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1. Blue Man Group, David Cale, Mimi Goese, Lisa Kron, David Leslie, Tom Murrin, Johanna Went, Martha Wilson, FF Alums, at Angel Orensanz Center, Manhattan, May 15
2. Lynn Cazabon, FF Alumn, at Schroeder Romero, Manhattan, opening May 15, 6-8
3. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, in Provincetown, MA, opening June 13
4. Alison Knowles, FF Alumn, at Tate Modern, London, UK, May 24-26
5. Jerri Allyn, Carey Lovelace, DISBAND, Guerrilla Girls, FF Alumns, at The Bronx Museum, May 17, 12-6 pm
6. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, in Poland, May 2008
7. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at Center for Book Arts, Manhattan, May 16
8. Jonah Bokaer, Yoshiko Chuma, Nicky Paraiso, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at LaMama, Manhattan, May 2-June 1
9. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, at M-Bar, Los Angeles, May 17, 8 pm
10. Kathleen Chalfant, Peter Cramer, Barbara Hammer, Marty Pottenger, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at Le Petit Versailles, Manhattan, May 17
11. Jennifer Miller, Julie Atlas Muz, Reverend Billy, Peggy Shaw, Carmelita Tropicana, FF Alumns, at PS 122 TONIGHT, 7 pm
12. Rafael Sanchez, FF Alumn, received Ida Applebroog Award from Exit Art
13. Mark Fox, FF Alumn, in Detroit, MI, May 9-June 21
14. Several FF Alumns in new El Museo del Barrio book, presentation event May 15
15. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, June 19-20
16. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, May 17-18, and more
17. David Michalek, FF Alumn, in the Venice Biennale, Italy, Summer 2008
18. Richard Layzell, FF Alumn, in Live Art Falmouth, UK, June 6-8
19. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at Collective Unconscious, Manhattan, TONIGHT
20. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, IL, May 30, and more
21. Elise Kermani, FF Alumn, now online
22. Naeem Mohaiemen, FF Alumn, now online
23. Julia Mandle, FF Alumn, at Leo Kesting Gallery, Manhattan, May 15
24. Sarah East Johnson, FF Alumn, May-June 2008 events
25. Marthe Ramm Fortun, FF Alumn, at NYU, Manhattan, May 13, 6-8 pm
26. Betty Beaumont, Dara Birnbaum, Dan Graham, Louise Lawler, FF Alumns, at Carriage Trade, Manhattan, thru June 29
27. Jane Dickson, FF Alumn, permanent installation in Times Square subway, opening May 22
28. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, in Newark, NJ, thru June 22
29. Brooke Toczylowski, FF Alumn, in Park Slope,Brooklyn, May 17-18
30. Phillip Warnell, FF Alumn, at Warwick Arts Centre, UK, May 8
31. Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa, FF Alumn, at Yerba Buena Center, SF, May 8-10
32. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, Manhattan, May 6
33. E.K. Smith, Dikko Faust, FF Alumns, at Printed Matter, May 10
34. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, in Saints & Sinners Festival, New Orleans, LA, May 10


1. Blue Man Group, David Cale, Mimi Goese, Lisa Kron, David Leslie, Tom Murrin, Johanna Went, Martha Wilson, FF Alums, at Angel Orensanz Center, Manhattan, May 15

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Angel Orensanz Center
172 Norfolk Street
(btw. E. Houston and Stanton St. in Manhattan)


* Performer Tom Murrin/Alien Comic
* Producer Lori E. Seid
* Members of P.S. 122

We celebrate and salute these stellar individuals who work at every level critical to live performance, who epitomize the vital roles played onstage: performer Tom Murrin; backstage: producer Lori E. Seid; and offstage: our members...

Our honorees this year are integral to the story of Performance Space 122, each contributing over the past quarter-century to build Performance Space 122 into a home to the most inventive and creative performance work in the country. Tom Murrin, aka Alien Comic, has worked in the space since the mid-80s, both performing his own shows and curating variety nights that introduced hundreds of new artists over the past two decades. Lori E. Seid began stage managing shows when that meant stringing clip lamps with extension cords, and went on to win Obie, Bessie, and Theatre Craft awards for her technical achievements behind the scenes. Off stage we are grateful to our members whose generosity supports a where theater can be reinvented, ideas can take flight, and new voices can be heard.

Live Performances:

* Blue Man Group
* Justin Bond
* Steve Buscemi
* David Cale
* Mimi Goese
* Lisa Kron
* David Leslie
* Rosie O'Donnell
* Johanna Went
* Plus special video performances by Antony and the Johnsons, directed by Charles Atlas
* Cyndi Lauper
* Hosted by Jonathan Ames
* Awards presentation by Johanna Went

Get a sneak peek at the items for sale at the 2008 Gala Auction

Gala Co-Chairs:
Stephen Daldry, Claire Danes, Teri Garr, and Jane Friedman invite you to salute our honorees for their tireless and inspiring work in the world of performance.

Evening Overview:

* 5:30 Cocktails & Silent Auction / 7:00 Dinner
* 8:00 Live Art Auction / 8:30 Performances and Tributes
* 10:00 Dessert / 11:30 After-Party (at Vault @ element, 225 E. Houston) )

Gala Sponsors:
Paper Magazine, Element, Kronenbourg, Newcastle, Mouton Cadet & The Centerra Wine Company.

Artist Auction Committee:
Jo Andres, Jamie Forshaw, David Leslie, Salley May, Carlo McCormick, Nicky Paraiso, Martha Wilson and Vince Bruns

Gold Leadership Committee:
Jane Friedman Scott Rudin and John Barlow, Gaby Darbyshire, David Neubert, Michelle Kim, David Neubert,

Silver Leadership Committee
Renate and Hugh Aller, Jo Andres and Steve Buscemi, George and Peggy DiCaprio, Blue Man Group

Bronze Leadership Committee
David Binder, Glenda Hersh, Tamara Jenkins, Media Bistro, Lauren Versel, Steve Holley and Paul Glotzer, MediabistroCircus.com




* PLATINUM $25,000: Table of 10, full-page ad in gala program, listing on invitation*
* GOLD $10,000: Table of 10, full-page ad in gala program, listing on invitation*
* SILVER $5000: Table of 8, half-page ad in gala program, listing on invitation*
* BRONZE $1000: 4 single tickets; plus listing in gala program and on invitation*


* INDIVIDUAL SPONSOR $500: Single ticket, listing in gala program and on invitation*
* INDIVIDUAL PATRON $250: Single ticket

Gala Tickets are Almost Gone! Get your tickets online now

R.S.V.P.: Natalie Kotin, Natalie@ps122.org, 212-477-5829, ext 307

* listing on invitation available until March 28; please note, in addition to appearing in the gala program, all sponsors will be listed on the Spring Gala web-page.

For more information about additional sponsorship and advertising opportunities, or live / silent auction donations, please contact Carleigh Welsh, Director of Marketing & Membership at carleigh@ps122.org or 212-477-5829, ext. 309.

Performance Space 122 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization www.ps122.org


2. Lynn Cazabon, FF Alumn, at Schroeder Romero, Manhattan, opening May 15, 6-8

(212) 630-0722 www.schroederromero.com

Small Gallery:

May 15 - June 21, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 15, 6-8pm

Lynn Cazabon's Uncultivated is a series of photographs documenting spontaneously growing plant life in urban environments. These images were taken in Baltimore, Maryland and Detroit, Michigan (where Cazabon currently lives and where she was born respectively), two cities rife with economic problems and as a result populated with abandoned buildings and large patches of open space. These urban wastelands over time become perfect environments for certain persistent and invasive species of plants commonly referred to as weeds, a word which designates any plant as ʽunwantedʼ. As the climate continues to shift due to human impact, invasive plant species like these will thrive while others will perish.

Recent exhibitions include Diluvian at Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, MD; Marseille/Baltimore at Creative Alliance in Baltimore, and Reunion at PS122 Gallery, New York.

Please contact the gallery for more information. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am - 6pm.

Lynn Cazabon


3. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, in Provincetown, MA, opening June 13

Cryptic Providence
Jay Critchley
P.O. Box 819
Provincetown, MA 02657

North Burial Ground In Providence, Rhode Island To Host Summer Long Art And Performance Project By Artist Jay Critchley: Cryptic Providence; Sixteen Visual Artists And Performers Selected By The Artist To Create Site-Specific Pieces For This Historic Cemetery.

Opens Friday, June 13, 2008.

Providence, Rhode Island. The historic North Burial Ground in Providence, Rhode Island will host a summer long art and performance project by artist Jay Critchley, entitled Cryptic Providence. Sixteen projects from visual artists and performers from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ontario, Canada and New York City were invited by Critchley to create site-specific installations and performances at the cemetery. The project opens Friday, June 13. All events are free and open to the public.

Invited artists include: Joseph Burwell, Justin Pollman and Stephen Thompson, installation artists, and dancer Wanda Gala with sound artist Bob Bellerue from Brooklyn, New York; a team of installation artists and designers from Michigan and Ontario, Canada: Rochelle Martin, Valentine Mancini and Jay McGuire; Hannah Verlin, installation and performance artist from Boston, and filmmakers Sandrine Silverman and Alfred Schoeninger from Quincy, MA; and the following from Rhode Island: installation artist Rebecca Siemering from Pawtucket; Erik Carlson and Erik Gould, new media artists from Pawtucket and Providence; visual artist Jae Willard, Barrington; installation artist Jen Raimondi, East Greenwich; and from Providence: JUMP with Mary Paula Hunter; musicians Arvid Tomayko-Peters and Christie Lee Gibson from Brown; Constance Crawford with students from Perishable Theater; historian and project consultant Robert O. Jones; and Nancy Austin, Newport, with Caroline Woolard, New York City.

Cryptic Providence is funded by a New Works grant from the Rhode Island Foundation and sponsored by the City of Providence Parks Department and the Department of Art, Culture & Tourism, with support from AS220. Cryptic Providence opens Friday, June 13.

A schedule of events and installations, along with artist information, will be issued in the near future.

Selected artists will examine and interpret the history of North Burial Ground, established in 1700, and burial practices in relation to the rich history of Rhode Island. The project also hopes to create new ideas, perspectives and images about our relationship to death, dying and burial customs, and bring increased visitation and use of the cemetery by highlighting the historical and cultural resources of North Burial Ground.

Critchley is a multi-media artist who lives in Provincetown, MA and is represented by artSTRAND. From performances, rituals and Boston State House legislation to his Big Dig BigTwig project and award-winning Martucket Eyeland Resort & Theme Park, his eco-activist art goes back to the early 1980s with his Provincetown “sand car” series. Last summer he created the public art project, Beige Motel, on Route 6, North Truro, MA encrusting a 1955 A-frame structure − soon to be demolished − with sand.

His work has been shown throughout the world − last year he performed at the Hemispheric Institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina and exhibited at the Andy Warhol Museum and The LAB in San Francisco. His project GLOBAL YAWNING for a small planet was recently launched and exhibited at the Boston Center for the Arts. He was an artist in residence at AS220 in 2000, producing his first movie: Providence Dirt Newsreel. Other recent residencies include Harvard University and Harvestworks in New York City. He directs the annual benefit, the Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, set this year for September 6.

For more information contact Jay Critchley at reroot@comcast.net, or 508 487-3684.
IMAGES: Beige Motel at nightfal, North Truro, MA, 2007; North Burial Ground, Elks' plot, Providence, RI.


4. Alison Knowles, FF Alumn, at Tate Modern, London, UK, May 24-26

Alison Knowles performs at Tate Modern, Turbine Hall London in Fluxus Long Weekend, May 24-26


5. Jerri Allyn, Carey Lovelace, DISBAND, Guerrilla Girls, FF Alumns, at The Bronx Museum, May 17, 12-6 pm


Featuring performances by contemporary collectives

(Bronx, NY) – In celebration of its current exhibition “Making It Together,” The Bronx Museum of the Arts will host “A Day of Collaborative Performance” on Saturday, May 17, 2008, from 12 – 6pm. Organized by guest-curator Carey Lovelace, the event will feature continuous carnival-like performances by contemporary and historic collectives including The Brainstormers, Guerrilla Girls, Inc., Spiderwoman Theater, Ridykeulous, Broadband, Christal Brown and INSPIRIT, 6+ and The Waitresses

Highlights include performance-art group The Waitresses, who will kick-off the festivities with their All Waitress Marching-Band parade. They will arrive en masse at the museum at 12:30pm, and then return at 4pm to stage an “Unhappy Hour,” serving drinks and snacks. (Women will pay 77 cents to men’s $1.) Anarchic spirits Ridykeulous will present “That Looks Really Cute On You!”, an afternoon-long performance event in which they build a towering statue made of plaster and found materials to the accompaniment of the band Legends. It will culminate with the smashing of the sculpture. The event will also feature poetry by Dr. Laurie Weeks, along with surprise guests. And Spiderwoman Theater will stage a historic retrospective, multi-generational performance based on “storyweaving.”

Other ongoing installation/performances include the young collective the Brainstormers. In collaboration with the legendary Guerrilla Girls, Inc., they will hold a satiric demonstration in front of the Museum. And, via webcam, the transnational feminist collective 6+ will create an interactive travel "tour” of Bethlehem. Organized by Christal Brown’s INSPIRIT, teenaged girls in Project: BECOMING will create living tableaux from exhibited art works, exploring issues of body image and objectification. And the internet-based GuerrillaGirlsBroadband will enlist “soldiers” at an anti-war “Feminist Recruitment Center” in the Museum’s lobby.

“A Day of Collaborative Performance” is the live-performance component of the exhibit “Making It Together: Women’s Collaborative Art and Community,” which explores an important chapter in recent history when women artists, inspired by the 1970s Feminist Movement, worked collectively in new ways to engage communities and address social issues. The exhibition, which runs through Aug. 4, was cited in The New York Times as a show “full of historical detail,” reminding that “feminists could raise hell as well as consciousness.” This afternoon of installation and performance will demonstrate, in a rowdy and anarchic way, how feminism’s innovative approaches to activism continue in the present, illuminating spectators on issues ranging from gender equality to race, violence, technology and international politics.

Saturday May 17th, 2008
718.681.6000 | www.bronxmuseum.com

Contemporary Collectives Do Outrageous Work!
The live performance component of the exhibit
Making It Together: Women’s Collaborative Art + Community
Guest Curator – Carey Lovelace

The New York Times: “full of historical detail,” reminding us that “feminists could raise hell as well as consciousness.”


12pm “The Waitresses Marching Band Parade”
1:30-3:30 Satiric demonstration, the Brainstormers (in collaboration with the Guerrilla Girls)
12- 3 6+ Collective “Walking Bethlehem”
12- 6 Ridykeulous “that looks really cute on you!”
1- 3 GuerrillaGirlsBroadBand anti-war Counter-Recruitment Center
3-3:15 Christal Brown/INSPIRIT Performance
3:15-4:15 Spiderwoman Theater Performance and book-signing
4-5 30 The Waitresses “Unhappy Hour” (Men pay $1, women 77 cents)
5-5:30 Ridykeulous Destroys Sculpture!
...and much much more!!!

COACH BUSES will be available on the south side of Lexington Avenue at 59th St. Departures at 12:00 and 1:30pm, leaving the museum at 3:30 and 5:30pm to return to the same location. To RSVP, please contact Camille Wanliss, 718 681 6000 x120.

Suggested Admission: $5 Adults / $3 Students; free for Members & Children Under 12
Directions: Train: D or B to 167 St/Grand Concourse; or the 4 to 161 St/Yankee Stadium

Making It Together explores an important chapter in recent history when women artists, inspired by the 1970s Feminist Movement, worked collectively in new ways to engage communities and address social issues.


6. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, in Poland, May 2008

New Performances in Poland

10th Anniversary International Art Festival
May 12 - 17, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Galeria Off
Dabrowskiego 5, Piotrkow Trybunalski
+48 44 733 93 88

10th Anniversary International Art Festival
"Interakcje" / Kesher 4 performance Event
Saturday, May 17, 2008

Klub Piekny Pies
Ul. Slawkowska 6a, Krakow

Jiri Suruvka - Czech Republic
Wladyslaw Kazmierczak & Ewa Rybska - GB
Sakiko Yamaoka - Japan
Artur Tajber - Poland
Uto Gustav - Romania
Peter Grzybowski - USA / curator



7. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at Center for Book Arts, Manhattan, May 16

Please join us at the Center for Book Arts on Friday, May 16, at 6:30pm for a panel discussion with Catarina Leitão, Tattfoo Tan, and Nicolás Dumit Estévez, held in conjunction with our exhibition, Spotlight: 2007 Artist-in-Residence Workspace Program.
Each year the Center offers a studio residency to NY artists who wish to explore artistic practices related to the book.
This exhibition highlights work produced during their time at the Center, and also features work by Manuel Acevedo, Yoko Inoue, and Rajkamal Kahlon.
Suggested admission: $10/$5 CBA members
Reception to follow.

Also on view:
Mapping Correspondence: Mail Art in the 21st Century
Featured Artist Project—Karen Baldner: Witnesses
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.


8. Jonah Bokaer, Yoshiko Chuma, Nicky Paraiso, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at LaMama, Manhattan, May 2-June 1

Our third annual spring dance festival, entitled La MaMa Moves! is taking place this month from Friday May 2nd – Sunday June 1st, 2008.

La MaMa Moves! Takes place in all three of our performance venues:
The Annex Theatre (our huge warehouse-size space)
The First Floor Theatre (our black box theatre)
The Club Theatre (our cabaret space)

There will be over 40 independent contemporary choreographers taking part in the festival.
The festival programs include:
Ivy Baldwin Dance
NYU Collaboration Project
Mavericks in Motion
Rocha Dance Theater
Hot Swing
New York International
Male Bonding-----including Andrew Dinwiddie, Miguel Gutierrez, John Jasperse, Nicholas Leichter, Ben Munisteri, John Scott
Dancing Divas----including Sara Rudner, Pam Tanowitz, Barbara Mahler, Sally Silvers, Vicky Shick, Jodi Melnick
Loco-Motion Dance for Children
An Evening of Dance Works by Christopher Caines, Ping Chong, Muna Tseng

We are also happy to announce our Gala Benefit evening which is a Tribute to Dance Patron Extraordinaire MICKI WESSON on THURSDAY MAY 22, 2008 at 7:30PM in The Annex Theatre at 66 East 4th Street.
This includes an evening of performances in the Annex Theatre followed by a reception (wine and hors d’ouvres) in the Annex lobby.
The roster of performers for the evening includes:
Mark Bennett, Tom Bogdan, HT Chen & Dian Dong, Yoshiko Chuma, Lawrence Goldhuber & Keely Garfield, John Jasperse, Jodi Melnick, Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble, Nicky Paraiso, John Scott, Vicky Shick, Basil Twist, Christopher Williams, Chris Yon & Taryn Griggs
DVD/Video in the Annex lobby by: Jonah Bokaer and John Kelly

Martha Wilson, Founding Director of Franklin Furnace, is on our benefit committee.


9. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, at M-Bar, Los Angeles, May 17, 8 pm

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10. Kathleen Chalfant, Peter Cramer, Barbara Hammer, Marty Pottenger, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at Le Petit Versailles, Manhattan, May 17

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 Oiseaux (House of Birds)
In conjunction with Celebrate Urban Bird. http://www.birds.cornell.edu/celebration

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.


11. Jennifer Miller, Julie Atlas Muz, Reverend Billy, Peggy Shaw, Carmelita Tropicana, FF Alumns, at PS 122 TONIGHT, 7 pm


PS 122
150 First Avenue

Baby Dee, Julie Atlas Muz, Sarah Jones, Reverend Billy, Peggy Shaw, the Dazzle Dancers, Fabio Tavares of STREB, and The Liberty Sisters!

*Mistress of Ceremonies*
Carmelita Tropicana!

The Circus AMOK Band with Surprise Guests!

*Fantabulous Auction**
featuring goodies from Heatherette, Town Shop, Brics, Spoonbill & Sugartown Books, Pure, Yogasana, Inner Princess, plus theater tickets, fine art, travel and more!

$50-$75 (Sliding Scale)


12. Rafael Sanchez, FF Alumn, received Ida Applebroog Award from Exit Art

Exit Art announces the
First recipient Rafael Sanchez to receive $10,000
Exit Art is pleased to announce the first biennial Ida Applebroog Award at Exit Art, established by Richard Massey, art collector and Exit Art board member, and Ida Applebroog, FF Alumn, artist and Exit Art board member, to nurture outstanding artists at critical points in their careers. This award was named after Ida Applebroog to convey both the spirit of her work and Exit Art’s mission and to honor her for her accomplishments. For more than 25 years, Exit Art’s mission has been to support under recognized artists that consistently challenge cultural and artistic conventions. By establishing this award at Exit Art, Ida Applebroog wishes to further that mission by providing a substantial monetary award to support such artists.
The first 2008 Ida Applebroog Award at Exit Art has been awarded to performance artist Rafael Sanchez. The award includes a $10,000 unrestricted grant and a solo exhibition in Exit Art’s project room
Five artists were nominated by five distinguished curators and artists to be shortlisted for panel consideration. The shortlisted candidates were: Boyce Cummings, New York; Jessica Lagunas, New York; Lauren Woods, San Francisco; Regina José Galindo, Guatemala; and Rafael Sanchez, New York. Artists of all disciplines, nationalities, sexes, and ages, and working in any medium were eligible for nomination.
Five panelists convened to choose the 2008 award recipient: Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Curator at the Jersey City Musuem, Jersey City, New Jersey; Dean Daderko, Independent Curator, New York; Jeanette Ingberman, Co-Founder and Director of Exit Art, New York; Eungie Joo, Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs at the New Museum, New York; and Sara Reisman, Associate Dean of Cooper Union, School of Art, New York, and Independent Curator.

Rafael Sanchez(b.Newark, New Jersey, 1978) is a performance artist who often takes his work to the streets and other unconventional spaces. In his performances, Sanchez frequently subjects his body to extreme stress and pain to materialize ideas of memory, spirituality and endurance. In an early work titled Back to Africa (2000), Sanchez wandered around New Jersey in white face, carrying a suitcase and waiting for a bus that never arrived. In a more recent work, Calienté/Frio (2007) the artist traced the migration process of two women from Cuba to America during the 1960s. The artist, dressed in a light colored suit and hat and carrying a packed suitcase, submerged himself in a tub of water that alternated between near boiling and below freezing as interviews with the two Cuban women played in the background. The Ida Applebroog Award was presented to Rafael Sanchez at Exit Art’s EXPOSE 2008 Benefit Auction on May 1, 2008.
Exit Art is an independent vision of contemporary culture prepared to react immediately to important issues that affect our lives. We do experimental, historical and unique presentations of aesthetic, social, political and environmental issues. We absorb cultural differences that become prototype exhibitions. We are a center for multiple disciplines. Exit Art is a 25-year-old cultural center in New York City founded by Directors Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo. It has grown from a pioneering alternative art space into a model artistic center for the 21st century committed to supporting artists whose quality of work reflects the transformations of our culture. Exit Art is internationally recognized for its unmatched spirit of inventiveness and consistent ability to anticipate the newest trends in the culture. With a substantial reputation for curatorial innovation and depth of programming in diverse media, Exit Art is always changing.


13. Mark Fox, FF Alumn, in Detroit, MI, May 9-June 21

Thought I'd pass along information regarding an exhibition of new work opening in Detroit. Just in case you or someone you know will be in the Detroit area between May 9th and June 21st.


All the best,
Mark Fox


14. Several FF Alumns in new El Museum del Barrio book, presentation event May 15

Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas
Book Presentation
Thursday, May 15, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us as El Museo presents a lavishly illustrated, bilingual resource volume to accompany the groundbreaking exhibition, Arte ≠ Vida, on view through May 18 in El Museo's galleries. The publication provides a forty-year chronological overview, and eleven essays by experts who address select regions in depth. Deborah Cullen, Director of Curatorial Programs at El Museo del Barrio and the publication's editor, will be joined by Claudia Calirman, author of Brazilian Art Under the Dictatorship (forthcoming, Duke University Press); Elvis Fuentes, Curator, El Museo del Barrio; Robert Neustadt, Professor, Northern Arizona University; Gabriela Rangel, Director of Visual Arts and Curator, The Americas Society; and other invited scholars, who will explore the contexts which fomented contemporary performative actions in the Americas. Be the first in line to purchase your copy! Admission: Free. For advance registration e-mail public_programs@elmuseo.org.



15. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, June 19-20

Save the date. I'm opening a new solo in June at Dixon Place, as part of an artist residency for the HOT Festival. This is the solo I want to tour. We're opening on Juneteenth... and riding right into Pride weekend. I need you to be there.

Thurs June 19th
Fri June 20th

Thurs June 26
Fri June 27


forse sogniamo quasi abbastanza....perhaps we dream nearly enough



16. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, May 17-18, and more


There are a number of exhibitions and events taking place this month.

Please visit me at my Brooklyn studio on May 17th and 18th from 12-6 pm, Saturday and Sunday, at 69 Fort Greene Place, Brooklyn, NY, 11217, (ph) 718-834-8432.
I'll be participating as one of the Fort Greene artists, sponsored by South of the Navy Yard (SONYA).http://www.sonyaonline.org/

If you're in NYC, 'Mapping Correspondence' curated by Champe Smith at the Center for Book Arts is up until June 28th. please see the link; http://www.centerforbookarts.org/exhibits/archive/showdetail.asp?showID=167

Donna Seager of Donna Seager Gallery in San Raphael, CA, has an exhibition entitled, 'The Art of the Book,' on view until May 31st., with a reception on May 9th (which I will not be able to attend.) The link to the gallery website is; http://www.donnaseagergallery.com/current_exhibition/index.htm

Looking forward to seeing you on May 17th/18th at my studio.



17. David Michalek, FF Alumn, in the Venice Biennale, Italy, Summer 2008

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Just in case you needed an excuse to go to Italy this summer...
Slow Dancing will be featured as part of the Venice Biennale.

Warm Regards,
David Michalek


18. Richard Layzell, FF Alumn, in Live Art Falmouth, UK, June 6-8

Following last year’s huge success, Live Art Falmouth (LAF) is back Friday 6th and Saturday 7th of June 2008. The annual, two-day festival features an innovative program of live/performance art, interactive video installations, cutting edge technology, video screenings, sound/sonic art performances, at Wellington Terrace and around town.

More than 70 international, national, regional, and student artists (University College Falmouth incorporating Dartington College of Arts) will contribute to this year’s live art platform. Artists include Alex Hetherington, Lynn Lu, Claire Blundell Jones, Evangelia Basdekis, gilbertandgrape, John Dummett, Kathy Rose, Ken Turner, People in Pieces, Rachel Parry, Rupert White and Tom Marshman.

Guest artist Richard Layzell will present ‘Key Notes’, a work first performed at this year’s NRLA in Glasgow. There will also be a special launch event of 'Cream Pages', the brand new publication by Tania Koswycz and Richard Layzell, incorporating a live dialogue specifically created for LAF08, which encompasses five years of debate, discourse, disagreement and dynamism.

LAF08 closes with an open discussion for artists, curators and members of the public on Sunday 8th at 2pm.

For more information and full program see



Email: info@liveartfalmouth.com

Tel: 01326-313636

With free entry to all, LAF08 is a must see!

Paul Carter and Alexandra Zierle
'Live Art Falmouth 08' Project Managers
21 Berkeley Vale, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3PJ
Tel: +44(0)1326 313636
Mob: +44(0)7800640888
Email: admin@liveartfalmouth.com
Web: www.liveartfalmouth.com


19. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at Collective Unconscious, Manhattan, TONIGHT

MIX NYC screenings and events in May

Sunday, May 4 – Begging Naked by Karen Gehres
Saturday, May 10 – Art, Documentation & the Lesbian Revolution
Monday, May 12 – Barbara Hammer in person at Collective:Unconscious

Details below
For more information visit www.mixnyc.org

with BARBARA HAMMER in person

Monday, May 12th, 7:30 pm
$5 suggested donation

Collective: Unconscious
279 Church St. (between White and Franklin)
Q,N,R,W,J,M,Z or 6 to Canal
Or the 1 to Franklin St.

1973, 16mm, 6 1/2 minutes
Barbara’s first 16mm film.

1973, 16mm, color, sound, 3 minutes
Non-monogamy in the '70's.

1973, 16mm, color, sound, 6 minutes
Features an all women Chicago band. A celebration and collage of lesbians, including footage of the Women's International Day march in SF and joyous dancing from the last night of the second Lesbian Conference where Family of Woman played; as well as images of women doing all types of traditional "men's" work.

1981, 16mm, color, sound, 12 minutes
Two Barbaras exchange love letters and polaroids.

1987, 16mm, color, sound, 12 minutes
Is a "lesbian" framed or does she frame via Amiga love?
NO NO NOOKY TV posits sexuality to be a social construct in a "sex-text" of satiric graphic representation of "dirty pictures." Made on an Amiga Computer and shot in 16mm film, NO NO NOOKY TV confronts the feminist controversy around sexuality with electronic language, pixels and interface. Even the monitor is eroticized in this film/video hybrid that points fun at romance, sexuality, and love in our post-industrial age.

1981, 16mm, color, sound, 12 minutes
The connection between sight and touch my personal aesthetic.

1989, 16mm, B&W and color, silent, 9 minutes
A lesbian middle class home is contrasted with the homelessness of people on the streets: Home and homelessness at the 'still point of the turning world'

1991, 16mm, B&W and color, silent, 9 minutes
"Vital Signs" is a cutup danse macabre in gritty black and white. Frantic to defy mortality with Eros (John Donne crying "Death thou shalt die!), Hammer romances a human skeleton, licking its foot, waltzing with it, carrying it around in public as if to proclaim it more than a pile of bones. She choreographs not only the finality of loss, but also the pall that lurks in a deadening clinical gaze. What is a dying body? An afflicted body? What becomes of sex, of joy, when the body becomes a mere terrain colonized by sickness, by medicine? Hammer's thaumaturgy hovers between heartbreaking and slyly macabre, as though beyond the mourning she performs, she wants to mark death as some kind of sick joke, a sly and wicked absconding under whose dominion the erotic is effracted both from the living and the dead. Lurking under—or looming over—"Vital Signs', with its glimpses of Hiroshima, is the question of whether a good death is possible in a nuclear, aggressively scientific age.. –Maya Stendhal Gellery

For more information, visit:

Made possible with support from the Experimental Television Center

Selected films & videos from the Lesbian Herstory Archives (NYC)
and the Bildwechsel Archive (Hamburg, Germany)

Saturday, May 10th, 3:45 pm
$10 (for day pass to ALMS Screenings)

Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies
CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Avenue
B,D,F,V,N,Q,R,W to 34th St/Herald Square
1,2,3 to 34th St
6 to 33rd St.

MIX NYC presents a screening at CUNY CLAGS ALMS conference—an international conference focusing on LGBT archives, libraries, museums, and special collections—happening May 8-10.

Presented by Kate Huh, Co-Director, MIX NYC. Co-curated with archivists Claude Förster & Christina Schäfer, Bildwechsel Archive

For more information, contact CLAGS:

For a complete list of films:

MIX NYC promotes, produces and preserves experimental media that is rooted in the lives, politics, and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and otherwise queer-identified people. MIX's work challenges mainstream notions of gender and sexuality while also upending traditional categories of form and content.

MIX NYC, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization, is SUPPORTED by the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Office of State Senator Tom Duane, Materials for the Arts, Experimental Television Center, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council - Sept. 11th Fund, Babeland, Kodak, Treasure Island Media, HX, Go Magazine, The Cock, TDF/Tap Plus, Iceland Air, Ford Foundation, Gesso Foundation, Gill Foundation, Phil Zwickler Charitable & Memorial Foundation Trust, and the generosity of many individuals!


20. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, IL, May 30, and more

Lynn Book Performs
Friday, May 30th 8PM
Audible at ESS [Experimental Sound Studio]
5925 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60660, 773-769-1069

Lynn will perform vocal and textual interventions in response to Kristin M. Frieman's Thread Tracings exhibition at Audible at ESS.
Thread Tracings is a series of over 100 embroidered drawings created from a dressmaker’s raw materials: needle, thread, and muslin. The compositions are created in sequence; threads pulled from the structure of the cloth hold a memory of linear form. Lynn will 'read' the drawing compositions as a score and also perform a text-based work built upon another series of Kristin's "An Arrangement of Cares", a kind of 'write-through' process of garment care labels resulting in what Lynn thinks of as tiny language poems.

A concert of improvisations and remapped compositions will follow in duet with renowned percussionist, drummer, composer Michael Zerang http://www.michaelzerang.com/

Chicago Tribune Metromix had this to say in 2003: "[Book] blended stream-of-consciousness word jazz, novel utterances created by lips, lungs and diaphragm, and snatches of exquisite jazz and operatic singing into a unique aural confection... a beguiling thrill ride of a concept piece."

See: Kristin M. Frieman
Thread Tracings: A Dressmaker’s Still Life
May 2 – June 15, 2008

Writing Through (the) Voice - May 31, 1 - 4 pm

This workshop is open to performers, writers, poets, vocalists, and anyone interested in exploring dynamic relationships between text and voice. It will focus on the relationship of ‘voiced bodies’ to language production. The burden of ‘making sense’ in writing and speaking – especially through shopworn narrative structures and imperatives for efficient communication – often delimits imagination. When ‘voiced bodies’ are engaged, there is a new indeterminacy at play challenging the stability of rules and roles of words, meaning and being. We will explore short-circuiting, shock as well as surplus methods through vocal and writing improvisations aimed at plumbing distances between impulse, feeling, image and utterance. Writing becomes physical, voicing becomes textual, making possible new assemblages of desire in the making.

Lynn Book Performs w/ Katharina Klement
RE:Next 3

Friday, July 11, 9PM
Amann Studios, Vienna, Austria

An ongoing collaboration begun in 2005 in Vienna and culminating in a large scale collaborative culture project in the US, March 2007, RE:garding Next. The two artists will continue to explore emergent processes and ideas that combine voice, text, electronics, extended piano and recorded and object materials.

Lynn Book has a vibrant stream of interdisciplinary artistic practice that traverses boundaries between performance art, dance, theater, language and new music forms. Her original performance and extended vocal works have received citations, fellowships and awards from the Franklin Furnace Fund and New York Foundation for the Arts among others, and she has performed internationally, including Roulette, NY, Cleveland Performance Art Festival, Bourges, France and Vienna, Austria. Lynn lived and worked in Chicago for many years, then relocated New York in 1995; currently, she lives in Winston-Salem, NC where she is Visiting Associate Professor in Theatre and Dance and Program Director for Creativity and Innovation for the Office of Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts at Wake Forest University. She also serves on faculty with the Transart Institute, an international low-residency MFA program in new media based in Europe.

Since the early 90s Katharina Klement has lived and worked in Vienna as a composer and performer in the field of instrumental and electronic composition. Her range includes crossover projects in music, video and text and works for mechanical and electronically customized piano and sound installations. She is a founding member of several ensembles for improvised music and directs the electronic music program at the Conservatory of Music in Vienna, http://www.katharinaklement.com/

Lynn will conduct Making New, a week long workshop for MFA candidates at Transart Institute, July 13 - 19 in Linz, Austria. "Revaluing creative imagination is an overt agenda for this workshop starting with the idea that creative potential is enfolded into everyday choices with future consequences for self, others and the world."

Lynn Book, Visiting Associate Professor
Department of Theatre and Dance
Director, Program for Creativity and Innovation
Office of Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts
Wake Forest University
PO Box 7264
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7264
tel: 336-758-3383 fax: 336-758-5668
e-mail: bookl@wfu.edu

Faculty, Transart Institute
Linz, Austria


21. Elise Kermani, FF Alumn, now online

Hi - this is the interview on LimeSpot for the online arts magazine "New Roots Project" - i'm discussing Jocasta, the film which will be premiering on September 24th at the Anthology as part of the NewFilmmakers Summer 2008 Festival. The magazine features film, theater and comedy events in New York. Check it out!


Sound and Multimedia


22. Naeem Mohaiemen, FF Alumn, now online

Two projects are out, including one from 2 years ago that has finally seen print.

I wrote "Fear of a Muslim Planet" in early 2006, but due to publisher schedules, the anthology from MIT Press in which it appears came out this spring. In the meantime, various new names emerged, including Lupe Fiasco, who was absent from my 2005-2006 research.

The text remains as is, except for the inclusion of Lupe right before it went to press. As for the writing style, an earnest, culture-as-tool permeates the conclusion, legacy of the mode of thought I was in during 2002-2006 (everything was about war-on-terror framed "struggle").


Sound Unbound
Sampling Digital Music and Culture
Edited by Paul D. Miller aka Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid MIT Press, 2008

Contributors include Pierre Boulez, Chuck D, Cory Doctorow, Brian Eno, Jonathan Lethem, Moby, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Steve Reich, Saul Williams, and more.

Download "Fear of a Muslim Planet" chapter http://shobak.org/text/hiphop.shtml

Buy the book @ Amazon

List of Contributors

Jury Statement, Villem Flusser Theory Award nomination:

"The main premise of his argument rests on bringing to the fore two
invisibilities: African Americans as the US' largest Muslim population, and the influence of Islam on hip-hop. Both forces are neglected within the American consciousness, in order to maintain the idea of the Muslim as an "outsider", an "immigrant". [Traces] how the African American experience of Islam is hybridized by racial politics and the assertion of Black identity; groups such as Nation of Islam are a case in point here."



Companion text for Agnieszka Kalinowska's solo show "Night Projection"
at Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

Download the text
shobak mailing list


23. Julia Mandle, FF Alumn, at Leo Kesting Gallery, Manhattan, May 15

Hello all,

Please RSVP today to secure your tickets for this very special evening.

As you know, my projects are often free to the public and it is difficult to find
traditional support for interdisciplinary work such as my own. Therefore, my
primary source of funding comes from individual contributors like you. Your
financial support is critical for me to continue to create moments of pause within
the impossibly-fast-pace of our urban landscape. Please RSVP or consider purchasing
a pair of my limited edition chalk shoes (see below) or by simply making
a tax-deductible donation today.

Our After-Party Benefit will be held at Norwood, a gorgeous new member-only London-style club in their fabulous salon. We'll also have a silent auction with some really spectacular items including tickets to the Cynthia Rowley fashion show, a yacht cruise, a weekend at the SoHo Grand Hotel, some of my artwork, and much much more. I can't wait to see you there!

May 15, 2008 - Thursday
Please Join Us for the Exhibit Opening & Party
6:00 Exhibit Opening at Leo Kesting Gallery, 812 Washington Street
8:00 Follow Chalk Line to Private After Party and Silent Auction at Norwood
$200 per ticket

RSVP by emailing jeff@jmandleperformance.org or calling 612.940.6217.

Alex Kerry and Judi Caron will host the event as our lovely Benefit Co-Chairs
with the rest of JMP's Board and an amazing Benefit Committee whose names
you will recognize below.

The exhibit & the benefit will be very memorable.
Thank you for your on-going support!

Available for Advanced Purchase
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Embroidered Details with Signed Wooden Shoe Box
* Advanced Price $600/pair (only until May 15)
* Price following will be $1,000/pair

For more information about limited editions created by Julia Mandle
and available for purchase online, visit our website or click here.

Benefit Committee
Clara Dale
Sherri Donghia Eulau and Roger Eulau
Tanaz Eshaghian
Stephanie French
Robert Hammond
Emily Kaplan
Jennifer Lee
Tim and Alison Lord
Gracie Mansion
Peter Mullan
Jehane Noujaim
Marie Nugent-Head
Marian Salzman
Evan Schindler
Marina Tatistcheff
Micki Wesson
Zoe Wolff
Paul and Carol Woolmington

JMP Board of Directors
Chairman: Bob Schmetterer
Treasurer: Polly Brandmeyer
Secretary: Judi Caron
Olivia Douglas
Michael Kantrow
Alex Kerry
Roger Mandle
Yadey Yawand- Wossen
Board of Advisors
Lili Chopra
Manish Chopra
Paula Cooper
Nathan Elbogen
Philip Glass
Tiziana Hardy
Ann Hudner
Bethany Koby
James Luna
Christophe de Menil
Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky
Marie Nugent-Head
Suzanne Randolph
Lisa Schiff
George White


24. Sarah East Johnson, FF Alumn, May-June 2008 events

LAVA's Upcoming Spring Events

May 17: LAVA's annual Handstand-a-Thon, 5:00 PM at the LAVA Studio

June 6: Magma Mix, an informal evening of performances by LAVA's junior company, Magma, and other kids and teens in our communities. 7:00 PM at the LAVA Studio. FREE!

June 7: Night of Renegades, an open performance evening which happens three times a year, with a new mix each time. 7:00 PM at the LAVA Studio. FREE!

June 13-15 & 19-22: LAVA presents its newest work in progress at the LAVA Studio.


25. Marthe Ramm Fortun, FF Alumn, at NYU, Manhattan, May 13, 6-8 pm

Dear friends,

I am exited to invite you to my MFA thesis exhibition!
The opening night is tomorrow, May 12th., 6 to 8 pm. I will do a performance at 7. Should you be unable to make it, I am performing once a day every day between May 12th and May 24th. Please contact me for a schedule.

NYU Steinhardt MFA Studio Art Thesis Show
80 Washington Square East Gallery, vis-a vis the Grey Art Gallery.

I would be delighted to see you.

Best and a bowl of cherries,


26. Betty Beaumont, Dara Birnbaum, Dan Graham, Louise Lawler, FF Alumns, at Carriage Trade, Manhattan, thru June 29

Market Forces
Part I: Consuming Territories
April 5 - May 18, 2008

Michael Ashkin
Betty Beaumont
Gretchen Bender
Louise Lawler
Alex MacLean
Diane Nerwen
Zoë Sheehan Saldaña
Heidi Schlatter
Peter Scott
Momoyo Torimitsu

carriage trade
94 Prince St. 2nd fl
New York, NY
gallery hours: Thursday- Sunday, 1 pm- 6 pm
phone: 718.483.0815
Peter Scott / Director
Amber Vilas / Gallery Assistant

“We never know where the consumer is going to be at any point in time, so we have to find a way to be everywhere. Ubiquity is the new exclusivity.”
Linda Kaplan Thaler, Kaplan Thaler Group, New York ad agency

Market Forces addresses the euphoric consumer culture of the last decade that manifested itself in a seeming overflow of goods and services and an explosion of luxury housing development that now dominates the urban landscape. The term is derived from laissez-faire economic theory and refers to a hands-off approach to the "natural order" of supply and demand. Used in this context, it is meant to invoke skepticism concerning the almost religious belief in, and militant protection of, our god-given right to consume. This two-part exhibition is intended to be as inclusive as the market is pervasive, with work that addresses the influence of consumerism on personality, labor, politics, and the built environment. Market Forces / Part 1: Consuming Territories will examine the profound effects of unregulated markets on the built environment and the psychology of the individual through their relentless quest to consume ever more territory and "claim" space.

As cities throughout the country "renovate", urban settings begin to look like giant department stores in the midst of changing displays. One familiar structure after another is altered or "disappeared", replaced in many cases by tall, unremarkable steel and glass luxury lofts. Real estate hysteria induces a frenzied atmosphere as neighborhoods and communities become raw material for a make-over that promotes lifestyle culture, a perpetual celebration of leisure devoid of any meaningful connection to place. This displacement of locality parallels larger shifts in the global economy, where capital flows in and out of cities and countries with no connection to the particularities of social or cultural conditions. In the absence of a meaningful connection to place, brands become necessary to (often falsely) identify the product (building) as having roots in the "artsy" neighborhood within which it has "positioned" itself.

While the complex yet freewheeling financial system that brought us sub-prime loans begins to falter, and an atmosphere of wild speculation gives way to concern and misgivings, some parts of the country are suffering the negative results of the excessive risk at the heart of the housing boom. As tent cities crop up in southern California and whole blocks of homes are boarded up in Ohio, the cause-and-effect relationship of the built environment to a free market system deserves some attention, in particular at a moment when it’s anybody’s guess as to what the current conditions will lead to.

Much of the artwork in Market Forces / Part 1 reflects on the rapidly changing conditions an individual encounters in everyday experience, conveying a sense of place that is constantly in flux. Ranging in scale from an installation to an ipod video, and in technique from a hand made tapestry to photography, the work in this exhibition addresses the currently unpredictable nature of the physical spaces around us, which, largely due to their shifting values in the global marketplace, seem to be in perpetual transition.

Market Forces, Part II, consumer confidence
opening: Friday, May 23, 6- 9 pm
show runs: May 23- June 29, 2008

Featuring work by:

David Baskin
Dara Birnbaum
Dan Graham
Filip Noterdaeme
Ron Rocheleau
Walter Robinson
Monika Sziladi
Momoyo Torimitsu
Jeongmee Yoon

carriage trade
94 Prince St. 2nd fl New York, NY 10012
(between Greene St & Mercer St.), n/r train to Prince Street
hours: Thursday- Sunday, 1 pm- 6 pm
phone: 718.483.0815
Peter Scott / Director, pscott@carrigetrade.org Amber Vilas / Gallery Assistant, avilas@carriagetrade.org Sasha Noe / Producer, snoe@carriagetrdae.org
website: http://www.carriagetrade.org/
Attachment details: Jeongmee Yoon, "Ethan and His Blue Things", lightjet print 48" x 48", 2006, courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery

"In the next months domestic political issues will be:
a. As contentious as ever
b. About the same with politicians still arguing c. Best ignored -- as I do today"
question from ConsumerConfidenceSurvey.com

The consumer confidence index serves as a barometer of the nation’s collective (consumer) psyche, a monthly taking of the pulse that sheds light on the current mood and purchasing power of the American consumer.
Responsible for roughly 75% of the economy, maintaining a regular consumption of goods and services among the public is critical to sustaining economic growth. While the index has the aura of scientific measurement, the thing being measured is inherently psychological, more dependent on “sentiment” (a term for a similar index) than hard fact. In the aftermath of 9/11, genuine concern broke out within the business community about the possibility of a traumatized public that would lose focus and, out of fear or a sense of doubt, fail to return to the nation’s malls and stores. Politicians (Rudy Giuliani) and media figures (Gossip columnist Liz Smith) urged and occasionally chided a stunned public to do their “patriotic duty” and report to the checkout line forthwith.

The most significant annual right of consumer activity is the day that has come to be known as Black Friday. Revving the economic engine full tilt, this first Friday after Thanksgiving lays bare the competitive and sometimes brutal realities of “getting the best deal”. Featuring the consumer version of the mosh pit, the crowds crashing the gates on Black Friday often show no mercy, with at least one or two unfortunate souls being stampeded in their innocent attempt to acquire the newest technological gadget at a once in a lifetime discount. Along with the need to “be the first” exists an almost survivalist mentality that pits one consumer against another, in a race to avoid losing out by failing to obtain the coveted item. Underneath it all is the monumental pressure of the media’s version of “the Holidays”, which tests the consumer’s devotion to God and Family in a month long orgy of product-laden sentiment.

While Black Friday represents the pinnacle of consumer culture, one’s “buying power” is at the core of their everyday identity as a consumer.
With the increasing sophistication of demographic research and applications, consumers may seamlessly match themselves with brands readymade for their particular lifestyle. No longer objects that are lifted from the shelves and purchased according to need, products now carry with them far reaching associations, that, when assembled with their appropriate counterparts, emerge into a full fledged belief system that often trumps politics in its significance to daily life. In this second part of Market Forces, the exhibition’s focus will be on the underlying psychology of consumerism and its objects, with work that presents an often skeptical and ironic detachment with respect to one of America’s most favorite and absorbing pastimes.


27. Jane Dickson, FF Alumn, permanent installation in Times Square subway, opening May 22

Please join in celebrating the permanent installation of "The Revelers," 67 life-sized glass mosaic figures by Jane Dickson.

To celebrate the new work, MTA Arts for Transit will hold a "meet the artist" event on Thursday, May 22 from 2:00-3:30 pm in the Times Square Complex (subway), on the lower mezzanine of the 41st Street passage.

From the 7 train, go upstairs
From the 1, 2, and 3 trains, go downstairs, mid-platform
From Port Authority, follow signs to Times Square
From Times Square, follow signs to Port Authority

The event will be followed by a reception from 4:00-6:30pm at the Elizabeth Foundation, 323 West 39th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), second floor.


28. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, in Newark, NJ, thru June 22

Reception - Friday MAY 2, 2008 6PM - 9PM
Main Gallery:
Two Concurrent Solo Exhibitions
New Work by Grace Graupe Pillard PDF Press Release
"Displaced / Interventions" - May 2 - June 22, 2008
New Work by Les Ayre PDF Press Release
"Get The Lead Out" - May 2 - June 22, 2008
Gallery 2nd Floor :
1) Surfactant - A Group Survey
"Absolute and eternal beauty does not exist, or rather it is only an abstraction
creamed from the general surface..."
-- Charles Baudelaire
Gae Savannah Eve Ingalls Caroline Cox Jeremiah Teipen
Adam Brown
Caroline Cox
Claire Lieberman
Eve Ingalls
Hubert Dobler
Franc Palaia
Gae Savannah
Gianluca Bianchino
German Pitre
J.G. Zimmerman
Jeremiah Teipen
Pasquale Cuppari
Shari Mendelson
Shige Moriya
Stephen Keltner
Ted Victoria
Thomas Broadbent
William Niemier
floating point - underground water II
Performance @ 8PM May 2, 2008
Dance by Ximena Garnica
Live Video Projection by Shige Moriya
Sound by Nao Sakamoto
Music by Jeremy Slater

2) Williamsburg Window-Ethan Crenson & Amanda Alic PDF Press Release
Curated by Front Room Gallery http://frontroom.org/
Gallery 3:
33 MORE from 100 NJ Artists - Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions
http://www.brodskycenter.org/ PDF Press Release
David Ambrose
John Atura
Bill Barrell
Serena Bocchino
Caroline Burton
Joan Eda Byrd
Wei Jane Chir
Angela Cockman
Nadine Delawrence
Suellen Glashausser
Gladys Barker Grauer
Roberta Harley
Diane Horn
Eve Ingalls
Jeffrey Joyce
Don Kennell
Barbara Klein
Gary Komarin
Maria Lupo
China Marks
Winfred Mcneill
Tony Melendez
Katherine Mojzsis
Hiroshi Murata
Lorenzo Pace
Franc Palaia
Dot Paolo
Katherine Parker
Donna Payton
Gloria Rodriguez
Marc Rosenquist
John Salvest
Mayumi Sarai
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29. Brooke Toczylowski, FF Alumn, in Park Slope,Brooklyn, May 17-18

It's Monday and you're already planning for the weekend? Yeah, it's gonna be that kind of week.

Come visit me during the Park Slope Open Studio Tour!
May 17th and 18th, Sat. and Sun. 12 - 6
Thurs. night Preview Show, May 15th
Madarts Gallery
8 pm - midnight

255 18th Street
(Above 5th Ave)
Park Slope, Brooklyn

Take the R to Prospect and walk up

Brooke Toczylowski
Teaching Artist, Working Playground


30. Phillip Warnell, FF Alumn, at Warwick Arts Centre, UK, May 8

The Girl with X-ray Eyes

Phillip Warnell's new film is being premiered in a
special event atWarwick Arts Centre on Thursday 8th May at 6pm

Natasha Demkina is a medical student based in Moscow, known internationally
as The Girl with X-ray Eyes. She is purported to have some kind of supplementary
vision or second sight. In June 2007 Phillip Warnell travelled to Moscow and
performed an encounter with Natasha, during which he offered up his own body as
the subject for her scrutiny before a series of witnesses.

The resulting 23 minute,35mm film has a specially commissioned soundtrack by russian
composer Vladimir Nikolaev, and is augmented by a live accompaniment on the
Thereminby the world's leading player, Lydia Kavina - grand niece and prot駩 of the
instruments inventor. Lydiawill also perform a short theremin concert.

Eminent author and theorist Steven Connor will talk in person after the film on the
popular fantasy ofacquiring x-ray vision, drawn from his parallel project text: 'Pregnable of Eye'.

A rare screening of film of Werner Herzog's documentary on mystical and shamanic
traditions inrussia, Bells from the Deep, follows.

After the programme, The Girl with X-ray Eyes project publication will be launched
at a receptionin The Mead Gallery, co-publishers of the book, which will be distributed
by Cornerhouse.Vodka will beavailable, as will the publication at an exhibition price.

The above event has been arranged in conjunction with Phillip Warnell's solo exhibition
at Leamington SpaArt Gallery & Museum, INTROSPECTION-EXTRAMISSION;
open until June 15th. See press for details

Hope to see some of you there....


31. Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa, FF Alumn, at Yerba Buena Center, SF, May 8-10

Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Franciso, CA May 8-10

"Identity Shifts: Bay Area Response"
May 8-10 @ 8pm

Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa presents "Big Pink" an excerpt from a new solo show, as part of YBCA's "Identity Shifts" program. YBCA is pleased to present another series of new work featuring extraordinary local performance artists. This time, they've asked the artists to respond to their Big Idea, "Identity Shifts," and specifically, their current exhibition, "The Way That We Rhyme: Women Art and Politics." The lineup of innovative, boundary-breaking visionaries exemplifies the spirit of the YBCA performance series. Gigi's piece, "Big Pink," is a video-reality-performance exploring the multiplicity of addiction from a hybrid perspective. The lineup of artists includes:

Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa "Big Pink"
Jennifer Locke - multimedia wrestling performance
Jane Chen and Kazumi Kusano "The Kazumi and Jane Comedy Hour"
Paige Starling Sorvillo/Blindsight - "Pavlova"
Jacinta Vlach/Liberation Dance Theatre "The Quetzal in Flight"

Tickets: $25 regular, $19 members, 978-ARTS, www.ybca.org
701 Mission @ 3rd in San Francisco

click on this link to go the page for the show:


32. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, Manhattan, May 6

Come see RADIO WONDERLAND bring it all back home--to the East Village.

I'm excited to be among some of downtown's busiest performers next Wednesday at Bowery Poetry Club (which is a very cool place with far more than poetry, and extends poetry too for that matter, farther than you may have figured). It's a benefit for Toxic Pop, the newsletter that somehow grew out of the Surf Reality "Art Star" scene of the '90s.

10pm Tuesday 6 May 2008
The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
foot of First Street, between Houston & Bleecker F train to Second Ave, or 6 train to Bleecker


Note: they serve food and drinks!
"Sandwiches, soup, salads -- fresh, homemade. Delicious pastries and desserts. Truly excellent coffee! Unusual soft drinks. Juice, beer, wine, booze at the bar."

Want to know more? See
My location is 277 N. 7th Street, 4R, Brooklyn, NY 11211


33. E.K. Smith, Dikko Faust, FF Alumns, at Printed Matter, May 10

Printed Matter, Inc. is pleased to announce a launch for Enclosure Exposure: Data Protection Patterning by Elizabeth Duffy. This is the latest publication by Purgatory Pie Press, a New York based press devoted to letterpress and handmade publications. The launch will take place on Saturday, May 10, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue (between 21st and 22nd Street) in New York City.

Purgatory Pie Press and the artist Elizabeth Duffy have collaborated on Enclosure Exposure a book that utilizes as source material everyday ephemeral patterns, specifically the interior security patterns of envelopes and the visual language of analog mail. The result is a page-turner of overlapping patterns and forms. Purgatory and Duffy culled patterns from their junk mail to create this paean to the quotidian.

Enclosure Exposure is the third installment of Purgatory Pie Press's "InstaBook" series, which is a subscription series featuring books that can be created from a single sheet of paper via 4 folds and a slit. People who attend the launch can learn to make this quick, simple book.

Elizabeth Duffy is an artist who uses everyday materials to explore themes of transience and transformation, utilizing techniques that are repetitive and labor-intensive. Her work has been exhibited widely in such places as the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, The Islip Art Museum, Wave Hill, White Columns, and Holland Tunnel Gallery in New York, at Raw and Co. Gallery in Cleveland and Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. She has won awards including the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Pollock Krasner Foundation, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. Her work is in the collections of Deutsche Bank, The Heard Museum, the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center and Dartmouth College, and in numerous private collections.

Pugatory Pie Press was founded by Dikko Faust and Esther K. Smith. The press is known for its collaborative letterpress limited editions and artist books. They have had exhibits in the rare book libraries at the Metropolitan Museum and London's Victoria and Albert Museum. Their work is in the collections at MoMA, the Whitney, the National Gallery of Art, the Cooper Hewitt, the Tate, and many other international institutions. They currently have a traveling exhibit that has been at RISD, SVA's grad school gallery, Pyramid Atlantic in Washington DC, and MCC gallery in Flint Michigan. It runs May 15- June 15 at Minnesota Center for Book Arts (reception noon, Sunday May 18) and will be in Athens, NY June 22- late July. Esther K Smith is also the author of HOW TO MAKE BOOKS (Random House), which she and Faust designed (in collaboration with a computer based graphic designer), proofing the cover and display pages on the letterpress at the studio. Smith teaches Artist Books at Cooper Union; Faust teaches letterpress at SVA.

Enclosure Exposure: Data Protection Patterning is letterpress printed in an edition of 200. The publication retails for $65, and can be purchased at Printed Matter's storefront, or online at www.printedmatter.org.

For additional information please contact AA Bronson at aabronson @ printedmatter.org.

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists' books and other artists' publications.

Printed Matter, Inc. has received support, in part, through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Altria Group Inc, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, The Gesso Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Schoenstadt Family Foundation, The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and individuals worldwide.

Printed Matter, Inc.
195 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011


34. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, in Saints & Sinners Festival, New Orleans, LA, May 10


Hi All!

I will be performing my show "Us" in New Orleans at the Marigny Theater as part of the fantastic Saints & Sinners Literary Festival.
Please come by or send your pals in NoLa! The performance is Saturday May 10 at 8PM at the the Marigny Theatre at 1030 Marigny ST. Tix are $15. You could get tickets through the Saints & Sinners website
or by calling 504 581-1144

I am VERY buzzed about this new show "Us" , which got nominated in 2005 for a NY Drama Desk Award for best solo on or off Broadway. This show is also in my book 1001 BEDS which won the 2007 literary prize for best Drama-Theater book from Lambda Literary Foundation!! "Us" charts the kinky stew of my love affair with musicals and my take on troubled America here not knowing when my Aussie partner Alistair and I will have to leave the country though it looks like we will be kicked out in Feb when his final work visa runs out.

"As a rallying cry for gay rights, Tim Miller's "Us'' contains a sweet-spirited, honest and seriously funny commentary on the power of popular art to shape people's moral, social and sexual development. Miller is, as always, a frisky and charismatic performer"

Charles Isherwood, New York Times

Here's a fabulous review of "Us" from The San Francisco Chronicle
Since my partner of thirteen years and I STILL can't get married and get a green card, we face having to leave the US when his visa runs out in 2009. On top of the hot-button, culture war gay marriage stuff, I finally come out as a big musical show queen! Us ricochets between my love affair since childhood with Broadway musicals crosscut to an exploration of home, exile and the injustices lesbian and gay couples face in the good ol' USA. "Us" is a funny, sassy and pissed-off exploration of these most American contradictions as the piece careens from memories of a ten year old's plan to flee to Canada to escape the war in Viet Nam ("Man of La Mancha") , to a meditation on why a Southern California child spoke in an English accent (Oliver!"), to a surreal gay wedding day tug-of-war at the edge of America as the Niagara Falls rushes between my legs (Don't Rain on My Parade"!)

Teetering here on the edge of exile, it has been really fun to do this exploration of how gay marriage and how musicals informed my queer identity and politics as we grow up. But then, I was once an 8 year old boy who did stripteases for his brother with GYPSY on the record player!

best, Tim

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