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Contents for May 27, 2008:
1. G. H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, at Pompidou Center, Paris, France and online
2. Peter Cramer & Jack Waters, FF Alumns, in Gansevoort Plaza, Manhattan, May 31, and more
3. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, in The Village Voice, May 20
4. Sabrina Jones, FF Alumn, at ABC No Rio, Manhattan, May 30
5. Lisa Bufano, FF Alumn, at Union Station, Washington, D.C., May 30-31
6. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, in Basel, Switzerland, June 3, 5-9 pm
7. Tiffany Ludwig, FF Alumn, at Mid-Manhattan Library, June 2, 6:30 pm
8. Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumn, at The Swiss Institute, Manhattan, May 28-July 19
9. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, in Battery Park, Manhattan, June 20
10. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Dread Scott, FF Alumns, at Longwood Art Gallery, The Bronx, June 4
11. Kyle deCamp, FF Alumn, at Movement Research Workshop, Manhattan, June 14-15
12. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at Museum at Eldridge Street, Manhattan, June 15


1. G. H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, at Pompidou Center, Paris, France and online

rantapod (2006-2007) <http://spaghetti.nujus.net/rantapod> is an extended video-performance piece done over the course of one year. It is a video podcast and can be subscribed to via itunes as well as an rss feed <http://spaghetti.nujus.net/rantapod/index.xml>.

rantapod is also available for free through iTunes and can be viewed on home theaters using an apple TV box. rantapod will be a special feature of the Pocket Films Festivals at the Pompidou Center in Paris, June 13th, 14th, 15th. 13 episodes will be available at the museum for

download onto portable devices via bluetooth. <http://nujus.net/~gh>

G.H. Hovagimyan


2. Peter Cramer & Jack Waters, FF Alumns, in Gansevoort Plaza, Manhattan, May 31, and more

Saturday May 31 8:53pm to 11pm
Peter Cramer & Jack Waters are video/film performance projectors in the illuminated corridor -NOVA a collision of public art, live music and film as part of Neighborhood Public Radio & 2008 Whitney Biennial.
Gansevoort Plaza [pending) CB#2 approval] Gansevoort St. & 9th Avenue 8:53pm to 11pm
rain or shine
bring fm radio




March 10,2008
MM Serra (Director of Filmmakers Cooperative) interviews Peter Cramer & Jack Waters of Allied Productions


DATE: June 1st 2008
TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 PM

LOCATIONS: Starting at the northwest corner of Pitt and Houston Street construction wall. and Continuing across the street at Petit Versailles community garden at 346 East Houston Street.

DIRECTIONS: J, M, F Train at Essex/Delancy Street station
F, V Train at 2nd Avenue station
FDR Drive at Houston Street exit

The event is free and open to the public.

CONTACT: Jack Waters 212-529-8815


Le Petit Versailles hosts the inauguration of a public mural at the Common Ground construction site at the northwest corner of Pitt and Houston Street.

The mural and related t-shirt edition in the graffiti style are designed and executed by local artist Ben Rothenberg under the guidance of artist Leslie Lowe.

A limited number of t-shirts will be distributed at the dedication of the mural to the first arrivals beginning at 4:00 PM at the mural site.

Following the dedication, refreshments will be served at Petit Versailles community garden at 346 East Houston Street. The garden is on the other side of Houston across from the mural.

The project focuses on area youth on the theme of affordable housing and community building. The T-shirts were silk screened at The Abc No Rio Print Shop, the community arts center at 156 Rivington Street.

“Burning” is a term used by graffiti writers for a painting that has the permission of the
property owner. The project is reflects a growing social movement against decontrol of residential housing markets so that affordable living is again attainable and sustainable in the urban environment.

“Burning Decontrol” is a project of Allied Productions, Inc., a non profit arts organization. The mural component is in partnership with Common Ground., a pioneer in the development of supportive housing.
Peter Cramer – Le Petit Versailles Director/Curator
Leslie Lowe – Burning Decontrol Visual Director
Jack Waters - Burning Decontrol Project Director

Peter Cramer is an artist, film maker, performer, community organizer, and
co-founder of Allied Productions, Inc.

Leslie Lowe is a practitioner in a broad range of visual media; a painter, designer, and muralist who has exhibited often at Abc No Rio and other venues internationally including design for cinema and theater. She has recently returned to her home in NYC after hurricane Katrina ended a ten year hiatus in New Orleans where she lived and worked, most notably at the original Voodoo Museum. She is a longtime organizing member and principal artist of Allied Productions, Inc.

Ben Rothenberg is a native resident of the Lower East Side. His work in the graffiti style is inspired by the urban environment of his community. He is a recent associate of Allied Productions, Inc.

Jack Waters is an artist, film maker, writer, performer, and community organizer, and
co-founder of Allied Productions, Inc.
Allied Productions (http://alliedproductions.org/) is an entirely artist-run organization. Credits include the facilitation of Abc No Rio archives, co producer of the Naked Eye Cinema, presenter of Miami: The Last Resort art installation project, Hotel Amazon night club, and Le Petit Versailles garden.

Common Ground (http://www.commonground.org) is a New York City based nonprofit creating and managing affordable, supportive housing and employment programs for homeless, disabled, elderly and low income people. “Our mission is to end homelessness”.

Burning Decontrol is supported in part with funds by Citizens for NYC 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


3. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, in The Village Voice, May 20

Coco Fusco's Striking Fake Field Guide
Training with Team Delta, writing Virginia Woolf
by Gavin Browning
The Village Voice
May 20th, 2008 12:00 AM
A Field Guide for Female Interrogators
By Coco Fusco
Seven Stories Press, 144 pp., $16.95

Forced masturbation, menstrual-blood facials, sleep deprivation, guard-dog tête-à-têtes: No, it's not a scene from Hostel III. Instead, it's a sampling of the tactics that prey on cultural and religious taboos now being used by U.S. military-intelligence officers to emotionally break Islamic detainees. As artist and cultural critic Coco Fusco shows in her striking faux CIA training manual, A Field Guide for Female Interrogators, these often sexual means of extracting information are made more humiliating—and more effective—if performed by women soldiers. Who can forget Marlboro-emboldened "terror chicks" like Lynndie England, whose leash-holding brutality at Abu Ghraib gave human-rights abuse a female form? Fusco notes that the spectacle of England—abject bad seed with a white-trash past—deflected attention from the prospect of state-sanctioned torture, and that gender was key to this ruse.

Fusco recounts posing as a student and undergoing simulated interrogation at the hands of military-intelligence trainers Team Delta, where her instructor explained: "All an interrogator really needed to do was plant fear in one's head and let the mind do all the work." Fusco then details her experience (the male interrogators kept her hooded and disoriented but decided against staging a mock-rape) in a letter to Virginia Woolf, who lived through the Great War and believed that women could end the killing by refusing to participate in the "women's work" of war. But according to Fusco, "equal opportunity in the twenty-first century has been interpreted as obtaining access to hierarchical institutions and power structures that perpetuate male dominance, racism, and American political hegemony." With accompanying directions and color illustrations of torture poses, this primer is a layered and provocative anti–Miss Manners for the war on terror.


4. Sabrina Jones, FF Alumn, at ABC No Rio, Manhattan, May 30

ABC No Rio Zine Library Party!!!
Friday May 30
Comics Artists and Illustrators, Music and Beer!

Isadora Duncan: A Graphic Biography
Studs Terkel's Working

Totality for Kids
Prison Town

And the Rude Mechanical Orchestra

Doors open at 8:00pm. Performances begin at 9:00

Donations Requested
Proceeds to benefit the ABC No Rio Zine Library

ABC No Rio
156 Rivington Street
(bet. Clinton & Suffolks Streets)


5. Lisa Bufano, FF Alumn, at Union Station, Washington, D.C., May 30-31

VSA Arts of Washington D.C. presents

Lisa Bufano, Sonsherée Giles, and Jerry Smith
with guest artist Justinian Morton

One Breath is an Ocean for a Wooden Heart
and Whirligig
at the Start with the Arts Family Festival
Union Station, Washington D.C.
May 30 - 31, 2008


6. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, in Basel, Switzerland, June 3, 5-9 pm

Performance Project LISTE 08

Performance is an experience, a moving image, which can form an exciting contrast to the fair’s static yet hectic atmosphere and also has the capacity to set a moment of deceleration for the audience, a momentary movement into another dimension.
Curated by Silke Bitzer, Freiburg, DE

The performances will take place during the opening reception and daily at 6 p.m. on the grounds of the Warteck.

Tuesday, June 3, from 5–9 p.m.
in the courtyard
Stefanie Trojan works not with pictures but with experiences.
In her site-specific performances, she comes into direct contact with the public and questions habits, patterns of social behavior, routines and codes.

Leitung Performance-Projekt c/o LISTE – The Young Art Fair - Burgweg 15 -
CH-4058 Basel
T: +41 61 692 20 21 - F: +41 61 692 20 18 - contact@liste.ch - www.liste.ch


7. Tiffany Ludwig, FF Alumn, at Mid-Manhattan Library, June 2, 6:30 pm

MONDAY, June 2, 2008 - 6:30 PM
TIFFANY LUDWIG AND RENEE PIECHOCKI, known as Two Girls Working, will give a free lecture and sign copies of their book TRAPPINGS: STORIES OF WOMEN, POWER AND CLOTHING at the New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Library. TRAPPINGS is the result of a national interview-based project which asks women to respond to the question, what do you wear that makes you feel powerful?
Books will be available for sale at the event by Bluestockings bookstore.
455 Fifth Avenue (SE Corner of 40th St.) NY, NY


8. Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumn, at The Swiss Institute, Manhattan, May 28-July 19

MAY 28 - JUL 19


Piper Marshall
Assistant Curator

t + 212.925.2035 ext 11

The Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art
495 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10012

Opening reception: MAY 27 6-8PM


9. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, in Battery Park, Manhattan, June 20

Gas May be Expensive, But Spiritual Energy is Free!
Celebrate The First Day of Summer With Solstice Blessings in Battery Park

Friday, June 20, 2008
Event Begins 7:30pm
Solstice Moment 7:59pm

Battery Park, south of Battery Place St. near the Korean War Memorial Plaza
Subway: 4,5 to Bowling Green or 1 to South Ferry

A sunset celebration by the water that is Free and open to the public
Join in the drumming circle
Chant blessings for Mother Earth and Summer 2008

The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year.
The sun sits highest in the sky and the steep path of its rays is angled almost vertically overhead – aiming energy arrowlike down on us to soak up!

Urban Shaman Mama Donna Henes


10. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Dread Scott, FF Alumns, at Longwood Art Gallery, The Bronx, June 4

Curated by, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz
On view at Longwood Art Gallery from June 4 thru August 7, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008, from 5-9pm
Opening Reception and Bronx Culture Trolley

OTHER, OTHER…features works by 18 artists of African, Asian, and Latino ancestry working in drawing, installation, mixed media, painting, performance art, photography, sculpture and video, and represent a sampling of 2007 and 2008 Urban Artist Initiative Grant(UAI/NYC) recipients visual arts and media.

Participating artists Konrad Aderer, Karina Aguilera-Skvirsky, Keith Anderson, Tomie Arai, Cat Chow, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Edwin Gonzalez-Ojeda, Skowmon Hastanan, Wennie Huang, Janelle Iglesias, Duron Jackson, Teru Kuwayama, Jessica Lagunas, Alfonso Muñoz, Juan Sanchez, Dread Scott, Shen Wei, and Injoo Whang

OTHER, OTHER… refers to the varying degrees of “Otherness” that artists of color reflect within the issues of multilayered representations (or misrepresentations), classification of identity and visibility.

Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7, 2008
Sponsored for Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture and The Bronx Council on the Arts

Panel discussions comprised of artists, curators, scholars, funders and panelists involved in the grant selection process, will discuss the selection process; cultural policy today and tomorrow; the changing demographics and cultural policy and diversity and race within diversity.

June 4-June 21, 2008: Monday to Thursday: 10am-6pm. Closed Sunday and major holidays. NOTE: The art gallery will be closed on Fridays and Saturdays, from June 28 through August 9, 2008.

Subway: 2,4, 5 trains; buses: BX1 and BX19 to 149th Street/Grand Concourse

This exhibition is made possible with funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts-Visual Arts Program, AG Foundation and Carnegie Corporation


11. Kyle deCamp, FF Alumn, at Movement Research Workshop, Manhattan, June 14-15

June 14 &15 Sat & Sun 4:30 – 7:30pm $75
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
One Thing to Another
This workshop explores interdisciplinary processes of conceptualization and composition for live performance, with a bias toward choreography.
Through a sequence of exercises and structured feedback, participants work with a range of approaches to the transformation of information
from one kind of material to another. This could include movement, text, objects, sound, image, etc.
Come in with a clean slate or with materials/ ideas for a project underway.
Makers and performers from all realms welcome.


12. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at Museum at Eldridge Street, Manhattan, June 15

One-of-a-Kind Block Party Celebrates Chinese and East European Jewish Traditions and Highlights the Evolution of an Iconic New York City Neighborhood

SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2008 FROM 12-4 PM

Lower East Side, New York…A unique slice of Lower Manhattan– where Chinatown meets the Jewish Lower East Side – comes to life at the Museum at Eldridge Street’s annual Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival on Sunday, June 15 from 12 to 4 PM. Chinese and Jewish musicians, dancers, folk artists, language teachers and food presenters will share their traditions and art forms. The Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival takes place on Eldridge Street between Canal and Division Streets, with the newly restored Eldridge Street Synagogue – a magnificent 1887 National Historic Landmark – as its centerpiece.

The Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival celebrates the two cultural groups that have lived and worked on the block, from the East European Jewish immigrants of a century ago to the Chinese community of today. A Hebrew and a Chinese scribe sit side by side in the synagogue sanctuary while outside on the street a Chinese Opera singer performs followed by a klezmer ensemble. Adults and children alike relish an old-fashioned egg cream while watching a mesmerizing performance of Chinese acrobatics. A free event, the Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival draws hundreds of visitors from the neighborhood and around the city.

Performances and demonstrations by Jewish and Chinese artists, musicians, and community scholars will help audiences learn about and explore the ways in which these ethnic cultural forms are unique or have intertwined – stylistically, geographically, and historically. Highlights of the festival include performances by a Chinese acrobats, Chinese folk-music ensemble, and klezmer group; hands-on demonstrations by a Torah scribe, yarmulke and tefillin makers, and a paper-lantern maker; Yiddish and Chinese children’s games, a presentation on egg rolls and egg creams by Harley Spiller aka Inspector Collector, and, of course, delicious, kosher egg creams and egg rolls. Visitors to the festival can participate in a host of interactive activities, including mahjongg and Yiddish and Chinese lessons. Interpretive materials will be available in both English and Chinese.

Both the Chinese and Eastern European Jewish communities place enormous value on traditions that have endured uninterrupted from ancient times to the present. Many of the day’s activities will have a multi-generational component, with older practitioners presenting and performing alongside young family members or apprentices. The Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival will highlight the importance of preserving cultural traditions and artifacts, including the magnificent Eldridge Street Synagogue – a community anchor since 1887 and a National Historic Landmark since 1996. The Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival is produced by the Museum at Eldridge Street, which is preserving the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue as a center for historical reflection, aesthetic inspiration and spiritual renewal. Concerts, literary events, art installations, workshops for school children, and other cultural and educational programs at the site serve audiences of diverse ages and backgrounds.

The Museum at Eldridge Street’s Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival celebrates the two cultures, Chinese and Eastern European Jewish, which make the Eldridge Street Synagogue’s block so unique. Music, dance, language lessons, folk art demonstrations, crafts and, of course, kosher egg rolls and egg creams give a taste of the traditions and art forms of these two communities. Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival will take place on Sunday, June 15, from 12 to 4 PM, at the landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue and its Lower East Side block. The Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival is FREE. For more information, please call 212.219.0888. Directions: The Eldridge Street Synagogue is located at 12 Eldridge Street between Canal and Division Streets. F train to East Broadway; B or D train to Grand Street; #15 bus to Canal and Allen Streets; and the #9 bus to East Broadway and Market Streets.

The Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival is supported in part by the Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts.



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller

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