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Contents for October 14, 2009
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1. Willoughby Sharp, FF Alumn, memorial at the Guggenheim, Manhattan, Oct. 15
2. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, in Baton Rouge, LA, Oct. 31
3. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, at Small’s Jazz Club, Oct. 17
4. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, at 92nd Street Y, Manhattan, Oct. 11
5. Ben Kinmont, FF Alumn, at Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, Oct. 21-Nov. 23
6. Ed Ruscha, FF Alumn, at Hayward Gallery, London, UK, thru Jan 10, 2010
7. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Climate Theater, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 16
8. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at Reed Whipple Cultural Center, Las Vegas, NV, opening Oct. 16
9. Jacki Apple, FF Alumn, at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, October 13-November 7
10. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA, Oct. 25
11. Regina Silveira, FF Alumn, at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, thru Jan 3, 2010
12. Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, Oct. 9-10
13. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Oct. 10
14. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA, Oct. 19 – Nov. 20
15. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, at Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, CA, opening October 7
16. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, at Idaho Historical Museum, Boise, Oct. 13
17. Tehching Hsieh, FF Alumn, at Sean Kelly Gallery, Manhattan
18. Ed Ruscha, FF Alumn, in The White House, Washington, DC
19. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Bennett Media Studio, Manhattan, Oct. 23
20. elin o’Hara slavick, FF Alumn, at Univ. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Nov. 9 and 20
21. Sol Le Witt, FF Alumn, now online
22. Clemente Padin, FF Alumn, at Art Space, Montevideo, Uruguay, Oct. 21
23. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, in New York City and upstate, Oct. 10-20
24. R Sikoryak, FF Alumn, October 2009 schedule
25. Barbara Pollack, FF Alumn, new book to launch at Frankfurt Book Fair
26. Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumn, at the Cakeshop, Manhattan, Oct. 14
27. Joyce Cutler-Shaw, FF Alumn, at East San Jose Carnegie Library, CA, opening August 29, and more
28. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at The Gershwin Hotel, Manhattan, Nov. 24, and more
29. Heather Cassils, FF Alumn, at Chez Bushwick, Brooklyn, Oct. 17
30. Marisa Jahn, Mark Tribe, FF Alumns, at Storefront for Art and Architecture, Manhattan, Oct. 17
31. Betty Tompkins, FF Alumn, in BC Magazine
32. Linda Sibio, FF Alumn, at Andrew Edlin Gallery, Manhattan, opening Oct. 22
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1. Willoughby Sharp, FF Alumn, memorial at the Guggenheim, Manhattan, Oct. 15

Willoughby Sharp memorial, 6:30 pm, October 15 at the Guggenheim, 1071 Fifth Avenue. The memorial is participatory – please wear something yellow and bring a stone or tile or metal or brick that weighs one pound or under for the memorial cairn. Seating is limited and guests will be accommodated on a first come basis. Thank you.

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2. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, in Baton Rouge, LA, Oct. 31

FF Alum Annie Lanzillotto performs in Baton Rouge, on Halloween, at the AIHA (American Italian Historical Association) banquet. tkts at www.aihaweb.org
Also looking for open mikes in NoLa first week of November.

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3. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, at Small’s Jazz Club, Oct. 17

LuLu LoLo
Saturday, October 17, 2009
5-7pm
Small’s Jazz Club
183 West 10th Street at 7th Avenue, NYC
$7 cover charge
http://www.smallsjazzclub.com/ Click on calendar Oct. 17th

Hosted by Lee Kostrinksky
Presented by Smalls Reading Series
George Guida, Director Smalls Reading Series LuLu LoLo will be reading from her new work in progress:

OBITS

A One-Person Play Based On The Lives Revealed In Obituaries

OBITS is a work in progress written by LuLu LoLo, a series of monologues based on material found in Obituaries in The New York Times. The monologues are an exercise in limitation as they are based solely on the information of the person’s life found in the obituary. Obits selected were based on LuLu’s own quirky selection of people—often due to their unique life style and personalities—two Italian-American women athletes, a woman who had a museum devoted to nuts, a playwright’s mother, a performance artist, and some odd coincidences

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4. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, at 92nd Street Y, Manhattan, Oct. 11

KATHY WESTWATER
Performance

92Y presents Booty Object

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, Rebecca Davis, Aaron Mattocks, and Kathy Westwater.

This presentation of Booty Object is part of Marathon 75, a weekend of dance to launch the Y's 75th anniversary year celebration. To view the entire list of more than 50 featured marathon artists and performance times, click here.

Sun, Oct 11 @ 4pm
92Y Harkness Dance Center
1395 Lexington Avenue @ 92nd Street

$10 admission covers one full day of performances. Seating on the hour. First come, first serve.

Tickets available at 212/415-5500, the box office, or online.

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5. Ben Kinmont, FF Alumn, at Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, Oct. 21-Nov. 23

DEVENIR AUTRE CHOSE / ON BECOMING SOMETHING ELSE
Projet de Ben Kinmont dans le cadre du Nouveau Festival du Centre Pompidou
Du 21 Octobre au 23 Novembre 2009

In this project by Ben Kinmont, seven different chefs have each been given a different biographical paragraph to represent in a recipe. The dish will be offered in the chef's restaurant during the time of the Pompidou's Festival (21 October - 20 November, 2009) and be integrated into the restaurant's regular menu. The paragraphs represented describe the work of seven different artists who have pursued an art practice which eventually led them out of the art world and into something else. The artists included are : Lygia Clark (psychotherapy), Hans de Vries (farming), GAAG (activism), Raivo Puusemp (politics), Laurie Parsons (social work), Gretchen Faust (yoga), and Bridget Banhart (medicine).

Informations pratiques (tarifs et adresses des restaurants) et dossier de presse :
onbecomingsomethingelse at airdeparis.com
http://www.airdeparis.com

AIR DE PARIS
32, rue Louise Weiss 75013 Paris
tel 01 44 23 02 77 fax 01 53 61 22 84
http://www.airdeparis.com

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6. Ed Ruscha, FF Alumn, at Hayward Gallery, London, UK, thru Jan 10, 2010

Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting
14 October 2009 - 10 January 2010

Hayward Gallery
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/ruscha

Hayward Gallery presents a major retrospective of Ed Ruscha's paintings, in celebration of his 50-year career. Ed Ruscha (b. 1937) is widely regarded as one of the world's most influential artists at work today and this exhibition traces the development of his paintings across five decades, from his contributions to Pop Art in the early 1960s to his paintings comprising words and phrases and his explorations of iconic American landscapes. Curated by Ralph Rugoff, the Director of the Hayward Gallery, the retrospective opens on 14 October to 10 January 2010 and will then travel to Haus der Kunst in Munich (12 February - 2 May 2010) and Moderna Museet in Stockholm (29 May – 5 September 2010).

Based in Los Angeles since the late 1950s, Ed Ruscha is recognised for his pioneering work in a variety of media, including painting, print-making, artist's books, photography and film. His influence on painting has been particularly significant and this exhibition reveals the wit and ceaseless experimentation that have distinguished his contributions to this medium. Over the course of his career, Ruscha has influenced cultural figures as diverse as artists Richard Prince and Anselm Kiefer, architect Robert Venturi and photographers Andreas Gursky and Jeff Wall. Presenting a total of 78 works on canvas, Ed Ruscha: 50 Years of Painting is the largest UK survey yet of Ruscha's output as a painter. The exhibition will reveal the full depth and breadth of his achievements, from his use of graphic design and filmic devices to his experimentation with unusual materials and formats. Many of the paintings in the show have never before been seen in the UK and have been lent by both public and private collections from around the world.

Ralph Rugoff, Director of the Hayward Gallery and curator of this exhibition, said: 'Ed Ruscha is widely celebrated for the visual elegance and wit of his paintings, and this exhibition will also reveal his insistently experimental approach to the medium as well as his charged takes on the contemporary cultural landscape. Whether trafficking in ambiguity and absurdity or scanning signs of social decay and decline, his paintings address us in ways that are at once playful and profoundly disorienting, and they remain as provocative today as they first did half a century ago.'

Besides engaging with written language, Ruscha's paintings have recorded the shifting emblems of American life, in particular the vernacular of Southern California, in the form of classic Hollywood logos, stylised petrol stations and suburban landscapes. Often echoing the size of Cinemascope movie screens and billboards, these works constitute a shrewd and incisive portrait of American culture. Ruscha has produced some of the most memorable works of American art, including Standard Station (1966), Annie (1962), and Trademark with Eight Spotlights (1962), all of which will be on display.

Artist's Talk
Ed Ruscha
Monday 12 October
A rare opportunity to hear a talk by the artist. Introduction by Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff.

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall

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7. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Climate Theater, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 16

FRANK MOORE in AN ACT OF DIRECT ENGAGEMENT

POW! POW! Action Art festival 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
8PM

The Climate Theater
285 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, in An Act of Direct Engagement at the POW! POW! Action Art festival 2009, 2nd annual mini performance art festival.

Frank's performance will be part of the festival's Friday night program.
Produced and curated by Alyssa Lee and gal*in_dog AKA Guillermo Galindo, POW! POW! ACTION Art festival 2009 is a 4 evening festival of new ACTION art works featuring performance and installations by artists from around the world.

"Among many outrageous artists, POW! POW! 2009 will feature daring and controversial performers such as Frank Moore, Keith Hennessey, Michael Namkung, and many others." -- POW! POW! Action Art festival 2009

$12 in advance, $15 at door - 4-day festival pass $40
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/77223

For more information visit:
http://www.eroplay.com/events.html
www.myspace.com/powminiperformanceartfestival

Contact info:
fmoore at eroplay.com
510-526-7858

"...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

In Freedom,
Frank Moore
www.eroplay.com
www.luver.com

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8. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at Reed Whipple Cultural Center, Las Vegas, NV, opening Oct. 16

‘Altered States: Artists Re-imagine The Book’
New Exhibit Features 11 National And International Book Artists

The public is invited to attend "Altered States: Artists Re-imagine the Book," an art exhibit curated by Los Angeles-based artist and designer Joseph Shuldiner. This exhibit will feature 11 national and international artists who have created altered books in a wide range of media. As one of several local events organized to coincide with the Vegas Valley Book Festival, the Altered States exhibit opens on Friday, Oct. 16, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at Reed Whipple Cultural Center, 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North. There is no charge for admission to the exhibit or reception.

Shuldiner selected the artists and works with the use of printed books as a criterion. "With the rapid digital sea-change happening to printed material, this exhibition consists of pieces that choose printed existing books as a point of departure," Shuldiner explains. "Transformed through the use of such techniques as collage, cutouts, drawing, painting and sculpture, the altered books present an opportunity to shift perception, inviting the viewer to see an everyday object as something entirely new."

Exhibiting artists are Tor Archer, Alisa Banks, Doug Beube, Elile Brown,
Shannon Freshwater, Jessica Holada, Lisa Kokin, Alexander Korzer-Robinson, Guy Laramee, Emily Sandor and Jill Sylvia.

Presented by the city of Las Vegas, the exhibit continues through Jan. 2, 2010, funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Reed Whipple Cultural Center and the exhibit are open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. Please call (702) 229-1012 for more information on the exhibit.

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9. Jacki Apple, FF Alumn, at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, October 13-November 7

Jacki Apple & Paul Soady
In The Gully: Meditations on Water
Installation: One-of-a-kind Artists Books

James Lemont Fogg Library
Art Center College of Design
1700 Lida St. Pasadena, CA
October 13 - November 7, 2009

Reception: Thursday October 15, 2009
6:30 - 8 PM Refreshments

Artists will talk about collaboration, concept,
materials and process.

In the Gully: Meditations on Water was intially conceived and produced by Jacki Apple & Paul Soady as a site specific installation about geomorphology and the absense of water in the Los Angeles basin. It was installed at five sites -- the gulch, arroyo/ravine , gully, channel, and crevice - at Hahamongna Watershed Park, Pasadena, CA June 6-7, 2009 as part of the On the Trail exhibition sponsored by Newtown Arts.

After the installation was removed from the site, the original material was reassembled along with documentation photographs and texts into five one-ofa-kind handmade books collaboratively designed by Apple & Soady. Printed on handmade Japanese papers with a wooden dowel and silk yarn binding, they combine old and new technologies in both the design and production process -- letterpress printed poems and digitally printed photos by Apple, and logo design, typography and printing by Soady. In addition they letterpress printed the texts on eucalyptus bark which will be shown as part of the book installation.

Both longtime faculty at Art Center College of Design - Apple in Humanities and Design Sciences and Soady in Advertising - they will talk about their creative collaboration, and the concepts behind the work at a reception Thursday Oct 15 at 6:30 PM. Apple is an internationally exhibited artist/writer/composer/ performer whose work has explored environmental issues, and Soady is an award-winning art director/designer.

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10. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA, Oct. 25

Spiritual comedian and columnist Beth Lapides performs her mind-expanding show, "100% Happy 88% of the Time"
Sunday, Oct. 25, 7:30 @ Writers Boot Camp
Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica, CA. 90404

Tickets are general admission. $15 at the door.
$10 advance tickets at http://bethlapides.com/node/15
Reservations and info: 323-993-3305

Please feel free to offer two-for-one tickets to your community.
100% Happy 88% of the Time gives audiences spiritual insights, relationship advice, some late-breaking news from edge science, and a road map for navigating these rapidly-changing times - all in one thought-provoking, fun-filled evening of evolutionary entertainment.

Beth’s freewheeling performance connects the dots between happiness and...
Getting evicted
Trying to be emotionally green
Learning to follow signs from the universe
Meeting Dr. Emoto
Having a psychic dagger removed
Discovering a stargate in her bedroom
Rewriting your own DNA
Interpreting crop circles
Reconciling with her Jewish roots (and parents)
Evolving group consciousness
Practicing yoga
Change, unhappiness and trying to avoid being �fine�
Why you shouldn’t take relationship advice from Billy Joel
And much more!
This show is "funny and mind-expanding comedy" (LA Weekly). The Los Angeles Times called Beth "smart & funny... a master comedienne" and the Whole Life Times called her work "witty and enlightening... a breath of fresh air".

She has appeared on Sex and the City, Politically Incorrect, MTV and Comedy Central. She's done commentary for NPR's All Things Considered and the Huffington Post, written for O Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, The Realist, the Utne Reader and others, and writes a humorous syndicated column called "My Other Car is a Yoga Mat" for LA Yoga Magazine, Yoga Chicago and yogamates.com. She has performed at the Skirball Cultural Center, the Getty, Lollapalooza, US Comedy Arts Festival, the University of Judaism, 92nd St. Y/Makor in NY, the Knitting Factory, ICA London, Highways, PS 122, The Kitchen and many other venues.

Beth launched a revolution in comedy when she brought artistic sensibilities to standup and took the form in a more personal, deeper direction with her Un-Cabaret. With "100% Happy 88% of the Time", she brings her comedy skills to bear on her own spiritual journey.

"A MASTER COMEDIENNE... USES SPIRITUALITY AS A SPRINGBOARD FOR COMEDY"
Los Angeles Times

"ABOVE & BEYOND"
The New Yorker

"HILARIOUS"
NPR

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11. Regina Silveira, FF Alumn, at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, thru Jan 3, 2010

Banco do Brasil
invites you to the opening of the exhibition
linha de sombra REGINA SILVEIRA
curated by
José Roca and Alejandro Martín
opening
October 12, 2009, at 10AM
opening hours
October 13, 2009 through January 3, 2010
Tuesday - Sunday from 10AM to 9PM
ground floor / 1st flor / 2nd floor - room A
release
children's book O olho e o lugar
on Regina Silveira's work
October 12, 2009, at 4PM
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
Rua Primeiro de Março, 66
Centro - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

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12. Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, Oct. 9-10

FF Alumn Robbin Ami Silverberg will be featured in one of three documentary
films:

Brooklyn Makes
A project by Sarah Nelson Wright
with sound by Jennifer Stock

Friday + Saturday
October 9+10, 2009
7:30pm - 10pm

BROOKLYN MAKES is a site-specific video installation in the Williamsburg Greenpoint Industrial Zone, revealing the work of manufacturers in North Brooklyn today. Video projections by Sarah Nelson Wright will light up the industrial facades of three manufacturers, with evocative sound by Jennifer Stock. Captured inside each business, the videos and sounds bring North Brooklyn¹s hidden labor onto the public streets.

Directions: Take the G to Nassau or L to Bedford Ave (also near the B61 and
B48 buses). Download a map with the three spots at www.brooklynmakes.org or pick one up at Space on Dobbin (50-52 Dobbin Street between Nassau & Norman Avenues in Greenpoint, Brooklyn).

FAQ: Videos will loop at each location, and will play simultaneously throughout both nights. In case of rain, start at 50-52 Dobbin Street. Please respect the few cars and neighbors in the area by staying on the sidewalks and keeping your voice down when you pass residential apartments.

Brooklyn Makes is part of Space on Dobbin's activities for Williamsburg Gallery Association's Every 2:nd Friday and openhousenewyork weekend.

Funded by:
Brooklyn Community Foundation
F.E.A.S.T.
Kickstarter

With Support From:
Rooftop Films
EWVIDCO
Hunter IMA/MFA

Fiscally sponsored by CUP (the Center for Urban Pedagogy)

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13. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Oct. 10

It's amazing - it's free - and it only comes once a year: A not-to-be- missed encounter with one of Brooklyn’s great historic treasures!

A site-specific, live music and dance performance that guides audience members through historic Green-Wood Cemetery’s rolling hills, highlighting its unparalleled collection of sculpture and monuments. This unique event, choreographed by Martha Bowers of Dance Theatre Etcetera, features a cast of 30 dancers, live music by 10 accordionists (led by Bob Goldberg), some of it composed by accordion legend Guy Klucevsek, also some of it sung, and a visual installation inside the Catacombs designed by photographer Alexander Heilner.

This year's accordionists:

Bob Goldberg, Genevieve Leloup, Mark Nathanson, Ed Gawlinski, Melissa Elledge, Teresa Rehberg, Sam Adler, Justin Wedes, Kamala Sankaram, Nazy Karimi

Performances at 12: noon and 3:30 pm.
Rain Date: October 11.

Green-wood Cemetery
5th Avenue at 25th Street
718-768-7300

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14. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA, Oct. 19 – Nov. 20

"Descent into the political" is an exhibition that tracks "one artist's descent into the art of persuasion." One of the finest political artists working today, Magnusson's show will spill out of the gallery and onto the campus of Bard College at Simon's Rock, with his 'historical' markers and plaques and other subversive interventions. The exhibition is a curated retrospective that traces Magnusson's creative output from his early 'animal allegories' through the deeply political videos that ran on national tv in 2004 to his current focus on what he calls "public service public art."

The exhibition will be at The Atrium Gallery at Bard College at Simon's Rock. 84 Alford Rd, Great Barrington, MA. For more information, visit www.Simons-Rock.edu/events/art or the exhibition's blogsite at: http://descentart.blogspot.com/

Magnusson Norm
http://descentart.blogspot.com/

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15. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, at Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, CA, opening October 7

Domestic Disturbance brings together an intergenerational group of artists from across the United States and Europe, whose work addresses the difficulties of balancing public and private life. Featured artists are Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, Desirée Holman, Kara Hearn, Stephanie Syjuco, Sonya Rapoport, David Bestué & Marc Vives, Abigail Feldman and Emily McLeod. Artists in the exhibition have been featured in exhibitions at the Venice Biennale, Documenta VIII, Ars Electronica, 01SJ Biennial, Hammer Projects and PS1/MOMA.

The parameters of work are changing rapidly in our time. The boundary between professional and personal time is no longer clear. Increasingly connected by ubiquitous technology, we are on the clock 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

For artists, these distinctions have long been blurred. Lived experience has been among the chief concerns of art in the late 20th century. This maxim of art-as-life takes on new dimensions when considered in light of the new telecommuter economy. Photography and video, bearing connotations of journalistic integrity and Conceptual histories of documentation and systematic analysis, provide the framework for these artistic explorations. Each of the artists in Domestic Disturbance employs these strategies in a unique way, applying psychology, performance and humor to work that comments succinctly on the way we live today.

For more information, please contact Anuradha Vikram at avikram at berkeley.edu.

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16. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, at Idaho Historical Museum, Boise, Oct. 13

Presentation Will Detail Artist James Castle’s Life
Tom Trusky, Boise State English professor and director of the Hemingway Western Studies Center, will present "Historical Castle" from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, as part of the Idaho Historical Museum’s Brown Bag Series.

"Historical Castle" will examine the life of famed, enigmatic Idaho artist James Castle. Trusky is the author of the definitive biography "James Castle: His Life & Art" (now in a second, revised edition) and is the screenwriter of the documentary "Dream House: The Life & Art of James Castle," which aired on Idaho Public Television and recently was revised and updated for release on DVD.

Trusky’s presentation will be held at the Idaho Historical Museum, 610 Julia Davis Drive in Boise. Attendees are welcome to bring lunch; coffee and punch are provided. Admission to the museum is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for students with ID (members of the Friends of the Museum and members of the Idaho State Historical Society are admitted free).

The Idaho Historical Museum’s Brown Bag Series includes nine sessions by celebrated experts on dynamic aspects of Idaho history, covering a wide range of topics of interest to a variety of age groups. Sessions take place the second Tuesday of every month from September through May, usually at the museum.

For more information, call the Idaho Historical Museum at (208) 334-2120.

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17. Tehching Hsieh, FF Alumn, at Sean Kelly Gallery, Manhattan

Tehching Hsieh is now represented by Sean Kelly Gallery

Sean Kelly Gallery is delighted to announce our representation of Tehching Hsieh.

Taiwanese-born Hsieh is one of the seminal performance artists of the 20th century. Raising questions about the conceptual development of art, Hsieh has explored radical new territory in long-form durational performance. His pioneering work in the medium began with his earliest Super 8 film recording (Jump Piece, 1973) and further developed into his iconic One Year Performances of the late seventies and early eighties.

The first One Year Performance, Cage Piece (1978-79), involved Hsieh living in a cage in self-imposed isolation in his studio for a year, a period during which Hsieh did not converse or create work. This physical confinement was followed by the grueling Time Clock Piece performance (1980-81), in which Hsieh punched a time clock every hour on the hour for one year. In both cases, Hsieh incorporated the use of photography to document the passage of time. In Cage Piece, photographs were taken of Hsieh daily. In Time Clock Piece, Hsieh took a still shot of himself from a 16mm movie camera every hour after punching the time clock; as the resulting film progresses through the individual frames, the viewer experiences a time-lapse sequence of the artist over the course of the year.

Hsieh continued to use long duration works to make art and life simultaneous in the fifth One Year Performance, No Art Piece (1985-86), and in his last piece, Thirteen Year Plan (1986-1999), in which he made art but chose not to show it publicly, intentionally retreating from the art world into a sustained invisibility lasting to the new millennium.

Elements from Hsieh's Cage Piece, including the cage itself, were shown earlier this year to great critical acclaim at the Museum of Modern Art in Performance 1: Tehching Hsieh, the museum's inaugural exhibition in an ongoing series on performance. Time Clock Piece was included in the major exhibition, The Third Mind: Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989, at the Guggenheim Museum in the spring of this year.

A definitive monograph on Hsieh's work co-authored with Adrian Heathfield - Out of Now: The Lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh - has recently been published. The book is a comprehensive overview of Hsieh's year-long performance series and includes an extensive selection of photographs and historical material from the period.

For further information on Tehching Hsieh, please contact Maureen Bray at 212.239.1181 or via email at
maureen at skny.com.

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18. Ed Ruscha, FF Alumn, in The White House, Washington, DC

New York Magazine, 10/9/9 Jerry Saltz: Obama’s Startling White House Art

This week we got our first look at the Obamas' White House art, and it contained a few surprises. The 45 works the First Family chose to display, borrowed from various government institutions, range from simmering meditations on geometry and color by the great and under¬appreciated Josef Albers to depictions of Native Americans by the ever-mysterious George Catlin to a glowing abstract Zen TV screen by Mark Rothko to otherworldly still lifes by the minor modern master Giorgio Morandi. They topped off the collection with three geeky models from the U.S. Patent office (a paddle wheel, a telegraph, and a prototype for a gear cutter), a realist portrait of Harry S. Truman, works by Native American artists (including a fantastic ceramic by Maria Poveka Martinez), Jasper Johns's super-strange low-relief "0 Through 9," and paintings by Sam Francis, Winslow Homer, Richard Diebenkorn, Alma Thomas, and Susan Rothenberg, among others.

Critics were quick to put a gloss on the collection's meaning. On the right wing, the more aggressive contemporary work in the collection came in for a predictable beating. The focus was on Ed Ruscha's apparently banal, almost-monochrome conceptualist work made in 1982. "I Think I'll ... " is an infinitely optical, obtusely cerebral fire-red/Popsicle-orange minimal field, streaked with floating phrases like, "Maybe ... yes," "Maybe ... no," and "On second thought." Predictably, a clueless anti-Obama website groused that the painting was "celebrating indecision."

And just as inevitably, art insiders were disappointed in the choices. The reliably irascible Artnet critic Charlie Finch, author of Most Art Sucks, pointed out that there were all of six works by women artists, and wrapped it up by calling the Obamas "as right wing as Bush in the art department." Washington Post critic Blake Gopnik sneered that the taste on view was "mild" and mentioned that the bronzes of ballet dancers by Edgar Degas were "once considered one step up from prostitutes." (Those two points would seem to contradict one another, but never mind.) Gopnik went on to slag the Morandis ("painted by a once-proud Fascist who'd sucked up to Benito Mussolini") and wondered if Catlin's uncanny 1860s renditions of the American West were "all about a white colonialist gawking at exotic conquered peoples." Are these people kidding? Do they really think the Obamas should have hung (let's say) a Kara Walker paper silhouette of a slave girl performing fellatio on a slaver who excretes a pickaninny? Do they remember that only a year ago George W. Bush was decorating his office with counterfeit cowboy paintings — plus Saddam Hussein's pistol? In nine months we've gone from generic Western landscapes, photo-¬realist images of cacti, and a Remington bronze of a bronco buster to a painting by one of the most prickly contemporary artists around.

In my lifetime, I'd never have expected to see something like a Glenn Ligon 1992 text painting, based on a line in the 1961 book Black Like Me, hanging in the living quarters of the White House. Ligon's hauntingly beautiful, difficult-to-parse painting looks like a self-replicating printout or a hard-to-read gravestone or poster. A repeating representation of the sentence "All traces of the Griffin I had been were wiped from existence," whatever else it is, the painting evinces a willingness to look race directly in the face and not settle for easy answers.

But back to the Ruscha and its purported embrace of indecision. In fact, what it conveys perfectly is not waffling, but thinking. Like so much of the work the Obamas have chosen, it highlights a central difference between two states of mind, the progressive and conservative. "I Think I'll ... " effortlessly and efficiently transmits a psychic inclination that accepts paradox and allows that the world is not only good or evil. The hallmark, so far, of Obama's administration has not actually been indecision, or Clintonian triangulation. It's been a hanging back, waiting till all the facts come in, and for all the ideas to be floated, and then making a (decisive) move. This painting embodies that inclination, and it's not the only one in the collection that does so.

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19. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Bennett Media Studio, Manhattan, Oct. 23

The Manhattan Monologue Slam returns Friday night October 23rd 7pm doors, 7:30pm curtain at Bennett Media Studio! See http://www.MMSlam.com for all the details and the discount ticket print out.

The Manhattan Monologue Slam
Hosted by the Galinsky Brothers
http://www.MMSlam.com

Presented by Culture Catch http://www.culturecatch.com
with grand prize sponsor NYCastings http://www.nycastings.com

Next show is Friday October 23rd, 7pm doors, 7:30pm curtain - $10 with this email print out or $20 at the door without

Featuring Industry Panelists: Adrienne Stern Adrienne Stern Casting, Ed Bennett Former CEO VH1, Dusty Wright Co-Founder & Host Culture Catch
Featuring Actors: Current MMSlam Champ Adrianne Frost with Tanaka Hiroko, Ebony Coles, Verlon Brown, Khalipa Oldjohn and audience sign ups!
at Bennett Media Studio, 723 Washington Street in the West Village (between Bank & 11th Street, A,C,E train to 8th Ave & 14th St. or 1.9 train to Christopher St.) http://www.bennettmediastudio.com Walking Directions From 14th St. 8thAve. hop Stop

Actors sign up at the show to perform in the second set and be seen by industry and fans alike! You will also get a free DVD of your performance!

Set One - The Manhattan Monologue Slam Championship Set, is hosted by Robert Galinsky & features 6 pre-booked actors performing one three-minute monologue. What's at stake? The tag of "The Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion", prize money, a sit down with any one of that evening’s judges for a career consultation, and the challenge of defending the title & trophy in next month’s show.

Set Two - 30 Second Audience Slam is hosted by Phillip Galinsky. It’s an outrageous set of audience/actors who sign up to perform on the night of the show. Each actor's performance doubles as entertainment & as an 'audition' to perform in the championship set in the next show, in addition to winning cash and prizes too.

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for more information call 212.322.0878 or email mmslamshow at gmail.com

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20. elin o’Hara slavick, FF Alumn, at Univ. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Nov. 9 and 20

I know some of you will be too far away to come to this show and lecture, but wanted to send out the information now, so that you may get it on your calendars:

HIROSHIMA: After Aftermath
new works by elin o'Hara slavick

November 9, 2009, Pre-Opening Lecture by elin o'Hara slavick with exhibition curator and respondent Cary Levine
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005, UNC, Chapel Hill, 5:30pm

November 20, 2009, Opening reception, Golden Belt, Room 100, 807 E. Main Street, Downtown Durham
6-9pm, gallery talk with artist, 7:30pm

The show is up until January 10, 2010.

Peace,
elin o'Hara slavick
Distinguished Term Professor of Art
Hanes Art Center CB# 3405
UNC, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
www.unc.edu/~eoslavic
http://www.japanfocus.org/-elin_o_Hara-slavick/3196

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21. Sol Le Witt, FF Alumn, now online

Good morning, I hope this note finds you enjoying this beautiful day as we are: happy with good weather so can go ahead with plans for this performance installation beginning today...which I hope you might look in at now and again to follow our progress!

Few eggs recently as the hens have been molting...and those Susanna set on, her first time, with chicks to hatch on or around October 17...can be seen streaming live on camera 5001. cheers,

Hope Sandrow

http://hopes.viewnetcam.com:5003/CgiStartpage=Single&Mode=Motion&Language=0

you're invited to play the role of "observer" in

The Sky is Falling (re) constructing Sol LeWitt's Forms derived from a Cube Part VI, Shinnecock When Dreams Collide, Life Art and the Pursuit of Happiness by Hope Sandrow and Ulf Skogsbergh

Since art is a vehicle for the transmission of ideas through form, the reproduction of the form only reinforces the concept. It is the idea that is being reproduced. Anyone who understands the work of art owns it. We all own the Mona Lisa.

WHAT: watch in real time as we (re)construct Lewitt's India ink drawing on paper in four dimensions (fourth being Time) as housing for Paduan chickens Shinnecock and family, who's ancestral origins were in India.

WHERE: sited in my open air studio in Shinnecock Hills, landscapes once painted by William Merritt Chase

WHEN: weather permitting Saturday Oct. 10; Monday Oct 12 – completion

HOW: http://hopes.viewnetcam.com:5003/CgiStart?page=Single&Mode=Motion&Language=0

Along top of window, click "multi" to view all 4 cameras or Click "single" to view one camera. no passwords needed). Click "trust" in ( pop up window) applet to enable live audio stream.

Design......................................Sol LeWitt
Concept ...................................Hope Sandrow
Translation and Engineering... Ulf Skogsbergh
Fabrication...............................Hope Sandrow
Carpentry.................................Eustorgio Rojas
Sound ......................................Ulf Skogsbergh
Digital Still and Video................Hope Sandrow
Forms derived from a Cube October 1981 Sol LeWitt
For more background information read the New York Times, July 16, 2009:
"Artist Feathering Her Nest" by Penelope Green with multi media show by Nicole Bengiveno at
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/16/garden/16chickens.html?_r=1

and browse http://hopesandrow.com/flock.html

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22. Clemente Padin, FF Alumn, at Art Space, Montevideo, Uruguay, Oct. 21

Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 p.m., at Art Space "La Diaria", Soriano 770, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Clemente Padin will carry out the COCA SEWER (COCA CLOACA) PERFORMANCE, based in a concrete poem of Decio Pignatari.

Also, October 29 will inaugurate the X Biennial of Experimental Poetry in Mexico City in his homage. The vevent will be in Alfredo Ramos Gallery, Culture House Reyes Heroles in Coyoacan Delegation of GDF and was organized by Araceli Zuñiga and Cesar Espinosa. Later, from November 18 to 24, he will be in Madrid, Spain, guest for Arrebatos Books in order to carry out a reading of poetry.

Brief biography
Born in Lascano, Rocha, Uruguay (1939). Experimental poet, graphic artist, performer, videomaker, multimedia & networker. Graduated in Hispanic Literature. Edited the magazines Los Huevos del Plata (The Silver´s Eggs), 1965-1969; OVUM 10 and OVUM, 1969 -1975, Participación (Participation) 1984 -1986 and Correo del Sur (Southern Post), 2000 - 2003. Has showed his works in several individual exhibitions in United States of America, Italy, Korea, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Belgium and Japan. Among other distinctions he was invited personally to the XVI Biennial of São Paulo, Brazil (1984), to the Biennial of Havanna, Cuba (2000), Cuenca, Ecuador (2002) and 2nd. Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece, 2009. Scholar by the Academy of Arts and Letters of Germany (1984), has dictated seminaries in the 4 corners of the world. Since "The Poetry should Be made for All", Montevideo, 1970, has carried out countless performances in many places of the world. He is author of 18 books and hundred of notes and articles published in many places of the world too. He has participated in multiple events in Internet since 1992 and have published two CD ROMs with Net Art. He is Price Pedro Figari to the artistic trajectory, Uruguay 2005. In 2010, he will turn 40 old years of performances and a book with his better creations in performances and urban interventions.and prolog by Boris Nieslony is publishing.

Clemente Padín: C. Correo Central 1211, Montevideo 11000, URUGUAY
E-mail : clementepadin at gmail.com
http://www.beatrizramirez.com.ar/videosdeCP.htm
http://clementepadin.blogspot.com/

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23. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, in New York City and upstate, Oct. 10-20

The Bronx School for the Awareness of Mundane Experiences presents:

Catching up

A ten-day life-art collaboration between Nicolas Dumit Estevez and his mother Margot Raful, October 10-20, 2009 New York City and Upstate New York

My mother’s first visit to New York falls close to my eighteenth anniversary living in this city. To mark this occasion we have agreed to format the ten days that we will spend together as a life-art experience. With this action we seek to open up an exchange in which I walk her through a now familiar space imbued with my personal history, while allowing her to show me the place afresh, with the unrelenting curiosity of a newcomer or a tourist. Snapshots taken by relatives, friends and even strangers record some moments of our collaboration. Related activities include: bringing my mother to work and the possibilities for others to host any aspects of Catching Up such as: workshops, presentations or discussions. To learn more about this experience contact us at indioclaro at hotmail.com

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24. R Sikoryak, FF Alumn, October 2009 schedule

I'll be on tour this month in support of my new book, Masterpiece Comics. Here are the details from my publisher, Drawn & Quarterly:
R. Sikoryak's Masterpiece Comics

One of the hottest titles of the season by the master of comics parody, R. Sikoryak, hits the streets at a festival near you. See Sikoryak present his slide show at Portland's Wordstock on 10/11, San Francisco's APE 10/17 & 10/18, Boston Book Fest on 10/24, and Miami International Book Fair on 11/14 & 11/15. Sikoryak is as funny and smart in person as his comics are in his book.

two great reviews:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112510733
http://www.avclub.com/articles/september-4-2009%2C32558/

On Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Masterpiece-Comics/109084917611?ref=ts

On Twitter:
http://twitter.com/RSikoryak

Thanks!
R. Sikoryak
www.rsikoryak.com
www.theispot.com/artist/rsikoryak

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25. Barbara Pollack, FF Alumn, new book to launch at Frankfurt Book Fair

Barbara Pollack’s new "The Wild, Wild East: An American Art Critic’s Adventures in China" will be launched next week at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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26. Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumn, at the Cakeshop, Manhattan, Oct. 14

big fay gay dance performance explosion wigfur!

DYNASTY HANDBAG
NOISY PIG
PARTYLINE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14

9PM

dynasty handbag plays first! donut be late!

at
THE CAKESHOP
152 Ludlow St, NYC
btwn. Stanton & Rivington
212-253-0036

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

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27. Joyce Cutler-Shaw, FF Alumn, at East San Jose Carnegie Library, CA, opening August 29, and more

This month San Jose celebrates the opening of the new East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library, with public art created by Joyce Cutler Shaw.

The new library features two public art elements.

"Lightlines," a sculpture fabricated from aluminum coils, is suspended from the building's ceiling trusses in and around the main entrance and transversing the east/west hallway. Working with the community and exploring the shapes, forms, cultural and natural elements of the neighborhood, Cutler Shaw identified imagery that speaks to the location. From this she created a visual vocabulary she calls "the East San Jose Carnegie Calligraphy." These images, created in laser cut iridescent acrylic, are suspended from the aluminum coils of "Lightlines," animating the artwork with reflective light.

"Wall of Birds in Flight" is an installation on the Library's west wall in the children's area. The artwork plays on the imagery of local birds in flight—some in silhouette, others in great detail and back-lit. The work brings natural elements of the outdoor environment—the neighborhood's abundant bird life—indoors.

The Grand Opening Celebration is Saturday, August 29; the dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting starts at 11:00 AM. The artist will be present to discuss the work following the program. The new East San Jose Carnegie Library is at 1102 E. Santa Clara Street (at S. 23 Street), San jose.

Everyone is welcome.

and

Joyce Cutler-Shaw, FF Alumn, at New Mexico State University Art Gallery, Las Cruces, NM, Sept. 11—Oct. 24.

"Of Water and the River: Meditations on the Rio Grande"
NMSU Art Gallery, D.W. Williams Hall
University Ave. east of Solano
Las Cruces, New Mexico
575-646-2545

This exhibition represents the beginnings of a metaphorical journey, a process of discovery of the complex history and current significance of the Rio Grande and its territory. For so comprehensive a subject, the exhibition is conceived as an introductory visual essay through drawings, writings, artist’s books and digital imagery. The river and its region encapsulate the ecological challenges of our time. Cutler-Shaw's projects emerge at points where fact and metaphor intersect.

"This complex installation…[is] offering an esthetic experience literally grounded in scientific information. The exhibition is conceived as a visual narrative touching on multiple issues that are crucial for us and for the plants and creatures that also depend on the river. Cutler-Shaw’s photographic documentation ranges from habitat and wild birds to human settlement, from displacement, dams and diversions to drought, flood, and desalinization. ‘The Issue is Survival,’ she says, harking back to earlier works. ‘What Shall We Do When the River Runs Dry?’" —Lucy Lippard

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28. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at The Gershwin Hotel, Manhattan, Nov. 24, and more

WHAT: LINDA MARY MONTANO: MASKS ON/OFF;ON&OFF: A SOMEWHAT INTERACTIVE VIDEO EXPLORATION OF PERSONA IN THE VIDEOS OF LINDA MARY MONTANO
WHERE: GERSHWIN HOTEL, MANHATTAN
WHEN: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
TIME: 7PM
PRICE: $10.00
WHAT: WEAR /BRING A WIG

In 1975,I sat in a room at the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO and talked into a video camera for a year. I called the experience, CREATIVE SCHIZOPHRENIA, becoming 7 different "happy,successfull,confident and fabulous" women such as Lamar Breton(poetess), Dr Jane Gooding(neurosurgeon) etc. And I titled the resulting tape:LEARNING TO TALK,(Video Data Bank) an attempt to teach myself to move out of selective mutism so that I could "converse" with the outside world more effectively.

In 1996, almost 20 years later, I made the tape, 7 STAGES OF INTOXICATION, becoming 7 alcoholic women who were completely out of control , out of order, messy, not successfull. This persona journey was a response to menopause and a way to find a resolution to being in a job that tested and drove me almost to a psychic split.

Using art(video) to talk about my life and fix it I recently noticed that now I am performing as REAL PEOPLE such as MOTHER TERESA,THE VIRGIN MARY, HILARY CLINTON, BOB DYLAN and PAUL McMAHON. Is this escape? Wanting a partner and not having one so becoming one by creating one for myself by being the partner I dont have? It is too soon to know.

My intention is to splice these personas together, one from 1975,then one 1996 and then one from my current work, sandwiching them for comparison and analysis and understanding, repeating the layering until the past work is totally sandwiched with current work and a pattern can be seen.

Now what about you, the viewer and the person who comes to the Gershwin Hotel Nov 24th? Please there is nothing worse than being glued and stuck and not able to use your cell, ipod etc so I hope that the atmosphere is fun and interactive and I will introduce ART-GARAGE SALE so maybe you will be able to sell something or get a job or meet somebody!!(some chances for you to perform too). I will also offer ART/LIFE/LAUGHTER COUNSELING to individuals throughout the evening ,and bless whoever wishes to be blessed with HOLY WATER! Maybe/hopefully the night will feel a bit like facbook-live! Or it might be a prelude to my leaving this "real" and joining second life, another kind of floating self.

Linda Mary Montano considers herself a performance artist, using whatever medium necessary to understand her life , heal her life, know her life. She has written books: ART IN EVERYDAY LIFE; PERFORMANCE ARTISTS TALKING IN THE 80'S; LETTERS FROM LINDA M MONTANO. She has made videos, performances, taught her process and currently is re-seeing everything through

Roman Catholic eyes. www.lindamontano.com

and

TERESA OF AVILA:
AN ENTIRE DAY CELEBRATING A WOMAN, SAINT, REFORMER AND MYSTIC

MUDDY CUP, SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 2009

12:00 noon to 9:00 pm: 7 1/2 HOURS OF VIEWING
"TERESA OF JESU"
This is THE Spanish Classic Autobiographical Film About Teresa
starring the inimitable actress, CONCHA VALASCO, as Teresa of Avila

and

7:00 PM: ONE HOUR PREMIER
LINDA MARY MONTANO'S NEW FILM:
"TERESA OF AVILA"

AFTER THE FILM Q&A:
"Art + Collaboration" with
LINDA MONTANO & TOBE CAREY

Come for the whole marathon or just part of it! BRING FRIENDS.
COST:
By Donation, with a percentage
of the proceeds going to
THE SAUGERTIES FOOD PANTRY

DESCRIPTION:
St Teresa of Avila was a Doctor of the Church, powerful reformer and early feminist. She was a deeply spiritual yet reality based mystic and author of many books including THE INTERIOR CASTLE. All were written at the advice of her spiritual directors.

This 10 hour tribute to her will give attendees a chance to witness her gifts, her faith, her friends including St. John of the Cross, and her strong voice via this extraordinary docu-drama.

Montano considers Teresa of Avila one of her guides and has made a short film honoring Teresa which will premier that night after the docu-drama.

We are at a place culturally, politically, economically and spiritually where we are in need of role models and mentors of HOPE. Teresa of Avila is certainly one of those marvelous souls who still work miracles of love, spiritual direction and inspiring yet realistic teachings. Come and share in her gifts.

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29. Heather Cassils, FF Alumn, at Chez Bushwick, Brooklyn, Oct. 17

Saturday, October 17th 2009
7:30pm-9pm

Chez Bushwick presents Peaking a four-person exhibition of video by Janet Biggs, Heather Cassils, Molly Davies, and Andrew Sroka curated by Maya Ciarrocchi.

Chez Bushwick
304 Boerum St., Buzzer #11
(Between Bogart and White)
Brooklyn, NY 11206
www.chezbushwick.net

Peaking features video art centered on human-defined control and boundaries. Each piece either sets its own parameters, unexpectedly finding pre-existing lines where the viewer had not looked, or takes on external, seemingly unreachable limits, questioning the human drive to conquer them.

Artist Statements
Janet Biggs' multi-channel video installation, "Ativan" takes its title from the anti-anxiety drug of the same name. "Ativan" focuses on the mental state behind a widely prescribed drug that is used to modify and control behavior. In this work Biggs explores issues of power and control, and the inner experience.

Ativan presents a mesmerizing mediation on the dynamics of sustained bodily motion. A large, three-screen installation juxtaposes the heart pounding, yet methodical galloping of a horse on a treadmill against the exertions of buoyant humans "running" while submerged to their necks in a swimming pool. Human actions become symbolic of nature's tendency to drift toward entropy. The cumulative effect is like a visual mantra that becomes both transfixing and relentless.

This repeated cycle of focused energy and loss of control signifies the collapse of focus and power, and a subsequent fall into a crisis of identity.

Andrew Sroka
Slam is a video work that speaks to the ritual of existing with architecture in an urban environment. Drywall, ubiquitous to new construction in the US landscape, is often used as patchwork to temporarily repair or renovate dwellings of the decaying city – quick fix. An intimate union is formed during the repeated process of maintenance and care throughout the relationship with the structure. Performance is used to make this point. The performer interacts with the construction both as a mended and damaged object.

Heather Cassils
Crash and Burn is shot on location at the International Stunt School in Seattle, WA. This two channel video installation features students performing a series of treacherous fires stunts and high falls. These stunt exercises pair terrible acting with very real physical danger. This video diptych investigates the surface and the theatre of violence present in Hollywood entertainment. Cassils furthers this inquiry by constructing an alternate sounds capes, which call into question the context, and source of the images. Through an unveiling technique employing audio, what at first seems urgent and traumatic transforms into laughable exercises staged specifically to simulate such emotions for the purposes of entertainment.

Cassils work responds to the industrial production of images. To inhabit Los Angeles is to live on a film set – indeed, to inhabit any city whose culture is defined by mass culture of consumption is to find oneself defined by the images one consumes.

Molly Davies
Run, shot in a single take with a telephoto lens, is a demonstration of the compression of space. Sage Cowles, the runner, runs toward the camera from a mile away point. The illusion that she is running in place is dispelled after a long time when suddenly she is very large and very close to the camera.

The Artists
Janet Biggs lives and works in New York City. Her videos, video installations, and performances are condensed yet epic. She has captured such events as speeding motorcycles on the Bonneville Salt Flats, horses galloping on treadmills at Cornell University's veterinary school, Olympic synchronized swimmers in their attempts to defy gravity, and icebergs floating in Iceland's Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.

She received her undergraduate degree from Moore College of Art, and pursued graduate studies at Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been exhibited, among other institutions, at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York; Gibbes Museum of Art, South Carolina; Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Rhode Island; Vantaa Art Museum, Finland; Linkopings Konsthall, Passagen, Sweden; and the Oberosterreichisches Landesmuseum, Austria.

Biggs is the recipient of numerous grants including the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Anonymous Was a Woman Award, and the New York State Council on the Arts Fellowship. Her work is in public collections including the High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina; Gibbes Museum of Art, South Carolina; and the New Britain Museum of Art, Connecticut.

Janet Biggs is represented by Claire Oliver Gallery in New York City and Solomon Projects, Atlanta, Georgia.

Andrew Sroka (USA, born 1965) is a video and photo based artist. The themes of his work examine the conditions of quietude, observation and singularity. He lives and works in New York.

Heather Cassils is an artist, stunt person and a body builder who uses her exaggerated physique to intervene in various contexts in order to interrogate systems of power, control and gender. Often employing many of the same strategies used by FLUXUS and guerrilla theater, her method is multidisciplinary and crosses a spectrum of performance, film, drawing, video, photography and event planning. Cassils is a founding member of the Los Angeles based performance group the Toxic Titties.

Cassils has exhibited at the White Chapel and Thomas Danes gallery in London, Manifesta, Schnitt Ausstellungsraum, Edith Ruß Site for Media Art in Germany, LGBT film festival in Paris, France, at the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwigin Vienna, Austria, at MUCA Roma and International Festival, Ex-Teresa Arte Actual in Mexico City, at Art in General in NYC, at LACE and at the USC Center for Feminist Research in Los Angeles as well as at Art Basel Miami Beach in Florida.

Molly Davies started making experimental films in the late 1960's in New York City. For multi-media performance pieces she has collaborated with artists including John Cage, David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi, Lou Harrison, Michael Nyman, Alvin Curran, Fred Frith, Suzushi Hanayagi, Sage Cowles, Polly Motley, Jackie Mattisse and Anne Carson. Her work in film, multi media performance and video installation has been presented at such sites as the Venice Film Festival, The Centre Pompidou, Musée de l'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, The Getty Research Institute, Theatre Am Turm, The Whitney Museum, The Walker Art Center, Asia Society, The Kitchen, La Mama Etc., Dance Theater Workshop, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and The Indonesian Dance Festival. Her video installation work is in the collections of The Getty Research Institute, The Musée d'Art Contemporain Lyon and The Walker Art Center. A solo show of her video installation works was presented at Zone Chelsea, NYC in 2006.

Chez Bushwick, an artist-run organization in Brooklyn, is responsible for a number of monthly public programs that encourage artistic freedom, collaboration, and creative risk-taking. The organization is a 2009-2010 recipient of an award from the Rockefeller New York City Cultural Innovation Fund, focusing on arts-based economic development and urban revitalization. Programs are made possible, in part, with funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs/Cultural Development Fund. Support has also been made possible by the Puffin Foundation support.

CAKE is an artist-run series offering "Carte Blanche" to an artist each Saturday night, at 7.30 pm, to present work and ideas of their choosing. The program is designed to challenge the status-quo of performance presentation. Embracing developments in other disciplines as integral to the history and future of contemporary dance, Chez Bushwick exhibits new dance works in conjunction with presentations of new music, video, theater, performance, and installation-based work. Contributing artists will be given complete artistic freedom for their contribution.

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30. Marisa Jahn, Mark Tribe, FF Alumns, at Storefront for Art and Architecture, Manhattan, Oct. 17

Where We Are Now Issue #2: Speculating on Change
Launch at Storefront for Art & Architecture
97 Kenmare Street | New York, NY 10012
Sat Oct 17, 2009 (4-5 pm)
http://www.wherewearenow.org

Contributors
Tom Angotti, Celine Condorelli, Melanie Crean, Bryan Finoki, Beatrice Gibson, Carlos Motta, Andrew Ross, Ben Shepard, Mark Tribe, Merve Unsal

Editors for Issue #2
Joseph Grima, Marisa Jahn, Carin Kuoni

Intro
Explicitly tied to difference, change as such is perhaps most clearly measured in terms of chronological time, comparing a "before" to an established "after." Speculation on change, however, entails projection, prognosis and risk into the future, and corresponds to the fluid, divergent and simultaneous time space continuum of our contemporary existence.

About WWAN
Where We Are Now arose from an interest in sustaining the momentum that arose during the time of the 2008 presidential election. We believe this energy is not specific to the particular campaigns but is part New York's diverse cultural tradition. The website attempts to create a space for artists, activists, and cultural practitioners to share ideas and resources. This online journal is an editorial component of Where We Are Now (WWAN), a platform with the mission to illuminate, deepen, and amplify the discourse around an aesthetic and political practices in New York City.

(Rotating) Journal Editors
Jack Bratich, Savitri D., Berin Golonu, Beka Economopoulous & Jason Jones, Marisa Jahn, Carin Kuoni, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Benjamin Shepard, Nato Thompson, Mark Wasiuta

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31. Betty Tompkins, FF Alumn, in BC Magazine

i am pleased to be included in issue 7 of BC Magazine which was guest edited by kendell geers.

http://www.bcmag.fr/

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32. Linda Sibio, FF Alumn, at Andrew Edlin Gallery, Manhattan, opening Oct. 22

Reception: Thursday, October 22nd 6 – 8 PM

Andrew Edlin Gallery is pleased to announce our move to a new location, on the ground floor at 134 Tenth Avenue, New York City (formerly Bellwether). This quantum leap in visibility is driven by the gallery's perspective that some of the best visual art is created by self-taught or uninitiated artists who have historically been undervalued and overlooked. More recently, these Outsider artists have become, by increments, recognized to the point where they are acknowledged for their influence on artists who define the canon. Subsequently, there exists a grey zone inhabited by both Insider and Outsider artists.

Our inaugural exhibition, In Through the Out Door, is drawn from the work of gallery artists, and from our inventory. The title of the exhibition is taken from the eighth and final studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin.

Beverly Baker
Frank Calloway
Thomas Chapman
Henry Darger
Mario Del Curto
Tom Duncan
Paul Edlin
Howard Finster
Willem Van Genk
Brent Green
Albert Hoffman
Hans Krüsi
Martin Ramirez
Michael Ryan
Linda Carmella Sibio
Amanda M. Smith
Charles Steffen
Adolf Wölfli
Malcah Zeldis
Domenico Zindato

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