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1. Lorraine O’Grady, FF Alumn, launches new website http://lorraineogrady.com
2. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, April 4
3. Anna Banana, Doug Beube, Buster Cleveland, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Dikko Faust, Dick Higgins, Davi Det Hompson, Yoko Inoue, Ray Johnson, Richard Kostelanetz, Ligorano/Reese, Barbara Moore, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clarissa Sligh, Esther Smith, Buzz Spector, FF Alumns, at Center for Book Arts, opening April 11, 6-8 pm
4. Susan Mogul, FF Alumn, in Nyon Int’l Film Festival, Switzerland, April 19, 21
5. Yura Adams, FF Alumn, at John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, thru April 20
6. Sheelah Murthy, FF Alumn, in Artopolis, Chicago, IL, April 24-25
7. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, new work online
8. Barry Wallenstein, FF Alumn, at Cornelia Street Café, Manhattan,
9. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at Collective Unconscious, Manhattan, May 12 and more
10. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, April 2008 events
11. Paul H-O, Cindy Sherman, FF Alumns, in Tribeca Film Festival, premier April 27
12. Muck, FF Alumn, at Hope Artiste, Pawtucket, RI, opening April 12
13. Tina Keane, FF Alumn, at Monika Spruth Philomene Magers, London, UK, April 22
14. Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, now online at www.abecedariumnyc.com
15. Lance Horne, FF Alumn, announces April-June US tour schedule
16. Heather Woodbury, FF Alumn, announces Spring schedule
17. Marie Sester, FF Alumn, at gallery@calit2, San Diego, CA, April 10 – June 6
18. Nina Sobell, FF Alumn, at Location One, Manhattan, April 24, 6-8 pm
19. Phillip Warnell, FF Alumn, in Leamington Spa, UK, April 18-June 15
20. Geoffrey Hendricks, FF Alumn, at Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary, opening April 17
21. Peggy Shaw & Lois Weaver, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, April 15
22. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, at Liverpool John Moores Univ., UK, opening April 11
23. Marie-Christine Katz, FF Member, announces Spring schedule
24. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, announces April schedule
25. Nancy Andrews, FF Alumn, received Guggenheim Fellowship
26. Peter Cramer & Jack Waters, FF Alumns, now blogging at http://ucanspiel.blogspot.com/ and more
27. John Fekner, FF Alumn, new record release now available for download
28. Laura Parnes, FF Alumn, at PS1, Queens, April 12,m 3 pm
29. Tommy “D”, FF Member, at Rowan Univ., Glassboro, NJ, April 24
30. Jeff McMahon, FF Alumn, at Space 55, Phoenix, AZ, April 18-19
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1. Lorraine O’Grady, FF Alumn, launches new website http://lorraineogrady.com

Announcing a new website:
http://lorraineogrady.com

The New York Times in 2006 called Lorraine O'Grady, who addresses issues of diaspora, hybridity, and black female subjectivity in her art and writings, "one of the most interesting American conceptualists around." And in 2007 her landmark performance Mlle Bourgeoise Noire was made an entry point to WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, the first-ever museum exhibit of this major art movement, shown first at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and now on view at PS1/MOMA in New York City.

On March 28, the Brooklyn Museum announced O'Grady's long-awaited website, where her images and writings may now be seen in their full context.

The Brooklyn Museum
Community: feminist.bloggers@brooklynmuseum

March 28, 2008
Lorraine O’Grady on the Web
Sarah Giovanniello @ 9:56 am

Young scholars of art history, and fans of performance art alike will be interested to learn that the pioneering performance artist, critic, and feminist scholar Lorraine O’Grady has recently launched a teachable website that showcases both her visual art and extensive writings. O’Grady herself is blogging too! Born in Boston, and educated at Wellesley College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, O’Grady pursued successful careers as a research economist, translator and rock critic for the Village Voice before she began making performance art in 1980, when she performed her most famous persona, Mlle Bourgeoise Noire. O’Grady’s writings about race, gender, and miscegenation, have been published and anthologized widely, and are all accessible or able to be downloaded in pdf format on the site, including her influential essay, Olympia’s Maid: Reclaiming Black Female Subjectivity, (1992, 1994). Check it all out at http://lorraineogrady.com.

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2. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, April 4

The New York Times
April 4, 2008
Art in Review By HOLLAND COTTER
MARTHA WILSON Photo/Text Works, 1971-74
Mitchell Algus Gallery 511 West 25th Street, Chelsea Through April 26
If I were to make a list of the half-dozen most important people for art in downtown Manhattan in the 1970s — the real downtown, the then-sparsely settled west-side area between Canal Street and Battery Park — the conceptual artist and performer Martha Wilson would be on it.
She came to the city in 1974 and within a few years opened her TriBeCa loft to the public as Franklin Furnace, a nonprofit documentary center, archive and exhibition space for artists’ books and ephemera that housed some of the most intriguing and fleeting work in town. Its premise: Time as a new art medium. Now, more than 30 years later, after nurturing and conserving the art of others, Ms. Wilson is having a solo show of her own. It’s her first, and it’s a gem. A pioneer in preserving art turns out to be a pioneer in creating it.
All 16 of the text-and-photo pieces at Algus were done between 1971 and 1974, when Ms. Wilson was informally studying art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, a conceptual art incubator in Halifax. Because her academic background was in literature (she dropped a planned dissertation on Henry James because her adviser thought her approach too visual) , and no doubt because she was a woman, she was left pretty much on her own. This proved advantageous, as it led her to create art like no one else’s there.
It was in sync with early feminist concerns about distorted and self-distorting images of women as seen through fixed, male-enforced convention. But it was also highly personal work that explored what it meant to be self-created and constantly self-revised as an artist and a person. Self-creation entails trying out roles, and several years before Cindy Sherman had begun her “Untitled Film Stills,” Ms. Wilson was giving investigatory solo performances for the camera.
In an annotated series of costumed self-portraits called “A Portfolio of Models” (1974), Ms. Wilson played what she called “the models society holds out to me: Goddess, Housewife, Working Girl, Professional, Earth-Mother, Lesbian.” Earlier she photographed herself as a woman playing a man in female drag, as well as an older woman trying to look like a younger woman. Her continuous and most complex role was, of course, as artist, which was done with audacious invention and wit.
From there she moved into live performance (she still specializes in impersonations of presidential first ladies) and became a founding member, with Ingrid Sischy, of the feminist punk group Disband, which appears on video in “WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution” at the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, Queens. The photo-and-text pieces at Algus should be in that survey too, alongside related work by Eleanor Antin and Adrian Piper. Like those artists, Ms. Wilson is major history, and well deserves the excellent essay on her career by the art historian Jayne Wark reprinted in the Algus catalog. Not every artist could withstand such close scholarly scrutiny and leave you wanting to know still more. Ms. Wilson can and does.
Please follow this link to the image and text:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/04/arts/design/04gall.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=martha+wilson+photo+text+works+1971&st=nyt&oref=slogin

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3. Anna Banana, Doug Beube, Buster Cleveland, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Dikko Faust, Dick Higgins, Davi Det Hompson, Yoko Inoue, Ray Johnson, Richard Kostelanetz, Ligorano/Reese, Barbara Moore, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clarissa Sligh, Esther Smith, Buzz Spector, FF Alumns, at Center for Book Arts, opening April 11, 6-8 pm

Please join us on Friday, April 11, 2008 6 to 8 pm for:
Mapping Correspondence
Mail Art in the 21st Century

This exhibition invited artists, who in turn invited additional participants, to submit work via the postal service, creating a network of communication that reflects the complex and varied meaning of the book, mapping, and social networking in the 21st century. Mail art is a democratic genre outside of the traditional system of art consumption through commercial galleries. In addition to the contemporary work, the exhibition will feature an historical timeline, as well as work by some of most influential artists and collaboratives of the movement, including Ray Johnson, Buster Cleveland, Dick Higgins, and vintage Anna Banana, on loan from Robert Warner, Scott McCarney, Barbara Moore, Gordon Simpson, Marilyn Rosenberg, Franklin Furnace Archive, the Davi Det Hompson Archive at VCU, among others.

Also on view:
Featured Artist Project:
Karen Baldner Witnesses
Spotlight: 2007 Artist-In-Residence Workspace
Manuel Acevedo, Yoko Inoue, Rajkamal Kahlon, Catarina Leitão, and Tattfoo Tan
Plus a new edition from 2005 resident Nicolás Dumit Estévez.
Exhibitions on view through June 28, 2008
RSVP: 212-481-0295 www.centerforbookarts.org

Support for the Center’s Visual Arts Programs−Exhibitions, Featured Artist Projects, and the Artist-in-Residence Workspace Program is provided in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc. Additional support for the Center’s exhibition and residency programs is provided in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs of New York CIty and the New York State Council on the Arts, with special support for the Artist-in-Residence Workspace provided by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

The Center for Book Arts
28 W. 27th Street 3rd floor
New York, NY 10001
212-481-0295
www.centerforbookarts.org

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4. Susan Mogul, FF Alumn, in Nyon Int’l Film Festival, Switzerland, April 19, 21

Driving Men (2008 67 min) will have world premiere at Visions du Reel in Nyon International Film Festival., April 17-21. Driving Men will screen on April 19 and 21.

It was selected for the Official Competition.
http://www.visionsdureel.ch/
Nyon, Switzerland

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5. Yura Adams, FF Alumn, at John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, thru April 20

The work of Yura Adams will be on display at the John Davis Gallery
through April 20th

The paintings of Yura Adams conjure a specific pictorial world figured by portraits, abstract shapes, landscapes and animals. She paints on boards, wood, canvas, reliefs and cast paper. Her choice of material fluctuates in response to the ground. The work can be oil on a canvas or a wooden tondo fixed in a 19th century steel wheel round. It might also be a collaged concoction of paint, digital drawing and photography applied to a piece of smashed metal. It is united by a singular vision drawn from quotes of her environment and her imagination and painted with both abstract and highly realistic forms in tight composition.

In her own words, “My work addresses a personal vision of expressionism but, to keep the content in its place, I remove my hand occasionally by using chance elements such as risky paint applications or photography. My camera has become a research assistant and muse, but the product that results from the act of painting is what I pursue.

In content, my work relates to contemporary American culture in all its broad and eclectic pooling of generational input and current experiences. It reflects my prairie background made of mixed European ingredients and a life formed by the 50's and 60's culture. It also reflects a life focused on art and specifically my conversation between painting, photography and the computer. "

johndavisgallery.com

johndavisgallery.blogspot.com

518.828.5907

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6. Sheelah Murthy, FF Alumn, in Artopolis, Chicago, IL, April 24-25

Hey any of you folks going to be in Chicago in April?
Then come check out...

THE TRADESHOW
A Performance/Video Installation
presented in conjunction with the Chicago Arts District for Artopolis

Thursday April 24 and Friday April 25 6-9pm
1915 S. Halsted
in Chicago

For more information go to
www.inspiringothers.org

Benefit for 2 organizations: the
International Rescue Committee's work with the women of D.R. Congo and the
TAMMS Ten Year Campaign's work with men locked in solitary confinement here
in Illinois.

Juxtaposing, movement, text, video portraits and 500 lbs of used clothing,
THE TRADESHOW is an installation and durational performance experiment inviting
Chicagoans to investigate the invisible forms of human suffering upon which our
economies rest.

Is it a party? Is it a factory? Will you step back or join the forces that be?
With humor and honesty, Mott and Murthy transform a gallery into a space of
production, participation, storytelling and discovery. They invite their
audience to participate through action, thought, dialogue and telling their own
stories.

CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE BIG EVENT? THEN CHECK OUT OUR COMMUNITY EVENTS!
Other community events as part of THE TRADESHOW

Economies of Touch Friday April 11 and April 12 6-9pm
Get a massage and help a charity at the same time!
To schedule an appointment with our massage therapist contact smurth@artic.edu

Sewing Re-evolution and Clothing Swap Sunday April 13th 2pm
Bring your tired old clothing and learn how to sew new life into them!

Singing Circle Sunday April 20th 2pm
Join Kim Crutcher and friends and help raise the roof singing songs of
labor, prison and resistance

Unseen-A-Thon Sunday April 27th 2pm
Take a stand for someone in solitary confinement—literally. Allow
yourself to be warehoused in the walls of the gallery for a good cause. Come by
the gallery for more information

The work includes collaboration with other community-based organizations
including the Howard Brown Health Center, Lakeview Learning Center ESL program,
TAMMS Ten Year Campaign, and the Indo-American Center. Performers include Lisa
Biggs, Hazel Brady-Filmore, Elisa Foshay, Brandon Hayes, Myrriah Henderson,
Meenakshi Marchione, Cleo Ngiam, Coman Poon and Zoe Strong.

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7. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, new work online

'Media Myth' has been web published at
http://www.ubu.com/sound/tellus_20.html
Joseph Nechvatal

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8. Barry Wallenstein, FF Alumn, at Cornelia Street Café, Manhattan,

the
CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ
presents a
CD Release Party/Performance Poetry and Music celebrating
Euphoria Ripens

Barry Wallenstein (poetry)
Adam Birnbaum (piano)
Vincent Chancey (French horn)
Steve Carlin (guitar)
Daniel Carter (sax & trumpet)
& guest musicians: Claire Daly (Baritone Sax); Neil Haiduck (Clarinet)
Thursday, May 8th, 2008 6pm

Cornelia St. Café
29 Cornelia St.
(Between Bleecker St. & W. 4th just west of 6th Ave.)
(212) 989-9319
$12 cover (includes one drink) $7 for students

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9. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at Collective Unconscious, Manhattan, May 12 and more

May 12, 7:30, $5
Collective : Unconscious
279 Church St. (btw. Franklin & White) New York City
Subway: A, C, E to Canal St.
Tel: 212-254-5277

Program:

I WAS/I AM, 1973, 6 1/2 minutes. My first 16mm film.

A GAY DAY, 1973, 3 minutes. Non-monogamy in the '70's.

SISTERS!, 1973, 6 minutes. Features an all women Chicago band.

PICTURES FOR BARBARA, 1981, 12 minutes. Two Barbara's exchange love letters and poloroids.

NO NO NOOKY T.V., 1987, 12 minutes. Is a "lesbian" framed or does she frame via Amiga love.

SYNC TOUCH, 1981, 12 minutes. The connection between sight and touch my personal aesthetic.

STILL POINT, 1989, 9 minutes. Home and homelessness at the 'still point of the turning world'.

VITAL SIGNS, 1991, 9 minutes. A dance macabre.

And

May 17
Lover Other, 8 p.m. free. Barbara Hammer in person
Le Petit Versailles (rain or shine)
346 East Houston St.
212 529 8815
www.lpvtv.blogspot.com’

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10. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, April 2008 events

Dear Friends,

April is a very busy month for me. Lots of wonderful
events in the offing.

The month begins with my annual Spring Fast & Retreat from April 6-13, during which I will be incommunicado. And after which I will emerge much renewed and energized and raring to go!

Hopefully I will see you at an event this month.

In the spirit of Spring, I send you all blessings of renewal and growth.

xxMama Donna

April 16
Wednesday 6:30PM
CELESTIALLY AUSPICIOUS OCCASIONS:
SEASON, CYCLES & CELEBRATIONS

NYC City Goddesses at
East West Bookstore Cafe
78 Fifth Ave at 14th Street
Manhattan
http://wellness.meetup.com/104/
www.eastwestnyc.com
$13. -- includes $5. minimum cafe purchase

April 14
MONDAY 7:30PM
HEALING CIRCLE

Healing ourselves, each other and our mutual
Mother Earth.
Mama Donna's Tea Garden
Park Slope, Exotic Brooklyn
www.donnahenes.net
cityshaman@aol.com
FREE (Love offerings gratefully accepted.)

APRIL 16
Wednesday 6:30PM
CELESTIALLY AUSPICIOUS OCCASIONS:
SEASONS, CYCLES & CELEBRATIONS

NYC Goddesses at East West Bookstore Cafe
78 Fifth Ave at 14th Street, Manhattan
For Info & Registration:
http://wellness meetup.com/104/
Website: www.eastwestnyc.com
$13. (includes $5. minimum cafe purchase)
cityshaman@aol.com

APRIL 17
THURSDAY
4:00-5:30PM
ROYAL TEA WITH THE QUEEN

The Dreaming Goddess
9 Collegeview Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 126603
For information and registration:
(845) 473-2206
rhianna@dreaminggoddess.com
www.DreamingGoddess.com
FREE

April 17
Thursday 6:30PM
A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO POWER
CLAIM IT! EMBRACE IT! USE IT!

The Dreaming Goddess
9 Collegeview Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
845-473-2206
rhianna@dreaminggoddess.com
www.DreamingGoddess.com
$30. includes amulet bag

April 18
Friday 12PM
OPENING BLESSING BY MAMA DONNA
NY EARTH FAIR

Festival continues
Friday 12-7PM
Saturday 11-5PM
Grand Central Station
42nd Street & Lexington Avenue
Manhattan
www.earthdayny.org
Free

April 23
Wednesday 5:35PM EDT, 2:35PM PDT
MAMA DONNA INTERVIEW

Soul Connections Radio
http://www.internetvoicesradio.com/Arch-Kimberly.htm

April 26
Saturday 11AM-5PM
THE QUEEN OF MY SELF WORKSHOP
At the home of Queen Matilde Cathy Agar
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
For information and reservations:
914-526-2740
Matil326@aol.com

Whew!

Have a great month.

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11. Paul H-O, Cindy Sherman, FF Alumns, in Tribeca Film Festival, premier April 27

Tickets go on sale Saturday (April 12th) at (we hear 11AM)!
exclusively for American Express Cardmembers!

GUEST OF CINDY SHERMAN
Premiering at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
First night premiere is Sunday April 27 and another hot night is Friday.
Move fast - We're expecting a sell-out and all theaters are downtown.
Screening times:
Sunday, April 27, 9:00 pm
Tuesday, April 29, 10:45 pm
Thursday, May 1, 9:30 pm
Friday, May 2, 8:30 pm
Saturday, May 3, 12:00 pm
The Link to Tickets:
http://www.tribecafilmfestival.org/tff/tickets/
And visit our sites at:
www.guestofcindysherman.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Guest-of-Cindy-Sherman/10160504067?ref=ts

Paul Hasegawa Overacker
Filmlike
10 Rutgers Street #6A
New York, NY 10002
646 429-0888
www.filmlikenyc.com and www.myspace.com/guestofcs

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12. Muck, FF Alumn, at Hope Artiste, Pawtucket, RI, opening April 12

Muck, FF Alumn, and Steve Lombardi and Underground Bastard in The Floating Art Project’s “Graffiti Art,” April 12, 2008 from 7 to 11 PM at Hope Artiste, 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

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13. Tina Keane, FF Alumn, at Monika Spruth Philomene Magers, London, UK, April 22

Film screening: Around Astrid Klein
Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers
7A Grafton Street
London W1S 4EJ
April, 22nd, 7pm

This film screening celebrates the art of the German artist Astrid Klein, currently on view at Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers London. The choice of films has been inspired by the aesthetic form of Klein’s photo collages and their subject matter: the representation of the female body in mainstream culture. This screening presents the rare opportunity to see work by key female filmmakers spanning from Nouvelle Vague-inspired cinema (Akerman) to London Filmmakers’ Coop films (Mathee, Keane) and the Super 8 movement (Maye/Rendschmidt) to contemporary artists (Rist).

The curator Maxa Zoller will give a brief introduction to the screening. There will the opportunity for a Q&A session with Jean Mathee and Tina Keane.

This screening is part of an ongoing film programme at Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers London, which invites curators to present a film screening of their choice.

Film programme:

Chantal Akerman, Saute Ma Ville, 1968, 11min, DVD?
Akerman came to prominence with her 1975 feature Jeanne Dielman (staring Delphine Seyring). The world-known filmmaker made her first short Saute Ma Ville at only eighteen years of age. This is the explosive debut of one of the most celebrated female filmmakers.
Jean Mathee, The Descent of the Seductress, 1983, 11min, DVD
Mathee’s fascination with the female icon Marilyn Monroe is at the core of this film, which at once seductive and analytical, looks at the hidden psychology of celluloid cinema.
Tina Keane, Faded Wallpaper, 1988, 18min, video
To see what lies beyond the wall and to overcome patterns of gendered thinking are central to Keane’s video, which is aesthetically stunning while intellectually challenging.
Maye/Rendschmidt, Ohne Liebe gibt es keinen Tod, 1980, 5min, DVD
Ohne Liebe gibt es keinen Tod (Without love there is no death), which could be interpreted as an early music video, developed out of the Super 8 movement, which was particularly vibrant in Berlin in the early 1980s around new waves bands.
Pipilotti Rist, I am Not the Girl who Misses Much, 1986, 7:45min, DVD
Appropriating the first line of John Lennon’s song ‘Happiness is a warm gun’ this video presents a new generation of female video artists, who embraced Dadaesque tactics, humor and the gritty DIY aesthetic of a post-punk generation.

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14. Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, now online at www.abecedariumnyc.com

Last fall I was invited to participate in filmmaker Lynne Sach's New York Public Library Interactive Web Art Project ABECEDARIUM:NYC. It's an interesting interactive project and I hope some foilks will find time to check it out....

Main page
www.abecedariumnyc.com

Info on my short is here
http://blog.abecedariumnyc.com/category/words/quidnunc/

The website launches this week along with a presentation of the various artists' work. My word is QUIDNUNC which is excerpted from portions of the video I made based on Ben Greenman's newsical:
Fragments from Death Comes for Britney Spears! the Musical

Reception:
Thursday, April 10, 2008
The Donnell Library Center, 2nd fl.
New York Public Library
20 West 53rd St. (between 5th and 6th Aves.)

Reception: 5:30 PM
Screening/Presentation: 6:00 PM

Dear New York Friends,

Please join us for the New York Public Library launch of

Abecedarium:NYC
an interactive online exhibition exploring New York City through words and images

Reflect on the history, geography, and culture – both above and below ground -- of New York City through 26 unusual words. Abecedarium: NYC is an interactive online exhibition that uses original video, animation, photography and sound to create relationships between these words and locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. Share your own vision of New York by creating a video, a soundscape, a photo or written interpretation of a word and uploading your work to the exhibition.
Produced by Lynne Sachs and Susan Agliata in collaboration with local New York artists.

Thursday, April 10, 2008
The Donnell Library Center, 2nd fl.
New York Public Library
20 West 53rd St. (between 5th and 6th Aves.)
(212) 621-0609

Reception: 5:30 PM
Screening/Presentation: 6:00 PM
Post-screening gathering location TBA

Abecedarium:NYC artists will screen and discuss their work with the audience.

Each word - whether it's A for audile or Z for zenana – leads to a different short video and a location in the city that you may never have experienced before. In selenography (the study of the moon), amateur astronomers celebrate the wonders of the night sky at Staten Island's Great Kills State Park. In open city (a metropolis without defense), the ruins of military installations throughout the five
boroughs decay with time. Chatty teenagers in a Flushing, Queens
cafe drink bubble tea in xenogenesis (the phenomenon of children markedly different from their parents). In diglot (a bilingual person), a Chinese accountant, Albanian baker, Palestinian falafel maker, Argentine film archivist and Cuban cigar maker speak candidly about their daily routines. In mofette (an opening in the earth from which carbon monoxide escapes) mysterious gases flow from gaps in the streets of Manhattan.

Please note: We will send you the NYPL website address for Abecedarium:NYC the week of the launch. Once the site has been launched, we encourage all of you not only to visit us but to send us your writing and images!

Produced with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York Public Library.

Lynne Sachs

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15. Lance Horne, FF Alumn, announces April-June US tour schedule

I hope April's showering you with all good things. In times of political, financial, and physical unrest in the world and the bodies of loved ones, it is great to find solace in the things we make together. Bill Bragin often signs his emails with this quote from Bernstein: "This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before."

I offer you the following creations in the following locations. If the next two months bring me to your town, let's find a time to connect. These performances look to be pretty special; I hope you can join us.

All the best,
Lance

April 10-13 Weimar NY: Behind the Green Door
LA
April 17 Ready? OK! San Diego
April 22 April Clayton at Zankel Hall NYC
May 9 Dresden Dolls & Death Cab for Cutie
Providence
May 13-June 1 Meow Meow: Beyond Glamour
Berlin
June 4... Songs from an Unmade Bed
LA

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16. Heather Woodbury, FF Alumn, announces Spring schedule

Los Angeles New York City Albuquerque Austin
Please come see the show
L
Heather Woodbury -winner of *Spalding Gray Award, *2007 OBIE Award-Winner
in
THE LAST DAYS OF DESMOND ‘NANI’ REESE:
A Stripper’s History of the World
A series of interviews between a one hundred and eight- year old stripper, holed up in a bramble-covered shack in Echo Park, Los Angeles and a young feminist academic, in the year 2014.
written and performed by Heather Woodbury
directed by Abigail Deser

READ REVIEW IN THE L.A.TIMES HERE:
<http://www.calendarlive.com/stage/reviews/cl-et-nani25jan25,0,6352347.story
Watch 1.5 minute youtube clip here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBbeFrx6Bns
for futher info:
http://heather-woodbury.blogspot.com/

NEW SHOW IN LA AND ON TOUR IN SPRING
WHEN & WHERE:
LAST DAYS returns for two nights only at BANG, Saturday, April 12th and *Sunday April 13th at 8 p.m. These are last performances in Los Angeles prior to a three-city tour.
Admission: $10. Show Length: 90 minutes plus intermission.
(*Sunday, April 13th will benefit Heather Woodbury’s Fomenting ARTS Unlimited, Inc. All donations over the $10 admission will go to the non-profit and are fully tax deductible.)
Location: 457 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036
Box office: 323.653.6886

Next: Tuesday, April 22nd at 8 p.m. The Culture Project’s annual WOMEN CENTER STAGE FESTIVAL in New York City.
Culture Project 55 Mercer St., NY, NY, 10013 Box Office 212 925 1900 www.cultureproject.org

Next for the first time in Albuquerque in a special one-night-only presentation at VSA North Fourth Arts Center Saturday, April 26th at 8 p.m.
Admission: $15.
4904 Fourth St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107, Box Office 505-344-4542, www.vsartsnm.org

finally, we continue on to Austin, Texas running May 8- 18th at The Vortex , 2307 Manor Road
(1/2 mile East of I-35, between Chestnut and Maple)
Austin, TX 78722 Reservations: 512-478-LAVA http://www.vortexrep.org/future3.shtml

About Last Days…critics say:

"MESMERIZING....not only vibrantly performed but also delicately written....Woodbury has a poet's way with words and a comic's naughty wit....the show demonstrates the power of the solo artist in tantalizing flight."
--Charles McNulty, LA TIMES

“Woodbury remains A LOS ANGELES TREASURE....(the play) captivates and challenges--while including plenty of laughs....(with) fascinating and detailed characters....Woodbury packs plenty of punch."
--Jeff Favre, BACKSTAGE WEST, PICK OF THE WEEK

"Flat out: SHE'S BRILLIANT!”
-KellyHargraves, EYESPYLA.COM

About Woodbury’s past work:
“Breathtaking.”-Jason Zinoman, NY TIMES
“A tender writer…vivid and assured...”-Alexis Soloski,VILLAGE VOICE
“Thrillingly poetic and daring.”-Terry Morgan, VARIETY
“Wildly funny and infinitely sad.” -Fintan O’Toole, THE IRISH TIMES

For more information, visit:
http://www.heatherwoodbury.com

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17. Marie Sester, FF Alumn, at gallery@calit2, San Diego, CA, April 10 – June 6

Exposure by Marie Sester, re-rendered in HD for a three-channel installation commissioned by the gallery@calit2, part of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), will be exhibited at gallery@calit2, San Diego, CA, USA, April 10 - June 6, 2008.
Artist Lecture: April 10, 4:30-5:30 PM, Room 4004, followed by a reception at 6:00 PM.

Please see the press release http://calit2.net/newsroom/release.php?id=1263

gallery@calit2, Atkinson Hall, University of California, San Diego
Monday to Friday: 11 AM to 5 PM
To view a live web cam feed (during gallery open hours): http://gallery.calit2.net/virtual.php

"Exposure" is a projection-based installation using imagery from state-of-the-art scanning technologies for vehicles and architecture originally exhibited in summer 2001. Coincidentally, the tragic events of 9/11 took place while the exhibition was on view. Today, these images are inaccessible due to the levels of control placed on such surveillance technologies. http://www.sester.net/projects/exposure/exposure.html

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18. Nina Sobell, FF Alumn, at Location One, Manhattan, April 24, 6-8 pm

The Long Performance: Internal Message Search Artist's Reception: Thursday April 24 6-8 PM

Nina Sobell presents the artist-in-studio as spectacle, allowing the audience to share the private rituals of the art making process. She will install her Location One artist residency studio in the Location One Gallery.

The installation includes recent wax sculptures, castings and drawings that share space with the artist's musical instruments and the "JamCam".

Visitors to the gallery will be able to engage in a dialog with the artist about her work, and may also bring their own instruments to improvise with her. A
24/7 webcast of the installation may be viewed at:
http://www.location1.org/nina-sobell/

Location One Tues-Sat 12 - 6
26 Greene Street (between Grand and Canal) New York - closed Sunday and Monday
212.334.3347

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19. Phillip Warnell, FF Alumn, in Leamington Spa, UK, April 18-June 15

INTROSPECTION-EXTRAMISSION
New work by Phillip Warnell

Royal Pump Rooms Museum & Art Gallery,
Leamington Spa, 18 April - 15 June
for opening hours/directions etc: call +44 (0) 1926 742700

The exhibition includes a preview of 'The Girl with X-ray Eyes', Phillip Warnell's performance encounter with Natasha Demkina featuring a Theremin soundtrack by Lydia Kavina; 'Placebo', a photographic portrait made with the participation of philosopher Jean-luc Nancy.

Event programme - 24 April 6-8pm
Phillip Warnell In conversation with Elisabetta Fabrizi (Head of exhibitions at the BFI, London) on the exhibition and notions of immaterial phenomena.
A talk by Bill Edwards, curator of the Gordon Museum medical teaching collection at Guys Hospital, London.
Performance by Phillip Warnell, 'Unseen Footage'

Financially supported by ACE
www.phillipwarnell.com

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20. Geoffrey Hendricks, FF Alumn, at Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary, opening April 17

FLUXUS EAST -- FLUXUS NETWORKS IN CENTRAL EASTERN EUROPE
18 April - 1 June 2008
Opening:
Thursday, 17 April 2008, 6.00 pm.
Opening speech by
Petra Stegmann, Curator
Guided tour and press reception:
17 April 2008, 5 pm.
http://www.lumu.hu
Fluxus is well-known as an (anti-)artistic, international network with centres in the USA, Western Europe and Japan. But what about this “intermedia” art – art encompassing music, actions, poetry, objects and events – beyond the “Iron Curtain”? What echo did Fluxus find in the states of the former Eastern Bloc, and what parallel developments existed there? As a “programme of action”, Fluxus – according to its self-styled “chairman”, the exiled Lithuanian George Maciunas in a letter to Nikita Chruscev – was predestined to bring about unity between the “concretist” artists of the world and the “concretist” society of the USSR. Maciunas planned Fluxus as a collective based on the model of the Russian LEF (Left Front of the Arts). But these plans – e. g. for a performance tour by the artists on the Trans-Siberian Railway –, developed with polished communist rhetoric in manifestos and letters, were to remain no more than a utopia. After 19 62, a different Fluxus East developed through creative exchange between Fluxus artists and artists/musicians of the former Eastern Bloc, leading to events including concerts with Fluxus compositions broadcast by Polish Radio (1964), Fluxus concerts in Lithuania (1966), Prague (1966) and Budapest (1969), and later a Fluxus Festival in Poznan (1977). Fluxus East represents a first stocktaking of the diverse Fluxus activities in the former Eastern Bloc; the exhibition shows parallel developments and artistic practices inspired by Fluxus, which are still adopted by some young artists today. Besides the “classic” Fluxus objects, the display will include photographs, films, correspondence, secret police files, interviews and recordings of music that document the presence of Fluxus in the former Eastern Bloc. As an interactive exhibition, Fluxus East aims to facilitate a profound encounter with ideas, works and texts – some presented as facsimiles to permit intense study. It is possible to play at Flux Ping Pong, and visitors are also invited to explore the Poïpoïdrome by Robert Filliou.

For further information please visit: http://www.fluxus-east.eu/

ACTIONS AND PERFORMANCES AT THE OPENING NIGHT
17 April 2008, 6 pm -10 pm

Endre Tót: Flyer Action (projection)
Eric Andersen: Opus 1068
Gábor Altorjay: General Pop
Geoffrey Hendricks: Grid 1983-2008, for Charlotte Moorman, nam June Paik and Emmett Williams
George Maciunas: Fluxus News-Policy 6/B/c/3
Variation: Breakdown-andante
(Homage to George Maciunas) Led by the Intermédia Créche Branch: Kati Bessenyei, Gergely Eörtzen Nagy, Zsolt Hajdu, Orsolya Lukács, Bence Rohánszky, Klára Simon, Tamás St.Auby, Dániel Tésy

FLUXUS SYMPOSIUM,
18 April 2008, 11.00 am – 8.00 pm
Hungarian-English translation service will be provided

11.00 am -2.00 pm

Introduction by Barnabás Bencsik, Director, Ludwig Museum-Museum of Contemporary Art
Petra Stegmann: Fluxus East
Jaroslaw Kozlowski: Knitting the NET
Eric Andersen: The Legendary East European Tour of 1964.
Maria Anna Potocka: Questions and Comments Hanging over Fluxus
Gábor Altorjay: Five tables

3.00 pm – 6.00 pm

László Beke: Hungarian Art and the Fluxus
Annamária Szoke: Miklós Erdély and the Fluxus
Ekaterina Obermair: 4' 33" Generation Generali
Led by: Ekaterina Obermair, St.Auby Tamás
Conducted by: Wolfgang Obermair
Pavlína Morganová: Czech Action Art in the 1960s and the 1970s
Andrea Bátorová: Parallels to Fluxus in Slovak Alternative Art in the 1960s and 1970s
Gábor Tóth: Secret Music

6.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Discussion with the participation of the artists, scholars and the audience.
Geoffrey Hendricks: A Tone for Roskilde

RELATED EVENTS DURING THE EXHIBITION TIME
Guided tours in the exhibition every Thursday at 6.00 pm, 7.00 pm. in English
18 May 2008 5.00 pm lecture by Milan Knízák with the support of the Czech Center
20 May 2008 6.00 pm lecture by István Antal and János Sugár
31 May 2008. in the framework of lumú 10-10
5 pm-7 pm Discussion about Military Secret by Miklós Erdély, Guests: Annamária Szoke, Dániel Erdély and András Kapitány
8.00 pm Fluxus Videos from the Artpool Archives--presented by Viktor Kotun communication researcher

RELATED EVENTS

16 April, 2008, 5.00 pm
Czech Action Art, exhibition opening in the Czech Center
6.30 pm
Robert Watts: Flux Med (1987), exhibition opening in Artpool P60 Geoffrey Hendricks speaks and performs some scores of Bob Watts

Ludwig Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art
PALACE OF ARTS
H-1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1
Phone (36 1) 555 3444
Fax: (36 1) 555 3458
info@lumu.hu
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21. Peggy Shaw & Lois Weaver, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, April 15

The Legendary Queer performers
PEGGY SHAW AND LOIS WEAVER
Of Split britches
Are proud to perform some old favorites
And some stuff from their new show
MISS AMERICA
at
Money Of The Month Club
Dixon Place
TUESDAY NIGHT APRIL 15
8 pm / 258 Bowery second floor
212 219 0736 dixonplace.org

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22. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, at Liverpool John Moores Univ., UK, opening April 11

Martha Rosler Library
April 12 - June 14, 2008

Site
Liverpool John Moores University
School of Art and Design
68 Hope Street
Liverpool L19EB
http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/site

Opening hours: Mon - Sat 11-6 pm

Site is pleased to announce the opening of Martha Rosler Library on Friday, April 11, 2008 at 6pm. Comprised of approximately 7,700 titles from the artist's personal collection, the Library was opened to the public by Anton Vidokle in November 2005 as a storefront reading room at e-flux, on Ludlow street in New York City. It has since traveled to Frankfurter Kunstverein, MuHKA, Antwerp, unitednationsplaza, Berlin and Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris. The library will remain on view in Liverpool through 14 June and will travel to Stills in Edinburgh in the Fall.

"In an act of incredible generosity, one of Americas most important living artists temporarily dispossessed herself of the vast majority of her personal library so that it could be made available for consultation. No borrowing was possible, but the eclectic ensemble of books on economics, political theory, war, colonialism, poetry, feminism, science fiction, art history, mystery novels, childrens books, dictionaries, maps and travel books, as well as photo albums, posters, postcards and newspaper clippings could be studied at will. Smart, decidedly political in orientation, often funny, and all over the place (in that way a perfect mirror of its owner), the library is packed with essential reading and titles that even your better bookstores would love to get their hands on. As the product of decades of avid reading, the contents of the library are both the source of Roslers work and an installation/artwork that continues many of the concerns with public space, access to infor mation and engaged citizenship that traverse her entire oeuvre."
--Elena Filipovic, Afterall, issue 15, Spring/Summer 2007

A personal library represents the private sphere of an individual, her way of acquiring and combining knowledge. Accumulation is the result of an intellectual inquiry that takes place in parallel with a more random search, which can lead us to unexpected textual, and therefore mental, spaces. Martha Rosler Library offers the visitor an opportunity to approach this open source of information with her or his own interests, and to create new affinities and connections between the elements of the library that add to more than the sum of knowledge contained in it. The bibliography, currently in process, can be accessed online at http://www.e-flux.com/projects/library

Talks
Martha Rosler Library project includes a series of informal public conversations, lectures and discussions which started in New York and continued at all its venues.

Following the opening of Martha Rosler Library, Martha Rosler and Anton Vidokle will be in conversation on Saturday 12 April at 1pm.

Further conversations include Shepherd Steiner, Simon Sheikh, Center of Attention and Maria Hlavajova. (check website for exact dates/time)

Admission is free. All are welcome.

Publication
The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication including interviews with Martha Rosler and Anton Vidokle by Stephen Wright, and an essay by Elena Filipovic.

Martha Rosler was born in Brooklyn, New York, where she now lives, after spending the 1970s in California. She works in video, photo-text, installation, sculpture, and performance, and writes on aspects of culture. She is a renowned teacher and has lectured widely, nationally and internationally. Rosler's work is centered on everyday life and the public sphere, often with an eye to women's experience. Recurrent concerns are the media and war as well as architecture and the built environment, from housing and homelessness to systems of transport. Her work has been seen in the Venice Biennale of 2003; the Liverpool Biennial and the Taipei Biennial (both 2004); documenta 12 and SkultpturProjekte Münster (2007); as well as many major international survey shows, including several Whitney biennials. She has had numerous solo exhibitions. A retrospective of her work, Positions in the Life World (1998-2000), was shown in five European cities and at the New Museum and t he International Center of Photography (both in New York), concurrently. Rosler has published fifteen books of photography, art, and writing, most recently Imágines públicas: La funcíon política de la imagen (Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 2007). Decoys and Disruptions: Selected Essays 1975-2001 was published by MIT Press in 2004. Books of her photographs include Passionate Signals (Cantz, 2005), In the Place of the Public: Airport Series (Cantz, 1997), and Rites of Passage (NYFA, 1995). If You Lived Here (Free Press, 1991) addresses her Dia project on housing, homelessness, and urban life. Rosler has been awarded the Spectrum International Prize in Photography for 2005, the Oskar-Kokoschka Prize in 2006, and Anonymous Was a Woman award in 2007. She teaches at the Städelschule in Frankfurt and Rutgers University.

Anton Vidokle was born in Moscow and arrived to the US with his parents in 1981, settling on the Lower East Side. His work has been exhibited in shows such as the Venice Biennale, Lyon Biennial, Dakar Biennale and at Tate Modern, London; Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana; Musée d’art Modern de la Ville de Paris; Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City; UCLA Hammer, LA; ICA, Boston; Haus Der Kunst, Munich; P.S.1, New York; among others. With Julieta Aranda, he organized e-flux video rental, which traveled to numerous institutions including Portikus, Frankfurt; KW, Berlin; Extra City, Antwerp; Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; and others. As founder of e-flux, he has produced projects such as Next Documenta Should Be Curated By An Artist, Do it, Utopia Station poster project, and organized An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life. Vidokle initiated research into education as site for artistic practice as co-curator for Manifesta 6, which was canceled. In response to the cancellation, Vidokle set up an independent project in Berlin called Unitednationsplaza—a twelve-month exhibition-as-school involving more than a hundred artists, writers, theorists, and diverse audiences. Located behind a supermarket in East Berlin, UNP’s program featured numerous seminars, lectures, screenings, book presentations. Unitednationsplaza recently traveled to Mexico City and a parallel project called the Night School will continue at the New Museum through January 2009.

Site is a collaboration between Liverpool John Moores University School of Art and Design and Liverpool Biennial and acts as an interface between students from Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool Biennial and the work of national and international artists.

Site
Liverpool John Moores University School of Art and Design
68 Hope Street
Liverpool L19EB

http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/site
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 12-5 pm

For more information
Helen Klemm
H.Klemm@ljmu.ac.uk

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23. Marie-Christine Katz, FF Member, announces Spring schedule

Hello everyone
I wanted to let you know of upcoming events that include my work.

“Domesticity” a video performance has been selected
by Plugged Art Collective as part as a US traveling exhibition “Her Short”. http://www.pluggedartcollective.com/

You can view a short segment of “Domesticity” (under Performance) on my web site http://www.mariechristine.com/

“Roadkills and Other Casualties” a video performance will be featured
As part of "The necessary illusions" curated by Laurent Quénéhen, for Brigade of Images
The program is to be presented in the near future at various locations throughout Europe.
For more information please go to
http://www.brigadedesimages.com

You can view a short segment of “Roadkills and Other Casualties” on my web site http://www.mariechristine.com/

In participation with the Point B. Art collective exhibition, The Gallery Duqué & Person, 109 Chaussée de Vleurgat Bruxelles will be including three drawings of mine of the serie “Mapping Memory” The event runs from April 18-20 in Brussels.
More information can be found at www.duque-pirson.com

If Bruxelles is out of reach for you, you can meet me this Thursday, April 10th from 6 to 8pm
I will be one of the many artists presenting works at the Fifth Annual NOHO NY ArtWalk http://www.nohony.org/

Opening reception will take place at Commerce Bank, 666 Broadway from 6 to 8pm

Looking forward to seeing you sometimes soon.

All my best

MC
Marie Christine Katz
244 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 675-1666
mariechristine@mindspring.com
http://www.mariechristine.com/

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24. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, announces April schedule

Hello All,
Electric Junkyard Gamelan hits the road and heads out to Pittsburgh, Athens, OH, Columbus, OH and Huntsville, Alabama this week. Please send any friends you know out that way to our shows. Also, we are in desparate need of a place to stay this Friday night in Athens, OH so if you know any kind souls willing to house 4 friendly, clean and polite musicians for one night please let me know. Full tour schedule is below.
Peace and music,
EJG
www.myspace.com/electricjunkyardgamlean
www.terrydame.com

Apr 10, 2008
Thursday 8:00 PM Your Inner Vagabond World Cafe Pittsburgh, PA

Apr 11, 2008
Friday 10:00 PM Casa Cantina Athens, OH

Apr 12, 2008
Saturday 10:00 PM Carabar Columbus, OH

Apr 13, 2008
Sunday 8:00 PM Flying Monkey Art Center Huntsville, AL

Apr 17, 2008
Thursday 11:00 PM World Grotto Knoxville, TN

Apr 18, 2008
Friday 8:00 pm The Werehouse Winston Salem, NC

Apr 19, 2008
Saturday 3:00 PM Earth Day Festival @Appalachian Folklife Center Pipestem, WV

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25. Nancy Andrews, FF Alumn, received Guggenheim Fellowship

COA RELEASE
COLLEGE OF THE ATLANTIC PROFESSOR RECEIVES COVETED GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP Filmmaker Nancy Andrews among just 190 to achieve this lifetime honor
CONTACT: DONNA GOLD, COA DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS, 207-288-5015, ext. 291

BAR HARBOR-Nancy Andrews, faculty member in video and performance art at College of the Atlantic, has been awarded a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. According to the announcement, issued this week, these fellowships are “appointed on the basis of stellar achievement and exceptional promise for continued accomplishment.”

An artist who combines drawn animation, puppetry, collage and live action in her filmmaking, Andrews creates scenarios that are just the other side of plausible. She has recently completed her Ima Plume Trilogy, a series following the “chalk talk artist” Ima Plume through encounters with the unknown.

The fellowship will allow Andrews the time and funds to complete her next movie, “On a Phantom Limb,” an autobiographical fictional piece about a cyborg superhero. She offered a flavor of the film in her application to the foundation: “I have told you about the birds, the cyborgs, and the drawings and objects we found, but I have not told you of the awfulness, the smell, the monstrous wind, the lacerations, and what lies beyond,” she wrote. “The operations were difficult, but successful. However, the results were unintended. I have a woman's body, and the head of a bird. I have wings.”

Andrews, is one of just 190 individuals to receive the fellowship in 2008, chosen from more than 2,600 applicants. Her films, she says, “are reflections on contemporary culture, history, philosophy and the self.” At root, however, “they are personal films about life and death and mystery.” Comments David Hales, president of College of the Atlantic, “It would be impossible for any of the fellows to exemplify the criteria of stellar achievement and exceptional promise more than Nancy.”

When Andrews has finished a film, it generally finds a New York premier at the Museum of Modern Art. According to the MoMA’s film curator, Laurence Kardish, “Nancy Andrews' art remains artisinal and unique in an age of computers. She fashions handcrafted films mixing puppet animation and live action. Her works are at times playful, at times melancholic, but always original and mysterious.”

What is most exciting, says Andrews, “is being able to have more concentrated time to work-and also being able to expand the possibilities of the film, rather than narrowing them due to financial reasons.”

Andrews’ work has been presented by the Museum of Modern Art, Pacific Film Archive, Ann Arbor Film Festival and Flaherty Seminar among other venues in the United States, as well as in festivals in Israel, Belgium, and Taiwan. This work is in the film collections of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art. She has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from the LEF New England Moving Image Fund, Illinois State Arts Council, Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art (supported by the Jerome Foundation and New York State Council on the Arts), and National Endowment for the Arts. Andrews received a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995 and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1983.

Since its establishment in 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has granted more than $265 million in fellowships to almost 16,500 individuals.
Among the fellows are Nobel, Pulitzer and other prize winners, including Ansel Adams, W. H. Auden, Aaron Copland, Martha Graham, Langston Hughes, Vladimir Nabokov, Isamu Noguchi, Linus Pauling, Philip Roth, Paul Samuelson, Wendy Wasserstein, Derek Walcott, James Watson, and Eudora Welty.

College of the Atlantic is a small, interdisciplinary college on the Maine coast awarding a BA and MPhil in Human Ecology. Human ecology integrates knowledge from all academic disciplines and personal experience to investigate and improve the relationships between humans and our social and natural communities. The collaborative, interdisciplinary, experiential nature of study ensures that students’
quest for scientific, spiritual, social and artistic knowledge comes with the depth of an individualized curriculum. Education is active, hands-on, often through original sources. Students are fully involved in the community, in governance, in their own education.

Donna Gold
Director of Public Relations
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
207-288-5015, ext. 291
dgold@coa.edu
www.coa.edu

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26. Peter Cramer & Jack Waters, FF Alumns, now blogging at http://ucanspiel.blogspot.com/ and more

Announcing New BLOG site for Jack 'n Peter in Berlin http://ucanspiel.blogspot.com/

and

For Immediate Release April 5,2008
For more information:Peter Cramer 212 529 8815
Le Petit Versailles 346 East Houston Street (Avenues B & C )
212 529 8815 http://www.lpvtv.blogspot.com petitversailles@earthlink.net
F / V trains to Second Ave. Walk east on Houston St. or
J / M trains to Delancey. Walk northeast to Houston St.
FREE/ Voluntary Donation. rain or shine

Le Petit Versailles Opening Weekend

May 17 Saturday
3 - 6pm Free Birdhouse making workshop for exhibition Maison des L'Oiseaux - House of Birds (see Sunday)

8pm - Lover Other- a documentary by Barbara Hammer -in person.
"To mirror, to fix, these are the words that have no meaning here";
Under the mask is another mask, I will never finish lifting all these faces".
Claude Cahun, Aveux non avenues These words are from the 1930 anti-autobiography by the Surrealist writer, photographer, Resister, and lesbian, Claude Cahun, born Lucie Schwob (1894-1954). LOVER OTHER is a 55 minute documentary that tells her story as well as that of her partner and lover, her half-sister, Marcel Moore, born Suzanne Malherbe (1892-1972). Visuals and voiceovers will bring art, politics and gender identity to the fore as I continue my investigation into artists and Resistance during WWII. Finding an unpublished script in their archive, I decided to bring it to life and cast Kathleen Chalfant (Broadway star of Wit and Angels in America) as Cahun and Marty Pottenger (performance artist) as Moore.
May 18 Sunday
2-4 pm Free Concert with The Renaissance Street Singers
Sacred Music a cappella from the Golden Age of Polyphony

4-6 pm Exhibition Opening Reception - Maison des L'Oiseaux (House of Birds)
In conjunction with Celebrate Urban Bird. http://www.birds.cornell.edu/celebration


MAY 30 Friday 6pm.
Timesplat
Le Petit Versailles presents: “Timesplat” where the past and the future collide in the classic tale of chaos. Featuring a performance by the timeless Kenny Scharf, video installations by Inbred Hybrid Collective, and analogue music by artiste extraordinaire Scott Ewalt. Sport your space cowboy look or your Neanderthal drag.

Kenny Scharf, known mostly for paintings and objets d’art, has also been involved in the New York performance world since 1978 when he began to dance for the late legendary Klaus Nomi and collaborate with Ann Magnusson. He was one of the founding members of the now defunct Club 57, and has since appeared at PS 1, Art Basil Miami, and Deitch Projects with his Vomidingleberry Performance Troupe’s “The Troglodyte Star Show”

Inbred Hybrid Collective was established in 2005. Our mandate is: to stimulate a consciousness of the external factors affecting our human existence. The type of interventions associated with Inbred Hybrid Collective, achieved as artistic concept, constitute a provocation for the public to reflect upon the influence that this immersion has had upon them.
Inbred Hybrid Collective presents two installations. ART STAR TREK, a multi-channel science fiction installation. Reliquarry, a multi-channel installation, documents one cave man’s return to the lost city Bedrock.

Scott Ewalt had his first gig at the tender age of eighteen. Webbed feet mono-analogue troglodyte, he remains supersonica.


JUNE 6 Friday 8pm
In conjunction with the Neighbourhood Public Radio (NPR) and
the 2008 Whitney Biennial, LPV presents-
Killer Banshee (San Francisco) - MOBILITY
Mobility - Confabulation on the Experiential Nature of Modern Medicine is about the nature of our interlocking set of experiences with medicine and what it means to live with ongoing chronic, episodic medical issues.

June 7 & 8 Saturday & Sunday
Andrea Monti (Italy)– HEARING
Hearing is a very simple ‘musical’ installation.
The micro simply captures the environment sounds and through the mixer send all directly out to the headphones (that is to people’s ears), so that the listener can hear quite exactly the sounds he would have heard normally, without the earphones.
Andrea will also curate two nights of experimental avant-garde film programs

June 14 Saturday
5pm - Strange Bedfellows - Opening Exhibition Reception
Jennifer Paul, Norm Magnusson , Scott McCarney

7pm Accordian Angels
Accordion Angels: Bob Goldberg; Carl Riehl; Genevieve Leloup; Mark Nathanson . Accordion Angels is a newly-forned accordion quartet, that bridges the traditional and the post-modern.

9pm. Free Form Film Festival
Free Form Film Fest. Independent shorts. Program 1 "Praise the Tube" -vintage and outsider religous programming, includes scenes from "Mrs. Velma's Christmas", "Pokemon: The Secret of Pocket Monsters” Program 2-. "Please Self Help Me"
-vintage instructional, excersise and self help videos.

Le Petit Versailles, created in 1996 by community neighbors is a GreenThumb garden and a project of Allied Productions, Inc. a non profit arts organization. LPV provides a green oasis for meditation and relaxation dedicated to fostering the interest of all segments of the community in the arts, broadening and enriching the general public through performances, screenings, workshops..

LPV events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc.,
Citizens for NYC, Green Thumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts;
NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NYC Dept. of Sanitation & NYC Board of Education
Film & Exhibition support from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Additional support, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

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27. John Fekner, FF Alumn, new record release now available for download

John Fekner "LPEPMP3" New record release is available to download as mp3 files at iTunes and Amazon. Addition information: http://www.fekner.net

Press Release:
With this new release entitled "LPEPMP3", street-artist John Fekner (DECAY, BROKEN PROMISES, WHEELS OVER INDIAN TRAILS, etc.) creates an aural soundtrack to his urban art experiences. For years, Fekner made the city itself his exhibition space by creating his own form of art with social commentary. He used stencils and spraypaint to create text-based messages, icons and logos throughout the five boroughs of New York. When Fekner returned to an "indoor" studio environment, he made a decision to bring his 'street experience' to a recording studio instead of a painting studio. Fekner's intense sound works are collaborative in nature working with musicians and non-musicians alike.
The sound of his City Squad project captures the intensity of street life of New York especially Concrete People, The Beat '08 and Oil Drum Mix which are a mixture of rap, rock, industrial, jazz and sampling vignettes. Throughout "LPEPMP3", there are looping sound collages, spoken words etc., ignited with a sound production that is eclectic, harsh, poetic and difficult at times. Sight of the Child is a total contrast with a stark and delicate production. A small boy's voice is heard from a barren futuristic back alley with only a sweetly played accompanying harmonica completing the desolate scene. The message-driven lyrics about TV, Native Indians, toxic waste, technology, greed, consumerism and space invaders are an extension to the street works.

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28. Laura Parnes, FF Alumn, at PS1, Queens, April 12,m 3 pm

WACK! Panel at PS1 next Saturday: After the Revolution?
AFTER THE REVOLUTION?:
Artists respond to the Second Wave

Saturday, April 12, 2008
3PM

Panelists:
Johanna Fateman
Sharon Hayes
Liza Johnson
Laura Parnes
Ginger Brooks Takahashi

moderated by Elisabeth Subrin

As it celebrates and examines feminist art from the 1970s, WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution fosters dialogue about feminism’s impact on successive generations of women artists. How does the legacy, memory and mythos of women’s liberation movements inform, influence, inspire and provoke artists born “after the revolution”? What residual effect has this seminal work had on later generations of artists and with second wave feminism? In conjunction with the PS1 exhibition, artists, musicians, and filmmakers will explore these issues in a panel devoted to questions of generationalism, cross-influences, historical residue, and problems of passing the torch.

PS1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

for directions to PS1:
http://www.ps1.org/ps1_site/content/view/14/47/

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29. Tommy “D”, FF Member, at Rowan Univ., Glassboro, NJ, April 24

Come To Reading Of Naked Poetry With Tommy “D” Naked Man NYC Nudist Poet, Thursday April 24th, at 5:30 Pm In The Westby Art Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro NJ, Tommy “D” will Greet Visitors All Day in the Gallery.

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30. Jeff McMahon, FF Alumn, at Space 55, Phoenix, AZ, April 18-19

Jeff McMahon presents a performance/installation, Counter Indications, a collaboration with media designer Jacob Pinholster at Space 55 in Phoenix, AZ April 18-19.
The piece will examine forced confessions, the parameters of what is considered "cruel and unusual punishment," and the limits to which one should go in order to extract information. Upon arriving at the installation, audience members will be processed. The audience will be divided into two groups, participants and observers, before entering the multi-room installation. The observers, admitted one at a time at varying points in the increasingly forceful sessions, will observe a series of disorienting and increasingly manipulative techniques being used by the virtual actor/interviewer on the live participants, who are seated in specially designed carrels causing them to assume a “stress position” in order to hear/see the virtual narrator, delivered to them via closed-circuit video.
Counter Indications received a research grant from the ASU Herberger College of the Arts, the School of Theatre and Film, and the Arizona Commission on the Arts.
www.ci-08.net
www.jeffmcmahonprojects.net
www.Space55.org

Jeff McMahon
School of Theatre and Film
Herberger College of The Arts
Arizona State University
POB 872002, Tempe, AZ 85287-2002
(480) 965-9444
jeffmcm@earthlink.net
www.jeffmcmahonprojects.net


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