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CONTENTS:

1. Ann Rosenthal, FF Alumn, launches new website, mappinternational.org
2. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, now online at http://odysseyart.ning.com/
3. Nina Sobell, FF Alumn, at Area 53, Vienna, Austria, opening July 8
4. Susan Bee, Ken Butler, Daniel Georges, Ichi Ikeda, Scott McCarney, Vernita N’Cognita, Babs Reingold, Susan Share, Joyce Cutler Shaw, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Harley Spiller, Rumi Tsuda, Juana Valdez, FF Alumns, now online at www.yourdocumentsplease.com
5. Dan Kwong, FF Alumn, at Highways, Santa Monica, CA, July 10-13
6. Judy Malloy, FF Alumn, now online at http://www.well.com/user/jmalloy/celebration/begin_celebration.html
7. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, at Absorb Arts, London, UK, July 11-13
8. Phillip Warnell, FF Alumn, in Marseille, France, July 2-7
9. Jennifer Monson, FF Alumn, in Plainfield, MA, Summer 2008
10. Pamela Sneed, FF Alumn, now online
11. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, in El Cerrito, CA, July 4, 10am-4pm
12. Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, at art6, Richmond, VA, thru August 10
13. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, in Manhattan, July 12, 6:30 pm
14. Taylor Mac, FF Alumn, at HERE, Manhattan, July 8 – August 2
15. Linda Mary Montano, FF Alumn, re-name performance, June 20
16. David Cale, FF Alumn, at Joes Pub, Manhattan, July 13
17. John Malpede, FF Alumn, at The Box, LA, June-July

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1. Ann Rosenthal, FF Alumn, launches new website, mappinternational.org

We are excited to announce our new website highlighting what we and the amazing artists and community partners we work with are up to. Please visit www.mappinternational.org to learn about the dynamic new performing arts pieces, deep community engagement, and strong international work that defines MAPP International Productions. There you will find out about new performing arts projects in development, projects recently opened and available for presentation, news from the Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium and lots more.

With best wishes for a great summer,

Ann, Cathy, Joyce, Emily and Milka

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2. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, now online at http://odysseyart.ning.com/

Odyssey presents:
THE ACCIDENTAL ARTIST
Alan Sondheim

Opening with performance June 25th 10pm EDT and June 26th 10pm CET
location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Odyssey/48/12/22

VIDEO PERFORMERS: Foofwa d'Imobilite, Azure Carter, Kira Sedlock, David
Bello, Alan Sondheim.

PERFORMANCE: Sandy Baldwin, Alan Sondheim

Thanks to Sugar Seville, Sandy Baldwin, NYSCA, Frances van Scoy, Virtual
Environments Laboratory at West Virginia University, Gary Manes

WRITE HOME: ACCIDENTS HAPPEN! Poor little avatars hide behind poor
little avatars! Avatars ab/use! Avatars don't need air! You can't weigh
them! They don't know the meaning of the word! THESE avatars don't know
anything! They're weighed down by coordinates! They can't fuck! Their
prims bend, smash! Smashed prims are prims. Hello, hello! Video and
performance spewed from a laboratory of virtual environments. IN MY
WORLD, THERE ARE NO ERRORS, ONLY SEDUCTIONS!

The human figure's place in art gets turned inside out here in this
world of unfolded and refolded geometries. What remains of the body in
the domain of the virtual? What survives the transition? Could this
still be called a body? Where are we going in this crossing over into
bits, why are we going there/nowhere and what does it say about the
nature of human desire? At what point does a beautiful accident become
a tragic mistake? Is there truly such a thing as a mistake?

A pioneer in virtual worlds and networked environments, Alan Sondheim
brings his latest work to Odyssey http://odysseyart.ning.com/, an
international community of artists working on 2 servers in the
networked 3d virtual world called Second Life. An autobiography of
Sondheim's career as an artist can be found here
http://www.alansondheim.org/COMPBIO.TXT

This exhibit is being presented in the networked environment Second
Life on the Odyssey simulator. To view this work you must have a Second
Life account and avatar, which is free of charge and takes about 30
minutes to set up and learn the basic functionality. To set up an
account, go here: http://secondlife.com/ Once you are logged into
Second Life, click this link
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Odyssey/48/12/22 in your web browser and
the Second Life client will teleport your avatar to the location of the
exhibit. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate your avatar
through the exhibit and be sure to press play on both the audio and
video buttons located on the lower right of your Second Life client.

avatar : noun
Etymology: Sanskrit avatârah descent, from avatarati he descends, from
ava- away + tarati he crosses over
1: the incarnation of a Hindu deity (as Vishnu) 2 a: an incarnation in
human form b: an embodiment (as of a concept or philosophy) often in a
person 3: a variant phase or version of a continuing basic entity 4: an
electronic image that represents and is manipulated by a computer user
(as in a computer game)

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3. Nina Sobell, FF Alumn, at Area 53, Vienna, Austria, opening July 8

I am having a solo show in Vienna opening July 8- August 1 at Gallery Area 53 the name of the show is my name.
thanks always
nina sobell

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4. Susan Bee, Ken Butler, Daniel Georges, Ichi Ikeda, Scott McCarney, Vernita N’Cognita, Babs Reingold, Susan Share, Joyce Cutler Shaw, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Harley Spiller, Rumi Tsuda, Juana Valdez, FF Alumns, now online at www.yourdocumentsplease.com

YourDocumentsPlease.com

ID show Participants:

It took us awhile, but our on-line catalog, "YourDocumentsPlease.com" is up. Please check out your catalog page (and the others too).

If you have your art on-line but we did not link to it in the 'external links' field, please send us the url. Google did not always get us there.

Still to come--a slideshow on the information page.

Also while there, check out the 'Exhibition Schedule'. "Your Documents Please" will finally open at ZAIM in Yokohama, Japan from August 2 to August 17. There are also new stops expected in Berlin and Guadalajara.

One last reminder-- as mentioned in our Feb. 9 message, because of space constraints, we cannot guarantee that all the documents will be displayed at every location; however, all participants are in the on-line catalog and are considered to be in the show whether displayed in a particular gallery or not.

Thanks again for your documents.

Warm Regards,
Daniel

Daniel Georges and Rumi Tsuda
www.maruda.info
ibid@maruda.us

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5. Dan Kwong, FF Alumn, at Highways, Santa Monica, CA, July 10-13

Dan Kwong, FF Alumn ‘94 premieres new solo performance at Highways

IT'S GREAT 2B _N AMERICAN

Thursday-Sunday
July 10-13, 2008

Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA.

Dan Kwong premieres his first full-length solo performance in nine years, IT'S GREAT 2B _N AMERICAN. Inspired by Kwong's discoveries and insights while working in Asia, IG2BA inspects the psychological carry-on baggage that comes with a U.S. passport and an Asian face -- at home, an ethnic minority; abroad, a citizen of the great global power. IG2BA is a multimedia extravaganza packed with funny and compelling stories, striking video imagery, dynamic dance, and innovative costumes and props. Witness Dan as he embraces the Ugly American within, before shipping it off for compulsory de-programming...

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Master storyteller Dan Kwong has been on the national and international arts scene for over 19 years, creating powerful multimedia performances which combine compelling personal stories with historical & contemporary events. In addition to his own creations, he has been instrumental in nurturing the next generation of Asian American performers through his workshops on autobiographical writing & performing across the country and in Asia. His book, "FROM INNER WORLDS TO OUTER SPACE: The Multimedia Performances of Dan Kwong" was edited by Prof. Robert Vorlicky (NYU Theater) and published by Univ. of Michigan Press.

Highways
1651 18th Street
Santa Monica CA. 90404

Tickets: $20 general / $15 students, seniors

Reservations & info: (310) 315-1459
Tickets online: www.highwaysperformance.org

www.dankwong.com

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6. Judy Malloy, FF Alumn, now online at http://www.well.com/user/jmalloy/celebration/begin_celebration.html

Judy Malloy's classic hyperfiction, its name was Penelope, and her net-based hyperlibretto, The Wedding Celebration of Gunter and Gwen, were exhibited in May at the 2008 Electronic Literature Conference.

In the magic realism tradition of Mozart and Emanuel Schikaneder's The Magic Flute, where music brings safety in harrowing times, The Wedding Celebration of Gunter and Gwen is a web-based hyperfiction libretto where connections between surveillance and interference in the lives of artists, are woven into a diffuse wedding celebration.

"But if it is a time to divulge how with surveillance and systems of interference love has been stolen or diverted, it is also a time to reclaim true love.
Unexpected guests, accounts of the lives of Renaissance artists, the wedding celebration...is underway."
http://www.well.com/user/jmalloy/celebration/begin_celebration.html

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7. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, at Absorb Arts, London, UK, July 11-13

Dear friends

Just to let you know that I'm taking part in an Open Studio event at my studio complex Absorb Arts during the weekend of 11th-13th July. Private view/opening party is on the Friday night from 6-9 - and after that it's open on Saturday and Sunday from noon till 5. There are about 20 artists showing & selling work so it should be pretty fun and definitely varied - paintings, photos, sculptures, installations...

On the Friday night is also an opening of Print Club http://www.printclublondon.com/ - which is run by a couple of artists here.

Absorb Arts address is: Unit 4, Miller's Avenue, Dalston, E8. It's just off Arcola Street, behind the Arcola theatre. Nearest station: Dalston Kingsland, or otherwise buses: 149, 67, 243, 76

Would be great to see you at any point during the weekend.

Best wishes

Elly Clarke

art: http://www.axisweb.org/artist/ellyclarke
photography (site under construction): http://www.ellyclarkephotography.com

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8. Phillip Warnell, FF Alumn, in Marseille, France, July 2-7

Phillip Warnell's 23minute, 35mm film and performance encounter, The Girl with X-ray Eyes, can be seen in competition at the FID Marseille International Documentary Film Festival. 2 - 7 July, 2008. (screenings on 4, 5, 6 July) - In the International and first film sections. One of 19 films in competition and the only UK production selection from 2200 submissions and 932 first films.

www.phillipwarnell.com
www.fidmarseille.org

Web: www.phillipwarnell.com

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9. Jennifer Monson, FF Alumn, in Plainfield, MA, Summer 2008

Somatic Experiments in Earth, Dance + Science. 2008: Ecology

SEEDS Festival invites a diverse group of artists, movement practitioners, architects, scientists, spiritual leaders, and activists to creatively research ecology and experiential arts. At SEEDS, we will explore how physicality, practice, and science-based inquiry inform one another, through collective experimentation. The festival, itself an ecosystem, will provide a rich nexus for dialogue, reflection, and action. There will be many local events, including panel discussions, performances, morning movement sessions, and a film series available as part of SEEDS. Stay tuned for more details soon.

Preview Festival Workshops:
Week 1: the ground: Suryodarmo Suprapto, Andrew Faust, Xjamal Xanitha Week 2: the tools: Karen Nelson, The BodyCartography Project, Jennifer Monson, Arawana Hayashi, Aaron Jessup Week 3: the garden: Chris Aiken & Andrew De L. Harwood + Interdisciplinary Projects +SEEDS Celebration
Throughout: Land Projects, Interdisciplanary Projects, Panel Discussions, & Performances For more information visit www.earthdance.net

Thank you!
Olive Bieringa
SEEDS curator +
The BodyCartography Project
http://www.bodycartography.org
info@bodycartography.org

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10. Pamela Sneed, FF Alumn, now online

Hi all, Happy summer!!!!!!!
A new anthology I'm in.
It can be downloaded freeeeeeee and its a good book!

http://www.apla.org/publications/to_be_left/ToBeLeftWiththeBody.pdf

xo
Pamela

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11. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, in El Cerrito, CA, July 4, 10am-4pm

Frank Moore Write-In Candidate for President 2008
Campaign Stop in El Cerrito!
Fourth of July Fair
Friday, July 4, 2008
Moeser Lane and Pomona Ave.
El Cerrito
10am – 4pm
http://www.el-cerrito.org/recreation/4th_of_July.html
Stop by and talk with Frank!
http://www.eroplay.com
http://www.frankmooreforpresident08.com
http://www.luver.com
http://www.luver.org

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12. Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, at art6, Richmond, VA, thru August 10

FF Alumn Mitzi Humphrey is showing in the art6 2008 Members Show, July through August 10. The roster of visual artists and poets featured this summer in the gallery at 6 East Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia are Julie Adler-Noyes, Susanne Arnold, Lew Bailes, Phillip Bowles, David Bromley, Lloyd C. Chaser, Wesley Childress, Thomas Daniel, Ann Drewing, Sorcha Duncan, Alan Entin, Cynthia Erdahl, Jim Hall, Silas Haslam, Laura Heyward, Marian Hollowell, Mitzi Humphrey, Connie Maass, Henrietta Near, Brigette Newberry, Shann Palmer, Sung Kyung Park, Tricia Pearsall, Margaret Porter-Daniel, Ronni Saunders, Jude Schlotzhauer, Jim Sellman, David Turner, Janine Turner, John Walters, Marsden Williams, and Jennifer Yane.

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13. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, in Manhattan, July 12, 6:30 pm

Judith Sloan performs excerpts from Crossing the BLVD Saturday July 12 @ 6:30 PM United Federation of Teachers
52 Broadway (off Wall Street) 19th floor Rooms B and C, New York, NY

Sponsored by New York Institute of Technology School of Education Limited seating. Reservations required.
No admission fee.
email reservation to:
rjovin@nyit.edu
include name & number of tickets requested.

To download flyer go to:
http://www.earsay.org or
http://www.crossingtheblvd.org

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14. Taylor Mac, FF Alumn, at HERE, Manhattan, July 8 – August 2

After selling out and extending at the Spoleto Festival and touring Sweden I'm doing two of my solo-plays in rep from July 8th to August 2nd. So if you haven't seen one, both, want to see them again and check out the new material, or would like to get friends and enemies to see The Be(A)st of Taylor Mac and The Young Ladies Of -- now is your chance. I'm doing them in rep because I'm insane but also because I love the idea of furthering the conversation the artists are putting forth and believe rep is the way theater artists use to do this -- so although I've never heard of two solo-plays in rep before before -- here we go. If you see me at a show just don't ask "how do you remember all those words".
much love,
Taylor

HERE Arts Center presents, in repertory:
THE YOUNG LADIES OF...
In 1968, while stationed in Vietnam, Lt. Robert Mac (Taylor’s father) placed an ad asking “young ladies” to write him. Hundreds replied. direction Tracy Trevett, dramaturgy Nina Mankin, set design David Evans Morris, lighting design Juliet Chia, sound design Matt Tennie, puppets Basil Twist

THE BE(A)ST OF TAYLOR MAC
Visual and vocal phenomenon Taylor Mac explores the human condition
and challenges the contemporary culture of fear.
directed by David Drake

“Taylor Mac seduces you, breaks your heart, patches it back up again
and sews sequins along the scars.” - The Irish Times

“The Young Ladies Of attacks the familiar with such brash originality
that the show dazzles... A sublime tapestry.” - The New York Times

“Utterly fabulous!” - Time Out New York

July 8 - Aug 2
LADIES: Mon/Wed/Fri @ 7:30pm & Sat 8/2 @ 7:30pm
BE(A)ST: Tues/Thurs @7:30pm, Sat @ 10:30pm
TIX: $20 - $35

www.here.org * (212) 352-3101
At HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Ave, Between Spring & Broome, enter on Dominick

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15. Linda Mary Montano, FF Alumn, re-name performance, June 20

RE-NAME PERFORMANCE: JUNE 20,2008, LINDA MARY MONTANO

Once, a numerologist suggested that I use my middle initial, M., when signing my name.

At that time, I called myself, a Performance Artist.

As of June 20, 2008, I will include my Baptismal name, Mary, when signing my name.

Now, I call myself, a Catholic Performance Artist.

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16. David Cale, FF Alumn, at Joes Pub, Manhattan, July 13

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I wanted to let you know of an evening I'm doing with Dael Orlandersmith at Joe's Pub. It's going to be a very loose concert of new and newish monologues and stories. Some brand new selections from my forthcoming solo show 'Palomino', there'll be some excerpts from 'The Blue Album', a show Dael and I worked on at Long Wharf Theatre and some pieces from Dael's show 'Stoop Stories'. I may even dust off my ukulele and sing.

Hope you can make it.

All best wishes,
David

Dael Orlandersmith and David Cale

Sunday July 13, 2008
9.30 P.M.
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street,
New York, N.Y. 10003

$12.00
http://www.joespub.com/component/option,com_shows/task,view/Itemid,40/id,4037

Show Description
Writer-Performers David Cale and Dael Orlandersmith perform excerpts from their work and their works in progress in a special shared evening sponsored by the Under the Radar Festival Incoming project.

"David Cale...is a spellbinder. Fascinating as he is to watch, and exquisite as his verbal imagery can be, it is Cale's gifts as a storyteller that hold an audience rapt." -Steven Winn, San Francisco Chronicle

About David Cale
Obie award recipient David Cale, whose credits include the films Pollock and The Slaughter Rule has been writing and performing in New York since the early 1980s. As a lyricist for The Jazz Passengers, Mr. Cale's songs have been recorded by artists including Deborah Harry and Richard Butler and performed in concert by Elvis Costello.

" An otherworldly messenger, perhaps the sorcerer's apprentice, or a heaven-sent angel with the devil in her." - The New York Times

About Dael Orlandersmith: One of the truly groundbreaking unique voices in contemporary American drama, Dael Orlandersmith was one of the first to transition from a spoken word artists to a nationally produced playwright. Orlandersmith was a 2002 Pulitzer Prize award finalist for her work, Yellowman.

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17. John Malpede, FF Alumn, at The Box, LA, June-July

Opening Reception @ The Box
This Saturday 6-9pm

The Box
977 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213 625 1747 www.theboxla.com

This exhibition will explore the history of Los Angles' Skid Row through the stories of those who live, work and inspire others there. It will also celebrate those who have created positive change in this community. The Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) is a non-profit arts organization that connects lived experience to the social forces that shape the lives and communities of people living in poverty.

At left is model made by LA Community Action Network to advocate for the preservation of low cost housing in Downtown Los Angeles. Photo: Henriette Brouwers.

OPENING RECEPTION
JUNE 28, Saturday, 6-9 pm
@ The Box Gallery, Chinatown, 977 Chung King Road, LA 90012
Live From Skid Row: Jeff Dietrich and Catherine Morris of the Catholic Worker and the Hippie Kitchen remember remarkable people and initiatives. Music from Ron Taylor and Oscar Harvey. Performances by Ibrahim Saba and Kevin Michael Key. Food & drinks.

A major part of this exhibition are events such as the opening, that will include public discussions with key figures of the Skid Row community, musical and dramatic performances and workshops for members of Lamp Community and Downtown Women's Center.

At Right is a shopping cart given to Skid Row residents by the Catholic Workers so that the homeless would not be accused of stealing shopping carts from stores. Photo: Henriette Brouwers.
Click here for Information on Additional Events done in connction with this exhibition

About LAPD
The Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD is a non-profit arts organization that was started in 1985 by activist John Malpede. LAPD's mission: creating performance work that connects lived experience to the social forces that shape the lives and communities of people living in poverty. LAPD is committed to creating high-quality, challenging performances and artworks that express the realities, hopes and dreams of people who live and work on Skid Row.

Funding assistance for this project has been provided by the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA).
About CRA/LA:
CRA/LA (www.crala.org), a public agency, is regulated by the State of California and operates within the City of Los Angeles. It attracts private investment into economically depressed communities to eliminate blight, revitalize older neighborhoods, build housing for all income levels and create and retain employment opportunities. CRA/LA manages 32 redevelopment projects areas and three revitalization areas in seven regions: East Valley, West Valley, Hollywood & Central, Downtown, Eastside, South Los Angeles, and the Harbor.

About CRA/LA Art Program:
CRA/LA has had a long-standing commitment to the arts, recognizing that they play a significant role in the revitalization, growth and sustainability of our neighborhoods. Beginning in the late 1960's, CRA/LA became one of the first public agencies to set the groundwork for other cities creating policies that require developers to invest in art and culture. In the 40 years that we have invested in Downtown LA we have helped create over 100 traditional and contemporary pieces of public art and cultural facility projects. Highlights include the development of the Museum of Contemporary Art, rehabilitation of the historic neon on Broadway's theaters, and many engaging site-specific public art installations in private developments, streetscape improvements and parks.

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