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Contents for May 10, 2010
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1. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Central Booking, Brooklyn, opens May 13
2. Ex.Pgirl, FF Alumn, at HERE Arts Center, Manhattan, June 3-19
3. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Karen Shaw, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, FF Alumns, at Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, opening May 11
4. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, at Cornelia Street Café, Manhattan, May 13
5. Tina Keane, FF Alumn, at The Tate, UK, thru June 28
6. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, at Quad Cinema, Manhattan, May 14, and more.
7. Marie Sester, FF Alumn, at Ronald Feldman Gallery, opening May 15
8. Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, at MoMA, Manhattan, May 15, and more
9. Laure Drogoul, FF Alumn, at Megapolis Audio Festival, Baltimore, MD, May 14-16
10. R. Sikoryak, Doug Skinner, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, May 12
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1. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Central Booking, Brooklyn, opens May 13

Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF alum at Central Booking, NYC, May 13-June 11
Opening: May 13, 6-8.
Thursday-Sunday, 12-6 pm
111 Front Street, Gallery 210
Brooklyn, NY 11201
phone:347-731-6559
www.centralbookingnyc.com

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2. Ex.Pgirl, FF Alumn, at HERE Arts Center, Manhattan, June 3-19

HERE presents Ex.Pgirl’s Paris Syndrome, Thursday, June 3 – Saturday, June 19 at HERE Arts Center. The show depicts the real-life phenomenon of the extreme culture shock experienced by some Japanese women when visiting Paris. Created by Bertie Ferdman and Suzi Takahashi and directed by Emma Griffin, this production's official opening night is set for Saturday, June 5 at 8:30 PM.

Each year, a dozen or so 30-something Japanese women vacation in Paris, only to lose their minds. The only cure is never to go back. Watch as the six women of Ex.Pgirl journey to their own 'Paris,' combining theatrical, musical and cinematic genres into a riotous world of desires, delusion and disappointment. In a one-of-a-kind theatrical event driven by language games, spoken scenes,video interviews, vaudeville and dance, Ex.Pgirl investigates themes of identity, gender, place, expectations and belonging...all through a multicultural lens.

Founded in 2002, Ex.Pgirl is a movement theater company led by Bertie Ferdman and Suzi Takahashi. Since its inception, the company has created four new works: Ablution, Waving Hello, 10 Plates and Paris Syndrome – each generated through months of collaboration with a team of performers and designers. Ex.Pgirl is a two-time member of the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) and has received grants from the Department of Cultural Affairs, Franklin Furnace, New York State Council on the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space, Urban Artist Initiative and Chashama.

Paris Syndrome was also supported in development by a residency at New York City College of Technology’s Entertainment Technology Department and Theatreworks Residency. Ex.Pgirl stands as a call for an "experimental" and "expatriate" theater by women. Its mission is to create original performance works that address cultural identity in today's globalized community, featuring the talents of a diverse group of female performers of various nationalities and performance backgrounds. Dedicated to a collaborative development process, Ex.Pgirl works in close association with artists hailing from Japan, Argentina, United States, Peru, France, Korea, and Puerto Rico, who now reside permanently in New York. Influenced equally by high art and pop cultural references, Ex.Pgirl’s world is a whimsical tapestry of scenes, songs, games, video interviews, dances and text that create a layered landscape of poetry and meaning for audiences. In a style somewhere between Pina Bausch and The Monkees, Ex.Pgirl uses satire, humor and parody along with powerful visual imagery to create a landscape of cross-cultural interactions, misunderstandings, and revelations resulting in innovative storytelling in which nothing is ever quite what it seems.

Paris Syndrome features performances by Bertie Ferdman, Suzi Takahashi, Elsa Carette, Valerie Issembert, Kiyoko Kashiwagi and Soomi Kim. This production features Original Music by LaBulo, Set Design by Obie Award-winning Peter Ksander, Video Design by Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty, Lighting Design by Lucrecia Briceno, Sound Design by Mike Rugnetta, and Technical Direction by Nathan Lemoine.

Since 1993, the OBIE-winning HERE has been one of New York’s premier arts organizations and aleader in the field of producing and presenting new, hybrid performance work which we view as aseamless integration of artistic disciplines—theatre, dance, music, puppetry, visual, multi-media art. Past productions includes Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, Basil Twist’s Symphonie Fantastique, Hazelle Goodman’s On Edge, Trey Lyford & Geoff Sobelle’s all wear bowlers, Young Jean Lee’s Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven, Corey Dargel’s Removable Parts and Theatre Of a Two-headed Calf’s Drum of the Waves of Horikawa, among many other standout works. HERE’s work is challenging and alternative and offers audiences the opportunity to feel that they are part of something new and fresh. Its core program is the HEREArtist Residency Program (HARP), which invites artists to develop complex hybrid work at HERE over three years.

Each season, HERE produces 4 to 6 Resident Artist productions as mainstage works. By providingvaried levels of artist participation – Resident Artists, Visiting Artists, and Guest Artists who rent the space through HEREstay, our curated rental program – HERE keeps the artists’ vision paramount.

Paris Syndrome plays June 3 – 19 with performances Tuesday through Saturday at 8:30 PM. PLEASE NOTE: No performance Tuesday, June 8. Tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased at www.here.org or by calling (212) 352-3101 or at the HERE Box Office (4 PM until curtain on show days). VIP Opening Night tickets are available for $30.00. HERE Arts Center is located at 145 Sixth Avenue, one block below Spring Street. For more information, visit www.here.org.

Ex.Pgirl is also pleased to announce the launch of its new website:

www.expgirl.net

thank you.

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3. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Karen Shaw, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, FF Alumns, at Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, opening May 11

25th Anniversary Salon @ Lehman College Art Gallery‏

You are cordially invited to our fund-raising exhibition of small works by friends and artists who have exhibited at Lehman College Art Gallery over the past 25 years.

Artists will include:
Justen Ladda, Whitfield Lovell, Esperanza Cortes, Cecile Chong, DeWitt Godfrey, Margaret Moulton, John Ahearn, Juanita Lanzo, Edith De Chiara, Beatrice Coron, Elizabeth Jobim, Oliver Peterson, Naomi Campbell, Robert Stephenson, Desi Minchillo, Chio Flores, Sashi Kimbell, Barbara Siegel, Alejandra Villasmil, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Sabra Moore, Nancy Saleme, Dominic Lombardi, Zoe Hoeltzel, Andrea Arroyo, Felipe Galindo, L. Brandon Krall, Nancy Saleme, Marjorie Hoeltzel, Nicky Enright, Scherezade Garcia, Beth Gilfilen, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Andre Juste, Francisco Sepulveda, Duane Bailey-Castro, Charles Seplowin, Barbara Andrus, Roberto Dejesus, John Bentham, Matthew Burcaw, Karen Shaw, Daniel Del Valle, Anne Gilman, Mary Jo Mazzella Ben-Nun, Alice Adams, Sean McCarthy, Paul Carrellas, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, David Stevens, Frank Poor, Rob Stephenson, Richard Haas, David Humphrey, Maryana Oliynyk, Susan Newmark, Nade Haley, Wopo Holup, John Boone, Lawrence Lederman, Livia Nieves, Melissa Barrett, Rodney Dickson, Moses Ros, Luisa Caldwell, Jose Rios,

Leonor Mendoza, Susan Hoeltzel, Patricia Cazorla, Flavia Bacarella, Jody Richards, Diane Churchill, Uli Brahmst, Hatuey Ramos Fermín, Monika Weiss, Janet Skolnik, Terry Towery, Danielle Tegeder, John Belardo, Melissa Brown, David Schwittek, Sember Weinman, Ali Irizarry, Maryana Oliynyk, David Humphrey, Jonathan Villoch, Adrian Moraru, Ion Moraru, Eduardo Villanes and many, many more.

All works are affordable, priced at $500 or less.

(The sale will be shared with the artist 50/50 - you will be supporting both the gallery and the artist.)

Date: May 11, 2010 - June 4, 2010

Opening reception: Tuesday, May 11 from 4 to 8 pm

Location:
Lehman College Art Gallery
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, NY 10468.

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4. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, at Cornelia Street Café, Manhattan, May 13

Hi from LuLu LoLo
I will be performing Thursday, May 13
6:00PM
YOU KNOW WHO I AM: A TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN Conceived and realized by Joel Allegretti Davidson Garrett, LuLu LoLo, Jane Titus Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com/index_performances.asp

Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
Davidson Garrett, poet and actor who has appeared on Law and Order, Oz and Spin City, among other shows.
LuLu Lolo, performance artist and playwright.
Jane Titus, classically trained Shakespearean actress.
The script draws exclusively from Cohen's rich body of poetry, novels and lyrics. Interspersed with his pensive, incisive and luxurious language are selections from his classic recordings.

With his star deservedly shining bright once again and a sell- out American tour behind him, YOU KNOW WHO I AM pays tribute to one of our most influential creative artists.

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5. Tina Keane, FF Alumn, at The Tate, UK, thru June 28

Tina Keane Moving image work is to be screened in the Light Box Space at Tate Britain.

The dates are 8 May- 28 June 2010, with an opening on Friday 7 May - which is part of Late at Tate (so part of many things happening in the building that night). It will be in the Lightbox space - a black box space next to the reception of the side basement entrance.


Clapping Songs Slide Tape 1979 DVD Inst. Projection.
Emily Keane – Thomas and friend singing and performing Clapping Songs in Holland Park W11.

best wishes

Tina

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6. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, at Quad Cinema, Manhattan, May 14, and more.

We are excited to announce the New York screenings of Women Without Men, the provocative debut film directed by renowned Iranian visual artist Shirin Neshat. The film opens at New York's Quad Cinema May 14th, with opening weekend screenings followed by Q&A with Ms. Neshat. Advanced tickets are available.

The film, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and completed a sold out screening series at New Directors/New Films, has been making its theatrical debut across the country.

Set against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran’s 1953 CIA-backed coup d’etat, WOMEN WITHOUT MEN explores the destinies of four women from different socio-economic backgrounds, as they struggle to find independence, solace and companionship. Acclaimed photographer Shirin Neshat’s visually spectacular film is an experience. Straying away from a traditional narrative WOMEN WITHOUT MEN offers a provocative visual reflection on the pivotal moment in history that directly led to the Islamic revolution and Iran, as we know it today. Whilst striving to highlight the struggle that these women face in order to find meaning in their separate lives without men.

http://www.indiepixfilms.com/display/WWM-QUAD2

For advance ticketing, please click below:

http://www.movietickets.com/pre_purchase.asp?house_id=216&movie_id=79452&showdate=9

and

Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on Broadway between 62-63rd streets in Manhattan will also screen this film, opening this friday the 14th of May, 2010.

Thank you.

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7. Marie Sester, FF Alumn, at Ronald Feldman Gallery, opening May 15

A new work by Marie Sester, TELL ME THE TRUTH, will have its premiere showing in Resurrectine, at Ronald Feldman Gallery, May 15 - June 26, 2010. Opening May 15, 6-8 pm.

When approached, a mirror transforms the viewer's face into a 3D model of the iconic artist, Andy Warhol. This transformed image reflects and mimics the viewer's movements.

Please visit the following websites for more information:
http://sester.net/projects/tell-me-the-truth/tell-me-the-truth.html
http://www.tellme-thetruth.com

Ronald Feldman Gallery
31 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 226-3232
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10-6 pm, Mon. by appointment

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8. Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, at MoMA, Manhattan, May 15, and more

Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, and Cecilia Dougherty in DIALOGUE!
Celebrating Hammer's new book: HAMMER! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life.
P.S. 1
Saturday, May 15
3-4:30 pm
Free

AND

Maya Deren & Her Influences: Friedrich, Hammer, Schneemann
Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 8:00pm
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd. Street
New York City

Screenings of Meshes of the Afternoon and Films by Su Friedrich, Barbara Hammer and Carolee Schneemann. Kickoff for a month of screenings of the four filmmakers.

Roundtable Discussion with Filmmakers and Curator Sally Berger follows 8pm screening.

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9. Laure Drogoul, FF Alumn, at Megapolis Audio Festival, Baltimore, MD, May 14-16

Laure Drogoul at the Megapolis Audio Festival in Baltimore May 14-16
Installation and performance at the Megapolis Audio Festival
Symphonic Stitch and Knitting Jam
Laure Drogoul invites one and all to be part of a musical knitting circle.
Symphonic Stitch is an interactive installation/instrument that reveals the sounds and sonic synchronicity connected to needleworking. Knitters and non-knitters alike are welcome to knit on a souped-up, amplified knitting instrument, creating a singular audible knit environment. The apparatus for orchestral knitting amplifies the percussive nature of the knitting process, capturing the rythmic counter point of the knitters hand movements. The sound is then mixed, played and projected live as part of the installation. The installation is a manifestation of the participants collective process and a symphonic expression of the craft.

All materials supplied.

here's more info about this amazing festival:
http://megapolisfestival.org/blogalogadingdong/

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10. R. Sikoryak, Doug Skinner, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, May 12

Dixon Place presents...

CAROUSEL
Cartoon slide shows & other projected pictures presented by a glittering array of artists, performers, graphic novelists, & other characters.

Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Featuring:
Patrick Hambrecht & John Mathias
Dean Haspiel
M. Sweeney Lawless
Jason Little
Neil Numberman
Doug Skinner
R.S.
and more!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
8 pm
(door opens at 7:30 pm)

at
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street
(btwn Rivington & Delancey)
NY, NY

Tickets:
$15 each
or $12 student/senior with valid ID
or TDF
or $25 for 2 with Carousel postcard

Advance tickets & more info:
www.dixonplace.org
(212) 219-0736

Carousel Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6301533565&ref=ts

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