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Contents for December 15, 2008

1. Gary Corbin, FF Alumn, at HB Theater, Manhattan, thru Dec. 22
2. Peculiar Works Project, FF Alumns, at 258 Bowery, Manhattan, thru Dec. 14
3. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, Manhattan, Dec. 16
4. Rashaad Newsome, FF Alumn, at Happy Ending, Manhattan, Dec. 18
5. Isabella Samaras, FF Alumn, new film now online
6. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, at St. Mark’s Church, Manhattan, Jan. 19, 2009
7. G. H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn,  now online at http://turbulence.org/works/plazaville/
8. Simone Forti, FF Alumn, at Farmlab, Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 20
9. Yoko Ono, FF Alumn, in Shanghai, China, thru Dec. 15
10. Peter Gordon, FF Alumn, at The Stone, Manhattan, Dec. 20
11. Billy Curmano, FF Alumn, at Ed’s (No Name) Bar, Winona, MN, Dec. 20
12. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at Pulse, Miami, FL
13. Felix Gonzalez-Torres, FF Alumn, at Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY, thru Jan. 31, 2009
14. Ebon Fisher, FF Alumn, in Venice, Italy, Dec. 18
15. Dynasty Handbag, Nao Bustamante, FF Alumns, in The New York Times blog
16. Colette, FF Alumn, at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, thru April 2009
17. Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumn, in Düsseldorf, thru Jan. 11, 2009
18. Ron Littke, FF Alumn, radio play "No U Turn" on WJFF radio and streaming live

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1. Gary Corbin, FF Alumn, at HB Theater, Manhattan, thru Dec. 22

FRIENDS OF GLOBESCOPE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
GARY CORBIN IS FEATURED IN ANOTHER PRODUCTION
AND IS GENERATING A LOT OF POSITIVE BUZZ!!!
 
HB PLAYWRIGHT'S FOUNDATION, INC.
 
PRESENTS 

THE WAITING ROOM PLAYS
Donna DeMatteo, Executive Director

DECEMBER 10-22, 2008 

AT THE HB THEATER - 124 BANK STREET

26 SHORT PLAYS, 13 DIRECTORS & MANY ACTORS

INCLUDING GARY CORBIN PLAYING IN - "THE EXECUTIVE" BY HENRY HOLDEN
PORTRAYING AN ACTOR WITH A DISABILITY ON A CALL BACK AUDITION
SEE GARY CORBIN IN EVENING B PERFORMANCES 
8 PM - DECEMBER 11, 13, 17, 19, 21, 22
3 PM MATINEE - DECEMBER 14, 20

RESERVE TICKETS FOR BOTH EVENINGS BY CALLING - 212-989-7856

EVENING A - 8 PM - DECEMBER 10, 12, 14, 15, 18, 20
3 PM MATINEE - DECEMBER 13, 21

Seating is VERY limited (Sunday's already sold out, sorry) so reservations are absolutely necessary - RSVP now! And remember, this is a work-in-progress, so we hope you'll please stay afterwards to share your feedback - and some holiday cheer!

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2. Peculiar Works Project, FF Alumns, at 258 Bowery, Manhattan, thru Dec. 14

Peculiar Works Project presents
John Gay's The Beggar's Opera
with
Frank Blocker,* Diego Diaz (Thur & Sat), Mick Hilgers* (Wed, Fri, Sun), Sadrina Johnson,* Catherine Porter* and Nomi Tichman and live music from Antonio Arosemena, Geoffrey E. Hull, Benjamin Ickies and Megan Leach and original songs by
George Croom, Beth Falcone, Alex Hill, Benjamin Ickies,  Peter Kieswalter, Daniel Levy and Tracy Stark
 
Wednesday December 10th thru Sunday, December 14th at 8pm
 
258 Bowery, 2nd Floor
(1/2 block below Houston—formerly Dixon Place)
 
Admission: FREE
 
An 18th century satire with an over-the-top ensemble of 6 actors playing 23 roles, 4 musicians performing live, 14 eclectic new songs from 7 composers: 54 reasons to spend the holiday season with PWP
a Peculiar Worksites performance
 
adaptors Christopher Burney, Myrel Chernick and Barry Rowell
stage and production designer Myrel Chernick
musical arranger/orchestrator Benjamin Ickies
dance & fight choreographer Kriota Willberg
costumes Tara Hills
lighting Justin Sturges
stage manager Jeni Shanks
vocal coach C. Colby Sachs
production associate Emma Malika
producer Ralph Lewis
director Barry Rowell
 
reservations rsvp@peculiarworks.org or 212 529 3626

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3. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, Manhattan, Dec. 16

ESP-Disk' Live
A contemporary music series
With MC & poet in residence: Steve Dalachinsky

First 30 people in the door get a FREE CD

Tuesday December 16th

10pm
Septimania (a percussive apertif)
Josh Kretzmann, Matt Mclaren, Jonathan Thomas (wood, skins & metal)
Frank Difficult (keyboard and processing

10:30pm
Alan Sondheim (ESP 1048 & 1082) solo
Supporting the re-issue of his 1st ESP release

11pm
Barnacled (ESP 4049) CD release show
Frank Difficult - electronics keyboard
Michael Jeffries - baritone saxophone
Jason McGill - alto saxophone, percussion, shortwave radio
Matt McLaren - drums, percussion
Alec K. Redfearn - accordion
Ann Schattle - horn in f
Erica Schattle - bassoon
Chris Sadlers - bass
Nicotina - guitar

@ The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery Street NYC
$10

The full ESP-Disk' catalog will be on sale at the show!

Alan Sondheim Mail archive:  http://sondheim.rupamsunyata.org/
To access the Odyssey exhibition The Accidental Artist:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Odyssey/48/12/22
Webpage (directory) at http://www.alansondheim.org
sondheim@panix.com, sondheim@gmail.org, tel US 718-813-3285

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4. Rashaad Newsome, FF Alumn, at Happy Ending, Manhattan, Dec. 18

DANCE PARTY!!!

Hello all Its that time again. Please come out and celebrate me getting older. There will be great music by DJ's Timmy+Total Freedom, Telfar and Kingdom.
Also 2 for 1 drinks ;-)

Hope to see you there!

Happy Ending Lounge
Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 11:00pm
302 Broome St.
New York, NY
2123349676
info@rashaadnewsome.com

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5. Isabella Samaras, FF Alumn, new film now online

You may or may not have had a chance to see the crazy set we built in the back studio, but we were invited to do a film for the fabulous site Creepy Christmas, an online advent calender of the macabre.  Our (very) short animation posts today!  You can read all about it and find links in today's blog blather:  http://isamaras.wordpress.com/

You better watch out!

i.

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6. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, at St. Mark’s Church, Manhattan, Jan. 19, 2009

BOOTY OBJECT
by Kathy Westwater

Sourcing the Beastie Boys, pirate-themed video games, and the writing of Weimar Republic philosopher Max Weber about the corruptibility of politicians by the spoils of politics and war, Booty Object investigates "the body as object" in late-capitalist USA. It features choreography by Kathy Westwater, visual design by Jae Lee, and performances by Abby Block, Ursula Eagly, Aaron Mattocks, and Kathy Westwater.

Booty Object is presented by Danspace Project as part of the FOOD FOR THOUGHT series on a program curated by Kate Garroway called Refresh. The program also features works by Laura Diffenderfer, Colleen Hooper, and Shannon Hummel.

Friday, January 19, 2008
8:30pm

Danspace Project
Located inside St. Mark's Church
at 2nd Avenue and 10th Street, NYC

Admission: $5.00 + 2 cans of food or $10.00
Make a reservation online here or call 212.674.8194

Food proceeds collected benefit the AIDS Service Center, a multi-service community organization that promotes the well-being, empowerment, and stability of persons living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS throughout the City and the neighboring areas (for more information, visit www.ascnyc.org).

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7. G. H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn,  now online at http://turbulence.org/works/plazaville/

Turbulence Commission: "Plazaville" by G.H. Hovagimyan, with Christina McPhee and Artists Meeting http://turbulence.org/works/plazaville/
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"Plazaville" is a new media video art work set in 21st century New York City. It is based on the classic 1965 movie "Alphaville" by Jean Luc Godard. The scenes from the original "Alphaville" are being re-enacted, interpreted and improvised upon by artists, actors and videographers. The piece uses the Internet as one means of distributing the short video clips. Viewers can download new scenes as they become available. This is somewhat like a serialized program but is not in any order. The videos can be viewed on computers, iPhones and large screen HD televisions (using AppleTV). "Plazaville" extends the notion of video-performance by using the idea of a movie shoot as vehicle for ephemeral performance art.

"Plazaville" involves a loose collaborative of artists in New York called Artists Meeting. The members are participating in the work as actors, camera-persons, set designers etc. G.H. Hovagimyan is the director, and Christina McPhee has added her superb camera work and improvisational narratives to several performance set-ups. Hovagimyan has also enlisted the help of several talented young actors to play the key roles.

"Plazaville" is a 2009 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

BIOGRAPHIES

G.H. HOVAGIMYAN is one of the first artists in New York to start working with the Internet and new media in the early nineties. His work ranges from hypertext works to digital performance art, installations and HD video.

CHRISTINA MCPHEE is an artist in video, photomontage, drawing; born in LA she lives in the central coast of California, just now starting a lectureship at UC Santa Cruz department of film and digital media; is a moderator for the -empyre- list and was a participating editor in the documenta 12 magazine project in 2007.

ARTISTS MEETING http://turbulence.org/works/plazaville/credits.html

For more Turbulence Commissions, please visit http://turbulence.org

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8. Simone Forti, FF Alumn, at Farmlab, Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 20

THERE HAS BEEN SOME CONFUSION, BUT
Simone Forti will be teaching Saturday Dec 20. 
The workshop meets 10:30am - 12:30.   See you there!

DANCEbank
10:30am-12:30pm, $12

at Farmlab / Metabolic Studio
1745 North Spring Street, #4
LA, CA  90012
www.farmlab.org

Live Thought Moving / Speaking Workshop
The improvisation is the kite. The chosen subject the thread that holds the kite as it rises on the wind of impulses, words, memories, movements and associations.  In this class we will write, improvise with movement and with movement and language, and write some more, letting these different activities influence each other.  Bring paper and pen.

Simone Forti is an improviser and writer. Her body of work spans her early minimalist dance-constructions, her animal movement / dance behavior studies and Logomotion News Animations. Her books include "Handbook in Motion", Nova Scotia College of Art & Design Press; and "Oh, Tongue", Beyond Baroque Books. She is currently an adjunct professor in the UCLA department of World Arts & Cultures, and a "mentor" recipient of a CHIME grant.

free & abundant street parking!
enter around the back of the building, through the garden, under the bridge
if you've never been to Farmlab, it can be a little confusing the first time, so here's a map:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1745+N+Spring,+90012&ie=UTF8&z=16&iwloc=addr

Show Box presents... DANCEbank

Show Box is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of Show Box (payable to Fractured Atlas) are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.  Support the continuation of projects like DANCEbank by making a tax-deductible donation  online:     https://www.fracturedatlas.org/donate/1490
 
cell  310-405-9376
www.myspace.com/dancemegwolfe
www.myspace.com/anatomyriot
www.itchjournal.org

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9. Yoko Ono, FF Alumn, in Shanghai, China, thru Dec. 15

Yoko Ono-Fly
Nov 23 - Dec 15, 2008

Exhibition Opening:
November 22, 2008, 19:00

Ke Center for the
Contemporary Arts
Kai Xuan Road 613-B,
Shanghai, 200051 China

http://www.kecenter.org

Exhibition Concept and Curator: Yoko Ono
Organized by Gunnar Kvaran and Biljana Ciric
Presented by Ke Center for the Contemporary Arts
Partner: Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Special Thanks to Intrude 366 Art &Life Project, Zendai MoMA

Press Conference: November 21, 2008, 15:00 at Ke Center for the Contemporary Arts
Artist will be present at the opening and press conference.

>From the time of her emergence in the New York art scene in the early 60's, Yoko Ono has been reinventing herself and the philosophy of her working methods continually, making her a pioneer of avant-garde practices. Her art crosses and blends the boundaries of Fluxus, Conceptual Art, and Happenings, within which she has sustained her many different roles as artist, composer, poet, and antiwar activist for decades.

Yoko Ono's work is not based in a studio practice, but rather closely connected to her way of living and approach to life. She wrote: "Art is not merely a duplication of life. To assimilate art in life is different from art duplicating life." Ono is one of the rare figures in the field of contemporary art that through her unparalleled practice has reached millions over the world.

Her significance on the international art scene as a woman at a time when there weren't many other woman being recognized for their contributions, and rarely Asian representatives as well, makes her contribution even more unique.

Ke Center for the Contemporary Arts is honored to present the exhibition Yoko Ono-Fly, Yoko Ono's first solo exhibition in China. The show will present Yoko Ono's diverse body of work from the early stages of her career through to her current work based on a series of instructions. The exhibition is organized with assistance from the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Gunnar Kvaran, and Biljana Ciric, the Ke Center's curator.

Running alongside the presentation of Ono's work in the Ke Center gallery spaces, the exhibition events will be spread throughout the city as well. Yoko Ono's 20 FLY billboard ads will be spread throughout the subway system in Shanghai during the month of November, while her Instruction work will be placed in different venues around city in galleries, restaurants, bars, shops, and so on.

Ono's work is often associated with the Fluxus movement and draws philosophically from such forms as Buddhism, haiku and Noh poetry, emphasizing minimalistic forms and suggestive imagery. Yoko Ono's work was conceptual before the establishment of Conceptual Art. Instead of letting materials, media and methods lead the way of the creative act, Yoko Ono works form a foundational concept, which she does not elaborate upon visually, but rather with words that are at once a description and a definition, and yet still allow considerable scope for the performer.

Using plain words, the artist sets up objects, events, and rituals—actions that are given a precise elaboration when fulfilled by the performer, materially and/or mentally.

The starting point is the word, which links her practice with literature and in particular to poetry. Many analysts of Yoko Ono's art have rightly wanted to associate her Instructions with music and musical scores. Yoko Ono's Instructions are not poems; they are visual works of art, a new type of art that has escaped or broken away from material elaboration on the part of the artist.

The broad reach of Yoko Ono's artistic oeuvre brings together various event forms and performances, happenings, advertisement art, film and video, to instructions and music.

An act of destructive is a notion that appears in many of Yoko Ono's works especially after the 80's, but most of the time followed by a thought of hope. In these works it's more about the world seen from an outside perspective, where the artist draws attention to and forces the viewer to confront more or less horrifying events as in the Exit piece.

Once John Lennon said about Yoko Ono that she is "the world's most famous unknown artist: everybody knows her name, but nobody knows what she does." This exhibition aims to present the achievement of this unique figure, who if we were to define her as an artist would only result in the limiting of her vast contributions.

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10. Peter Gordon, FF Alumn, at The Stone, Manhattan, Dec. 20

Peter Gordon & Love of Life Orchestra
at
The Stone,  2nd Street @ Ave C, NYC
Series Curator: Jennifer Charles

Saturday December 20, 8p

LOLO
“CHAMBER DISCO”

A concert of new and recent compositions

Performed by:
Nabate Isles (trpt),
Martha Mooke (viola),
Ned Sublette (gtr),
Fima Ephron (bass),
Elio Villafranca (piano)
Robby Ameen (drums and perc)
Peter Gordon (cond., sax, synth)

thestonenyc.com
www.myspace.com/pglolo

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11. Billy Curmano, FF Alumn, at Ed’s (No Name) Bar, Winona, MN, Dec. 20

My main web site has changed from Billy Curmano.com to www.billyx.net The old site sits like a bump on a log, but I'll keep the new one more up to date with images, video shorts, sound files, a journal and so on. Visitors that leave a note in the guest book and where they are from are eligible for some really swell prizes.

But, there is already one problem WARNING and DISCLAIMER:

I found the following unauthorized entry hacked into my new web site journal by those pesky east side robots. I haven’t figured out how to delete it, but luckily I’ve been able to add this disclaimer. I’m begging you. Don’t support this attack on my good character:

East Side Robots Hack Attack ~~Hacked in~~Resistance is Futile~~~~

Dr. Bob and the East Side Robots present “Billy Roasting on an Open Fire”
Robotic dance party and human roast of the legendary performance artist Billy X. Curmano with the east side robots, members of the New X Art Ensemble and DJ Rhumpshaker. Come as a robot, Win a prize.

Ed’s (No Name) Bar~~~Third & Franklin~~Winona, MN~~~Dec. 20, 2008~~~9 p.m.

A High End Ruduction in conjunction with Rubber Room Records, Hardcorn and Torn Curtain

~~~~East Side Robots Hack Attack~~~~Hacked in~~~~Resistance is Futile~~~~

Hope things are better on your end,

Happy Holidaze and live happily ever after,

Billy X. Curmano
billyx@ridge-runner.com

http://www.billyx.net

P.S. Messages left in the guest book with name and location are eligible for some really swell prizes.

Art Works USA
27979 County Road 17
Winona, MN 55987
1.507.452.1598

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12. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at Pulse, Miami, FL

Critchley's "21-Gun Salute" @ PULSE Miami The found, discarded vacuum cleaners from my BEIGE MOTEL, N. Truro, MA made it to PULSE Miami Int'l Art Fair, courtesy of Freight + Volume Gallery,  NY.
"21-Gun Salute" was at the entrance; the fair represented  100+ galleries from 23 countries. I had five days notice to do the installation - transporting the vacuum cleaners, building the  platform, etc., and only 1.5 hours to install  (after two were missing  and presumably used by security). The 19 were transported home, along with the one that was found after clean up, which I carried on the plane  (security suspected I was carrying a gun!) Photo in www.artfagcity.com Jay Critchley www.jaycritchley.com

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13. Felix Gonzalez-Torres, FF Alumn, at Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY, thru Jan. 31, 2009

Robert Gober Felix Gonzalez-Torres
A Shadow Leaving an Object
December 13, 2008 - January 31, 2009

A Shadow Leaving an Object pairs Robert Gober’s Prison Window, a barred window looking out to a swath of blue sky, with Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ “Untitled” (March 5th) #1, a pair of mirrors, identical and round, set together, flush with the wall. Both works are embedded and never cross the threshold of the wall, thereby rendering the room technically empty. Viewers become the only physical presence within the room. The works open portals to spaces outside the four walls (beyond the window, inside the mirror), as well as simultaneously becoming backdrops for both real and theatrical experiences. Viewer is audience and player, observer and observed. Installed on opposite walls, one faces only a single work at a time; the other is always behind, seen only in reflective glimpses or in memory.

Looking at the barred window, gallery could be cast as cell. In that interpretation, the exhibition becomes a setting for a play about the nature of freedom and imprisonment, recalling Sartre’s No Exit. Yet, the rolls are constantly recast. Standing before the window, the lines between judge and judged, actor and audience fade under the light it casts. As Genet questioned, when considering the strange biology between judge and prisoner, “who is the sun, and who is the shadow?” On the other side of the room, the mirrors present another vantage from which to watch and engage. Before them, one is at once viewer and subject in the dizzying infinity between two mirrors. (Or as John Ashbery described the view within such a mirror, “the reflection, of which the portrait is the reflection, of which the portrait is the reflection once removed.”) The two mirrors, the invocation of a couple, question the nature of self-perception and its relationship to another. Looking at your own reflection, is the space beside you an absence or the possibility of a presence?

Both works reference traditional metaphors of the art object: window and mirror. Yet they actualize their metaphors, transcending tropes. The pairing becomes a physical dialogue on a topic more often associated with the history of painting. Painting, as an illusory space on a flat plane, has often been metaphorically described as a window and a mirror. “Untitled” (March 5th) #1 recalls Parmigianino’s Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror, yet actual mirror casts the viewer as subject. More abstractly, the two mirrors recreate the psychic fracturing of Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère . Subject and viewer interchange, reality and illusion double, and temporal space expands beyond the mirror. Similarly, Prison Window plays off the renaissance concept of painting as window. Building from Magritte’s The Human Condition or The Promenades of Euclid, Gober manifests the window, sets the painting beyond the wall, and interchanges reality with painting, in a literal retelling of Magritte’s pun.

The logic (and illogic) of duality pervades—two artists, two works, the pair, the dialogue, the dichotomy, the dialectic. The works embody their contradictions (absence and presence, object and metaphor, on what side of the door is one truly free, when is one viewer, when subject). Multiplicity is a means and an end. Explaining this, cultural critic and writer Alan Pauls noted that contradiction is a purposeful method in the work. For Gonzalez-Torres, as for Gober, “Contradiction is a strength, in that it opens up a discontinuity, encourages distinguishing and creates a sort of air, that bears the logic of a voice, a discourse, a work, and an institution.” Thus, in the pairing, the two works encourage this distinguishing, a responsibility that ultimately lies with the viewer. This shift from the didactic to the open-ended recalls a passage highlighted in Gonzalez-Torres’ copy of Bertolt Brecht’s On Theatre:

“Once illusion is sacrificed to free discussion, and once the spectator, instead of being enabled to have an experience, is forced as it were to cast his vote; then a change has been launched which goes far beyond formal matters and begins for the first time to effect theatres social function.”

For more information and images please contact Jeremy Lawson at j.lawson@rosengallery.com or 212 627-6000

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14. Ebon Fisher, FF Alumn, in Venice, Italy, Dec. 18

NERVEPOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

BANQUET KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Ebon Fisher speaking at IT Revolutions conference in Venice

Prof. Ebon Fisher of the College of Arts & Letters at the Stevens Institute of Technology will give the banquet keynote talk at the IEEE-sponsored conference, IT Revolutions, taking place in the Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, Italy, December 18, 2008. Fisher will present his new web system for Stevens' Art & Technology program and discuss his�experimental media rituals and network ethics system, the "Zoacodes." He will also be premiering the new theme song to his transmedia world, the Nervepool. The conference is chaired by computer scientist and Canada Research Chair, Mihaela Ulieru, of the University of New Brunswick, Toronto.

And

NEW DOCUMENTARY ON THE BROOKLYN RENAISSANCE
Marcin Ramocki's new documentary includes interview with Ebon Fisher

"Brooklyn DIY," a documentary by Marcin Ramocki (creator of the documentary, "8 Bit") will premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on February 25, 2009.The film includes an interview with Ebon Fisher whose information-sharing rituals played an important role in building creative networks of communication in North Brooklyn in the 1990s.

ON EBON FISHER
One of the first instructors and media artists at MIT's Media Lab, Ebon Fisher has been exploring the ethics and rituals of technology usage since the 1980s. Wired Magazine dubbed him "Mr. Meme" for his early viral approach to art and he has been lauded as one of the "Visionaries of the New Millennium" by Java Magazine. Drawn to both the formal and functional properties of nerves and networks, Fisher's work has followed a trajectory from a rock band called Nerve Circle to information rituals in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to his weblike media creation, Nervepool.net.�

Fisher spent three years developing a new media arts program at the University of Iowa called Digital Worlds and became the 2005 Marjorie Rankin Scholar-in-Residence at Drexel University in Philadelphia. His Bionic Codes project has been presented online by the Guggenheim Museum for over a decade and his works have been presented on television numerous times to over 10 million viewers, including a presentation on Fuji Television in Japan. His media creations have been discussed in Newsweek, Domus, Die Zeit, Flash Art International, the Drama Review and several major art history books. His Zoacodes have been projected in a range of theatrical and outdoor venues, including Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, PS1/MoMA and a large rave with DJ Ritchie Hawtin (AKA Plastikman). Fisher received a Masters of Science in Visual Studies from MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies. He currently teaches courses in transmedia and biophilia in the College of Arts & Letters at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.

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15. Dynasty Handbag, Nao Bustamante, FF Alumns, in The New York Times blog

Talkin' Fashion!

http://themoment.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/05/abmb-presenting-dynasty-handbag-the-art-worlds-liza-minnelli/#more-12936

www.dynastyhandbag.com
www.myspace.com/dynastyhandbag

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16. Colette, FF Alumn, at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, thru April 2009

Colette, FF Alumn, included in Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg exhibition, opened nov 29th til april 2009  http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de/

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17. Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumn, in Düsseldorf, thru Jan. 11, 2009

Lawrence Weiner:
AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE
Until January 11, 2009

Nordrhein-Westfalen
Ständehausstraße 1
40217 Düsseldorf
+49 (0) 211.8381-600

http://www.kunstsammlung.de

Lawrence Weiner (born 1942, South Bronx, New York) has been long recognized as a central figure among the founders and developers of Conceptual Art, whose origins reach back to the 1960s. The exhibition Lawrence Weiner: AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE is the most important retrospective in many years to be devoted to this radical, complex, and epochal artist. Especially in recent years, Weiner has been regarded as one of the most influential and dynamic artists worldwide. He has defined art as "the relationship of human beings to objects and of objects to objects in relation to human beings," and this premise constitutes the core of all of his work to date. For Weiner, language is a material object - whereby the existence of the individual work is nonetheless independent of its material execution. His works address an unending diversity of physical and cultural phenomena, exploiting verbal figures, punctuation marks, and graphic elements as resources in order to transg ress conventional hierarchies and boundaries. Here are works that address matters both simple and complex, challenging viewers in both conceptual and political terms.

The focal point of this exhibition is formed by approximately 50 language works and a number of works executed according to them. Also featured are 10 early paintings, a sculpture, and circa 30 drawings. The presentation also includes circa 200 artist's books and multiples as well as circa 230 posters. The exhibition itself is supplemented by works installed in the city's public spaces and those appearing in a daily newspaper.

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18. Ron Littke, FF Alumn, radio play "No U Turn" on WJFF radio and streaming live

Ron Littke’s radio noir radio play, No U Turn will premier this weekend on WJFF radio.  Part 1 will be broadcast on Sunday Dec. 21 at 3 PM, and part 2 will be Broadcast Sunday Dec. 28 at 3 PM.  No U Turn uses the old time radio genres of noir and soap opera to tell the story of two people who’s lives diverging apart because of a twist of fate.  WJFF radio can be found at 90.5 FM in the Catskill listening area or streaming live on line at www.wjffradio.org (look for “Listen Live” in the upper right hand corner).

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