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Contents for June 6, 2008:

1. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, in Mexico City, Mexico, June 6-28
2. Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumn, at Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre & Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, June 7
3. Christa Maiwald, FF Alumn, at Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY opening June 7, and more
4. Yasmin Ramirez, Dread Scott, FF Alumns, at Hostos, The Bronx, June 6-7
5. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Lesley Heller Gallery, Manhattan, thru June 20, and more
6. David Harth, FF Member, launches new website at http://www.davidgregharth.com
7. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, receives honorary doctorate from Bucknell Univ.
8. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, at Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Manhattan, opening June 14
9. Kyle deCamp, FF Alumn, at Movement Research Workshop, June 14 & 15
10. Keturah, FF Alumn, now online at http://youtube.com/watch?v=VBEeRDPWijI
11. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Cesar Chavez Park, San Jose, CA, June 14-15
12. Gearoid Dolan, FF Alumn, at DUMBO Arts Center, Brooklyn, June 14
13. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Maxwell Fine Arts, Peekskill, NY, opening June 7
14. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, June 18-July 5
15. Naeem Mohaimen, Martha Rosler, Gregory Sholette, FF Alumns, at ApexArt, Manhattan, June 12, and more
16. David Khang, FF Alumn, at Western Front, Vancouver, Canada, June 7
17. Adrianne Wortzel, FF Alumn, published in “50 Years of Artificial Intelligence”
18. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at the Thames River, England, June 19, and more
19. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at Rhythmix Cultural Center, Alameda, Calif., opening June 6, and more
20. John Cage, Jon Hendricks, Geoff Hendricks, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, FF Alumns, in Roskilde, Denmark, June 7-Sept. 21
21. Ligorano/Reese, FF Alumns, at San Jose ICA, CA, opening June 6
22. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at 3-Legged Dog, Manhattan, June 7
23. Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver, FF Alumns, at La Mama, Manhattan, beginning June 12
24. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, now online at http://www.ourchart.com/feel-up
25. Carmelita Tropicana, FF Alumn, at Joe’s Pub, June 9, 9:30 pm
26. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, launches new website, pleasedtomeetyou.org/
27. John Fleck, FF Alumn, at Asylum Theater, Los Angeles, CA, June 6 & 7
28. Renate Bertlmann, FF Alumn, at Fotogalerie Wien, Austria, June 17-July 19


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1. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, in Mexico City, Mexico, June 6-28

Susana Cook will present her show Homeland Insecurities at the 6th "Festival
Internacional de Cabaret" in Mexico City. June 6-28th

Inseguridades de la Seguridad Nacional (Homeland Insecurities)
is a powerful political satire that focuses on parallels between the dictatorship
in Argentina (1976-1983) and the present U.S. administration. Showing how discourse
masks state inflicted terror and how torture is made invisible through the manipulations
of language , Susana presents politics as a theater of discourse itself, using humor
as a tool for exposing the rationales used by those in power to justify oppressions
against minorities.

Teatro Bar El Vicio
Madrid 13
Colonia del Carmen. Delegacion Coyoacan
Mexico. Distrito Federal
Codigo Postal: 04100

She will also present a workshop: The Theatricality of Gender
LA TEATRALIDAD DEL GÉNERO
Impartido por: Susana Cook
Domingo 8 de junio 12 a 16 hrs.

Dirigido a: Actrices que quieran indagar la
naturaleza actoral y performativa de la identidad,
el espectáculo de género y su inherente teatralidad
en categorías como la masculinidad, la feminidad,
el butch, femme y fetish.
Cuota de recuperación: $400

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2. Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumn, at Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre & Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, June 7

SATURDAY
JUNE 7
3:00PM
Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre & Gallery
203-1856 Scarth Street
306.522.7166
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION The Morphing Factor - transitioning as subject and form

Join the curator and the four performing artists from our Performing Art Series for a casual round-table discussion. An opportunity to hear more from curator Michael Toppings (Montreal) and the participating artists - Paul Hurley (Wales), Stephen Lawson and Aaron Pollard - 2boys.tv (Montreal) and Tobaron Waxman (New York /
Toronto) the public is also invited to pose questions and create dialogue with the visiting artists.

SATURDAY
JUNE 7
8:00PM
Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre & Gallery
203-1856 Scarth Street
306.522.7166
[suggested donation: $5]
PLEASE JOIN US AFTERWARD FOR A CLOSING NIGHT RECEPTION FOR THE QUEER CITY CINEMA PERFORMING ART SERIES

TOBARON WAXMAN

'Lechem oni - prusa' invokes iconic Holocaust imagery with the intent of criticizing the misappropriation of the Holocaust as a means to bias mainstream opinion. The soap bars are assembled in piles, recalling the piles of Jewish belongings and Jewish bodies discovered at concentration camps, with the soap itself an allusion to the Nazi practice of making soap from the fat of Jewish bodies.

'anagram' (2002) and 'Peytach Eynayim' (2002) both incorporate a random walk javascript. The image is in a constant state of change.
In anagram, this state of change generates a new image/word phrase by constantly reordering the content at different speeds. Peytach Eynayim ((the place of) Open Eyes) cites Chagall's Jesus as a Jew imagery from his crucifixion paintings, with a new Queer iconography.
The javascript breaks the image apart, and proceeds to reconfigure it ad infinitum. The viewer can refresh the image to see a contiguous moment. The title is a reference to the crossroads where Tamar waits for Judah.

Each of the three pieces engages a process through which the work begins in one form and then becomes something else; they are all effectively process works.

The three pieces indicate a personal process of 'becoming', ethnically, culturally, as I moved through differently gendered experiences and as a result distilled different relationships to cultural narratives.

NOTES
~The soap bars from the piece Lechem oni - prusa are for sale to the
public. Proceeds from the sale of the soap bars shall go to Achoti, a
peer-run group of Arab and Mizrachi working class women in Tel Aviv,
many of whom are domestic workers.
~The three pieces will remain in the gallery as an installation until
June 28th. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00AM to 5:00PM.

Sponsored by: Neutral Ground; University of Regina: Media Productions
and Studies

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3. Christa Maiwald, FF Alumn, at Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY opening June 7, and more

I’m curating a show called “Orbiting Abstraction” at the Surface Library Gallery in East Hampton (845 Springs Fireplace Road, 631-291-9061). It consists of eight painters – Mary Boochever, Eric Dever, Denise Gale, Fulvio Massi, Sue Papa, Kevin Teare, Tom Wasik and Greta Watson.
I’ll also have several pieces of my own work in a show called “Ice Cream Social” at Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY, opening Saturday, June 7.

Thanks,
Christa Maiwald, FF Alumn

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4. Yasmin Ramirez, Dread Scott, FF Alumns, at Hostos, The Bronx, June 6-7

On Friday afternoon through Saturday, June 6th and 7th, a series of panels entitled, OTHER, OTHER... will be held at Hostos Community College in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title curated by Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz. The panels are being developed in conjunction with the Bronx Council on the Arts, Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture and the Urban Artist Initiative/NYC. The Longwood exhibition OTHER, OTHER... serves as the cornerstone of the UAI Artists' Public Programs. On Wednesday June 4th, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz will lead a discussion with selected artists participating in the exhibition.

OTHER, OTHER... Panel discussions aim to provide context and a perspective for investigating how the Urban Artist Initiative has developed in relationship to historic and changing demographic patterns in NYC; it will examine how artists of color have responded and continue to respond to issues of their time; it will discuss how their creative work impacts communities artistically and culturally as well as informs society's racial, economic, and social justice issues. OTHER, OTHER... Panel discussions will serve as a nexus for discussing how cultural policy and public policy can interfere, intersect, and interact to impede and/or advance culturally-specific communities and the broader community.

The schedule for the panels is as follows:

Friday 6 - 8 PM - The Importance of Intermediaries and Panelists in the Urban Artist Initiative process - UAI Artists, Panelist and Representatives from the UAI coordinating committee will discuss the grantsmanship process, challenges and recommendations. Panel: Alvan Colon (Pregones), Duron Jackson (Artist), Linda Walton (Harlem Arts Alliance). Moderator: Ted Berger (Urban Artist Initiative)

Saturday, June 7th

12 - 1:30 PM - The Big Picture: The Changing Demographics of NYC - Impact on Culture - This panel will discuss recent and present demographic studies that provide a new perspective on the way the city will look in the future. It will discuss how these changes are reflected in the work of artists and the implications such changes present for the creative community and the broader community. Panel: Dr. Yasmin Ramirez (Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College), Tomie Arai (Artist), Omar Freilla (Green Worker cooperative). Moderator: Kinshsha Conwill (Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture).

1:45 - 3:15 PM - Diversity and Class Within Diversity - Increasing demographic changes within diverse communities add to the complexities of understanding and recognizing the range of ethnicities and cultures. What are the implications for the arts community? Panel: Laurie Cumbo (Museum of American Diasporan Arts), Wallace Edgecombe (Hostos Community College), Juan Sanchez (Artist) and Dread Scott (Artist). Moderator: Ron Kavanaugh (Bronx Council on the Arts).

3:30 - 5 PM - Implications for Cultural and Public Policy - This panel will highlight ways cultural and public policy presently responds to changing demographics and suggest ways of responding in the future. It will also discuss our collective responsibility to work towards chance in public policy. Panel: Rocio Aranda-Alvarado (Jersey City Museum), Kinshasha Conwill (Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture), Heather Hitchens (NewYork State Council on the Arts) Janet Rodriguez (JPMorganChase Foundation). Moderator: William Aguado (Bronx Council on the Arts).

5:30 - 7 PM - Reception at the Longwood Art Gallery

7 PM - Performance at Hostos Performing Arts Center - Celebrando La Trova Boricua - A salute to the 51st National Puerto Rican Day Parade and to the city of Lajas, Puerto Rico with Victoria Sanabria "La diosa de la trova" and Prodigio Clausdio, Maestro del cuatro. Admission $15. Box office and information: 718-518-4455

You MUST RSVP in order to attend the Panels
Contact Kim Vaquedano, (718) 518-6728 or Kim@bronxarts.org

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

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5. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Lesley Heller Gallery, Manhattan, thru June 20, and more

You are invited to view:

Ruth Hardinger
reverse count

May 30 - August 11, 2008
on 24-hour view

Washington Square Windows, (80 Washington Square E.)

Lesley Heller Gallery, "in the garden"
16 E 77, NYU
April 25 - June 20.

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6. David Harth, FF Member, launches new website at http://www.davidgregharth.com

http://www.davidgregharth.com

Announcing the new fresh look of
David Greg Harth's art website,
www.davidgregharth.com

With much more content then the last website, including:

Over 15 videos
Over 550 art works
Over 925 poems/writings
A regularly updated Current section
A regularly updated digi-hARTh art work
A regularly updated Bibliography
A regularly updated CV

Projects, Photography, Performance, Self-portraits,
Videos, Films, Audio Works, Poetry, Writings,
Drawings, Paintings, Installations, Sculptures,
Multi-Media, Unique Once-A-Month Art Works, etc.

Please have a look. More to come soon.

Cheers,
David Greg Harth
http://www.davidgregharth.com

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7. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, receives honorary doctorate from Bucknell Univ.

AGNES DENES
DOCTOR OF HUMANE LETTERS

Agnes Denes is an artist of international renown and a pioneer of conceptual and ecological art. She was one of the first to address environmental issues through artistic media, and has done so with originality, boldness, and stark, provocative beauty.

Her work has been exhibited around the world, including in such noted venues as the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, and two Venice Biennales. Her art in public spaces has captivated the public imagination.
Among her most well-known works is Wheatfield – A Confrontation, a 1982 project in which she planted and harvested two acres of wheat in downtown Manhattan as a statement about human values. In the tradition of the liberal arts, her work merges multiple disciplines, including the physical and social sciences, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, art history, poetry, and music.

Our honoree is also a dedicated scholar and writer. She has written five books and holds an honorary doctorate in fine arts. Among her numerous awards are the Watson Transdisciplinary Art Award from Carnegie Mellon University (l999); the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome (l998); and the Eugene McDermott Achievement Award from M.I.T. "In Recognition of Major Contribution to the Arts" (l990).

In 2003, Bucknell premiered the retrospective of her work, “Agnes Denes: Projects for Public Spaces”; the exhibition toured for two years nationally. Her impact at Bucknell continued in 2006 when she served as a scholar at large. During this time, she met with, reviewed and discussed the work of students in animal behavior, art, biology, and environmental studies. Also in 2006, the University acquired for its own collection a significant sculpture created by our honoree titled Stelae – Messages from another time – Discoveries of Minds and People. To celebrate how these magnificent marble tablets integrate science and art, the University installed them in the courtyard entrance of Rooke Chemistry Building.

Today we recognize the achievements of an original artist. Whereas she has brought art to life with vision and fearlessness; whereas she has contributed to the advancement and appreciation of art; and whereas she has demonstrated with potency and beauty her capacity to enliven our culture through art of vivid social purpose, Bucknell University is hereby proud to present, before the Class of 2008, the honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, to Ms. Agnes Denes.

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8. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, at Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Manhattan, opening June 14

Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn have a solo show opening at Elizabeth Dee Gallery in New York on Saturday June 14th-Aug. 2nd.. Reception from 6-8pm.
545 W. 20th St.
NY, NY 10011

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9. Kyle deCamp, FF Alumn, at Movement Research Workshop, 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.

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10. Keturah, FF Alumn, now online at http://youtube.com/watch?v=VBEeRDPWijI

greetings yall
please post this link to video regarding my ongoing hoodoo project http://youtube.com/watch?v=VBEeRDPWijI

thanks
keturah

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11. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Cesar Chavez Park, San Jose, CA, June 14-15

Presidential Write-In Candidate
Frank Moore
In San Jose, California
Juneteenth A Cultural Festival
June 14th & 15th, 2008
Cesar Chavez Park – Downtown San Jose
(across from the Fairmont Hotel)
Saturday – 12noon to 8pm
Sunday – 11am to 8pm
www.sjaacsa.org/Juneteenth.htm
Stop by the booth and chat with the Frank!
http://www.frankmooreforpresident08.com/

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12. Gearoid Dolan, FF Alumn, at DUMBO Arts Center, Brooklyn, June 14

"Drag" a performance and installation by Gearoid Dolan a.k.a. screaMachine
June 14th @ 8pm, DUMBO Arts Center, 30 Washington St. Brooklyn, NY 11201

For further details go to:
www.screaMachine.com
www.dumboartscenter.org

Part of:HOLY HOLES: ABSOLUTE STALLS Curated by Denise Carvalho

June 14 - August 3, 2008
Opening Reception: June 14, 2008, 6 - 9 PM
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 6pm or by appointment

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13. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Maxwell Fine Arts, Peekskill, NY, opening June 7

You are invited to view:
INside/OUTside
a group exhibition with works by
Ruth Hardinger
&
C. Michael Norton
Opening Reception Sat. June 7, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
May 31 - September 21, 2008
Maxwell Fine Arts
1204 Main Street
Peekskill, NY 10566

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14. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, June 18-July 5

Franklin Furnace alumn Annie Lanzillotto opens a new solo show
"THE FLAT EARTH: WheredaFFFhuck did New York go?"
at the Dixon Place HOT! Festival June 18th – July 5th.
"Once named one of "200 Essential New Yorkers," (NY Times/Smithsonian Folklife Festival), and now one of the thousands of NYC's evicted, Annie Lanzillotto leads the hunt for a spiritual New York, taking the Dixon Place audience on a journey down the block and around the corner to Prince and Elizabeth Streets, where, sitting atop the corner blue mailbox, her narrative weaves a palimpsest of the geology of Manhattan and how it supports the current condo construction on that corner over where the old mozzarella maker used to be. Just how far down is the Manhattan Schist we stand and build upon? Her narrative creates a relic of a "real New Yorker." Is New York for New Yorkers anymore? Where can a New Yorker go? How can a New Yorker stay? Were New Yorkers asking themselves these same questions a hundred years ago? Lanzillotto overlays the questions of era's past trying to find her own New York, easily shifting between descriptions of tectonic plates and Manhattan Schist, statistics of accidents between horses and cars in 1950, and today's numbers of evicted. Surreal visions deconstructing urban planning, offer a Fellini-esque look at old New York, and posit creative solutions for the future to where the evicted, "whose expulsion from the urban Eden" just might go and what they might create, citing the history of the creation of Venice by a bunch of refugees on the run from the Barbarians." (Full press release attached).
Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28* and July 3, 4**, 5 at 8:00pm *June 28th includes a special post Dyke March "How to Mount a Mailbox" contest! **July 4th includes a pre-show pizza bask at 6:30pm, show at 7:00pm!
Dixon Place is located on 258 Bowery, 2nd Floor, between Houston and Prince Streets; Gen. Admission: $15, student/senior $12
For advance tickets and more information go to www.dixonplace.org or contact Leslie Strongwater at (212)219-0736 x.112

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

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15. Naeem Mohaimen, Martha Rosler, Gregory Sholette, FF Alumns, at ApexArt, Manhattan, June 12, and more

Current group shows, and below that bad security panic developments in India/Bahrain.

By All Means (Thomas Erben gallery) @ Scope Basel June 3-8 {Bani Abidi, Sarnath Banerjee, Rohini Devasher, Chitra Ganesh, Sunil Gupta, Naeem Mohaiemen, Yamini Nayar, Ashim Purkayastha, Kiran Subbaiah, Ashok Sukumaran, and others.} http://scopebasel.com/

Hopeless & Otherwise @ SOEX (San Francisco) Until July 3 {BLW, The Renaming Bush Street Project, Visible Collective (Golden, Mohaiemen, Lin, Rizvi, Moussavian, ESL Students), Siemon Allen, April Banks, Mary Walling Blackburn, Melissa Day, Michael Light, Nathan Lynch, Alison Pebworth, Jonathan Santos, Mark Tribe} http://soex.org/upcomingexhibitions.html

Abecedarium For Our Times @ Apex (New York) June 12, one day project {Ammiel Alcalay, Kenseth Armstead, Todd Ayoung, Carmen Boullosa, Mel Chin, Yvette Christiansë, Ernest Concepcion, Susan Daitch, Annabel Daou and David Markus, Felipe Ehrenberg, Diamanda Galás, Chitra Ganesh, Nathalie Handal, Pablo Helguera, Vijay Iyer, Ligorano/Reese, Pia Lindman, Jill Magi, Morgan Meis, Naeem Mohaiemen, Sergio Muñoz-Sarmiento, Martha Rosler, Gregory Sholette, Clive van den Berg, Marina Zurkow} http://apexart.org/exhibitions/comeout/subramaniam.htm

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16. David Khang, FF Alumn, at Western Front, Vancouver, Canada, June 7

"Manifestation :: Agitation"
The Western Front
Saturday, June 7 at 7:00pm

Scott Kildall
Cheto Castellano & David Khang (with Coco Rico)
Julie Bacon
John G. Boehme

"Dental Drawings" is a collaboration between Cheto Castellano and David Khang (guest appearance by Coco Rico) Castellano, a Chilean artist and body hacker, manipulates his corpus through tattoos,incisions, implants, etc., while Khang, who experiments with organs of language, is informed by clinical training in dentistry. This collaboration is a unique marriage of practices, where live dentistry will be performed on Castellano's teeth by Khang, creating dental decorations in traditional Mayan designs that are reminiscent of Latin America's pre-colonial heritage. The artists de-naturalize their quotidian identities by bringing avatars into the performance scenario, Khang (aka Dr. DK/decay) uses his dental training to create a corporal intervention that exceeds normative dental practice, while Castellano assumes the patient position through an entity he calls, "Nako Tako," a hybrid clown that assumes the features of both Ronald McDonald and a Latin American Lucha Libre wrestler. This performance will happen in two stages in the two cities the artists call home – Vancouver (The Western Front) and Santiago de Chile.

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17. Adrianne Wortzel, FF Alumn, published in “50 Years of Artificial Intelligence”

Adrianne Wortzel's paper, entitled The Dynamic Darwinian Diorama: A Landlocked Archipelago Enhances Epistemology is included in 50 Years of Artificial Intelligence: Essays Dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of Artificial Intelligence, eds. Max Lungarella, Fumiya Iida, Josh Bongard, Rolf Pfeifer. Springer; 2008.

Her paper elaborates on her residency at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Zurich as part of the Swiss Artists-in-Labs Program, and discusses the relevance of embedding dramatic scenarios and expressive language into methodologies employed in the research and development of biochemical and/or electronic sentient beings. The article demonstrates how integrating imagined modalities into current practices can afford a profound and positive effect on outcomes. [Keywords: drama, scenario, empiricism, truth, language]

The volume's section headings include Historical and Philosphical Issues, Morphology and Dynamics, Neurorobotics, Machine Intelligence, Cognition, and NaturalLanguage Processing, Human-Like Intelligence: Motivation, Emotions, and Consciousness and Robot Platforms, and Art and AI.

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18. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at the Thames River, England, June 19, and more

DAVID MEDALLA, FF ALUMN, WILL START HIS NEW COSMIC PROPULSION ENTITLED "CROISSANTS-BOOMERANGS"

David Medalla, FF alum, on June 19, 2008, at noon, Greenwich Meridian Time, will start the first "re(a)leasing" of his latest 'Cosmic Propulsion' entitled "Croissants-Boomerangs". The event will take place in Windsor beside the Thames River in England. Medalla will dedicate this new participatory art work as a celebration of the BIENNALE OF SYDNEY, which will open on the same day in Australia. Also on the same day, at the same time, David Medalla is inviting artists around the Pacific rim - from Australia and New Zealand, all of Oceania, to Chile, Peru, Ecuador, the countries of Central America, Mexico, western USA, Canada, Alaska, from eastern Russia, China, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia - to throw "croissants-boomerangs" across the Pacific Ocean.
According to David Medalla, the idea for this 'Cosmic Propulsion' came to him in Paris, during the inauguration of LONDON BIENNALE 2008, on May Day this year, when he bought four dozen croissants to be eaten during the "dejeuners sur l'herbe" in front of the Eiffel Tower. The London Biennale artists who came to the inauguration brought so much food and refreshments to the picnic on the grass so that the croissants David bought remained uneaten. The uneaten croissants, after a couple of weeks, hardened, and they reminded David of boomerangs.
David was invited by Carolyn Christov-Bakariev to participate in this year's Biennale of Sydney, the title and theme of which is "Turn and Turn Around", with particular references to the pioneering works and legacies of Kasimir Malevich and Marcel Duchamp, two artists who have inspired many of David Medalla's own works. Duchamp himself created a multiple sculpture which he entitled "Medallic Sculpture", a pun on David's family name and a visual reference to Medalla's celebrated "bubble-machines", one of which, "Cloud Canyons no. 9" (in the permanent collection of the City Art Gallery of Auckland, New Zealand) will be shown during the Biennale of Sydney.
'While I was in Valparaiso, Chile, exhibiting at MUSEUM MAN,' said David, " I thought of "Turn and Turn Around" in reference also to the boomerang, an original invention of the Australian aborigines. The crescent shape of the croissant reminded me of a boomerang. So I thought it will be a good idea to dedicate my new 'Cosmic Propulsion' to the Biennale of Sydney. In the 1960s, in London, I created a project entitled "Monumental Bread Machines". In the 1970s, at Kettle's Yard Art Gallery in Cambridge, England, during the "Food Art" exhibition there, and at Artists For Democracy's Fitzrovia Cultural Centre and the Slade School of Art in London, I gave a performance entitled "Tatlin at the Funeral of Malevich", during which I ate a loaf of black bread on a black square table. Last year, 2007, during "La Notte Bianca" in Rome, at GalleriaStudio RA, I created another participatory art work with the "rosadas" ("rose-shaped" buns) whose forms date all the way back to ancient Roman times.'
David Medalla sprayed twenty-four of the "croissants-boomerangs" with gold paint. On the "croissants-boomerangs" David Medalla inscribed fragments of poems and texts referring to different places and peoples around the Pacfic rim, including Maori chants, Mapuche invocations, Malay proverbs and travellers tales.

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19. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at Rhythmix Cultural Center, Alameda, Calif., opening June 6, and more

Hi,
I am in an exhibition at Rhythmix Cultural Center In Alameda at 2513 Blanding Ave. The reception is this Friday, June 6, 2008, The show goes until July 27 with a closing party and benefit for Todd Blair on July 20.

Robotica: Machines and Motion Exhibition opening at Rhythmix Gallery Friday, June 6th 6-8pm
2513 Blanding Ave
Alameda, Ca 94501
(510) 865-5060
email: info@rhythmix.org
http://www.rhythmix.org/robotica.html

Toys. Industrial machines. Household helpers. Pop culture archetypes. Art. Who can be all of these and more? Robots!

Artists will include Mark Pauline of Survival Research Laboratories, Al Honig, Kal Spelletich, Alameda artists Christian Schiess and Michael Schiess, Amy Jenkins, Simone Davalos and many more.

And for those that have never experienced First Friday Oakland Art Murmur...well it is very special...worth checking out.
http://www.oaklandartmurmur.com/pages/Jmap/Jmap.php

Cheers,

Kal

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20. John Cage, Jon Hendricks, Geoff Hendricks, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, FF Alumns, in Roskilde, Denmark, June 7-Sept. 21

Fluxus Scores and Instructions
The Transformative Years
“Make a salad.”
June 7 to September 21, 2008

Works from the Gilbert and Lila Silverman
Fluxus Collection, Detroit

Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde
Stændertorvet 3D
DK - 4000 Roskilde
Denmark
info@samtidskunst.dk
http://www.samtidskunst.dk

In 1962, George Maciunas declared Fluxus: “anti art, concept art, automatism, Bruitism, brutalism, Dada/ism, concretism, Lettrism, nihilism, indeterminacy—Theatre, happenings, prose, poetry, philosophy, plastic arts, music, cinema, dance.”

Fluxus Scores and Instructions, The Transformative Years: “Make a salad.” looks at the armature of the movement to think about the function of scores - what they are, how they work, what they lead to…. Some are scores in the traditional musical sense, some are instructions for events or performance, some describe set-ups for situations or installations, and some are the work itself - that is, the concept.

We invite visitors to come into contact with material that has all too long been unknown to the public, hidden away like the secret recipes of chefs or grandmothers. Fluxus is often described in a two-dimensional way, as a movement of repetitive gestural performance - leaving the extraordinary range and conceptual framework of Fluxus, for the most part, unacknowledged.

“Make a salad.” brings viewers close to the actual scores, to read and interpret them for themselves, to take ideas away from the museum and try them out on their own, in the privacy of their homes or in public places. Most of the scores and instructions are complete original manuscripts or the earliest printed versions of the works. There are also performances of scores recorded in photographs and realizations presented in other forms, alongside scratchy audio from the 1960s and blurry films of early Fluxus performances. The exhibition will also include germinal pre-Fluxus scores by George Brecht, John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, Yves Klein, Walter de Maria, Yoko Ono, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and La Monte Young.

The exhibition will include work by: Bengt af Klintberg, Eric Andersen, Arman, Ay-O, Joseph Beuys, Michael von Biel, George Brecht, Sylvano Bussotti, John Cage Giuseppe Chiari, Henning Christiansen, Philip Corner, Robin Crozier, Walter de Maria, Willem de Ridder, Marcel Duchamp, Nye Ffarrabas, Robert Filliou, Albert M. Fine, Fluxus Collective, Hi Red Center, Geoff Hendricks, Dick Higgins, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Terry Jennings, Yves Klein, Milan Knizak, Alison Knowles, Addi Køpcke, Takehisa Kosugi, Shigeko Kubota, Györgi Ligeti, Jackson Mac Low, George Maciunas, Yoriaki Matsudaira, Pierre Mercure, Heinz-Klaus Metzger, Yoko Ono, Robin Page, Nam June Paik, Benjamin Patterson, James Riddle, Terry Riley, Tomas Schmit, Dieter Schnebel, Paul Sharits, Mieko Shiomi, Daniel Spoerri, Karlheinz Stockhausen, James Tenney, Yasunao Tone, Ben Vautier, Wolf Vostell, Robert Watts, Emmett Williams, La Monte Young, George Yuasa and Marian Zazeela.

The exhibition catalogue includes new, original texts by Eric Andersen, Anna Dezeuze, Letty Eisenhauer, Yoko Ono, and Susanne Rennert, as well essays by Marianne Bech and Jon Hendricks. La Monte Young has written a separate text, to be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

The exhibition is curated by Jon Hendricks, with Marianne Bech and Media Farzin.

“Make a salad.” is the score for Alison Knowles’ Proposition, first performed during the Festival of Misfits, ICA London, October 24, 1962.

* George Maciunas, “Fluxus Brochure Prospectus,” was distributed during the first Fluxus concert, June 9, 1962, “Kleinen Sommerfest/‘Après John Cage’,” in Wuppertal, West Germany.

Fluxus Scores and Instructions, The Transformative Years: “Make a salad.” is supported by Danish Arts Council Committee for International Visual Art, the Oticon Foundation, the Augustinus Foundation, The City of Roskilde and Manden med Cameraet.

For further information about the exhibition, please contact Trine Friis Sørensen, curatorial assistant, at trinefs@samtidskunst.dk or tel. +45 4631 6577


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21. Ligorano/Reese, FF Alumns, at San Jose ICA, CA, opening June 6

Crater Bay Area
Lunar Drawing Contest

By Ligorano/Reese

San Jose ICA
560 South First Street, San Jose
tel. 408 283-8155

May 30 - August 2, 2008

Opening Reception and Block Party:
First Friday, June 6, 6PM - late

Award Ceremony: First Friday, August 1, 7 - 8 pm

Jurors
Hoagy de la Plante, video game artist
Donald James, NASA Ames Research Center
Peter Lipman, U.S. Geological Society
Tiffany Montague, Google Lunar X Prize
Mark Ritchie, Ritchie Commercial Real Estate
Other jurors TBA

Featuring Moon Colony Artists
Leeza Doreian, Renee Gertler, Liz Hickok, Ben Hunt, Julie Jacobson,
Jessica Martin, Jessica Miller, Tony May, Mark Fox-Morgan, Shelby Smith,
Carson Murdoch, David Middlebrook

Crater Bay Area is also streaming in Artropolis in Second Life.
Artropolis is owned and managed by artist
and educator Jeffrey Lipsky and Filthy Fluno.

Special thanks to Richard Minsky, Editor, SLART ® Magazine

More information:
http://www.sjica.org/exhibitions/Crater_BayArea/Crater_Bay_Area.htm


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22. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at 3-Legged Dog, Manhattan, June 7

I'll be performing at the *after-party* for this cool event on Saturday, full of player pianos and musical robots. It's all connected to a play for which I wrote some music played a large mechanical orchestra--8 disklavier player pianos, drums, bells, xylophones, gong and more.

Hourglass Group
in association with Yamaha Pianos, Bluetooth SIG and Other Minds presents

ANTHEIL'S LEGACY, a tribute to composer George Antheil (1900-1959) curated by Charles Amirkhanian.

Featuring the NYC premiere of Antheil's groundbreaking 1924 composition "Ballet Mecanique" performed by the fully automated ensemble created by LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots and programmed by Paul D. Lehrman of the Ballet Mecanique Project. The score will accompany the recently restored eponymous film created by Fernand Leger and Dudley Murphy.

Preceding Ballet Mecanique will be live performances by composer-musicians working in the spirit of George Antheil: Paul Lehrman, Lukas Ligeti, Kathleen Supove, Luke Taylor and Harris Wulfson.

Following the screening will be an Afterparty with the artists featuring "Radio Wonderland" by Joshua Fried: Live commercial radio is processed in the laptop, controlled by an actual steering wheel, old shoes hit with sticks, knobs, buttons, pedals and sliders, all LIVE.

Saturday, June 7th, 2008.

8pm Benefit performance of FREQUENCY HOPPING 9:30pm Antheil's Legacy concert.
10.30pm+ Afterparty with Joshua Fried's RADIO WONDERLAND

3LD Art & Technology Center.
80 Greenwich Street at Rector (1/R/W to Rector, 4,5 to Wall).
Tickets range from $25-$100.
Event features a Bluetooth SIG sponsored raffle of cool Bluetooth enabled devices.

Info/tix www.hourglassgroup.org/antheilslegacy.html or (212) 352-3101.

Thanks for reading.
http://radiowonderland.org
My location is 277 N. 7th Street, 4R, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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23. Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver, FF Alumns, at La Mama, Manhattan, beginning June 12

LA MAMA E.T.C.
PRESENTS
THE RETURN OF THE OBIE-WINNING
SPLIT BRITCHES
IN
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
MISS AMERICA
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY
PEGGY SHAW AND LOIS WEAVER
PERFORMANCES BEGIN THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2008
THURSDAY – SATURDAY EVENINGS AT 8:00 PM
SUNDAY MATINEES AT 2:30 PM
THROUGH JUNE 29

Tickets: $18 / $13 for Seniors & Students
Call 212-475-7710 or www.lamama.org

In MISS AMERICA, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver turn their unapologetic critique and riotous humor loose on the dissolution of the American Dream. A beauty pageant on a landfill full of too much information in the midst of a giant storm, MISS AMERICA exposes what is lost in a society that is still hopelessly clinging to winning.

Split Britches was last seen in New York in the 25th Anniversary revival of Dress Suits To Hire at La MaMa in 2005. Co-founders of NYC's WOW Cafe (an outgrowth of the WOW International Theater Festivals of 1980 and 1981), Shaw and Weaver have become known for "a long line of smart, thrillingly well-executed performance pieces" (Village Voice) and "tough intellectual and verbal content (The Native).

Movement: Stormy Brandenberger
Original music / Sound: Vivian Stoll,
Lighting: Jan Bell
Photographs: Lori E. Seid

Funded, in part, by New York State Council on the Arts and The Rockefeller MAP Fund.

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24. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, now online at http://www.ourchart.com/feel-up

Hello All,
My friend Sabrina Artell of Trailer Talk fame has become a weekly blogger on OurChart.com which is the "Official social network of The L Word". This week her blog features a story about me, yes it’s true. The name of the article is "The Dame's Homemade World Beat". So if you are interested to check it out the link is below and you can sign on and read all about it (me) and make comments which is good for Sabrina and me. I don't know so much about this blogging thing but check it out here...and write something nice.
http://www.ourchart.com/feel-up

Happy spring,
Terry Dame, FF Alumn

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25. Carmelita Tropicana, FF Alumn, at Joe’s Pub, June 9, 9:30 pm

TeatroStageFest and INTAR Theatre present:

Marga Gomez in Talkin' Funny
and
Carmelita Tropicana in Ole!

Monday June 9 at 9:30 PM
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street
Tickets: $20.
Reservations: Joe's Pub 212-967-7555

Marga Gomez:
"Amazing...a lesbian Lenny Bruce" - Robin Williams "Hilarious" LA Times "One to watch...a jolt of theatrical electricity" New York Times

Carmelita Tropicana:
"...deliciously outrageous." New York Times "This woman is funny, irreverent, spicy and brilliant." Miami Herald "...the perfect hostess for a Havana themed bachanal." Chicago Tribune

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26. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, launches new website, pleasedtomeetyou.org/

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am excited to share with you that the website for Pleased to Meet You, Peterborough is now active. Pleased to Meet You is the project that took me to Calaf, Catalonia and then to Peterborough, NH with the purpose of meeting everyone in town.

The link to the website is
http://pleasedtomeetyou.org/

I hope that you are enjoying the summer.

Abrazos,
n

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27. John Fleck, FF Alumn, at Asylum Theater, Los Angeles, CA, June 6 & 7

SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE. .

a nauseatingly hilarious double bill of solo works-in-progress
by John Fleck and Sandra Tsing Loh

Spend an evening with two of L.A.’s finest solo performers. Become a part of the process as they develop their work and see those moments rarely viewed by the general public. Special Discount for starving artists.

"Fabulously fortysomething" (cue frighteningly bobbing Shirley Valentine earrings) Sandra Tsing Loh explores the amazing female Hunter S. Thompson acid trip that is periomenopause (a state she believes she has been in since the age of 23).

Watching John Fleck can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Others side effects may include anal leakage and urinary discharge. In the event that your throat or tongue swells, you get an erection lasting longer than 4 hours, you get hives, vision changes or eye pain, stop watching him and call your Doctor immediately.

“Side Effects May Include” runs June 6 and 7. All performances are at Theatre Asylum at 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Tickets are $10-15 reservations: info@cafearts.com. Concessions are available. Allow time for street parking.

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28. Renate Bertlmann, FF Alumn, at Fotogalerie Wien, Austria, June 17-July 19

WERKSCHAU XIII: INTAKT- THE FEMALE PIONEERS
RENATE BERTLMANN / MOUCLE BLACKOUT / LINDA CHRISTANELL
LOTTE HENDRICH-HASSMANN / KARIN MACK / MARGOT PILZ / JANA WISNIEWSKI

Exhibition dates: 17. June – 19. July 2008
Opening: Monday, 16. June, 6:00pm
Opening speech: Edith Almhofer

F O T O G A L E R I E W I E N
Währinger Straße 59/WUK, 1090 Wien
TU-FR 2-7pm, SA 10am-2pm, closed on holidays

WERKSCHAU XIII is dedicated to the seven artists of INTAKT - the founders and pioneering women of the initial years from the fields photography, new media and film.

With the annual on going series Werkschau - retrospectives of Austrian artists, who contributed substantially to the development of artistic photography and new media in this country, the FOTOGALERIE WIEN refers to outstanding and innovative achievements and offers an historical overview. So far a cross section was shown of the works by Jana Wisniewski, Manfred Willmann, VALIE EXPORT, Leo Kandl, Elfriede Mejchar, Heinz Cibulka, Renate Bertlmann, Josef Wais, Horakova+Maurer, Gottfried Bechtold, Friedl Kubelka and Branko Lenart.

The exhibition concept to WERKSCHAU XIII: INTAKT - THE FEMALE PIONEERS offers the visitors two access points:

a. DOCUMENTATION: What was INTAKT (Internationale Aktionsgemeinschaft bildender Künstlerinnen / International Action Group of Visual Artists)? What occurred in the initial turbulent and militant years? Focus on 1975-1985. In the office: INTAKT – some of their important happenings selectively singled out: Texts, concepts, articles, photos, posters… In the cinema: Various films and videos from INTAKT - actions, exhibitions, gatherings, interviews…

b. ART: Since this series of exhibitions ‘WERKSCHAU’ were retrospectively conceived, each artist is represented with one or more works from both an earlier and a later creative period. In the center of the large gallery we especially designed an architectural feature for showing the catalogs of the artists, catalogs from the group INTAKT, and furthermore various important magazines and books from the time, as well as collaborative works of the artists presented for viewing and browsing.

With many of the artists represented in the exhibition we have established a friendly relationship. Almost all of them, at one time or another, have shown in the FOTOGALERIE WIEN.

It appears to us this renewed visualization and discussion of their artistic production, that in many ways their works were ahead of the time and were important and appropriate!

For example: media transgressive art, works in the field of artistic photography and new media, themes like political correctness - Women in the workforce - gender… and this already in the 70’s and 80’s!

A further important point is the socio-political importance of INTAKT! Changes, improvements for artists, breaking open of role assignments, the aspiration as an artist to be recognized and much more, were only made possible by the combative initial years of the INTAKT and the INTAKT artists!

Therefore a double meaning in the exhibition title Female Pioneer can be understood!

Since we have realized that some thirty years after the formation of the group INTAKT that many knew little or nothing about the stories of their early years. We decided to dedicate this WERKSCHAU to INTAKT the period between 1975 and 1985. Bringing to light the importance of the creativity of seven excellent artists and their ideas and goals and their pioneer’s engagement and courage.

ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMS WERKSCHAU XIII - INTAKT – THE FEMALE PIONEERS

PROGRAM I:
Films und Videos from Moucle Blackout and Linda Christanell
FRIDAY 27. JUNE, 7:00PM

PROGRAM II:
Finissage and pannel-discussion with the artists
Witnesses to History
Discussion moderator: Brigitte Borchhardt-Birbaumer
FRIDAY 18. JULY, 7:00PM
FOR WERKSCHAU XIII – FOTOGALERIE WIEN PUBLISHES: <>
Catalogue: WERKSCHAU XIII: INTAKT – DIE PIONIERINNEN

Introduction from Edith Almhofer, texts and images by the artists
40 pages, A4, numerous faces in color and b/w, German/English € 11,

WERKSCHAU-Edition Nr. 7 / 2008:
A collaborative work of the artists / 2008
Limited Edition: 50, Pigment-Print with Piezzoprinter on Bütten / Hahnemühle, 30 x 40 cm (paper-size: 40 x 50 cm), € 150,-

F O T O G A L E R I E W I E N
Verein zur Förderung künstlerischer Fotografie und neuer Medien

Währinger Straße 59/WUK, A - 1090 Vienna
Tel: +43-1-408 54 62, Fax: +43-1-403 04 78
www.fotogalerie-wien.at / fotogalerie-wien@wuk.at

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