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Contents for April 28, 2010
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1. Keith J. Varardi, FF Intern Alumn, at Hal Bromm, Manhattan, opening April 29
2. China Blue, FF Alumn, at HP Garcia, Manhattan, May 4-29
3. Lance Horne, FF Alumn, at Feinsteins, Manhattan, April 27-May 1, and more
4. Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, at The Front, New Orleans, LA, May 8, 11, and more
5. Holly Faurot & Sarah H. Paulson, FF Members, at The Chocolate Factory Theater, Long Island City, NY, April 30-May 1
6. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at London Biennale, UK, May 1, and more
7. Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumn, at San Francisco Art Institute, CA, May 3-5, and more
8. Dolores Zorreguieta, FF Alumn, updated website now online
9. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, now online at facebook.com
10. Reynolds, FF Alumn, at Institute of Education, London, UK, May 20
11. Clemente Padin, FF Alumn, new book on performance art and urban intervention
12. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, at The Jazz Lounge, Brooklyn, May 4
13. Elly Clarke, FF Intern Alumn, launches new website, www.ellyclarke.com
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1. Keith J. Varardi, FF Intern Alumn, at Hal Bromm, Manhattan, opening April 29

HAL BROMM
PRESENTS A TWO PART GROUP EXHIBITION
CURATED BY FRAN HOLSTROM
April 30 – May 22 / May 27t h – June 26
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 29th, 6-9pm

"Anti-Anti / Non-Non" is inspired by Ad Reinhardt’s playful poem "On Negation" which explores how one can define the inconceivable through a series of subtractions, ultimately reducing what [it] is through what [it] is NOT. Fifty-some years after Ad Reinhardt made the "last paintings" artists find themselves in an age of pluralism where anything goes. This two-part exhibition explores the work of contemporary artists who re- shape our vision of what art is and can become.

Part one of the exhibition, "Anti-Anti", features artists making work within a formalist framework based on grid, pattern or repetition. Whether they appear as visual traps, social critique or musings on the natural world, the works in this show reveal the ageless power of pattern. Douglas Melini’s mind-bending pattern paintings fold and expand in a kaleidoscope of bilateral symmetry; Stacy Fisher uses pattern to tame her amorphous, brightly colored sculptures, and Jack Featherly drizzles and blends ribbons of enamel into a loose, spontaneous grid. Works by Joshua Abelow, Gianna Commito, Jack Featherly, Stacy Fisher, Jaime Gecker, Matthew Lusk, Douglas Melini, Bryan Osburn, Sarah Shirley, Ellen Sayers and Keith J. Varadi are included.

The second part of the exhibition, "Non-Non", presents artists whose work appears carefree and exploratory, more concerned with material innovation than control. The artists force us to contend with the material application and presentation of their work. Artists will include James Hyde, JR Larson, Jeffrey Scott Mathews, Saira McLaren and Tracy Thomason. Details to be announced. Although the outward appearances of works in each show are visibly different - and delivered by a range of motivations - there is a binding force connecting the artists. "Anti-Anti" and "Non-Non" present work that is anti-descriptive, anti-heroic, non-schematic, non-sense and anti-craft. Not easily read, non-abrasive and non-non-abrasive. For more information or to schedule a viewing or, please contact fran.holstrom at gmail.com or 917-370-5421.

HAL BROMM
90 West Broadway at Chambers Street
Tribeca / New York 10007
Ph 212 732 6196 Fax 212 406 1675
Visit us Friday & Saturday 2 – 6
or by appointment

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2. China Blue, FF Alumn, at HP Garcia, Manhattan, May 4-29

Hi!

Exhibition dates for "Nature of the Beast" at HP Garcia, 580 8th Avenue, 7th floor in NYC have been changed to May 4-May 29, 2010. The gallery is open Wednesday - Saturday 1:00-6:00pm.

Opening is still May 5th, 6-8. I would love to see you then!

China Blue
"Hygro Rhizome" is group of 6 interconnected sculptural rhizomes, root-like structures of biological plants, each with their own circuit that measures the water supply in an attached beaker. As long as there is water, the rhizome remains internally illuminated, dimming and going dark as the water evaporates or is contaminated.

"Firefly 2.0," made with guitar string legs, pager motor body, recycled water bottle wings and a large blue blinking LED in a jar, shows a possible future evolution of what may take the place of our familiar fireflies if the natural ones succumb to climate change.

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3. Lance Horne, FF Alumn, at Feinsteins, Manhattan, April 27-May 1, and more

Hey, gang. I’ve been silent on the update front (with the exception of twittering from @masterbooth). The past couple months I’ve been around the world and around the clock in studios, and have a lot to share with you.

Bold Strokes: My musicals The , Amandine, and The Center are all running on parallel fast tracks to the stage, I’m letting teaching at Juilliard go, Alan’s letting Spiderman the musical go, Meow Meow’s signing with IMG after a sold out run in London together this month, and Justin Bond’s in residence at Joe’s. I’m back and forth to Vegas helping put together a new floorshow being helmed by Tiger Martina with the help of Kate Rigg at Planet Hollywood starting in June—stay tuned, folks. Come out to one of these? A lot of the links below will activate in the coming weeks, and of course, are subject to change. Check lancehorne.com for updates.

Giving you an advanced heads-up! x Lance

Concerts:
27 April- 1 May, NYC,w Alan Cumming @ Feinstein’s
3 May, NYC, NY Pops Gala @ Carnegie Hall
9 May, NYC, w Justin Bond @ Joe’s with Mac, Bernhardt,Swinton
12 May, Wash DC, Arianna Zukerman & Navah Perlman @ NMWA
14 May, NYC, w Justin Bond @ Night of 1000 Stevies
20 May, Cannes, Alan appearance @ AMFAR
22 May, Brighton, w Justin @ Bistrotheque
23 May, London, w Lea DeLaria @ Ronnie Scotts
27 May, Manchester, w Justin Bond is Close to You @ Queer Up North Spiegeltent
29 May, Manchester, w Meow Meow @ QUN
30 May, Manchester, w Taylor Mac @ QUN
31 May, Manchester, w Justin, Meow & Taylor together @ QUN
1-5 June, London, w Taylor @ Soho Theatre
5 June, London, w Taylor @ Duckie
6 June, London, Julie Atherton on the West End @ Prince of Wales Theatre
7 June, London, Open All Night: The Songs of Lance Horne @Freedom
10-11 June, Glasgow, w Taylor @ The Arches
13 June, Toronto, w Michael Urie @ Luminato Festival
5-17 June, Malibu, Joe Ladato @ SongFest, exact date TBA
20 June, London, Extraordinary Days: The Songs of Lance Horne @The Barge
20-21 June, LA, w Leiber & Stroller and Guests @Magic Castle
22-26 June, NYC, Alan returns to Feinstein’s
9 July, LA, w Alan @ Broad Stage
10 July, SF, w Alan @ Castro Theater
30 July, Fire Island, w Alan @ Pines
1-31 August, Edinburgh, w Meow Meow @ Assembly Rooms Spiegeltent
12-14 August, Edinburgh, w Alan @ Assembly Hall

Recordings:
Our demo of the musical The comes out May 5th-- and here's a sneak preview video created by Ned Streusen-Reuter, sung by Alan Cumming to "American" by Lance Horne. Watch it by clicking here.

Here are a few clips from the sold-out night of Justin Bond is Close to You at the Castro:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSQ00sy2dEk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHI8Dfrp2SA

"Anywhere But Here" from The Center, my musical with Debra Barsha, is just out of the the studio with a gospel choir in London with West End diva Julie Atherton, on her upcoming CD No Room for Air. Pre-order the album here.

The Battery’s Down Season 2 is out now out on Sh-K-Boom with two songs of mine on it! On i-tunes and here.
Alan Cumming's first solo album, I Bought a Blue Car Today, won the Bistro Award this month. Get it on i-Tunes.
Keep your ears peeled in the Macy's stores and on the Thanksgiving Parade for the upcoming release of "Yes Virginia, There’s a Santa Claus" with Ann Hampton Callaway. I produced it and she's fantastic.

Activate:
Here are a couple amazing organizations I’m working with now. Give like no one’s looking. Time, money, awareness:
Point Foundation
ASTEP
Children's Hearing Institute (We’re developing a program together for children with Cochlear implants to learn music! I was born deaf in my right ear until doctors drilled through my skull at 16, and this is close to my heart.)

Sing for Hope
And if you agree, please take a moment and sign this petition against the gun show loophole.

Propagate:
Check out Alan’s great new project:
www.itsasickness.com
And Alan’s husband Grant’s great response to communication saturation:
www.facebookmyass.com
And Jason & Ana continue to astound me with their new album:
Night Work

Celebrate:
For the new website, I’m going to have a breakthrough section for everyone to collectively acknowledge each other moving forward. Stop by in the coming weeks and share your joyous news. Let’s celebrate being on this salty carousel together— I’ve heard we are all fishing for minnows on the back of a whale. What’s your whale?

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4. Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, at The Front, New Orleans, LA, May 8, 11, and more

Elléphant presents Visual Mischief - a program of video and film from the near and far-out.
The Front - an artist run gallery space in New Orleans - hosts VISUAL MISCHIEF a program of experimental videos and short films by artists from the US and Europe.
May 8th & 11th
THE FRONT 4100 St Claude Avenue New Orleans http://nolafront.org

PROGRAM I
May 8th Reception 6 pm | Screening 8 pm – Running Time 60 Minutes -
AMBER BOARDMAN (NEW YORK) Animations from the Inside Series
ERIKA YEOMANS (NEW YORK) Bunny Boy, Hardhead Flair
NICOLAS JENKINS (NEW YORK) New York Story
KAHLIL JOSEPH (LOS ANGELES) Belhaven Meridian
JEREMIAH CLANCY (NEW YORK) Feelings & Opinions
DANIEL STEDMAN & ARON EPSTEIN (NEW YORK) The Moth & the Firefly
VIRGINIE YASSEF & JULIEN PRÉVIEUX (PARIS) L’Arbre
ANDREA STANISLAV (MINNEAPOLIS) Blow Away
WILLIAM LAMSON (NEW YORK) Actions, Intervention & Fall
JENNET THOMAS (LONDON) Double Dummy, The Truth and The Pleasure

PROGRAM II
May 11th, Reception 7 pm Screening 8 pm Running Time 70 minutes

ERIKA YEOMANS – 3 EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS

Paging Dr. Freud (2007, 18 minutes, Multi-frame video)
A multi-frame video based on image, music and sound bites pulled from various media elements of the experimental theater group Doorika (1990-1999). Featuring Casey Spooner, Bobby Conn, Mot Filipowski, Magica Bottari, Marianne Potje, Ford Wright. Edited by Christine Giorgio

In Search of Bas Jan’s Miraculous (1997, 39 minutes)
A conceptual short about the 1970's Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader; part documentary - part Hollywood Technicolor Biopic. The project was featured on NPR's This American Life.
Chubby Buddy (2003, Super 8, 13 minutes)
Originally conceived as a live sound project as part of a sound series at AC Project Room in New York, April 2001. It was later re-imagined as a short "super 8 home movie" based on the memories of Frances Howard, a man who decides to act upon some peculiar impulses.

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5. Holly Faurot & Sarah H. Paulson, FF Members, at The Chocolate Factory Theater, Long Island City, NY, April 30-May 1

"Plow Like Hell"
20-minute performance by Holly Faurot & Sarah H. Paulson (for Joel Mellin's
"Vortex" evening)

Holly Faurot & Sarah H. Paulson will perform "Plow Like Hell" with additional performers Justine Lynch and Meg Dellenbaugh. In this 20- minute parallel performance during Joel Mellin's hour-long evening, Mellin's 3-dimensional audio tornado will be controlled by the performers' breath. The sound installation/performance will be accompanied by a video of a woman (Katurah Hutcheson) stroking the wall behind her while making eye contact with the viewer via the video camera. Her powerful trancelike appearance waivers between sharp violence and tranquil remembrance. "Plow Like Hell" cuts through the powers of destruction via the minimal and quietly grotesque.

The Chocolate Factory Theater
April 30th & May 1st
8PM / $15
5-49 49th Avenue, Long Island City, NYC 11101

Purchase tickets to Joel Mellin's "Vortex":
http://www.chocolatefactorytheater.org/e_joelmellin.html

Performers:
Meg Dellenbaugh, Holly Faurot, Justine Lynch, Sarah H. Paulson

Video Appearance:
Katurah Hutcheson

About the evening:
Featuring the music of Joel Mellin and performances by Catherine Hedberg (sampled) and Faurot / Paulson (live), "Vortex" is a series of ambitious works presented in a Vortitorium - an experimental, fully immersive, three-dimensional audio environment developed by Mellin.

"Vortex" includes three debut compositions encompassing the breadth of Mellin's collaborations: a work for computer and pemade; a collaborative piece for voice and computer featuring vocalist Catherine Hedberg and a performance specific installation by Jeff Mellin; and an audio tornado composed and controlled in real-time, intersecting with a parallel performance, "Plow Like Hell," by Holly Faurot and Sarah H. Paulson. All three of these compositions are composed and scored during the performance with custom software written specifically by Mellin for three-dimensional audio.

The hour-long program will conclude with the New York debut of A Passing Thought, a piece for piano, bass harmonica, computer and jegogunk (an instrument designed by Mellin). This work orginally debuted at the 2009 Dublin Fringe Festival with the performance of Rex Levitates Dance Company's 12 Minute Dances.

Musicians: Catherine Hedberg (sampled), Joel Mellin, Victoria Lo.
Additional Vortex Sounds provided by: Irene Eunyoung Lee, Liz Leininger, Jeff Mellin, Bruce Mellin, Andrea Powers, and Matthew Welch.

http://www.chocolatefactorytheater.org/e_joelmellin.html
http://www.faurotpaulson.com/
http://www.joelmellin.com

Best,
sarah

www.faurotpaulson.com
www.sarahhpaulson.com

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6. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at London Biennale, UK, May 1, and more

David Medalla, FF Alumn, will introduce Adam Nankervis, Director of MUSEUM MAN, who will give the welcome address at the inauguration of LONDON BIENNALE 2010 on the First of May at 5 p.m. at Soho Square in the center of London, England. This will be the sixth London Biennale, which was conceived in 1998 by David Medalla while on a boat with Adam Nankervis and several international artists, curators and art critics, en route to Robben Island (off Cape Town, in South Africa), where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.

The LONDON BIENNALE is open to all artists regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic origin and aesthetic practice. Any artist can join in for free by simply making an 'EROS ARROW' incorporating an image of the Eros statue on Piccadilly Circus in London and sending three hard copies of his/her 'Eros Arrow' to David Medalla and posting the same picture in the internet in the LONDON BIENNALE Page on FACEBOOK.

LONDON BIENNALE 2010 will run continuously from May 1 to August 31, 2010. Among the many art events during LONDON BIENNALE 2010 are 'The Practice of Freedom: Paolo Freire and Education' which Mexican artist and poet Mabel Encinas will curate during the Latin American Cultural Week at the Institute of Education's Students Union, 21 Bedford Way, London W1H ONS, from May 17 to May 21, 2010. For the start of the Latin American Cultural Week, David Medalla will perform a new art work inspired by the poetry of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Mexico's great woman poet, on May 17, 2010, at 6 p.m. Marko Stepanov will host on his allotment gardens at West Hendon a poetry recital by Sarah Reilly and friends on May 26, 2010, at 5 p.m. Marko Stepanov will also invite Valerie Vivancos and the members of 'vibrofiles' (Paris-based sonar artists) to be his guests at his allotment where the seed given to him in Paris by Valerie Vivancos during the last London Biennale in 2008 has now grown to be a tall luxuriant plant. Artist Katie Sollohub will organise another 'Long Shore Drift' on the beach at Shoreham-on-Sea on the first Saturday of August 2010 from noon to sunset. There will be a picnic beside the sea, live events and sculptures on the shore as well as floating sculptures on the waves.

During LONDON BIENNALE 2010 there will be several satellite events including a tea party by Trolley World Tea Master (aka Bryan Mulvilhill) in Jandenzhen in China on May Day.
Mary Sherman and Trans-Cultural Exchange will host a tea party, discussion and live events in the Taj Mahal Hotel and Restaurant in Boston, Massachusetts. Dominic Cloutier and the Inbred Hybrid Collective will organise a satellite event in New York.

Many LBAs (London Biennale Artists) currently living in different parts of the world will organise satellite shows in Berlin, Kiev, Rome, Antwerp, San Francisco, Baltimore, Copenhagen, and other places. Maddy Delpera and James Kinghorn will accompany artists from Barcelona, Spain and other parts of Europe to London to participate in the LONDON BIENNALE.

Stephen Perkins, Director of the WC Gallery in De Pere, Wisconsin, will accompany artists from the Midwest, USA, to London to participate in the LONDON BIENNALE. 'SIGNALS' events, proposed by Adam Nankervis, LB international coordinator, will start LONDON BIENNALE 2010 on May Day at 5 p.m.. On the same evening,

at 6 p.m., David Medalla, Adam Nankervis and all LBAs present will walk from Soho Square to the Angel Pub beside St. Giles Church behind the tall Centre Point Building on Tottenham Court Road, where there will be congenial conversations among the artists and their friends.

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7. Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumn, at San Francisco Art Institute, CA, May 3-5, and more

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
SFAI Hosts Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Ann Chamberlain Distinguished Fellow in
Interdisciplinary Studies
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
800 345 SFAI / 415 749 4500

Monday, May 3 – Wednesday, May 5, 2010

http://www.sfai.edu/ladermanukeles

The San Francisco Art Institute is pleased to welcome New York City–based artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles as the inaugural Ann Chamberlain Distinguished Fellow in Interdisciplinary Studies.
A major intervention in feminist performance practices and public art, Mierle Laderman Ukeles’s 1969 manifesto Maintenance Art: Proposal for an Exhibition argues for the intimate relationship between creative production in the public sphere and domestic labor—a relationship whose intricacies and ramifications she has been unraveling, in one form or another, ever since. Starting in 1977, she became artist-in-residence (unsalaried) at the New York City Department of Sanitation, a position that enables her to introduce radical public art as public culture into a system serving and owned by the entire population. Recent permanent commissions include Percent-for-Art Freshkills Park Project in New York City (formerly the world’s largest municipal landfill), Danehy Park in Cambridge (Massachusetts, USA), and the Maine College of Art in Portland (Maine, USA). Current and recent temporary exhibitions include performances and installations at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga (California), the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Creative Time in New York City, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Tel Aviv (Israel), and the 2007 Sharjah Biennial in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). She has completed six "work ballets" that involve workers, trucks, barges, and hundreds of tons of recyclables in cities across the globe. Laderman Ukeles is a Guggenheim Fellow and a recipient of many grants and fellowships from the NEA and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Named in honor of artist and SFAI faculty member Ann Chamberlain and launched in 2010, the Ann Chamberlain Distinguished Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Studies was created as a lasting reminder of Ann Chamberlain’s contributions to SFAI and to the art world at large. The fellowship program includes public lectures and colloquia by distinguished visitors, symposia, publications, and graduate-student fellowships in support of SFAI’s MA/MFA Dual Degree program, and is meant to facilitate sustained on-campus residencies that enable discussions of process, aesthetics, cultural influences, and career paths. It is envisioned to provide SFAI’s students with direct access to artists and thinkers whose contributions to contemporary interdisciplinary practices and methodologies represent the highest level of achievement. Mierle Laderman Ukeles is the first Ann Chamberlain Distinguished Fellow in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Schedule of Laderman Ukeles events:

Spring 2010 Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture
Monday, May 3, 2010 – 7:30pm
Lecture Hall
SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus
Free and open to the public

Colloquium
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 – 12:00 to 2:00pm
Studio 18
SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus
Free and open to the public

Student Critiques
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
For SFAI students only

For more information, including participant bios, about the Spring 2010 Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series, please go to
http://www.sfai.edu/vas

SFAI’s exhibitions and public programs—a component of which is the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series—are supported in part by the Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund. The Ann Chamberlain Distinguished Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Studies is supported by a generous bequest by artist and SFAI faculty member Ann Chamberlain made through the Harker Fund at The San Francisco Foundation. Mierle Laderman Ukeles is represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York City.

Applications for BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and Post-Baccalaureate programs for Fall 2010 are now being accepted on a space-available basis. Applications for the Low-residency MFA program for Summer 2010 are also now being accepted on a space-available basis.

For information, including important dates, on undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate admissions at SFAI, please call 800 345 SFAI / 415 749 4500, e-mail admissions at sfai.edu, or go to

http://www.sfai.edu/admissions

San Francisco Art Institute

Founded in 1871, SFAI is one of the oldest and most prestigious schools of higher education in contemporary art in the US. Focusing on the interdependence of thinking, making, and learning, SFAI’s academic and public programs are dedicated to excellence and diversity.

SFAI’s School of Studio Practice concentrates on developing the artist’s vision through studio experiments and is based on the belief that artists are an essential part of society. It offers a BFA, an MFA, and a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Design and Technology, Film, New Genres, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture/Ceramics.

SFAI’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies is motivated by the premise that critical thinking and writing, informed by an in-depth understanding of theory and practice, are essential for engaging contemporary global society. It offers degree programs in Exhibition and Museum Studies (MA only), History and Theory of Contemporary Art (BA and MA), and Urban Studies (BA and MA).

SFAI’s Dual Degree MA/MFA program is ideally designed for students who seek a deep and balanced immersion in both theoretical discourse and art practice. A three-year commitment, the degree consists in an MA in History and Theory of Contemporary Art and an MFA in any area of study within the School of Studio Practice (see above).

For more information on visiting artists and scholars or other exhibitions and public programs at SFAI, please call 415 749 4563.

For information, including important dates, on undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate admissions at SFAI, please call 800 345 SFAI / 415 749 4500, e-mail admissions at sfai.edu, or go to

http://www.sfai.edu/admissions

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8. Dolores Zorreguieta, FF Alumn, updated website now online

http://www.sheisanartist.com

Dear friends,

I have updated my website. Now it is bilingual and also I added recent work. The new sections are: puddles, tremblings and cellphones; 2009 and a section for drawings from 2005 to 2010.
So, for those of you who have been unable to see my work first hand, at least you'll have an idea...

Thanks,
Dolores


Queridos amigos,

He renovado mi página. Ahora es bilingue y aparte agregué trabajo reciente. Las nuevas secciones son charcos, temblores y celulares; 2009 y una sección con dibujos del 2005 al 2010.
Entonces para aquellos que no pueden ver mi obra en vivo y en directo, al menos pueden darse una idea...

Gracias,
Dolores

Dolores Zorreguieta
dzorreguieta at earthlink.net
http://www.sheisanartist.com

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9. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, now online at facebook.com

Dear Friends, Colleges, and Art Lovers,

I have Exciting news!!! My exhibition BLACKOUT can be viewed on the Newark Museum podcast video below.

Also the exhibition is going to be televised on a terrific program called State of the Arts, to be aired on NJN2: April 23 - Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 5:00 pm • 11:00 pm. I hope you'll have a chance to see it.

Enjoy!

Paul Henry

BLACKOUT
by Newark Museum (videos)
6:53
through May 23, 2010
This site-specific installation allows viewers to experience painting as an environment that one can enter. Using the Museum's Charles Engelhard Court as his canvas, Ramirez employs his signature curvaceous biomorphic forms amidst a profusion of pop-inspired colors in dialogue withe the Court's distinctive Beaux-Arts architecture.

Podcast:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1396268832601

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10. Reynolds, FF Alumn, at Institute of Education, London, UK, May 20

Hi. I am going to perform "Puki Pedagogy" for The Practice of Freedom: Paulo Freire and Education on Thursday May 20, at 8:00 in London for Latin American Cultural Week at The Institute of Education's Student Union,21 Bedford Way London W1H ONS. Mabel Encinas, the exhbit's co- curator, did sorcery in the Last Puki Parade in Paris. Some British London Biennale people very nicely gave my youtubes their own page on Cornwall Tube under reynoldsnart. You can see Mabel in "La Pucelle Puki"- she is the one carrying the vagina incense burner. "Pucelle" stands for Jeanne D'Arc the French freedom fighter- it means "The Maid" or the virgin lol. I made the vagina in Brazil during my show Imagina a Vagina- indigenous "muqueca" potters helped me make it. The clay from the region is so filled with iron ore that it is easily fired just over a fire and the more you cook with it the stronger it gets- thus it makes a very good incense burner.

www.reynoldsnart.com

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11. Clemente Padin, FF Alumn, new book on performance art and urban intervention

40 YEARS DE PERFORMANCES and URBAN INTERVENTIONS
by Clemente Padin

The book 40 Years of Performances and Urban Interventions (144 pages, B/ W, cover color, 21 x 14,5 cm., by Clemente Padin, has been published by YAUGURU Editions in bilingual edition (English & Spanish), January 2010, directed by Gustavo Wojciechowski (Maca).

The book contents performatic artworks and actions carried out in the streets (Artístic-Social Events) from 1970 to 2010. It has an extensive prologue of the theoretical and performer German Boris Nieslony, creator of Black Market, one of the most noted institutions and well-known in the world of action art. The same was translated by Mario Daniel Cohn, from Goethe Institute of Montevideo, Uruguay.

Besides the documental registrations of each action is included some rehearsals of Padin that define his reflections in relationship to this artistic gender: The Options of the Latin American Creator, Art of the Action and The Performance from the Latin American Perspective. Finally, a Padin´s curriculum brevis, close the book.

The book costs 25 dollars (or 20 euros) including the postal registered transport. For requesting: clementepadin at gmail.com

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12. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, at The Jazz Lounge, Brooklyn, May 4

The AMA Trio and Secret Orchestra at the Jazz Lounge, Tuesday May 4th

ESP LIVE @ The Jazz Lounge
An experimental music series the 1st Tuesday of every month
520 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 - G train to Bedford/Nostrand

Show starts promptly at 8:30!

8:30 pm
Alan Sondheim (ESP 1048, ESP 1082)
Azure Carter - voice
Myk Freidman - lap-steel guitar
Alan Sondheim - electric saz

9:30 pm
Secret Orchestra
David Gould - drums, percussion
Yuko Fujiyama - piano
Clif Jackson - bass

More about Alan Sondheim:
Alan Sondheim was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; he lives with his partner, Azure Carter, in Brooklyn NY. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Brown University in English. A new-media artist, writer, and theorist, he has exhibited, performed and lectured widely.

Current interests include aesthetics and productions of virtual environ- ments and installations, mapping with motion capture and 3d laser scanners, Buddhist philosophy and its relation to avatars and online environments, and experimental choreography.

Alan recorded two albums for ESP-Disk' in the 60s which melded free improvisation with electronic instrumentation. His latest recordings have been issued on Porter Records, Fire Museum & Qbico.

More about Azure Carter:
Azure Carter has been writing and performing her own songs for a number of years; she also performs with Foofwa d'Imobilite and Alan Sondheim. Azure is working on her own performances and sets, which are documented online. She has appeared in a number of videos, and sings with Myk Freedman and Alan Sondheim.

More about Myk Freedman:
Myk Freedman is a 29-year-old lap steel player, composer, arranger, and band leader. In 2003 he moved from Toronto to NYC to study music and pursue the American Dream. Since then, he has preformed with John Zorn, William Parker, Elliot Sharp, Cyro Baptista and Kenney Wessel, as well as with countless others.

Myk's compositions have been recorded by many of his own groups, as well as by ensembles: The MK Groove Orchestra, In a China Shop and MARTIN & HAYNES, a Toronto duo made up of Justin Haynes and Jean Martin who released an entire record dedicated to his music entitled, FREEDMAN. His arrangements have been premiered at world famous venues such as The Blue Note, John Zorn's The Stone, The Knitting Factory and the 2004 Distillery Jazz Festival where he was nominated for the Emerging Artist Award.

As the leader of Saint Dirt Elementary School, Myk has released three positively received albums on Canadian labels, Oval Window Records, Barnyard Records, and Rat Drifting. He splits his time between New York and North York (Ontario) and is currently completing his second songbook of fake folk music.

More about Secret Orchestra:
Secret Orchestra is an original group initiated by Clif Jackson in 2007 after the trio had already played together as a rhythm section in various other projects. It became apparent that they had a connection and shared osme similar musical ideas. However, they also brought their very different backgrounds into the mix creating a strong dynamic and a wide spectrum of musical space to play in. Although Clif is the 'leader' of the group and writes a lot of the music, he is the youngest member and defers to the knowledge and experience of his elder band mates. Yuko contributes original compositions, as well, and they all contribute to arrangements and aesthetics when appropriate. Furthermore, improvisation is at the center of their music, leaving all of them open to create their own parts or to work within the composer's guidelines. Through a mix of composition and improvisation the overall musical aesthetic is grounded in a sense of direction and an exploration of colors, textures, silence, and rhythmic and melodic structures.

Adam Downey
Director of Promotions
ESP-Disk'
www.espdisk.com

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13. Elly Clarke, FF Intern Alumn, launches new website, www.ellyclarke.com

Dear friends and family

Just a quick note to say that I have a new website - finally! Lots of work. http://www.ellyclarke.com. But if you fancy learning a bit more about the various projects I've been doing over the past year, please have a browse. And also, if you find any weirdnesses with it, or if you find anything doesnt' make sense, please let me know. It's being 'published' and 'publicized' by the Goldrausch team (the year-long artist training programme I'm on here in Berlin) on Friday.

Hope you're all well.

Elly xx

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