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CONTENTS for July 14:
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1. Susan Hiller, FF Alumn, at Matt’s Gallery, London, UK, July 12-27
2. Barbara Kruger, FF Alumn, appointed to the Board of MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
3. Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, at Monkey Town, Brooklyn, August 5
4. Nancy Spero, FF Alumn, at Barbara Gross Gallery, Munich, Germany, thru July 26
5. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, in Chicago, July 21-27
6. Eugene Rodriguez, FF Alumn, at Chelsea Art Museum, opening July 17
7. G. H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, launches online e-terviews
8. Lenora Champagne, FF Alumn, at the Ohio Theatre, Manhattan, July 16-19
9. Lisa Moren, FF Alumn, at Chelsea Art Museum, Manhattan, opening July 17
10. Ron Athey, Heather Cassils, Julie Tolentino, FF Alumns, at Remy’s on Temple, Los Angeles, CA July 24


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1. Susan Hiller, FF Alumn, at Matt’s Gallery, London, UK, July 12-27

Matt’s Gallery
Susan Hiller The Last Silent Movie
12–27 July 2008, Saturday & Sunday 12–6pm, London, UK
www.Mattsgallery.org

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2. Barbara Kruger, FF Alumn, appointed to the Board of MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

MOCA (LA) has appointed 4 new board members: Charles S. Cohen, Christopher V. Walker, Maurice Marciano and Barbara Kruger, FF Alumn. They join a board with two other FF Alumns, John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha.

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3. Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, at Monkey Town, Brooklyn, August 5

More info www.fortherestofyournaturellifeproductions.com
The Absurd, The Dark, The Melodramatic:
A night of engaging video work that compliments the eclectic
and diverse culinary dishes of Monkey Town HQ.
August 5th, 2008 , 7:30 pm
No Admission Fee
58 N 3rd St (btw. Kent & Wythe) Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Contact/Reservations 718.384.1369
Please join us for an eclectic night of new video work by Erika Yeomans and some of her favorite videos by other filmmakers. The program includes videos by Yeomans, Ry Russo-Young, William Lamson, Michael Medaglia, Jared Larson, Christine Giorgio and Brent Hoff of Wholphin. Reservations are strongly encouraged as seating is limited.
PROGRAM LINE UP:
Erika Yeomans'
Paging Dr. Freud (4 frame video, montage, 18 mins., 2007)
Featuring Casey Spooner, Ford Wright, Marianne Potje, Brynn Magnus and Bobby Conn among others.
Fragments from Death Comes for Britney Spears! the Musical (Music Video, 8 mins., 2008)
In collaboration with novelist and Mc Sweeney's contributor Ben Greenman
Boo! (Horror/Suspense, 4 mins., 2008).
Featuring Cosmo Pfeil, Jenny Bass
Grand Gorge: No God But Me (Western, 12 mins., 2008)
Featuring Michael Abbott, Jr, Cosmo Pfeil, Mot Filipowski, Julie Strong

Michael Medaglia's Foot Fetish (2.5 mins, Super 8, 1997)
Ry Russo Young's Marion (6 mins, 2005)
William Lamson videos (combined running time 6 mins., US)
Action Videos: 1,3,6,7,8,10
Sublunar Falling
Monument Valley Flight
Crash
Brent Hoff / Wholphin's Bees (7 mins, Original Wholphin short)
Jared Larson's Fifty States (montage, 3 minutes, Benten DVD)
Christine Giorgio's The Bitter End (18 mins, 16 mm, 2008) SNEAK PEEK

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4. Nancy Spero, FF Alumn, at Barbara Gross Gallery, Munich, Germany, thru July 26, and more

NANCY SPERO - EYLEM ALADOGAN
Twenty Years of the Barbara Gross Gallery
June 10 - July 26, 2008

http://www.barbaragross.de
http://www.artnet.com/gross.html
On June 8, 1988, the Barbara Gross Gallery opened in the Lehel quarter of Munich. An exhibition celebrating the gallery's twentieth anniversary brings together Nancy Spero and Eylem Aladogan — two artists whose works characterize the direction of the gallery's program.


Nancy Spero had her first solo show in Europe at the gallery in 1988. She incorporated feminist issues, socio-political commitment, and the gender debate into the exhibition praxis. Although Spero was hardly known in Europe at that time, Barbara Gross initiated many exhibitions at museums for her. Today, the 81-year-old artist has achieved an excellent international reputation. Our anniversary exhibition features a small retrospective of her work, with pieces from different phases, some of which were previously seen in shows at the gallery.

The young conceptual Dutch artist Eylem Aladogan makes drawings and sculptures which are inspired by personal experience, visual impressions from the everyday environment, and the exploration of modern techniques and knowledge. In her work technological objects are placed in intriguing relationships to natural and organic elements. She uses unusual methods to process and alter the character of her materials. Glass looks like metal, ceramic like leather, plastic like mother-of-pearl; surprising associations are created, disrupting the original context and transforming the actual source material into symbolic form.

Barbara Gross Galerie
Thierschstr. 51
80538 München
Germany
Tel +49 89 296272
Fax +49 89 295510
contact@barbaragross.de
http://www.barbaragross.de
http://www.artnet.com/gross.html

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NANCY SPERO. Dissidances
Until 24 September 2008

Curators: Manuel J. Borja-Villel and Rosario Peiró

Coproduced by: Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
(MACBA) and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
(MNCARS) in Madrid

http://www.macba.es
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1926, Spero is a pioneer of feminist art and a key figure in the New York protest scene in the 1960s and 70s. She can be placed among other feminist artists such as Martha Rosler and Adrian Piper, to whom MACBA has already devoted retrospective exhibitions. With a career as an artist and activist that spans more than 50 years, Spero continues even today to be an example of engagement in our current political, social and cultural scene, which she always questions and defies. The violent events with which her country has become involved in recent years have had the effect of bringing her work to the fore once more, with important exhibitions in Europe and the United States, the latest at the Venice Biennial.

Nancy Spero began painting on canvas in the manner of a traditional male painter, but soon realised that this was an eminently masculine medium, and as such marginalised her as an artist. From then on, she devoted all her efforts to creating a specifically feminine pictorial language to provide women with their own space in which to explore their capacity to communicate. This space, in which canvas is eschewed in favour of fragile paper, is organised around a lexicon of transhistorical and transcultural figures, real and mythological, which, reworked time and again, unmask stereotypes and revolutionise categories and hierarchies. In Spero's work, movement, rhythm and colour form a grammar that is applied directly onto the body of the woman who, strengthened and full of energy, "feminises" and conquers the masculine art space.

The retrospective exhibition focuses particularly on the artist's search to create her own language, featuring a highly significant selection from Spero's production. The intention is to range from Spero's earliest works on paper, dating to when she was still a student at the Art Institute of Chicago and had as yet shown none, to Maypole 2007, her latest presentation at the Venice Biennial. Moreover, a wall-mounted installation will be specifically adapted for MACBA in which Spero finally eliminates all obstacles between her work and the space in which it is shown.

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5. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, in Chicago, July 21-27

Tim Miller NPN Chicago July 21-27 Performances & Workshop @ Links Hall -Solo Performance Intensive !
Also NPN COMMUNITY FUND PROJECT!
Hi Folks!
Greeting from California and the Marriage Equality Summer of Love! I will be heading to Chicago next week for performances of my solo show US and to kick off my CHARGED BODIES/BORDERS performance workshop mentoring project that was awarded a National Performance Network Community Fund grant.

Very excited about this Links Hall project. It's a 4 month queer performer mentorship project and is going to be really interesting and is the biggest project I have ever done in Chicago. Links Hall got a NPN grant for me to mentor three Chicago based queer performers for the next four months. Starts with an NPN week residency where I perform and do an intensive workshop for the mentees as part of a larger group. Also my performances July 25-26 of my solo show "Us". It all builds over the next months toward me and the three performers I am working with premiereing new work in Nov at Links Hall. Should be a blast. Detailed press release below.

If you know people who might be in Chicago and are in the mood for a July 21-27 performance workshop intensive building towards a public performance, this will be a great opportunity. There are a couple of places left. It is open to anyone who can make the commitment to take part in the week in Chicago. (Frequent jumps in Lake Michigan are always on my Chicago summer plan as well!) Links Hall is such a great place! http://www.linkshall.org/

This will be part of an NPN residency that week where I will be doing two performances of my show "Us" July 25-26. Here's a fabulous review of "Us" from The San Francisco Chronicle
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/02/19/DDGN8BDL821.DTL&type=performance
"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

I am REALLY excited that this kicks off an NPN Community Fund project where I will be mentoring three Chicago- based queer-identified performers from the July Workshop to November performances at Links Hall. Thanks Links Hall and NPN for making this happen! For more information or to register contact Erica at emott@linkshall.org or 773.281.0824.
cheers, Tim Miller

http://hometown.aol.com/millertale/
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=663277720
www.myspace.com/timmillerqueerperformer

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR PEOPLE TO GATHER TOGETHER AND EXPLORE CREATING ORIGINAL PERFORMANCES! My goal is to share a variety of strategies to create original performances from the tremendous energies and stories that are present in our lives. Using our own memories and myths as a jumping off point, we will see where a deep sense of personal history creates performance that jumps out from our bodies onto the stage or the page. Please bring your hearts and brains, hopes and fears. No performance experience necessary.

Tim Miller PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
Charged Bodies/Borders: A Solo Performance Intensive.
@ Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
http://www.linkshall.org/
July 21-24, 1pm-5pm
July 26, 11am-3pm
WorkshopPerformance Sunday, July 27, 7pm
$150 ($75 non refundable deposit due upon registration)

Join internationally renowned Performance Artist, Writer and Teacher Tim Miller in a one week performance intensive exploring modes of corporeal discourse and performance making. Participants will be led through a series of exercises to excavate visual, movement-driven and spoken stories of one’s body. This will be an exploration into creating original performance work exploring the charged border between ones body and society The workshop will culminate in an ensemble generated public performance and will take place in conjunction with Miller’s July 25 & 26 performances of his critically acclaimed solo performance, US. To find out more about time Miller and his work visit http://members.aol.com/Millertale/timmiller.html
For more information or to register contact Erica at emott@linkshall.org or 773.281.0824.

This project is made possible in part by support from The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, and the National Performance Network’s Performance Residency Program and Community Fund. Major contributors of the National Performance Network include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), Altria and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

Links Hall is a Partner in the National Performance Network (NPN). NPN is a group of cultural organizers and artists facilitating the practice and public experience of the performing arts in the United States. NPN serves artists, arts organizers, and a broad range of audiences and communities across the country through commissions, residencies, culture-centered community projects and other artistic activities. For more information: www.npnweb.org

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6. Eugene Rodriguez, FF Alumn, at Chelsea Art Museum, opening July 17

The Sonic Self
July 17, 2008 - August 30, 2008

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 17th, 2008, 7-11 pm
Associated Events; Live Music & Performances: July 17, 18, 19, August 14 & 28, 2008

@ Chelsea Art Museum
556 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
212.255.0719 www.chelseaartmuseum.org
From July 17th until August 30th, 2008, the Sonic Self is bringing together local and international sound artists, musicians, video/multimedia and performance artists to facilitate the exchange and development of pioneering ideas, innovative skills and practices in contemporary Sound Art discipline.

Eugene Rodriguez
eugene.rodriguez1@gmail.com
http//:www.eugenerodriguez.com

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7. G. H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, launches online e-terviews

http://post.thing.net

Hi,
We're starting a new section of post.thing.net called e-terview. It will feature invited members of post.thing.net to share their thoughts and idea about digital art, art in general and their own practice.
We'd like you to participate in an interview. Please answer the questions below. Of course you can skip over any you don't feel are relevant to your or your practice. Send your answers to ghh@thing.net and we'll put them in our e-terview section on post.thing.net

YOUR NAME:
YOUR COUNTRY:

a. What was your first experience with digital art/new media? How did that experience shape your view of the world? Did it inspire you to change you art/practice?

b. What books are you reading now? Are they related to digital art and new media? Are any of those critical books written about new media, digital art, art theory? If so tell us what you like about these books and what you have gained from reading them.

c. Describe your personal practice. How does you art/practice relate to other works/ other people working in your field?

d. What do you believe are the most interesting ideas being investigated in your field. Tell us how your personal practice integrates, relates or extends those ideas.

e. What are the most negative aspects of new media? If you could create great change in the field what would you do? How would you like to see new media develop in the near future.?

f. In the general discourse of contemporary art as it exists today, what interests you the most? What interests you the least?

g. If you could alter the course of ideas and practices in contemporary art what would you do. For example would you create virtual archives? Would you set up a lottery system to fund artists? Would you start working with sociologists to expand your practice etc...

h. Do you have a question you'd like to ask yourself? Do you have a question you'd like to ask other people for a future e-terview?

G.H. Hovagimyan
ghh@thing.net
http://nujus.net/~gh
http://artistsmeeting.org

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8. Lenora Champagne, FF Alumn, at the Ohio Theatre, Manhattan, July 16-19

a meditation on Alzheimer's and our national inability to remember history.

an intergenerational performance that examines the fluidity of identity.

written and conceived by Lenora Champagne

directed by Lenora Champagne and Robert Lyons

with Mary Fogarty*, Judith Greentree*, Joanne Jacobson*, Quanda Johnson*, Matthew Lewis*, Amelie Lyons and Lenora Champagne

music and sound by Daniel Levy and Lisa Dove
video by Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty
lights by Stacey-Jo Marine
costumes by Liz Prince

stage management by Nicole Marconi
assistant direction by Tricia Cramer and Janina Santillan

July 16-19, Wednesday-Saturday, at 7:00 p.m.
Ohio Theatre, 66 Wooster St (btw. Spring and Broome)
$15; $10 students and seniors

tickets: 212.868.4444 or smarttix.com
info: 212.966.4844 or sohothinktank.org

TRACES/fades is made possible in part by funding from the Puffin Foundation, and with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund/DCA/LMCC, and the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, and with research funds from Purchase College, SUNY. The project was developed through HERE Arts Center's Artist Residency Program (HARP).

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9. Lisa Moren, FF Alumn, at Chelsea Art Museum, Manhattan, opening July 17

THE SONIC SELF - Sound Art Related Exhibition & Music Performances
July 17, 2008 - August 30, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 17th, 2008, 6-9 pm
Events: Live Performances July 18 & 19, 2008, 6-9 pm
@ Chelsea Art Museum
556 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
212.255.0719
www.thesonicself.org
www.chelseaartmuseum.org

INSTALLATION PROJECT BY LISA MOREN
Récord, recórd, recollection (II)
A viewer approaches a series of portraits and is invited to draw on them. Like the magnetic head of a tape recorder reading a cassette tape, the viewer's gesture will enable the voice of the person whose image they are drawing on. Eventually the unfixed van dyke portraits will fade, leaving only an archive documenting the listeners.

Each portraits has between 6 and 12, 7x7" force sensing resisters (FSRs), or flat track pad-like sensors undernearth them; the sensors are attached to an analogue to digital converter (Gluion), hand-made by Sukandar Kartadinata, that converts the FSR signal to OSC protocol on an Apple G4, with Isadora software programmed by Mark Coniglio, triggering and manipulating the audio files.

This project is grateful to all the fascinating Czech folks who contributed to the archive and for the generous support of J William Fulbright Association, CEC Artslink International, the Imaging Research Center at UMBC and the Department of Visual Arts at UMBC.

EXHIBITION PRESS RELEASE
From July 17th until August 30th, 2008, the 'Sonic Self' is bringing together local and international sound artists, musicians, video/multimedia and performance artists to facilitate the exchange and development of pioneering ideas, innovative skills and practices in contemporary Sound Art discipline. The 'Sonic Self' - sound art related exhibition and associated music events aim to develop an open, direct audio-visual dialogue in order to render a significant similarities and differences in the growing confluence of audio and visual experiences in contemporary complex & diverse global culture.
Participating artists from around the world share the goal that their collaborative projects will bridge disparate audio-visual practices and expose their shared languages.

The exhibition and associated events curated by Jolanta Gora-Wita, Koshek Swaminathan, Anna Frants, Koan Jeff Baysa & Yaro will present selected pioneering artists who use sound as their primal medium and range from spoken word, field recordings, computer generated sound, sound performance, live music to dj sampling.

Participating Sonic Self artists include; Sound installation by:
David Marcus Abir, Mikhail Acrest, Fiorentina De Biasi, Damian Catera, Phil Dadson, Anna Frants and Cyland team, Ivan Govorkov/Elena Gubanova, Timur Kuyanov, Lisa Moren, Shelby Voice and Virgil Wong.

The curators of the Sonic Self will bring this unique international project next to India, Chennai in winter 2009 and St. Petersburg, Russia in spring 2009. The Sonic Self project initiated in the spring of 2003 by Jolanta Gora-Wita will be presented for the second time this summer 2008 in the Chelsea Art Museum, NYC.

The Sonic Self sponsors and active associates include: Chelsea Art Museum, St. Petersburg Art Project, Federal Agency of Culture and Cinematography, National Center of Contemporary Art of St. Petersburg, Cyland and Bincode Media. Internet Technology and media support by: M M Rahman Maqsood. Cyland video support by: Director of technical department and art manager Vladimir Smirnov-Lillo.

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10. Ron Athey, Heather Cassils, Julie Tolentino, FF Alumns, at Remy’s on Temple, Los Angeles, CA July 24

Resonate/Obliterate performance/benefit Thurs. July 24, 8:30 p.m.
Remy’s on Temple
2126 West Temple near Alvarado
Los Angeles
http://www.remysontemple.com/

I'm excited to announce:
Julie Tolentino and I have programmed and produced an evening of performance, primarily to showcase our new works, and to benefit our upcoming high desert performance bootcamp, Praxis Mohave.

Why self-produce a showcase? Because 99% of arts presenters are wimpy and/or shit-for-brains. Because it is hugely inspiring to work with Julie again. She co-directed and performed in most of my work through the 90s, and our chemistry is ramped up higher than ever. Because Juliana, my Judas Cradle collaborator, is making incredible experimental vocal works singing directly into water, pushing the voice/body experience beyond belief. And last but not least, we're fortunate enough to have a visitation from UK/Italy-based artist Franko B. in Los Angeles, my brotherly alliance that goes back to early 90s ICA days. Somehow he has never performed in the U.S., and will be showing new work. Then comes the Newschool afterparty: RADIATE/INTOXICATE, hosted by Wu Ingrid Tsang and Zackary Drucker, our Praxis scholarship artists, who are organizing an evening of hi-NRG performance, video, and disco dancing.

Why a desert workshop in the heat of the summer? Because making extreme work in academia is problematic, because immersion, endurance, bodywork, bonding, survival, can spur insane revelations and productivity. Because who else is going to encourage you to sing opera, perform a live sex show, while buried in a sand dune for 12 hours? All "teachers" will be participants making work as well: facilitated by Ron Athey and Julie Tolentino, vocal training and sound composition with Juliana Snapper, proper bootcamp training with Heather Cassils, thematic hikes led by Marcia McLain, field biologist.

If you are in town we hope to see you on July 24th for these events.
Warmest regards, Ron Athey.

 

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