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Contents for September 8, 2008

1. Danielle Abrams, FF Alumn, at Harvestworks, Sept. 24, 7-9 pm
2. Benoit Maubrey, FF Alumn, at Micro Museum, Brooklyn, Sept. 17, and more
3. Paul H-O, Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, FF Alumns, at Woodstock Film Festival, Woodstock NY, Oct. 3-4
4. Iris Rose, FF Alumn, at Payan Theater, Manhattan, Oct. 3-11
5. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, in Esopus, NY, Sept. 17
6. Rev. Billy, FF Alumn, at Astroland, Brooklyn, Sept. 7
7. Mark Tribe, FF Alumn, in Manhattan, Sept. 7
8. Yvette Helin, FF Alumn, at Thai Café, Brooklyn, thru November, and more
9. David Khang, FF Alumn, at access Gallery, Vancouver, BC, thru Oct. 11
10. Karen Finley, Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw, FF Alumns, at Joe’s Pub, Manhattan, Sept. 2
11. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 10-Oct. 2
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Laura McGough, FF Alumn, at NYU, Manhattan, Sept. 20
13. Nao Bustamante, FF Alumn, at vertexlist, Brooklyn, Sept. 13, 8:30 pm
14. Valerie Tevere & Angel Nevarez, Mark Tribe, FF Alumns, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Sept. 13, and more
15. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at Last Rites Gallery, Manhattan, thru Oct. 11
16. Vito Acconci, Jo Andres, Lillian Ball, Charlie Clough, Sue De Beer, Nicole Eisenman, Barbara Ess, Michelle Handelman, Lynn Hershman, Yoko Inoue, Alison Knowles, Louise Lawler, Robert Longo, Larry Miller, Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky, Linda Montano, Matt Mullican, Barbara Pollock, Carolee Schneemann, Cindy Sherman, James Siena, Robin Tewes, FF Alumns, at Phillips de Pury & Co., Manhattan, Sept. 18
17. Annie Sprinkler and Elizabeth Stephens, FF Alumns, in Zagreb, Croatia, Oct. 9
18. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Sept. 27
19. Maria Yoon , FF Alumn, at Henry St. Settlement, Manhattan, Sept. 18-20
20. Marie Sester, FF Alumn, in Singapore Biennale, Singapore, thru Nov. 16
21. Lance Horne, FF Alumn, at Ars Nova, Manhattan, Sept. 9
22. Buzz Spector, FF Alumn, at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, December
23. Joyce Cutler-Shaw, FF Alumn, in Beijing, China, thru Sept. 17
24. Lorraine O’Grady, FF Alumn, at Alexander Gray Associates, Manhattan, thru October 11
25. David Khang, FF Alumn, at OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA, thru
26. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Joe’s Pub, Oct. 5, 7 pm
27. Joan Jonas, FF Alumn, in Yokohama, Japan, thru Nov. 30
28. Jaime Davidovich, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, Sept. 11
29. Lynn Hershman Leeson, FF Alumn, at New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA, opening Sept. 24
30. Cary Peppermint, FF Alumn, at OTO, Brooklyn, Sept. 5
31. G. H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, at POPS Plazas, Manhattan, Sept. 11-14, and more
32. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at Woodstock Town Hall, Woodstock, NY, Sept. 13
33. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at Identity Bar, Manhattan, Sept. 4, and more
34. Doug Beube, Joyce Kozloff, Mel Watkin, FF Alumns, at HUC, Manhattan, thru February 5, 2009
35. Christa Maiwald, FF Alumn, at Solar, East Hampton, NY, thru Nov. 3
36. David Khang, FF Alumn, at Gallery 206, Vancouver, BC, thru Oct. 11
37. Dale Goodson, R. Sikoryak, FF Alumns, at Bowery Poetry Club, Sept. 7
38. Circus Amok, FF Alumns, September 2008 schedule, NYC
39. Yvette Helin, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Sept. 3, 2008
40. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, August 31, 2008, and more

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1. Danielle Abrams, FF Alumn, at Harvestworks, Sept. 24, 7-9 pm

HELLO CUTIEPIES!!!!!

I, Uncle Bob, would like to announce a performance of
UNCLE BOB's VARIETY SHOW
which will take place as part of the Near Sighted-Far Out Video Art Festival,
curated by Nicole Caruth and assistant curated by Maya Seuss.
The Variety Show is packed with a panel of
EXTRAORDINARY EVERYBODYS
who will discuss contemporary video artworks.
We will also have storage bins of popcorn and Mountain Dew.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 7-9 pm
HARVESTWORKS DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS CENTER
596 Broadway #602 New York City (at Houston St)
Subway: F/V Broadway/Lafayette, 6 Bleeker, W/R Prince
FREE

Screened Videos will be presented by Elizabeth Axtman, Alan Calpe, NannaDebois Buhl, Brendan Fernandes, Natalie Frigo Stephanie Hough, Amy LynnKazymerchyk, Jefferson Pinder, Federico Solmi, Donna Szoke, and TraciTalasco.

Our lineup of SUPERB GUEST RESPONDENTS include:

JORDAN BELKIN
Producer of "Stand Up for a Cure" and a Registered Nurse at Sloan-Kettering Hospital
SETH BOIGON
Connoisseur of high-protein low-fat NYC eats and a Geriatric Social Worker
MAUREEN CONNOR
Video and Installation Artist and Flux-Fashionista
STEVEN G. FULLWOOD
Writer and Project Director of the Black Gay & Lesbian Archive at the Schomberg Library
MARGARET VENDRYES
Americanist and Modernist Art Historian and a Painter
TARIQUE WILLIAMS
12 year old Poet and Aspiring Adult

and of course, the evening's emcee
DANIELLE ABRAMS as UNCLE BOB

Visit http://hdmcvideoartfest.wordpress.com/ for more exciting eventsas part of Near Sighted-Far Out that weekend. And be sure to catch Uncle Bob's personal paparazzo - TOMMY MINTZ'S - presentation of the NYC PUBLIC TOILET MAP - on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 as part of Near Sighted-Far Out Festival.

www.danielleabrams.com

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2. Benoit Maubrey, FF Alumn, at Micro Museum, Brooklyn, Sept. 17, and more

Solar Ballerinas plan until now:

Micro Museum area --- Sept 17 from 2:30 - 3:30
Brooklyn Bridge Park by the water's edge --- Sept 18 @ 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Coney Island Boardwalk by the Parachute Jump --- Sept 19 ( approx. 2:30 - 3:30TBC ).

All the Best

from : Kathleen Laziza
executive@micromuseum.com

Micro Museum
123 Smith Street
Brooklyn , NY 11201
(718) 797-3116
infos: executive@micromuseum.com

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3. Paul H-O, Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, FF Alumns, at Woodstock Film Festival, Woodstock NY, Oct. 3-4

Greetings from the new Guest of Cindy Sherman Barn where Paul, Tom, Anura, and Chris are rolling around in stacks of hay for the much anticipated Woodstock Film Festival. There will be the boring sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll true to Woodstock's reputation, but the big frenzy in this years festival is obviously going to be the two screenings of Guest of Cindy Sherman.

WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL
&
Guest of Cindy Sherman
Directed by Paul H-O and Tom Donahue

The 1st screening will take place on Friday, October 3rd, at 2:30 PM, at the Upstate I theater.

THe 2nd screening will take place on Saturday, October 4th, at 7:15PM at the Woodstock Town Hall

http://www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/

For a list of all the film festivals we are in, please check out the Guest of Cindy Sherman blog--->http://guestofcindyshermanthefilm.blogspot.com

A Feature Documentary

Guest of Cindy Sherman is a humorous hell-raiser of pre-reality TV of the 90's colliding into the absolutely fabulous world of the 21st century New York gallery system. Filmed over the course of 15 years, Guest of Cindy Sherman includes interviews with a veritable who's who of the art and entertainment world including Roberta Smith, Ingrid Sischy, John Waters, Robert Longo, Carol Kane, David Furnish, Danny DeVito, Molly Ringwald, Eric Fischl, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Julian Schnabel, Calvin Tomkins, Dodie Kazanjian, David Ross, Walter Robinson, Jerry Saltz, Laurie Simmons, and Cindy Sherman, etc. It's a real art world romance as fun, glamorous, and pathologically self-absorbed as the one you suspect exists.

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4. Iris Rose, FF Alumn, at Payan Theater, Manhattan, Oct. 3-11

The newly-formed Theater of the Grasshopper presents six Grimm’s fairy tale adaptations that stick closely to the creepy originals, performed by Noelle McGrath DePaula and her real-life children, Juliet and Colin. Quick transformations are facilitated by a backdrop of many pockets and a stack of multiple tablecloths constructed by FF Alum Iris Rose, who also wrote the adaptation and directed (and made the costumes and the puppets and the poster…). The quirky original songs are performed by Hugh Hales-Tooke, assisted by a fourth DePaula, eldest daughter Lily.

Appropriate for kids, if they like scary stories.

Payan Theater/Roy Arias Theatre Center at the Times Square Art Center
300 West 43rd St., 5th Floor (near 8th Ave.)
Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St.
Fri. & Sat. Oct. 3, 4, 10, & 11 at 7:30; Sun. Oct. 5 & 12 at 2:00
$15 for adults, $10 for children under 13 Call 212-677-0878 for reservations

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5. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, in Esopus, NY, Sept. 17

LINDA MARY MONTANO: AS MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA

Linda Mary Montano will "perform" as MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA at a private senior citizens retreat, Mt St Alphonsus Seminary, September 17, 2008, Esopus, N.Y.

For performances, Art/Life Counseling, teaching, videos:
LINDA M MONTANO
THE ART/LIFE INSTITUTE
185 ABEEL ST
KINGSTON , N.Y. 12401
845-246-4482
www.bobsart.org ; www.vdb.org

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6. Rev. Billy, FF Alumn, at Astroland, Brooklyn, Sept. 7

Urgent! Astroland Receives Last Rites!

September 7, 2008 -- Astroland, beloved playground of the people will close today after 45 years of rides and delight. The operators were unable to negotiate a new lease with developer Joe Sitt and are thought to be moving the rides to Honduras.

Come join Savitri D, Saint Dick Zigun, and Reverend Billy as they put the developer in charge of this travesty on trial.

Between 2 and 4pm we will prowl around but meet us at 3pm in front of Coney Island USA for the main event.
Take the D, Q N or F train to Stillwell Avenue (last stop). This takes about 45 minutes from midtown Manhattan
1208 Surf Ave. between Stillwell Ave. and West 12th Street

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7. Mark Tribe, FF Alumn, in Manhattan, Sept. 7

Port Huron Project 6: Let Another World Be Born

Public reenactment of a 1967 speech by Stokely Carmichael

Will take place tomorrow:
Sunday, September 7, 2008, 5:00 PM
East 43rd St. at Tudor City Place, New York, NY
All the way east on 43rd Street
Subways 4, 5, 6, 6, S to Grand Central

This is the sixth event in the Port Huron Project, a series of reenactments of Vietnam-era protest speeches organized by artist Mark Tribe. This event is presented by Creative Time as part of their 2008 public art initiative Democracy in America: The National Campaign. Generous support provided by Creative Capital and Brown University.

More information about the project and video of previous reenactments is available online at http://porthuronproject.net.

To get involved, email porthuronproject@gmail.com.

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8. Yvette Helin, FF Alumn, at Thai Café, Brooklyn, thru November, and more

Thai Café 925 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint.

The Thai Cafe owner loves art and always has works up by local artists. Ursula Clark curates the shows for him and the work usually stays up for about 2 months. This is a cafe with the greatest Thai food around. It is the original Thai restaurant that precluded it's sister restaurant, Planet Thailand in Williamsburg. They will have a buffet out during the opening so you can sample their food and they serve wine too, so yes, free wine!

and

See my Peds in NYtimes in Metro Section, B-5, Sept. 2, 2008

And online at: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/02/neighbors-ladies-and-gentlemen/?oref=login

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9. David Khang, FF Alumn, at access Gallery, Vancouver, BC, thru Oct. 11

ACCESS presents:
Animal - Animus
Erin Perry
Amy Thompson
Guest curated by David Khang

Place: ACCESS GALLERY 206 Carral Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1 / 604.689.2907 / info@vaarc.ca

Time: September 6 - October 11, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday September 5, 7pm (as part of SWARM 9 )
Curator's Talk: Saturday September 6, 1pm

This two-person exhibition features the works of two local emerging artists and Emily Carr University alumni, Amy Thompson and Erin Perry.

Amy Thompson's Faces is a series of frontal photographic portraits of birds. As a volunteer for a local wildlife organization, Thompson used her contacts as an opportunity to create photographs of birds in convalescence. The frontal composition and the direct gazing-back of the avian subjects challenge the viewer to question how we as humans are to look at inter-species relations beyond the allegorical.

Erin Perry's drawings, sculptures and installations frequently incorporate animals, and are perhaps imbued with an uneasy animus. Perry whimsically mixes together organic materials – both human and animal (e.g. eye covers made of shark meat, pillows with fins and tails made of cartilage). These become cathected objects that act as material entry point into her uncanny subconscious. We recognize the objects, yet we do not readily or always recognize the relations between the objects. We are forced to reckon, or to re-cognize their/our relations.

David Khang is a visual & performance artist who selectively writes and curates as a part of his collaborative and discourse-oriented practice. For Access, Khang has curated together two of his former students from Emily Carr University for their Vancouver debut.

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10. Karen Finley, Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw, FF Alumns, at Joe’s Pub, Manhattan, Sept. 2

With the Republican convention as a backdrop, it gives me great pleasure to present legendary performance artist Karen Finley and a slew of guest artists, gender benders, pundits, intellectuals, proclaimers, addicts, tramps take to the stage at Joe's Pub, with hissy fits to startle, enrage, engage and give their damn opinion. Featured performers include New York City Opera diva Lauren Flanigan; performance artist John Kelly; Obie Award-winning Split Britches duo Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw; slam poet RonAmber Deloney; conceptual artist John Sims and actor Matthew Modine who will read Arthur Miller's letter to Joseph McCarthy.

Free Speech Zone is part of the ongoing We The People series at Joe's Pub. In a highly politicized and overspun media world, Joe's Pub provides an oasis for First Amendment frivolity. On the first Tuesday of every month, Joe's Pub throws a celebration of art, opinions, and politics from a diverse group of outspoken artists and performers. Infamously a member of the NEA 4, Ms Finley's work is well know for its political content, her lastest full length show Impulse to Suck is a no-holds barred exploration of the recent Governor Spitzer scandal. Likewise, the cabaret show at Joe's will be a charged investigation of the current climate in America politics in the run up to this year's Presidential election. I hope you'll join me for this very special evening.

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11. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 10-Oct. 2

t.error - your fear is an external object
Menu Point - Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle Budapest
September 9 - October 15, 2008

Siemon Allen (RSA/USA), Francois Bucher (CO), Rainer Ganahl (USA), Alia Hassan-Khan (PK/USA), Ayoung Kim (KO), Pia Lindman (FI), Andrea Schneemeier (HU), Jari Silomaki (FI), Xaviera Simmons (USA), Zsolt Vasarhelyi (HU), Bryan Zanisnik (USA)

Bryan Zanisnik: Remembrance of Things Past (80 Year War series ), 2006, video, color, sound 7 min.

Violence as a deeply rooted unconscious instinct dominates the written history of humankind, and its images are present in culture since the earliest representations. Growing fear in contemporary western societies and the manipulated representation and notion of violence has modified its imagery, together with its perception and interpretation. The exhibition seeks to show how contemporary artists are dealing with, and relate to, the image of violence in the world of spectacle.

Curators: Anikó Erdősi, art historian and Attila Hetesi, visual artist
Project-coordinator: Marianna Mayer
Special thanks to Alexa Czizmadia, Eike Berg and Kati Simon
Side events of the exhibition:

I.) Screenings (Műcsarnok Lecturer Hall)

September 10, 2008, 4 p.m.; October 2, 2008, 5 p.m.
Francois Bucher: White Balance (2002, single channel video, color, sound32 min.)
Coco Fusco: Operation Atropos (2006, video, color, sound, 50 min.)
Amar Kanwar: A Season Outside, (1997, video, 30 min)
Bryan Zanisnik: 4 videos from the "80 Year War" series
Family Reunion (2006, video, color, sounds, 6:21 min.)
Next of Kin (2007, video, color, sounds, 4 min.)
Staying Alive (2007, video, color, sounds, 2.31 min.)
The Cold War (2007, video, color, sounds, 1:56 min.)
September 24, 2008, 4 p.m.; October 9, 2008, 5 p.m.
Johan Grimonprez (B): Dial h-i-s-t-o-r-y (1997, video, color, sounds, 68 min.)
More info about the screenings on:
http://www.mucsarnok.hu/new_site/index.php?lang=en&inf_id=30

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12. Laura McGough, FF Alumn, at NYU, Manhattan, Sept. 20

Feeding Frenzy – One Day Symposium and Exhibition on Food and Performance

How to do things with food: A symposium on food and performance
Saturday, September 20, 2008. 9:30a-5:00p
New York University
721 Broadway, 6th Floor
Department of Performance Studies

9:30am Opening comments
9:45-11:15 Panel
Performative Food: What Food Does
Moderator: Karen Shimakawa
Darra Goldstein Hot Prospekts: Dining in the New Moscow”
Yael Raviv “Ice Cream, Cookies, and Sausages: Thoughts on the practical implications of food in performance”
Priscilla Ferguson “Haut Chocolat: Our Chocolate, Ourselves”

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30-1:00p Artist Roundtable I
Eating the Other? Art, Identity,
and the Politics of Consumption
Alex Chang, Curator
Zhang Hongtu, Visual artist
Chee Wang Ng, Multi-media artist

1:00-2:30 Lunch
2:30-4:00 Artist Roundtable II

Devouring Technologies:
Food, Art, and Machines
Laura McGough, Curator
Steve Bradley “Ultra-Gastrosalata” (2008)
Kelly Dobson “Blendie” (2003-04)
Tectonic Industries “the longer I sit, the less inclined I am to stand up” (2006-07) * works by these artists will be on exhibition in the Performance Studies Department throughout the symposium

4:00-4:15 Break

4:15-5:15 Reading
Eduardo Machado, from Tastes Like Cuba: An Exile's Memories of Home (2007)

Participant Bios:

Steve Bradley is an inter-media artist who investigates the subtle and small sounds that are often below the threshold of human hearing. Using minimal processing he draws out the micro artifacts from his surrounding external and internal environment(s) that becomes the core material for video, networked live performance, and low-power pirate radio. In 1998, Steve Bradley founded art@radio, a net.radio broadcast project through which he conducted streamed projects in remote locations performing simultaneously. He is the founder and active member of URBANtells, a collective that focuses on the interface between cityscape/architecture and urban culture. His sound work has been produced by Die Wohltemperierte Kuche, Alien Productions/edition Kunstradio, DISContact, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, and Public Guilt Records. Bradley teaches at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and is the graduate program director of the Imaging and Digital Arts MFA program.

Alexandra Chang is an arts writer, filmmaker and independent curator. She has curated exhibitions and written on contemporary art, graffiti, design and architecture. She has served as the managing editor for Art Asia Pacific magazine and features editor for “amNew York.” Her writing has appeared in Art Asia Pacific, ArtKrush, Asiance magazine, Art in Asia, amNew York, Hyphen, Time Magazine, Chicago Tribune, among other publications. She is also the Director of Public Programs & Research Manager at A/P/A Institute at NYU and holds a Master's from the NYU John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master's program in Humanities and Social Thought with a concentration in Asian American Art History. Her book Envisioning Diaspora: Asian American Visual Art Collectives is available in the U.S. in Fall 2008 (Timezone 8 Limited).

Kelly Dobson is an artist and engineer exploring the relationships between people and machines. She is currently a 2006 Rockefeller New Media Artist fellow and a visiting artist at the MIT Media Lab after recently receiving her PhD from MIT for work in the realms of art, design, engineering, psychology and society. Combining research in digital signal processing, machine learning, and robotics, she is working on a series of companion machines and developing an area of personal, societal, and psychoanalytical engagement termed Machine Therapy in response to the overwhelmingly pervasive effects of machines in everyday life. Machine Therapy is tangentially about the parapraxis of machine design – what machines do and mean for people other than what we consciously designed them to do and be used for.

Raul Vincent Enriquez works in various media, including photography, animation, live performance, moving image, beans, and sound. He has a history of hosting events, such as the Bean and Cheese Burrito Party and the ongoing Salon Desayuno Robusto, which foster mastication among audience members. Enriquez's work is geared toward revitalizing social relations and interactions in many different contexts. His animated "wiggly" portraits create unnervingly candid moments of extreme eye contact between subject and viewer; his live food performances re-energize the flaccid mass-market food service dynamic by shaking up visitors' expectations of "service."

Priscilla Ferguson is a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. Her work ranges from analysis of the literary field in France to studies of the post-revolutionary French novel through explorations of an emerging national culture in France over the 19th century. Her most recent book, Accounting for Taste: The triumph of French Cuisine (2004), examines the elaboration and institutionalization of cuisine and gastronomy as prime components in the formation of French identity. Her current research focuses on the dynamics of material culture.

Darra Goldstein is the Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Russian at Williams College, Editor in chief, Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture (published by University of California Press), and Food Editor, Russian Life Magazine. Her numerous publications include Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005 (with Sarah Coffin and Ellen Lupton), Culinary Cultures of Europe: Identity, Diversity and Dialogue (edited with Kathrin Merkle), and The Georgian Feast: The Vibrant Culture and Savory Food of the Republic of Georgia, which received the Julia Child Award for Best Cookbook of the Year in 1994.

Eduardo Machado is the author of over forty plays including The Cook, Havana is Waiting, The Floating Island Plays, Once Removed, and Stevie Wants to Play the Blues. His plays have been produced at Seattle Repertory Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, Hartford Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Mark Taper Forum, Long Wharf Theatre, Hampstead Theatre in London, American Place Theatre, The Cherry Lane Theatre, and Repertorio Español, among many others. He has received four National Endowment for the Arts grants, two Rockefeller Foundation Playwriting grants, and grants from The TCG Pew Charitable Trust and The Berrilla Kerr Foundation, among many others. His plays have been published by the Theatre Communications Group and Samuel French. Mr. Machado is currently INTAR Theatreʼs Artistic Director, and is Head of Playwriting in the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. “Tastes Like Cuba: An Exile's Hunger for Home,” a food memoir by Eduardo Machado and Michael Domitrovich, was recently released by Gotham Press.

Laura McGough is a curator, media artist, and food activist. Over the past 20 years, she has organized exhibitions, screenings, and performances for organizations in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Her writings on the visual arts, technology, and performance have appeared in such publications as Sculpture, New Arts Examiner, Experimenta and the online journals geekgirl, culturetext and digital creativity. She has served on the editorial boards of Performance Research and FUSE Magazine and from 2000 to 2003 was employed as the Multidisciplinary Specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts. Laura is currently exploring the intersection of food and performance through the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU and working with a community farm in Beacon, NY to address issues of food justice and food security within her local community.

Chee Wang Ng is a multidisciplinary artist in New York City. Trained in architecture, he graduated from Rhode Island School of Design. Born in Malaysia to a traditional Chinese family, his conceptual monumental size photographic series “Eaten Your Fill of Rice?” explores the identity of the Chinese Diaspora in the global society by reevaluating, challenging, and modernizing traditional Chinese allegory that draws upon ancient literature, metaphor, and mythology. The first part of this on-going series was featured in the photographic journal, Nueva Luz.

Yael Raviv combines her background in theater and the culinary arts by teaching courses on food and performance in New York University's Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health Department. She received her PhD in Performance Studies from NYU and writes about nationalism and cuisine in her native Israel. Raviv also produces culinary events, most recently “Umami: food and art festival” in New York City.

tectonic industries is a collaborative art partnership of the Danish artist Lars Boye Jerlach and the British artist Helen Stringfellow. tectonic industries examines the artifice inherent within the creation of the modern myths and belief systems of popular culture. At the heart of the investigation lies a fascination with visual, literal, televisual and cinematic pop culture that centers on appearances and narrative. Referencing immediately identifiable cultural signifiers in conjunction with our seemingly endless quest for self-improvement, tectonic industries creates mixed-media installations that scrutinizes our all encompassing desire for instant gratification and immediate satisfaction. They are currently based in St. Paul, USA.

Zhang Hongtu was born in China in 1943. He has lived in the U.S. since 1982. Beginning in the 1980s, Zhang created paintings, sculptures and mixed media installations utilizing Mao's image to express his ideas about the Communist China and the Culture Revolution (1966-1976). Among his most well-known works are his Pop Mao series that have adorned everything from Quaker Oats boxes to Vivienne Tam's line of clothes. In the last decade, Zhang's works began to question the complex relationships between the traditions of old China and the West today, as seen in his large-format Shan Shui paintings among other works. Zhang has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at the Smart Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of Art, Queens Art Museum, China Squared Gallery, Princeton University Art Museum, and Asia Society among others. He has been written on by scholars and critics including Orvell Schell, Wu Hung, Alice Yang, Jonathan Hay, Art AsiaPacific, Asia-Pacific Sculpture News, Asian Art News,New York Times, Newsday, and the Wall Street Journal.

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13. Nao Bustamante, FF Alumn, at vertexlist, Brooklyn, Sept. 13, 8:30 pm

VertexList has the pleasure to present New Blood, a group exhibition which "probes the empty, vacant, and vacuous nature of a world full of things where perception and the direct experience of real-life are blurred by the dense atmosphere of media, consumption, and entertainment."

Feturing video, new media and installations by
Nao Bustamante, Sasha Dela, Sergio De La Torre, Double Happiness, Sujin Lee,
Jeanne Verdoux and Lance Wakeling
Curated by Charles Beronio.
The reception will take place at vertexList on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, 7pm - 10pm.
The exhibition will be on display until Sunday, Oct 12th 2008.

"Given to Want", a live performance by Nao Bustamante @ 8.30pm (free)

"New Blood" marks a turning point at vertexList and the beginning of a new 5-year plan of growth and development. The work in the exhibition looks back several years through the different subjective lenses of the artists and also considers our current cultural landscape. The artists of New Blood examine their experiences and surroundings to engage and embrace the world we live in to reveal its submerged and hidden meanings and narratives. Examining the banal, absurd, and sublime nature of the overlooked, day-to-day surface manifestations of our consumerized culture and its deeper (il)logic, inner structure, and architecture--New Blood reveals the forces at play in the spaces and places we inhabit and reside in as well as the concealed range of emotional experiences that occur in these settings from boredom, loneliness, and longing, to desire, love, and violence (both bodily and economic). The exhibition probes the empty, vacant, and vacuous nature of a world full of things where perception and the direct experience of real-life are blurred by the dense atmosphere of media, consumption, and entertainment.
Charles Beronio

http://www.vertexlist.net

Nao Bustamante is an internationally known performance and video artist originating from the San Joaquin Valley of California. Her (often precarious) work encompasses performance art, sculpture, installation and video. Bustamante has presented in Galleries, Museums, Universities and underground sites all around the world. She has exhibited, among other locales, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts, and the Kiasma Museum of Helsinki. In 2001 she received the prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman fellowship and in 2007 named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, as well as a Lambent Fellow. Currently Bustamante holds the position of Associate Professor of New Media and Live Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. www.naobustamante.com

vertexList -- 138 Bayard St Brooklyn NY 11222 * Tel/Fax: 646 258 3792 * email:info@vertexlist.net-www.vertexlist.net

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14. Valerie Tevere & Angel Nevarez, Mark Tribe, FF Alumns, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Sept. 13, and more

DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA: THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN

MOBILE PROJECTS
PROSPECT PARK, WILLINK ENTRANCE (NEAR THE CAROUSEL, LEFFERTS HISTORIC HOUSE; ON FLATBUSH AVE), BROOKLYN:
SEPTEMBER 13, 12-6 PM.

FLUSHING MEADOWS-CORONA PARK , QUEENS:
SEPTEMBER 14, 12-6 PM

This September, Creative Time will present three separate mobile, participatory projects that will travel to parks in Brooklyn and Queens before convening at the Democracy in America Convergence Center. These mobile projects engage a diverse public by reinterpreting everyday frameworks of social interaction (such as newspapers, broadcast radio, and food) to stimulate dialogue around politics and civic life.

While visiting Flushing Meadows-Corona and Prospect Parks, Nevarez and Tevere will invite the public to sing along to songs of protest with Another Protest Song: Karaoke with a Message. Their songbook will include the most thought-provoking, volatile, politically oriented songs of the 20th and 21st centuries.

http://www.creativetime.org/programs/archive/2008/democracy/mobile.php

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15. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at Last Rites Gallery, Manhattan, thru Oct. 11

Last Rites Gallery is proud to present "Dark Pop"

Last Rites Gallery
511 W. 33rd Street
NYC
212-529-0666
www.lastritesgallery.com

Show open through October 11th, 2008

Last Rites Gallery and guest curator Andrew Michael Ford (director of Ad Hoc Art, curator of Deep Pop) have gathered several of today's brightest art stars to present a collection of truly 'dark art' from an incredibly talented and diverse group of artists. The results, we believe, are nothing short of astounding! Participating artists include: Ron English, Gary Taxali, Isabel Samaras, Esao Andrews, Kozyndan, Sarah Joncas, Camilla d'Errico, Lisa Alisa, Gaia, Chris Stain, D'holbachie, Jeff McMillan, Tessar Lo, Gilbert Oh, Pagan, Nathan Lee Pickett, Peripheral Media Projects, Sometimes, Nicole Steen, Imminent Disaster, David MacDowell, The Dirty Fabulous, Connie Wang, Jaeran Won, Ewelina Ferruso and more!

Isabel Samaras
isamaras@mac.com
www.devilbabe.com
http://isamaras.wordpress.com/

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16. Vito Acconci, Jo Andres, Lillian Ball, Charlie Clough, Sue De Beer, Nicole Eisenman, Barbara Ess, Michelle Handelman, Lynn Hershman, Yoko Inoue, Alison Knowles, Louise Lawler, Robert Longo, Larry Miller, Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky, Linda Montano, Matt Mullican, Barbara Pollock, Carolee Schneemann, Cindy Sherman, James Siena, Robin Tewes, FF Alumns, at Phillips de Pury & Co., Manhattan, Sept. 18

AUCTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART TO BENEFIT ISSUE PROJECT ROOM
September 18, 2008
Phillips de Pury & Company
450 West 15 Street, New York
www.phillipsdepury.com
Reception 6 – 10 pm
Live Auction 8 – 9 pm
Silent Auction 6 – 10 pm
Featuring live musical performances
by Duane Pitre, Ha Yang Kim & Marc Ribot
Admission $ 50 - $150 (sliding scale)
RSVP and ticket information:
reservations @ issueprojectroom.org
347.351.3442
www.issueprojectroom.org/auction.html

ISSUE Project Room, “one of the warmest and best sounding rooms in New York” (Artforum), was recently awarded a 20 year lease at 110 Livingston Street in downtown Brooklyn. Your support will help us restore this room as we build a permanent home for the future of experimental culture. Includin g works by

Vito Acconci, Nils Folke Anderson, Jo Andres, Paolo Arao, Kenseth Armstead, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Peggy Awesh, Lillian Ball, Donald Baechler, Burt Barr, John Beech, Ashley Bickerton, Andrea Blum, Margaret Bowland, Olaf Bruening, Charlie Clough, Tony Conrad, Peggy Cyphers, E.V.Day, Sue De Beer, Elena Del Rivero, Devon Dikou, Daniella Dooling, Luke DuBois, Sam Durant, Shawn Dulaney, Nicole Eisenman, Alexandra Eldridge, Barbara Ess, Tony Feher, Suzanne Fiol, Barnaby Furnas, Margaret Harris, Ingo Gunther, Michelle Handelman, Antonio Diez Hernandez, Jim Hodges, Wayne Gonzales, Lynn Hershman, Joe Holmes, Ryan Humphry, Yoko Inoue, Michael Joo, Robin Kahn, Jon Kessler, Todd Knopke, Alison Knowles, Jutta Koether, Albert Kresch, Louise Lawler, Zach Layton, Jen Liu, Robert Longo, John Lurie, Christian Marclay, Edward Mapplethorpe, Bradley McCallum, Larry Miller, Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky, Linda Montano, Thurston Moore, Matt Mullican, Vik Muniz, Nobuho Nagasawa, James Nares, Carsten Nicolai, Tony Oursler, Carissa Pelleteri, Kembra Pfahler, Barbara Pollock, Lee Ranaldo, Kevin Ryan, Carolee Schneemann, Noah Sheldon, Cindy Sherman, James Siena, Laurie Simmons, Leah Singer, Patti Smith, Eve Sussman, Jude Tallichet, Robin Tewes, Edin Velez, Kelley Walker, Dan Walsh, Martynka Wawzyniak, Alyssa Wendt, Marina Zurkow

auction committee

Jo Andres, Mary Barone, Kathy Brew, Steve Buscemi, Paula Cooper, Michael Flutie, Isa Freeling, Angela Gentilcore, Michelle Handleman, Chris Henry, Steven Johnson, Charlotta Kotik, Robert Longo, Christian Marclay, Lizanne Merrill, Moby, Vik Muniz, Marissa Olson, Lee Ranaldo, Elena del Rivero, Kevin Ryan, Charlie Scheips, Brent Sikkema, Leah Singer, Walter Sudol, Michelle Thursz, David Weinstein

Issue Project Room
232 3rd Street , Brooklyn 11215
+1 718 330 0313
www.issueprojectroom.org
hors d’oeuvres provided by
YOU ARE INVITED

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17. Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens, FF Alumns, in Zagreb, Croatia, Oct. 9

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND and COLLABORATE IN
ANNIE SPRINKLE &
ELIZABETH STEPHENS'
GREEN WEDDING QUEER ZAGREB
Thursday, October 9th, 2008
ARRIVE: 19:30, CEREMONY: 20:00, RECEPTION/PARTY: 22:00

Themes: Love, Earth, Environmentalism and Green

We, Elizabeth M. Stephens & Annie Sprinkle have dedicated ourselves to doing art projects that generate and celebrate love. This is the 'Love Art Laboratory. www.loveartlab.org/ It is our response to the violence of war and the excessive greed, intolerance and cynicism in our culture. Love Art Lab is a seven-year project and each year is devoted to a different theme and color (a structure inspired by Linda M. Montano's 14 Years of Living Art.). We are now in the fourth year of our project. Each year we have a big performance art wedding. We ask for no material gifts, but invite people to help us co-create the wedding. Be a part of the greenest wedding at the biggest queer event in Central and Eastern Europe – Queer Zagreb festival.

OUR VOWS: We will make vows to love and cherish the Earth. We invite you to join us in taking these vows along with us if you so choose.

WHERE: TO BE ANNOUNCED

WHO IS INVITED: Friends, community members, people of all sexual orientations, and YOU plus your guest(s).

FOR TICKETS: make reservations at queerzagreb@gmail.com or buy them online at www.eventim.hr (cost is 18 USD / 80 Kuna) after September 16th

PEOPLE WHO COLLABORATE GET A FREE TICKET.

DRESS: Everyone please wear green and dress in the theme(s) of the wedding. Be formal, not so formal, in costume, sculptural attire, or be as you wish. But whatever you wear, please make it GREEN. For example; green evening gown, elf, forest ranger, Green Goddess, herbalist, Martian, hemp bikini girl, praying mantis, Green Whore, Al Gore, leprechaun, Earth Mother, a tree, Jolly Green Giant, Robin Hood, green snake handler, Girl Scout, bio-diesel dyke.

DURING THE WEDDING: Green beverages, green hors d'oeuvres, and green wedding cake will be served.

NO MATERIAL WEDDING GIFTS PLEASE! HOWEVER WE WELCOME YOUR COLLABORATION IN THE CREATION OF THE WEDDING. Attend purely as a guest, or be a guest-collaborator. Feel free to be non-traditional or traditional. WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE TO DO IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ABOUT THE BRIDES, but about the themes of green, love, environmentalism, earth, compassion, equal rights or whatever you think is relevant for the day. We will weave all your collaboration requests into a gala extravaganza. Collaborators will be credited in the wedding program and on our web site,www.loveartlab.org/ and the festival's site www.queerzagreb.org

No special skills or talents are required.

IF YOU PLAN TO COLLABOARTE WITH US: WRITE TO queerzagreb@gmail.com or PHONE US AT + 385 1 4820 094

Tell us what you would like to do. NO SPECIAL SKILLS OR TALENTS ARE REQUIRED

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please visit the virtual home of the Love Art Laboratory at www.loveartlab.org

See photos and videos of our past weddings for inspiration. Some group rate hotel rooms will be available.

With love, Annie M. Stephens and Elizabeth M. Sprinkle XXX

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18. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Sept. 27

Fawzia Afzal Khan and Annie Lanzillotto in "Sext of Saudade"

Dixon Place
258 Bowery, (between Prince and Houston)
2nd Floor
Saturday, September 27th
8:00 pm
$15
www.dixonplace.org

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

www.annielanzillotto.com

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19. Maria Yoon , FF Alumn, at Henry St. Settlement, Manhattan, Sept. 18-20

Maria the Korean Bride Fans and Art Lovers!
IT’S THAT TIME… ONLY TWO WEEKS AWAY.
I LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING MY SUMMER ADVENTURES…AND MUCH MORE. NOT TO BE MISSED MY LIVE PERFORMANCE ON STAGE!
YES, TICKETS WILL BE ALSO SOLD @ THE DOOR
OR http://www.mariathekoreanbride.com/mkb_store2.htm
SEE YOU SOON!
Maria (the Korean Bride)

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20. Marie Sester, FF Alumn, in Singapore Biennale, Singapore, thru Nov. 16

For friends and colleagues,

September 11 - November 16, 2008, ACCESS is featured in the Singapore Biennale 2008.

September 12 - November 5, 2008, large-scale prints of EXPOSURE are featured in the 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale.

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21. Lance Horne, FF Alumn, at Ars Nova, Manhattan, Sept. 9

I hope you can come see one of these three special events this month. Be sure to book tickets in advance as the rooms are intimate and likely to sell out.
All the best,
Lance

NYC: Ars Nova Uncharted Series presents
LANCE HORNE: 9/9 @ 9
$15

with special guests Lea DeLaria & Alice Ripley

Multi-talented musical visionary Lance Horne ushers in the fall with nine brand-new songs written especially for this 9/9 show. Just composed over the last nine nights of the Perseid meteor shower, these ethereal, ravishing compositions will sweep you into autumn on a wave of lyric-driven, piano-infused sound. Horne’s adrenaline-fueled music is equal parts sexy and sly, and will haunt you long into the cold winter nights. For one night only, he will be joined by all-star musicians Yair Evnine, Josh Giunta, Jessica Hershberg, and Nick Wincenc. Special guests Lea DeLaria and Alice Ripley grace the stage, joining the celebration of all things "9".

Strong advance-- get your tickets now!

511 W 54th & 10th Ave.
http://arsnovanyc.com/uncharted/
https://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=LAN6

LA: Upright Cabaret presents
OPEN ALL NIGHT: THE SONGS OF LANCE HORNE
9/19 & 20 9pm
$15

Featuring Alice Ripley, Jennifer Leigh Warren
Tom Lowe, Julie Garnye, Tracie Thoms
with the composer at the piano
and special guest Alan Cumming

Join us as we present Emmy-Award winning singer-songwriter Lance Horne's West Coast premiere with a cast of New York and LA's best. Upright Cabaret presents a collection of Horne's newest & brightest material, including "Chemistry", the number from the One Life to Live musical that garnered Horne with this year's Emmy for Best Original Song. Horne reunites with Broadway firecracker Alice Ripley (Side Show, The Who's Tommy) and teams up for the first time with the incomparable Jennifer Leigh Warren ( Big River, Lipstick Jungle). Fresh from Les Mis at the Hollywood Bowl, Upright Cabaret fixtures Tom Lowe and Julie Garnye join Tracie Thoms (Rent, Cold Case) and special guest Alan Cumming for an unforgettable evening of high notes, comic turns, and fresh tunes. OPEN ALL NIGHT celebrates the joy of life in unstable times.

www.uprightcabaret.com
www.inticketing.com Keyword: Upright
Tickets on sale Friday!

LA: The House of Blues Sunset Strip presents
LANCE HORNE & THE ONE NIGHT STANDS
9/25 11:15pm in The Foundation Room
with special guest Teal Wicks (LA's Elphaba)
$15 door, $10 with flyer

We are proud to present the House of Blues debut of Juilliard upstart Lance Horne and his band, The One Night Stands. The 1NS sports the late night alchemy of Brain Reardon on bass and Chris Jago on drums following their respective performances in 9 to 5 and Wicked. The set features Emmy-winning Horne on keys and vocals and welcomes special guest singer Teal Wicks, coming directly from her star turn that night as Wicked's green witch.

Come rock out in style in the prestigious Foundation Room. 21 and over, entrance on Sunset.

www.myspace.com/lancehorne
http://www.hob.com/tickets/searchresults.asp?venue=Sunset%20Strip
Tickets on sale Monday!

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22. Buzz Spector, FF Alumn, at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, December

Hi.

I will be opening a survey of work in December, at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI. The exhibit will focus on my work with/of handmade paper since 2002. There will be a catalogue published after the exhibit is installed.

All best,

Buzz

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23. Joyce Cutler-Shaw, FF Alumn, in Beijing, China, thru Sept. 17

Joyce Cutler Shaw at Ku Art Center (August 2 – September 6, 2008) and Olympic Fine Arts 2008 (August 11 – September 17, 2008), Beijing, China

Chinese Calligraphy Biennial 2008, Beijing

The first international Chinese Biennial, the inaugural exhibition of Chinese character spatial art derived from hanzi, traditional Chinese writing, will be on display at the Ku Art Center, China Base in Beijing from Saturday, August 2, 2008 through September 6, 2008. Gathering works by 51 international artists for this exhibition of spatialized hanzi alongside dimensional works inspired by it, the exhibition underscores the spatial structure of Chinese characters, an under recognized form of sculptural practice, with a category newly termed “hanzi spatialized Chinese character art.” More information is available at www.kuartcenter.com.

The Dimensional Alphabet of Bones, by Joyce Cutler-Shaw, consists of twenty-six pairs of hand carved wood characters with hand applied silver leaf surface, 2003-2008. Overall installation dimensions are 12 inches by 180 inches.

Olympic Fine Arts 2008, Beijing

WORLD/CIRCLE, by Joyce Cutler-Shaw, is a limited edition digital print (72 inches x 72 inches / 182.88 cm x 182.88 cm) on archival Moab Entrada Rag Natural paper. It was selected for exhibition at the Olympic Fine Arts 2008 which opened in Beijing, China, with a ceremony on August 11, 2008. The exhibit will be on display until September 17, 2008, when it will travel internationally. The works will then become part of the Olympic Fine Arts 2008 permanent collection. A catalogue will be available. Further information is available at www.2008arts.org

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24. Lorraine O’Grady, FF Alumn, at Alexander Gray Associates, Manhattan, thru October 11

Miscegenated Family Album
September 10 – October 11, 2008
Reception for the Artist: Wednesday, September 10, 6:00–8:00 pm

Alexander Gray Associates is delighted to present Lorraine O’Grady’s iconic series, Miscegenated Family Album (1980/94). Since the early 1980s, O'Grady has challenged class, racial and gender ideologies in performance and photo-based installations. These works combine both opposition to philosophies of division and exclusion and humanist studies of women throughout history. O’Grady describes her approach as “presenting hybridized notions of aesthetics and identity to rediagram the politics of diaspora.”

Miscegenated Family Album is Lorraine O'Grady's 1994 photo-installation of cibachrome diptychs. Originating from her 1980 performance work, Nefertiti/Devonia Evangeline, this 16-part photographic series juxtaposes appropriated images from O’Grady’s family history with images of iconic Ancient Egyptian sculptures. The image pairs draw uncanny aesthetic parallels, while weaving together narratives that connect personal stories with historical events.

The installation has appeared in exhibitions at numerous venues, including The Art Institute of Chicago; the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; and the Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Denmark. The exhibition at Alexander Gray Associates will be the first time the entire series has been shown in New York.

Lorraine O'Grady was born in Boston, MA in 1934 to West Indian parents. Studying economics and literature, she had several careers: an intelligence analyst for the United States government, a literary commercial translator, and rock critic. Throughout the 1980s, O’Grady was active within the alternative New York art world, lending a voice to the new wave of feminism that took into account cultural perspectives that were underrepresented during the feminist movements of the 1970s. In addition to her work as a visual artist, O’Grady has also made innovative contributions to cultural criticism with her writings, including the now canonical article, Olympia's Maid: Reclaiming Black Female Subjectivity. In 2007, her work was a centerpiece of the landmark exhibition, WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, organized by Connie Butler for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and she was a resident artist at Artpace San Antonio.

Alexander Gray Associates is a contemporary art gallery and advising firm based in New York. Our exhibition program focuses on mid-career visual artists who emerged in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Through consulting and collection advising, we provide expertise for our individual and corporate clients. Our ultimate goal is to provide a direct experience with Modern and contemporary art that encourages discourse around art's role in the advancement of culture. Gallery hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Alexander Gray Associates
526 W 26 St #1019
New York NY 10001
212 399 2636

www.alexandergray.com

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25. David Khang, FF Alumn, at OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA, thru

Please feel free to drop by if you happen to be in SoCal, and of course for friends/mentors in LA who may not have seen recent works.

www.davidkhang.com

For Immediate Release
Animal Magnetism: An all media juried exhibition
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
117 N. Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA
714.667.1517 www.occca.org
September 4 to 27, 2008
Opening Reception September 6th, 6 PM to 10 PM

Juror: Mat Gleason,
editor and publisher of Coagula Art Magazine

Animals, real and imaginary. We fear them, pamper them, tame them, trap them, eat them, lobby on their behalf, experiment on them, strut them as status symbols, and exterminate them. How do contemporary artists represent them?

From the caves of Lascaux, to the halls of the Louvre, there is no escaping them. With their long pedigree in the history of art, they prowl the great museums of the world. And today, animals leap from the work of contemporary artists, symbolically expressing their ideas and emotions. OCCCA's terrific exhibition space will showcase a menagerie of superb examples of this trend, from the traditional to the avant-garde, from the realistic to the fantastic, in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video and new media

A catalog of works will accompany this exhibition.

Orange County Center For Contemporary Art
117 N Sycamore. Santa Ana, CA 92701
714 667 1517 • Th-Sun 12-5pm, Fri-Sat 12-5, & 5-9 *call for evening availability
1st Saturday Receptions: 6-10pm • First Friday Films: 8pm

OCCCA is located at the corner of 2nd and Sycamore in the Santa Ana Artists Village. There is no entrance fee. Please see the web site for more information, or call the gallery during regular operating hours.

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art Is an artist run California nonprofit corporation. OCCCA affiliate artists are committed to presenting contemporary art exhibitions in an atmosphere conducive to discussion without censorship.

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26. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Joe’s Pub, Oct. 5, 7 pm

OCTOBER 5th 2008 7pm
celebrate the 10th anniversary Joes Pub NYC --
NORA YORK to celebrate my 10th wedding anniversary...the amazing band & I will perform a retrospective of Nora York projects from the last ten years... Or more.

I dreamed I saw: music of Jimi Hendrix and Stephen Foster

LOVE CRAZY
WHERE’s GOD??
WHAT I WANT
POWER/PLAY

And our recent project....

FURTIVA LAGRIMA
Featuring:
Kevin Burdette- voice
Charlie Giordano - accordian
Peter Grant- drums

Dave Hofstra- bass
Jamie Lawrence- keyboards
Dorothy Lawson- cello
Sherryl Marshall- voice
Steve Tarshis- guitar

7pm! early. One show only
reserve today!
JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street | NY, NY 10003
Tickets 20$
available at The Public Theater box office
By phone at 212-967-7555 or
click here for tickets
http://www.joespub.com/component/option,com_shows/task,view/Itemid,40/id,4177

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27. Joan Jonas, FF Alumn, in Yokohama, Japan, thru Nov. 30

Yokohama Triennale 2008

Peter Fischli & David Weiss,
"Parts of a Film with a Rat and a Bear" 2008 Copyright Peter Fischli David Weiss. Courtesy Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Matthew Marks Gallery, New York; Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Cologne/Munich/London.

TIME CREVASSE
September 13 - November 30, 2008
Yokohama Triennale 2008
Yokohama , Japan
http://www.yokohamatriennale.jp

Preview: September 12 (Fri), 10am-8pm
Press Conference: September 12 (Fri), 1pm at Red Brick Warehouse No.1
Opening Reception: September 12 (Fri), 6pm at Osanbashi Hall

( Yokohama International Passenger Terminal)

Special Opening Program: September 13 (Sat) - September 15 (Mon)

The much-anticipated inauguration of Yokohama Triennale 2008: TIME CREVASSE will take place this upcoming Saturday, September 13. Various artists' performances are held during the first weekend as part of the Special Opening Program, including the following: (*Time/location will be announced on the website, if not indicated below)

Terrence Koh (White Silent Parade)
September 12th (Fri) 9:00pm*

Jompet and Waguri Yukio (Java's Machine Phantasmagoria)
September 13th (Sat)* at Shinko Pier Exhibition Hall

Jonathan Meese Dr. NO-METABOLISM IN MOOMINGYM like SO (BABYKINGKONG IS BACK IN FANTOMAS-GYM, thanks…1912-2012)
September 13th (Sat)* at Shinko Pier Exhibition Hall

Jimmy Robert (Figure de style)
September 13th (Sat)* at NYK Waterfront Warehouse

Aki Sasamoto
September 13th (Sat)* and September 14th (Sun)* at NYK Waterfront Warehouse

Jorge Macchi and Edgardo Rudnitzky (Twilight)
September 13th (Sat) 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, and 3:00pm, at Sankeien Garden

Joan Jonas (Reading Dante)
September 13th (Sat) 10:30am at Red Brick Warehouse No. 1

Saburo Teshigawara (Fragment of Time)
September 13th (Sat) 1:00pm and 6:00pm at NYK Waterfront Warehouse

Christian Holstad and Claude Wampler
September 13th (Sat) 2:30pm at Red Brick Warehouse No. 1

Mathias Poledna with Steven Prina
September 13th (Sat) 4:00pm at Red Brick Warehouse No. 1

(Above schedule is subject to change. The most recently updated calendar can be found on the official website) http://yokohamatriennale.jp/2008/en/event/calendar

Artistic Director: Tsutomu Mizusawa
Curators: Daniel Birnbaum, Hu Fang, Akiko Miyake, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Beatrix Ruf
Main Venues: Shinko Pier Exhibition Hall, NYK Waterfront Warehouse (BankART Studio NYK), Red Brick Warehouse No.1
Other Venues: Sankeien Garden, Yokohama Landmark Plaza, Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal, Yokohama China Town

Artists:
Marina Abramović, Arakawa Ei with Mukai Mari, John M. Armleder, Matthew Barney, Jérôme Bel, Ulla von Brandenburg, Cao Fei, Paul Chan, chelfitsh (Okada Toshiki), Cho Minsuk and Joseph Grima with Storefront Team, Nikhil Chopra, Tony Conrad, Keren Cytter, Hanne Darboven, Trisha Donnelly, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Didier Fiúza Faustino, Luke Fowler and Tsunoda Toshiya, Mario García Torres, Douglas Gordon, Rodney Graham, Shilpa Gupta, Haino Keiji, Sharon Hayes, Christian Holstad, Cameron Jamie, Kuswidananto a.k.a Jompet, Joan Jonas, Miranda July, Mike Kelley, Hassan Khan, Pichet Klunchun, Terence Koh, Kosugi Takehisa, Mark Leckey, Tim Lee, Jorge Macchi and Edgardo Rudnitzky, Paul McCarthy, Jonathan Meese, Gustav Metzger, Naito Rei, Nakanishi Natsuyuki, Nakaya Fujiko, Hermann Nitsch, Ohmaki Shinji, Ono Yoko, Pak Sheung Chuen, Philippe Parreno, Falke Pisano, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Mathias Poledna, Stephen Prina, Nick Relph and Oliver Payne , Pedro Reyes, Jimmy Robert, Sasamoto Aki, Tino Sehgal, Tanaka Min, Teshigawara Saburo, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Tsui Kuang-Yu, Danh Vo, Tris Vonna-Michell, Claude Wampler, Cerith Wyn Evans

Organizers
The Japan Foundation
City of Yokohama
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Asahi Shimbun
The Organizing Committee for the Yokohama Triennale

***For those without an invitation but wish to attend the preview, please apply for accreditation at the following URL within the next 24 hours. Accreditation will close at 12 midnight, September 10. http://yokohamatriennale.jp/2008/en/pr/registrants/new

Contact
PR@yokohamatriennale.jp
Yokohama Triennale Office c/o The Japan Foundation
4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004, Japan
Tel. +81-3-5405-8686 (9am–6pm)

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28. Jaime Davidovich, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, Sept. 11

ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
32 SECOND AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10003; (212) 505-5181 fax (212) 477-2714
For Immediate Release August 15, 2008
Contact: Stephanie Gray at publicity@anthologyfilmarchives.org

ALL CIRCUITS ON PRESENTS:
DR. VIDEOVICH
Thursday, September 11 at 7:30

With Dr. Videovich (Jamie Davidovich) in person!
An early 70s art-TV-video pioneer who'd been compared to

today's Dr. Phil, THE DAILY SHOW, and BORAT

Cable TV wasn't always the monolith of 1500 commercial channels it is today. In its glory days public access television was the incubator for all sorts of ambitious, rambunctious creative endeavors. Jaime Davidovich got in on the video scene in the early 1970s, a move that inspired him to put his paintbrushes and canvases aside and focus attention on the new medium's media. His television apotheosis was as Dr. Videovich, host of the weekly variety program THE LIVE! SHOW. Mixing high and low cultures, THE LIVE! SHOW featured interviews, opinions and performances with real and invented personalities from the art world along with live call-ins, art lessons, and the Video Shop, which sold an unbelievable assortment of television-related kitsch. As inspired as Ernie Kovacs, it is refreshing to know that this engaging, delightfully quirky program was beamed into the homes of millions.

In fact, THE LIVE! SHOW! resembles many current satirical shows like THE DAILY SHOW and films like BORAT. The NEW YORK TIMES compared Dr Videovich as a combination of Andy Kaufman and Bela Lugosi. TIME OUT NY has compared Dr Videovich with the current Dr Phil.

We are thrilled to host Mr. Davidovich in person, who will talk about his television tenure and the quixotic view of cable television that was the progenitor for YouTube. We will screen a specially prepared collection of rare grooves from Davidovich's studio, and hear insights into the early days of Cable – when everything seemed possible.

"These works were done as part of a series of pieces dealing with satire about the art world and the gap between avant-garde art and popular culture." —Jamie Davidovich

Organized by Rebecca Cleman (EAI) & Andrew Lampert (Anthology). Support for this series comes from the Experimental Television Center's Presentation Funds, which is supported by public funds from the Electronic Media and Film Program of the New York State Council on the Arts. Special thanks to Sherry Miller Hocking.

SELECTED DVDS AVAILABLE BY REQUEST
IMAGES AVAILABLE
PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT INTERVIEWS

To request screeners, an image, inquire about interviews or further information, email Stephanie Gray: publicity@anthologyfilmarchives.org

About Anthology Film Archives: Founded in 1970, Anthology's mission is to exhibit, preserve, collect documentation about, and promote public and scholarly understanding of independent, classic, and avant-garde cinema. Anthology screens more than 900 film and video programs per year, publishes books and catalogs annually, and has preserved more than 700 films to date.

Directions: Anthology is at 32 Second Ave. at 2nd St. Subway: F or V to 2nd Ave; 6 to Bleecker.

Tickets: $8 for adults, $6 for students & seniors; $5 for members.

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29. Lynn Hershman Leeson, FF Alumn, at New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA, opening Sept. 24

The Floating Museum (1975-1978): Lynn Hershman Leeson
Lynn Hershman Leeson
September 24 - October 25, 2008
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 24, 7-9pm

New Langton Arts presents a selection of documents and ephemera from the archive of The Floating Museum , a project produced by Bay Area artist Lynn Hershman Leeson between 1975 and 1978. The Floating Museum was an early, unprecedented, artist-curated model for exhibiting public and site-specific art.

A pioneering organization, The Floating Museum commissioned artists to create installations in rural landscapes, public buildings, city streets, and prison courtyards, as well as in the non-space of sound and the airwaves. Encouraged to use nontraditional art forms (at the time) such as video, performance, and environmental installation, Bay Area, national, and international artists produced over four hundred projects. Artists that showed with The Floating Museum included: Michael Asher, Eleanor Antin, Newton and Helen Harrison, Gordon Matta Clark, Robert Harris, Teresa Hak Kyung Cha, Douglas Davis, Peter Weihl, Motion, Judith Barry, Terry Fox, Natasha Nicholson, Paul Cotton, Bonnie Sherk, and many others. The Floating Museum allowed artists who did not fit the boundaries of the gallery to produce and present their work. A fundamental concept of The Floating Museum was to recycle existing resources and spaces, with the intention of bringing the artist’s work directly to the viewer in public places, transforming local sites into temporary exhibition spaces. The Floating Museum was structured as a collaborative, self-organized rotating system supported by membership donations.

Langton showcases an extensive selection of digital images from the archive of The Floating Museum , including, among others, the exhibitions HERRATA (a collaborative exhibition with Jo Hanson and Pat Tavenner to correct the errors and omissions of women in local museum exhibitions); Global Space Invasion Phase I (a show that presented new works by artists that traveled from California to various parts of the globe creating works that related to the countries they visited), Global Space Invasion Phase II (an exhibition produced in collaboration with SFMOMA that used spaces in the city – from the Bay Area Rapid Transit to elevators and alleys – for staging the work of over one hundred artists), and the San Quentin Mural Project produced by the prisoners of San Quentin. Alongside ephemera from the Global Passport show, Langton will display a selection of underground comics, documentation by Eleanor Antin, Suzanne Lacy, and Peter d’Agostino, and an interview with Lynn Hershman Leeson about the history of The Floating Museum . The Archive of Hershman Leeson’s The Floating Museum resides at Stanford University Library.

The Floating Museum (1975-1978) is part of Lynn Hershman Leeson: A project of Life² , a year-long exhibition series on the work of Lynn Hershman Leeson initiated by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and jointly organized by the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the de Young Museum, the Hess Collection, New Langton Arts, SFMOMA, and the 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge at the San Jose Museum of Art.

New Langton Arts
1246 Folsom Street
San Francisco , CA 94103-3817
For further information: 415.626.5416
www.newlangtonarts.org

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30. Cary Peppermint, FF Alumn, at OTO, Brooklyn, Sept. 5

Hi All,

If you are in the NYC area tonight then come on over to Over The Opening (AKA MTAA's studio) in Brooklyn for the debut of our EcoArtTech performance

“Externalities: Wilderness and its Others." Hope to see you there!

-Cary & Christine

On September 5 from 7pm to 10pm, OTO kicks off their second season with EcoArtTech¹s Performance ³Externalities: Wilderness and its Others²

http://www.tinjail.com/over_the_opening/

EcoArtTech (Christine Nadir & Cary Peppermint) continue to rethink relations between humans, technics, technology, and the environment with ³Externalities: Wilderness and its Others² a networked, video-based performance piece. The performance will examine the conditions of possibility for getting back to ³nature²

Co-founded in 2005 by Christine Nadir and Cary Peppermint, EcoArtTech works with digital, networked, and sustainable technologies and contemporary environments to create art about the environmentality of modern life. Drawing on a wide range of literary, artistic, and theoretical fields, our aim is to imagine new, healthy, and sustainable relationships between animals, humans, and their environments and technologies.

Friday, September 5, 2008
Starts at 7:00pm Over The Opening (AKA MTAA's studio)
60 North 6th St.
Brooklyn , NY

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31. G. H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, at POPS Plazas, Manhattan, Sept. 11-14, and more

gh_news/ 09/02/08

Artists Meeting, a light hearted group of artists who have been working together for two and a half years, is presenting a series of performance / interventions in the POPS Plazas of the Financial District in Lower Manhattan.

G.H. Hovagimyan is a founding member of Artists Meeting. For schedule and maps go to: http://artistsmeeting.org

Media Advisory: Sept.11th – 14th
From: Artists Meeting – http://artistsmeeting.org
Title: Public Exhibition Space

Artists Meeting, a light hearted group of artists who have been working together for two and a half years, is presenting a series of performance / interventions in the POPS Plazas of the Financial District in Lower Manhattan. POPS plazas (privately owned public space) are plazas which real estate developers have created over the years to receive special favors from the city such as a tax abatement or the approval to build a much higher building than zoning allows. The POPS spaces have recently come under scrutiny in the press because many of the owners have reneged on their agreements and privatized the spaces making them inaccessible to the public. (see: New York Times, Real Estate Section, BIG DEAL; Home Sweet Home on the Plaza, By JOSH BARBANEL, Published: December 17, 2006)

The Plazas are often pocket parks or simply a series of benches that office workers use to sit and eat their lunch or take a break from their cubicles. Artists Meeting will offer interesting and challenging performances that will entertain, provoke thought and activate the public nature of these spaces. For instance, the group will make the uncomfortable POPS benches more amenable by adding custom fabricated cushions, that would be at home in any high-end Soho Designers’ Loft. The pillows will be distributed by a performance artist (pillow man) bedecked by pillows that he will detach from his costume as part of the performance.

Pillows for (POPS), Date: Sept. 11th to 14th, Time:continuous, Financial District, various locations, Artist - Artist Meeting

Artists Meeting has enlisted the help of an upstart firm, Frowners Global that will set up information / sympathy tables to help relieve the job stress of local office workers.

Frowners' Global, Date: Sept.12 & Sept.13, Various times, Financial District, various locations, Artist - Artist Meeting

If you are downtown and on your way to the South Street Seaport Museum you can stop at 200 Water Street, and experience an interactive sound artwork by Leesa & Nicole Abahuni. This gentle audio feedback occurs when passerby sit in the brightly colored metal chair at the base of the non-functioning (and perhaps first) digital clock of the former New York Cocoa Exchange building. Public Experiment #2 - sound piece using metal benches, Date: Sept.13, Time:

12 noon (continuous), Financial District, 200 Water Street, Artists - Leesa & Nicole Abahuni

The street layout of Lower Manhattan grew from the original chaotic footprint of a unplanned village that was the original 17th Century Dutch Colony of New Amsterdam. The absurdity of skyscrapers on an old town layout of narrow streets and micro-plazas creates a darkness and oppressiveness on its' inhabitants that inspired Maria Joao Salema to create a series of “Pleasant Places” postcards based on Dutch fantasy landscape prints from the same period. She will copy a series of Dutch fantasy landscapes from the 17th century onto postcards and give them out to people. Maria Joao Salema remarks that the Netherlands of that period was the beginning of the sort of free market trading capitalism that Lower Manhattan stands for now.

Pleasant Places – free postcards, Date: Sept.11 to Sept.14, Time:

noon to 5pm, Location: 55 Broad St., Financial District, Artist - Maria João Salema

On a more thoughtful note, Daniel Blochwitz wishes to point out the ambiguous nature of the privately owned public spaces. He questions whether the real estate developers and corporations really intend for the POPS spaces to be truly public. To highlight this the group will use barricade tape with the words, NOT PUBLIC, printed on it to symbolically block off several of the POPS spaces.

Not Public!, Date: Sept. 11-14, Time continuous, Financial District, various locations, Artist - Daniel Blochwitz

The Financial District is the end destination for countless commuters from New Jersey. Driving your car into work every day is something that almost every person does. There are many stresses that people don’t account for that range from the entirely person distress of being snarled in traffic to the global stress of global warming brought on by automobile exhaust fumes. To point these out, Eliza Fernbach has created a billboard on route 1 & 9 in New Jersey with the words, Rushing to Your Death? printed on it, she will also be handing out rushing to your death bumper stickers. Rushing To Your Death? – Billboard and stickers, Date: Sept. 11th to 14th, Time:

continuous, Billboard on NJ Routes 1&9 Eastbound towards Manhattan.

Visible on the left hand side of the road before the Pulaski Skyway.

http://www.rushingtoyourdeath.com

Artist - Eliza Fernbach

After 9/11 Lower Manhattan became an armed camp. Many of the federal buildings and the streets of the financial district have steel and concrete barricade that protect the buildings and stop pontential truck bombers from coming close to their targets. The re-building of the WTC site has been slow with many changes that effect the feelings of those who yearn for a memorial to the developers concern for maximum square footage and the city’s real fear that the WTC and the Financial District are prime terrorist targets. Two pieces highlight these aspects and also question the public spaces that are being limited by the fear of terrorists.

Emoticon Job-There are few symbols which so fully represent the spirit of friendship, happiness and peace as the smiley face.

Originally created by Harvey Ball in 1963 as a means to ease worker tensions caused by the aftermath of a corporate merger. Today the icon has integrated itself into all aspects of our networked world and is a fitting reminder to the workers downtown as Wall Street copes with the current financial crisis. The project calls attention, through the use of posters and stickers, to the sense of fear that shrouds downtowns’ public spaces and the insecurity workers feel today. Emoticon Job, Sept. 11th to 14th (continuous), Financial District, Artist - Lee Wells

G.H. Hovagimyan will do an intervention on September 11th with specially printed barricade tape. The tape has the words Unknown Unmade Unseen Undone on it. These words evoke all the emotions surrounding the WTC site and function as a temporary silent memorial.

Barrier Tape Piece - UnknownUnmadeUnseenUndone Sept. 11th (noon) - Millennium Hotel & WTC site, Sept. 12th, (noon-7pm) Artist – G.H. Hovagimyan & Thomas Hutchison

The Artists Meeting group has spent several long days walking and researching the POPS plazas of downtown. G.H. Hovagimyan says that the plazas reminded him of the 1965 movie Alphaville by Jean Luc Godard. James Andrews then remarked Plazaville which inspired G.H. to shoot a series of videos inspired by the Godard film in the POPS plazas.

Plazaville - video remake, Sept.13 & 14. (noon-7pm), Artist - G.H.

Hovagimyan

Finally Raphaele Shirley will do a temporary sculpture installation that will also be a closing party called, “ Melted City.” The event is inspired by the architecture and the vision of what New York might look like if it melted like ice cream in the sun. The work involves, lasers, sounds and the audience who show up for the event. Melted City - Site specific installation, Date Sept.14th, Time:7pm-10pm,

Location: 60 Wall St., Plaza.Raphaele Shirley

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G.H. Hovagimyan will have two new experimental videos in the Split Festival for New Film this year. The pieces are Collapse and Assembled Cinema. The works are delivered via the internet. Each piece is a series of separate scenes that is randomly assembled on the fly. There is no beginning or end to the works. The works are being presented as projection pieces. You can access the pieces via a mac and a quicktime player using the open URL pulldown menu. For Assembled Cinema -> open URL -> rtsp://nujus.net:8000/anxiety.sdp For Collapse -> open URL -> rtsp://nujus.net:8000/collapse.sdp

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32. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at Woodstock Town Hall, Woodstock, NY, Sept. 13

Roberta Allen reads stories from a new manuscript called NOW THAT HE'S DEAD.

Sat. Sept. 13th, 2:30PM
Woodstock Town Hall
76 Tinker St .
Woodstock , NY
845 679-9837

www.robertaallen.com
646.241.4648

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33. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at Identity Bar, Manhattan, Sept. 4, and more

Radio Wonderland welcomes the fall and the election media season with: Freaks and Geeks, a free outdoor show, and more...

Thu 04 Sep 2008: Freaks and Geeks, East Village

Freaks and Geeks "Eclectric" Cabaret Show Erotica + Electronica
Sideshows + Go Gos
Performance + Magic

10pm+ Thursday 4 September 2008
Freaks and Geeks
@ Identity Bar 511 E. 6th Street between Aves. A & B, NYC 10009
$6.00 • 212-995-8899

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Sat 27 Sep 2008: Le Petit Versailles, East Village

Sunset outdoor show with the towering writer, artist and consummate authority on things avant, Richard Kostelanetz. 6pm

Saturday 27 September 2008
Le Petit Versailles
346 E. Houston Street between Aves. B & C, NYC 10002
Rain or Shine • FREE (but donations gracefully accepted) 212-529-8815

Le Petit Versailles is a NYC public community garden in the East Village that presents a season of events including art exhibitions, music, film/video, performance, theater, workshops and community projects from May - October. LPV is a project of Allied Productions, Inc., a non-profit arts organization.

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Fri 03 Oct 2008: Pixilerations Festival, Providence RI
Pixilerations [v.5]: fragments & (w)holes New Media Festival sponsored by RISD & Brown University. Part of the 2008 FirstWorks Festival.
10pm Friday 3 October 2008
Club Pixil
@ tazza caffe
250 Westminster St. , Corner of Union St., Providence, RI 02903
FREE • 401-421-3300

Pixilerations [v.5] is a new media exhibition and festival in Providence, RI, presenting more than 60 artists who use non-traditional materials such as sound, biotechnology, interactive games, holography, robotics, and virtual environments, among them Heidi Kumao, Gail Wight, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Joshua Fried, Stephen Travis Pope, Maggi Payne and many more.

Coming later this fall:

Radio Wonderland joins those sexy music geeks (and freaks),

NWEAMO: New West Electro Acoustic Music Organization

Sat 18 Oct 2008: NWEAMO in Miami
Thu 30 Oct 2008: NWEAMO in Stony Brook, NY
Fri 31 Oct 2008 - Sat 01 Nov 2008: NWEAMO in New York, NY (The Tank)

{RADIO WONDERLAND -- turning the bits and bytes of commercial culture into the driving backbeat to our dance of independence.}

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34. Doug Beube, Joyce Kozloff, Mel Watkin, FF Alumns, at HUC, Manhattan, thru February 5, 2009

Envisioning Maps

September 2, 2008 - February 5, 2009

Thirty-three contemporary artists employ maps - real or imagined - as metaphors for human relationships, historical experience, social values, global politics, and issues of identity and heritage.

Reception: Thursday, September 25 at 5:30-7:30 pm
PHOTO ID and RSVP Required: to Katie Moscowitz at
kmoscowitz@huc.edu or (212) 824-2293;
Location: One West 4th Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street), Manhattan
Subway: R/W to 8th St./NYU; 6 to Astor Place; A/C/E/B/D/F/V to W. 4th St.

Hours: Mondays through Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Selected Sundays (October 19, November 23, December 14, and January 25), 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE. Photo ID required.

Group Tours and Information: Elizabeth Mueller, emueller@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205,

www.huc.edu/museums/ny.

Participating Artists:

Lynne Avadenka
Tony Berlant
Harriete Estel Berman
Doug Beube
Josh Dorman
Susan Erony
Ayana Friedman
Janet Goldner
Leslie Golomb
Melissa Gould
Archie Granot
Barbara Green
Maty Gronberg
Karen Gunderson
Jane Hammond
Burt Hasen
Tamar Hirschl
Gillie Holme
Mike Howard
William Kentridge
Joyce Kozloff
Iris Levinson
David Newman
Marc Petrovic
Mark Podwal
Archie Rand
Elaine Reichek
Irit Rosenberg
Ben Schacter
Paula Scher
Peter Sys
Ann Sperry
Mel Watkin
Paul Weissman

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35. Christa Maiwald, FF Alumn, at Solar, East Hampton, NY, thru Nov. 3

ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND, WHAT CAN BROWN DO FOR YOU?

What Can Brown Do For You?

Sheila Breck
Santiago Garza
Christa Maiwald
Esperanza Mayobre
Dulce Pinzon
Michael Pribich
Aurelio Torres

Seven Artists explore perceptions, conceptions, prejudices, and stereotypes of the Latin American Immigrant in the United States of America.

Selected by Esperanza León

30 August - 3 November
Opening Reception for the Artists
Saturday, August 30th, 2008, 5-8 p.m.

SOLAR
44 Davids Lane
East Hampton , New York
www.artsolar.com
info@artsolar.com
631.907.8422

A 20-page, full-colour catalogue will be available

To view the exhibition online, visit http://www.artsolar.com

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36. David Khang, FF Alumn, at Gallery 206, Vancouver, BC, thru Oct. 11

ACCESS presents:
Animal - Animus
Erin Perry
Amy Thompson
Guest curated by David Khang

Place:
access GALLERY 206 Carral Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1 / 604.689.2907 / info@vaarc.ca

Time: September 6 - October 11, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday September 5, 7pm (as part of SWARM 9 )
Curator's Talk: Saturday September 6, 1pm

This two-person exhibition features the works of two local emerging artists and Emily Carr University alumni, Amy Thompson and Erin Perry.

Amy Thompson's Faces is a series of frontal photographic portraits of birds. As a volunteer for a local wildlife organization, Thompson used her contacts as an opportunity to create photographs of birds in convalescence. The frontal composition and the direct gazing-back of the avian subjects challenge the viewer to question how we as humans are to look at inter-species relations beyond the allegorical.

Erin Perry's drawings, sculptures and installations frequently incorporate animals, and are perhaps imbued with an uneasy animus. Perry whimsically mixes together organic materials – both human and animal (e.g. eye covers made of shark meat, pillows with fins and tails made of cartilage). These become cathected objects that act as material entry point into her uncanny subconscious. We recognize the objects, yet we do not readily or always recognize the relations between the objects. We are forced to reckon, or to re-cognize their/our relations.

David Khang is a visual & performance artist who selectively writes and curates as a part of his collaborative and discourse-oriented practice. For Access, Khang has curated together two of his former students from Emily Carr University for their Vancouver debut.

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37. Dale Goodson, R. Sikoryak, FF Alumns, at Bowery Poetry Club, Sept. 7

1st SUNDAYS COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL...NEW TIME

Special Howl Festival Show
First Sundays is now at a *new* location!

Sunday, September 7th, 6:00pm
at the BOWERY POETRY CLUB
308 Bowery (between Houston and Bleecker)

Tickets $10, $7.00 for students
hosted by JAY STERN and VICTOR VARNADO
Special Howl Festival Screening!
Featuring Arts of the East Village and the Lower East Side
Including:

"Videos by Dale Goodson"
written and directed by Dale Goodson
East Village poet, comedian and filmmaker Dale Goodson presents works from days gone by, as well as a world premiere.

"Masterpiece Comics"
written and directed by R. Sikoryak
Literary masterpieces and comics as you've never seen them before.
(In glorious Powerpoint!)

"Masters of the Universe"
written and directed by Kevin Maher
Kevin Maher bares a bit of his soul and plays the bongos.

"Why, Grandma?"
written and directed by Chandler Simms
Part of the "Wanna Be a Star" contest, starring audience member Polina Roytman!

FIRST SUNDAYS @ The Bowery Poety Club

308 Bowery (between Houston and Bleecker) $10 ($7.00 for students).

http://www.firstsundays.com/

Have a comedy film or know someone who does? Bring it to the show for consideration in next month's show. (VHS or DVD only). The revolution is in your hands!

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38. Circus Amok, FF Alumns, September 2008 schedule, NYC

YES YES YES! FREE FREE FREE!
The CIRCUS is Coming!! The CIRCUS is Coming!!

New York 's renowned, acclaimed, award-winning, astounding one-and-only CIRCUS AMOK presents:

"SUB-PRIME SUBLIME"

FREE FREE FREE *** ALL REAL *** ALL ALIVE *** FREE FREE FREE

September 6-28, 2008.

Acrobatic Economists, Fantastical Free-Falling Free Markets, Tenanacious Tenants, Querelous Quarks, Neurotic Neutrons, Vaulting Villains, Stupendous Stilters, Disco Dorothy, Lions and Tigers and Zebras Oh My!

Please check www.circusamok.org for weather updates***

SAT, SEPT 6 – UPPER WEST SIDE – Riverside Park - 2pm & 5pm
79th Street & Riverside Drive

SUN, SEPT 7– CONEY ISLAND, BROOKLYN – Coney Island - 2pm & 5pm
West 10th Street & Surf Avenue

MON, SEPT 8– EAST NEW YORK, BROOKLYN – MLK Park - 5pm
Miller & Dumont Avenues

WED, SEPT 10 – FT GREENE, BROOKLYN – Ft. Greene Park - 5:30pm
Myrtle Avenue & St. Edward's Street

FRI, SEPT 12 – SOUTH BRONX – St. Mary's Park - 5pm
St. Ann 's Avenue & St. Mary's Street

SAT, SEPT 13 – LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS – Socrates Sculpture Park - 3pm
Broadway & Vernon Boulevard

SUN, SEPT 14 – PROSPECT PARK, BROOKLYN – Prospect Park - 2pm & 5pm
Enter @ 9th Street & Prospect Park West

Show is at the base of the grassy hill near the dog beach.

WED, SEPT 17 – LOWER MANHATTAN – Columbus Park - 5:30pm
Mulberry & Worth Streets

FRI, SEPT 19 – SUNSET PARK, BROOKLYN – Sunset Park - 5:30pm
6th Avenue & 41st Street

SAT, SEPT 20 – GREENWICH VILLAGE – Washington Square - 2pm & 5pm
University Place & Washington Square South

SUN, SEPT 21 – HARLEM – Marcus Garvey - 2pm & 5pm
Madison Avenue & 122nd Street

WED, SEPT 24 – WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN – Bedford Playground - 5pm
Bedford Avenue & South 9th Street

FRI, SEPT 26 – LOWER MANHATTAN –Battery Park - 1pm & 5pm
Castle Clinton Plaza

SAT, SEPT 27 – LOWER EAST SIDE – Seward Park - 4pm
Canal & Essex Streets

SUN, SEPT 28 – EAST VILLAGE – Tompkins Square - 12pm & 3pm
Avenue A & East 7th Street

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED---Run Away and Join the Circus for a Day: Volunteers are needed at each and every show. If you'd like to join us for the day, please send an email to circusamokinfo@gmail.com, or call 802-274-0502.

SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!!

CIRCUS AMOK is NYC's internationally-acclaimed one-ring FREE traveling circus. The troupe was founded in 1989 and since 1994, we've been bringing fabulous, political circus spectacle to more than 10,000 diverse audience members in the parks of NYC each season. From East New York to the East Village, Jamaica to Harlem, CIRCUS AMOK dazzles audiences with our mix of traditional circus and variety arts, post-modern dance, street theater and performance art techniques, as we tackle the tough issues that touch New Yorkers: immigration, affordable housing, quality public education, police-community relations, healthcare for all and security post-9/11.

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39. Yvette Helin, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, Sept. 3, 2008

See my Peds in Nytimes today in Metro Section, B-5 or- I cut and pasted this from their online edition...

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/02/neighbors-ladies-and-gentlemen/?oref=login

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40. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, August 31, 2008, and more

August 31, 2008
The New York Times
On MetroCards’ Flip Side, Art Exhibits That Catch Collectors’ Eyes

By VINCENT M. MALLOZZI

What Lev Radin referred to as his “artwork collection” was on display in his Bronx apartment.

“I love these portraits of Fidel Castro and Nelson Mandela,” said Mr. Radin, a computer programmer who works in Manhattan. “But I must admit, my favorite is this one, of the New York City skyline, with the Statue of Liberty and the Chrysler Building off to the right.”

Mr. Radin, 55, who has spent several thousand dollars amassing his colorful collection over the past 14 years, had something else to add. “Some of these pieces have been swiped,” he said, and he meant that literally.

In 1994, the same year Mr. Radin left Samara, Russia, for Riverdale, the New York City subway token was going the way of the Third Avenue El, and the MetroCard arrived, allowing train and bus passengers to pay their fares electronically, with a single swipe of a thin plastic card.

Since then, Mr. Radin and many other memorabilia buffs have been collecting MetroCards, not for swiping, but for swapping, selling or simply saving what they consider to be miniature works of art, as the flip sides of the cards depict world leaders, landmarks, entertainers, animals, advertisements and a variety of other subjects and themes. In its first three years of existence, the MetroCard had a blue front, but since then it has been gold.

“Whenever I get a little extra money, I put it into buying some new cards,” said Sam Aronov, 51, a retired building superintendent who lives on the Upper West Side.

Two years ago, Mr. Aronov, a friend of Mr. Radin’s, created a MetroCard collectors group on Yahoo.

“Almost immediately, people started joining,” he said. “I had suspected a lot of people were really into these cards, which is why I started it in the first place.”

Mr. Aronov said the group now had 60 members, from around the country and around the world.

“As a collector, what I love is the quality of these cards and their thematic variety,” Gary Huff, 66, a member of the group who edits a newsletter for a card collectors club in Perth, Australia, where he lives, said in an e-mail message. “I’m planning a trip to New York next month, and hope to collect plenty of MetroCards during my stay.” The club collects MetroCards as well as other types of cards.

On Saturday, 18 MetroCard listings could be found on eBay. In recent auctions, a blue-front card advertising Anita Baker’s Grammy-nominated 1994 album, “Rhythm of Love,” went for $169.49, and a blue-front Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus card from 1995 fetched $122.50.

Someone on eBay also bid $20 for an expired student MetroCard, and someone else bid $520 for an expired MetroCard stamped “NYPD.” (A police MetroCard can be used while an officer is on duty.)

“We have customers out there who have been collecting these cards since Day 1,” said Margaret Coffey, the assistant vice president for marketing and service information for New York City Transit, whose department coordinates the production of MetroCards.

“We get a lot of calls from people who inquire about the availability of certain cards,” Ms. Coffey said. “All they are trying to do is make their collections as complete as possible; it’s really no different than collecting baseball cards.”

MetroCards are often produced in limited quantities and have limited runs. In 1994, for example, the Transit Authority issued a five-card set in honor of the Rangers’ winning the Stanley Cup. To commemorate the year, production was limited to 1,994 sets.

That set, along with thousands of other cards — including transit passes from Atlanta, Los Angeles and Tokyo — are a part of Mr. Radin’s collection, neatly displayed in four large binders. Along with the cards, one of the binders holds the seven kinds of subway tokens used by New York City straphangers in the 20th century.

Mr. Radin, sitting in his kitchen, proudly displayed the first MetroCards ever produced, a four-card set issued in January 1994 that features the New York skyline, Times Square, the World Financial Center and Grand Central Terminal. Mr. Radin went on eBay and paid $400 for the set, one of only 20,000 produced. His biggest eBay purchase, he said, was a limited edition New York Times card (another advertisement, issued in 1995), which set him back $700.

Brian Weinberg, 28, a transportation planner from the Bronx, considers his “Celebrate AirTrain JFK” MetroCard the crown jewel of his collection.

“I believe that it was only handed out to people who rode the JFK AirTrain on opening day,” said Mr. Weinberg. He said his favorite cards were those issued to recognize special events and dates for New York City Transit, like the series produced for the centennial of the subway system in 2004 and the two-card set issued in honor of the 75th anniversary of the A train in 2007.

Harley Spiller, a science teacher who lives on the Upper East Side and is known in the memorabilia world as Inspector Collector, said he was “on the case of the MetroCards from the very beginning.”

“What is most unique about the cards is that they form a diary of sorts that tells a history of New York City,” said Mr. Spiller, 49, who also collects, among other things, neckties, yellow pencils, and chewing gum from foreign countries (including banana-flavored Chiclets from Lebanon).

“For me,” Mr. Spiller said, “my MetroCard collection ranks very high on that list.”

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Harley Spiller’s exhibition SCRAWL was previewed in the Philadelphia Citypaper

http://www.citypaper.net/articles/2008/09/04/daytripper

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80 Arts - The James E. Davis Arts Building
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Tel: 718-398-7255
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