaboration of a dozen handsome young men, a beautiful performance which reminded Gabriela Rangel, director of the Americas Society, of certain aspects of the works of Latin American artists Lygia Clark and Gego.

David Medalla's talk at the Instituto de Arte Contemporaneo (IAC) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is open to the public, admission free.


8. Jennifer Monson, FF Alumn, at PS122 NY, Dec 13-22, and more

Hello my friends,

RUMPSNACK, a dance I made back in 1997, will be performed at CATCH with a stunning cast of four amazing dancers - Christine Elmo, Charlotte Gibbons, Mathew Heggem and Matthew Rogers. The line up is great all nights so I hope that you can make it to something.

I am headed to Illinois on Jan 4th but will be back to dance at Performance Mix in April and will be making monthly visits.

Loads of Joy and Cheer



Hey ya'll,

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Performer Lineups:
Thursday, December 13: Asubtout, Taylor Mac, K.J. Holmes, the Theater of a Two-Headed Calf
Friday, December 14: Asubtout, Ivy Baldwin, Karinne Keithley, Heather Olson , Heidi Schreck
Saturday, December 15: Asubtout, Ivy Baldwin, Ursula Eagly, Sean Donovan and Sebastian Calderon-Bentin,
Thursday, December 20: Laura Stinger, Karinne Keithley, Keith Biesack, Andrew Dinwiddie, Anna Sperber
Friday, December 21: Laura Stinger, Anna Sperber, Dean Moss, Nellie Tinder
Saturday, December 22: Laura Stinger, Big Dance Theater, Jennifer Monson, Neal Medlyn
Plus: nightly video installations by Faye Driscoll and Peter Flaherty
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CATCH 27 (catch takes PS!)
2 weekends of catch at PS 122
13-15 & 20-22 December 2007

Ivy Baldwin!
Keith Biesack!
Big Dance Theater!
Sebastián Calderón Bentin
& Sean Donovan!
Andrew Dinwiddie!
Ursula Eagly!
Peter Flaherty!
K.J. Holmes!
Karinne Keithley!
Taylor Mac!
Neal Medlyn!
Jennifer Monson!
Dean Moss!
Heather Olson!
Heidi Schreck!
Anna Sperber!
Laura Stinger!
Theater of a Two-Headed Calf!
Nellie Tinder!
& more...

Catch 28
Sunday 27 January
at the Bryant Lake Bowl

Andrew Dinwiddie!
Dance Gang!
Justin Jones!
Jeff Larson!
Neal Medlyn!
Kyle Pleasant!
Erin Search-Wells!
Anna Marie Shogren!
Mad King Thomas!

CATCH is a multidisciplinary performance series
and administered by Caleb Hammons.

more info: catchseries.org

Jennifer Monson
Artistic Director, iLAND-interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art Nature and Dance


9. Miriam Sharon, FF Alumn, now online at www.msamuseum.com, and more

Miriam Sharon is showing her latest ECO/COM/SYS nr. 12, ALZHEIHER/ PEACE OF MIND," 2005-07 in Koeln, where it has been "activated;" you are invited to visit on her website www.msamuseum.com its Abstractions & Resolution-Data, which are metaphors (codes) for behaviorism in global feminist era.* M. Sharon has created Feminist Desert Utopian Art Projects in the seventies; Direct Actions for Peace in the 80's & ECO/COM/SYS. (Ecological Communication Systems) in the 90's & 2000's.

A collaborative project between Haifa & Bremen, where she worked & showed as an artist in residence & Haifa Museum of the Arts where two of her projects were shown recently."


10. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, performing, Dec 20-25, 24-7

“Induced Labor”

December 20-25, 2007, 24-7
undisclosed cloistered monastery

Those wishing to attend must do so in their thoughts RSVP by December 19: indioclaro@hotmail.com

“Induced Labor” marks the culmination of “In His Shoes,” a journey for which i traveled in June 2007 from my home in the South Bronx to the Czech Republic to embody the adored Infant of Prague in His worldly place of residence. The itinerary included stop overs in Berlin, where independent curator Alanna Lockward undertook the task of dressing and the undressing the religious icon. The final phase of this journey consists of a five-day sojourn at an undisclosed cloistered monastery. There, i seek to reenact the embodiment as a way of inviting the Holy Infant to manifest His experiences in writing. The disembodiment of the Child and my own rebirth will take place on the morning of December 25.

“In His Shoes” was presented as part of Franklin Furnace’s “Five Alive” for the 2007 Prague Quadrennial.

Special thanks to:
Prague Quadrennial
Franklin Furnace
Elia Alba

©2007 Nicolás Dumit Estévez


11. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at NY Film Academy, Dec 17, 8:30 pm

FF Alumn Galinsky presents roundtable reading of Richard Stratton's screenplay Acid Test Monday December 17, 8:30pm at the New York Film Academy

Featuring Jay O. Sanders, John “Buffalo” Mailer, Max Blagg and many others

Acid Test, a political thriller and psychedelic love story, is a mind-altering look at America’s secret history & the CIA’s dosing of the USA.

FREE This Monday December 17th, 8:30pm
4th Floor Screening Room of the New York Film Academy 100 East 17th Street by Park Avenue South at Union Square 212.674.4300 or rgalinsky@nyfa.com for more info & rsvp

Roundtable Screenplay Reading of a new script by writer director actor Richard Stratton (Creator of Showtime Television’s “Street Time”, co-producer & co-writer the feature film “SLAM”, former Editor in Chief of ‘High Times Magazine’ and ‘Prison Life Magazine’), with Jay O. Sanders (actor “The Day After Tomorrow”, “Half Nelson”, “Roseanne”), Max Blagg (poet, performer co-editor of the art/lit magazine Bald Ego), John Mailer (playwright founder Back House Productions the resident theater company of The Drama Bookshop's Arthur Seelan Theater), Gian-Murray Gianino, Philip Galinsky, Naama Kates, Robert Galinsky & a plethora of NYC actors.

From a smokey jazz club in New York City, with Billy Holliday singing “I Must Have That Man,” to Grace Slick singing “White Rabbit” at a Be-In in Golden Gate Park, Acid Test’s journey takes the audience on a trip from Cold War paranoia to the Summer of Love. A political thriller and psychedelic love story, Acid Test is a mind-altering look at America’s secret history.

In the early 1950s, the Central Intelligence Agency sent two agents to Sandoz Pharmaceuticals in Basel, Switzerland to purchase the world’s supply of LSD. Once they got the acid back to the United States, they hired George Hunter White, a colorful, hard-drinking agent with the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, to test the powerful psychedelic on unwitting American citizens. Moonlighting for the CIA, White rented two adjoining apartment safehouses on Bedford Street in Greenwich Village. He prowled downtown clubs and bars, struck up conversations with strangers, then lured them back to the pad where he served them drinks spiked with Sandoz’s finest. White would withdraw behind a full-length, one-way mirror where he perched on a portable toilet drinking martinis and recording his observations of the acid dosed guinea pigs.

Things got out of hand when Agency operatives began testing the drug on themselves. At a CIA retreat for a conference on biological and chemical warfare, Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, a scientist with the CIA’s Technical Services Staff, poured a massive amount of LSD into a bottle of Cointreau. Frank Olson, a civilian biochemist working for the Army Chemical Corps under contract for the CIA, suffered a psychotic snap after sampling the after dinner drink. Ten days later, Olson crashed through the tenth-floor window of the Statler Hotel in New York and plummeted to his death on the sidewalk below. Unfazed by the death of their colleague, the CIA’s acid enthusiasts were even more convinced of the value of their experiments. They decided to focus on LSD as a potent new agent for offensive unconventional warfare. A box of Cuban cigars soaked in acid was shipped to Fidel Castro. The drug-testing program, relocated to San Francisco where George White had been promoted to head up the narcotics bureau, resumed under the code name Operation Midnight Climax and culminated in the psychedelic ‘60s.


12. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, TONITE, 8 pm

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

Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Robbie Busch
Megan Montague Cash
Danny Hellman
Michael Kupperman
Jim Torok
Lauren R. Weinstein

Thursday, December 13
8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)

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

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

Advance tickets & more info:
(212) 219-0736


13. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at Harvard University, Dec 16, 8 pm

Susana Cook
will be presenting
The story of a paranoid Post Hero in the era of TERRORism Saturday December 15th 8pm Sunday December 16th 1pm at HARVARD UNIVERSITY Adams ArtSpace Hosted by Athena Collective Theater and Radcliffe Union of Students


14. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, in Amherst, MA and Middletown, CT, Dec 15-16

Electric Junkyard Gamelan plays original groove driven music on invented instruments and features musicians Robin Burdulis, Terry Dame, Mary Feaster, lee Frisari and Julian Hintz.
ReUse, ReCycle and Rock!

Saturday, Dec.15th, 2007 8pm
Amherst Unitarian Meetinghouse
121 North Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA

Sunday December, 16th at 4pm
The Buttonwood Tree Art Center
605 Main St.
Middletown, CT


15. Kimsooja, FF Member, December project schedule

Kimsooja's Current Projects
December 2007

Passage du Temps, A selection of works from the François Pinault Foundation, Lille 3000
Tri Postal, Lille
October 16th, 2007 through January 1st, 2008
Lille 3000 website:

Going Staying. Movement, Body, Place in Contemporary Art
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
November 28th, 2007 through February 17th, 2008
Kunstmuseum Bonn website:

Void in Korean Art
Leeum Samsung Museum, Korea
November 1st, 2007 through January 27th, 2008
Leeum Samsung Museum website:

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y León, León
September 21st, 2007 through January 6th, 2008
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y León website:

Six Feet Under: Autopsy of Our Relations
Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden
September 22nd, 2007 through March 30th, 2008
Deutsches Hygiene Museum website:

Equatorial Rhythms
The Stenersen Museum, Oslo
September 20th through December 30th, 2007
The Stenersen Museum website:

E-flux, New York
October 1st, 2007 through January 1st, 2008
E-flux Pawnshop website:

An Interpersonal Journey
Santralistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
November 7th through November 30th, 2007
Santralistanbul website:

Kimsooja's work can be seen at the following Art Fair:
Art Basel | Miami Beach
Convention Center, Miami

Art Basel Miami Beach website:

December 5th through December 10th, 2007

Peter Blum Gallery, New York City
Peter Blum website:

Kewenig Gallery, Cologne
Kewenig Gallery website:

Visit Kimsooja's website:


16. Tony Whitfield, FF Alumn, new website now online www.tonywhitfield.com

Dear friends and colleagues,
I am pleased to bring this year to a close
with the relaunch of my website. Please visit

With best wishes for 2008,


17. Art Spaces Archives Project merges with Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

Art Spaces Archives Project
Merges with Center for Curatorial Studies
at Bard College

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) announces a new partnership with Art Spaces Archives Project (AS-AP). Founded in 2003 by a consortium of alternative art organizations, AS-AP is a collaborative visual arts initiative created to document the history of alternative, avant-garde, and contemporary art movements throughout the United States.

The continued mission of AS-AP at CCS Bard is to preserve, present, and protect the archival heritage of living and defunct, for- and not-for-profit alternative spaces in an effort to better understand contemporary art and the cultural and social history of the United States.

AS-AP's website—www.as-ap.org —is a virtual resource and aid for locating the places and spaces of alternative and avant-garde art activity. The site contains an online index of over 1000 alternative spaces, locations of avant-garde activity, tools to assist in archiving, and other aids for scholars interested in the alternative or avant-garde movement in the United States. To mark the launch of AS-AP's merger with CCS Bard, AS-AP's online index has been expanded and improved, and is now accessible via the Center for Curatorial Studies website at www.bard.edu/ccs/library/asap.

AS-AP is guided by a steering committee consisting of leading archive and library professionals, curators, and scholars of avant-garde and contemporary art. The AS-AP Steering Committee is: David Platzker, AS-AP project director; Linda Earle, executive director, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; Milan Hughston , chief of library and museum archives, The Museum of Modern Art; Maria Lind, director of the graduate program, Center for Curatorial Studies; Elizabeth Merena, director, Visual Arts Program, New York State Council on the Arts; Andrew Perchuk, Contemporary Programs and Research, Getty Research Institute; Marvin Taylor, faculty, Collections and Research Services, Fales Library, New York University Libraries; Martha Wilson, Franklin Furnace Archives; and revolving participants from the College Art Association.

Art Spaces Archives Project has received generous support from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. AS-AP also gratefully acknowledges in-kind support from the College Art Association.

For more information about AS-AP at CCS Bard, please call the Center at 845.758.7598, write ccs@bard.edu, or visit www.bard.edu/ccs/library/asap or www.as-ap.org.

The Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art
The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) is an exhibition and research center dedicated to the study of art and exhibition practices from the 1960s to the present day. The Center's graduate program is specifically designed to deepen students' understanding of the intellectual and practical tasks of curating exhibitions of contemporary art, particularly in the complex social and cultural situations of present-day urban arts institutions. With more than 9,500 square feet of gallery space and an extensive library and curatorial archive, CCS Bard offers students intellectual grounding and actual experience within a museum.

In November 2006, CCS Bard inaugurated the Hessel Museum of Art, a new 17,000-square-foot building for exhibitions curated from the Marieluise Hessel Collection of more than 1,700 contemporary works. The new museum features intimate rooms encircling two large central galleries, and is scaled so that approximately 10 to 15 percent of the collection can be shown at any one time. The Hessel Museum extends the reach of the CCS Bard exhibition program, providing a place to test out the possibilities for exhibition-making using the remarkable resources of the collection as a whole.

Admission is free; museum hours are Wednesdays through Sundays, 1:00–5:00 p.m. For further information, call 845-758-7598, e-mail ccs@bard.edu, or visit www.bard.edu/ccs.
Press contact
Mark Primoff

CCS Bard Contact
Jaime Henderson


18. Beth B, FF Alumn, on Court TV, Dec 17, 11:10 pm

Beth B & Court Tv® Premieres

Positive Id:
From The Case Files Of Anthony Falsetti

Chilling Stories Seen Through The Eyes Of A
Forensic Anthropologist

Directed And Produced By
Beth B

Premiere Episode of “POSITIVE ID” on
the new series RAPID FIRE

MONDAY, December 17th at 11 PM ET/PT
on the Court TV Network

Positive ID will be the 2nd program in the Rapid Fire series, airing at 11:10 pm


19. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, in India, Jan-Feb, 2008

Unique Elly Clarke Mobile Phone Photo not yet taken in India, Jan-Feb 2008

Want to buy an amazing piece of conceptual artwork by an up and coming internationally exhibiting artist? Then read on!
Elly Clarke is a visual artist based in London, UK. For 10 days only she is selling Unique Elly Clarke Mobile Phone Photo not yet taken in India, Jan-Feb 2008 via ebay.co.uk to fund her next art project. Entitled Four Films and a Documentary, it is a series of short films she wants to make next year in collaboration with The Russ Foundation , a charity based inMadurai in Tamil Nadu, India, which Elly Clarke visited and worked with for 2 months in 1994, aged 18.

In 1994, the Russ Foundation existed as a children's home. Since then it has expanded to support three additional groups: female sex workers; people living with HIV and AIDS and rural communities that are supported by a medical outreach program. (See more about it here: http://www.russfoundation.org.)

Four Films will be 3-5 minutes in length each, made in collaboration with individuals from each of these four communities. Every aspect of the creation and production of the films – from storyline development to casting, performance, music, direction and the final edit – will be worked out collaboratively.

Elly Clarke needs to raise £20,000 to make these films. At this stage, however, by taking one photo a day on her mobile phone, at a time requested by the buyers , which she will deliver to the buyer immediately by MMS, she hopes to raise enough to fund a research trip she has planned for January-February 2008.

The buyer can text Elly Clarke at any time (during daylight hours) on the day that s/he has purchased to let her know when to take the picture. If she is out of mobile range that day, she'll take the photograph at 5pm and send it whenever she next has reception.

At the end of the month, Elly Clarke will produce unique, one-off, single edition, signed prints of all photographs send them to buyers in the post, from India.

In short winning bidders will receive the following:
A confirmation email stating the day(s) purchased and the mobile phone number to text at the desired time. (There will also be the option to pre-arrange the time of the photograph if easier)
The mobile phone photograph texted to you on the day (or as soon as possible afterwards if not in mobile phone range)
A hard-copy, one-off, signed print posted to you from India in mid February 2008
The option to purchase a limited edition poster that features all photographs taken in this manner, at the pre-production fixed price of £25. A total of 50 of these posters will be made. Only ebay purchasers will be eligible for this offer.

Money raised will cover all expenses related to this 6 week stay in India. Any additional money raised beyond this will go towards the films.

This is the second time Elly Clarke has used ebay.co.uk as a vehicle for fund-raising. The first funded her trip on the Trans Siberian Train, where she made Moscow to Beijing , which is the exhibition currently on show (until 6th January 2008) at London Gallery West at the University of Westminster in Harrow, London.

Can you part with (from) £45 for a text message photograph not yet taken? Can you support Elly Clarke's passage to India, and this film?

Elly Clarke has a Masters in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins and an undergraduate degree in History of Art fromLeeds . Her work has been shown in the UK and abroad, including Globe Hub in Newcastle, Seven Seven in London, theBanff Centre in Alberta, Canada, the Kiasma Museum in Helsinki and, currently, at London Gallery West at theUniversity of Westminster. Since 2003 I have contributed to conferences and publications produced through the Centre for Mobility Research (CeMoRe) at Lancaster University and am a current contributor to Stephen Willats' Control Magazine – Issue 17.

Artist website: www.axisweb.org/artist/ellyclarke
'The Journey/Moscow to Beijing', exhibition at London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow: http://www.wmin.ac.uk/mad/page-54
The Russ Foundation: http://www.russfoundation.org
The Shrishti Art School in Bangalore: http://www.srishtiblr.org/index.htm
Time Zone Converter (to find out what time it is in India) http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc
Contact: ellyclarke@gmail.com 07905 275 575

BUY A UNIQUE ELLY CLARKE PHOTO NOT YET TAKEN IN INDIA, VIA EBAY FROM 12TH - 22ND DECEMBER: http://search.ebay.co.uk/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=elly+clarke**

Elly Clarke
art: http://www.axisweb.org/artist/ellyclarke
photography: http://www.ellyclarkephotography.com


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