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Contents for September 20, 2010
1. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, at MoMA, Manhattan, Oct. 28
2. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, releases new book
3. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, at Taschen, Manhattan, book signing Sept. 29
4. Colette, Betty Tompkins, FF Alumns, at James Graham and Sons, Manhattan, opening Sept. 23
5. Jacki Apple, FF Alumn at Exit Art, Manhattan, thru Nov. 24
6. Jack Waters, Peter Cramer, Barbara Hammer, FF Alumns, at MoMA, Manhattan, September 20
7. Gearoid Dolan, FF Alumn, at DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, Sept. 24-26
8. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at Cornelia Street Café, Manhattan, Sept. 27
9. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Green-wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Oct. 9
10. Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, in the Wall Street Journal, Sept. 20
11. Alicia Grullon, FF Alumn, on NY1 television, and more
12. Jessica Ann Peavy, FF Alumn in Art in Odd Places Festival 2010, Oct. 1-10
13. Yael Kanarek, FF Alumn, at bitforms gallery, Manhattan, thru Oct. 16, and more
14. Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens, FF Alumns, at Farnsworth Park Ampitheater, Altadena, CA, Oct. 23, and more
15. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, at Jalopy Theater, Brooklyn, Sept. 26
16. Linda Mary Montano, FF Alumn, in Kingston, NY, Oct. 10
17. Maria the Korean Bride, FF Alumn, fall news
18. Oliver Orion, FF Alumn, releases new music video
19. Danielle Abrams, FF Alumn, at Cooper Union’s Great Hall, Oct. 9-10
20. Zlatko Kopljar, FF Alumn, at Oratorio di S. Ludovico, Venice, Italy, Oct. 17
21. Steve Dietz, Rick Rinehart, FF Alumns, at Berkeley Art Museum, CA, thru Nov. 30
22. Joyce Kozloff, FF Alumn, at DC Moore Gallery, Manhattan, opening Oct. 2
23. Moe Angelos, Jessica Chalmers, Jennifer Tipton, Marianne Weems, FF Alumns, at Montclair State University, NJ, Sept. 23-Oct. 3

1. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, at MoMA, Manhattan, Oct. 28

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
On October 28th I will be performing Good Enough to Eat at MoMA, as part of Kitchen Culture. For more information, follow the link:


Good Enough to Eat is a performance during which edible as well as inedible ingredients are used to produce a dish that includes the performer’s body. Toes, thighs, neck and buttocks are carefully prepared into an elaborate recipe of an onanistic nature that serves one.

Kind regards,

Kitchen Culture
Thursday, October 28, 2010, 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
The exhibition Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen explores the twentieth-century transformation of the kitchen as a bridgehead of modern thinking in the domestic sphere—a testing ground for new materials, technologies, and power sources, where designers could also exercise growing modern concerns for hygiene, efficiency, and the rational organization of space. This special dinner features live music, performance art, a napkin-folding workshop, and background on the exhibition, as well as a typical meal served in Germany at the time of the Frankfurt Kitchen (designed 1926–27), a Counter Space highlight. Participants are invited to submit a recipe for a dessert competition, and the winner will have the opportunity to prepare the dessert with Cafe 2's chef in advance of the event. With Juliet Kinchin, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA; Robert Rotifer, musician; Tracy Wilson, Manager of Cafe 2, MoMA; Lynn Bound, Chef, Cafe 2; and performance artist Nicolas Dumit Estevez.

In conjunction with the exhibition Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen
Tickets ($50; $35 members; $25 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the lobby information desk and the film desk.



2. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, releases new book

New book on women who perform as men
Leader of ‘Man for a Day’ workshops explores gender-bending ‘drag king’ performance

Sex, Drag, and Male Roles
Investigating Gender as Performance
By Diane Torr and Stephen J. Bottoms
Cloth: 978-0-472-07102-9 / $70.00
Paper: 978-0-472-05102-1 / $26.95
Publication Date: October 2010

Performance artist Diane Torr has been experimenting with the performance of gender for thirty years—exploring everything from feminist go-go dancing to masculine power play. One of the key pioneers of "drag king" performance, Torr has been celebrated internationally for her gender transformation workshops, in which she has taught hundreds of ordinary women how to pass as men on city streets around the world. This cultural subterfuge appeals to participants for many different reasons: personal confidence-building, sexual frisson, gender subversion, trans-curiosity, or simply the appeal of disguise and role play.

The book blends first-person memoir and commentary from Torr with critical reflections and contextualization from leading performance critic Stephen Bottoms, including a consideration of the long cultural history of female-to-male cross-dressing. The book concludes with Torr’s "Do It Yourself" guide to becoming a "Man for a Day."

Diane Torr developed her cross-disciplinary art in the downtown New York art scene from 1976 to 2002. Now living in Scotland, Torr has earned an international reputation for her performances and gender transformation workshops (featured on HBO, BBC, and This American Life on NPR, among others). Her work is the focus of a feature film, Man for a Day. Stephen J. Bottoms is Wole Soyinka Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Leeds.

Sex, Drag, and Male Roles will be available in October 2010. A press kit is posted at www.press.umich.edu/mediakits. For author interviews, please contact Heather Newman., Trade Marketing Manager, University of Michigan Press, 734-615-6477 or newmanh@umich.edu



3. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, at Taschen, Manhattan, book signing Sept. 29

Franc Palaia, FF ALumn, has work in the new book Trespass. A book signing will be help on September 29 at 107 Greene Street, Manhattan. RSVP store-ny@taschen.com



4. Colette, Betty Tompkins, FF Alumns, at James Graham and Sons, Manhattan, opening Sept. 23

Colette and Betty Tompkins, FF Alumns, have work in the group exhibition "Consider the Oyster", opening September 23rd at James Graham and Sons, 32 #. 67th Street, Manhattan.



5. Jacki Apple, FF Alumn at Exit Art, Manhattan, thru Nov. 24

Jacki Apple's historical video interviews and documentaries, photo documentation and texts, along with a current audio interview are in the Exit Art exhibition"Alternative Histories"- a history of New York City alternative art spaces and projects since the 1960s. Through audio interviews with founders and key staff. a reading room of magazines and publications, documentation, ephemera and narrative descriptions, the exhibition will tell the story of pioneer spaces like Apple, Fashion Moda, Franklin Furnace, The Kitchen, 112 Greene Street, and 130 more, and their significant contribution to the cultural fabric of New York City. Apple was co-director of Apple 1969-74, and co-founder and first curator of Franklin Furnace 1976-80.

She was the curator of "Alternatives in Retrospect: An Historical Overview 1969-1975" at the New Museum, NYC. 1981.

Thank you.

Jacki Apple



6. Jack Waters, Peter Cramer, Barbara Hammer, FF Alumns, at MoMA, Manhattan, September 20

Jack Waters and Peter Cramer are guest respondents with Barbara Hammer
and Maria Pramaggiore, Professor of Film Studies at North Carolina State University
following the screening of Barbara Hammer's film "Nitrate Kisses" in which they appear

September 20 Monday @ 7pm.
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd St.



7. Gearoid Dolan, FF Alumn, at DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, Sept. 24-26

Target Assault, a multimedia video performance series, winner of NYSCA's Film, Media and New Technologies award

DUMBO Arts Festival 2010, Sept. 24-26
performances from 8pm - 11pm each night

Target Assault comprises a set of animated digital video clips of a climbing figure which are projected onto architectural structures to the effect of the climber seeming to climb the structure. The video projections emanate from the newly designed V.R.A.G. 2010, a projection device that mimics the ability of an artillery gun to point and shoot in multiple directions and is interactive in that the operator can change content on the fly: I call the system the VRAG (Video Remix Artillery Gun). The performer operates the projector by pointing it to the target and roving the structure with images. It has an array of buttons along the projector handles that allow him to change/edit/mix the video content. He plays the projector like a musical instrument, hitting different surfaces with different clips and endless combinations of clips. The VRAG is designed to look military, to look like a weapon, but to deliver no damage, to do nothing dangerous, but look threatening. Target Assault is a series of visual "assaults" on potential terrorist targets around New York City, by a weaponless naked figure in the form of animated light. The nude figure, devoid of all potential harm, climbs the structure, traverses a portion and returns to the ground. The figure continues to climb the structure into the night, with continuously varying sequences. It is a projected image, offering no potential harm to the structure, leaving no trace. Target Assault presents a powerful image of intervention, of interaction between the most basic human form and the structure. A strange hybrid of tactical assault and embrace, emphasized by the use of the V.R.A.G.

Check website for further info and further scheduled Target Assault performances

This project is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency



8. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at Cornelia Street Café, Manhattan, Sept. 27

Roberta Allen & Writing Workshop Members
will read at
The Cornelia Street Cafe
Monday Sept. 27th
6-8 PM
29 Cornelia Street





9. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Green-wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Oct. 9

angels and accordions returns. october 9th at green-wood cemetery.
if you are a fan, please help us make it happen. if you're not a fan, well, you probably haven't been there.
if you've pledged, thank you thank you thank you!


A cast of thirty angels, mysterious and serene, multiply and re-materialize throughout Green-Wood Cemetery’s beautiful rolling hills; music from a nearby accordionist floats through the air. Your pulse slows. Your eyes start to catch things you didn't know they could.

This City of the Dead, for just a moment, brings the unexpected to life. This is the magic- quiet and sometimes strange- of "Angels & Accordions."

Alison Tocci, President of all the Time Out publications, called Angels and Accordions her President’s Best Pick, presenting us with an award through the Municipal Arts Society! And some 10,000+ audience members agree, with many returning over and over during its extraordinary six year run.

There's just one thing missing to make this final performance of Angels and Accordions the biggest, best and most unforgettable of all: YOU.

With a large cast, acclaimed creators, and the super-talented people working behind the scenes who make it all happen (costume designers, stage managers, rehearsal directors, etc.), this is an expensive production.

We need you, your mom, your facebook friends and everybody else you know to join in and help make the farewell "Angels" an event we'll be remembering for a long time.

Keep innovative art alive in NYC! Choose the level of support (and accompanying reward) that's right for you. Then come on out and see the show October 9th and tell your friends you made it all happen. No matter what pledge you were able to make, you'll be telling the truth!

Help us use the arts to bring people and places, past and present together in new and exciting ways.




10. Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, in the Wall Street Journal, Sept. 20

An article about my work is in today's Wall Street Journal!

The online video, came out last week & did not run today (which is a pity as it covers different material & is more accurate) but nonetheless, I am pleased and excited!

Below is the link (for those of us who do not get the paper)!
- Robbin




11. Alicia Grullon, FF Alumn, on NY1 television, and more

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

Please go to the following links for some exciting news on the Latin American Biennial. The first link will take you to the interview (in Spanish).

Group interview on "Pura Politica" for NY1 on my upcoming performance on October 6, 2010 at 4 pm at Bronx Museum of the Arts and the 2nd Latin American Biennial which runs from September 16 to November 30, 2010. Locations vary. Click below for word doc and info on the Latin American Biennial:


There will also be a symposium at the Bronx Museum of the Arts on October 10th, 2010. I will be presenting. I will post exact times on my website. www.aliciagrullon.com



12. Jessica Ann Peavy, FF Alumn in Art in Odd Places Festival 2010, Oct. 1-10

Lana Sanders • (310) 754-5262 • AiOPpr@gmail.com • www.artinoddplaces.org


A festival exploring the odd, ordinary, and ingenious in the spectacle of daily life.


Art in Odd Places (AiOP), New York City’s annual public art and performance festival, is pleased to announce its 2010 event to take place from October 1 to October 10, 2010, along 14th Street in Manhattan from Avenue C to the Hudson River. The festival will feature approximately 30 artists from New York and beyond, who will apply their practice to an unconventional structure—playing off the idiosyncrasies inherent to the urban plane.

The selected projects will be informed by various interpretations of the term CHANCE, including proposition, luck, randomness, risk, and opportunity, as they explore 14th Street’s rich history, configuration, and heterogeneous communities.

"We regard 14th Street as a space where disparate communities converge. Organizing a show that takes place in such a fluid environment, creates an opportunity for unpredictable exchanges and spatial revelations for all involved," say guest curators Yaelle Amir and Petrushka Bazin.

Projects include group walks mining the streets of downtown to discover and perform new folk rituals, interactive public projections encouraging community building, and handmade clay impressions made to record often overlooked architectural details along 14th street. Also featured are sound performances via roving boom boxes, a manual filtration system transporting water from the East River to the Hudson River by foot, and a site-specific dance performance based on chance procedures and indeterminacy.

Chance in the arts provides a means for escaping the biases engrained in our personality by our culture and personal past history, that is, it is a means of attaining greater generality.
- George Brecht, in: Chance-Imagery, 1966
The term "chance" instantly evokes thoughts of opportunity, luck, risk, and determinate order. An amorphous and yet intelligible idea, chance yields outcomes that are at once symmetrical and irregular. Behind serendipitous occurrences there is often veiled order, with every possibility there is ultimately a risk. Chance as an experience is therefore open-ended—leaving one to question if there is in fact structure to chaos, or true luck in probability.

Focusing primarily on performance and experimental sound-based works for their correspondence to chance operations, the participating artists explore the festival’s theme in several ways. Playing off the idiosyncrasies inherent to the urban terrain, and specifically 14th Street, Liene Bosquê and Nicole Seisler, BroLab Collective, Christopher Dameron and Annika Newell, Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Thomas Dexter, Elastic City, and Nancy Nowacek reveal undetected aspects of the city, accordingly forming a distinct archive of their findings through performance, sound installations, and walks. Mike Estabrook, Scott Kildall, and Simonetta Moro map the civic plane and its inhabitants through statistical data, scientific research and observation by participatory means. Stemming from the festival’s general theme, artists and performers Einat Amir, The Cunningham Repertory Understudy Group, Linda Hesh, Irvin Morazan, Sheryl Oring, Santo Tolone, and Bryan Zanisnik rely on principles of chance and randomness to give structure to their works. Elements of chance and risk-taking shape projects by Carrie Dashow, Green Map System, Jessica Ann Peavy, Andrew Tosiello, and Maya Suess, as they invite passersby to take part in an assortment of games including a scavenger hunt, Craps, and lottery. Also reliant on participation, Flux Factory, Heather Hart, Paul Notzold, and Dannielle Tegeder bring together the diverse inhabitants of 14th Street to form a community by way of communication and exchange.

Public art as a construct submits to the laws of chance, with the viewer being given the choice to directly interact with the work as spectator or participant. Performers and observers alike are provided the opportunity to broaden the scope of their experiences, as well as the understanding of society and their environs. This year’s projects emphasize the potential for dynamic exchange between public and culture, thus presenting an expanded outlook on art, city dwelling, and social conventions. Addressing the distinct manifestations of chance—the festival aims to draw connections between past and present, visible and obscured, consumer and producer. In so doing, passersby become willing accomplices in the unpredictable exchanges, surprise collaborations, and instances of spatial revelation posited by these unique public experiences.

- Yaelle Amir and Petrushka Bazin, 2010

WHO: Approximately thirty artists and performers from around the world.
Guest curators: Yaelle Amir and Petrushka Bazin. Directed by Ed Woodham.
Collaborating Organizations are openhousenewyork, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Theaterlab, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and The Wooster Collective.
WHAT: Art in Odd Places 2010: CHANCE is the 6th annual NYC festival featuring tours, performance, interventions, installations, sound and more in public spaces. For more about the event’s history, visit

WHEN: October 1 to October 10, 2010; for schedule, visit www.artinoddplaces.org.
Opening Reception: Friday, October 1, 7-9pm Theaterlab, 137 W. 14th Street (RSVP: AiOPpr@gmail.com) Featuring performances by Einat Amir, Mike Estabrook, Bryan Zanisnik, and others.

WHERE: 14th Street, Avenue C to the Hudson River, New York City.
Subways: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W to Union Square; 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, F, V to 14th Street.
L to First Avenue, Third Avenue, Union Square, Sixth Avenue, and Eighth Avenue.
Maps are available at …
The Educational Alliance -14th Street Y, Pratt Manhattan, TheaterLab
Special Festival Events
Panel Discussion: Friday, October 8, 7pm Organized by Marc and Sara Schiller of The Wooster Collective. Pratt Manhattan Gallery 144 W 14th St, 2nd Floor. www.woostercollective.com
Comedy Event: Date/Time TBA, Organized by Courtenay Finn
Screening: Saturday, October 9, 7pm "Something" An evening of video art curated by Marco Antonini. Pratt Manhattan Gallery 144 W 14th St, 2nd Floor.

WHY: Art in Odd Places (AiOP) aims to present art that stretches the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. AiOP reminds us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas. AiOP is a project of GOH Productions. www.gohproductions.com.

CONTACT: Lana Sanders, Press Director AiOPpr@gmail.com, (310) 754-5262
Ed Woodham, AiOP Director info@artinoddplaces.org, (347) 350-4242



13. Yael Kanarek, FF Alumn, at bitforms gallery, Manhattan, thru Oct. 16, and more

Yael Kanarek
September 7 – October 16, 2010

bitforms gallery
529 West 20th St
New York, NY
2nd Floor Main Space:
Tue-Sat,11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
6th Floor Project Room:
Wed-Sat, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM


bitforms presents Yael Kanarek: Notyetness

bitforms gallery is pleased to announce Notyetness, a third solo exhibition by Yael Kanarek. With an art practice that centers on the marriage of language and space, Kanarek studies inner landscape and its intersection with the geopolitical plane. Employing modes of authorship such as storytelling and multilingualism, Kanarek manipulates the biographical predisposition of cultural associations. Her work enters spaces of meaning determined by a global network and the negotiation of identity that occurs when confronted with multiple systems.

As an Israeli-American, Kanarek's perception is tempered with an awareness of post-national borderlines. Notyetness, the exhibition's title, is borrowed from an essay by curator Reem Fadda who uses the term to describe the Palestinian national project. A driving force of action and self-regeneration, notyetness proposes a constant lack and a state of temporal future arrangements in Palestinian/Isreali reality. A break in the period of digress, it is a zone where everything is possible. It is a patient moment that emerges in spatial metamorphoses and disfiguration.

Playing with temporality, the video work "Clock: Jerusalem to Tel Aviv" uses footage shot from the window of a taxi van and synchronizes the clips to an annual clock. Structured to reflect current time, the orderly night landscape along Highway 1 changes subtly—keeping the viewer continuously on the road somewhere between the two cities. Likened to the idea of time travel, Kanarek poses a theoretical beginning in the ancient city, and an ending in one that is modernized and cosmopolitan.

In the exhibition Kanarek also uses the square as a basic metaphor for space. At the surface of these works is a territory that is marked by both Modernism and globalization. "Narratives about the struggle over space are universal," says Kanarek. "I am interested in psychological spaces of action."

Probing this universality, the series Nude melds subject and medium. In these squarely formatted linguistic compositions, the meaning of spatial construct becomes loaded with psychological baggage. Using bright blues, green and yellow the words "not yet" in Hebrew and Arabic are organized in the picture plane, describing a collective feeling of mixed emotion. Likewise the word "white" configures the new interpretations of selected modernist icons, such as Josef Albers "Homage to the Square". Through the shuffling of physical properties that construct our use of language (matter, shape and sound), Kanarek's work examines how verbal signifiers operate emotionally. Also part of the exhibit is an intense look at formal construction of the swastika.

Sensing the body as a creator and destroyer of space, Kanarek tangles her relationship with the viewer by violently cutting a love letter out of the gallery wall. Left in a state of demolition, chunks of text sit in remnants along the floor. An area of negotiation, the gallery walls are marked by the artist in a primal manipulation of territory and relationship. Also visceral, but on a different scale, clay sculptures in the gallery draw upon personal and imaginative gestures. Using vocabularies of jewelry and gaming, Kanarek slices into the clay with gold and silver findings, or inserts her fingers to render the clay into dice.


Concurrent exhibitions with Yael Kanarek
Aug 24 – Sept 19, Chico CA:
Illiterature at the Chico State University Art Gallery
Sep 24 – Dec 18, Boulder CO:
ArchiTECHtonica at CU Art Museum
Oct 13– Jan 30, Athens, Greece:
The Politics of Art at the National Museum of Contemporary Art

For images and more information:



14. Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens, FF Alumns, at Farnsworth Park Ampitheater, Altadena, CA, Oct. 23, and more


Because N.A.S.A. has bombed the Moon prospecting for water...(really!) and because we are poisoning all of our water here on Earth at an alarming rate... and because Appalachian Mountains and the ecosystems they support are being destroyed by mountain top removal coal mining... we will have two weddings this fall, in order to inspire more love for our environment, as well as love for each other.

Farnsworth Park Amphitheater, in Los Angeles (Altadena), CA.
Officiated by the venerable Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping Choir http://www.revbilly.com/
SATURDAY, OCT. 23, 201 Gather: 6:00 PM, Ceremony: 6:30-8:00, Reception: 8:00-9:00


Galbreath Memorial Chapel at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
Homily by the heroic mountain keeper Larry Gibson http://mountainkeeper.blogspot.com/
SATURDAY, NOV. 6, 2010. Gather 2:30 PM, Ceremony 3:00-5:00. Reception: 5:00-6:30.

ATTIRE: Please WEAR PURPLE and dress in theme(s) of the wedding:
Water, Moon, Mountains, 6th chakra (third eye,) and the romantic, ecosensual love of nature.

FOR ALL THE WEDDING DETAILS: http://loveartlab.org/cal.php?cal_id=118
See Invitation; Artist Statement; Call for Collaborators; and Everything You Need to Know


We have asked for "no material gifts" for our past eight weddings (all of which we did in the past five years). The LA wedding will be our biggest production yet and it will be totally free and open to the public. This time, we welcome monetary gifts to help us cover some of our production costs. In exchange you get your name in the program and some cool art stuff like "Ecosexual" bumper-stickers, a post card sent to you from our honeymoon, and Annie's panties bronzed by Beth. This is a great way to collaborate with us and would help to us spread the love, and so easy to do on our Kickstarter link.


at the glamorous Disney Theater (L.A.). Join us at this uplifting, inspiring performance.
After the wedding they are taking their "Earth-a-lujuah! Earth-a-lujah! Tour up the coast to Santa Cruz and San Francisco.
Details and reservations at http://www.revbilly.com/events/cali-tour

OCT 24. ECOSEX HONEYMOON SYMPOSIUM at the wonderful Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA.
Together we will deepen our understanding of what Sexecology and ecosexuality are all about. Panels, performances, moon pies, and more.


Opening reception of our exhibit at Trisolini Gallery in Athens, Ohio.

Nov. 5- SEXECOLOGICAL WALKING TOUR. Meet at the Pond, Ohio University.

Nov. 12th-Jan 27th. SEXECOLOGY. Purple Wedding ephemera installation at the magnificent Kennedy Museum.

Dec. 18. OUR ANNIVERSARY. We begin the last year of our 7 year Love Art Laboratory project. (Inspired by artist Linda M. Montano)


Thanks to everyone already collaborating with us on this work in progress! We'll get back to you soon and get all your names up on our web site asap!
For help with this invitation thanks to Tessa Wills (Kickstarter assistance) JulianCash.com (our wedding portrait), Lady Monster (production help,) Femina Potens, and the Center For Sex and Culture.


FOR MORE INFORMATION and to view documentation from our past weddings: http://loveartlab.org/cal.php?cal_id=118

With ecosexual love,

Please do forward and post freely.



15. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, at Jalopy Theater, Brooklyn, Sept. 26

The Ullage Group proudly, but earnestly, announces its ninth presentation, "Marching to Utopia." We will acquaint you with a few schemes for the betterment of mankind.

Lisa Hirschfield will act as your tour guide at the University of Science and Philosophy, which promised to end the age-old dispute between science and religion. Explore space, time, love, and the Oneness of All, as revealed to Walter and Lao Russell, the USP's evangelists.

Anthony Matt will discuss the rise and fall of the Oneida Community, which prospered for 40 years in the mid 19th century in upstate NY. The community was founded on a curious form of free love, and eventually dissolved into a silverware company.

Doug Skinner will talk about the legendary Order of Judas Iscariot, a small but influential fraternal organization that affected the early direction of the American experiment.

We will hold forth at the Jalopy Theater, 315 Columbia St., Brooklyn, NY; Sunday, Sept. 26, at 3 pm. Admission is only $5. More info is at www.ullagegroup.com; directions are at www.jalopy.biz.



16. Linda Mary Montano, FF Alumn, in Kingston, NY, Oct. 10




LINDA MARY MONTANO: IN MOVEMENT FOR 7 HOURS. Montano who has a movement disorder, will take this opportunity to heal by moving continuously while blindfolded. Now, a practicing Roman Catholic, Montano who completed a 14 year exploration of the 7 CHAKRAS, now studies the 7 SACRAMENTS and 7 GLANDS.

LISA BARNARD: MASTER OF CEREMONIES FOR 7 HOURS: Barnard will orchestrate/time the performance and sonically introduce each gland with an improvised song.

12 NOON-1PM: SUSUN WEED: OVARIES/TESTES. Weed has recently finished her book about the ovaries and will share her wisdom concerning this gland while blindfolded.

1PM-2PM: ZACHERY HUMISTON: PANCREAS: Humiston has gland information from many cultures and medical/spiritual disciplines which he will share while blindfolded.

2pm-3pm: DR. ART CHANDLER: ADRENALS: DR. Chandler will enliven the adrenals while blindfolded.

3PM-4PM: BARBARA BASH: THYMUS: Bash will share her insights about compassion, non-violence and the heart while blindfolded.

4PM-5PM: BONNIE SMITH: THYROID: Smith will share her knowledge of hypothyroidism while blindfolded.

5PM-6PM: DR. MARC GROSSMAN: PINEAL: Dr.Grossman will explore the psychology of seeing while blindfolded.

6PM-7PM: LIN LERNER: PITUITARY: Lerner will share Tibetan visualizations of happiness for all while blindfolded.


Montano: 845 -246-4482



17. Maria the Korean Bride, FF Alumn, fall news

Dear Friends, Fans, Participants, Sponsors, Backers and Paid VIP Members,

Here’s a quick update on Maria the Korean Bride.

After being on the road for fifteen days, getting married every other day, drove for over 2,500 miles on this trip, I must say it feels good to be home! I have been successfully married 49th times in 49 different states. In case you are wondering, I just completed Montana, North and South Dakota, Wyoming and Idaho.

Yes, this means my last, 50th Wedding, Grand Finale is only left to go which will be in May of 2011. After the New Year, I will be busy making plans for the Grand Finale, hopefully with some media attention as well. Any interested volunteers please let me know! Speaking of media attention, NBC and CBS based out of North Dakota and Wyoming came to witness the wedding as well. And over 100 + attended the wedding reception in Wyoming.

Links below relates to the TV coverage and Newspaper reviews:




Most importantly, THANK YOU everyone for believing in this project!
Until then,
Maria (the Korean Bride)
212 528 9976



18. Oliver Orion, FF Alumn, releases new music video

Hello World,

I publicly apologize that I've made a music video for the song "Donkey Beef" from the Big Little Dipper Dipper album that came out this summer. After enjoying it (or deciding to no longer be friends with me), why not consider passing the beef to a colleague or loved-one? Thank you!



Donkey Beef
Official Donkey Beef music video, directed by Oliver Orion. From the album Hockey Star, on Eleven Records[ http://www.elevenrecords.com ].

Filmed in Tangier/Souk el-Had, Morocco and Seattle. June/July 2010. Featuring Big Little Dipper Dipper (Jason Webley, Caitlin Rippey, Oliver Orion), Aaron Shay (face-beefed), Kat Stromberger (Beef drapper), Alex T. Young and Christophe Salaün (with burgers), Simo Fettaka (attempting to ride a donkey), The General (the donkey he attempted to ride), and Vega Violet Alia Barrada Gullette as pure genius.

No donkeys were intentionally harmed during the making of this film. What became of them after the filming is up for debate. Yum.



19. Danielle Abrams, FF Alumn, at Cooper Union’s Great Hall, Oct. 9-10

Danielle Abrams presents at the Creative Time Summit: Revolutions in Public Practice II
The Great Hall at The Cooper Union School of Art, 7 E. 7th Street, NYC
October 9 and 10
Tickets are $25-$50 and can be purchased at creativetime.org/summit
The Summit will also be streamed live over the web at creativetime.org/summit

Danielle Abrams



20. Zlatko Kopljar, FF Alumn, at Oratorio di S. Ludovico, Venice, Italy, Oct. 17

Venezia, Oratorio di S.Ludovico, September 26 sett./October 17, 2010
Opening: September 25 at 6 pm
The show is open Friday to Sunday, 3pm to 7pm and by appointment calling 0039.333.6763246

K13 is a complex project. In the work of the Croatian Zlatko Kopljar (born in Zenica,1962, graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice with Carmelo Zotti), all pieces are initialled "K" and numbered cronologically ("konsrukcija" in Croatian, stands for construction), and represent a diverse but coherent body of installation/performance/sculpture/photography/video. The general theme, as again and always in the arts, is the critical presence of the artist in society. The Artist as a witness, even if incapable of inducing changes, or otherwise passive testimony, as in the series of photographs "Compassion" in which the artist is represented in a dark formal suit, kneeling in front of buildings, symbol of power and globalized culture. A prayer and/or a silent protester. The artist-performer becomes a "public body", and so he represents and administers a truth of a collective value.

K13, which was showed first in Graz this year and then at the Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art, is being presented to the Italian public at the Oratory of San Ludovico in Venice. K13 consists of an installation/sculpture "of light" and a video. The first is a luminous object, about 3 meters in height, glowing with neon tubes which illuminate it, for which the Oratory has had to supplement its normal power supply. The excessive light is intended to make it seem immaterial. The video, on the other hand, presents the artist moving through a thick wooded area in an uncertain twilight, advancing towards the Tower of Light. The scene is steeped in peace, the camera motionless.The luminous structure which he reaches seems to take on a mythical value, whose special properties emerge from its energetic potentiality. K13 starts out with the reflection of the artist on the monument/non monument of Zagreb: the "tower of light" of the bulb factory, TEZ, now in disuse for the delocalization of the production in China. The tower is a bizarre functional building dating back to the 60’s:several storeys high but very narrow, it was a testing area for the bulbs which, remaining turned on with brilliant light day and night, and constituted a recognizable reference point of the city for a long period. This purely functional and luminous architecture, just now when it has been turned off, has become an ideal lighthouse: a lighthouse of hope for the culture of a community which finds itself having to struggle to defend ethic values and collective memories.

If the light is a metaphor for many things: of justice, of the divine, of consciousness and of reason, and of life itself, it is, above all a metaphor of itself. That which is, is. The light, shining, tells its own truth. The light is, before all else, the metaphor of truth. And nothing gives more value and strength to a protest than its own, intrinsic truth.

The show "K13" by Zlatko Kopljar is produced by Associazione Culturale Nuova Icona in collaboration with Associazione E:,Venezia. With collaboration of Susanna Fabris.
Patronage by Ministery of Culture of Croatia and of Muzej Suvremene Umjetnosti / Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb.
Oratorio di S. Ludovico is in Venezia, Dorsoduro, Calle dei Vecchi 2552 (near Fondamenta S.Sebastiano)
(closer waterbus stop "San Basilio", lines 2/ 61/ 62)
INFO: Nuova Icona, Giudecca, calle dell’Olio 454, 30133 Venezia - tel/fax 00 39 041 521 010 - info@nuovaicona.org – www.nuovaicona.org
Associazione "E:", Complesso SS. Cosma e Damiano, Giudecca 621, 30133 Venezia
fra@e-ven.net – www.e-ven.net



21. Steve Dietz, Rick Rinehart, FF Alumns, at Berkeley Art Museum, CA, thru Nov. 30

Jeff Crouse: Unlogo
September 1, 2010 - November 30, 2010

Unlogo was co-curated by Steve Dietz, Jaime Austin, and Richard Rinehart and is co-presented by the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive and ZER01.



22. Joyce Kozloff, FF Alumn, at DC Moore Gallery, Manhattan, opening Oct. 2

Joyce Kozloff, FF Alumn, presents "Navigational Triangles" from October 2-30, 2010 at DC Moore Gallery, 724 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan. Opening reception and book signing, Oct. 2, 4-6 pm.



23. Moe Angelos, Jessica Chalmers, Jennifer Tipton, Marianne Weems, FF Alumns, at Montclair State University, NJ, Sept. 23-Oct. 3

JET LAG - Tickets on Sale Now!
Thurs., Sept. 23 & 30; Fri., Sept. 24 & Oct. 1 • 7:30pm
Sat., Sept. 25 & Oct. 2 • 8:00pm
Sun., Sept. 26 & Oct. 3 • 3:00pm
All tickets $15
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University (NJ)
Transportation from Manhattan is easy!
We hope you can join us for the first re-mount of our acclaimed 1998 production, JET LAG. Developed in collaboration with celebrated architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, (recent creators of the High Line and the new Lincoln Center), JET LAG was hailed by the European press as "the future of theater" when it premiered and is based on two actual personalities in recent history, whose lives were enmeshed in complications of contemporary technologies.

This production has been remounted with the generous support of Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ), the National Endowment for the Arts and the Baryshnikov Arts Center.

Performed by Moe Angelos*, Jess Barbagallo, Nick Bonnar, David Pence, Kristen Sieh*, Joseph Silovsky

Directed by Marianne Weems
Design, story and video concept by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Video Designer Christopher Kondek
Sound Designer Dan Dobson
Lighting Designer Jennifer Tipton
Writer/Dramaturg Jessica Chalmers
Company Dramaturg James Gibbs
3D Design and Animation by dbox
Costume Design Ellen McCartney
Video Co-Designer/Operator Austin Switser
Video Associate Jared Mezzocchi
Lighting Associates Tyler Micoleau, Laura Mroczkowski
Production Manager Neal Wilkinson
Technical Director Josh Higgason
Costume Coordinator Andreea Mincic
Production Stage Manager Megan Schwarz Dickert*
Managing Director Erica Laird

Based on an original idea by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

*Courtesy of Actor's Equity Association



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