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Goings On: posted week of February 18, 2008

1. Kanene Holder, FF Alumn, in The Village voice, Feb. 13-19.
2. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at 5+5 Gallery, Mar. 9, 3 pm, and more.
3. Nao Bustamante, FF Alumn, at MOMA, NY, Feb 20, and more.
4. Moya Devine, FF Alumn, at Limbo, San Diego, Feb 23-Mar 9.
5. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at Frederieke Taylor, Manhattan, opening TONIGHT.
6. Dara Birnbaum, Dan Graham, Joan Jonas, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at Orchard, Manhattan, Feb 22-March 9.
7. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Brecht Forum, Manhattan, April 11, and more.
8. Paul H-O, Cindy Sherman, FF Alumns, at Two Boots’ Reboot, Manhattan, Feb 21.
9. Bob Sikoryak, FF Alumn, in Hotwire #2 and Nick Mag, Feb 2008.
10. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Yoko Inoue, FF Alumns, on www.recurringfilms.com
11. David Khang, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, Nao Bustamante, FF Alumns, at A Space, Toronto, opening Feb 23.
12. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Joe’s Pub, Mar. 9, 7 pm.
13. Marlena Kudlicka, FF Alumn, in Spain through April 2008
14. Roger Shimomura, FF Alumn, at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, March 12
15. Lenora Champagne, FF Alumn, at ELD, Manhattan, Mar. 9-11
16. Lois Weaver, FF Alumn, at Space, London, England, Feb. 29
17. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Wired Wash Café, Santa Cruz, CA, Feb. 22, 7 pm
18. Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumn, at Rhubarb! Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Feb. 28, 8 pm
19. Na’imah Hassan, FF Alumn, at Sweet Rhythm, Manhattan, Feb. 24-Mar. 9
20. Jacquelyn Schiffman, FF Alumn, at Figureworks, Brooklyn, opening Feb. 22, 6-9 pm
21. Murray Hill, FF Alumn, in the Village Voice, Feb. 20-26
22. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, in the New York Post, Feb. 19

1. Kanene Holder, FF Alumn, in The Village voice, Feb. 13-19.

Kanene Holder, FF Alumn has the lead photograph in this week’s Village Voice “Voice Choices” section. She will be performing on February 18th at 8 pm at La Mama Theater Club on 74A E. 4th Street in Manhattan.

Sparkplug and Miss Jonnie Mae Written by Owa Performed by Scott Williams and Kyle Minshew Directed by Henry Miller

A larger-than-life work in a short two character call (white) and response (black) presentation.

On the surface, the action Sparkplug and...appears to be about an amusing but gender bending provocation to seduction. However, as the action of the story unfolds, it is discovered, the predicament is about the influence of love on two lonely persons and the intervention of nature and conventions of conduct in 1930's American southern society.
Aixa Kendrick will perform monologues - Black Circus

In AIXA KENDRICK & LEONARDO BENZANT'S's Black Circus, spectators are plunged into a world of absurdity, surrealism and dreams. Using elements of pop culture, mass media and archetypal symbolism interwoven with epic theater, African ritual, Butoh, Commedia del Arte and hip hop, Black Circus engages the spectator in a
stream-of-consciousness discourse and social commentary on identity & collective perception.

Kanene Holder will be performing...
What Type of Seasoning Do You Like?
Throwa Down- Host of the Soul Food Network For The Love of Seasonings Show. She gets a little heated on a tangent sparked by her own racial paranoia. She beckons "What Type Of Seasoning Do You Like?", after channeling her ancestors while using their recipes passed through the generations and realized their harsh treatment was called "seasoning" (preparing new slaves for slavery) by their slave masters.
Admission is $8 at the door. For more information see www.lamama.org


2. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at 5+5 Gallery, March 9, 3 pm, and more

curated by Robin Ross
A group exhibition of mostly painters who make artist books including:
Todd Bartel, Doug Beube, Donna Maria deCreeft, Raphael Fodd
Marty Greenbaum, Caroline Hill, Bo Joseph, Robin Ross
through March 30, 2008
Panel Discussion: Sunday, March 9 at 3:00
with the artists and Deirdre Lawrence of the Brooklyn Museum
5+5 Gallery
111 Front Street Suite 210
Brooklyn, New York 11201
phone: 718-488-8383


L (A) t t i t u d e s
February 21-June 2, 2008
Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery
Washington DCJCC
1529 Sixteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Gallery Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 10:00 am-10:00 pm; Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

New Exhibition Explores Artists’ Interpretations of Mapping Israel and Palestine

How can we look at maps, which are often considered to be a reflection of history and objectivity, as lenses through which we can interpret the social milieu of Israel? Do people define and draw borders, or do borders define and create a “people” (or a peoplehood?) How can boundaries be examined in a way that is not staunch and constrictive, but rather open to other ways of knowing a specific landscape?
The exhibition ‘L(A)ttitudes’ which opens at the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery on February 21 raises more questions than it provides answers. The exhibition does attempt to create an inclusive conversation by focusing on explorations by contemporary artists, of various viewpoints, working in a variety of forms and styles. ‘L(A)ttitudes’ includes work by 10 artists from five different countries. Highlights include Alban Biaussat’s 55 photographs interpreting the Green Line; frescos of historic maps by Joyce Kozloff; manipulated atlas works by Doug Beube; two installations: one a 25-foot “Orange Map” floor installation by Avner Bar Hama, and a commissioned wall installation by Simonetta Moro; Yoav Galai’s black and white photographs of the separation wall in Israel; two works from local artists: Nikolas Schiller’s digital manipulation of a CIA map, and Anna Fine Foer’s collage remembering Biblical Israel; and pieces from Karey Kessler and Mel Watkin who are working with psychogeography, interpreting and creating maps, and taking a new approach to boundaries and borders in and around Israel.

‘L(A)ttitudes’ will open on Thursday, February 21 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. with some of the artists, and will run through June 2. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Washington DCJCC will offer opportunities to engage in dialogues on Israel and the Middle East. Visit www.washingtondcjcc.org/center-for-arts/gallery or call (202) 777-3208 for information. The Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Note that the gallery is closed for Jewish holidays.) Admission is free.

The Washington DCJCC, is located at 16th and Q streets, N.W., four blocks east of the Dupont North Metro station. For information about parking in the Washington DCJCC’s two affiliated parking lots, services for people with disabilities or other information, contact (202) 518-9400 or www.washingtondcjcc.org.

Wendy Fergusson, Director
(202) 777-3208 gallery@washingtondcjcc.org

NOTE TO MEDIA: To arrange to view the exhibition at the opening reception on February 21 or to tour the gallery with the curator on February 22, please contact gallery@washingtondcjcc.org


3. Nao Bustamante, FF Alumn, at MOMA, NY, Feb. 20, and more

The Film Department of The Museum of Modern Art is proud to present "CELLuloid: Cell Phone-Made Documentaries," screening February 20th at 6:30 p.m. in Theater 2 during the Museum's annual Documentary Fortnight exhibition. The full exhibition program can be found online:

http://moma.org/exhibitions/film_exhibitions.php?id=7517&ref=calendar. For ticket information and directions please visit moma.org at: http://moma.org/visit_moma/admissions.html. Hope to see you there!�

CELLuloid: Cell Phone Made Documentaries
Pushing the boundaries of personal, political, and documentary art, these works produced using cell-phone cameras arise from established artists experimenting with new technology as well as first-time creators inspired to document the world around them. The results are alternately comic, poignant, topical, and socially relevant. This presentation is co-curated by Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, Department of Film, and Sara Rashkin, Independent Curator.�

Dark Glass. 2006. UK. Directed by Clio Barnard

Wednesday, February 20, 2008,
�6:30 p.m., Theater 2, T2
68 min. screening + discussion

Bear. 2004. USA. Directed by Edward Lachman. 2 min.
A young man and his girlfriend defend themselves from a bear. From renowned cinematographer Lachman's series of four Cell Stories, reported to be the first documentary shot using a mobile phone.

Tlpattes. 2008. France. Directed by Vivian Ostrovsky. 9 min.
Philosophers embodied by cats a felinosophy of life. English version. New York premiere.

Dark Glass. 2006. UK. Directed by Clio Barnard. 8 min.
A taut micro-drama that visually recreates in a single shot a spoken description of family photographs recalled under hypnosis. New York theatrical premiere.

They Can Shoot Me But They Can't Kill Me And Neither Can You. 2008. USA. Directed by Jeffrey Peixoto. 7 min.
Woody Guthrie's life and times told through black and white hand-drawn images and text. World premiere.

We Shall Remain (selected works). 2008. USA. Directed by Michael David Little, Rebecca Nelson. 14 min.
From We Shall Remain, a multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history, comes a series of short, personal films by Native Americans from communities around the country. In these selections, Michael Little tells of his unlikely journey out of homelessness to success as a painter and gallery owner, and Rebecca Nelson describes how she created the best-Christmas-ever for her younger brother. We Shall Remain is a production of PBS's American Experience. World premiere.

UFO Days. 2008. USA. Directed by Joshua Thorson. 8 min.
Eerie cell-phone video of a personal UFO encounter is intercut with scenes from Elmwood, Wisconsin's annual "UFO Days" parade. World premiere.

Every (Text, Image, Sound, Movie) from my cell phone. 2008. USA. Directed by Darrin Martin. 9 min.
A collection of all material expunged from the artist's cell phone after the holidays. An exercise in happenstance and a time capsule of life with a cell-phone. Theatrical premiere.

Nanookie Of The North. 2007. USA. Directed by Nao Bustamante. 1 min.
A mysterious and humorous send-up of the classic documentary Nanook Of The North (1922, Robert Flaherty).Staring Igor Vamos, Sandy Dubowski and Nao Bustamante, with cinephontography by Jason Plourde.Theatrical premiere.

New Love Meetings (excerpt). 2007. Italy. Directed by Marcello Mencarini, Barbara Seghezzi. 6 min.
Interviews with contemporary Italians on the subject of sex and love, a remake and update to Pier Paolo Pasolini's 1965 documentary Comizi d'amore (Love Meetings). Selection on sex, power and sexual tourism. Reported to be the first feature length movie shot on a mobile phone. In Italian; English subtitles. New York premiere. Program 60 min.

There will be a discussion with filmmakers following the screening.


UCLA Center for Performance Studies presents
Nao Bustamante
Pathetic Instructions and the Longevity of Exchange
Thursday, February 28th 4:00-5:00 pm
CSRC Library Haines Hall 144
Co-Sponsored by the Chicano Studies Research Center
Reception to follow More information @ www.performancestudies.ucla.edu


4. Moya Devine, FF Alumn, at Limbo, San Diego, Feb. 23-Mar. 9

Limbo Presents:

How Low Can You Go?
All Works Under $500

More than 20 Artists
Over 100 Pieces of Art
All Works $500 or Less

February 23 - March 9, 2008

Opening Reception
Saturday Feb 23rd : 7pm - 12am

Bar Hosted by Eveoke Dance Theatre
Sponsored by Hangar One Vodka and Stone Brewing, Co.

Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays
12pm - 5pm.
For private viewings, call 619.316.2239.

Limbo Fine Arts Gallery
1432 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 (map)
+1 619-295-5393
visit www.limboarts.com


5. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at Frederieke Taylor, Manhattan, opening TONIGHT

In the Viewing Room, an ongoing flatfile exhibition.
February 21 - March 29, 2008
Opening Thursday February 21, 6-8pm
Index, curated by Jill Moser
Featuring works by Nancy Bowen, Mario Petrirena, Karen Shaw, David Webster, and Mark Williams
Anything which focuses the attention is an index.
Anything which startles us is an index.
Charles Sanders Peirce
For the artists gathered here, the relationship between image and index plays a distinctive role in how they construct their work and derive their vocabulary.
Nancy Bowen borrows from Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic symbols and patterns to create new signs of meaning in her reinventions of bodies.
Mario Petrirena's reconfigures images of war, the body and apertures in collages that refer back to themselves.
In the 70's Karen Shaw invented an index of her own, "Summantics", in which she aligned numbers to the alphabet. This has served as the organizing principle of her work ever since.
Scientific realism is an indexical sign in The Supplicants, David Webster's photographs of x-rays of hands in positions of prayer.
For Mark Williams, it is the dimensions of masking tape & the record of its presence that are evident in the geometry of his paintings.

535 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10011
t. 646.230.0992


6. Dara Birnbaum, Dan Graham, Joan Jonas, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at Orchard, Manhattan, Feb. 22-March 9

“11 Sessions”

The gallery will be open on the dates below from 3 to 6pm.

Friday the 22nd, February: Piper Marshall & Lawrence Weiner

Saturday the 23rd, February: Dan Graham & Bob Nickas & Josh Tonsfeldt

Sunday the 24th, February: Ann Craven

Friday the 29th, February: Dara Birnbaum

Saturday the 1st, March: Fia Backström

Sunday the 2nd, March: John Kelsey

Friday the 7th, March: Joan Jonas

Saturday the 8th, March: Aura Rosenberg & John Miller & Dan Walworth & Perry Hoberman

Sunday the 9th, March: Finessage. On the last date of the show we will present the eleven sessions. The duration of the piece is still to be determined. The gallery will be open from 10 am. It will close at the end of the piece.

47 Orchard St.
NYC, NY 10002
(212) 219-1061

Orchard is located between Hester and Grand St.
F train to East Broadway or B, D to Grand
Gallery Hours: Thurs-Sun 1 to 6 pm


7. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Brecht Forum, Manhattan, April 11, and more

I want to share with you the publication of one of my stories of memoir, "Wallid Walla Bint," in the beautiful volume:

The International Feminist Journal of Politics
Volume 9 Number 4 2007
ISSN: 1461-6742
Routledge Press
Oxfordshire, UK

Guest Editors: Paola Corso and Nandita Ghosh
Special Issue: Politics of Water: A Confluence of Women's Voices

The volume is a collection of women's voices from the coal mines of Kentucky to the fields of Nigeria. Testimonies, narratives, scholarly works, poems... on women and water... I hope this makes it into your libraries.

Our first reading to celebrate this volume is:

Friday, April 11th
7:30 p.m.
Brecht Forum
451 West Street (between Bank + Bethune)
New York City

We're on "Manhattan's Left Bank" at 451 West Street (that's the West Side Highway) between Bank & Bethune Streets


8. Paul H-O, Cindy Sherman, FF Alumns, at Two Boots’ Reboot, Manhattan, Feb. 21

Final Cut Party and Fundraiser for the Film "Guest of Cindy Sherman"
Directed by Paul H-O and Tom Donahue

We cordially invite you to a party to celebrate the delivery of the Guest of Cindy Sherman final cut to Bond Edit, where it will be finished. Please join us for film clips, fun, food, and drinks.

It will be held Thursday, February 21,
from 6:30 to 9:00 PM
at Two Boots' Reboot
37 Avenue A, New York City

call 646 429 0888 or email reply

For Your Information:
Feb 21st - Thursday -- 6:30 to 9:00 PM - the impromptu super loose be cool come pay-what-you-want benefit to help Filmlike's Guest of ... We have a deal to finish the movie at Bond Edit and need money fast just to pay for stock licensing fees, rent, festival fees, etc.. So we can get the film out there asap. There is no minimum or maximum that we ask from you. It's up to you, your budget, and your desire to see this unusual film hit the screen. Special Thanks to Jeff Beckerman, owner Bond Edit, and Kevin Frank, artist, NBC Conan O'Brien. Made possible through the generosity of Doris Kornish's Two Boot's Pizza www.rebootnyc.com

Filmlike LLC, 10 Rutgers Street, #6A, New York, New York, 10002 www.filmlikenyc.com or www.myspace.com/guestofcs

Guest of Cindy Sherman is represented by Film Sales Company , with legal representation by Gray Krauss, Attorneys at Law. In association with the Sundance Channel

Friends of Filmlike's Guest of Cindy Sherman
Dona Ann McAdams and Brad Kessler, Bronwyn Carlton, Kelly Jones, and Sean Taggerty, Bethany Birkett and Larry Howard, Dr. Darryl Isaacs, Charlie Finch and Marion Callis, Kevin and Ruth Ann Frank, M. Duchamp, Hertzel Abraham and Downtown Interiors Inc., Spencer Tunick and Kristin Bowler, Marilyn Manson, Ben Neill, Pablo Martin, Stolen Car Studios, Christopher Trela. Jonathon Tunick, Ron Rocheleau and Jennifer Chin, Walter Robinson and Lisa Rosen, the Ghost of Barbaro, Carol Mangan and Arthur Sordillo, Barbara Stone, Rae C. Wright, Sabina and Stephen Whisler, Jesse Winter, Brenda and Oona Zlamany and more friends


9. Bob Sikoryak, FF Alumn, in Hotwire #2 and Nick Mag, February 2008

Hi all,

I have 2 new comic strips out this month:

The anthology Hotwire #2 (Fantagraphics) features my "Little Dori in Pictureland," a collision of Oscar Wilde and Winsor McCay.
(Come to the signing at Rocketship this Friday! Details below.)

And the March issue of Nick Mag includes a 3D comic book, with my one page strip "Lost Treasure of the 3D!"
(Glasses included!)

Thanks for your attention,

Fantagraphics Books & Rocketship Brooklyn are proud to present:


WHO: Jonathon Rosen, Glenn Head, Sam Henderson, Danny Hellman, Mark Newgarden, David Sandlin, Chadwick Whitehead, Craig Yoe, R. Sikyorak, Doug Allen, Marc Dean Veca and other guests t.b.a.!

WHAT: HOTWIRE COMICS Vol. 2 Release Party & Signing
WHERE: ROCKETSHIP, 208 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 22, at 8PM

Insanity, dementia, stray bullets, hangovers, hillbillies, sci-fi, candy-rods, carnies, Wilhelm Riech, PCP, decayed portraits, Tijuana bibles, gags, mobsters, Mick Jones, zombies, paranoia, orgones, and psychedelia... it's all here!
HOTWIRE COMICS Vol. 2 weighs in at 136 pages, 64 in full color, with an eye-popping fold-out and big 9x12 format. Edited by Glenn Head (Snake Eyes). Featuring all new work by these GREAT talents: Tim Lane, Jonathon Rosen, Mark Newgarden, R. Sikoryak, David Sandlin, Mary Fleener, Johnny Ryan, Matti Hagelberg, David Paleo, Sam Henderson, Danny Hellman, Glenn Head, Carol Swain, Mark dean Veca, Stephane Blanquet, Mack White, Onsmith, Lorna Miller, Chris Estey, David Lasky, Ivan Brunetti, Tobias Tak, Craig Yoe, and Christian Northeast....
HOTWIRE puts the kicks back in comics! Yes, the Eisner and Harvey award nominated comics' anthology is back for another mindbending, madcap, mash-up of thrills, spills, and glorious cartoon mayhem!




10. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Yoko Inoue, FF Alumns, on www.recurringfilms.com

From Friday, February 15 to Sunday, February 24

For 10 days only, Recurring Films has organized a small works art auction featuring international New York-based artists. Proceeds will go towards our new short film "Autopilot," currently in pre-production. Because "Autopilot" is a fiscally sponsored project, you're purchase is tax deductible (to the extent permitted by law, of course).

Buy art and help make movies happen!

This Friday, click here: http://stores.ebay.com/Recurring-Films-Art-Auction

Participating artists include:
Noriko Ambe, Scott Andresen, Melanie Baker, Michael Bilsborough, Lishan Chang, Ernest Concepcion, Cesar Cornejo, Anna Craycroft, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Franklin Evans, J.B. Herndon & Celina Paiz, Yoko Inoue, Rossana Martinez, Allan McCollum, Marcie Paper, William Bryan Purcell, Igor Pusenjak, Mike Quinn, Rebeca Raney, Adele Roder, Kristen Schiele, Austin Thomas, Ka-Man Tse, Lumin Wakoa, Viola Yesiltac, Lisa Young

Happy bidding,
Celina Paiz & J.B. Herndon


11. David Khang, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, Nao Bustamante, FF Alumns, at A Space, Toronto, opening Feb. 23

@ A Space, Toronto

Cheto Castellano
David Khang
Irene Loughlin
Natalie Loveless
Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa
Coco Rico

Curated by Lissette Olivares

Exhibition runs February 23 – March 21, 2008
Opening Reception Saturday February 23, 6 – 9 pm
Co-presented with FADO Performance

Performances Saturday February 23, starting at 6:30 pm
6:30 – David Khang, Tooth Booth: Dental Engraving Service
6:45 – Naufus Ramirez Figueroa, White Slavery in Toronto
7:15 – Irene Loughlin, Mythical Grotesques
8:00 – Cheto Castellano, Pies con Barro and Muddied Feet
8:45 – Nao Bustamante, Given over to Want

Grotesques must be thought of as a site of experimentation, where risk is a seductive ally that pries open the aperture for possibility. In this collective exhibition, the grotesque is invoked as a realm of mutative, transitional, and transgressive potentiality. Employing a range of taboo materials, themes, and forms, the artists move beyond the expected, searching for unconventional ways into the audience’s sensorium. Through symbolic inversion, this group of artist-agents emphasize a return of the repressed, amplifying contemporary political issues that exist within our everyday experience.


12. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Joe’s Pub, Mar. 9, 7 pm

Nora York
returns to Joe's Pub
with her new “concert invention in progress”
Furtiva Lagrima (secret tear)
Sunday MARCH 9th 7pm.
Joe Pub (at the Public Theater)
425 Lafayette Street
NYNY 10012

Nora York follows two characters borrowed from Puccini’s TOSCA as they love and hate each other; vainly attempting to defy and deny death. Fragments of Puccini, Verdi, Schubert, Donizetti, Boito, Purcell, Handel and Mozart are woven together through Nora York’s original compositions to create recombinant inventions of indescribable category. Furtiva Lagrima features bass baritone vocalist Kevin Burdette singing with Nora. Her ensemble is both virtuoso crossover and classical musicians:
Dorothy Lawson on cello, Dave Hofstra on acoustic bass,
Steve Tarshis on resonator guitar and Jamie Lawrence on Harmonium.
York is currently in collaboration with
director JoAnne Akalaitis and artist Kiki Smith
developing “Furtiva” for the stage.

Don’t miss this sneak preview!

Tickets can be purchased 24 hours a day online at

Between the hours of 10am and 9pm,
tickets can be purchased by phone at 212-967-7555.
Between the hours of 11am and 5pm tickets can be purchased
and dinner reservations can be made simultaneously by calling 212-539-8778.

You may buy tickets in person at The Public Theater box office, located at 425 Lafayette Street from 1:00 pm to 6:00pm on Sundays and Mondays and 1:00pm to 7:30pm from Tuesday through Saturday. Tickets are also available for purchase in person at Joe's Pub from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, seven days a week. Please note that many shows at Joe's Pub do sell out in advance, so door sales are subject to availability.


13. Marlena Kudlicka, FF Alumn, in Spain through April 2008

I am going to Spain on the Feb 18th to install my new work. If happens that you are in Spain Santander feel invited to join us for the opening at CASYC 8pm. The show will be on view until April 2008


Marlena Kudlicka


14. Roger Shimomura, FF Alumn, at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, March 12
Artist Roger Shimomura to present his American Diary March 12 StudioVU lecture at Vanderbilt is open to public 2-20-2008
Acclaimed painter and printmaker Roger Shimomura will give a multimedia presentation about his 40-year career as part of the StudioVU lecture series at Vanderbilt University.

Shimomura’s presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in 103 Wilson Hall on the Vanderbilt campus, is free and open to the public. The lecture is part of StudioVU, a lecture series sponsored by the Studio Arts Department at Vanderbilt. The Center for East Asian Studies is also a sponsor.

The presentation, An American Diary, surveys Shimomura’s paintings, prints and experimental theater pieces and shows how they have been propelled by historical and political events, his collection of Walt Disney memorabilia and World War II stereotypes of Asian people.

“After years of studious concern over content, I feel that I have either reached or sunk to a level of security where ideas for my work flow, unconscionably,” Shimomura said. “It seems that at some point I no longer felt compelled to project my own point of view toward the things that concerned me. I found myself more interested in creating a visual forum that expressed ironic and contradictory attitudes towards these concerns.”

Shimomura is the University Distinguished Professor of Art, Emeritus, at The University of Kansas. He has had more than 125 solo exhibitions of paintings and prints, as well as presented his experimental theater pieces, at venues including the Franklin Furnace in New York City, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and The Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

For more information on Shimomura, go to http://www.rshim.com/index.htm.

Audio of the lecture will be recorded for podcast on VUCast, the Web site of Vanderbilt News Service, at www.vanderbilt.edu/news/.

Media Contact: Jim Patterson (615) 322-NEWS


15. Lenora Champagne, FF Alumn, at ELD, Manhattan, Mar. 9-11


I’d like to invite you to work-in-progress performances of TRACES/fades, my play that considers Alzheimer's and our national inability to remember history.

The performances will take place at 3LD, 80 Greenwich Street, near Rector Street, Sunday through Tuesday, March 9-11, at 8 p.m.
There is no admission charge.

The intergenerational cast includes Lenora Champagne, Mary Fogarty, Judith Greentree, Quanda Johnson, Matthew Lewis, Amelie Lyons, and Nicola Sheara.

This project is supported by a HARP residency at HERE Arts Center and by commissioning funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Hope to see you there!

Best wishes,




1 to Rector Street
R, W to Rector Street (the closest stop)
4, 5 to Wall Street
J, M, Z to Broad Street
A, C to Broadway/Nassau
E, PATH to World Trade Center
near Ferries to and from NJ and Staten Island

M1, M6 downtown via Broadway


16. Lois Weaver, FF Alumn, at Space, London, England, Feb. 29

You are invited to attend:
'On the Margins of Technology'
a one day event

Friday 29th February 2008, 11am - 4pm
SPACE, 129-131 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 3RH

A day of presentations and debate about realising the impacts of
technology for expanding and diversifying participation in art and society.
It will highlight current thought around engagement with those on the
margins of technology with an emphasis upon participation and
older people.

Booking is essential as places are limited.
Contact jim@spacestudios.org.uk to book a place.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided.



11am- 11.10am
Gini Simpson, SPACE Media

11.15 - 'Desire, Technology and Failure'
Stacy Makishi, Lois Weaver (Queen Mary University of London) and Nicki Humberstone (AGLOW)

11.45 - 12 coffee

12 - 12.45
'Democratising Technology' Introduction to The Not Quite Yet
Ann Light, Senior Researcher, Queen Mary, University of London
Vi Davies, Senior AGE, Sundial Centre and Not Quite Yet Community Mentor

12.45 1.30 lunch

Loraine Leeson, The Geezers (A group of older men from East London)

User Manuals and 'explaining technology'
Mukul Patel, Fiona Fieber (SPACE Age Sirens- an older people's choir
from East London)

Respondent to all panels, Oreet Ashery

2.10 tea

'Beyond boundaries; social innovation from the edges'
Dr D. McQuillan (Formerly Amnesty International and co-founder of
'Social Software' a project which aims to bring the benefits of open
source software to the voluntary & community sector).

Choose between one of the following discussion sessions:

Discussion on freedom and technology
Chaired by Bill Thompson

Session 2:
'Do It Yourself' or 'Do it for me'
Long Table' discussion introduced by Lois Weaver

Session 3:
Examples of practice - working title
Camilla Brueton (artists in residence at Hanover in Hackney older
people's project) in conversation with Patrick Fox and Laura Yates
(Tenant Spin an over 50's broadcast channel operating from a tower block
in Liverpool)

Closing Remarks

Glass of wine and exhibition viewing

The symposium day is aimed at artists, technologists, policy makers,
Primary care trusts and people interested in the social implications of
technology and working in the public domain.

Further information can be found at:

To confirm your place, please RSVP jim@spacestudios.org.uk with the
subject as On the Margins of Technology and how many places you would like.

The seminar will be held at:
129 - 131 Mare St
London E8 3RH

Jim Prevett
Emergent Technologies Producer

[ s p a c e ]
129 -131 Mare Street
London E8 3RH
Direct: 0208 525 4339
Mobile: 07951 405466
Reception: 0208 525 4330


Art Services Grants Ltd
Reg. Charity # 267021
Reg. in England & Wales #1157240
Reg. Office: 129-131 Mare Street

Professor Lois Weaver
Department of Drama
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
E1 4NS
Phone: 44 207 882 3355


17. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Wired Wash Café, Santa Cruz, CA, Feb. 22, 7 pm

The Wired Poets Present:
Poet & Artist
Frank Moore

Friday, February 22, 2008
Wired Wash Cafe
135 Laurel St. @ Pacific
Santa Cruz



18. Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumn, at Rhubarb! Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Feb. 28, 8 pm

Still Life: Israel Eats Itself
by Tobaron Waxman
Thursday, February 28, 8pm

Rhubarb! Festival --Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street, Toronto
Box Office: 416 975 8555

Endurance performance and surround sound installation, conceived by Tobaron Waxman, performed by Adam Paolozza, surround 5.1 composed by Yoni Niv and Elad De Lowe-Shniderman. 75 min.

Mining the intersection of gender formations, cultural identities, and national identities, Waxman situates his research at the place where the human body becomes the subject of a state, and citizenship makes moral and ethical claims upon our bodies. Still Life: Israel Eats Itself is a 4D portrait of a gendered identity invented by and then cannibalized by the state. Incorporating an interview with a PTSD afflicted veteran of 5 wars, this tableau vivant uses the body as an analogue to landscape, land occupation, and Holy Land, to interrogate concepts of kinship, nation state, and Middle East border conflict. Still Life: Israel Eats Itself was produced with support from the Toronto Arts Council.


19. Na’imah Hassan, FF Alumn, at Sweet Rhythm, Manhattan, Feb. 24-Mar. 9

"I've loved that little red head boy in the picture since kindergarten. I knew one day he would be mine. I didn't care what anybody said. On January 9, 1986, my dream came true."
- Hassan

"To impress Hassan in Kindergarten I dressed in Nation of ISLAM clothing. [check picture]." - Epstein

Here's what Blacks, Jews and others think about their decision.

"The show was absolutely hilarious...I was crying. they will have more shows in December - I definitely recommend checking it out." -Shannon, Meetup.com

"Very Funny." -Jerry Stiller

"Brilliant shades of Lenny Bruce." -Al Goldstein

"Hilarious, I love them." -Robin Quivers

"Inspiring." -Anne Jackson

"Provocative, Hilarious, even enlightening comedy."
-Tom Murrin, Paper Magazine

"Epstein and Hassan are a Hot, Funny, Outrageous comedy team." -PLAYGIRL Magazine


The stars of the hit show: SHOCK AND AWE A GO-GO, are back with their new show:

She's Black, He's Jewish, They're Married, Oy Vey! "A politically incorrect love story."

Yes it is a 22 year love story.
They reveal their insights into relationships, politics, sex, arguing, pets, race and marriage. All topics they're experts in.
*Adult language- No one under 18 years of age.

SUNDAYS, FEB. 24th, MARCH 2, & 9th @8PM
For more information visit: theblackandthejew.com

1 drink min. Menu is available

By Phone: 212-868-4444


Venue Information
Sweet Rhythm, 88 Seventh Ave South (between Bleeker & Grove)


20. Jacquelyn Schiffman, FF Alumn, at Figureworks, Brooklyn, opening Feb. 22, 6-9 pm

Michael Massen -Quiet Paintings
Jacquelyn Schiffman -Figments

February 22, 2008 - April 6, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, February 22, 2008, 6-9PM

Figureworks is pleased to present new paintings by Michael Massen and Jacquelyn Schiffman.

Michael Massen exhibited his bronze sculptures at Figureworks in 2002. Recently completing his MFA in Painting at the New York Academy of Art, he is now showcasing his latest oils on canvas entitled Quiet Paintings. With this formal training and established sculptural sensibility, each canvas presents a draped figure in an isolated state reflective of histhree-dimensional works. Within each piece, richly layered grounds showcase his mastery of this medium.

Jacquelyn Schiffman has completed a new series of wall hangings and free-floating encaustic figures on spun-web polyester, the notable translucent industrial fabric she showcased in her former exhibition at Figureworks in 2003. These compositions grew out of this series as they had begun to reach beyond their two-dimensional format. The images are based on portions of this previous work, reassembled into a combination of painting and wall relief sculpture. These fanciful images are reminiscent of cartoon characters, costumed dancers and stage performers of the 1920s.

Figureworks is located at 168 N. 6th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211, one block from the Bedford Avenue L train. The gallery is open to the public Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 1-6 PM and is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary and 20th century fine art of the human form. For more information please call 718-486-7021 or visit us online at http://www.figureworks.com


21. Murray Hill, FF Alumn, in the Village Voice, Feb. 20-26

Murray Hill’s 7th Annual Oscar Party will be at Joe’s Pub on Sunday February 24th, starting at 6:30 pm. For more information please visit joespub.com


22. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, in the New York Post, Feb. 19

Dear friends,

MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art) in Brooklyn is exhibiting a survey of two decades of my work. If you are in town it would be great to see you at the opening. If you can’t make that, I hope you will drop by sometime during the Spring. The show includes work new and old, some that has never been seen in NY and some that haven’t been seen anywhere in years.




MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art)
February 28, 2008 – June 1, 2008
Dread Scott: Welcome to America
Opening reception Thursday, February 28, 6-9 PM
80 Hanson Place
Info: (718) 230-0492 / info@mocada.org / www.mocada.org
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 11 am - 6pm

80 Hanson Place: the corner of South Portland and Hanson in Downtown Brooklyn. Trains: 2 3 4 5 B Q at Atlantic Avenue / D M N R at Pacific Avenue / C at Lafayette / G at Fulton

Artist Talk
Thursday, March 13, 2008 7-9pm
Please RSVP to info@mocada.org or 718- 230-0492




Ron Arad
Francois Arnal
Richard Artschwager
Hans Bellmer
Jurgen Bey
Alighiero E Boetti
Lee Bontecou
Andrea Branzi
Marcel Breuer
Charles & Ray Eames
Jeff Koons
Wolfgang Laubersheimer Allessandro Mendini
Jean Prouvé
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
Richard Serra
Ettore Sottsass
Paul Strand
Rosemarie Trockel
Herbert Jakob Weinand
Lawrence Weiner
Kehinde Wiley
Frank Lloyd Wright
Presented by Josh Baer, Friedman Benda and Demisch Danant

February 23 - March 31, 2008
Exhibition Locations:
Exhibition Talk with Josh Baer and Adam Lindemann Saturday March 29, 2008 11:00am
at Demisch Danant Space is limited, RSVP required, 212.989.5750
Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller

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