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Contents for March 30, 2009

1. Adrianne Wortzel, FF Fundwinner 2003-04, launches Eliza Redux
2. G. H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, at Pace Digital Gallery, Manhattan, April 7-May 1
3. Jim Costanzo, FF Member, on Wall Street, Manhattan, April 1
4. Quimetta Perle, FF Alumn, at Central Library, Brooklyn, opening April 7
5. Alicia Grullon, FF Alumn, in Manhattan, thru March 2010
6. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online
7. Kate Gilmore, FF Alumn, Spring 2009 events
8. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Smalls Jazz Club, Manhattan, April 11
9. Dominic Alleluia, FF Alumn, at Pas Positas College, Livermore, CA, opening April 3
10. Jessica Hagedorn, FF Alumn, at New York University, Manhattan, April 14
11. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, April 11
12. Laura Parnes, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, March 27
13. Sol LeWitt, FF Alumn, in Berlin, Germany, opening April 18
14. Claudia DeMonte, FF Alumn, at Jan Colle Gallery, Ghent, Belgium, opening April 26
15. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, now online
16. Marina Abramovic, FF Alumn, at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba, thru April 30
17. Mendi Lewis Obadike, FF Alumn, now online
18. Edward Gomez, FF Alumn, launches new website
19. Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumn, at Cakeshop, Manhattan, April 1, and more
20. Heike Roms, FF Alumn, receives Performance Art research grant
21. Symposium on media and digital art, Guggenheim Museum, Manhattan, May 1
22. Lance Horne, Meow Meow, FF Alumns, in Manhattan, April
23. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, not in Montreal, and more
24. Alyson Pou, FF Alumn, at South Street Seaport Museum, Manhattan, thru April 19
25. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Judson Church, Manhattan, April 20
26. Valerie Tevere, Angel Nevarez, FF Alumns, at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, April 1
27. Micki Watanabe Spiller, FF Alumn, at Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville,thru April 15


1. Adrianne Wortzel, FF Fundwinner 2003-04, launches Eliza Redux

ELIZA REDUX:  A Dynamic Diorama
Adrianne Wortzel o  Michael Luck Schneider o Bob Schneider


ELIZA REDUX is an artwork with both virtual and physical components where
several robots act as pseudo-psychoanalysts, forming the centerpiece of a
global "therapeutic" control center. This project serves the spirit of art
and science collaborations in the realm of interactive theater.

Visitors arrive at the web site in a virtual waiting room.  There they can
choose one of three robots with which to enter into a private 5-minutes
psychiatric session or they can use the chat with other waiting room
visitors before or after their session.

ELIZA REDUX celebrates the phenomenon of Dr. Joseph Weizenbaum's 1966
computer program ELIZA, developed at M.I.T. in the 1960's and considered the
first Artificial Intelligence program in the world, Dr. Weizenbaum's ELIZA
program allowed for text-based human conversation with a computer program
playing the role of a psychotherapist. The program applied pattern-matching
rules to the human's statements to figure out its replies.

Weizenbaum's interest was in linguistics, not cognizance. Eliza was never
intended for passing the Turing test. However, some staff in his laboratory
began to use the ELIZA program for "therapeutic sessions" despite the
program's obvious lack of intelligence.  Eventually Weizenbaum had to
withdraw its use in order to gain timely access to his own mainframe. It
would seem that, while psychoanalytical transference between human patient
and human therapist may traditionally grow over a period of weeks, months,
or years, it might be established in seconds with human/robot interaction
because we, as humans, tend to feel an irrational safety and belief in an
anthropomorphic machine that is vocally responsive to us.

ELIZA REDUX:  A Dynamic Diorama
Adrianne Wortzel o  Michael Luck Schneider o Bob Schneider

Developed at New York City College of Technology.
City University of New York
Dr. Russell Hotzler, President

School of Technology and Design
Robin Bargar, Dean

Interface Design:  Yael Kanarek
Video Faces:  Angela Ferraiolo
Technical Consultants:  Chuck Eberle, Chris Higgins,
Technical Crew:  Johnny Perilla, Steven Battaglia, Rennie Brooks

Funded by:
The Greenwall Foundation
Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art
PSC-CUNY Research Foundation

Originally prototyped at
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, with funding from
the National Science Foundation (Grant No.DUE 9980873) and support from the
NSF Gateway Engineering Education Coalition at Cooper Union.

Thanks to:

Department of Entertainment Technology
Dr. David Smith, Chair

Department of Architectural Technology
Robert Zagaroli, Chair


2. G. H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, at Pace Digital Gallery, Manhattan, April 7-May 1

Plazaville by G.H. Hovagimyan with Christina McPhee Opening Reception:
Tuesday, April 7th, 2009, 5pm-7pm
Location: Pace Digital Gallery, 163 William Street (btwn Beekman St. 
& Ann St.)
Lower Manhattan
Exhibition Dates: April 7th - May 1st
Gallery Hours: 12-6pm, Tues. - Fri.
Plazaville is a new media video artwork based on the classic 1965 movie
Alphaville by Jean Luc Godard. It is a noir/sci-fi, "no budget" 
movie set in 21st Century New York City. Scenes from the original Alphaville
are re-enacted, interpreted and improvised by artists, actors and
videographers, directed by G.H. Hovagimyan, and shot in HD video.

You may access the current scenes of Plazaville via computer at:
RSS feed via web browser: http://transition.turbulence.org/Works/
Computer via internet:
log onto the iTunes store and search for Plazaville Series

G.H. Hovagimyan


3. Jim Costanzo, FF Member, on Wall Street, Manhattan, April 1

APRIL 1, 2009, 12 NOON TO 1 PM

The Aaron Burr Society will distribute Free Money to the public for one
 hour during an April Fool's Day parade on Wall Street in New York City. 100
One-Dollar Bills will be distributed to the public including workers,
tourists, panhandlers
and members of the financial community. Each dollar will be stamped with the
Free Money on the front and Slave of Wall Street on the back.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009, from 12 noon to 1 p.m.
The actual currency will be distributed between the New York Stock Exchange,
at the corner of Wall Street and Nassau/Broad Streets, and the Federal
Reserve Bank
 located at 33 Liberty Street, between Nassau and William Streets, in the
heart of the
New York's Financial District.

The event, entitled Free Money, will start at 12 noon on the steps of
Federal Hall, located across the street from the New York Stock Exchange.
The parade will walk up Nassau Street to Liberty Street and proceed to the
entrance of the Federal Reserve Bank, and then return to Nassau on the way
back to the New York Stock Exchange and end on the steps of Federal Hall.

The Aaron Burr Society is a group of radicals and free thinkers who are
dedicated to
refining and expanding the concepts of the Enlightenment. "Our current
crisis was a planned bank robbery. When will someone go to jail?"

The dichotomy between Free Money and a Slave of Wall Street is at the heart
of the American Dream. It represents the historic battle between tyranny and
representative democracy that goes back to the founding of the Republic.

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties
than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to
control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation,
the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the
people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the
continent their fathers conquered."
Thomas Jefferson

Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy
and Franklin Roosevelt all fought the banking institutions and the
corporations that grew up around them. Today President Obama faces similar

About the Aaron Burr Society
In these troubled financial times, when DEREGULATION and FRAUD lead to
another international banking collapse (1929, 1890s) the Aaron Burr Society
is dedicated to non-violent resistance of the banks, corporations and the
politicians who have stolen our money and are now using our tax dollars for
bailouts. The Society takes metaphorical inspiration from the man who killed
the first Secretary of the Treasury and the founder of the first National
Bank who was also a founding member of Wall Street, Alexander Hamilton.

Free Money combines the physical distribution of money with the distribution
information and video via the Internet. The Aaron Burr Society is posting a
series of videos on YouTube and will continue the postings leading up to and
after the April Fools Day Parade. The initial YouTube video posting is
titled Wall Street Shuffle They Win, You Lose.

For more information please go to: aaronburrsociety.org or search
aaronburrsociety on YouTube.

Press Contact:
Jim Costanzo
917-519-2949 (cell)


4. Quimetta Perle, FF Alumn, at Central Library, Brooklyn, opening April 7

Quimetta Perle - "Part of the Pattern," an exhibit of artists books and
hybrid forms combining sequins and beads with digitally produced images.
Exhibit is on the second floor in the balcony cases.

Brooklyn's Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY
April 7 - June 13, 2009

Opening Reception, Tues., April 7, 6-8pm Dweck Center Lobby


5. Alicia Grullon, FF Alumn, in Manhattan, thru March 2010

Alicia Grullon, 2007 Franklin Furnace Fund Recipient, in group show First
Exposure Artbridge (www. artbridge.org) 23rd street between 9th and 10th
avenues- Year long exhibition (March 2009-March 2010) in the heart of
Chelsea 26 local artists displaying work on 475'x 4' scaffolding of London
Terrace Gardens. For a closer look of Alicia Grullon's work in FIRST
EXPOSURE, visit www.aliciagrullon.com go to Projects, then to Body Studies.
The piece is Untitled (study in Form), 2005


6. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online

Video of the interview I did with the N.Y.C. public access channel in 1987
in Annie Sprinkle's apartment is now online at
This needs a set up.  The interview took place  the day after the
performance we did at The Sixth Sense Galley in the East Village and we had
done our first performance at Franklin Furnace the week before. The crew was
at the Sixth Sense and  did an impromptu interview at the end of the
performance as  Veronica  Vera and I sat nude together.  It was a great
ending to the three hour performance.  But they were not the only film crew
filming that performance.  The other crew was for the film,  MONDO NEW YORK.

I got in that film by a fluke.  They were thinking about having Annie in it.
She was in my cast for Franklin Furnace.  She talked me up to them.  They
decided to film my performance.  I made sure she was in my cast. 
They wanted to film my Franklin Furnace piece.  But that was a five hour
performance with over fifteen people in the cast.  A complex ritual.  I had
experienced big movie crews shooting my OUTRAGEOUS BEAUTY REVUE in the late
Seventies and how they change [to put it nicely!] the experience in the
ritual.  So I did not let them shoot at the Furnace.  But we set up another
performance at Annie's friend's intimate gallery for them to shoot. This was
a good call!  As we were setting up for the show, the film's  director and
the producer tried to bully Linda into changing things for the film.  She
just directed them to talk to me.  I matched their N.Y.C. energy and had
them carefully eating out of my hands.  They agreed to no bright lights.
But then when the performance started, they blasted the lights, washing out
the slides projected upon the nude bodies, not to mention the dreamlike
quality of the performance.  But after ten minutes they turned off the
lights and packed up and left.  So the audience settled back for the three
hour experience!  When you watch that movie, you now know the real story! 
Back to the interview.  For years I had been pissing off "the art world" by
warning that the political correctness pressure put on artists by other
artists would invite outside censorship.  This was years before Senator
Helms targeted us artists for doing "obscene" work.  Funny, it was the
script of my Franklin Furnace performance that got me on the targeted list.
Reporters from a N.Y.C. Moonies' newspaper got into the Franklin Furnace's
archive looking for sexy hot pieces for their expose on the n. e. a.  And
they found my script!  Not only erotic, not only nudity, but shamanistic!
Also funny.  In the next room Annie was interviewing Karen Finley for an
adult magazine.  So in the apartment that afternoon there were three of the
original  five Helms targeted performance artists.   At the time Annie was
seeing herself as just an adult star.  Even when I predicted that she would
become an important performance artist.  It would be little more than a year
before she would do her first one-person show.  Karen was known as an
underground artist.  But it would take her a couple more years before she
would break through to fame.   By the way, it was Karen who got me the
Franklin Furnace gig. 
Well, that is the historical context for this interview.  Enjoy! 
In Freedom,
Frank Moore


7. Kate Gilmore, FF Alumn, Spring 2009 events

If you happen to be in the following places this Spring, I will be involved
in the following exhibitions.
Hope to see you there!

All my best,

Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy (solo exhibition)
closing April 28

"Chewing Color", Creative Time, Times Square, New York, New York
curated by Marilyn Minter
artists:  Patty Chang, Kate Gilmore, Marilyn Minter
April 1-April 30

"Reflections on the Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video", Brooklyn Museum of
Art, Brooklyn, New York
curated by Lauren Ross
May 1, 2009-January 10, 2010

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California
April 4-June 20

Locust Projects, Miami, Florida (solo exhibition)
May 16-June 28

Kate Gilmore


8. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Smalls Jazz Club, Manhattan, April 11

FF Alumn Annie Lanzillotto cries poems at Smalls Jazz Club
with Rose Imperato on Sax and introducing Angelo Zeollo
Saturday April 11th, 2009
5 pm sharp for one holy hour
10 $
183 West 10th Street, (due west of 7th Ave)
plus open mic afterwards


9. Dominic Alleluia, FF Alumn, at Pas Positas College, Livermore, CA,
opening April 3

Dominic Alleluia, FF Alumn, Painting Exhibition at Las Positas College in
Livermore, Ca. April 3-24 

Las Positas College is presenting an exhibition "Emotional Geometry" of
paintings by noted San Francisco Bay Area artist Dominic Alleluia during the
month of April. This exhibit coincides with the Las Positas College
Psychology Department's Brain Awareness Month, and much of Dominic's work
has been inspired by Psychological art therapy.

Opening reception will be held at the college on  April 3,  6 - 8 pm
For further information contact:
Dr. Philip Manwell, Dean of Arts and Communication
Las Positas College
3033Collier Canyon Road
Building 2400
Livermore, Ca. 94551
(925) 424-1382 
For more information on Dominic:


10. Jessica Hagedorn, FF Alumn, at New York University, Manhattan, April 14

The Fales Library and the Department of English at New York University
cordially invite you to the 2009 Fales Lectrur3e in English and American

Is There A Future For The Literary Novel?

A panel discussion with John Freeman, Jonathan Galassi, and Jessica Hagedorn
moderated by Ira Silverberg. 

Tuesday April 14, 2009, 6:30 pm.
Fales Library and Special Colelctions
Elmher Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012


11. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, April 11

April 11
Saturday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Spring Cleaning
Detoxing Body, Mind, Spirit, and Home
with Mama Donna Henes, Urban Shaman

In winter, we tend to get lazy, sloppy, heavy, and slow. This, in turn,
makes us feel depressed, out of control, and out of sorts. Now is the time
to emerge from the hibernating  mode, shake ourselves  off, and get
centered. A mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual seasonal cleansing
can make all the difference to your health, happiness and sense of
well-being. Learn simple techniques from cultures around the world to
rekindle your perspective, sanity, equilibrium, good cheer, and positive

Mama Donna's Tea Garden & Healing Haven
Park Slope, Exotic Brooklyn, NY
For info: 718-857-1343
$50. If prepaid
$60. At the door


12. Laura Parnes, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, March 27

The New York Times, March 27, 2009
'Janie 1978-1982, a.k.a. Blood and Guts in High School'
Participant Inc. 253 East Houston Street, Lower East Side Through Sunday
For several years Laura Parnes has been working on a video adaptation of
Kathy Acker's 1984 novel, "Blood and Guts in High School," presenting
segments as they were done. The piece is now finished and being shown at
Participant Inc.
Acker, who died at 53 in 1997, was one of the most dynamic American fiction
writers of her time, her work a violent, pornographic, punk-feminist version
of Gertrude Stein with lifts from William S. Burroughs, Marguerite Duras,
Jean Genet and her own life. Her prose has the pile-driver beat of a
garage-band drummer, its anarchic tone a perfect counteroffensive to the
recycled folksiness of the Reagan years.
Ms. Parnes makes this historical context clear by prefacing each section of
her video with news clips of the mass suicide in Jonestown in 1978, the
nuclear meltdown at Three Mile Island, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in
1979, the Israeli attack on Beirut in 1982 and the conservative ascendancy
in national politics. Against this backdrop Acker's protagonist, Janey (as
spelled in the book, and well played by Stephanie Vella), moves, changing
clothes and hairdo but not her sullen, affectless demeanor from scene to
In place of Acker's motormouth prose, however, Ms. Parnes has written a
script of short, emphatic lines and long silences, with actors moving in
slow motion when they move at all; often cut-and-paste editing does their
moving for them. Ms. Parnes has cooled Acker's frenetic world down to the
stately pace of a Greek tragedy, retaining the hilarity but increasing the
menace of Janey's episodic abandonments, imprisonments and punishments.
Filmed on bare-bones sets put together in gallery spaces, the video is a
model of how to bring off an ambitions project with scant resources, and
also of how to respect source material while transforming it. And where
Acker's novels have a quick-hit crash-and-burn intensity, Ms. Parnes's video
floats like a shark, forever hovering, but always watching and moving.


13. Sol LeWitt, FF Alumn, in Berlin, Germany, opening April 18


Opening Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 12-6 pm and by appointment

Exile is proud to present the work of artist Kazuko Miyamoto for the very
first time to a Berlin audience. The exhibition String and Thread shows a
selection of works spanning four decades. As homage, the exhibition also
features the important work Wall Drawing 815 by artist Sol LeWitt, with whom
Miyamoto shared great artistic affinity and friendship. 
April 18 - May 23 2009

Kazuko Miyamoto: String and Thread   /////////  Sol LeWitt: Walldrawing 815

Public Reception: Saturday, April 18th 2009, 7-10pm

Kazuko Miyamoto (born 1942) left Japan for New York in 1964. In 1969, she
met the artist Sol LeWitt, with whom she engaged in a life-long creative and
conceptual dialogue. The exhibition String and Thread begins with a
particular period in the 1970's when Miyamoto created a series of ephemeral
constructions using only nails and string. Based on existing conceptual
drawings and vintage photographs Miyamoto will re-create and re-interpret
two of these String pieces specifically for this exhibition.

Central to her work has always been the notion of the line as a link between
two points. In Miyamoto's artistic career this line has evolved from being
part of a geometric grid towards a more organically shaped object. In recent
years Miyamoto explored elements of dance and performance based on ideas of
improvisational music. String And Thread will show Miyamoto's creative
process through the decades and, with the inclusion of Wall Drawing 815, pay
tribute and homage to Sol LeWitt.

In 1972 Miyamoto became a founding member of A.I.R. Gallery, founded in 1972
as the first artist-run, not-for-profit gallery for women artists in the
world. Here, she worked and exhibited together with artists such as Nancy
Spero and Ana Mendieta. In close work relationship with Sol LeWitt Miyamoto
fabricated many of his sculptures in the past 39 years. In 1986 she
established gallery onetwentyeight, the Lower East Side's longest
continuously running alternative art space. Miyamoto has participated in
countless national and international exhibitions in the past 40 years. To
name a few: 55 Mercer Gallery, New York; Marilena Bonomo Gallery, Italy;
Lodz Biennale, Poland; Neue Galerie Linz, Austria and P.S.1 Contemporary Art
Center, New York. Her work is included in a wide selection of important
public and private collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York
and The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.

Exile is honored to announce Kazuko Miyamoto as the new resident. Starting
on March 30th Miyamoto will use Exile to create an installation of
re-created and new works that will open to the public on April 18th. Many
works in the exhibition have not been shown in public since their original

All works by Kazuko Miyamoto and Sol LeWitt are available for sale.

Alexandrinenstr 4
D - 10969 Berlin
Kontakt/Contact: Christian Siekmeier


14. Claudia DeMonte, FF Alumn, at Jan Colle Gallery, Ghent, Belgium, opening
April 26

Opening April 26, 2009 in Ghent Belgium, a small retrospective of 30 yrs of
my work at Jan Colle Gallery

Thank you.

Claudia DeMonte


15. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, now online

here is an interview they made with me on the show in Atlanta:

see images of my current show at Wm Turner gallery here:


16. Marina Abramovic, FF Alumn, at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana,
Cuba, thru April 30

"Chelsea Visits Havana"
Opening March 28, 2009

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana
Official part of the 10th Havana Biennial, Cuba (March 27 - April 30, 2009)

organized by Alberto Magnan and Dara Metz of Magnan Projects
with support from Fundación Amistad and Luly Duke

Participating artists and galleries include Marina Abramovic (Sean Kelly),
Alejandro Almanza Pereda (Magnan Projects), Assume Vivid Astro Focus (John
Connelly Presents), Radcliffe Bailey (Jack Shainman), Matthew Barney
(Barbara Gladstone Gallery), Matthew Benedict (Alexander and Bonin), Guy
Ben-Ner (Postmasters), Long-Bin Chen (Frederieke Taylor), Delia Brown
(D'Amelio Terras), Edward Burtynsky (Charles Cowles Gallery), Will Cotton
(Mary Boone Gallery), Jules de Balincourt (Zach Feuer), Christoph Draeger
(Freight + Volume), Walton Ford (Paul Kasmin Gallery), Nan Goldin ((Matthew
Marks Gallery), Dinh Q. Lê (PPOW), Loretta Lux (Yossi Milo), Nicky Nodjoumi
(Priska C. Juschka Fine Art), Tony Oursler (Lehmann Maupin Gallery), Trevor
Paglen (Bellwether Gallery), Jack Pierson (Cheim & Read), Matthew Ritchie
and James Case Leal (Andrea Rosen), Duke Riley (Magnan Projects), Tim
Rollins and K.O.S. (Lehmann Maupin), Jonathan Schipper (Pierogi 2000),
Andrew Schoultz (Morgan Lehman), Devorah Sperber (Caren Golden), Brian Tolle
(CRG), Jade Townsend, (Priska C. Juschka Fine Art), Carlos Vega (Jack
Shainman Gallery), Michael Waugh (Schroeder Romero) and Doug Young (Roebling


17. Mendi Lewis Obadike, FF Alumn, now online

Hi folks,

Hope all are doing well. Just passing on word that my poem "Parable of the
Lucky Man" was day 63 (March 23rd) at 100 days poems, a poetry blog for the
first 100 days of Obama's presidency.




18. Edward Gomez, FF Alumn, launches new website

Please visit


thank you.


19. Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumn, at Cakeshop, Manhattan, April 1, and more

come to dance and cringe

ROMANTEEK    http://www.myspace.com/romanteek
DYNASTY HANDBAG   www.myspace.com/dynastyhandbag
LADY MAGMA http://www.myspace.com/ladymagma

8$ the cakeshop

Cake Shop is located at 152 Ludlow Street, NYC, 10002.

very exciting!
WIERDO NIGHT at Zebulon!
the first ever!
Sunday April 5th at 8PM   FREEEEEEEEE!

with videos by
Hedia Maron     (lez side story, the quiet storm)
Trisha Baga      trisha on youtube
Helen Harris   
Shawna Ferriera
Anne McGuire       annes video sssss
Amy Von Harrington  http://www.vonharrington.com/
Michelle Groskopf   (people that leave you)
Jacob Hartman       jakes art
Amy Von Harrington 

AND performances by
Dynasty Handbag
Amy Von Harrington   amy

AND DJ HELEN HARRIS for the dancing


20. Heike Roms, FF Alumn, receives Performance Art research grant

Dear friends and colleagues

It is with great pleasure that I am writing to inform you that I was
recently awarded a large research grant (worth £165,779) by the Arts and
Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The grant will support a two-year
research project, entitled  It was forty years ago today: Locating the Early
History of Performance Art in Wales 1965-1979. The project will examine how
performance art histories are constructed, paying particular attention to
the development of the art form in the context of Wales.

Start date is 1 April 2009.
For more information on the grant see:

The project is looking to appoint a full-time AHRC Funded Post-Doctoral
Research Assistant at £30,594 - £35,469 per annum for 21 months (Start date:
1 July 2009) - for full job details see:

Best wishes


Each year the AHRC provides funding from the Government to support research
and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from archaeology and
English literature to design and dance. Only applications of the highest
quality and excellence are funded and the range of research supported by
this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural
benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. For further
information on the AHRC, please see our website www.ahrc.ac.uk

dr heike roms
what's welsh for performance? - beth yw performance yn gymraeg?
dept. theatre, film and tv studies
aberystwyth university
aberystwyth sy23 3aj - uk
(+44) 1970-62 1911; fax 62 2831


21. Symposium on media and digital art, Guggenheim Museum, Manhattan, May 1

IMAP Preservation Symposium:  From Legacy to Frontier

Friday, May 1, 2009
Guggenheim Museum
News Corporation New Media Theater
Entrance on East 89th Street off Fifth Avenue New York City

This all-day Symposium is intended as a guided discussion on current trends
and issues in collecting, preserving, and providing access to independent
media and digital art. 

Panelists include artists, conservators, curators, distributors and
archivists representing the museum, not-for-profit alternative art,
commercial distribution, and academic research domains.  While the panelists
will offer initial presentations, the Symposium structure invites audience
members to interact with the panelists during the discussion period so a
lively dialogue ensues. 

For complete Program:

To register:  http://www.imappreserve.org/join/membership.html


22. Lance Horne, Meow Meow, FF Alumns, in Manhattan, April

Happy Spring and G'day!   I'm just back from a heavenly month at the Sydney
Opera House and can't wait to share these New York evenings with you.  Will
you come be a part?

Lance Horne, or What You Will @Ars Nova
this Friday, April 03 at 8:00PM &
Friday, April 17 at 7:00PM
511 West 54th Street

Two different evenings featuring lyrics from Angelou to Zippel with the
composer on the piano and a rotating cast of special guests:
Stephanie D'Abruzzo Nathan Lee Graham Veanne Cox Patrick Heusinger Kate
Pazakis Milena Govich Randy Redd Valerie Geffner Jessica Hershberg Adrian Li
Donni Jenn Collela Maya Days
with lyrics by:
Kate Rigg, Gordon Cox, Josh Rhodes, Lorin Latarro, David Zippel, Jonathan
Perkins, Winter Miller, Bill Shermerhorn, Paul Glass, Mark Campbell, Maya
Angelou, WH Auden, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Shakespeare ... and a new
song written for the event with Alan Cumming.  Expect a collection of
musical collaborations unlike any other.  (and seriously, 15 bucks! Advanced
purchase recommended.) https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/645195


April 12th Dream Makers & Heartbreakers @Transport Group, 7:00PM

April 16th Meow Meow @Sebarsky, sold out

April 17th Meow Meow @Sebarsky, 7PM show (dinner) & added 10:30PM show (just
desserts) 212-628-6200, ext. 485. (call soon!)

April 27th Rosie's Broadway Kids @New World Stages, 7:30PM

May 11th Foreign Affairs @ NIGHT Hotel 9:15PM http://foreignaffairsnyc.com/

May 16th  The Wet Spots @Joe's Pub, 11:30PM

Feel free to check for updates on lancehorne.com and now twitter.  Let me
know what you're up to.  xx Lance


23. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, not in Montreal, and more

"I am "performing" 21 YEARS OF LIVING ART 1998-2019. It is divided into
three cycles of 7 years and is designed for artists wishing to use those 7
years in their own creative way. I do nothing, they do everything. It was
born in 1998 when I finished 14 YEARS OF LIVING ART(1984-1998).Why? Because
I had so many incredible experiences while using time as art-endurance, that
I wanted to share the structure with others. Franklin Furnace's Goings -On
stated that I was performing in Montreal but I am/was not.(Woud love to go.)
Michelle Bush is there , and is one of the participants in ANOTHER 21 YEARS
OF LVING ART and she so graciously credited my name in describing her
current performance. FRANKLIN FURNACE, thanks for the opportunity to fix
this and while we are here, I would like to mention the names of the other
participants and satellite participants of the second cycle of ANOTHER 21
faithfully and
 happily sharing communal news of our art/life. We are grateful that you
keep the family together. Linda Mary Montano."www.lindamontano.com"


Michelle Bush, Seven Years of Positive Obsessions, 12/8/2005-12/8/2012, I
obsess on one sentence/statement and colour in relation to the chakras
producing collaborative or interventionist and performance pieces each year.

Barbara Carrellas, Eight New/Ancient Sacraments of Pleasure and Change,
12/8/2004-12/8/2012, I create chakra-based rituals which I celebrate on the
eight natural holidays (solstices, equinoxes, etc.) that explore and
celebrate the paradoxes between the fixed commitments/initiations of the
seven sacraments of the Catholic Church and the ever-changing, fluid realms
of intuition, pleasure and nature.

SC Durkin, Seven Years of Music, 12/8/2005-12/8/2012, I endeavor to learn
one musical instrument a year for the next seven years.

Koosil-ja Hwang,

Vernita N'Cognita, 7 More Untitled Years of Wherever My Art Leads Me,

Steven Reigns, S(t)even Years, 1/12007-1/1/20014, I intend to explore the
connection between art, life, and spirituality through writing practice,
public writing workshops, and publishing chapbooks. www.stevenreigns.com

Victoria Singh & Kurtis Champion, SON/ART: Chakra Color Rituals,
7/7/04-7/7/11, Kurtis celebrates the chakra colors of each 'year' with art
projects on the 7th day of each month.

Esther K. Smith, EK Smith Museum "Their House is a Museum" 7 years in other
people's houses, 12/8/2004-12/8/2012, Esther K Smith is juggling--she sees
museums everywhere she looks--but only one formal one has worked out--in the
meantime, she's been writing and designing trade books, and teaching and
teaching and teaching and occasionally getting to her studio to collaborate.

Elizabeth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle, Love Art Laboratory--7 Years Exploring
Love as Art, 12/8/2004-12/8/2012, We do art projects that generate and
celebrate love. Each year we do a big performance art wedding in the theme
and color of our chakra year, to which the public is invited. Documentation
of our projects is at www.loveartlab.org.

Krista Kelly Walsh, Seven Mirrors, 2006-2012, Based on the Cabalist system
of reading the will of the seven planetary spirits in the seven mirror that
are made of seven metals and associated with the 7 days of the week, seven
planets and corresponding themes. Each year I will make a corresponding
mirror and wear a bead of the same metal, make projects and performances
based on the themes of that metal.


This sunday night be there 7:30ish.crowded because only one show this year
sit to the  right  up close





24. Alyson Pou, FF Alumn, at South Street Seaport Museum, Manhattan, thru
April 19

by: Alyson Pou

March 20th  - April 19th
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 7:30pm (no show on Easter)
South Street Seaport Museum, Melville Gallery
213 Water Street, New York, NY 10038

A SLIGHT HEADACHE is a performance/installation by Alyson Pou presented in
the manner of a 19thc. Dime Museum/Sideshow.  In 1865, a woman miraculously
gives birth to a tiny girl from her forehead, from that moment they are
inextricably joined by their hair.  Over the years, the daughter grows and
the hair grows, but it cannot be cut. They reside in the back rooms of a
Dime Museum that displays curiosities and give daily performances upon a
small stage.  In this show, the Mother sings, recounts the extraordinary
birth, invites viewers to try and cut their hair, the daughter tells
fortunes. But tonight the daughter refuses to perform. She reveals secrets
about herself and the hair that drive the women to a final, perhaps fatal,
confrontation witnessed by the audience. Alyson Pou plays Mother and

Upon entering the storefront, the audience is greeted by a guide who gives a
tour of such oddities as the world's only bearded piranha, and other

A Slight Headache is mounted in South Street Seaport Museum's Melville
Gallery, a 19th century store front located in the historic Seaport

"A Slight Headache is made possible by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's
Swing Space program, which was created with lead support from the September
11th Fund.  Project space at Melville Gallery is generously donated by the
South Street Seaport Museum."

All my best, Alyson


25. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Judson Church, Manhattan, April 20
Movement Research at Judson Church Monday Night Series

A free high visibility low-tech weekly forum throughout the fall-winter and
winter-spring seasons for experimental, emerging ideas and works in
progress. Artists are selected twice yearly by a rotating peer panel of
Vernita Nemec AKA n'Cognita
with Sean Carolan & Nicole Lee
Ghost Traveler, Performance artwork
Judson Memorial Church, Washington Square South
April 20, 2009 at 8PM
Admission is free

Vernita Nemec's Ghost Traveler continues the artist's often humorous
exploration of the ironies of aging.  In this performance artwork, Nemec's
version of Butoh movement & monologue both inspires and responds to the live
guitar sounds of Sean Carolan and the dance of Nicole Lee, representing
Nemec's more youthful self. Just 15 minutes in length, this version of Ghost
Traveler is but one of four artistic presentations during this evening of
Movement Research's Monday Night Series.

Vernita Nemec came to performance art from a visual art background, recently
discovering Butoh, studying with Akira Kasai and others. Autobiography &
exploring what it is to be a female is a constant thread in her artwork, but
now in the twenty-first century, she has added the dilemma of aging.  Nemec
first performed in 1968 at Judson Church in a Phill Niblock piece. Her next
performance foray was in Meredith Monk's Juice at the Guggenheim Museum in
1970, but Nemec (who also calls herself N'Cognita), did not present her own
performance pieces on street corners, museums and galleries around the world
until 1978. Since then she has done more than 70 performances, lectures &
workshops at universities and performance spaces such as Franklin Furnace,
the LA Woman's Blg and abroad, in Mexico City, Tokyo, Frankfurt & Darmstadt,
Budapest, Dublin and Paris.

In 2007 Nemec performed at the opening of the Brooklyn Museum's Sackler
Center for Feminist Art, Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, also
lecturing at the Burren College of Art & National College of Art & Design
there. The artist presented Butoh guerilla performances at the Pompidou
Museum, Paris, France in 2005 & 2007. She has received numerous performance
grants & awards from Jerome Foundation (Franklin Furnace Performance Art
Fund) and others. She is currently participating in Linda Montano's 7 Years
of Living Art (2004-11) with the expressed goal of 7 More Untitled Years of
Wherever My Art Leads Me.

Nemec and musician/ composer Sean Carolan have been collaborating since 2005
and an excerpt of Barbie with Scissors can be viewed on You Tube. Carolan
has produced numerous cd's that can be heard on YouTube as well, through
Carolan's Chronicles.
Dancer/ choreographer Nicole Lee of Nicole Amarellis Lee Dance Company and
Nemec met last fall at Earthdance, a performance retreat in Massachusetts.
This is their first collaboration.


26. Valerie Tevere, Angel Nevarez, FF Alumns, at Pratt Manhattan Gallery,
April 1

Broadcast youself: a free public symposium
April 1, 2009, 6:30 pm
Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 W. 14th Street #213

with Valerie Tevere and Angel Nevarez of neuroTransmitter, FF Alumns, and


27. Micki Watanabe Spiller, FF Alumn, at Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville,
thru April 15

Group Sculpture Exhibition at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, the
Fine Arts Center Gallery located on the University of Arkansas campus in the
Fine Arts Building.  On view through April 15th, 2009.
This group sculpture exhibition, curated by Bethany Springer, Assistant
Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas, features the work of
nationally distinguished artists Michael Jones McKean, Claire Watkins, Greg
Pond, David Gurman, Micki Watanabe Spiller, Mike Wsol and Lain York. The
theme of the exhibition examines the idea of the physical in relation to our
new media world using sculpture as a point of departure.


Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller

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