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Contents for September 14, 2010
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1. Micki Spiller, FF Alumn, at Salt Space, Manhattan, opening Sept. 17
2. John Held, Jr., FF Alumn, at Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA, opening Oct. 7
3. Clemente Padin, FF Alumn, in Canary Islands, Spain, Sept. 15-18
4. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Queens, Sept. 29
5. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, at Art Lot, Brooklyn, thru January 9
6. Alicia Grullon, FF Alumn, at Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, Sept. 25
7. G. H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, on Governor’s Island, NY, thru Oct. 10
8. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, now online at http://sonyarapartblog.blogspot.com/
9. Nam June Paik, FF Alumn, at Stiftung Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany, thru January 2011
10. Tom Murrin, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Sept. 14
11. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, at Improv Lab Theater, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 6-Nov. 10
12. Aaron Landsman, FF Alumn, Fall 2010 schedule
13. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, in Paris, France, Sept. 26
14. James Johnson, FF Alumn, publishes new CD Rom
15. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, Retrospective at MoMA, NY, Sept. 15-Oct. 13
16. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, in Marseille, France, Sept. 18-25
17. Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, at Dallas Video Festival, TX, Sept. 25
18. Mira Schor, FF Alumn, at The Jewish Museum, Manhattan, Oct. 11
19. Patty Chang, FF Alumn, at apexart, Manhattan, opening Sept. 15
20. Olivia Robinson, Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumns, at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, opening Sept. 23
21. Ben Vautier, FF Alumn, Autumn newsletter
22. R. Sikoryak, Dale Goodson, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Sept. 15
23. Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, at Reyes & Davis Gallery, Washington, DC, thru Oct. 16
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1. Micki Spiller, FF Alumn, at Salt Space, Manhattan, Sept. 17 thru Oct. 7

Paper and Pulp: Gathering a Community
Exhibit Opening Friday, Sept 17, 2010 from 6:00-8:00pm
Workshop and Open House on Saturday Oct 2, 2010 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Salt Space is at 1158 Broadway in Manhattan (the entrance door is on 27th Street)

We're pleased to present a group exhibition of paper arts opening this Friday Sept 17 from 6:00 - 8:00PM at Salt Space.
These aren't Grandma's watercolors! The works displayed in the gallery are hardly traditional two-dimensional pieces, but rather show a broad range of paper manipulation in a variety of media including artist books, kinetic sculpture, site-specific installation, woven fibers and interactive pieces.

The artists in the show include: Katherine Belsey, Dale Emmart, Erin Florence, Emily Gibson, Kiersten Nash, Benjamin D. Rinehart, Micki Spiller, Aimee Lee, Melinda Yale, Nathan Sensel and Philipp Stollenmayer.

The artists’ backgrounds vary from self-taught hobbyists to academically trained. A 5’9" paper sculpture of 18-year-old Philipp Stollenmeyer, a self-taught artist who makes 3D computer graphics will be making its U.S. debut from Germany, while Aimee Lee, a Fulbright Fellow, will exhibit two hanji works, traditional Korean handmade paper. Dale Emmart’s blocks are wrapped in handmade paper and invite viewers to manipulate the arrangement using archival gloves provided by the artist. Katherine Belsey, a Brooklyn artist, is displaying a pop-up house that includes rooms adorned with never-before published watercolors by Mark Rothko.

Among the other pieces in the show are Security, Kiersten Nash’s fullsize quilt of parchment paper with portraits of four generations of women, Melinda Yale’s darkly humorous prose poem, What Mom Says, Benjamin D. Rinehart’s pop-up artist book, Silver C, Micki Spiller’s working pages for a children’s book, A Woodside Walk, after Eric Carle, woven fiber art pieces Ritual Scarf and Landscape Tapestry No.1 from Erin Florence and Nathan Sensel’s tactile piece, Touch Me, Yoko Ono.

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2. John Held, Jr., FF Alumn, at Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA, opening Oct. 7

Ever Gold Gallery is proud to announce its
October front room show

John Held, Jr.
Debris from the Cultural Underground

Ever Gold Gallery
441 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA.

Opening Reception: October 7, 2010 6-9pm
Closing Reception: October 28, 2010 6-9pm

"John Held, Jr. Debris from the Cultural Underground," chronicles four decades of involvement with the international cultural undergrounds of Fluxus, Mail Art, rubber stamp and zine cultures by the San Francisco artist, writer, collector, bibliographer and cultural historian.

The exhibition explores Held's interest since the seventies in confronting the challenging art of his time, having met artist Ray Johnson, who introduced him to Mail Art, and George Maciunas, the impresario of Fluxus, which counted among its adherents Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik, FF Alumn, and Yoko Ono, FF Alumn.

Held's interest in the diffusion of open cultural participation over long distances through DiY (Do-it-Youself) practice led to active involvement in the fields of Mail Art (DiY art), rubber stamps (DiY craft) and zines (DiY publishing). Aspects of these fields and Held's involvement with them, are presented in this retrospective exhibition blending art and life over a forty year period.

Held will be lecturing in early October at Black Mountain College Museum in Asheville, North Carolina, on the influence of John Cage, FF Alumn, Ray Johnson, FF Alumn, and other Black Mountain College artists (Ruth Asawa, Remy Charlip, Robert Rauschenberg, FF Alumn, Cy Twombly) on current DiY artistic practice, including the incorporation of chance in the contemplation and completion of the creative act.

Held has had solo exhibitions in over thirty countries, lecturing at such varied institutions as the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), National Communication Museum (Berlin), Palace of Fine Arts (Havana) and Academy of Contemporary Art (Moscow). He is the author of several books on Mail Art and rubber stamp art, and his Papers are in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Local artists included in the exhibition through inclusion in Held's collection include the late David Ireland, Tom Marioni, Jeff Berner, Bay Area Dada (Tim Mancusi, Marlon Vito Picasso, Monte Cazazza, Indian Ralph, Madawg Painter of Dark), Charles Gatewood, Greg Edwards, Wanxin Zhang, Harley, Jokie X. Wilson, Jennie Hinchcliff, Mike Dickau, Alice So...among others in the Bay Area Mail Art and zine communities.

Lecture: October 14, 2010 7pm

"Forty Years Accumulating Debris from the Cultural Underground"

Held will present a lecture on "Forty Years Accumulating Debris from the Cultural Underground," commenting on his four decade history with an international network of cultural workers and interviews with such notable artists as John Cage, Ray Johnson and Alan Kaprow, FF Alumn.

Performance: October 21, 2010 7pm

"Withheld: A Conversational Memoir"

San Francisco playwright and actor Jeremy Greco will present excerpts from, "Withheld: A Conversational Memoir," which resulted from the transcription of ten interview sessions between the artist and playwright earlier in the year. Greco's work is currently in development at The Marsh.

KQED Feature on John
http://www.kqed.org/arts/programs/spark/profile.jsp?essid=4489
NY MOMA
http://research.moma.org/mailart/
WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Held,_Jr_(mailartist)

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3. Clemente Padin, FF Alumn, in Canary Islands, Spain, Sept. 15-18

Clemente Padin opens the season Spring 2010...

Celebrating his first 40 years of Performances and Urban Interventions, Clemente Padin will be introduced in BODY TO BODY Encounter from 15 to 18 September, 2010 in The Palms of Great Canaria, Canarias Islands, Spain. The event that gathers big performers of the current hour is organized for the curator Pedro Diniz of Art Center The Regenta . After Padín will inaugurate a personal exposition at 24 of September, that will extend until October 15, in Document-Art Gallery, Loyola 32, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

TODOS ESTÁN INVITADOS...!
ALL ARE INVITEDS...!

Este es otro servicio a la comunidad del Club de Fans de Clemente Padín, sede Buenos Aires, Argentina. Si Usted desea desafiliarse cliqué acá...dónde?http://www.beatrizramirez.com.ar/videosdeCP.htm

http://clementepadin.blogspot.com/
clementepadin@gmail.com

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4. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Queens, Sept. 29

Event celebrating diversity hosted by Judith Sloan.

Tony-Award winning poet, hip hop, and renaissance artist Lemon Andersen to perform in benefit for EarSay’s arts program for immigrant teenagers and kids from war-zones.
An EarSay event:
Crossing the BLVD/ Crossing the Cultural Divide
Wednesday September 29 @ 8 PM
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
31-10 Thomson Avenue, Queens, NY
Only 15 minutes from Grand Central on the 7 train
Tickets and information: http:www.earsay.org
To purchase tickets online in advance: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/121990/
Phone for ticket information: 1-800-838-3006

Performance to support Arts and Activism workshops for immigrant teenagers.
Hosted by actress/radio producer/co-creator of Crossing the BLVD Judith Sloan, whose multi-character performances combine humor, pathos and a love of the absurd. Featured performers: Lemon Andersen, Tony-award winning Brooklyn-based renaissance and hip-hop artist, creator of the critically acclaimed one man show County of Kings* in which Lemon recounts his troubled childhood and eventual arrival on Broadway as part of Def Poetry Jam; Mahina Movement, a trio of three voices and one guitar mixing folk, rock and rhymes in English, Spanish, and Tongan simmered with indigenous roots and culture; Elise Knudson, cross-disciplinary dance-maker; AKIR, hip-hop educator and producer performing social commentary to an uplifting score and Hasan Salaam, hip hop artist, humanitarian/speaker whose music paints vivid pictures of the commonalities that bind us. A special appearance by a Michael Legaspi, a student from EarSay’s Arts workshops.

Proceeds go to EarSay’s Youth Arts Programs and directly to the performing artists.

$14 Early Bird Special/ $16 in advance after Sept. 15th /$20 at the door.
Sponsor tickets $30 and help teenagers attend the show!
go to: http://www.earsay.org and follow the links for tickets.

This event is supported in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The International High School at LaGuardia Community College, and Viper Records.

* Lemon Andersen’s County of Kings was first presented at the Public Theater in association with Under the Radar and the Culture Project

Earsay’s Youth Arts programs is supported in part by the office of New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.

Ear Say, Inc
http://www.earsay.org
http://www.crossingtheblvd.org
Join us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EarSay
"You're always walking in somebody's footsteps. Who will walk in yours?"

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5. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, at Art Lot, Brooklyn, thru January 9

The ART LOT is proud to present "MEDIA MIX x 4,"
featuring the work of
Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo,
Babs Reingold,
John Roach
Mary Schiliro.

thru January 9, 2011

ART LOT
206 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Curated by Jim Osman
Special thanks to Jim and Bobbi Vaughan

For more info please contact Jim Osman at:
osmanj@newschool.edu

Directions: Corner of Columbia and Sackett
F or G Train to Carroll Street • B61 to Sackett Street

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6. Alicia Grullon, FF Alumn, at Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, Sept. 25

Alicia Grullon, FF alum will be doing a live piece at on September 25 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at:

The Soapbox Gallery
636 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY

For more details, please go to:

http://www.ventatsoapbox.com/alicia-grullon.html

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7. G. H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, on Governor’s Island, NY, thru Oct. 10

I'll be premiering my portable radio piece at this exhibition. It's the first in a series of new sound art pieces using vintage portable radios as the presentation form.
please come. I'll be there and we can talk.

G.H. Hovagimyan

Floating World
LMCC is pleased to present Floating World, a group exhibition of works created by the visual artists-in-residence in the inaugural session of Swing Space in Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island. Each of the artists who participated in this residency session has been influenced by their time on the Island, as well as the daily voyage there and back. The collection of works presented in Floating World will reveal the artists’ diverse processes from photography to video to sculpture and installation. Some work directly interprets aspects of the landscape, the seascape, the architecture, topography, and history of the Island, while other work demonstrates the exciting response to an intense period of time in-residence on this "Floating World."

Featuring: Jae Hi Ahn, Rachel Bacon, Jessica Bruah, David Colosi, Jessica Feldman, Jenn Figg, The Friendly Falcons and Their Friend the Snake, Moo Kwon Han, Wojciech Gilewicz, GH Hovagimyan, Intake Manifold/Ouida Biddle, The Shining Mantis, Sungmi Lee, Sunghee Pae, Birgit Rathsmann, Larry Shea, Hidemi Takagi, Work Progress Collective, Chin Chih Yang, and Maeung Gyun You.

Floating World is curated by Erin Donnelly and Melissa Levin.

Dates & Times
September 10 – October 10, 2010

FREE and open to the public.

G.H. Hovagimyan
http://nujus.net/~gh
http://artistsmeeting.org
http://turbulence.org/Works/plazaville

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8. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, now online at http://sonyarapartblog.blogspot.com/

Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, now online "FISH OR FOUL : The World Cup 2010"

"FISH OR FOUL : The World Cup 2010" at http://sonyarapartblog.blogspot.com/
explores the relationship between the traits that make a competitive and winning World Cup Soccer player and those that characterize some of our fishy friends in the seven seas.
In this artwork at I revisit my 1994 interactive web art project "Smell Your Destiny", a parody on the ever-changing values of society. In the past, attributes such as sensitivity and shyness were coveted, but in the 21st century, they may be considered handicaps to achieving success. Sixteen years ago when I created "Smell Your Destiny", I suggested that the aspiring participant replace their so-called negative traits through the use of aromatherapy. The participants were to inhale fish smells from fish that had positive aggressive personality traits, thus leading to the participants' transformations. While following the World Cup on television, I heard about the French soccer team's insurgency. I recognized that many of the aspired-to positive traits that I had postulated in "Smell Your Destiny" were ingrained in these outstanding World Cup soccer players.

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9. Nam June Paik, FF Alumn, at Stiftung Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany, thru January 2011

NAM JUNE PAIK
Exhibition initiated and developed by museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf, and Tate Liverpool
11 September – 21 November 2010

PAIK 'N' PAIK
Photographic Archive of the Rhine Art Scene (AFORK)
11 September 2010 – 23 January 2011

PAIK AWARD
International Media Art Prize of the North Rhine-Westphalia Art Foundation
1 October 2010 – 23 January 2011

Stiftung museum kunst palast
Ehrenhof 4-5
40479 Düsseldorf
Germany
T 0049/211/8990200
F 0049/211/8929307
info@smkp.de

www.museumkunstpalast.de

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10. Tom Murrin, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Sept. 14

EXPERIMENTS and DISORDERS: TOM MURRIN and JASON NAPOLI BROOKS

Tuesday September 14th
7:30 pm
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street (between Rivington and Delancey)
New York, NY

CURATED BY Tom Cole and Christen Clifford

"Fall Fashions" is a performance by Alien Comic, and "Fall From Grace" is a reading of a story by Jack Bump. Alien Comic has been performing his prop-filled fantasies at Dixon Place since it began. Jack Bump is A.C.'s "alter libido and evil twin", who suddenly, and disruptively, appeared in an A.C. show at Dixon Place in the mid-90's. Both personas owe their progeny to Tom Murrin, who performed "The Talking Show: The Magical Ridiculous Journey of Alien Comic", directed by Lucy Sexton, at P.S. 122 this past spring.

Jason Napoli Brooks is the author of the novel Shelter. His fiction and art journalism have appeared in Ninth Letter, H.O.W., Pindeldyboz, El Pais, Colors, and Tema Celeste. He lives in New York City. For the Visions and Disorder series Brooks will read from his novel in progress, Cock-of-the-Walk. "Brooks' Shelter offers a bright and fabulist vision of the surreal landscape of desire. Set in th physical outskirts of Berlin, Brooks offers an at times nightmarish , always poetic exploration of the erotic relationship between two boys....Shelter is as surprising and mysterious as desire itself." --Elissa Schappell, Tin House.

Experiments and Disorders is Dixon Place's long running literary series, currently curated by Christen Clifford and Tom Cole. Recent participants have included Eileen Myles, John Wray, Stephen Elliott, Lucy Sexton, Lia Gangitano, Wu Ming, Luis Jaramillo, Ethan Lipton, Justin Taylor, Lovett/Codagnone, Lori E. Seid, and Joe Westmoreland. Upcoming on November 2 at 7pm Experiments and Disorders will present writing duo Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch (Ten Walks, Two Talks) art star memoirist Michele Carlo (Fish Out of Agua) and novelist Marcy Dermansky (Bad Marie).

http://www.dixonplace.org/index2.html

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11. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, at Improv Lab Theater, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 6-Nov. 10

NEW BETH LAPIDES THEATER SHOW OPENS IN L.A. OCT. 6

"100% Happy 88% of the Time"
Wednesdays, Oct. 6 - Nov. 10, 8:30pm
Improv Lab Theater, 8162 Melrose Ave.
Tickets $20, call 323-651-2583 or bethlapides.com
Press info: Greg Miller 213-706-3630 (greg@bethlapides.com)

Beth’s new show 100% Happy 88% of the Time fuses story, music and spirituality with the trademark unconventional comedic sass she developed while hosting the legendary Un-Cabaret.

Beth has been called the high-priestess of alternative comedy. Now she proposes an alternative to the snarky sarcasm and bitter satire of most alternative comedy: conscious comedy.

In her new show, Beth leads us boldly into the Now Age. She uses standup, original songs and multi-media to tell the story of her eviction and the bigger story of our collective eviction as a culture. With the collapse of the economy and the eco-system, this show couldn’t be more timely - or more upbeat! Beth’s infectious upbeat sparkle combined with her inspiring ideas about happiness, and how the hell to achieve it while surfing the tsunamis of change we’re all swimming in these days, add up to a dazzling night of evolutionary entertainment.

The cultural visionary who revolutionized comedy with Un-Cabaret and pretty much launched spoken word in LA with her Say the Word series, is back with a new theatrical tour-de-force.

100% Happy 88% of the Time is Written & Performed by Beth Lapides, Directed by Clifford Bell, Musical Director Match Kaplan, Produced by Greg Miller. Original Songs Written by Beth & Mitch.

Link to the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bGG6cAv21Q Link to original songs from the show:
It's Not Just You http://bethlapides.com/audio/DIMENSION4.mp3 Change: http://bethlapides.com/audio/CHANGE.mp3
More about Beth and the show: http://bethlapides.com/node/15
Link to hi-res photos of Beth in action: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bjppics/sets/72157624856553864/

BETH LAPIDES is a twenty first century artist. A hyphenated hybrid with an eye toward higher consciousness. Technically she is a comedian, and the media in which she makes light are live, print, online and on screens. You could say she is an author, radio and TV personality, columnist and actress and you would not be wrong. She's also a respected teacher, an avid yoga student and a Type A free spirit: working hard to let the wind blow her where it will.

Beth is best known for founding, hosting and producing Un-Cabaret, the legendary live show that led the 'alternative comedy' revolution. Nevertheless when strangers recognize her it is usually from her brief but captivating appearance as the performance artist on "Sex and the City".

Beth's an original thinker and her columns, essays an opinions have appeared in and on Politically Incorrect, NPR's "All Things Considered", the Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Fit Yoga, Utne Reader, The Realist, LA Weekly, Premiere and freshyarn.com. She was the irreverently thoughtful self help correspondent for ABC Radio's Satellite Sisters and writes a syndicated column called "My Other Car Is A Yoga Mat". She has toured the english-speaking world with previous one-person theater shows and "100% Happy 88% of the Time" is her joyous return to the theater.

CLIFFORD BELL is one of the leading directors in the fields of Cabaret, Concerts, and One Person Shows. As a thirty year veteran of the Los Angeles nightclub scene, Clifford is most identified with the legendary Cinegrill at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. He has directed Katey Sagal, Judy Butterfield, Judy Butterfield, Ana Gasteyer, Rosalyn Kind, Brad Ellis (Glee) and has written and directed variety performances featuring icons like Bill Cosby, Colin Powell, and Michael Eisner at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim.

MITCH KAPLAN has been Musical Director for Ana Gasteyer (Saturday Night Live), Tony-winner Cady Huffman and for Sandra Bernhard. His songs have been recorded by Chaka Khan, Sister Sledge, Thelma Houston and Martika, for which he earned a gold record. He has performed on HBO, Will & Grace and on every continent except Antarctica.

For more info, hi-res photos, press tickets and interview requests, contact: Greg Miller 213-706-3630 greg@bethlapides.com.

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12. Aaron Landsman, FF Alumn, Fall 2010 schedule

Fall 2010 at thinaar.com

Your occasional guide to entertainments by or with Aaron Landsman
In this issue: Appointment at NYU; City Council Meeting at Prelude; GATZ at The Public.

APPOINTMENT at NYU
September 16-19 at 8:00
721 Broadway, 3rd Floor - Free

WLAP (Woefully Limited Attendance Possibilities):
http://drama.tisch.nyu.edu/object/dr_theappointmenttickets.html

The latest installiment in my ongoing series of micro-performance works is happening next week at NYU. Appointment is repeatable, one-on-one performances in small offices. For the past two weeks, I've been collaborating with some intrepid and inventive students from the Drama Department and we are showing off what we've done at the new Tisch offices and studios. I'd love to see you there.

Appointment is the local food of theater: these pieces have been handcrafted like an artisanal cheese or an expensive chocolate with fleur de sel. It is being made now, just for this space, just for you.

Here are some keywords: existential Jenga!; desperate hypnosis; paperclip gifts; turtles; twice-lost virginity; revolutionary assessment survey.
What else? Students from the http://www.ensemblefreetheaternorway.com/www.ensemblefreetheaternorway.com/
Welcome.html Ensemble Free Theater Norway (Oslo), directed by Brendan McCall will be in town to share a few of the pieces we made together earlier this year, and some new works as well. Norwegian locavore micotheater!! Who's not psyched about that??

Pieces by: Arya Dovachi, JC Flores, Katrianne Eisenberg, Mary Howe, Zachary Kislevitz, Natalia Lassalle, Gina Stevensen, Jose Perez, Andy Zoo. Guest artists from Ensemble Free Theater Norway (Oslo): Dushinka Andresen, Lars-Christian Bjørnsten Bredal, Christopher Pedersen Cook, Mette Fjæreide, Ida Mailen Hagerup, Dina Narverud.

Here's a nice article about theater for one, including Appointment, from http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/28/theater/28one.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1 The New York Times
Next spring I will be down in Austin to do some more next spring, at http://www.fuseboxfestival.com Fusebox. Additional Appointments are pending in a bunch of cities: Philly, Reston, Virginia, Palo Alto, California, and maybe even Berlin. If you'd like to be a part of this project, the blog has everything you need to know to make your own Appointment.

and

CITY COUNCIL MEETING at PRELUDE
http://www.thinaar.com/images/photo-7.jpg SEPTEMBER 30: 4:15PM - FREE

CUNY GRADUATE CENTER - 34th Street and 5th Avenue.
Details http://www.preludenyc.org

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My new project City Council Meeting is being talked about and maybe tested out in some small way at this year's PRELUDE Festival at CUNY. Please come take part in this first public glimpse. City Council Meeting is supported by an artist residency at HERE http://www.here.org.

Part play, part social sculpture, City Council Meeting is performed participatory democracy. I started working on this project after visiting a city council meeting in Portland, Oregon, which turned out to be some of the most compelling theater I'd seen in a long time. Since then I've seen meetings and interviewed local officials in Bismarck, San Antonio, and Minneapolis.

Working with the idea that in-person theater and in-person democracy can sometimes seem outdated at best, City Council Meeting lets you testify, canvass, come and go as you please. You might also end up in the Mayor's chair. I hope you'll come hear about what we're up to.

Shout out: City Council Meeting was first inspired by http://www.paulshambroomart.com/art/meetings%20revA/index.html THIS PROJECT

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GATZ at THE PUBLIC THEATER
http://www.thinaar.com/images/cant-live-forever.jpg
September 25 - November 14

The http://www.publictheater.org Public Theater /
http://www.elevator.org Elevator Repair Service

Oh my goodness, it's finally happening. ERS' mammoth day of theater, GATZ is coming to New York. After four continents, several awards, a quillion amassed frequent flyer miles and a very long negotiation over intellectual property rights, we're bringing the piece home for an official Off-Broadway New York run. The run, plus an extension sold out before this email went out, but we'll be adding shows and there will be standby tickets available as we go forward. So please come out and see us however you can.

GATZ is every word of The Great Gatsby, as imagined in a mysterious low-rent office. It will sweep you off your feet.

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13. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, in Paris, France, Sept. 26

September 26th Rhys Chatham is to perform his "viral cOcertO" (5 pm) as part of a screening of Joseph Nechvatal's "viral symphOny" in the context of Joseph Nechvatal's show "Art rétinal revisité: histoire de l’oeil" at Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, 3, impasse Saint-Claude, 75003 Paris - FREE

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14. James Johnson, FF Alumn, publishes new CD Rom

The Discopie Corporation is pleased to announce the publication of "Time's Wallet". A collaboration between the writer, Steve Katz and the artist, Jim Johnson, "Time's Wallet" is an interactive work of digital art. Consisting of animations, images, and text (both written and spoken), it is based on selections from the forthcoming book of the same name. Due out in October, "Time's Wallet", published by Counterpath Press, contains 137 "memoirrhoids" or short stories from the author's rich and varied life experience.

The CD ROM is available exclusively from Discopie at: http://www.cafepress.com/discopie.458123239
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System Requirements: Macintosh computer, System 10.4.11 or later.

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15. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, Retrospective at MoMA, NY, Sept. 15-Oct. 13

MoMA CELEBRATES BARBARA HAMMER, WITH A MONTH-LONG RETROSPECTIVE OF THE PROLIFIC ARTIST'S EXTENSIVE BODY OF WORK
Exhibition Includes the World Premiere of Hammer's Newest Film, Generations, as well as Her Groundbreaking Experimental Short Films and Documentaries
Barbara Hammer 
September 15-October 13, 2010
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters

NEW YORK, August 13, 2010— A retrospective of works by experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer (American, b. 1939) spanning from 1968 to today, including the world premiere of her new film Generations (2010), made in collaboration with Gina Carducci, will be shown at The Museum of Modern Art from September 15 through October 13, 2010. Hammer is renowned for creating the earliest and most extensive body of avant-garde films on lesbian life and sexuality, including Dyketactics (1974) and Women I Love (1976). Barbara Hammer is organized by Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.

Full Press Release and Schedule:
http://www.moma.org/explore/films/upcoming

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16. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, in Marseille, France, Sept. 18-25

Performances in France
September 18-25, 2010

Préavis de Désordre Urbain Festival

City of Marseille,Theatre of Bernardines, Friche la Belle de Mai
Marseille, France

http://www.redplexus.org
(33)6 61 34 93 62
redplexus@free.fr

Peter Grzybowski
http://grzybowski.org

Greetings,
Peter

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17. Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, at Dallas Video Festival, TX, Sept. 25

"Fragments from Death Comes for Britney Spears! The musical"
will be screening Saturday. Sept.25 at 9:00 PM as part of a short block
called "Music" at the Dallas Video Festival.
www.videofest.org
Written by Ben Greenman
Directed/Adapted by Erika Yeomans
Produced by Christine Giorgio
Director of Photography Peter G. Howell
Featuring Simone Butler, Mot Filipowski, Ben Greenman, Steve Jean-Baptiste, Michael Abbott Jr, Cosmo Pfiel and Julie Strong.
www.fortherestofyournaturallifeproductions.com

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18. Mira Schor, FF Alumn, at The Jewish Museum, Manhattan, Oct. 11

My work is included in the exhibition "Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism" at the Jewish Museum in New York City
http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/ShiftingTheGazeRelease
I hope you will see the show

&

Please join me when I give a Gallery Talk offering a closer look at my work Silence in "Shifting the Gaze: Painting and and Feminism"
October 11, 2010, 1-2PM
http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/feministpaintingevents#/?i=1

This work may be seen in the context of a presentation of selected works on my recently updated website http//:www.miraschor.com
Click on Selected Works

Best,

Mira Schor

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19. Patty Chang, FF Alumn, at apexart, Manhattan, opening Sept. 15

You can't get there from here but you can get here from there
Curated by Courtenay Finn

Opening reception: September 15, 6-8 pm

Including work by
Sophie Calle
Kris Martin
Patty Chang
Bruce Nauman
Rodney Graham
Allen Ruppersberg
Joachim Koester

A winner of the 2010-2011 Unsolicited Proposal Program, You can't get there from here but you can get here from there (YCGTFH), curated by Courtenay Finn, opens on Wednesday, September 15 from 6-8pm. Investigating the relationship between written language and physical behavior, YCGTFH includes work by seven artists, including Bruce Nauman's sixty-minute video Slow Angle Walk (Beckett Walk), which shows the artist influenced by the behavior of the Samuel Beckett protagonist, Watt. In From the Travel of Jonathan Harker, Joachim Koester follows the trail of the protagonist in Bram Stoker's Dracula, while Kris Martin's Endpoint series poses the question: How does our role as the reader continue when the literary text comes to the end?

You can't get there from here but you can get here from there offers a insight into the complex relationship readers have with the texts they inhabit. The collection of works invokes the place where narratives become real.

On view through October 30 at apexart, manhattan
apexart
291 church street, new york, ny 10013
t. 212 431 5270
www.apexart.org
apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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20. Olivia Robinson, Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumns, at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, opening Sept. 23

"You Are Here → Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City"
September 24 – November 6, 2010
Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Public Reception: 6–8 p.m. Thursday, September 23

Artists:
Kim Baranowski, Ingrid Burrington, Dahlia Elsayed, Jane Hammond, Hand Drawn Map Association (Kristofer Harzinski, Janine Nichols, Shane Watt, Rob Servo, Tony Dowler, Will Haughery, Yumi Roth, Gowri Savoor, Krista Shaffer, Kees Touw, Dean Valadez, Kris Harzinski), Liz Hickok, Maira Kalman and Rick Meyerowitz, Nina Katchadourian, Daniela Kostova and Olivia Robinson, Miranda Maher, Bill Rankin, Liz Scranton, Asma Ahmed Shikoh, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Jeff Sisson, and Nicola Twilley.

Pratt Manhattan Gallery will present "You Are Here → Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City," an exhibition of work by a selection of contemporary artists that will map the emotional terrain of the world’s most famous and influential urban center, New York City, and explore the effect of the city’s powerful moods on those who live and work here. "You Are Here" will run from September 24 through November 6, 2010, and will be celebrated with an opening reception on Thursday, September 23 from 6–8 PM. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.

Contributing artists—some New Yorkers, others not—were invited to use inventive cartographic concepts to reflect the city’s abundant, colliding moods. The resulting projects reveal a range of reactions to the city’s heightened levels of stimulus, some energizing (discovery, delight, amusement, ambition, solidarity) and others melancholic (longing, loss, vulnerability, anxiety, isolation).

"You Are Here" is guest-curated by Katharine Harmon, author of The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009) and You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination (Princeton Architectural Press, 2003).

"The exhibition features artworks and conceptual projects that map a frenzied cityscape," Harmon explains. "I like wondering whether the world’s most adrenalized and artistic city elicits more emotional responses than others. Mapping is an intriguing way to approach the question, especially at a time when artists are using mapping concepts in such ingenious ways," she added.

Psychogeography was defined in 1955 by theorist Guy Debord as "the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals." Another definition is "a whole toy box full of playful, inventive strategies for exploring cities...just about anything that takes pedestrians off their predictable paths and jolts them into a new awareness of the urban landscape."

Works created specifically for "You Are Here" include:

a three-dimensional map of the lower Manhattan skyline made of a Jell-O-like material by Liz Hickok
an anxiety map of the five boroughs lit by sweat-powered batteries by Daniela Kostova and Olivia Robinson
a "Loneliness Map" from Craigslist’s Missed Connections by Ingrid Burrington
a scratch-and-sniff map of New Yorkers’ smell preferences by Nicola Twilley
a cemetery map of Polish ancestors’ graves by Kim Baranowski
an installation constructed from city ephemera by Pratt faculty member Robbin Ami Silverberg
personal maps created from a call for submissions by the Hand Drawn Map Association including works by Tony Dowler, Will Haughery, Janine Nichols, Yumi Roth, Gowri Savoor, Rob Servo, Krista Shaffer, Kees Touw, Dean Valadez, and Shane Watt

a series of mapped reflections on the extinction of the passenger pigeon and the ascendancy of the rock dove by Miranda Maher
a New York subway map in Urdu by Pakistani artist Asma Ahmed Shikoh
photographs of a buzzing honeycomb map created by Liz Scranton’s bees

Additional artworks include:

the preliminary artwork for New Yorkistan, Maira Kalman and Rick Meyerowitz’s post 9/11 cover for The New Yorker, and Kalman and Meyerowitz’s culinary subway map of the city
Nina Katchadourian’s New York soundtrack, assembled from found segments of cassette tape
Jeff Sisson’s ongoing Bodega List project
a Happiness Map by Jane Hammond
Bill Rankin’s maps of Not In My Back Yard-isms showcasing various geographies of community and exclusion
a diptych of memory maps by Dahlia Elsayed

For more information, please call 212-647-7778 or email exhibits@pratt.edu. More information on this and all gallery exhibitions and events is available at www.pratt.edu/exhibitions. Add Pratt Manhattan Gallery on Facebook by searching "Pratt Manhattan Gallery" and follow Pratt Exhibitions on Twitter at "PrattGallery." To unsubscribe from this list visit http://www.pratt.edu/about_pratt/visiting_pratt/exhibitions/join_our_mailing_list/

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21. Ben Vautier, FF Alumn, Autumn newsletter

I HOPE YOU DON'T RECEIVE THIS LETTER TWICE

HELLO EVERYBODY
It is more then a year
That I have sent out a Fluxus newsletter Why?
I think it is that:
I had nothing to say
Why repeat myself
Goggle is there to give all the information we need In fact Fluxus never stops I receive emails from everywhere and every body Thank you Fluxus anti ego super egos Anti prima Dona New prima donnas TWO IMPORTANT FLUXUS EVENTS LODZ AND MOSCOU

LETS START WITH LODZ
Got this nice letter from ANN NOEL
It is s full of lively information
I hope she
Does not mind me putting it in
My newsletter

Dear Ben,
How are you and Annie doing?
I do receive your newsletter and it seems That you are having exhibitions and performances all over the place.
You never did reply to the invitation
I sent you last November.
If you remember it was about taking part in the Lodz Biennale this summer. Ryszard Wasko is the director again this year and he appointed me as curator for the FLUXUS BANQUET II, which will begin all the events leading up to the final exhibition opening on September 11th.

The dinner will be a kind of Mad Hatter's Tea Party and go on for two days, June 28-29th at the Poznanski Palace, the historical museum in Lodz.
We wonder whether you would reconsider
being a guest of ours then.
You would receive the air fare to and from Lodz, hotel accommodation, meals and an Honorarium of $500.
The other Fluxus artists attending
the banquet are Alison Knowles,
who's bringing Hannah Higgins with her, Geoff Hendricks, who's bringing Sur Rodneywit, Eric Andersen with his wife Dorte and Ben Patterson, most probably alone.
Wolfgang Hainke will do an homage to Emmett Williams and Petra Stegmann will be giving a talk about Fluxus activities in Eastern countries.
Everything takes place around the banquet table.
Well, what a year it's been so far!
Isn't it awesome that Mother Nature
can still wreak havoc all over the world with bigger and better earthquakes everywhere and volcanic eruptions that can halt air traffic throughout Europe?
Thank God I wasn't planning to travel anywhere this month.
My idea of hell would be being forced
to spend days at an airport,
say in Frankfurt.
Next month there is a show in Gorzow,
Poland with Eric Andersen from Copenhagen and Charles Dreyfus from Paris, (opening May 15th).
The city is only about 130 miles from Berlin and they are sending a taxi to bring us there and back.
On Saturday evening there's the second anniversary of the opening of the "museum FLUXUS +"
in Potsdam with live music,
food and drinks. As an artist,
who's work is in their permanent collection (yours is too), I can take friends to the party free of charge, which is just what I'm doing.
Maria Wasko and another friend are coming along with me.
Ryszard is heading off to Lodz
this week to work full time on the Biennale.
Otherwise I'm spending hours and hours
every day making new pieces for an exhibition at the museum with Alison Knowles, which has the title "In and Out the Window"
(opening June 25th).
Four "Little People" by Emmett Williams, on the outside wall of the building, will be unveiled on that same evening.
As I tell people, I seem to have become a Fluxus artist by marriage.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Best wishes and love,
Ann Noel Koblenzer Strasse 17 10715 Berlin Germany

dear ann please forgive me
I have a beginning of a fluxus alzeimer forgetting every thing important an just doing what is not important ben

NOW NEWS ABOUT MOSCOU
« Fluxus in Moscow «
I don’t have all the information
But here is what I have
« Soudain L’ete Fluxus « » 2009
« Was a great Fluxus show in Paris at the Passage De Retz people liked it So Jaqueline Frydmann the big chief of the passage de Retz decided with Olga Sviblova her friend To give the Fluxus show in Moscow Bernard Blistene who works at Beaubourg Was chosen by Jacqueline to be the curator Just to remind you; the Fluxus show in Paris 20008 was made up with pieces Of the collection of Luigi Bonotto ; Caterina Gualco Works from Paris collectors and my heteroclite collection So when they asked me If I accepted to lend part of my collection for Moscow Although (to tell you the truth)

I was a bit afraid ;of tales from customs
And difficult communication with the Russians When told That we were invited by ‘ The State Institution Of Culture And Education Of The City Of Moscow « Multimedia Complex Of Actual Arts » Director Olga Sviblova and that all works would be insured Nail to nail Luigi Bonotto Caterina Gualco and myself accepted So Blistene came to Nice with a young handsome Russian assistant Nicolai And they all three with Eva my daughter Chose in my collection documents and works for the show To tell you the truth I maybe would have preferred a new Fluxus out look With more humour less history With a real concert and all the Fluxus crowd invited To invent new pieces etc But since I was told ‘ not enough budget « And because the Fluxus spirit is

In » something is always happening «
I say take Fluxus as it comes
I thought another experience? Why not?
When in Nice Blistene asked me if I knew?
Of any Russian Fluxus artists I said you should invite « The Blues Noses » they are not Fluxus but they are great I also proposed he get in contact with Petra Stegman for more information But why am I telling you all this?

Getting older and maybe more stupid every day Just to be transparent And not feel ill at ease later on Believe it or not I am not sure but I suppose For all the following artists there will be works documents quotes Alison knowles - Arthur Koepke – Ayo – Ben Vautier- Benjamin Patterson- Charles Dreyfus – Chieko Shiomi- Daniel Spoerri- Dick Higgins

- Emmet Williams –Eric Andersen - George Maciunas – Giuseppe Chiari- Jackson Mac Law Joe Jones- Joseph Beuys- La Monte Young - Milan Knizak -Nam June Paik- Robert Bozzi-- Robert Erebo - Robert Watts Robin Page - Serge 3 -Tagehisa Kosugi--Takako Saito Tomas Schmit- Willem De Ridder -Yoko Ono -Wolf Vostell Etc (I hope we get some ann noel ) So since Blistene wants to call the show "on verra bien")(wait and see ) A Filliou sentence I will if my health permits (I am loosing my mind slowly) Go to Moscow with Eva, my daughter and Ludo To help put up the show on the walls There if I have the choice Each artist like in Paris will have in his space With a mixture of documents works and quotes I put more importance on the philosophy and spirit I still don’t know if there is going to be a Fluxus concert Blistene said maybe young Russian musicians would interpret Fluxus pieces Just noticed they did not borrow the banners « all is music « I suppose I should not worry and « take Fluxus as it comes »

OTHER NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
Blistene told me the Russians want everything Translated into Russian cyrillique .
OTHER NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
I think Eric Anderson is the only Fluxus artist Who performed in Russia (Petra Stegman told it to me)

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
Flynt Xatrex says is
Becoming a music star
I also hurd that
Flynt did not agree
With what Keillen wrote about him
He rarely agrees with anybody

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
I find them all fantastic
Allison with her bells
Ben Patterson with his small midget Fluxus concert Eric with his impossible demands Yoko with her fantastic smile Philip corner with his hammer and saw to saw the piano etc Etc (I could go on for hours )

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
I wonder if in twenty years
The work La Monte Young
Will be considered less important
Or more important if
Connected or not to Fluxus

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
I am collecting for Moscow Fluxus films For there five video plasma Maybe they would agree to give an hour Of Fluxus films So send me your DVD

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
Guess who
Powerful fascinator
He is anti Jon Hendricks
Because Jon Hendricks does not say
« He is the best »
HE is always upset with those who don’t speak about him He is famous in Denmark but not in China Fluxus is going to the moon without him When he comes to participate in a show He spends a lot of his time asking for something That is one of his best Fluxus pieces He sees mistakes in all the Fluxus Books that don’t speak about him He is against Bengt of Klinberg‘s book Because he says it is full of mistakes Bengt of Klinberg Knows so little l about Fluxus that he mistook Once Marianne of Roskilde With Marianne the wife of Filliou He says Tomas Kellein wrote a book "Maciunas Dream of Fluxus"

full of mistakes
he too did not speak of him
no its not Ken Friedman

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
I was told Larry Miller succeed in his Fluxus concert in Dublin Eric says that when he did his clasical piece of being draged in his white suite but while he did it he broke his ancle and could not walk for one month that said eric was very Fluxus

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
Nice talk in tallin by Landberger who
of course did not come to the concert.
He said : Fluxus was ideas
Fluxus is to injoy freedom
Fluxus is generous
Fluxus is life
Fluxus is independant behavior
Fluxus is not "routine" art
Fluxus could be everything
He said also Fluxus is nature coming into art I interrupt I said : No Landberger, Fluxus is also ego He smile and said : yes but ego is also life, and nature
OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
A few years ago I decide
That when give a Fluxus concert to title the scores not with « by » but « for »
So a Piece by George Brecht, becomes piece for George Brecht,
just not to feel too guilty if its badly iterpreted

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
Conz died
Do you think he took his camera to heaven Is there a bar open up there Did he tell god you know that performance of jesus on the cross is Very vienese action painting

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
Gabor Toth Wrote To Me (extact of his letter ) hello my friend ! you can find below the links to the u tube documentations of my exhibition which is running now in Budapest there are 3 magnetic boards on the walls. each of them is containing 100 names of hungarian living artists.

you can change the names and their positions on the boards as you can. take ofF some of them put on others and so on. Etc (it goes on ) the first board is : HUNGARIAN ART HALL OF FAME /you can see that hungarian "hall of fame"

could be just an old house's trap on the wall of an other house/ drinking tea you can watch a short video of "how you can make a cup of tea".
on the opening i gave a short noise-music concert during the time of the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYTlzvtqdow
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dromidriver/sets/72157623781800871/show/

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
lots of books on Fluxus scores coming out Fluxus scores start in 1960 with La Monte Young’s anthology Brechts Water Yam Yoko Onos Grapefruit but since then new ones have never stoped coming up filling up the rooms that Cage, Duchamp, Maciunas had opened if everything is music why not slap the wall says Chiari on the other hand we can also say even if many look like Fluxus taste like Fluxus but are not Fluxus but why care flusxus is like dada a way of the mind


OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
I must not forget to tell you about
ST AUBY TAMAS
his e mails are fantastic
they contain the new fluxus spirit
of scanning the world for curious spots uou must try to get on his news letter list

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
I confess
i dont like Fluxus concerts
composed of pieces that last too long
I don't call them Fluxus concerts
but personal works of art
a good classical Fluxus concert shoul be made of many small pieces When they aret oo long They contain ego And start being boring No Thats not true Sometimes I am amazed by some of the new scorses

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
Met julia ROBERTSON this summer
Agreable talking with on the sunny terrasse about brecht and cage

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES
Anna Higgins is a best historian of her father'swork but dick Higgins was to lasy to fight he spent all his time ...trying to be himself another

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
I get now and then a funny feeling
That all theseFluxus art curators andFluxus specialists Are polite laugh a lot when they meet But in reality are all jealous of each other But of course all have the "Truth"
In their conversations
They skip from compliment to rumour
And from a rumour to the joke that kills

BetweenFluxus artists its often-even worse They laugh the way through A jungle of ego Who is Fluxus?
Who is not Fluxus?
in fact if we were to take Macuiunas
central anti art anti ego statemnt as a base we are all Fluxus traitors even maciunas is a trator to maciunas

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS FROM TALLIN AS IT CAME ALONG (as much as i can remember)in tallin The best room was Mieko Shiomi'spacial poem room but I d'int see many people reading them I did not see poeple looking at the videos, more then ten videos one in each corner

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
by the way whats happeed to Erics a Dick Higgins "intermedia" looks as if Fluxus beat Intermedia 5 to 3 "
OTHER FLUXUS NEWS FROM TALLIN AS IT CAME ALONG

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
Is Fluxus dying out or just been born
both i suppose
Paik is gone
Cage gone
Higgins gone
Brecht is gone
Emett is gone
when they die we are sad
or are we only supposed to be sad
and as on the other hand the dead they camnnot contradict US any more
and we start telling storys about them
and of about how they were so fantastic a great genious

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
I always and still havve a preference for BRECHT I never wanted to disturb him Some moths before he left us he asked me to phone I did not I still wonder what was the message

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
T for Takako Saito
she gave a great show in paris at the Lara Vincy gallery i noticed that tas years go by she has become more sure of what she wants

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
Allison Knowles
what energy
Fluxus history making
She never stops

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
I asked Petra: How did the east Fluxus show go in Budapest?
She said we were expecting you but the French AFAA refused to pay for your Journey

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
Some one told me
about Cage there is a discussion going on in usa That 4m33 of Cage was never really played in those days

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
Philip corner A real musician he
Makes Sound and thought
I enjoy Philips Corners
Philosophy
Way of looking at life
At music
At himself in a mirror
His humour
I think Philip said
Fluxus is mutating
from prima donnas into Mira Dona
and mira donas into seconda donnas
he sent me a marvellous book
I have to send him something in exchange

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
Someone must tell the truth
As an anti art non art movement
Fluxus is a theoretical failure
Just a bunch of spoilt brats
Super egoists doing art
Talking about non ego and life

As said Levinas
don’t kill yourself trying to be Fluxus

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
After the passage de Retz
Goef Hendriks sent me a nice letter
Saying it was wonderful
Takako wrote me a letter saying that « shaking hands « Was her piece not Goefs But that everything was ok

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
How is Anne Dezeuze
I love her straight forwardness
I wonder if she would translate
into English some of my texts

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
I don’t believe Fluxus has much to do with visual poetry I wrote this some years ago in French il faut séparer la poèsie visuelle de Fluxus Si Fluxus n'était que de la poèsie visuelle je lui donnerais un 2/10 sur le plan de son importance dans le monde George Brecht ne fait pas de poèsie visuelle George Brecht a inventé l'event et l'event est la suite du porte-bouteilles de Duchamp, c'est la vie devenue art tandis que la poèsie visuelle c'est une suite d'exercices d'une sténo dactylo qui s'ennuie.

Et me re-voila en train d'écrire à nouveau sur Fluxus en français Personne ne va le lire, tout le monde ne lit que l'anglais.

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMMES
Some one told me do you know that ken Friedman Wanted to attack Jon Hendricks because he has omitted to put ken in a Fluxus show

OTHER FLUXUS NEWS AS IT COMES ALONG
What is happening in the town of Lodz?
Lodz has a historical reputation for radical art (suprematism etc ) so it looks as if Ryszard Wasko wants to perpetuate this radicalism and Fluxus is of course radical He wants to know all about Fluxus What is Fluxus made out of?

Started this letter with nothing to say an now I can’t stop so I will put all he rest on my site

ps
my automatic corrector put capital
letters at the beginning of each sentence
not my fault
sorry also for my grammatical mistakes
I usually write in French

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22. R. Sikoryak, Dale Goodson, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Sept. 15

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:
Brian Dewan
Emily Flake
Dale Goodson
Danny Hellman
John Kovaleski
Laurie Sandell
and The Association for the Betterment of Sex (Scott Jacobson, Todd Levin, Jason Roeder, Mike Sacks, & Ted Travelstead)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
7:30 pm
(door opens 7 pm)

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

Tickets:
$15 each
or TDF; or $12 student/senior
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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23. Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, at Reyes & Davis Gallery, Washington, DC, thru Oct. 16

Robbin Ami Silverberg is in an artist book exhibition "Novel Abstractions".

Three curators, Georgia Deal, Helen Frederick and Brigitte Reyes, were each asked to choose 3 artists to exhibit a selection of their work. Artists: Ken Botnick, Enrique Chagoya, Kate Clark, Sue Johnson, Ellen Knudson, Clifton Meador, Steve Miller, Johanna Mueller and Robbin Ami Silverberg

September 8 - October 16, 2010
Reyes & Davis Gallery / 923 F Street #302, Washington, DC 20004
Wed - Fri 1 - 6 pm Sat. 1 - 5 pm

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