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Contents for August 21, 2009
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1. Claudia DeMonte, FF Alumn, at June Kelly Gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 10
2. Hiroko Tanahashi, FF Alumn, at Japan Society, Manhattan, Sept. 18-19
3. Gary Corbin, FF Alumn, at The New School, Manhattan, Aug. 22-26
4. Brendan Dunlop, FF Alumn, now online at http://www.lookatbrendan.com/weblog
5. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Aug. 14
6. Nam June Paik, Kyong Park, Javier Tellez, FF Alumns, at Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, Korea, thru October 4
7. Sherman Fleming, FF Alumn, now on youtube.com
8. Hetty Huisman, FF Alumn, at Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem, The Netherlands, opening Aug. 30
9. Donna Han, FF Alumn, at Franklin Park, Spokane, Washington, opening Sept. 12
10. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Arts Center, Berkeley, CA, Aug. 22
11. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, at e-flux, Manhattan, opening Aug. 28
12. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, in Berlin, Germany, opening Aug. 21
13. Yoko Ono, FF Alumn, at Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Aug. 29-30
14. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, in Bogota, Colombia, Aug. 21-31
15. Michael J. Berkowitz, Helene Aylon, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Tobaron Waxman, FF Alums, at The Jewish Museum, opening Sept. 14
16. Mayumi Ishino at Philadelphia Fringe Festival, PA, Sept. 4-19
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1. Claudia DeMonte, FF Alumn, at June Kelly Gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 10
Claudia DeMonte, Luxury of Exercise, sculpture and drawings, opening Sept. 10, June Kelly Gallery, 166 Mercer Street, NYC, 6-8 pm. Exhibition continues thru October 6, 2009. 212-226-1660

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2. Hiroko Tanahashi, FF Alumn, at Japan Society, Manhattan, Sept. 18-19
post theater [new york / berlin / tokyo]
heavenly BENTO
A multimedia theater performance
Thursday, September 17, 7:30 PM
Friday, September 18, 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 19, 7:30 PM
at Japan Society
333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017
Box Office: 212.715.1258
www.posttheater.com
Best regards,
Hiroko Tanahashi

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3. Gary Corbin, FF Alumn, at The New School, Manhattan, Aug. 22-26
SEE GARY CORBIN
AS MR. DAVIS - A DRAMA TEACHER
IN THE CAST OF
BREATHE
By Tim MacMillian
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THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL
Aim High Productions
Directed by Sally Burtenshaw
It's not often you get to watch your life happen in front of you. Jill witnesses her traumatic past and learns how to prevent it from defining who she is. Sometimes you need to take a step back and breathe.

Only Three More Performances!!!
VENUE #12: The New School for Drama Theater
151 Bank Street
Saturday - August 22, 2009 @ 5:30
Sunday - August Sun 23, 2009 @ 4:30
Wednesday - August 26, 2009 @ 7:30
For Ticket Information Log Onto
http://www.fringenyc.org

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4. Brendan Dunlop, FF Alumn, now online at http://www.lookatbrendan.com/weblog
Hey Everyone,
I just wanted to send a quick update to say that I have now passed the half way point in my 100 photos a day in August project. I have taken 2104 photos and have posted 140 of them to my weblog (plus two videos). Check it out if you have a chance, I am always looking for comments and feedback about the photos. http://www.lookatbrendan.com/weblog

Also, the blog was mentioned in this past weeks Coast magazine. If you missed it you can read the short mention here. http://www.thecoast.ca/ArtAttack/archives/2009/08/11/our-favourite-halifax-daily-photo-blogs Thanks to Sue Carter Flinn for helping to spread the word.

Thanks,
Brendan Dunlop

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5. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Aug. 14
The New York Times, August 14, 2009
KAL SPELLETICH
California Investigative
Healing
CRAIG BALDWIN
Mock Up on MU
Jack Hanley
136 Watts Street, TriBeCa
Through Sept. 5
Despite the supposed secularism of the art world, many artists subscribe to one or another form of New Age belief. Often, however, their works undercut any apparent piety with self-effacing humor or comical exaggeration, as the San Francisco artist Kal Spelletich does in an amusing show of interactive sculptures ostensibly designed to promote well-being.

The main attraction, “Herb Alpert Upper Body Hydro-Pneumatic Pulsation Vacu Engine,” is a table on which clumsily made, toylike machines are displayed. A hand crank attached to the table produces electric power when, with some effort, it is rotated. This causes some of the machines to light up or move around and a turntable to play one of Mr. Alpert’s old records.

How does this promote healing? It’s the cardiovascular workout produced by turning the crank. Whether Mr. Spelletich is a secret believer in New Age healing is hard to say, but taken at face value, his work appears to be a species of social satire.

That seems to be the case as well with a film by Craig Baldwin, another San Franciscan, that is also at the gallery. Titled “Mock Up on MU,” the film is a feature-length montage of old B-movie clips, industrial documentaries and newly shot scenes having to do with the Scientologist L. Ron Hubbard; the occultist Marjorie Cameron; and Jack Parsons, a founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who was a follower of the British occultist Aleister Crowley. It is a hoot and an excellent companion to Mr. Spelletich’s daffy sculpture. KEN JOHNSON

For more information please see:
http://www.jackhanley.com/current.php?site=ny
closing event for the show on Sept. 3

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6. Nam June Paik, Kyong Park, Javier Tellez, FF Alumns, at Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, Korea, thru October 4. For complete details please visit
http://njp.kr/root/html_eng/cur_exh.asp

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7. Sherman Fleming, FF Alumn, now on youtube.com
Sherman Fleming, FF Alumn, now on youtube.com at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p18AsNXjXvk

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8. Hetty Huisman, FF Alumn, at Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem, The Netherlands, opening Aug. 30
Aug. 31-Sept. 19, opening Aug 30, 4-6 pm
www.Galerietanyarumpff.nl

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9. Donna Han, FF Alumn, at Franklin Park, Spokane, Washington, opening Sept. 12
Donna Han is participating in a group art exhibit: Art in Recovery at Franklin Park, Spokane, Washington, opening September 12, 2009.

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10. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Arts Center, Berkeley, CA, Aug. 22
The Underground Hit!
CRITIC'S CHOICE: East Bay Express
REALITY PLAYINGS:
experiments in experience/participation performance
Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, will conduct improvised passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Bring your passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor.

Other than that,
ADMISSION IS FREE! (But donations will be accepted.)
Saturday, August 22, 2009
8pm
TEMESCAL ARTS CENTER
511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058
For more information
Call: 510-526-7858
email: fmoore@eroplay.com
http://www.eroplay.com/events.html
http://www.temescalartscenter.org/
Upcoming performances in this series:
Saturday, September 26
Saturday, October 24
Friday, November 20
Friday, December 18
"...He's wonderful and hilarious and knows exactly what it's all about and has earned my undying respect. What he's doing is impossible, and he knows it. That's good art...." L.A. Weekly

"Merging improv, erotica, entertainment, religion and ritual, Frank Moore - self-styled shaman, world-renowned disabled performance artist, and 2008 presidential candidate ...." - East Bay Express

Resisting "the easy and superficial descriptions..., Moore's work challenges the consensus view more strongly in ways less acceptable than...angry tirades and bitter attacks on consumer culture." Chicago New City

"If performance art has a radical edge, it has to be Frank Moore." Cleveland Edition
"Transformative..." Moore "is thwarting nature in an astonishing manner, and is fusing art, ritual and religion in ways the Eurocentric world has only dim memories of. Espousing a kind of paganism without bite and aggression, Frank Moore is indeed worth watching." High Performance Magazine

"Surely wonderful and mind-goosing experience." L.A. Reader
Downloadable poster here:
http://www.eroplay.com/RealityPlayingsAUG2009.jpg
http://www.eroplay.com/events.html
In Freedom,
Frank Moore
www.eroplay.com
www.luver.com

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11. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, at e-flux, Manhattan, opening Aug. 28
"If You Lived Here Still..."
A project by Martha Rosler
August 28 - October 31, 2009
Opening: Friday, August 28, 6 - 8 pm
e-flux
41 Essex Street
New York City
T: 212 619 33 56

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12. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, in Berlin, Germany, opening Aug. 21
Home Grown
New art from Los Angeles and Berlin
A group exhibition organized by Short House
22 August–12 September 2009
Opening reception: Friday, 21 August 2009, 7–10 pm
Opening times: Friday and Saturday, 2–5 pm
Special hours during the Kolonie Wedding Art Walk on 28–29 August: 7–10 pm
Other viewings by appointment: info@artillerie-projekte.org
Short House has teamed up with artillerie to present Home Grown, a group exhibition featuring new work from emerging Los Angeles- and Berlin-based artists. Acknowledging the nomadic nature of today’s art practitioners, Short House’s Berlin debut gives artists from these two sister cities a platform to meet, mix and exchange. Home Grown takes up themes of mobility, transience and translation. Varying from video, photography and sound to sculpture and drawing, the works presented in the show examine the urban landscape, geographical identity and characteristics of interpretation. Exhibiting artists include Kelly Akashi, Jacob Borges, Helen Cahng, Michelle Chong, Elly Clarke, Drew Dunlap, Ian Henderson, Nathan Hess, Terra Kuroda and Robert O’Connor.

Short House is a transient art space and project that focuses on building opportunities for its community. Started in L.A. in 2007 by Michelle Chong and Ian Henderson, the artists utilized their home and organised artist workshops, exhibited artists’ work and produced a concert of original works by up-and-coming composers and sound artists. In 2009 Short House joined Berlin’s Kolonie Wedding, a non-profit organization aimed at presenting experimental work from emerging and international artists.

artillerie is an interdisciplinary arts venue committed to experimentation in visual arts, performance, film, literature and music. Located in Berlin’s gritty yet vibrant Wedding district, artillerie is a project run by a non-profit group of art activists and volunteers.

And
REVIEW BY LEE CAMPBELL OF TIME & PLACE AT ELIXIR GALLERY, QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, WOOLWICH
To learn more about the work I'm showing at Home Grown, please refer to this review Lee Campbell about my show Time & Place at Elixir Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich earlier this summer. It'll be on http://www.artvehicle.com/ in September. But to see now, go to http://www.london-photographic-awards.com/site/pages.php?fid=0,281,584. You can also see more images of this work on my axisweb.org site, under artworks: http://www.axisweb.org/seCVWK.aspx?ARTISTID=10623

And
REVIEW BY GAYATHRI IYER OF THE END. AND... AT FREDERICO-SEVE GALLERY/LATIN COLLECTOR
The group show I am a part of in New York (with my Trans Siberian Project) is has been reviewed: http://www.nyartbeat.com/nyablog/2009/08/the-end-and-at-frederico-seve-gallerylatincollector/

It is is still up - until 22nd August. So if you're in the Big Apple, please do go!
Gallery website: http://www.latincollector.com/
Hope you're having a good summer.
Best wishes
Elly

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13. Yoko Ono, FF Alumn, at Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Aug. 29-30
SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
FLOAT
A SERIES OF TEMPORARY ARTWORKS AND LIVE PERFORMANCES
PRESENTED THROUGHOUT THE PARK
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 29 - 30, 2009
2-6PM / RAIN OR SHINE
FREE
Artists: Clifford Borress, Sarah Braman, Nellie Fleischner, Mitchell Goodman, Otis Houston Jr. aka Black Cherokee, Danny Johnston & Cassie Mey with Terry Hempfling, Lone Wolf & Cub, Yoko Ono, Jesse Peterson & Marina Peterson, Tim Roda, Megumi Tomomitsu

Curated by Chelsea Spengemann
Long Island City, New York (July 23, 2009) Socrates Sculpture Park is pleased to announce the 2009 edition of FLOAT, the 4th biennial series of interactive installations and ephemeral sculptural works. This year FLOAT will feature performance and temporary sculpture created by 15 artists specifically for Socrates Sculpture Park. The exhibition will take place during the last weekend in August. Performances are scheduled at the top of every hour from 2-6 PM on Saturday and 2-5 PM on Sunday.

Inspired by an ironic motivational family saying, Float your hardest! this year FLOAT embraces Socrates Sculpture Park as a place for relaxation, slow summertime movement, and vigorous people-watching. The artworks will be presented as encounters and interventions for the passerby. Although they will appear spontaneous, experimental, and fleeting, the artworks made for FLOAT will also exemplify the dedication, thoughtfulness, and social interest that the contributing artists embrace. Floating hard takes a willful commitment to being buoyant and pliant in the surrounding currents.

Megumi Tomomitsu will begin both afternoons with a performance based on her photography series, Fantastic Plastic Collection. On Saturday, wearing a customized bag costume, Tomomitsu will wash, hang to dry, and fold her growing collection of plastic bags. On Sunday, Tomomitsu will place small plastic fruits in the bags before hanging them in a tree. The bags will amplify the wind blowing through the branches for the rest of the day. Pillows will be installed around the base of the tree to encourage a momentary rest surrounded by the meditative sound of the wind.

At 3 PM on Saturday and 4 PM on Sunday, Danny Johnston and Cassie Mey with guest performer Terry Hempfling will perform Susurrus, a playful, choreographed dance using trees and small wading pools. Susurrus is a word used to describe a whispering or rustling sound.

On Saturday at 4 PM, Nellie Fleischner will perform Paint Box, twisted up on a tree swing that hangs in the middle of a 10ft tall wood structure wrapped in fabric. When released, paint cans hanging from the bottom of her swing will be lifted by centrifugal force and spin paint onto the fabric to create a surprisingly uniform abstraction. The paint will be visible from the outside as it soaks through the fabric upon contact.

Saturday at 5 PM and Sunday at 4 PM Otis Houston Jr. aka Black Cherokee will perform a series of gestures, promoting physical and spiritual wellbeing. Sculpture and signs, like those Houston has energetically been displaying for motorists on the FDR since 1997, will also be installed throughout the park.

Closing the event on Saturday evening at 6 PM siblings Jesse and Marina Peterson will perform songs and improvised music. Marina is a cellist, performing primarily experimental contemporary and improvised music. Jesse will play guitar, violin and mandola, and provide vocals.

For the final performance on Sunday at 5 PM, drum and trapeze duo Lone Wolf & Cub will perform in the Socrates studio. Ryan Sawyer will play the drums and Suzanne Rogaleski will be on trapeze.

In addition to the scheduled performances, artists Clifford Borress, Sarah Braman, Mitchell Goodman, Yoko Ono, and Tim Roda will have temporary projects on view Saturday and Sunday during regular park hours, 10 AM - sunset. Borress will lay out a blanket on which scripted object-oriented narratives will occur; Braman will exhibit new sculpture made from only paint and junk; Goodman, in a collaboration with Marina Peterson, will present Sounding #006, a weather balloon that does low altitude video recording; and Roda will present a life-size version of a photograph that he recently made with his son in Rome, but with the faces cutout for audience members to photograph themselves within the artist's image.

Finally, Socrates is very pleased to present Soprano Piece for Socrates Sculpture Park an instruction piece by Yoko Ono. Ono’s instructions will be posted in the Park for visitors to perform throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

SCHEDULE:
Saturday, August 29
2 PM Megumi Tomomitsu / Fantastic Plastic Laundry
3 PM Danny Johnston and Cassie Mey with Terry Hempfling / Susurrus
4 PM Nellie Fleischner / Paint Box
5 PM Otis Houston Jr. aka Black Cherokee / performance
6 PM Jesse and Marina Peterson / songs and improvised music
2-6 PM Clifford Borress / experiments and picnic
Mitchell Goodman and Marina Peterson / Sounding #006
Yoko Ono / Soprano Piece For Socrates Sculpture Park
Sunday, August 30
2 PM Megumi Tomomitsu / Fantastic Plastic Tree
3 PM Otis Houston Jr. aka Black Cherokee / performance
4 PM Danny Johnston and Cassie Mey with Terry Hempfling / Susurrus
5 PM Lone Wolf & Cub / drums and trapeze
2-5 PM Clifford Borress / science experiments and picnic
Mitchell Goodman and Marina Peterson / Sounding #006
Yoko Ono / Soprano Piece For Socrates Sculpture Park
On view Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - sunset
-Sarah Braman / sculpture
-Otis Houston Jr. aka Black Cherokee / sculpture and signs
-Tim Roda / photo installation
Socrates Sculpture Park is open 365 days a year from 10am to sunset and is located at the intersection of Broadway and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. For directions to the Park, please visit our website: www.socratessculpturepark.org.

For additional information including a detailed schedule of performances and screenings, please contact Ellen Staller at 718-956-1819 x12 or info@socratessculpturepark.org.

This exhibition is made possible by the dedication and support of our board of directors, friends and volunteers, and by the generosity of: Carnegie Corporation of New York Charina Endowment Fund Mark di Suvero Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation Agnes Gund Starry Night Fund of Tides Foundation

Additional support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, as state agency, and the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs.

Special thanks to the City of New York, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, Councilmember Eric Gioia, and the Department of Parks & Recreation, Commissioner Adrian Benepe.

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14. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, in Bogota, Colombia, Aug. 21-31
Jay Critchley has been selected to bring his performance project, GLOBAL YAWNING for a small planet, A new day is yawning, to the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics’s Encuentro in Bogota, Columbia, August 21-31. It’s been shown that yawning increases alertness, reduces stress and enhances personal, community and planetary health. We yawn to cool the brain; we act to cool the Earth. The personal is planetary. What is our “exhausted” planet telling us?

As climate change becomes a serious threat to political and cultural stability, we need to rethink our concepts of nationalism, citizenship, power and control. The escalated melting of the polar ice sheets, deforestation and the rise in temperature and sea levels are affecting coastal areas as well as long established regional weather patterns. Warmer climates and poor communities in the Southern Hemisphere will be most affected. Political and bioregional borders will become ambiguous.

Global Yawning hopes to inject the topic of climate change into the Encuentros dialog through humor, surprise and participation, to create a bridge between the recognition of global warming and the need for individual and collective empowerment and repositioning. The personal is political. The personal is planetary.

Yawning is mysterious and without definitive explanation. One theory is that yawning is a herd instinct, and serves to synchronize mood behavior among gregarious animals. Adelie Penguins employ yawning as part of their courtship ritual. All agree, yawning feels good - when we allow ourselves to yawn unrestricted, to break through the social embarrassment. It is an essential human activity that crosses cultural and geographic borders, and can be liberating, re-energizing and therapeutic.

The human face and portraiture have been the subject and intrigue of artists for millennium - its beauty, character, personality, form, color - who have captured its moods and distinguished features. Yawning has received scant attention and examination. Yet it is an essential human activity that crosses cultural and geographic borders, and can be liberating, re-energizing and therapeutic.

The project was initiated at the Boston Center for the Arts Mills Gallery in February 2008, with videotaped participants from Provincetown, Boston, Rhode Island, New York City and Washington, DC. Global Yawning is an interactive performance/installation project that would create unique portraits of institute participants for projection and online access. Participants could also contribute additional video yawning clips to the project. There could also be a group YAWN-IN and ceremony at a designated opening or gathering in tandem with the video showing.

Families, students, politicians, shoppers, soldiers, activists and others can all release the “irrational exuberance” within, display human vulnerability and interconnectedness, and dispel tensions and anxieties. Then, what will the world be like? Could this be a cure or healing technique for a distressed planet?

This interactive project engages people in something unexpected and viscerally challenging. It creates a shared sense of camaraderie and community with others who experience the same thing, both in the physical process of yawning in front of a camera, and then viewing themselves juxtaposed with others.

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15. Michael J. Berkowitz, Helene Aylon, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Tobaron Waxman, FF Alums, at The Jewish Museum, opening Sept. 14
Michael J Berkowitz
Helène Aylon
Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Tobaron Waxman
"Reinventing Ritual" at the Jewish Museum, opening September 14th.

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16. Mayumi Ishino at Philadelphia Fringe Festival, PA, Sept. 4-19
My show at Philadelphia Fringe Festival is coming up in a month. It is an adaptation of my Mirror project, a new piece called "It's Not Me It's You".

I'd realy appreciate if you could forward the attached press release to anyone who may be interested in coming to see my show in Philadelphia. Or, please send me the name of the venues or potential press organization where I may send this to.

Basic info:
"Its Not Me It's You"
performed by Mayumi Ishino and special Kuroko guest
Sept 4, 5, 6, &19, 2009
Street performance starts at 5pm, on the corner of N. 3rd st and Charles St. near Old City Coffee.
See updates and details at www.eyrbag.com
Mayumi Ishino
www.mayumiishino.com
www.eyrbag.com (for Philly Fringe 2009)

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